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Spring 1 Week 4


Another great week in Meerkat class - when I asked the children today what their favourite lesson was I had a lovely mixture of responses - one response was all of them! It is so lovely to hear at the end of a busy week.


During English we have started our new unit of writing where we will be learning how to create a leaflet. We have used role play to use persuasive language to great effect and have very much enjoyed learning about Skara Brae.


In Maths we have looked at how to use partitioning to solve division problems, firstly with no exchange. Next week we move on to looking at remainders.


We have greated some 'cave style' paper for our Art lesson, we collected soil,twigs and used natural materials to create our own paint. 

As Scientists we have explored exactly how fossils are formed over millions of years and will be excavating our own fossils on Monday.


I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Madden 

Spring 1 - Week 3 


Maths this week has been challenging for some so we have gone over some of the key learning and will do the same next week. We have moved on to multiplying 2 digit numbers with one digit numbers. Initially partitioning the numbers then multiply - then adding together. We then moved on to the more formal method of column multiplication. We will have another session to go over this on Monday. Should you have any questions regarding how to support the children with this please do let me know. 


The children have now written their adventure stories and I look forward to reading them this weekend ready for the children to edit and publish on Monday. I am so very impressed with how the children have used simile and onomatopoeia to up-level their writing.


As scientists we have continued to look at rocks and their properties. We have looked at their uses and what they might be used for. Next week we move on to fossils and how they are formed.


In Spanish this half term we are looking at I can statements - feel free to test the children on what they can remember! I wonder if they can tell you in Spanish how to say 'I can listen' and 'I can watch the TV'


We always end the week with Art and this week our artists did an amazing job of using last weeks sketch to scale up and draw the same animal using charcoal. Next week we move on to looking at  different materials to create more Stone Age art.


We hope you have a lovely weekend.



Spring 1 - Week 2 


Week two saw our budding historians creating a giant timeline in the gym to demonstrate just how long the stone age lasted compared to the Bronze Age and Iron Age, we were impressed that they were able to plot their previous learning on the timeline, such as the Great Fire of London and the Gunpowder plot. They were also able to discuss significant resnt events and decide if they should be put on our timeline too.


During Science lessons this week we have explored different rocks, classifying them and deciding which rock type they are. With the help of our rock song they did a great job.


Our Art focus this half term is Cave art and in our first lesson in the series we drew a picture of a local animal as the Stone age people would have done. Next week we move on to using different materials to draw with.


We hope you have a restful weekend.


The Year 3 Team

Spring 1 - Week 1


What a great start to both a new year and new term. The children have shown a really lovely team spirit in welcoming some new children into the Meerkat family.


We are fully immersed in our new topic - thank you so much for engaging with the children over the festive break - their  home learning has been lovely to look through and it has given them a real foundation for the term ahead.


We have looked initially at the three periods of the stone age during our reading sessions and have started our writing unit based on the book The Stone Age boy. Our class story The Wild Way home is an exciting tale and I am very much looking forward to reading it to the children over the course of this term.


We continue with the 2, 4 and 8 times table both this week and next week with a focus on how to tackle those tricky reasoning questions. We have been singing along to the 8 times table song!


As ever should you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me 



Mrs Madden 

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