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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

25 November 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3

  • Year 3 take a break from their work to visit the circus

Information and Reminders

  • Reading challenge – You need to sign and date your child’s learning journal 3 times in one week after you have heard them read, then they will receive a Dojo point. If children are not reading regularly at home then they will attend lunchtime reading club on a Friday. We hope for your support!
  • Please make sure your child wears the correct Winter uniform to school and they bring a coat to wear at break times as the weather has turned colder.
  • PE changes reminder. Block 3 has begun till 2nd December. 3A will have football, 3B will have basketball and 3C will have swimming. Please remember your child’s kit so they can participate. Football students need to bring in trainers as well just in case there is the need to go inside.
  • Homework is sent on Wednesdays and must be returned on Mondays to be marked. 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. They can sign up for homework on Thursdays and Fridays which is first come, first served. 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

Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar 

Tuesday 6th December – Year 3 Exit Point

Thursday 8th December – Christmas Carol Concert

Friday 9th December – CCAs finish today

Wednesday 14th December – Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning (Reading) – 9am to 10.30am

Wednesday 14th December – Primary Christmas themed STEAM Day

Thursday 15th December – Early Years and Primary Christmas Parties

Friday 16th December - Last day of term (School ends at 12pm)

Monday 9th January – First day of spring term


Star of the Week

3A – Anders Flood for excellent Guided Reading work. Fantastic understanding!

3B -  Milla Poisson for fantastic work in her topic book during our Inventions that changed the world unit.

3C - Haoqi Yang for consistent hard work and effort in all subjects.



Next week in English, we will be editing and improving our work to display in our exhibition. We will be using the six edit checklist to ensure our best work is displayed. We will also be focusing on improving our grammar. We will be learning to identify which indefinite article should be written in front of a word – a or an. For example: a carrot, an apple. We will also be using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense. We will  sort words into the past and present tense and will write sentences using the correct tense.

In Guided reading, we will be focusing on writing a book review of a story we have read.



Next week in Maths we will begin learning to tell the time. This can be a notoriously difficult concept for many children however we hope to give them a good start. We will begin by reading and telling the time on an analogue clock, with times ranging from o' clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and extending some children to read the time to the nearest minute. We will progress to looking at 24 hour times and converting 12 hour to 24 hour times and vice versa. You can support your child by asking them the time focusing only on the times mentioned above.



Next week, we will begin to plan and prepare for our Exit Point which is on Tuesday 6th December. The children will decide what work they want to display and what activities our guests would like to participate in. They will also make adjustments to their models to display.

In Computing we will continue to use ‘Scratch’. We will continue using more tools such as adding sounds, backgrounds and motion to create our own Scratch animations.