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Welcome to Montgolfier class. This year we had to choose a significant European person from History. The children researched different people and voted in favour of Montgolfier. The Montgolfier brothers were the first people to invent the hot air balloon.


Teachers in class: Miss Playford

We had a visit today from ASDA and they brought in different types of bread for us to taste such as ciabatta, white bloomer, bagel, naan and tortilla. We also learnt which countries the different types of bread come from. We loved tasting all breads especially the chocolate chip brioche.  Yummy!


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Welcome back! I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you all a happy new year.


We've got a busy half term ahead of us.


In English we will start the new year by learning a Kenning poem off by heart and the having a go at writing our own. We will then learn a non-chronological report which will be linked to our topic on the stone age.

In Maths we will be revisiting addition, subtraction and times tables during our warm ups every day and will be focusing on measures to start with.

We are very excited because we start our music lessons with Miss Pearson where we will learn to play the ukulele.

Unfortunately swimming still will not be happening for the time being so we will be learning the skills of how to play netball on a Thursday afternoon. Remember to bring your outdoor PE kit.


We have our class assembly this half term. Put Friday 2nd February at 2.30pm in your diaries.

Come and join us Thursday 21st December at 2.45pm. We will be showcasing some of our learning from this half term. 

Rio carnival

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As part of our South America topic we have been learning about the Rio carnival, we have each made a colourful, bright and vibrant head dress. Aren't they fabulous?

Hot chocolate!

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We all enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows after we sang christmas songs at Asda. It tasted delicious!

Thank you to everyone for your support. It was lovely to see so many of you!


Today we watched the pantomime Snow white. We enjoyed joining in through singing, shouting & cheering.


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We are representing division in different ways. First we reminded ourselves of how to draw the arrays, then we used cuisenaire to help us and then we were introduced to the chucking method on a number line. 

Perform a picture

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After the Arts Ambassadors went to the Art gallery and looked at the different exhibitions, each class represented the photographs on a large piece of paper. As a phase we then chose our favourite picture. As a class we looked at the different instruments we could use to recreate the picture. The children then performed their musical piece to other children in an assembly.  

Decorating the Christmas tree!

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Picture form of the grid method for multiplication.

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We solved multiplication sums using the picture form of the grid method or arrays. Excellent work!


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We have made arrays using different objects, to help us solve multiplication problems.

Children in need!

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Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a lovely half term. 


This half term our topic is South America and we will be using maps to identify the continents, oceans and countries in South America. We will also research the natural and physical features of South America. Our English is linked to topic so the children will write a spine poem about the Amazon. We will then learn a journey tale also set in the Amazon.

We are focusing on the children using description in their writing and will be teaching the children different descriptive techniques to help them.

In Maths we are continuing to solve addition and subtraction problems and will then move onto multiplication and division problems. 

You can help your child by playing games to help them remember the multiplication facts for the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Magnets and forces

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At the end of our topic we made a game. First we planned our maze and then we drew our design on a large piece of paper. We then used magnets to move a ball around our mazes.
A big well done to all the children in Montgolfier class for our attendance being above 95%. On Friday we are allowed to bring our teddies to school as a reward. Keep it up!

Addition and subtraction

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We have been learning how to add and subtraction using two 3 digit numbers. We practise using base 10 and place value counters first before using the expanded column method as written form.

Growth mindset

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As part of our growth mindset topic this half term we are working in teams to make a beanstalk so that Jack can rescue his mum from the giants castle and the giant can return home.

Place value

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We've been using different resources around the room, like base 10 and place value counters to make 3 digit numbers.

Exploring magnets

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Year 3 Non-Negotiable’s to set us up for a fabulous year!

This Autumn term, Montgolfier class will be working very hard to ensure we know how to spell the first 300 High Frequency words (HFW) which we started to learn in Reception so that we are ready to move onto our Year 3 spellings, rules and patterns for the rest of the year.

In addition to this, we will regularly working on our handwriting to ensure that all our fantastic work can be read clearly.

Furthermore, we are consolidating our basic number skills including number bonds, doubling and halving and our times tables 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8, 50, 100!

If you would like any further guidance with the different ways you can support your child at home, then please don’t hesitate to speak to us.

Below are some documents you may find useful!

Many Thanks,

Miss Playford

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