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Hungry for Learning in Northgate!


Northgate have certainly built up an appetite this week!

After their busy week of planning trips and beginning to investigate transport, they were excited to make some tasty finger food which they could eat on the go!

Within Literacy this week, the children worked to identify and discuss the features of instructions. Whilst sorting a set of instructions into the correct order, they became excited to learn that we would attempt to follow the instructions – ‘How to Make a Perfect Pasty’. The children worked hard to rehearse the method, before working in their house teams to prepare ingredients for their tasty treats. Following this, Northgate created an individual set of instructions, demonstrating how to make the perfect pasty for them!


This game would be useful to support your child’s Literacy learning: Identifying time order words

In Maths this week, Northgate have continued to examine 2D shapes, looking at symmetry within shapes and regular or irregular shapes. Northgate have also begun to describe the properties of 3D shapes, in order to create nets of the shapes to demonstrate their knowledge – amazing work!


This game would be useful to support your child’s Maths learning: Selecting 3D Shapes

Northgate investigated the History of transport this week, dating from 4000BC to 1990! The children were thrilled to learn about various modes of transport, such as sled dogs, gondolas, tuk-tuks and the first aeroplane. As our theme this term is ‘Communities create transportation to meet their needs’, the children looked at different transport around the world and how they have varying purposes within different locations. They worked within their house teams to research the transport within countries and presenting their research to the rest of the class.


Within RE this week, the children began their study of Buddhism. They became familiar with the story of the Buddha and the Four Noble Truths. Northgate considered how it might feel if, like the Buddha, they were contained to a room away from nature and the chance to explore. The children wrote about what they would want in their ‘perfect’ room to keep them fulfilled.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year Three Team.

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