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Term 1 - Take Me To The Islands!

Tie-Dye, Masks and Carnival Time!



To create a skeleton using dried pasta. This can be spaghetti, pasta shells or twists. 


100 house points. 

Term 1 Week 8


"This week we have been learning about muscles and bones." (Evie)


"We have been learning how to subtract multiples of 10 from a 3 digit number." (Scarlet)


"During science, we constructed our own skeletons to support an alien coming to Planet Earth." (James S)


"Yesterday, we made muscles using cardboard and elastic bands." (Sebastian)

Year 3 Science Day 2019

ART DAY 2019

Term 1 Week 4


"We have been reading a book called Gregory Cool." (Amel)


"We have been learning about place value in maths." (Scarlet)


"Today is art day! We are using clay to create leaf tiles." (James S)


"We have been watching and following the Rugby World Cup!" (Annie)

Term 1 so far...


As part of our Trinidad and Tobago topic, we have been exploring where the islands are on the world map. We looked at the difference between lines of latitude and longitude and drew key features such as the equator, north pole, south pole and continents on balloons that represented the globe. During music we explored calypso music and the way it made us feel when listening to it. We practised tapping out off-beat syncopated rhythms with claves and learnt about the different types of instruments associated with caribbean music. In our science lessons we have identified which foods belong to each group (carbohydrates, proteins etc) and how they effect our bodies. We also discussed the importance of a balanced diet. We have used the caribbean story of 'Gregory Cool' top explore new vocabulary associated with our topic and to practise using character voices, whilst reading. Using inverted commas (speech marks) in our writing has been a new experience for us and we have had great fun exploring speech through drama before applying this to our writing. We have been listening to a direct speech song which we found very funny, but also useful in helping us to remember the rules for recording direct speech (please find a link to the song in our English Resources). In maths we have focussed on really understanding place value, using physical resources such as 'Base 10' and place value cards. The children have used this knowledge to partition numbers, order numbers and solve problems. We encourage the children to use their verbal and written reasoning skills to explain their answers and deepen their understanding. PE is now taking place on Tuesday mornings rather than on Fridays. This term the children are developing football skills and an awareness of how finding space rather than chasing the ball can be a real advantage! Please ensure your child keeps their PE kit in school for the term so that it is always available when they need it. We have made a great start in our swimming lessons and look forward to seeing the children progress during the course of this term. 


All the best from the Year 3 team