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Language, Literacy and Communication

This term we wrote a story based on Roald Dahl’s ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. We described George’s awful Grandma, and created our own medicine to cure her. Some of the ingredients our class used included: a splash of paint, a drop of polish and a tube of toothpaste (yuck!). We then chose what would happen to George’s Grandma. Some exploded, some flew away, others grew and some shrunk to the size of a pea!


Topic

In literacy we are now returning back to our topic ‘Operation Ouch!’ and researching our NHS. We will be finding out: why it began, who started it, why we have the NHS, what does the NHS do and where is the NHS. Once we have collated our research, we will be writing a non-chronological report on the NHS.


In science we have been learning about what types of teeth we have, and why sugar can damage our teeth. We decided to conduct an experiment to test which liquid would corrode our teeth the most! Year 3 realised that we couldn’t use actual teeth, so we are using eggs instead. We decided that the shell of the egg simulated our tooth enamel. Most of us predicted that the cola would damage the egg the most.


Mathematics

We have been recapping the addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers. We have a variety of methods we could use, from drawing our 10s and 1s, to partitioning or using a number line.

This week we have introduced multiplying numbers by 10. We have been using bar modelling to aid our understanding and represent our number sentences.

Art

We have been exploring line and shape in art, creating abstract pieces in groups.