Class Blog for Year 3

Spelling List 4 

LOOK Spelling list 4

Please look below this blog post to download the spelling list 4 for your child. Please refer to the email I sent last week to check which group your child is in.

Don't forget the different ways that we can learn our spellings so also check out the activity sheet to help you.

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The Legend of the Rillaton Cup

This week we have been learning about legends. One local legend that we have been using to help us achieve this is that of The Rillaton Cup. See the video below to heatr a version of the legend. We will be reinacting this story on our school trip on Monday.

Can you recall the main parts of the legend?

We have been learning that legends are tales that have been told throughout history - perhaps even as far back as cave paintings in Stone Age times. We also learnt that although the main details of the story must remain the other parts can change.

Can you tell your own version of the Legend of the Rillaton cup?

History all around us

If you go down to the museum in Liskeard you can see a replica of the actual Rillaton Cup. The one that sat on a King's dressing table and was once hidden beneath the marshes on Minions moor.

You can also find out a lot more about bronze age history that happened right on our doorstep.

Here are some pictures from the museum.


Anyone for Tennis? 

Anyone for Tennis?

This week we have continued with our PE learning all about Tennis. We are now able to serve underarm, control the raquet and return the ball to a aprtner. Next we are learning to rally the ball!

Cave Paintings

In our learning about the Stone Age we have been exploring evidence that Neolithis people left behind. One of the most amazing artifacts are the stunning cave paintings that have been uncoverd over the last 100 or so years.

After leanring about the amazing paintings, drawings and carvings we just had to have a go ourselves! It was trickier than it looked and we have a new found respect for the artists of the Stone Age!

Challenge yourself in maths

We have also been learning some new maths skills this week. Take a look at the speech bubbles in the photos and see if you can have a go at some of them at home.


Stig of the Dump and Investigating Rocks! 

Lighting fires and Testing Rocks

We ended the week by taking what we had learnt from our class reading book 'Stig of the Dump'  and applying it in the forest area. We learnt the importance of safety around fire, the elements that fire needs and how to select the correct fuel for the fire. We then learnt how to use a fire steel and were very successful in creating a spark!

Once we had lit the fire we took it in turns to blow on it to give it a bodt of oxygen and then carefully placed sticks (the fuel) on the fire.

We also carried out the science experiment that we have been planning this week.

We worked in teams to answer the questions that we had asked earlier in the week. These were: Do all rocks fizz when acid is applied? Are all rocks hard? and Do all rocks soak up water? Ask us what we found out... As you can see we had our best science equipment out and took on the part of expert scientists very well.


Spellings have begun... 

This week we have been starting our spelling learning adventure.

This wek your child will bring home spellings for them to learn. In order to enable them to thoroughly learn the spellings I have attached to this blog the suggested learning activities that they can use at home.

Your child will bring home 5 spellings per week with the intention of them exploring, playing with and using those words in order for them to not only add them to their vocabulary but to enable them to learn to spell them correctly.

If you have any questions about the activities atached then please come and see me at the end of the day.

There will always be lists of spellings pinned to the classroom wall for those that need a new or 'spare' list.

Spend five days learning the spellings from when they come home. Your child will be tested on the spellings at some point during the term. The intention is not to get the chidlren ready for a test but to get them to explore language and spelling patterns.

Thank you for your support in this. Enjoy the activities.

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