Teachers’ Youth Rock Choir

Hi all,

This is a reminder, for those children who have signed up to be a part of the Teacher’s Rock Youth Choir, that the next session is this Thursday.

As previously arranged, the children can stay on the school site with Mr Gill who will then drive them to and from the rehearsal.

The children will be back at school for 6pm. Please can parents ensure that they are punctual when collecting their children.


Year 3 – Science: Animals including humans

Our science focus has turned to looking at animals including humans. We will be learning about the skeletal system, the muscular system and diet.

We have discovered this week that there are animals that are classified as vertebrates and some that are invertebrates. We also discovered that some animals have a skeleton on the outside of their body.

Can you work out which of these animals are vertebrates and invertebrates?



Year 3 – Pop Art

We are looking at the Pop Art movement. We have focused on Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein; two highly influential artists of the movement.

We have looked at several different pieces of Pop Art and shared our views on what makes the style different to other styles. We agreed that the pictures are of everyday objects that have been created using bright colours and strong, bold outlines.

We are going to practise these techniques to create our own Rainforest inspired Pop Art!


Year 3 – English: Non – Chronological Report Writing

This term in year 3, we have an over arching theme of the Amazon Rainforest. We have tried to weave this through all of our learning, with English being no exception.

We have been looking at a variety of non – chronological reports to identify their key layout features as well as the sentence structure that is associated with these types of text.

A nonchronological report is a non-fiction text which gives information on a particular subject. It is sometimes called a nonchronological report as it gives information without referring to the order in which things happen.

We have used the Christmas home learning as a basis for the information that has gone  into our reports.


Year 3 – Maths: Multiplication and Division

This week, we have been looking at the relationship between multiplication and division and how we can use this information to help us solve fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions.


Firstly, we have looked at comparing different mathematical statements using greater than, less than and equals symbols.

This is an example of a problem that the children have answered this week.

3×4 > 1×5

In words, this number sentence reads as three multiplied by four is greater than one multiplied by five.

Because 3×4 = 12  and 1×5 = 5, the statement is true.


We then moved on to looking at how we can use what we already know about or 12 times table, and apply it to calculations that may appear challenging.

This is an example of a problem that the children have answered this week.

If 4 x 4 = 16, I know that 40 x 4 is 160 because 40 is 10 times bigger than 4 so the answer will be ten times bigger.

Have a go at these at home:

3 x 3 = ?     so   30 x 3 = ?

5 x 4 = ?    so    50 x 4 = ?   and 40 x 5 = ?

2 x 12 = ?  so    20 x 12 = ?  and 120 x 2 = ?