Following Instructions in Year 3


Year 3 have been looking in great detail about how to follow a set of complex instructions. We have seen how it is important to follow every stage of the instruction in the correct order, so that we can achieve the final aim.

The pupils were set the task of writing some instructions that would explain how to trap a friendly giant. Plenty of thought had to go into what equipment might be required, and how this would be used and when.

Year 3 have been looking at literacy techniques such as time connectives and bossy imperatives to help make these instructions sound as exciting as possible.

Elsewhere in Year 3 and our geography learning towards the end of the spring term has involved researching volcanoes. The school atlases were used as the main resource for this.

The pupils should now all be familiar with how to find a country or a region using the contents page at the start of the atlas, or even the index at the back. Grid references have also been used for this task.

Different volcanoes around the world have then been compared. Year 3 have been looking at the height, as well as seeing if a volcano is still active. We have learnt how to distinguish between active, dormant or extinct volcanoes.

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