Year 3 2019 - 2020
Happy New Year!
We hope you have had an enjoyable Christmas break and the children are looking forward to starting our new topic 'Chariots of Fire'. Throughout the term we will be looking at what life was like in Britain from the Stone Age to the Romans and investigating how the Romans changed Britain.
Our pirate adventure this half-term...
During English we have been creating our own exciting pirate adventures, thinking about the characters, settings and plots. We had a particular focus on varying our sentences using fronted adverbials, subordinating conjunctions and expanded noun phrases to create our own imaginative stories. We are now immersing ourselves in pirate poetry, identifying devices such as metaphor, onomatpoeia, rhythmn, emotion, repetition, alliteration, pattern and similies.
We have been focussing on consolidating our knowledge of the times tables using various methods such as arrays, number lines and the grid method. We have also been looking at the inverse - division. We have been using arrays, repeated subtraction and most recently chunking to derive our answers.