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Year 3 Autumn News Blog

November 23rd 2018

Welcome to Year 3

We are Almond, Chery and Oak class.

We have been leaning about conserving the Thames. Our core text was This Morning I Met A Whale by Michael Murporgo. In the book a young boy discovers a whale in the Thames and this is based on true events.


During our English lesson we have been writing information leaflets and internet blogs to persuade people to look after our local environment. We had to ensure our arguments were very clear and included relevant facts with use of persuasive language.


In Maths we focused on the Place Value of numbers up to 3-digits. We were then able to apply our knowledge of place value to adding and subtracting numbers of up to 3-digits. We also started to practice our 3,4 and 8 times tables.


In Science our Topic was Animals and Humans and we learnt about some of the muscles and bones in the human body. We also analysed which foods make up a balanced and nutritious diet.

In Art we took photos when we were on our trip in Greenwich of the local river-scape and created impressionist-style chalk pastel drawings inspired by the work of JMW Turner.


As part of our curriculum work we studied the history of the River Thames and how the behaviour of humans has a negative impact on its wildlife. To do this we became archaeologists and completed a walk of the foreshore of the Thames in Greenwich and collected different materials. We managed to find roof tiles from King Henry the Eighths home! We found out about the different purposes of the Thames and created an awareness campaign designed to persuade people to use the Thames more responsibly. We took to the streets of Greenwich to educate people in the local area with managed to maintain their interest by amazing them with a range of facts and also getting them to complete quizzes.