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November 25th to December 8th


This last two weeks the children have been working hard to create their very own Sphinx out of 3D shapes that they have made themselves!  The children looked at images of the Sphinx, made a model out of 3D shapes as a design and then created their own using nets of shapes. 

The amazing Year 3s have been working very hard to write their own ending to the story Flood by F.V Alvaro. They have been immersed in the story of a young family who's world is turned upside down by a storm and a flood. The children have thought about how the family are feeling as well as how they are going to work together to rebuild their home and their lives. 

In Maths this week the children have been working on multiplication and division using their 2, 4 and 5 times tables. 


On top of all that fantastic learning we have been working on a super special performance for this years Christmas production. We can't wait for you to enjoy it! 

15th November to 24th November.


What a couple of weeks! 

This week the children have been getting active in their maths with an activity around factor pairs and multiplication. They will start learning more about division this coming week as well as some written methods of multiplication. 

In our enquiry lessons we have been delving deep into the world of the ancient Egyptians, learning about the why the River Nile was so important to their long existence.  They have learnt all about the flooding of the river as well as the farming and trade that took place. 

We had a flood!

The year 3 children came back after break to find that our classrooms had been flooded! The devastation allowed the children to come up with some excellent vocabulary to use in their writing and helping to tidy the destruction away made them really understand what it would be like to have damage to their precious belongings. 

What a super couple of weeks! 

We are back!

Wow! What a start back this half term so far!

We started our week off with some active maths where we were using our adding skills that we learnt before half term! 

We have been planning a wonderful winter poem that we are going to be writing and editing this week! 

In our enquiry learning we have been doing a block of music where we have been learning how to play a tuned instrument along to the song "The Gift of the Nile" as well as singing and learning the words. 

In reading we have been using readers theatre to practise and perform an extract from our class reader "The Great Foodbank Heist" by Onjali Q Rauf. 

So far...


This last couple of weeks we have been very busy learning all about addition and subtraction in maths, we have done our first independent write based on the three little pigs and we have started a new unit on poetry. 


In our enquiry learning we have finished a unit on different art skills where we used wire and sculpted our very own fish! 


We are now starting a history and geography unit on Egypt with a focus on why civilizations settled around rivers. The children have been exploring atlases looking at rivers around the world and they will start to learn the features of rivers and how they are formed. 


The children are working hard in all their lessons and we are so proud of each and every one of them!   

September 2021


Wow! What a great first few weeks we have been having! 

Already this term we have looked at place value in maths and we have been challenging ourselves looking at numbers up to 1000! We are about to start a block of learning on addition and subtraction! 


This term we have started our amazing English learning with The true story of the three little pigs, where we have been looking at the wolf's version of events. The children have been thinking about different views and versions of the traditional tale along side this one. 


In Enquiry we have been looking at the life cycle of a plant. We started looking at what plants need to grow and the importance of roots and the nutrients they absorb. We have looked at the different stages of life including pollination and seed dispersal. The children have enjoyed watching cress grow and our onions growing their roots in the light of the window. 


What a fantastic start! Next up in our learning will be the amazing features of rivers and the ancient Egyptians. 

2021 - 2022