We are fast approaching half term and hope we you will enjoy your break. We are not setting any particular homework. However, you need to ensure you are reading and filling it your reading diary. Also if you wish to practise your times tables this would be helpful for when we come back after half term.
In PSHE this afternoon, the children started learning about e-Safety. We discussed top tips for staying safe online, then the children had a go at visiting the school website using our iPads. They followed a set of instructions to get onto the Internet and even had a go at using their school email addresses to comment on the Blog.
We are encouraging children to comment on the blog as much as possible – both on the Year 3 blogs and the Thought of the Week. To do this, they simply click on the title of the blog post they’d like to comment on, scroll to the comment box at the bottom and enter their comment – then fill in their email address and first name and there you go!
Remember, school email addresses can be found on the front of the reading diaries (the password is not needed).
This week in History we read through the story of the Trojan War, and the children used freeze-frames to act out different stages. Each group were given a different part of the story to practise and they then performed this to the rest of the class.
1. The Greeks arriving for battle
2. Greek soldiers hiding inside a wooden horse whilst they pretend to sail away
3. The Trojans bringing the horse to the gates, which they think is a gift
4. The Greeks climbing out of the wooden horse at night and letting their army in
5. The final battle
You should be reading every day. Remember to write a comment in your reading diary.
Over the last two weeks we have taken part in a great workshop looking at some prominant people throughout history. We have looked at Mary Seacole, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Zephaniah and Claudia Jones.
We would like you to create a mind map telling us the qualities these heroes possess. You could think about: What kind of person are they? What were they like towards other people? How did they get their voice heard? How did they make change happen?
Can you also tell us what a being a hero means to you? Is it just about standing up for someone or does it mean making a greater change ? Can you be a hero in everyday life?
Spelling words for this week:
dishes, snatches, denies, replies, copies, carries, families, leaves, knives, halves.
These words will be tested on Wednesday 18th October (spelling tests will always be on a Wednesday when homework is due in).