Ospreys are a Year 3 class taught by Miss Smith and we are supported by Mrs Hopton and Mrs Verrecchia. This year we are exploring what life was like between the Stone Age and the Iron Age and also taking a step back in time to study life as Ancient Egyptians!
Our Year 3 children are lucky enough to experience Forest School on a Thursday where they learn with Alex about how to light fires, make wooden necklaces, how to spot different types of birds and much more!
Learning objectives w.b. 22.1.18
Numeracy: To compare, add and subtract amounts of money. To solve reasoning and problem solving questions about money.
Literacy: To identify the features of a non chronological report. To plan and write the opening of our own non chronological report.
Literacy - To learn the features of a newspaper report. To begin to plan a newspaper article reporting the discovery of iron in the Iron Age.
Numeracy - Assessments.
Grammar - To use inverted commas in speech.
For a few weeks now, we have been practising written methods to help with trickier calculations. Here are some places to go if you're a little stuck:
Numeracy - To add pairs of two-digit numbers by partitioning. To subtract pairs of two-digit numbers by counting up.
Literacy - To write a set of instructions using time connectives.
Grammar - To know the difference between the subject and object with the personal pronoun.
Spelling - Words with the prefixes super-, auto-, anti- (e.g. autograph, superhero, antiseptic).
We decided to conserve our energy and keep cool on Sports Day before all the activities begun. We chose to make some certificates for children in Barn Owls to congratulate them on being great sports and for trying their best! We also wrote some poems about Sports Day using rhyming couplets and alliteration.
Two of our Sports Day poems:
Sports Day is here,
I went up for the long jump,
And landed with a bump.
I love doing sport,
I really want to go to the tennis court,
I don't want rain I just want Sun,
Until the race has begun.
I will play,
All day today,
I am having a blast,
Whilst I'm going really fast.
I go rowing,
And I do some throwing,
I wish this day would never end,
The finish line is just round the bend!!
We're going to have a lot of fun,
Let's hope the weather brings out the Sun,
There's parents to meet,
See all the running feet.
Parents sit in places,
All cheer for the day,
Go to your parents and say,
"It's time for lunch!"
Munch munch crunch crunch,
It's time for class race,
And I got first place.
Somebody's parent said,
"I'd rather be in bed",
I won the long jump,
But someone had a bump.
We are continuing to add to our canopic jars (thank you to everyone who brought in a Pringles tub or equivalent!) which started as a very messy project indeed! Here are some of our works in progress. We are hoping to finish them next week so watch this space...
After the announcement to Osprey class that Miss Smith wouldn't be setting any homework for half term, there was a sigh of despair from lots of us! So Miss Smith agreed to give us some links for games and activities that we could do if we fancied. She also said that if we wanted to practise reading scales it would be a great idea to make some cakes (or healthier baked goods!) and weigh the ingredients out with our adults help. There are some links below for activities to keep you busy!
We have been further exploring the Ancient Egypians this week and finding out about canopic jars. We researched what they were for and found there were four different animal heads, each containing a specific organ. We then carefully drew them paying attention to the colours that were used.
We have also written a class poem using homophones:
I like to help my neighbour who lives on the right,
It's right to be kind,
I know I'm right to help,
It's right to help day and night.
It's time to write about the right thing.
This week we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. Miss Smith challenged us to make as many different cuboids as we could using only 24 multilink cubes. Here are some of our brilliant efforts!
w.b. 17.4.17 - This week we have started learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We looked at how Egyptians used Hieroglyphs to write messages using symbols instead of letters. We had a go at using them to write our own names on a cartouche.
Osprey's visited Avebury Henge on Friday as part of our 'Stone Age to Iron Age' topic. We had a great day learning lots of new things. This included finding out about how henges are formed and some of us even got to run into one of the ditches!!
w.b. 13.3.17 - We love taking part in Mrs North's music lessons! Here are some pictures of us practising our songs with our recorders...
We also finished our Stonehenge silhouette pictures. Mrs Dando has backed them for us so they will be up on display after half term!
This week we are continuing to learn about fractions. We added and subtracted fractions with the same denominator. Here are some examples of our work.
Last week, we explored Stone Age cave paintings and had a go at drawing some ourselves. Miss Smith let us take off our shoes and go under the tables with 'candles' to draw on our 'cave walls'. Our favourite was the hand outlines!
This week, we painted around our own hands to make a class 'cave wall'. This is going up on our classroom door so everyone will be able to see our work.