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13/07/2018 - Following on from their trip to Riverside Country Park, Year 3 have been learning about persuasive writing and are writing letters to persuade people what a fantastic place it is. 

In maths, we have been looking at different ways of collecting and presenting data. We enjoyed recording our sprint and hurdle times and writing our own questions about the times for other people to answer. 


29/06/2018 - Year 3 have been enjoying poetry and are now writing their own river poems, using lots of alliteration and onomatopoeia. ​Next week we are moving on to persuasive letter writing.

In maths we have been doing our end of year tests. When we're finished, we're going to start on our last topic of the year; data handling.


08/06/2018 - We've had a fun start to Term 6 doing lots of measuring. We've been trying to work out how to use different measuring equipment and which units to use. We really impressed Mr Allchin when he taught us to use a protractor to measure angles. 

In English we have been writing our own endings to our book, Krindlekrax. Some of us have had amazing ideas!


27/04/2018 - Year 3 have had an exciting start to Term 5. We are loving our new book, 'Krindlekrax' by Philip Ridley, which is about a crocodile living in the sewers beneath Lizard Street. We have started writing newspaper reports to tell everyone what's been happening on Lizard Street! 

In maths we have been looking at shapes, angles and lines. We have been around school hunting for right angles, acute angles and parallel lines. This has also linked in nicely with our topic work all about maps. We have been practicing giving and following directions using clockwise and anti-clockwise turns, as well as the compass directions north, south, east and west. 


16/03/2018 - Year 3 have been working on their descriptive writing and wrote fantastic descriptions of the wizard’s chess match at the end of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

‘Time’ is our topic in Maths at the moment. Not only we are trying to get better at correctly using vocabulary like ‘am’, ‘pm’, ‘evening’, ‘midnight’ and ‘noon’, but are also we learning to tell the time. To help us with this, we are stopping regularly throughout the day to try and work out what time it is!

We are also really looking forward to our trip to Dover Museum on Monday!


09/02/2018 - Year 3 have written instructions for potions of their own choosing linked to our Harry Potter topic this term.  Some wrote potions for travelling back in time, whilst others wrote poems to make them invisible.

In Maths, we have been learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using grid method and have this week moved onto looking at the relationships between days, months and years. Ask any of Year 3 about the knuckle trick and they will show you! 


26/01/2018 - Year 3 have had great fun in English writing instructions for potions. We have been writing potions to freeze time, be invisible, make us rich and much more! We have also been very creative with the ingredients needed for each potion.

In Maths, we have been learning to use multiplication facts for 3x, 4x and 8x table and have moved onto multiplying multiples of ten and a hundred and multiplying two digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.


12/01/2018 - Year 3 have returned to school after the Christmas break full of enthusiasm and ready to learn  We have been looking at converting and comparing units of length, which we have found a little tricky at times but have persevered and are making good progress with this.

In English, we have started reading Harry Potter and have begun writing diary entries about the day that Harry learnt that he could talk to snakes and set one free from London Zoo.

We have also started learning about Prehistoric Britain, which we are very excited about!

We have a busy term ahead and are looking forward to all of the new challenges.


24/11/2017 - Year 3 finished re writing the opening to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, using expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials to enhance their descriptions.

In Maths we have started looking at different ways of doing multiplication and division.  We have been looking at drawing arrays for the 3, 4 and 8 times table and have been learning our 4s and 8s by using halving and doubling.

We have been finding out about how the Egyptians preserved the bodies of the dead through mummification and are off to the Maidstone Museum to find out more and have a go at the process ourselves!


10/11/2017 - Year 3 have been looking at the opening to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and have started to look at ways of rewriting it to make it better.  In Maths we have been learning to use the compact method for subtraction and after lots of hard work, we have cracked exchanging!

In Topic we studied the Egyptian Gods and then created our own using animal heads and human bodies! We are looking forward to our school trip in a couple of weeks time where we will be mummifying oranges!


13/10/2017 - As part of Year 3's Egyptians Topic, they have been using pyrus paper to begin creating portraits from photographs of themselves. Watch this space for the finished article! They have also had a great time making Egyptian necklaces using paper plates.  They decorated them with scarabs made out of clay and embellished them with paint and gem stones to make them look authentic.


29/09/2017 - Year 3 have started to explore addition and subtraction this week.  We have used counters to make sure that we fully understand the place value of what we are doing and have really enjoyed it.  In English, we have been writing letters to Mr Wonka trying to persuade him to build us a school made from chocolate.  Lots of the children believe that being allowed to eat part of the classroom would motivate them to work harder!


15/09/2017 - Year 3 have all settled really well back into school life and are starting to work very hard. We have been recapping our knowledge of place value and learning to mentally add and subtract ten and one hundred from any number.  We have also been writing recounts about a film that we watched where a young boy heads into the woods to go camping and comes face to face with a menacing monster, who wants to eat his marshmallows!