Monthly Archives: December, 2018

The Final Countdown

We are into the final week of school before the Christmas Festivities begin.  The children have not slowed down in their work rate at school though and they were excited to be writing their Scary Stories based on the story ‘the Gorgle.’ We have been very impressed so far.

In Maths we have been learning about right angles and today we were writing Christmas-style words on our pages and then looking for right angles.

Thank you to all the parents who came to have a look at the children’s Topic learning from this half term.  It is wonderful to be able to share the hard work of the children and we know that they were very proud too.  We will be holding another informal evening in the Spring term to share the learning from next term.

Not long to go now! Keep up the hard work.

Team Three


We kicked off STEM day with an assembly in the hall where we saw how Mobile Phones have changed over the last 20-30 years.  We then looked at the engineering involved to create a domino effect involving 50,000dominoes. Then finally we saw how humans can actually walk on custard! The children were buzzing after the assembly and keen to get creating, designing, building and collaborating on the project ahead of them today!

The Sustainable Car

Last week, Year 3 started a project on Sustainability.  We have been focusing on Light pollution so far but today it was time to turn our attention to the problem with pollution.  We talked about alternatives to petrol cars and then the children were presented today’s challenge which was to make a sustainable car to race! The children were using a balloon to power their car, a plastic cup, a bottle, straws, thread and rubber bands.

They adapted their designs as they went to try and get their car moving. Here are some of the pictures.


In Maths this week we have been looking at problem solving with addition.  We have been calculating the amount of carrots Rudolph will have eaten on his Christmas Eve journey. Here is an example of how we were practising ‘regrouping’ when we are calculating.  We use regrouping as a way of changing 10 tens into 1 hundred and 10 ones into 1 ten.  This child used a red pen to show the tens that she would regroup for 1 hundred instead.  The children enjoyed using their regrouping pens to do this!

In English, the children continued to read the book The Gorge.  We started to think about speech between two characters and using role play we were able to improve our speech to ensure that it was moving the story forward – adding information about the story.  The children then use speech punctuation to record the conversations between Finn and Oliver.  Next week, we will begin to write our Spooky stories!

Spellings: This week we will be learning 6 words from the Year 3/4 statutory word list: Calendar, Caught, Centre, Century, Certain, Circle. Suggested activities include: looking up the words in the dictionary; Writing each words in a shape like a circle or triangle; and write each word in a sentence.  Again, this week we have been so impressed with the spelling home learning.  It is clear that the children value the work they are doing and they are enjoying the tasks given so far.  Thank you for your continued support with helping the children achieve this.

Happy Weekend – 18 sleeps…

Team 3!