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Autumn Term

Autumn Term 2nd Half

 

It has been another busy half term for year 3.

We kickstarted with our Polar Regions topic.

 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different animals that live in these areas.

In literacy we wrote a non chronological report about polar bears and practised our collaboration skills when creating posters about penguins. We looked at the features of the reports to make sure we had included the correct information.

 

Half way through the half term we were left some mysterious items and cryptic messages. This has lead to some wonderful story writing based on The story of Ivan and the Ice Palace. The children have developed their sentence types, looked at story language and openers and adding adjectives to make their stories more exciting. 

In maths we have consolidated our understanding of basic multiplication and division. We have explored grouping and arrays. The children found this particularly tricky at first but worked really hard to secure their understanding. We also looked at the relationship between the two and how we can use them for different things.

We have also introduced the children to different measures and began looking at shape and perimeter.

Our Science has involved exploring forces, friction and magnets. In art we have developed our shading skills and looking at the shapes we need to help us draw.

 

Our reading skills are really developing. We have used comprehension ninja to improve our skimming and scanning skills. We have been spending a lot of time completing reading comprehensions as a class to practise how we can find answers and model using full sentences. 

 

We are looking forward to another busy half term in the Spring and we can't wait to see the learning produced by our classes.

Autumn Term 1st Half 

 

What a busy half term Year 3 have had.

We have spent time getting used to new rules and routines and we are really proud of how well everyone has settled in. 

 

In maths we have spent a lot of time on understanding the value on numbers. We have looked at how adding and taking away 10 changes a number. We have learnt the formal written method of column addition and began practising our ever important times tables.

In Literacy we have watched the film Charlotte's Web and read the book. From this we developed our adjective use and wrote setting and character descriptions. We also wrote a non chronological report about spiders forcing on organisational structures. We then moved on to the picture book Spinderella and wrote our own stories looking at conjunction use.
In Science we have explored what makes a healthy diet, learnt scientific names for our skeleton and explored the digestive system through a variety of engaging lessons.
In our topic work we have developed our painting skills, looking at how to hold a brush properly, making different marks on paper and mixed colours to match a colour wheel. We have also done an artist study.
We have had such a productive half term and can't wait to see what Autumn 2 brings us.
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