Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Autumn Term

Your homework will be on the Seesaw APP. Don't forget to practise your spellings!

W/B 16/11/20

This week in maths we have been using column addition for 3-digit numbers. We used the resources to check our answers.  In English we have been learning all about formal letters. We looked at the key features and then located them in different letters. 


We are really enjoying learning all about the Aztecs in our 'Chocolate' topic. They had a very complicated system for writing numbers which is more like a code. We tried writing numbers using their system and then we wrote calculations for our friends to solve.

W/B 9/11/20

This week we wrote our own recipes for our Willy Wonker sweets! We included a title, subheadings, imperative verbs, adverbs and time connectives. They were fantastic! 


This week in Maths we used practical equipment to calculate addition and subtraction calculations. We learnt that we could exchange 10 ones for 1 ten to complete the calculation. We also wrote the formal column method alongside.

W/B 2/11/20


We have continued with our chocolate topic this week and we have began to learn all about the Aztecs. Firstly, we recapped our knowledge of key historical events that we have learnt about in year 1 and 2 putting them in order on a timeline. 


In English we are learning about instructional texts. We have also learnt about the possessive apostrophe during our grammar lessons. Also, in Maths we have been using counters to help us to solve addition and subtraction calculations. 



W/B 19/10/20

This week we have learning all about Harvest festivals around the world. We used our knowledge of poetry to write poems about it and published them on the Purple Mash app. 

In our maths lessons we have been learning to exchange when we are adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers by using practical resources..

As a treat we were able to watch 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' today and we compared the film to the book.

Well done for a great first term back. We hope you have a restful and relaxing half term break and look forward to seeing you in a week!

W/B 12/10/20

This week in English we have been learning about poetry. We used the Oompa Lumpa songs from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as our inspiration and wrote another rhyming verse for the Augustus Gloop song.

During our maths we have been using the equipment to add a 1 digit number to a 3 digit number. In our topic lessons we learnt where cacao trees are grown and we also compared Debden and Africa using geographical language.

W/B 5/10/20

As it is Black History Month, we have focused our learning this week on understanding it's importance and finding out about some influential black people and how they have overcome prejudice to achieve great things.

We learnt all about Marus Rashford, who this year wrote to MPs as he was worried that some children might not get enough food over the summer with schools shut for an extended time during lockdown.  We made fact files about him.



W/B 28/9/20

We've had another busy week! This week during our topic lessons we have been using our geographical knowledge to write about the adventure of a cacao bean's journey from the tree to becoming a chocolate bar. In maths we have been using our place value knowledge to order numbers and compare them.

W/B 21/9/20

What a busy week it has been! In our English lessons we have been learning all about the key features of diary entries and using role play to explore characters. 

During our topic lessons we have started to find out about the journey of a cacao bean from beginning its life to becoming a chocolate bar.

In maths we are continuing to develop our understanding of place value and we have been looking at the value of different digits as well as placing numbers on a blank number line.

W/B 14/9/20

This week we have been learning our 10 times tables and continuing to investigate our understanding of place value.

We also launched our 'Chocolate' topic, we tasted hot chocolate and then use adjectives to describe what it was like.

In science we have started our learning about plants. We are conducting an experiment to find out what happens to a plant if the have either no water, no heat or no sun.

W/B 7/9/20

In our math's lessons this week we have been learning all about place value. We have enjoyed using the concrete resources to support our learning. 

W/B 3/9/20

We were so excited to be welcoming the children back to school! They are settling well into year 3 and are enjoying their new classrooms. We discussed having a growth mindset towards our learning and wrote sentences to encourage this.