It was really interesting that not too long ago we were learning about the population of earth; we even discussed that we were so close to a population of 8 billion. This week, the population of earth reached 8 billion! That is a huge number! This was really interesting for us to notice as part of our current Geography unit.
In Science, we have been exploring materials. Raw materials come from nature and are untouched in terms of change. Next week we are exploring synthetic materials and it would be great if the children could bring in some examples of raw or synthetic materials to help us with our lesson on sorting and identifying characteristics.
Oak class have worked hard to use fronted adverbials, similes and coordinating conjunctions in their writing this week and next week, we will continue to work on putting all of these new skills together to write about The Journey.
Today we were treated to the most incredible performance by Theatre Alibi. The show was clever and interesting which sparked lots of exciting questions in class. We decided to design our own boxes and thought carefully about what we would need and how we could store it in such a small place.
In spelling, we are continuing to work on prefixes and suffixes. The suffixes we have explored are 's', 'es', 'er', 'ed' and 'ing'. The prefixes that we are exploring are 'un', 'in' and 'dis'. We have used these to explore tenses, plurals and changing the meaning of a root word to the opposite.
Here are some links that may be useful to check out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBdIzj0elzI - Synthetic fibres.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH4cMjyBZWg - prefixes
Welcome to the class blog for Year 3 - Oak Class at Chagford Primary School