St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

Durham Class (Year 3)




In year 3 we are learning lots of new, exciting things. In maths we have been looking at place value of numbers up to 4 digits long! We have been using Dienes cubes and place value charts to help us to understand number better and work through place value word problems, this has been challenging! We are learning our 4 and 8 times tables and have a daily mental maths session that tests us every morning on these!

In English we have been studying Roald Dahl texts for Roald Dahl week. We have been writing character descriptions on Fantastic Mr. Fox, the three nasty farmers and Mr. and Mrs. Twit – this has been really fun! We also had a heated debate in class about Mr. Fox and whether his stealing of the farmer’s chickens could ever be considered acceptable!

In Science we are studying different types of rock and learning and fossils and what these are and where these can be found.

For history we are going to be looking at buildings and finding out who were the greatest builders in the world!

We have exciting trips booked this term to Culpeper Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral and we are even going to the premiere of the film The Grinch in November as part of the National Film festival!

We are excited about being in KS2 and embracing the new academic year!

Durham Class Photos