This week Year 3 received a very important letter it said –
Dear Mrs Stott,
I am writing to inform you that, unfortunately, all past information on your surrounding local area, Alwoodley, has gone missing. You may have seen this in the news – you can check this on the BBC news page.
After investigation, we believe that there are clues which will lead us to this information. These have been hidden on your school grounds. As Lord Mayor of Leeds, I am advising you that it is imperative you deal with this as a matter of urgency. Please find enclosed some information that may help you.
I would be grateful if you could use all your resources in school to find the information we need and respond to me by Friday 15th June.
After receiving the letter we checked on BBC news and found it was on there as well! We then met up with the other Year 3 class and looked for these clues on the playground. We found lots of ripped up maps, we sorted them into things we felt were important and things that weren’t. Once the children looked more closely at the map they saw they had codes on the back. After placing the maps back together we discovered a grid reference for a place in Adel woods! The children have them been writing emails to Mrs Stott to ask if we can go on a local visit to investigate this area. We all want to know what will be there!
I don’t seem to be able to access my parent mail this week so here it is!
We started the week with an exciting trip to Harlow Carr. While at Harlow Carr we went on a sculpture hunt, played in the adventure play parks and did a workshop on pollination. The children behaved beautifully and we had a great time. Have a look at the blog for some pictures of our day. From this we wrote recounts in our science lesson, the children put in so much effort.
In English this week we have been working on comparing Leeds and Milan. We started by looking at facts about Leeds, such as the population and geographical features. We then found out facts for Milan. From this we created a Venn diagram, thinking about the similarities and differences. We then wrote a comparison piece explaining everything we had found out.
In maths we have moved onto graphs. We started by looking at pictograms and working out the amount of something depending on what the symbols stood for. We then moved onto Bar charts and looked out how to read them. Using the Bar charts we were able to ask questions about the information presented on the chart.
This afternoon we went to watch the amazing Allerton’s Got Talent. It was so good to watch all the acts, they should all be very proud of themselves. Well done to Michael from our class who took part. We will find out the result on Tuesday!
I have handed new spellings and homework out. The homework is English, p20-21 Conjunctions with main clauses and Maths is, p52 Tables. The spellings are –natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally, often, opposite, ordinary, particular, position.
Have a lovely weekend
We have done an art project this week in the afternoons. We started by going outside and creating observational drawings or flowers and plants. We then got a variety of leaves and created a leaf print background. After we made sure our observational drawing had lots of detail on, cut it out and stuck it on our backgrounds. The children took so much care with these pictures and they look great. Here are some pictures of the children creating their pictures.
On Thursday afternoon we went into the café and explored different ways of using vegetables so we made dips and sticks. We made a guacamole, pea pâté and Tzatziki. The children then made carrot, cucumber and pepper sticks to dip. All the children tried them and guacamole came out as the favourite.
We have had a very exciting morning in 3RK. This week we have been focusing on play scripts in English and volume in Maths. So this morning the children acted out their play scripts they had written which when all put together created the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine. In Maths the children used their knowledge of volume to create a marvellous medicine of their own.
On Thursday afternoon we invited Maecare in for a coffee afternoon. This was for our value of service. It was such a lovely afternoon and the children were fantastic.
This week we have been focusing on poetry. We have been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine. In the book George put lots of interesting ingredients in the pan and says poems. We learnt one of the poems and performed it for the class. After that we wrote our own poems using onomatopoeia, here are some examples.
This week we have been investigating which rocks would be best to build a wall. We tested different rocks for permeability and hardness. The children were very scientific and made some great predictions. They used the equipment well and decided at the end that slate and marble would be best. We then talked about how some rock are expensive and how marble would make a very expensive wall! Here are some pictures of us completing the investigation.