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Year 3 - Dahl

Welcome to Dahl class 


 Mr Devine, Mrs Johnsen and Mrs Britten

Our focus book this half term is:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket





In mathematics pupils will be focusing on strengthening their problem solving skills, while developing in all other areas of the mathematics curriculum. This half term we will be developing our multiplication and division skills further.  We will also be investigating measurement and statistics.  

Don't forget to use MyMaths at home!


Can you solve this maths challenge?


Primary Writing Project

In English we are continuing our exciting new way of teaching English called the 'Primary Writing Project'.  This approach is motivating our children to write the most amazing stories along with, deepening understanding about writing and refining skills so that children make good progress and standards are raised.

The children have produced some fantastic writing so far. 


 This term we will be focusing on using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to expand our use of grammar and punctuation in our writing as well as being able to show our amazing imaginations!


Physical Education


Outside lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoon. As the weather is becoming dryer we will be spending more time outside so please send your child with outside trainers and warm, black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt. For indoor PE children must have their black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls for this.

Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earrings on these days. Children must have the correct PE kit in school as we have limited resources available for loan.

Reading and Library


We will have one session in the library every week. This is a great opportunity for children to change their reading books and library books!


Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis and record this in their reading record - there are RED prizes to be won!



We are studying a range of subjects as part of our topic this half term.



We will be using Maps and Atlases to help us locate countries around the world. We will also be learning about where our food is sourced from and how far it travels before it reaches us. 



We are continuing our study of the African Djembe. We have learnt lots of Rhythms and are now looking to perfect our timings as a group. Another loud half term ahead!

We will be learning all about nutrition and diet with a real focus on Healthy eating and the positive effects that it has on our body.

Design Technology

An exciting half term ahead where we will be tasting and evaluating chocolate followed by the children creating their own chocolate bar and wrapping for it. I can't wait to see what we invent!

Using our chocolate creations we will be creating digital advertising and also record our own television adverts to sell our chocolate.

Religious Education

Our Religious Education lessons will see us look at what different cultures teach about the natural world and why they believe we should look after the earth and all its creatures.



We held a values art day in which our class explored the value of indivuduality and we focused on creating this value in the style of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. We looked at how we show ourselves as indivduals and created artwork to show this.