Saunton Autumn Term 2021

In maths we have been exploring right angles in different shapes and learning about parallel and perpendicular lines.
In English we have revisited speech punctuation and paragraphing in preparation for writing our own version of The Snowman Story.
In art we have been designing and creating collograph plates to print with next week.

In maths we have moved to properties of shapes and will begin exploring right angles next week.  We have started our countdown to Christmas by thinking about Advent.  In English we have started a new story writing sequence based upon The Snowman. 


This week in science we have been learning about the skeleton.  We learnt about its functions, how bones grow and how a different types of joints work to enable us to move!  We have continued to work on column addition and are now using this method to support our problem solving. 

In music we have continued exploring the vocabulary of pitch, dynamics, tempo, duration and texture.


In science we carried out an experiment to explore the digestion of food and went on to write our own explanation texts about it, using a range of verbs and expanded noun phrases.

In maths this week, we have learnt how to use a more formal written method for the addition of more challenging numbers.

We worked together to weigh and follow instructions to make our own apple chutney.

From next week we will be doing P.E on a Friday so please wear your kit.


This week our English is linking to our science learning as we are exploring how the digestive system works through reading an explanation text. 

Solving problems involving money has been a real challenge this week as the children had very little practical experience of using money in recent months so this will continue to be a focus for us. 

We have begun to explore how the Normans impacted life in Barnstaple in readiness for our museum trip on Monday.


Welcome back after half term. 

This week has flown by and some wonderful learning has taken place!  We have written our own short stories and have continued to work on our understanding of addition and subtraction.  We explored the Hindu festival of Diwali and are continuing to work on scientific vocabulary linked to food chains. We will be making our chutney next week so if you haven’t brought in a jar please try to do so!


What a brilliant start we have all had to Y3. You have worked hard and deserve the half term rest! This week we have continued working on addition strategies and learnt how to punctuate direct speech. In science we have begun to explore food chains and will continue after half term.


The children have been exploring how to expand their sentences with adverbial phrases for where and when something happened.  In maths are working on our understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction.  We enjoyed sharing the Pinkery home learning leaflets that were brought into school.

All the children tried their hardest at the multi skills festival on Wednesday, with wonderful behaviour displayed by them all.

Glass Jar- Can you please bring in a clean glass jar for your chutney design and product once it is made.


This week the children have started a new story writing sequence and have been solving problems involving greater than and less than language.  In science we have explored different food groups and healthy eating.

It was lovely to see so many of you attend the Harvest singing on the playground this week.


We have had a really busy and fun-filled week.

The children had a wonderful time on our trip to Exmoor. They learnt a lot about the physical features of the area and went pond-dipping to investigate what life is found in the streams. The children were resilient, behaved brilliantly and were great fun to be with in typical Exmoor weather!  We hope despite being soggy they shared with you some of the fun and challenges from the day.

We enjoyed our Harvest Festival and the children sang beautifully. We carried out some chutney tasting and the children made predictions about the ingredients. Weather permitting you are invited to the top playground on Tuesday 5th October at 2.45pm to listen to the songs.  

The swimming instructors commented on the great progress the children are making and how wonderful their behaviour was this week.


We have been exploring rounding 3 digit numbers to the nearest 10 and ordering according to size. 

In English, the children have written their own poems using expanded noun phrases and similes then went on to word process their final draft.

We have had a wonderful second week that has been full of swimming, forest school, French, poetry, singing and place value!   We have explored seasonal vegetables and the impact eating out of season vegetables has on the planet. 


We have had a great first week back!  The children have settled well, and enjoyed being back together. 

We have begun our topic learning by find out what a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is and created some really lovely front covers for our topic book.

We have also been getting used to our busy mornings of reading, spelling, writing and maths.