We love learning together in Class Three and we hope that you’ll enjoy sharing in our journey. We know we already send homework but there are lots of other ways that you can join in and help us in our learning journey. We’ll share those with you on this page along with links to regular detailed posts about our learning.
Please do check back regularly to see what we are doing.
In maths we are still working on our knowledge of number. This week we have been thinking about number sequences, when we look at a sequence of numbers we look for patterns and, by using our knowledge of number, we can work out missing items in a sequence.We can even do this when the pattern involves multiplication, division and/or decimal numbers. If you are learning from home, or if you want extra practice, we like this lesson with Mr C – you’ll need paper, pencil, a ruler and a quiet place to think. You’ll also find he gives you a tricky problem at the beginning – it’s one of those annoying trick problems – once you’ve learned it, you could puzzle your friends and family.
We have also spent a lot of time looking at shapes – we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and are able to spot and name many of their features. We’ve shared this video before, but it’s a great catchy tune to help you remember your angles.
In science we will be learning about Materials. We will think about their properties and compare and contrast different materials. We will think about things like hardness, strength, flexibility, electrical and thermal conductivity and we will use these properties to evaluate the effectiveness of a given material. In the slideshow (above) you can see us testing the stretchiness of different materials.
As the weeks progress we will think more deeply about how the properties of materials can be harnessed to help us by looking at and taking apart specific items, including a thermos flask.
In English we are currently thinking about non-chronological report writing. This means that we do not follow a time format to group our writing (beginning, middle, end) but instead we look at the features of the information we want to convey and group (paragraph) according to that. This week we have been using mythical creatures, such as the leprechaun to inspire our writing.
We are also looking carefully at grammar and how our knowledge of english grammar, can help us to write more engagingly. We will be looking particularly at the use of expanded noun phrases. If you are learning from home, or if you just want a bit of extra help, this lesson is a great help with coming to terms with expanded noun phrases. You will need a pen or pencil, some paper, a quiet place to think and, of course, your brain.
In geography we will be looking at aspects of both physical and human geography. In physical geography we will think about key features such as rivers and mountains and in human geography we will look at the different ways in which human influences have changed our environment. We will think about types of settlement, how we use our natural resources (including for energy), how we use our land and the impact of trade links.
In computing we are looking at how we can organise and handle data using different applications. We will be using Microsoft Office to produce our own graphs and look at the different graphs available to best address our data. We will learn the difference between bar charts, scatter graphs, line graphs and pie charts.
In R.E. we will be thinking about how Christians are called to be like God and how it sometimes takes courage to live and follow in God’s footsteps.
We will also be looking at God as a gift giver and thinking what it means when we say that God is always near.