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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

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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