Year 3 Temly Information Autumn 2 2018

This term we have been learning all about our local area! We spent time finding and locating landmarks within Cambourne and also researched the services available within the area. We also went on a trip to explore Cambourne further, including Geocaching which was very interesting. During the trip we visited local attractions such as Everyone Active and spent time taking part in a range of exciting activities while we were there including New Age Kurling and Goalball.

In Maths this term, we have been developing our knowledge of written methods of calculation across a range of operations. We have begun to apply these in a variety of different situations and problem solving contexts, in addition to exploring inverse relationships between numbers.

We have been studying the text Iron Man by Shirley Hughes this half term as part of our English learning. We spent time studying each chapter in detail and wrote in a variety of different ways including creating newspaper articles and letters of complaint. We also wrote our own versions of the story based around our own Iron Man characters.

In Science, we have been learning all about forces and magnets this term. We carried out a range of experiments to expand our knowledge including investigating forces at work within toys and sorting objects by their magnetic properties. We looked closely at different magnets and learned that they can be used in many ways.
Children’s comments about their learning

“I love solving problems using the column method, it makes it so easy”- Tejas

“I didn’t know you could use magnets like that, it’s very interesting”- Zachy

“Geocaching around Cambourne was exciting and helped us find out some more about our local area”- Amelia R