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Y3 Termly update & photos

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  • Spring 1

    Published 27/01/23, by Hana Mehmet

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    The Ancient Egyptians are the focus of our learning in Topic lessons this term.  The endlessly fascinating topic has the children across Year 3 exploring, investigating and researching the various elements that contributed to the success of this ancient civilisation. As well as creating timelines and fact files, the children were able to deepen their understanding with a fantastic trip to The British Museum!  Thanks to all the families who came along to help on the trips!

       

    In Literacy, we have been doing exploratory learning with a focus on language, tone and authorial intent. Students have been looking closely at different words in order to understand why they were used and to discuss different attitudes towards a subject matter. In addition, we have also been working on our inference skills by looking at images and then transferring those ideas to the text for deeper understanding.

    Year 3 Website update - Maths

    In maths this half-term Year 3 has been learning about money. We identified the value of the coins and then made different totals. We also found different ways of making the same amount using different coins. Some of us also looked at world problems where we had to identify the correct operation looking at the words. 

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  • Autumn 2

    Published 08/12/22, by Hana Mehmet

    The Stone Age workshop has become an annual staple at Curwen.  The children found it exciting, enlightening and educational. For one day, history lessons were brought to life during this workshop, where children learnt about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. All four classes were exposed to information, which started with early hunter-gatherers and extended to early farming communities.

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  • Autumn 1

    Published 17/10/22, by Hana Mehmet

    In topic, we have been learning about our local area.  So far, we have learnt that Plaistow, our local area, is a town, which is within the borough of Newham. We have been completing lots of fun exploratory activities including drawing a map of our local area and completing four figure grid reference tasks that help us understand how places can be found on a map.on for your blog post here.

     

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  • Autumn 1

    Published 14/10/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Literacy In whole class reading sessions, Year 3 children learn how to empathise with characters in a story.  In so doing, they begin to understand how to walk in other people’s shoes. This is indeed one of Curwen’s core skills an
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  • Summer 1

    Published 17/05/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Geography  This term in Geography we have been learning all about volcanoes! We looked at the different features of Earth’s structure, tectonic plates and the effects of natural disasters on people and the environment. We have also comp
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  • Spring 2

    Published 18/03/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Maths In Maths this term we have been learning 3D shapes, time and interpreting data. To learn about properties of 3D shapes, we made models of common 3D shapes with cocktail sticks and then we counted their faces, edges and vertices. We also star
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  • Spring 1

    Published 28/01/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Maths In Maths this term we have been learning about money. Initially, we focused on recognising the value of coins and making totals of different amounts. Then we thought of making the same amount using different coins. We also learned how to add
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 02/12/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Maths In maths we have been learning all about fractions! We have learnt that to find a fraction of a shape: Every time you see… (the denominator), you should shade… (the numerator). We have also been learning about how to find fract
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 12/10/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Maths This term in Maths Year 3 explored the place value of numbers. We used various concrete resources to represent numbers in different ways. Once we were confident with our place value knowledge, we started applying it to calculations. For exam
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  • Summer 1

    Published 25/05/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Maths In maths this half-term Year 3 has been learning about fractions.  We learned how to add and subtract fractions, find fractions of amounts and identify equivalent fractions. In lessons we explored fractions using concrete resources such
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  • Spring 2

    Published 25/03/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    During the Spring term, we explored the ancient Egyptians as our Topic. We found we could arrange historical events chronologically by using BC and AD, and that the Egyptians existed many thousands of years ago. We learnt all about the impressive str
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 11/12/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Maths In Maths this half-term we have been learning about clockwise and anticlockwise turns. First we practiced making quarter, half, three quarter and full turns using the compass directions (north, east, south, west) that we learned about in Geo
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 16/10/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic In Topic this half-term we have been learning about our local area. We sorted examples of different geographical features into human and physical and then located some human and physical features in our local area, Plaistow, using Google My
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  • Spring 1 Update

    Published 14/02/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    During Topic we have been learning about Ancient Egypt! We have learnt about how essential the River Nile was for the Egyptians, the roles and the hierarchy in Egyptian society and we have looked at a range of Egyptian artefact and considered how the
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  • Autumn 2 Update

    Published 13/12/19, by Nazmin Choudhury
    In maths this term Year 3 has been focussing on problem solving. We looked at different types of problems including related to money, distances and fractions. We spent a day exploring various combination problems where we had to list all possible com
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