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Pneumatic dinosaurs

The pneumatic dinosaurs are now complete and are looking good!

This week in maths the children have been multiplying, using a written method.

In English they have thought about a characters emotions at different times in the story and used thesauruses to find more interesting words than happy or sad, before writing their own stories.



This week in English, the children have been planning and writing an explanation text about, ‘How a recorder works’.  In maths, they have  finished off their work on fractions, with some problem solving and have begun multiplying by 10 and multiples of 10.


In place and time, they have been comparing tools used, in the stone age and iron age and in faith and belief they have been exploring different ways a Christian’s beliefs affect their practices at Easter time.


We have recorder lessons every Thursday, so please can the children come prepared with their recorders otherwise they will be missing out on an important part of the curriculum. Thank you.

International week

As part of international week, we have been fortunate to enjoy a number of different workshops from different countries and continents. Thank you to all the parents who helped.

Picasso Workshop




Egyptian Pyramids Workshop




Panda workshop




Painted Spoons workshop




Adding and Subtracting Fractions

This week we have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

In English we have been  finding the features of explanation texts and writing an introduction.

The children have been thinking about how to ask historical questions, as we investigated tools from the stone age.



Next week is International week, the continent that we will be studying in Year 3 is Oceania.


If you haven’t sent in a shoe box for the pneumatics project could you send one in as soon as possible. Thank you!

Science investigations

We hope you all had a good half term.


This week in English we have been learning about syllables and used them to write a Haiku poem about Spring. We also used the Padlet app on the ipads, so that all the children could contribute to a word bank of Spring words, to give them ideas.


In Maths we have been learning to compare and order fractions.


With a focus on forces, in Science we investigated how long it would take to transfer 6 pieces of jelly from one dish to another, with and without oil, using chopsticks.

Adding the suffix ous


This week in English we have been looking at the rules for adding the suffix ous. We linked our grammar focus in English with our topic and explained to an alien what he would see when landing in the cretaceous period.

In Maths we have been finding a fraction of a number and applying the skill to problem solving.

Next half term the children will need to bring in a shoe box for a D&T project, so if you’re buying new shoes over the half term please keep the box.

It has been a busy week! Thank you to all the parents who came to parents evening. Have a great half term.


The children have been using 2publish+ to type  a non-fiction text about a dinosaur that they have researched. They inserted pictures and wrote about: diet, the period it lived in and its appearance.

In Maths they have been creating and answering questions about pictograms.


The new handwriting policy will be on our website shortly. Here are the joins that we are learning in Year 3

This is an example of some Year 3 handwriting using some of the new joins that they’re learning this year.

Visitors from the community!

This week in maths we have been continuing to work on multiplication and division and in English we have been writing Kenning poems, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed.

We have been delighted to welcome a number of visitors to Year 3 this week. We began with a Money Sense workshop by NatWest Bank, where children learnt about some of the different family expenses.  They were quite surprised to find out that you have to pay for the internet at home! They did an activity which involved them thinking of what they would need to buy, if they had a pet. We also had a visitor from the ‘Open door charity’, who talked about how they helped the homeless in the community and a Christian leader who talked about how they support the community locally and nationally.

Thank you to all the parents who supported Amber Class’s sharing assembly. I’m sure you’ll agree that they all did an amazing job!

Homework has not been set today but we will be sending it home next week.



‘The Tunnel’ stories

This week in English the children have been continuing their version of ‘The Tunnel’.

We began the week with a conscious alley, so that the children could understand the meaning of a dilemma, and they used the vocabulary in their own stories.


In maths we have been learning about division and the link between division and multiplication. They found fact families which consists of two multiplication and two division number sentences, that all use the same three numbers.



Multiplication Madness

This week the children have really impressed us with their understanding of multiplication. They have used arrays and counting in multiples to find answers to times table number sentences.

In literacy the children have been writing the beginning of their stories using a story map.