Welcome to 3M!
Welcome to Year 3 and Newhall Junior School. We will be sharing our learning and adventures in school on this page throughout the year so please check back regularly.
English - Journalistic writing on finding the dragon eggs.
Maths - 3M Maths Group - Multiplication and Division.
Topic - Design and Technology - Dragons in motion.
Science - Forces and Magnets.
PSHE - New Jigsaw scheme - TBC
RE - Religious texts and their importance within the religion.
We have had a very exciting start to the new year and Spring 1 at Newhall! We have continued with our experience lessons where the children use the approach of Mantle of the Expert to explore, question and think. This is a whole school approach that means the children can take on a range of jobs in a pretend situation. So far they have been explorers and reporters of Newhall Newspaper!
The children arrived back to school on Wednesday to the news that Mr Skelton had discovered some strange looking eggs in the school garden. The children could not wait to go and see them and after much discussion, we have decided that these may be rare Dragon eggs! The children had some discussions deciding whether we should keep the eggs or send them away to scientists at Manchester University to be destroyed. When Mrs Driver found out about the eggs, she referred the matter to Health and Safety. The Health and Safety team decided that it was up to the children what they should do with the eggs...but the children are undecided.
Since our amazing discovery of the Dragon eggs, the children have interviewed Mrs Struthers (a dragonologist) and Mrs Smith (a top scientist at the University of Oxford) to find what they thought about these rare Dragon eggs! We did this through Mantle of the Expert where Mrs Fisher and Miss Morgan took on the roles!
In 3M's Maths group we are moving onto Chapter 3 of MNP and looking at multiplication and division. Here we are using the counters to help us divide!
For Spring 1, our homework focus is Moving Dragons from our DT topic and our Science topic of Forces and Magnets.
We've already started to get some amazing homework and hopefully there will be more to come!