Hundreds, tens and ones

In Friday’s Maths lesson, Year 3 have combined all the learning they have done so far and made three-digit numbers using concrete resources. We looked at the representation of hundreds, tens and ones and discussed how we can use these to help us identify the place value of each digit.

Adding suffixes

This week, the children have been revisiting their spelling rules from Year 2. They have been adding the suffixes -ness, -ment, -ful and -less. We know that if the root word ends in ‘y’ then we need to change it to an ‘i’ before we add our suffix.



In English today, the children have been learning about glossaries. We know that glossaries are found in non-fiction texts, are written in the present tense and glossary terms are written in alphabetical order. They had a look at some examples of glossaries, matched glossary subheadings to their definitions and wrote their own definition based on a glossary subheading.

Kings and queens

To start our new History unit, Year 3 have been revisiting their Key Stage 1 time lines. They have combined this with our new learning and have found out which monarchs reigned during the significant events they have already learnt about.

Dribbling in basketball

This week, Year 3 have had their first basketball lesson and have focused on dribbling in order to travel with the ball. They learnt the correct technique for dribbling: push the ball with your fingertips rather than your palm and bounce the ball at waist height, at the side of your body, to allow you to run.

Place Value

Year 3 have made an excellent start to our first Maths unit, Place Value. They have used Base 10 and arrow cards to help them identify the value of each digit in a two-digit number, revisiting their learning from Year 2.