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Iguanas Year 3

Welcome to Iguana class!




Our teacher is Mrs Diplock.

Welcome to Iguanas

. Our Topic for the first term is


The children will have the opportunity to tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!

Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food and find out about the history and the journey of chocolate.

And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat ... what does that make YOU?

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We have been very lucky to start our topic with a visit to Broardditch farm, learning about local products and how they are grown. There will be many more treats to inspire the children as we progress through the term.  

The children will be designing, creating and advertising their own smoothies. This will involve looking at current products, tasting and creating our own smoothies. Then we will create a range of advertisements using our persuasive language skills.





 Throughout the term we will be focusing on the following genres based around the book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’: descriptive narrative , using similes and developing sentences using subordinate clauses, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions; newspaper articles to develop note taking, indirect speech and a range of conjunctions.


At the moment the children have become reporters and are writing a newspaper report about the opening of the Chocolate Factory. Later they will be creating their own stories based on ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.



Our class book this term is

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If your child is inspired by the topic, here are some other books that you might want to read














This term we will be focussing on place value, addition and subtraction. We will be developing our reasoning and problem-solving skills by identifying and representing 3 digit numbers using different representations, recognising the place value of each digit and their values and building our knowledge of column method to solve addition and subtraction problems.



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is all about our senses

This term we will be studying the five human senses and what it is to be human! Children will be exploring how humans have evolved through time, how we age and what makes us human – from our ability to communicate, development of mathematics to tool building and how we act socially. They will then investigate how we smell, hear, taste, see and feel things using different investigations throughout the term.

Here are some key topics we’ll be studying:

1. Humans through time

2. What makes us human

3. How we use the 5 human senses



Spelling and Timetables

Children have a weekly spelling and timetable test. New spelling lists and a maths based activity will be sent home on the Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Spellings will usually focus on specific spelling rules. Please discuss the rule with your child and encourage them to find out the meaning of the word if they are unsure.


Supporting your child at home...

Reading – Children should be reading at home at least 5 times a week. Please listen to your child read and regularly and discuss their reading with them. Please sign your child’s reading record and ensure that they bring their book to school every day.


Talking Points

What is meant by Fair Trade?

How can you help farmers on the other side of the world?

Can a banana (or any type of food )have a carbon footprint?

Other information

  • Iguanas have PE on a Thursday where we will be learning how to play Hockey.