Learning in Year 3


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World Book Day Orienteering

3M and 6F are reading buddies. We have been working together and sharing our love of reading this term. To celebrate World Book Day we took part in an orienteering challenge. With our buddies we used a map of the school to hunt for clues, once all the clues had been collected we had to rush back to class in order to piece them together to work which authors, quotes and blurbs matched which book!

Persuasive Writing

In Year Three we have been learning how to write persuasively. We designed and created our own chocolate bars that we then had to advertise. Here we are reading our adverts ready for the radio, have we persuaded you to buy our chocolate?




We have been learning all about the Rainforests of the world, as well as stretching our geography skills we have also applied our Art and Design and Technology skills by creating accurate models of the Amazon Rainforest by including all the features that we have been learning about.

Money Problems

In Maths we have been looking at money, and applying our addition and subtraction knowledge to view money in real life contexts. Here we are solving a money problem and then presenting our solution to the class.

Reading Buddies!

3M and 6F have become reading Buddies! We have been working with 6F and sharing our love of reading. Here we are choosing books to share and planning our very own stories to create.


In Literacy, we have been acting out prepositions. We were learning about how prepositions can be used to show place, time and cause. We used objects from the classroom and placed them around the room (and ourselves) and wrote our sentences using prepositions.


In maths we have been looking at using the concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to support our understanding. This term we have spent time securing our place value understanding and then have moved onto addition and subtraction, using the formal method to carry and exchange.


In P.E we have been doing gymnastics. Our first unit was on Travelling. We looked at different ways that we could travel using different parts of our body, different speeds and different directions.

Reading Time

In our reading time we have been exploring poetry by Roger McGough. We looked at his Bad Bad Cats book and acted out our favourite parts.


In science we have been investigating different push and pull forces. We spent time identifying the different types of force and demonstrating our own. We then planned and designed our own experiment to investigate the affect that different materials have on a force.

Talk Time

In Talk Time we read ‘My Many Coloured Days’ by Dr Seuss to explore how we can express our emotions using colours. We sorted colours by matching them to emotions and used these to voice our emotions.


In Topic lessons our History project was linked to Black History Month. We learned about the life of Harriet Tubman and how she not only escaped slavery but went on to rescue hundreds of other people from slave plantations all over the South of America.