Radipole Primary School

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A busy week for Year 3!

Year 3 have had another busy week!


We enjoyed walking to St Aldhelm's church and singing our lovely harvest songs.


In English, we have been writing character descriptions using adventurous adjectives; we created Wanted posters describing the two wicked aunties from James and the Giant Peach.


In maths, we are now onto our next unit of work which is addition and subtraction. Children have been using their number bonds to 10 to create easier number sentences, for example converting 9+6 into 10+5, and changing 8+7 into 10+5.


We used cubes on tens frames to help us, then solved harder questions such as179+8 (turned into 180+7) or 566+9 (turned into 570+5).


Can your child explain to you how to simplify 9+7? 18+6? 76+8?


You can view the parent booklet for this unit (Year 3, autumn block 2) at if you want to help children at home.