Welcome to our Class 3NS blog!
As a class, we will be updating our blog regularly, so please keep revisiting to find out about our learning and progress throughout the year.
Reading Cafe
Wow, what an amazing afternoon filled with cuddles, new books, hot chocolates, biscuits and family members. We loved just enjoying a book together this afternoon as we remembered reading should be an enjoyable experience. 
Thank you for those who came along to read with their children. 
In RE, we have been learning about Judaism. We have learnt that Jews worship one God, worship and pray in a synagogue, read a very special scroll called the Torah and the mean wear a hat called a Kippah. Today, we learnt what it was like to be a Jew. We ordered important events in a Jew's life including a bar mitzvah and a bat mitzvah. 
Can your child remember when a boy and a girl have their bar or bat mitzvah? 
What is different about the way the Torah is written? 
What is the main Jewish symbol? 
Number bonds
We have been finding our number bonds to 10, 20, 100 and even 1000. We looked finding all the number bonds to 10 in a logical and systematic way (so we don't miss any out) and used the words increase and decrease to describe the patterns. We then used our number bonds to 10 knowledge to find out number bonds to other numbers.
For example, if we know that 2 + 8 = 10, we know that:
12 + 8 = 20
18 + 2 = 20
80 + 20 = 100
20 + 80 = 100
58 + 2 = 60
200 + 800 = 1000
Can your child find any more number bonds using the digits 2 and 8? 
Magnificent Magnets!
Today, we investigated materials were magnetic and which were non-magnetic. We discovered that some metals were magnetic and some were not. We also had fun trying looking at the magnetic field around the magnet whilst it moved iron filings around a tray. 
Can you conduct this experiment at home? 
Can your child explain what a magnet is? 
Can they find any metals which are non-magnetic? 
Super Story Tellers!
The children have been learning our story 'The Tale of the Turtle and the Plastic Jellyfish'in lots of different ways. Today we retold it in partners pretending there was a mirror between us. We used actions to remind ourselves of the story. See if your child can retell parts of the story.
What was the better word for lived used in the story?
What verb did we use instead of feeling hungry?
What adjectives described Nerin the turtle? 
How do you think Nerin felt after she had devoured the plastic bag? 
How did the story get resolved? 
Recycling Centre Trip
We had a wonderful trip to Bodmin Recycling Centre to find out more about plastic pollution which is our project this term. We watched a presentation about the 4 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover) which help us to be more environmentally friendly. 
We then visited the recycling area where we watched the lorries unload the recycling, we saw machines which sorted the recycling (including a super strong magnet to pick out metal!) We had some headphones to listen to a commentary about what was happening. 
We also reused some rubbish by making something from recycled materials. There were a lot of jellyfish creations! 
Lastly, we had a game where we sorted items into compost, recycle and rubbish. 
Can your children explain what happens to all our black waste in Cornwall? Why can't you recycle black plastic? Where can you recycle crisp packets in Redruth? What else other than glass can you put in your black box? 
Thank you to our parent helpers for coming along and helping.