Monthly Archives: February, 2017

The Rainforest


This week, the children have continued to enjoy learning about the Rainforest across different subject areas.

In English, Year 3 have been taught how to use a variety of nouns and pronouns to make their writing more engaging. Having studied the non-fiction text Animal Shark Diaries by Steve Parker, the children have embraced the challenge of incorporating nouns and pronouns when producing their own Sloth Diary information pages.

In Maths, both classes have continued to apply their knowledge of addition and subtraction to a range of contexts including data analysis, money problems and missing number challenges. To support their learning, the children have been encouraged to use Maths Toolkits, verbal reasoning, expanded column methods, number lines and bar models so as to help them interpret a series of difficult word problems. Well done for all of your commitment and success, Year Three!

We hope that you are all enjoying a well deserved half term break. We would like to thank all the children for their perseverance and hard work this term. We are very grateful to all parents for their continued support of Home Learning, which has enabled the children to explore their Rainforest topic in further depth. Here are a couple of photos to show some more examples of the incredible work that Year Three have produced…

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Next term, we look forward to introducing Year Three to their new history topic, The Romans. Home learning pyramids shall be distributed after half term. Perhaps the children could begin to research an area of their new topic that fascinates them, over the holidays.

We wish you all a peaceful and enjoyable break,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin

Commitment to challenge…


This week the children have been busy completing their Rainforest stories based on the Literacy Shed video, Ride of Passage. We have been delighted by the children’s imagination. The children have worked hard to draft, edit and publish their stories to produce very engaging pieces of extended writing. Next week, we look forward to exploring non-fiction texts, reading the Animal Diaries series and creating our own information texts.

In Maths, Year Three have been applying their knowledge of the expanded column method to solve some tricky addition and subtraction problems. They have enjoyed using bar models and concrete resources from their Maths tool kits to support their learning. This weekend, practise your number bonds to help support your mental calculations!

Once again, we are very impressed by the children’s Rainforest home learning. Year 3 have continued to surprise with their creativity. Well done everyone.

We wish you all a lovely weekend,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin

Creative learning


This week the children have applied the learning values of creativity and critical thinking across their studies.

In English, Year 3 have been experimenting with different sentence structures (simple, compound and complex) and have also practised incorporating dialogue into narrative. They have also started to plan their own rainforest stories, which they look forward to writing, editing and publishing next week. We have been very impressed by the imaginative ideas of the children, well done Year Three!

In Maths, the children have been exploring measurements (cm, mm, g, kg, L) and applying their knowledge of expanded column methods and bar models in order to solve a series of complex, multi-step word problems. Both classes have shown real commitment to their learning, particularly when faced with some tricky open-ended maths problems!

Once again, the children have amazed our Year 3 team with the inventive, creative home learning that they have produced. It has been great to witness the children’s enthusiasm and interest for their new Rainforest topic.

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We hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable weekend,

Miss Honeywell and Mr Austin.