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Nightingale Academy

St Margaret's Primary Academy

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Year 3 have been working incredibly hard on their writing skills whilst learning at home. We have used our curriculum to help aid our story writing based on Pompeii and the volcano eruption. We wrote a story imagining what had happened when the volcano erupted.

Here are some of our stories:  




During our time at home, we have read the Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd. We started by predicting what we thought would happen in our story, before reading about where Tomas found the dragons. We learnt that the dragons came from the Dragon Fruit in Grandad’s garden! We practiced our retrieval and vocabulary skills within this text. We also used the text to draw Flicker the dragon retrieving the facts from our story. We definitely recommend this story!




We were very lucky to receive a comment from the author herself! Look at her response.


During lock-down, we had a reading den competition, look how beautiful some of our dens are! Year 3 are avid readers and their dens are our favourite!




We’ve also had World Book Day during lockdown (4th March). We had the chance to enter a competition to design a potato book character. Look at our different entries.




We LOVE Maths in Year 3 and since Christmas we have covered multiplication and division, statistics and length! We have been practicing our Times Tables throughout lockdown and getting more confident within Times Table Rockstars.



The children always display amazing learning and this has continued at home. We have enjoyed a range of subjects such as History, Geography and Art!


In Geography, we have looked at extreme earth and volcanoes. We found out why volcanoes erupt and where they are in the world. We learnt why people live near volcanoes, even ones that are active but we mostly voted to live away from volcanoes.

We were very lucky to have snow during this lockdown, and so some children from Year 3 created their exploding volcano in the snow! How cool!



In Science, we have looked at rocks. Learning from home meant it was perfect for us to spot different rocks around our local area when we got out for walks.


In Art, we focused on a range of skills. First we looked at Cubism and  Picasso to make our very own self-portraits. 


We then looked Indian Art where we covered a range of different aspects. Year 3 started by observing what they noticed within the art. They then looked at Mehndi art (using patterns), creating Indian Elephants to celebrate the Indian Elephant festival. 

The children have been so busy enjoying remote-learning but they also squeezed in family time too!

  •  Snow days
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Walks and bike rides
  • Healthy eating challenges
  • PE challenges

Snow days

Being active and outside!

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