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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Summer Term A

Week 5

We used our computing program, Purple Mash this week to reveal some pictures by colouring in given coordinates. The children then had to locate items on a treasure map and fill in the correct coordinates. In maths we continued our shape work by looking at the properties of 3D shapes, and we continued reading ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ in English. The children wrote their own character descriptions of Iris the mermaid from the story. They had to focus on using embedded clauses and idioms as well as lovely descriptive language such as similes. The children then drew their own pictures of Iris.

Week 4

What a busy week year 3 have had! We designed and made our junk model robots in DT and we made bird feeders in the Bushcraft area. The children had to mix lard with seeds, suet and mealworms to make a tasty treat for our wildlife. While some of them got stuck straight in, others took some encouragement! In Science, we looked at the difference between complete and incomplete circuits, using the wires and batteries to light up a bulb. We started our new book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ in English and the children had to think about what items they would take in their backpacks if they were explorers. We’re all looking forward to continuing the story next week!

Week 3

We started our electricity topic in Science, and the children had to sort items into groups based on whether they are electrical or non electrical and also decide whether they are mains or battery operated. On Friday we celebrated NSPCC Number Day by wearing items of clothing with numbers on. We made our own dice to play a range of maths games including times table snakes and ladders and ‘beetle drive’ where we had to roll the correct number on a dice to try and be the first one to draw all of the parts of a beetle. Some of the children even designed their own number based games!

Week 2 

Week 1

It was lovely to welcome the children back this week after the Easter holidays. We continued reading The Iron Man and the children came up with their own headlines for a newspaper report which we will be writing next week. We also created some lovely artwork by making silhouettes of scenes from the story. In maths the children used counters to help them begin to find fractions of amounts.