What's happening this term?
In English, we will be looking at ‘The Windmill Farmer’ and exploring genres such as poetry, letters and narrative writing. During our ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ topic, we will also be creating tasty menus and persuasive adverts about our delightful culinary dishes.
In mathematics, we will be embedding our money skills as we add and subtract amounts to solve problems. This half term we will also be looking at statistics and how information can be displayed in pictograms, bar graphs and tables. We will learn skills to read information displayed in different ways and how to interpret the data to answer questions. Towards the end of the half term, we will be looking at different units of measurement. Through our topic we will learn how to use rulers and scales in real life situations, linking with our healthy food and cooking focus.
Tesco community champions
Year 3 welcomed Tesco into their classroom this term as they delved into the world of healthy eating. They learnt about natural sugars and the sugars that are added into foods before trying to guess the amount of sugar in popular everyday items we eat.
Lucy, a Tesco Community Champion, brought in healthy snacks for the class to taste and gave Year 3 some ideas on how to be more healthy. See photos below.
Bouncy eggs and invisible ink
Year 3 have been investigating the chemical changes of food. We made bouncy eggs by putting eggs into vinegar so that the acid in the vinegar breaks down the shell leaving a membrane. Year 3 had lots of fun testing out a number of bouncy eggs.
Emily said, 'Food goes through processes of change that you can't change back sometimes'.
Annabelle said, 'The bouncy eggs don't crack like normal eggs because of being in the vinegar.'
We also made invisible ink messages with lemon juice. Once the lemon juice is heated it turns brown because of the chemical reaction and reveals the secret message.