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We heart Maths

This weeks maths learning began with comparing objects. All of the children played the role of place value counters whilst the rest of the class decided if the comparison was greater than, lesser than or equal to. We had lots of fun and we were really good at it. To help us remember which way the greater than and lesser than symbol should face we just need to remember the greedy crocodile ALWAYS eats the biggest number. Below are the comparison crocodiles that we use to help us. Don't forget to take a look at the pictures of us during our maths role play!

Comparison Crocs

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Science - ROCKS!!

This term in science we are learning about rocks and soil. We began by learning the names of the 3 different types of rocks; igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. The names are rather unusual and tricky for us to remember so Miss Parry got us to say them using silly voices, we really enjoyed it and it helped a lot too. To help us remember how the rocks are formed we decided to bring a little drama into the classroom. We all worked together acting out the different roles. It's hard to tell what is happening in the pictures but put our knowledge and memory to the test and see if we can tell you all about them. Below is a link to a video we watched last week, feel free to take a look and then you too can can be as knowledgeable as us!

 

 

European cafe is a hit!

On Thursday 28th September Southdale opened its doors welcoming you all to our European art cafe. Year 3 had the opportunity to show off all of their amazing hard work this half term. Our European artist was Henry Moore. We created fact files, developed our sketching skills and even turned our hand to clay sculptures. I'm sure you'll agree that Henry Moore himself would be impressed! Below are some pictures of our final finished pieces of work, alongside some of the fun lesson work we did! We hope you enjoyed the afternoon!

Maths play

Practice your maths skills at home and show your all of your friends and family your expert knowledge on hundreds tens and one in the place value game. Click the link below to begin.

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/numbers_to_1000/

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Maths is fun!

Last week we began looking at number lines and decided to take our learning outdoors to create a human number line. We have been learning to estimate where a number will be positioned on a blank number line. Our number lines had different starting and end points e.g. 0-100 or 0-1000 and the children had to position themselves where they thought the number would be. We then went back into class to continue the work in our books.

Great website for home

Mrs Randall from 3RR found really useful website and we wanted to share it with you. It is called Oxford Owls and has lots of resources for you to use at home. It has activities and tips around reading and has 250 free ebooks to read! The best thing of all, it's FREE!

Click on the link below to go to the site.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

On Friday the 22nd September we had an amazing school trip to the sculpture park. Luckily we had the weather on our side and the sun was shinning brightly all morning. Our favourite part of the trip was discovering all of the Henry Moore sculptures. All of our faces lit up as we spotted them across the gardens. The children really enjoyed using what they had learnt in art and practising their sketching skills. A passer by even commented on how well behaved we were and at the level of concentration. Well done children! smiley

Sports Day!

On the 19th September all of the children took part in a very successful sports day and what a fantastic day we had! Unfortunately due to the rain overnight the field was too wet for it to be safe for the children to compete on so we had to arrange the activities for the school playground. This didn't stop us having a wonderful time. Well done to all of our athletes! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy. 

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