Year 3 have had a wonderful term focusing on the ‘Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane’. We have finished the term off by looking into a missing person report, in which Edward Tulane was our victim. To help the investigators find Edward, we created fact files not only on Edward Tulane but on other specific topics, ranging from great white sharks to Mount Everest! Our outstanding artwork of Edward’s dreams has been held onto for as long as possible, and parents can now see the children’s creativity put to the test. We have thoroughly enjoyed our journey with Edward Tulane and will miss him very much.
We consolidated our learning of measurement in Maths and Art week by measuring our hands and fingers. The children looked out for many shapes within their surroundings and measured perimeters whenever possible! This has been encouraged by our flag pop art project. We have just dipped our toe into the water with fractions, so any encouragement at home would be appreciated.
A superb term of coding has also come to a close, which the children are experts in! Please do try and keep this going at home on computers or tablets! Well done Year 3- an awesome term of learning!
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Well what a term it has been in Maple class. We have thoroughly enjoyed our learning with an exceptional attitude. Our English lessons have been filled with an exciting focus on ‘Why do bats sleep in the day?’. A very exciting fable which the children have innovated and written themselves. All of the fables are amazing to read. We have also been writing postcards to Hindu Gods and to our families, describing the similarities and differences between cities and coasts. We have been learning about the correct use of direct speech, similes and metaphors and understanding the positive effect this has on our writing.
In Maths we have concluded our learning of statistics (pictograms, bar chart and tally charts) by completing an assessment as well as a whole class investigation which has been put into a display. We have recorded the favourite day of the week for all the children in Year 3 and 4. We look forward to moving onto perimeter and length next term to build on our mathematical knowledge.
Our Topic lessons have come to an end, we will miss ‘Rocks and Light’. However, we have produced some fantastic work on the dangers and ways protection from the sun, as well as a look at some real life fossils!
A brilliant term in Maple Class, the children should be very proud of themselves!
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Year 3 have had a wonderful term, with so much learning going on. We have loved reading Jack and the Beanstalk and Into the Forest. We have produced so many excellent pieces of work including recounts, invented stories, play scripts and much more. We have learnt a lot from our experiences of the ‘Magic Hat’ and ‘Angel Express’. We have built on our multiplication and division skills, solving calculations, word problems and investigations surrounding different methods. Our curiosity in Topic has fuelled deeper learning, in which the children have looked at London and locational Geography in the UK. Our focus on the ‘Trinity’ in RE has been very educational with lots of opportunities to ignite the imagination. Swimming lessons have given the children so much more confidence in the water and the children should be extremely proud of themselves.
A wonderful term in Year 3, wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
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Year 3 have been working extremely hard in their Literacy lessons this term. We have completed a Talk 4 Writing unit which incorporated the folk tale ‘Nail Soup’. The children enjoyed writing their own version of the tale as well as instructions for making soup. Some pupils even managed to make their own soup by following a set of instructions. We have also delved into a Power of Reading unit which focussed on the story, ‘the Iron Man’. This has allowed us to write a diary entry from the protagonist’s point of view, a persuasive letter and a newspaper report which all link to the story. We have also related our DT project this term to the Iron Man by creating our own models of the Iron Man. We have created some amazing adverts for, ‘We the Curious’. which is where we went for our trip this term.
In Maths, we have been looking into place value, as well as addition and subtraction. It has been an excellent start to the year with many children involving themselves in tricky word problems and interesting investigations. We have been solving problems using expanded methods, number lines, dienes, number squares and column method.
Our topic has been very exciting, with lots of interest surrounding the field of ‘Forces and Magnets’. We have been very lucky to visit the, ‘We the Curious’ centre, which offered many activities to do with forces and magnets as well as other areas of Science. We learnt about friction and were introduced to some very abstract concepts in relation to magnetism.
We have thoroughly enjoyed this term and are looking forward to the next with great attitudes and curiosity!
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