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St Mary's CE Primary School

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Year 3

Year 3 have had a fantastic half term! We have been working extremely hard in all subjects and have made great progress. In English, the children have learnt about the importance of sentence structure and discovered what helps us to make a great sentence. We have also learnt how to write a narrative dialogue using inverted commas to punctuate speech. In our reading lessons, the children have been learning about the importance of authors choice in terms of vocabulary and creating an atmosphere for the reader. We also rehearsed and performed poetry, focusing on expression and dramatic interpretation and impact on the audience.


In maths the children have been learning how to use the formal written method for multiplication and division and how to apply this to solve word problems. We have been practicing the timetables we already know and have now learnt our 8 times table using a cover version of an Adele song.



In science the children have re-visited the three different types of rock (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary) and how each one is formed and how they form a rock cycle. We have started our new topic of forces and magnets. The children have loved working scientifically to test theories and prove facts.



In history, we have been learning about The Stone age, when it happened, how long it lasted and the different stages and what occurred in each session. The children took a particular interest in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic era when Woolley mammoths were alive and when Britain was still joined to Europe.  In geography we have learnt about the four countries that make up the UK, their capital cities and also about the difference between counties, countries and regions.


The children have loved their weekly D.T lessons, where they have learnt about a healthy balanced diet, how to cook and prepare food and the importance of choosing fresh ingredients rather than using processed foods.



Learning to play the ukulele in Year 3!