Certificates and Trophies Week 1…

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Congratulations to the three winners this week!

Libby gets writer of the week for her excellent handwriting.

Cory gets mathematician of the week for fantastic work with 3 digit numbers.

Cameron gets star of the week for trying so hard all week.

Well done everyone!

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Welcome to Y3 Aquamarine!

Today has been our first day in Y3.  We have already learnt lots of new things! We have started to learn about the Stone Age. Did you know that all of their clothes were made out of animal skin and fur?  We also had our very first French lesson!  We sang songs and now we can all say our names in French!  We think that Y3 is going to be lots of fun!!

Contraction Surgery!

Today in Aquamarine class we all became doctors! We even wore special doctor masks. We used our surgery skills to make contractions from two words using scissors (scalpels) to remove the letters we didn’t need. We then used plasters to stick our new contractions back together before adding an apostrophe. We really enjoyed being contraction doctors and we now all really understand contractions and omissive apostrophes!

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Investigating Shape

Today we have been working really hard investigating shapes. We all had a challenge about making as many shapes as possible using only 4 multilink cubes! We realised we needed to think of more creative shapes or we would run out of ideas! Some of us then went on to try and draw the shapes we had made on isometric paper which was a real challenge. We persevered and worked really well as a team and every one achieved at least one drawing! IMG_1757[1]

Dreams

We have been thinking about dreams in literacy this week and to really inspire our writing we made our own dream catchers! The maze is to trap nightmares so that you only have good dreams and they were originally made and used by native American people.

 

Fractions Fun!

 

We had a fantastic maths lesson today! It was our first lesson learning about equivalent fractions, which can be really tricky. However we all persevered and tried really hard. We used magnetic fraction shapes and bars as well as the fraction rods to find how many smaller fractions we could fit into the bigger fraction. We had to be careful because they needed to fit perfectly, with no gaps or overhangs. Hopefully this investigating will help us for the rest of the week with the rest of our fractions learning.