How the stars came to be.

To launch our Learning Journey based on ‘How the stars came to be’, Year 3  thought about the Festival of Light, Diwali.

We made Rangoli patterns and Diwali lanterns.

We have investigated light sources and reflectors in our science lesson. In geography, we have been revisiting our knowledge of continents and oceans to describe the location of India.

In maths, we are continuing to work on column addition and subtraction.

In our science lessons, we have been exploring shadows and learning that shadows take the shape of the object blocking the light.

In art, we are exploring texture and produced some artwork inspired by that of Poonam Mistry, the author of our focus book.

Year 3 continued exploring light. We went outside to observe how our shadows changed throughout the day and we learnt about the importance of protecting our eyes from the Sun. This week we have been making shadow puppets in science and observing how the shadows change size dependent upon the distance from the light source.

In art, we continued exploring texture – this time in painting, and have begun our final pieces based on our text ‘How the stars came to be’.

We have begun our double page spreads to show our geography and art learning from our topic.

In English, we have been learning how to punctuate dialogue and have written our own versions of a scene from our class text. This week, we have begun our own folk tales, based on ‘How the stars came to be’.

In maths, we are working on our times tables: the 3s, 4s & 8s. We have been learning different strategies, linking multiplication and division facts and solving problems.

In RE, we have discussed how Christians and others can show kindness at Christmas and what Christians believe about why Jesus was sent to Earth.