For the next lesson, we began to think about the impact that these natural disasters have had on people's lives all over the world. We looked at a variety of pictures of real people who had survived a natural disaster and thought about how they might feel and how their lives were changed. We have begun to think about how different countries experience natural disasters, and what the international knock-on effects are.
I wonder what next week will have in store?
In maths this week, we have been focusing on our understanding of using rounding and mental strategies for addition and subtraction. We practised calculations, selecting and applying the correct operation. Next we went on a calculation 'treasure hunt', solving problems to follow the trail around the room. It was a lot of fun! We ended the week by applying our knowledge and skills to investigate word problems. Some of them were multi-step and involved decimal numbers. We had to think carefully to select the correct strategy and answer the questions accurately.
Next week we will be learning about the properties of shape...
This week in literacy we have been consolidating our knowledge and skills from last week. We have also been focusing on expanded noun phrases - now we know what they are and can write them! We worked independently and in our teams to describe different nouns. We have been focusing on characters and settings in order for us to write our adventure stories next week. On Thursday we created our own characters for our stories! It was really exciting getting to use our imaginations and creativity!
Next week we will be applying all our learnt knowledge and skills to write our own adventure story independently...
In maths, Year 3 has continued using addition and subtraction to solve word problems. We have to go through the story carefully and extract information. We need to write down what we know and find out what we need to know and that will help us to decide if it is an addition or subtraction problem. We then need to write our number sentence and work out the answer. We know it is important to show how we got our answers and we shared our different ways of solving the problem. We have also practised counting in 2’s, 5’s and tens.
This week Year 3 has continued our topic on Adventure stories. We have focused on the story The Snail and the Whale. We have been looking at the different characters and settings. We made mind maps, of all we know about snails and whales. We used a Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between the snail and the whale in the story. We discussed the different dilemmas the characters experienced during the story and how they solved them. After talking about how the dilemmas were solved we then thought of different ways they could be solved. Many exciting and different solutions were thought of by both 3R and 3T.
This has been our talk topic this week. Learners have been thinking about the following questions:
What do you like best about your school?
What have you learnt so far this year?
What are you looking forward to in this academic year?
Next week we will be talking about the Pchum Ben holiday coming up. The learners will be thinking about the following questions:
Where are you going on your holidays?
What happens in Phnom Penh for Pchum Ben?
Do your family do anything special for Pchum Ben?