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Year 3

Class Teacher: Mrs Melanophy

Curriculum Newsletter

Celebration of Work

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!