Welcome to Durham Class! 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 consolidating our 2, 5 and 10 times tables that we learnt in Year 2.
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 answering the big question ‘How are animals similar to humans?’ we are looking at skeletal structures for animals and humans and comparing the different types of foods that both animals and humans eat and also the habitats that they live in.
We are excited about being in KS2 and embracing the new academic year ahead!