Welcome to Year 3
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Analysing Roald Dahl
In English, we have been learning about Roald Dahl and have read The Enormous Crocodile, George's Marvellous Medicine and The Twits. We have created our own story maps to retell a story, written our stories and dialogue between characters, and debated whether Mr Kranky's idea to go into business mass producing George's Marvellous Medicine was ingenious, crazy or greedy.
Lots of Maths!
In maths this term, as well as learning lots about number, place value and doing calculations, we have learnt about 3D shapes. We had to make 3D shapes using straws and plasticine, deciding how the number of edges and vertices needed and the faces to be created and put together.
Having learnt about famous inventions and achievements of the Ancient Egyptians (which include telling the time using shadows or water, creating paper using papyrus, creating a written number system and learning about the human body to name just a few), we set about making our own model Shadufs. These were a mechanism used to lift water from the River Nile to water or irrigate the land. Our design had to work properly so that when we pulled the bucket down, the weight at the other end caused it to rise again. Although it was a challenge, everyone succeeded!
In Term 1, Year 3 have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We have used our learning about Gods and Goddesses to think about what type of character we are and what special abilities or superpowers we have or would like.