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Year 3 children explore maps of the world

Year 3 children explore maps of the world

This week

This week we have been finding out about where St Lucia is in relation to the rest of the world. We have looked at maps of varying scales and transferred information between maps. We have looked at the position of the world’s oceans and noted that to travel to St Lucia we would fly over the Atlantic.

In English, we have been looking at the layout of non-fiction texts. We have discussed how indexes, glossaries and contents pages help us to find information and how labelled diagrams are an effective way of displaying lots of detail.

At home

It would be helpful if, at home, you could look at some information books with your children and discuss how they are organised. On a trip to a supermarket you could also look at where our bananas come from and find these places on a map.

Next week

We will be gathering information about bananas and their journey from banana plant to our supermarket. We will be creating an informative banana book, using our knowledge of the lay-out of non-fiction texts. The Year 3 teachers are looking forward to seeing you at the Parental Guidance evening on Tuesday where we will be discussing developing reading comprehension skills.

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