Year 3 – 3H
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Y3H Autumn 1 Blog
Y3H have hit the ground running in Year 3.
We started with a special project on coal mining, finding out about the coal mines around Sunderland and the dangers associated with the work. We created art and writing about mining.
Stones and Rocks have featured heavily in our work. In history, we have learned about the Stone Age and how society progressed from hunter-gatherers to farming. This has linked to our science work on rocks, soils and fossils, where we have taken part in experiments to investigate the different uses and hardness of different types of rocks. We also discovered how fossils are created and carried out an experiment to investigate the permeability of different types of soil.
In RE we have looked at the Hindu Diwali story and discovered how Hindu children celebrate this festival with lights, decorations and special food – just like Christmas!
PE has focused on athletics skills with the class running, jumping and throwing for speed, distance, accuracy and technique.
We have introduced Y3 to the French language, where they have learned a number of greetings and introductions: saying hello; asking someone their name, age and wellbeing etc. We have also learned our French numbers up to 12.
Our writing group have been exploring the story of The Iron Man, and have written their own monster stories and an explanation text describing how they would trap and catch their monster! Our phonics groups have continued to work on their more complex set 3 sounds to help them read and write sentences, letters and stories using harder spellings such as -tion (attention) and -cious (precious).
In Maths, this half term has focused on our understanding of place value as we are now using larger numbers with hundreds, tens and ones. In addition and subtraction we have worked on our mental skills to quickly add and subtract numbers up to 20, and have begun to use that knowledge in formal column addition and subtraction. Some of our children are beginning to understand how to carry numbers when adding, and also to exchange numbers between columns to subtract.
We have ended our half-term with a couple of special lessons on the subject of Black History Month. Year 3 have learned about the inspiring history of Nelson Mandela and have written reports and even poems about him!