In maths we have been learning about place value. The children have been using Numicon and Dienes to make numbers all the way up to 1000.
Later in the week we were partitioning numbers and looking at different ways in which this could be done.
The children all looked fabulous in their outfits.
The day began with a visit from Her Majesty The Queen. The children greeted her with a bow or a curtsy before asking her lots of great questions.
They then participated in a range of activities including, making a shield, designing a crown, building a Lego castle, drawing a portrait of the Queen and making a Jam sandwich.
In the afternoon they enjoyed twirling their partners around in a dance.
We have started our new text called The Gardener.
We discovered a bag of items in the classroom on Tuesday. There was a hairbrush, some seeds, a sketch pad, some colouring pencils, a sun hat, some envelopes and a shiny, silver purse. The children wrote some excellent sentences describing these objects.
We then discovered some letters from Lydia Grace. She was going to stay with her Uncle in the city.
We recreated the train journey in the classroom.
We then wrote in the first person as Lydia, describing what we could see on the train and how we were feeling.
We have started our work on fractions. First we were learning to count in halves.
Then we had to help Zuma and Rubble share their picnic.
The children worked really well in their groups discussing how they were going to share each item of the picnic fairly. They even got the balance scales out to make sure it was fair!
Year 3 have been busy settling in to their new surroundings and forming new friendships.
Thank you to everyone at Stirling for making them feel welcome!