Welcome to 3CB
3CB started the year beautifully and enjoyed catching up with friends after such a long time. They settled into new routines really well and should be really proud of their start to year 3 life.
This term we have enjoyed lots of books including Leon and the Place Between, Cinderella of the Nile, The Tin Forest and the Pied Piper of Hamelin. We have focused on forming sentences correctly and varying our sentence types. We have started to use adventurous language in our writing.
This term we have been focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and we have started our multiplication and division unit. We have been looking specifically at 3 digit numbers and finding different ways to represent them, using more, less than and equal to symbols to compare numbers. We’ve added and subtracting numbers using manipulatives, numberlines and formal written methods.
In science, we have been investigating force and magnets and have been doing lots of exciting experiments (with many more to come)! We have also been looking at light and shadows which has been really interesting.
In the first half term got stuck into our Ancient Egyptian topic, where we looked at at Ancient Civilizations and how civilizations began. We created Egypt landscapes and explored mummification, where we mummified tomatoes! We also had a go at using Hieroglyphics to write our names and decode secret messages!
In the second half term we studied the royals including significant royals throughout history and why the magna carta was so important.
We started the year doing a wide variety of activities to develop our fundamental movement skills. So far, we have completed multi-skills, gymnastics and invasion games units.
Children in Need
We took part in raising money for Children in Need by supporting Joe Wicks with his 24 hour PE challenge. We even managed to get ourselves on the TV!
We spent some time learning about Marcus Rashford and his life. We wrote letters to him and are waiting to hear back!
Long term investigation
We started our long-term investigation where we will be studying trees and plants and how change through the seasons.
Any other business
In our class story time this term we have read: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath, The Girl and the Dinosaur and Last.
Unfortunately, we did have to close our year group bubble for two weeks but the children managed to keep doing fantastic learning online.
It has been a brilliant term in 3CB and we can’t wait to be back after the Christmas holidays!