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Autumn 1 - Week 3


Another jam-packed week in Year 3! We kick-started the week with a 'Dragonball' workshop where children used many skills to compete in mini games.


In English, we have been finishing off our diary entries ready to complete our hot write next week.  

In Maths, we have looked at number lines and used problem solving skills to find out the missing numbers and estimating. We have also compared numbers using greater than and less than. 

In Science, we sorted different food into their food groups and the importance of nutrition.


In Geography, we looked at the human and physical features of the United Kingdom. Children looked at landmarks around the UK and categorised them.


In DT this week, we have designed our savoury tarts using seasonal vegetables. We discussed that different coloured fruit and vegetables have different benefits. 


Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Wallace and Mrs Farid

Autumn 1 - Week 2


Another busy week in Year 3! In Maths we have continued our topic on place value by consolidating our learning on hundreds, tens and ones. Today we looked at 1, 10 and 100 more or less of a given number. We continued to use manipulatives to help us. 


In English this week we have innovated our model text, adding our own fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and ensuring it is in past tense. 


In Science this week we investigated what different animals eat and what would happen if they ate the wrong diet. We then grouped animals based on the food they eat and designed a dinner plate for an animal of their choice. 


In Geography, we looked at the three main types of settlement (village, town and city) in the UK. They were then able to group pictures into each category. 


For DT, we introduced different climates and the food that grows in it. We used atlases to explore which countries certain fruit and vegetables come from.


Today children completed their baseline assessment for Accelerated Reader and next week they will be bringing home books from their individual reading range. 


We hope you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Wallace and Mrs Farid

Autumn 1- Week 1


What an amazing first week back Year 3 have had. We have been incredibly proud of how quickly they have settled into their new classes and routines. The children have shown great resilience and commitment to their learning even in this late summer heatwave. It has been lovely to see them making new friendships and getting to know the teaching staff around the school. 


In Maths we have been looking at place value. The children have been recapping on tens and ones in a given number as well as learning to partition 2 digit numbers. They have used dienes and place value charts to support with their learning. 


In English we have started our new topic of writing diary entries by looking at features of diaries and comparing different examples. We have have used role play to help us create descriptive paragraphs on visiting London for the first time. This included things we can see, hear, touch and feel. 


In Science we introduced our new topic of 'what are the differences between Chipmunks, Meerkats and humans'. We came up with questions that we want to investigate throughout the term. In Geography we have been looking at the United Kingdom and what makes it so special. Using atlases we located the four countries and capital cities that make up the UK.  


We hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the last of the sun. 


Miss Wallace and Mrs Farid

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