Family Learning Day
Year 3 used a classic story this week to explore the skill of doubling.
We started by reading the story A single grain of rice, and thought about whether or not the young girl had been wise to request double the amount of rice each day for 30 days instead of asking for a certain amount of bags. We were very surprised by the results!
Can you work out what Day 30 would be?
Day 1: 1
Day 2: 2
Day 3: 4
Day 4: 8
Day 5: 16
We used column addition and mental strategies to work out each double. This was helpful when the numbers got into the millions!
This week in literacy, Year 3 have been working on converting the story of Pinocchio in to a play script. We first studied the different features of these and thought carefully about which parts should be stage direction or the character talking. In groups, we took responsibility for each scene. We used the colon to clearly show when each character was talking.
Stars of the week
I am star of the week for working really cooperatively in maths during Family Learning Day.
I am star of the week for being a great thinker and being confident when sharing my ideas in literacy.
I am star of the week for carefully identifying features of a diary in literacy.
I am star of the week for being a risk taker in drama this week.