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8th December


English- This week we have been working on The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. We shared the magnificent illustrations and told the story ourselves. Then the children described a scene out of the story, plus a description of the snowman. What fabulous writing the children produced, they used wonderful descriptive phrases such as: -

“bitter wind chilled him to his bones”

“the snow was as white as the fur of a polar bear”

“with buttons as black as the night sky”

Hope you are as impressed as we were?


Maths- The children have been working hard on perimeter of various 2D shapes. Firstly, we counted the squares around the shapes. Then another day the children were given the measurements of 2 of the 4 sides and finally the children had to use rulers to accurately measure the sides of the shapes and then work out the perimeters.

Topic- We investigated some images of Stone Age cave paintings. In our sketch books, the children then produced 4 pictures in the style of cave art.

Picture 1- hunting animals

Picture 2- fishing

Picture 3- the cave and fire

Picture 4- hunting and gathering fruits, nuts and berries.

Hope you enjoy looking at the photographs and think as we did that the children did a really good job.

Have a lovely weekend

All the Year 3 staff x


Wishing Chloe, a very Happy Birthday. We hope you have a lovely day.

Next week we will be continuing our work on The Snowman and in maths some of us will be revising what we have learned – place value, addition, subtraction, multiplying and dividing. Others will be working on measuring with rulers and measuring larger area in school using other equipment. In Topic we will continue to investigate The Stone Age and comparing foods eaten then to foods we now eat.