Monthly Archives: December, 2017

The countdown to Christmas…


We hope you have all been having a pleasant week.

In English, the children have continued to learn about writing a spooky narrative – they have particularly enjoyed rehearsing the dialogue between their characters before recording the direct speech into their books. We were delighted at the pupils’ commitment to learning as well as their creativity when making their detailed and entertaining conversations. Well done Year Three! Next week, we look forward to planning, drafting and editing our own spooky stories. Each Year Three class shall create a collaborative folder of published  stories, to give to one other as a Christmas gift.

In Maths, the children have continued their learning on division, the inverse and using related number facts to solve tricky word problems. Year Three have explored groups and sharing through numerous Maths tools including: numicon, counters and bar models. Next week, both classes shall take part in a series of challenging reasoning problems and mastery-style questions, using their Maths toolkits to support and ‘prove’ their calculations.

We have been very impressed by the children’s Bronze Age home learning so far. Just to let you know that the children are going to make their Stone Age cars during a D&T afternoon on Thursday 15th December 2017 – the children have been informed that they must bring their own resources to make and decorate the working 3D car they have already designed in class. Wheels and rods shall be provided however it is the children’s responsibility to bring anything else they may need for the project into school by the aforementioned date.

Hope you all have an excellent weekend,

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Luter and Mrs Sumba.


STEM day


We hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Today, Year 3 took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day. This enabled the children to take part in practical, cross-curricular learning and collaborate as part of a team. In particular, the children enjoyed investigating the strength and permeability of different types of rock that could be used for a Stone Age play house. During the afternoon, the children continued their learning of Rocks and Minerals by creating their own bubbling volcanoes in class! Please see the photo below:

volcano activity

In English, the children have been learning about some of the key components required for their spooky stories: a terrifying monster and a creepy setting! Through videos, sound clips and sugar paper activities, both classes have created an impressive bank of adjectives and verbs to describe the main characters of the story and how they shall move / sound. Well done Year 3!

In Maths, Year 3 have looked at multiplication as well as the different representations that may be used for such number sentences. The children have shown true commitment when solving a range of tricky word problems involving arrays and number line work. Next week, we look forward to learning about using related number facts as we move on to our learning of division facts.

We hope you all have a great weekend,

Miss Honeywell, Mrs Luter and Mrs Sumba.