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Year 3

Year 3 began a new, Geography, topic for this half-term called ‘Tremors’ and have been learning about the structure of the Earth.  Children used jelly, custard and chocolate to made an edible version of the layers of the Earth.

In a Design and Technology cooking lesson, Year 3 worked in teams and followed instructions to bake delicious reindeer cupcakes to take home.

Year 3 took their learning beyond the classroom when they visited Waltham Abbey Church.  They learned about the history of the church as well as discussing the nativity before having an opportunity to look around each part of the church.  Children also practised their carol singing as they sat in the choir pews of the Abbey.  We would like to thank The Reverend Alexandra Guest for making us feel so welcome and for answering all of our questions – we really enjoyed our visit!

Year 3 are working on their new topic for this half-term called ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’.  Children have been learning about Roald Dahl, reading and writing about Charlie and the Chocolate factory and designing their own chocolate bars and sweets.  They also learned about the history of chocolate, and drawing bar charts and using a database to analyse results, as part of two very popular chocolate tasting lessons.


In PSHE we have been learning about the importance of working as a team. We had to design and build our own carrot cars out of just carrots and cucumbers, as a team, before we raced them!

This term in science we have been learning all about skeletons and muscles. We designed and made our own skeletons out of marshmallows and cocktail sticks.

Children completed this half-term’s topic about Heroes and Villains by writing about the story of 101 Dalmatians.  Some children made dalmatian pumpkins and others used spray paint to create artwork of Cruella de Vil.

As children completed their Religious Education learning about Hinduism for this half-term, they used their Design and Technology skills to measure and mix ingredients accurately to bake and then decorate lots of yummy Diwali cookies.

Children used their Design and Technology skills in Religious Education to make and decorate a Diwali lamp as they continued to learn about different aspects of Hinduism.

Year 3 have been learning about Hinduism in our weekly Religious Education lessons.  Children have been describing characters from the story of Rama and Sita.  They have also learned about play scripts and displayed their acting talents as they brought the story to life!

In English, we have been using the engaging story called ‘War and Peas’ to continue our work on writing character and setting descriptions.  Children also had fun developing their drama and performance skills as they retold their own version of the story.

As part of our ‘Superheroes and Villains’ topic, Year 3 also enjoyed getting messy with paint to make Superhero hand prints of Batman and Spiderman.

Our topic in the first half of the Autumn term is called ‘Superheroes and Villains’. Children worked together to develop their team working skills and made Superhero logos using pasta and paint.  Children have also been learning about each of the Superheroes and using adjectives to describe each character’s appearance and personality.