In Literacy, we read traditional stories in the style of ‘folk tales’. We used Talk for Writing to learn the story 'The Greenling’, so we could write our own version. We identified our favourite words and phrases from the story and considered dialogue which was punctuated using inverted commas. We worked on complex sentences using a comma where the subordinating clause comes first. We learned about subordination for reason and developed characters. We used appropriate noun phrases.
Events in our stories were sequenced correctly.
In History, we learned to develop an understanding of similarities and differences across different periods of time. In Autumn term 1 we were learning about the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. We moved on to compare the Stone Age with the Iron Age.
In Maths, we learned how to solve problems with knowledge of multiplication and division. Children who completed their maths homework and learning their multiplication tables, were at an advantage during this half term's learning. In year 3 we learn the x3 x4 and x8 as well as revising x2 x5 x10 and the division facts.
In Science, we explored different soils types, observed and described. We classified soils in a range of ways based on their appearance and devised a test to investigate the water retention of soils.
We observed how soil could be separated through sedimentation.We were able to explain that soils are made from rocks and also contain living and dead matter.
In Geography, we described key human features of Lancashire including types of settlement and land use, economic activity and distribution of natural materials.
In R.E we answered the questions 'How and why have some people served God?'
In PSHCE we learned about being safe and how to recognise hazards that may cause harm or injury and what they should do to reduce risk and keep themselves safe.
In Year 3 we deliver a balanced and broadly based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils, and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We will learn about Children's Rights: Article 14- Every child has the right think and believe what they want.