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All about Year 3 fractions!

Year 3 have been learning about fractions. We have learnt that the number at the top of a fraction is called a numerator.  The number at the bottom is called a denominator. When you add or subtract fractions, the denominator always stays the same but the numerator changes. For example to add 1/5 to 2/5 –  1 + 2 = 3, read more »

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Year 3 visit Dippy!

‘Dippy’ the Diplodocus is a plaster cast model of the fossil of a dinosaur who was found in Western America in 1898. The original fossil is still in America but a plaster cast was on display at the Natural History Museum in London until 2017 when Dippy went on tour.  The model is now in the read more »

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Class 3T cave paintings

As part of our ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ topic we watched a video about cave paintings.  Cave men who had been injured by animals used their own blood to paint different pictures on cave walls. They also used plants and flowers to create other colours. The paintings included roe deer, wild horses, mammoths and cave lions. The end of read more »

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Year 3 Fossil Fun!

We had a visit from Phil the Fossil Man.  He is an expert on fossils and he showed us lots of fossils which he had found. He showed us some sketches which he had drawn of the creatures which created the fossils. We learnt lots of interesting facts about fossils, including the long-necked plesiosaur; his neck was long so that read more »

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Class 3T make paper hats

Firstly, we watched a video on how to make paper hats. The video was paused after each step so we could follow it and each make a paper hat. Then, working in pairs, using whiteboards and pens, we wrote down instructions on how to make a paper hat. We had to think very carefully about each step to make the read more »

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Class 3T chocolate fraction work!

Mrs Topham brought in some chocolate to help us learn about fractions.  We were given chocolate in a bar which we had to break into five squares. Using whiteboards and pens we wrote down fractions using the chocolate squares.  Mrs Topham then wrote down our fractions on the board and we wrote down sums using the fractions. We found read more »

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