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Our learning during Autumn 1

Dem bones.... Dem bones...

 

Our very first theme this year was our human body topic: Funny Bones - what does an X-ray reveal? On our first day in Year 3, we welcomed a new friend to our class, a skeleton, who asked us if we had seen its friends. Then we noticed that there were lots of bones all over the playground so we went on a bone hunt to piece them back together!

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A week after our initial launch, we had a visit from some specialists at Southampton University. Find out more about this visit by clicking the link below.

Year 3 go Deutsch for World Day of Languages

 

On Tuesday 26th September, Morpurgo Class dressed in red, black and yellow (the colours of the German flag) to celebrate everything German. We chose this country and language to explore further because we have just started learning German as our modern foreign language. We had an amazing day doing a whole different selection of activities - see below for more information.

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Bombs, spies and adventure in the country-side: but what was life like during WWII?

 

After spending 4 weeks on our human body unit, we launched our main Autumn Term topic related to WWII and the home front. As part of our English and history work, we have explored what happened with children during the war and read the book, 'The Lion and the Unicorn' where a young boy called Lenny was evacuated to the countryside. Although he was having a horrible time, he met a friend called Mike who was an ex-soldier. He taught him about bravery and courage before being reunited with his Mum. We used the storyline to help us to write our own evacuation story and have even sent some off for Shirley Hughes (the author) to read! See below for some of our photos from the drama that we did as part of the unit.

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Marvellous Maths in Morpurgo Class

 

Over this first half term, we have been working extremely hard securing our understanding of 2 digit numbers (numbers up to 100) and beginning to use this knowledge when working with 3 digit numbers (numbers over 100). We have been adding and subtracting using these numbers but showing this in different ways and using different equipment. We are using dienes, bead strings and numicon as well as pictorial methods such as numberlines, the bar model and the bubble method to show partitioning. We have also looked at multiplication and division using equipment too. We learn our maths through problem solving tasks that make us really think about what we have to do, the methods that we choose and how we can use what we know in more challenging problems. Have a look at our photos below to see how confident we are!

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Polished performances in P.E.

 

Morpurgo Class have been learning cheerleading in our Indoor PE lessons this Autumn Term culminating in a performance to the Year 6 children. We perfected moves including the Cone and Circle, Puncher, Archer and the Celebration. Look out for a video of our final performance. Meanwhile, in Outdoor PE we have been making the most of the dry weather and have been learning Tag Rugby.


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