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Week ending 01.03.24 

It’s been another fun-packed week in Mousehole class! The class loved their first orienteering lesson in PE and we worked hard on the importance of working collaboratively to reach the end goal; something we will continue to work on for this unit. The children loved discovering the different puzzle pieces before being like ‘Teamwork Tiger’ to put them together. Can they tell you what the map was of?

 

In English, we have started our Myths unit of work. The children have loved learning our WAGOLL: Theseus and the Minotaur. They have been creative with their own story maps and actions.

 

In maths, we have been using short multiplication method to work out our multiplications before using them to help us reason and solve problems.

 

We discovered how Alexander the Great impacted the world in History and enjoyed working collaboratively by using QR codes on the iPad to complete our own research.

 

Just a reminder that if the children are in my spelling and reading group (not Read Write Inc.) that our spelling tests are every Friday. This week is the first set of spellings from the new booklet.

Next week, on Thursday, we will be celebrating World Book Day with lots of fun around reading. The children can dress up as a book character. Please don’t go to any expense for this and use things you that the children already have at home.

Check out some of the Greek pots that the children have worked hard on below:

 


 

Mousehole Machine Dancing

A highlight from this first week back after half term has to be the Mousehole Machine dance. Watch Y3 perfrorm their final dance piece to you below. They have spent lessons perfecting their machine like moves and ideas to create this wonderful final piece. Well done Mousehole class I'm super proud of you!

 


Love Yourself Day 

Love Yourself Day

A lovely way to end our first Spring term. The children have all worked so so hard again this half term and have enjoyed lots of different learning across the curriculum. Can they tell you what their favourite learning has been this half term?

 


Archie Day and Safer Internet Day 

We had lots of Archie fun this morning with different activities and enjoyed parading in our outfits for St Anne's this afternoon. The children's and resident's smiles beamed from ear-to-ear.

Today has also been Safer Internet Day and we have learnt about the importance of telling a trusted adult when needed.

 


Week Ending 2/2/2024 

Number Day


Mousehole Class had great fun exploring the patterns that are created with multiplications.

Using a circle that had been divided into 10 equal spaces, we connected the digits based on the ones number in a given times table i.e. 3, 6, 9 the 2 of 12, the 5 of 15, the 8 of 18 etc, until we returned to 0 (our starting point). Once we had completed the 2, 3 and 4 times tables and examined the shapes we had made, we then predicted which pattern the 6 times table would match. We thought the 6s would match the 3s as we had learnt in previous maths lessons that the 6 times table is double the 3. It turns out the 6s match the 4s. This puzzled us for a while until we had completed the 7s (which matched the 3s) and the 8s (which matched the 2s). We had a theory that the number bonds to 10 had the same patterns, so we completed the 9s and 1s to see if they matched. They did. Mathematical magic! 

 


Creative Haiku Poem Challenge 

Have a look at some of our fabulous entries for the Fowey Festival that we created this week. We took our learning of Haiku poems a step further by creating some new Haikus with the competition topic of 'Beaches'. We will be sending off our entries soon!

 


Marvellous Mousehole Mathematicians  

Mousehole class have been super when multiplying and dividing by 3 and 4 this week. Keep rehearsing at home! 'Hit the Button' is a great free online game to help repeat times tables at home!

 


Spring Week 1 

It has been a super start to the Spring term. We have started our new topic-‘What’s so amazing about the Ancient Greeks?’ by constructing a timeline as a class about the different eras within it. The children worked hard in groups to do this and then presented the facts about their era.

In English, we have starting our learning about Japanese Haiku poems-can your child tell you how many lines and syllables they have? We have started our multiplication and division unit in maths and will have a particular focus around multiplying and dividing by 3, 4 and 8 over the next week.

We have started to learn about the Hindu faith in RE and in art we are began our learning by looking at who the sculpture Antoni Gaudi was.

We have started our machines topic dance and there were some great robotic moves this week!


Please see the document attached which shows our learning for this term.

  

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Merry Christmas!! 

 

Festive Mousehole Mice!

We have been full of festive cheer these last couple of weeks.

We decorated the classroom with the wonderful winter paintings and cards as well as the very sparkly pharaoh heads that the children all worked so hard on. They bring smiles and joy to all who visit the classroom (and to lucky us who have them decorating our walls).

Hunt the Issy, singing carols at St Anne's, visiting our Brunel Christmas tree decorations at the festival, Christmas lunch and of course the Christingle have packed our timetables with joy.

We have also been working hard on our adapted Aladdin stories and enjoying finishing our learning about the Ancient Egyptians. On the final days we shall put our DT plans into action by creating a working Shaduf with mechanisms.

To all of year 3: What a fantastic first term we have had. Enjoy the break and we will look forward to seeing you in the new year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

 


Week Ending 30.11.23 

 

    Look who has earnt their pen Licenses!!! Super work ethic and resilience has ensured that these 5 children have been the first to earn theirs this year.

Another fabulous week in Mousehole class. We enjoyed planting this week, Christmas crafts and continuing to rehearse our songs for the Christingle. We have continued to learn and recap column addition and subtraction in maths. In English, we have been learning how to write a traditional tale-with an Aladdin theme.  In DT, we have learnt all about mechanisms and the Ancient Egyptian Shaduf. We have of course been learning lots more too!

 




 


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