Year 3 - Sweden
Welcome to Sweden class. We are in Year 3 and our teacher is Mrs Taylor. Mrs Long, Mrs Peel and Mrs Forsdick are our Teaching Assistants.
This Spring Term we have been investigating rocks.
We have learnt that there are 3 types of rock: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic.
The children have been finding out about how rocks change over time, and the effect of water and wind. We are also now familiar with the terms weathering and erosion.
This week we have looked at how rocks react when placed in water. We had lots of surprises along the way!
Parents: Which rocks do you think are permeable? Limestone, sandstone, slate, granite?
Sweden class enjoyed a day out at the Sainsbury Centre.
Our focus this term is Spain, and with this in mind, we have been looking at Picasso and other Spanish artists. The children enjoyed having a guided tour around the gallery, and learning about the work of Spanish artist Eduardo Chillida. We have decided that we are going to try some of his styles in our own artwork, after creating our own Picasso-style self-portraits!
Our favourite part of the day was looking closely and creating observational drawings in our sketchbooks.
Many thanks to the Sainsbury Centre and the parent helpers who kindly gave up their time to assist on our trip!
On Monday we had a visit from Alison Wright, from the charity Just Different. She came in to talk to us all about changing attitudes towards disability and differences. Each class had a chance to work with Alison and ask her questions. We all enjoyed trying some of the every day tasks that we find so easy in different ways.
The children have been thinking about their learning and progress in maths by using our new assessment system called Balance.
The children look at our Learning / Assessment wheel and rate how they felt alongside the learning objective of each maths lesson.
The children are interested to see their scores against Mrs Taylor’s, and vice versa!
This information is cross-checked and inputted onto the Balance software system on our I-pads which the children enjoy discussing and looking at. They all want to be secured with a padlock!
It is good to see the children growing in confidence and scoring more highly when a concept is revisited or verbal feedback is given.
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