Summer - Term 5
Another busy and exciting term with a coronation celebration. Year 3 have had lots of excitement this term with a whole school celebration day for the coronation of King Charles, a whole school visit from the RNLI and a special class visit from some geologists.
A big thank you to Mrs and Mr Bourne for coming in to talk to the class about the geology of the local area. Year 3 have been learning about Rocks, Relics and Rumbles this term and have really enjoyed learning about how the world as we know it today has changed over time. We have investigated Mary Anning and her important fossil finds, plate tectonics using jam, oranges and orange peel, continental drift using a cake and all about volcanoes. The children produced some amazing non-fiction reports covering all of these topics.
Spring - Term 4
Year 3 had a busy spring term. We had a library visit for world book week and a visit to the church with Rev Helen. The children really enjoyed this trip as they were able to investigate and ask questions about the objects that are used in the church; the plate, cup, bread and the clothes that vicars wear, which are different depending on the service or occasion. Rev Helen also used a model to help the children visualise the Easter story.
In numeracy the children really enjoyed learning about the column addition and subtraction method and found using the practical resources, dienes, really helped them to understand how to regroup numbers. They also developed their understanding of how the 2, 4 and 8 multiplication tables are linked and used their fantastic maths vocabulary to explain their thinking.
Literacy involved the children learning about how you link openings and endings of stories and we used The Iron Man to develop this. They wrote some lovely stories based on this book.