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Soils Workshop

Year 3 recently had Mr Dunkley come into school to support with our Science learning about rocks and soils. As part of his job, Mr Dunkley and his team explore soils and the foundations in preparation for builders to begin their work. They use equipment to drill right down into the hole and use a digger to dig a large hole so that the soil can be examined closely. Mr Dunkley and his team were even part of testing the soil in preparation for building the Inspire building at Bridgewater!

During the workshop, we got very messy exploring different soils and clays and learnt that hard soils are best to build on. Soil supports roads and structures such as large buildings and wind turbines. Soil absorbs and releases oxygen, whilst helping plants to grow which we need for our food. Many creatures live in the soil and this is called ‘biodiversity’. By the end of this workshop, we truly understood the importance of soil!

Below is a link to a page where you can learn more about soils –

Why is soil important? - KS2 - The Regenerators - BBC Bitesize


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Helping at Home

Home Learning

On a Thursday your child will bring home a home learning task related to something they have been learning during the week. This needs to be returned the following Tuesday.


Each week, your child will be given spellings on a Monday, to be tested on a Friday. Your child will be working on either Year 1/2 or Year 3/4 common exception words, alongside the Year 3 National Curriculum words.

Topmarks Spelling Website

Times Tables

This term, you will be given multiplication tables to learn, to be tested each week. Below are some links to help you with your tables:

Top Marks Daily 10

Topmarks Maths Website Hit the Button

There are many times table songs on YouTube which can help children learn them off by heart.

Your child will be given a log in for Times Table Rockstars, which is a fun way to memories the tables and compete with their friends.

They will also be given a log in for RM Easimaths, where they can work through different mathematical questions and problems.


Please continue to read with your child on a regular basis. The reading record should be completed as often as possible and will be checked when they read with an adult at school. Children should read school books and anything else that they enjoy! The children will have the opportunity to visit the school library once a week too. Please make sure your child’s library book is back in school the following week so that they can return it and get a new one.