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Year 3 December 2020



The children in year 3 have been working really hard and amazed us with their learning attitudes over this term. We think they are looking forward to having a rest though over the holidays! We wish you all a very happy Christmas!



During this half term the children have been doing writing based around the book “George’s Marvellous Medicine.”  They have started to learn how to use speech marks or inverted commas to show direct speech or dialogue between characters in stories. They have also had fun writing instructions to make a simple no cook cheese cake and are in the process of writing instructions for making a Christmas card.



For most of this half term the children have been learning how to add and subtract numbers and how to use different strategies such as number lines and column methods. We have now started work on multiplication and division and how times tables can link both these operations.


Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day children talked about the reasons why we have this day each year and produced some lovely artwork based around silhouettes and poppies.



In science children have been very excited to learn about different types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary) and how they are formed. They have learnt that petrology is the scientific study of rocks and have been very active petrologists investigating the appearance and properties of different rocks to try and work out what type of rocks they had been given.



The children have learnt about the structure of the earth and how mountains can be formed which affects the shape of mountains. They have been developing their map reading skills by finding the locations of different mountain ranges around the world. None of them thought that living on top of Mount Everest would be a good idea because it is too cold and it takes too long to boil water for warm drinks!