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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

28 October 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3

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Information and Reminders

  • Due to project week there will be no swimming in Year 3 next week, Children need their normal PE kit instead.  
  • Homework is sent on Wednesdays and must be returned on Mondays. Please make sure you encourage your child to complete it on their own and inform us if they found the activity challenging so we can further support them in school. Weekly website links will be sent on Fridays.
  • Don’t forget to check Class Dojo to see how many House Points your child has been collecting and to see posts of what is happening in your child’s class.

Upcoming dates

Thursday 3rd November  - 3A class assembly

Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November - No CCAs

Thursday 3rd November – UK Space Agency Lecture 6pm-7pm – Primary students and Parents welcome

Friday 4th November – Year 3 to Year 5 UK Space Academy Workshops

Saturday 5th November – Bonfire night

Wednesday 9th November – Primary workshop and coffee morning

Friday 11th November and Monday 14th November – School closed due to staff training

Stars of the Week

3A – Daisy Wang

3B – Aleen Al Meatiq.

3C – Happy Lin.


In English next week, we will begin our new text, ‘Wallace’s Invention Scrapbook’. We will read the story to help us draw and label our own invention. We will create our own factfile, including headings and relevant information. Towards the end of the week we will look back our two pieces of work and we will edit them make sure it is our best piece of work.

In Guided Reading we will complete a range of reading comprehensions. The children will be given texts and write the answers after reading to show if they understood what they read. You can continue this practice at home by asking your child questions when you have heard them read.


Our Maths focus for the week ahead is division. We will be recalling and using division facts for the 3 and 4 times tables, before progressing to writing and calculating mathematical statements for division using multiplication the children already know. Keep practicing these at home!

To apply our understanding of division, we will also be learning how to solve problems including ‘missing number’ problems, as well as learning more formal written methods for division (using arrays and ‘bus stop’ short division). To end the week, we will be applying all that we have learned to solving word problems related to division.


As Scientists, we will continue completing our science activities as we had a very busy week last week with STEAM, our trip and Halloween. We will continue planning and carrying out simple experiments. We will carry out a fair test, make predictions and interpret the results of their investigations. Moving on from this, we will focus on animals that fly. We will consider what features they have which allow them to fly while other animals cannot. We will use this information to custom design a paper glider, before having a competition to see which one glides the furthest. Next week we will be informing the children that they will be taking part in workshops on Friday run by the UK Space Academy in school and there will be a lecture on Thursday (6-7pm) on Travelling to Space, this is a great opportunity and very exciting!

In Computing we will continue our new unit of ‘We are programmers’. In this unit, the children will create an animated cartoon using characters they design. They will use a paint tool to create characters and backgrounds. They will then create an animation by translating a storyboard into a series of scripted instructions (program) for graphic objects.