This term in our topic we have been looking at climatic zones allover the world and identifying the different features to be seen. We will ultimately answer the question as to why jungles are so wet and deserts are so dry. The children have enjoyed being detectives, looking at specific photos of landscapes and finding clues that will identify the climatic zone, for example Temperate, Equatorial etc. They know that in England we live in a Temperate Zone which means that our climate is generally mild and rather wet.........the last few days have been freezing. Needless to say, there are always exceptions!
The rainfall and temperature affect the climate and next week we will look at temperature and rainfall graphs and match them to climatic zones.
In Maths we are continuing to look at formal methods of addition and apply these skills to problem solving. The children are becoming more adept at extracting the information from a word problem and applying the correct skill to solve the problem.
Our English lessons have been focussing on "Report Writing" which requires several elements and requires the children to write in both general and specific terms, using specialised vocabulary, headings and sub-headings....not to mention using adverbial phrases, paragraphs and conjunctions. You would be surprised at the complexity of the writing skills required of our Year 3 pupils but they are meeting the challenge and we are very pleased with their endeavours.