Today we investigated how chocolate is made by completing a collaborative sorting task. Children have worked really well with their peers, and were intrigued that cocao (chocolate) comes from a plant!
Here are some photos of our work.
Today in Maths we have played some matching and dice games to investigate adding and subtracting 100 from 3 digit numbers. Children have really enjoyed using a range of resources to aid their learning. We also investigated number sequences, which we as a class are excellent at!
Dear Children and Parents,
Welcome to Clumber Class for the school year 2017-2018. I am Mr Guest, the class teacher for year 3. I am excited to teach you this year and look forward to getting to know you all! Miss Halpin will support us during the week and help us explore the interesting topics which we have planned.
During our first term together we will cover a range of exciting topics. Our topic for the first half term is “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Within this topic we will be writing our own stories about Charlie and his journey into the Chocolate Factory, investigating how chocolate is made and designing chocolate bar wrappers for our very own chocolate! In the second half of the term we will investigate different animals and monsters in our topic “Crazy Creatures.”
Other great topics which we will cover across the year are: “Bright Lights, Big City,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Ruthless Romans” and “The World Cup.”
In addition to our Topic work, we will explore religious concepts such as spiritual expression, festivals and celebrations and many more topics that will help develop our understanding of our world and the people who live in it. In Science we will be looking at plants, forces and magnets and examine the work of famous scientists and inventors from across history!
Our class P.E days are on Monday and Wednesday. Some of these lessons will take place outside so children should have appropriate clothing in their school P.E kit. It is recommended that children have their P.E kit in school all week.
Homework for Clumber Class will be given out on Friday and collected on Wednesday.
Children are expected to read at least three times each week. This practise plays a key role in developing children’s reading skills and fostering a love for reading. Asking your child questions about the book they have read can be a fun and exciting way to explore a story and develop your child’s understanding.
This year we will be running a class tuck shop to help raise money for additional resources for our classroom. We believe this will provide a good opportunity for our class to operate their own healthy tuck shop and involve children in all aspects of the process. A snack and a drink will cost 50p or both items can be purchased separately for 30p.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me within school and I will be more than happy to help. I look forward to working with you throughout the year.