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Spring Term

We are so proud of all the children in Year 3 who have accessed their learning both in school and online over the last term. The resilience and perseverance has shone through.

It was exciting to welcome everyone back for the last 3 weeks of our Spring term and we got stuck right back into our ‘Bonkers for Wonka’ topic.


In literacy we reminded ourselves about the word classes and wrote detailed setting and character descriptions while implementing our subordinate clause work into our writing. We looked at the use of boastful language, slogans and alliteration to create adverts to sell the chocolate bars that we designed and made in D&T. We also designed our packaging in this D&T unit too.


In our topic work we explored where the cocoa bean came from and how it was harvested and looked at how it was turned into chocolate.

In our mental maths we had a big push on our times tables, practising them using our zappers and getting our fluency up. In our maths we revisited a lot of already taught skills as well as learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock. Some children even managed to learn to the nearest minute! 

We ended the half term with our wonderful rainbow day in memory of Mrs Mott. The children enjoyed the colourful day and celebrated what makes them unique and special.


We are looking forward to a full term in Year 3 and all the exciting learning opportunities which await us.

What an interesting start to the half term!

I am so impressed with how the children in Year 3 are accessing their remote learning and how quickly and confidently they have adapted to it.


This half term has been as busy as ever.

In Literacy we introduced the Stone Age as our new topic and have spent time exploring stories, creating characters and settings and writing factual reports about what we have learnt. We have been learning to type our work as well as writing it down on paper and thinking about conjunctions to extend our sentences and adjectives to make them more exciting.


In maths we have reexplored column addition and subtraction and really focused on developing accuracy with smaller numbers. We began to look at fractions too.


Our topic work has included learning all about what life was like in the Stone Age! We have done this through history lessons and art as well as looking at rocks and soils in Science. The children have particularly enjoyed learning about fossils and how they are made.


Once again, I am so proud of each and every member of year 3 and I cannot wait to see what the next half term brings.