Grade 3 last week, began using the fantastic new resource ‘Numicon’ to support and develop the understanding of number. The children have loved exploring this tool and started by ordering and comparing numbers before extending onto methods of addition. The children are beginning to use the resource to prove their methods and are looking forward to using it more throughout the maths strands this year.
‘Where we are in place and time’
As our exploration unit continues, this week we have been learning about expeditions from the past. Amundsen and Scott were two explorers with a fascinating story, they were racing to be the first to reach the North Pole, Antarctica. The children have enjoyed learning about their adventures and have begun thinking about why they embarked upon such a dangerous expedition. From this, the children were also thinking about and researching how they prepared for such a mission and how the level of preparation affected their experience.
In language, we have started to think about how explorers report on their findings and experiences. The children began to think about how these methods have changed through time; diary entries and report writing to blogs and video logs (vlogs). Grade 3 have begun to unpack how to construct a recount, using their own experiences, and will later be using these skills to write in the perspective of famous explorers.
This week and next week, Grade 3 will be completing their MAP testing. Please see below a copy of the letter which was sent home last week alongside the timetable for all MAP testing.
PLEASE NOTE: Grade 3A & B have swapped the time of their reading test.
Grade 3A: Wednesday: Reading/ Thursday: Language (Math as scheduled next week)
Grade 3B: Thursday: Reading (Language and Math as scheduled next week).
Copy of Schedule for MAP testing Fall 18 19 For Parents (1) MAP Testing Letter (September 2018)
As always the homework for this week is now available in the side link of this blog and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ms Jennifer, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.