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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

04 November 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3

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Information and Reminders

  • All students are asked to wear winter uniforms beginning Monday 7th November. If you need any additional uniform items, they are available now in our uniform shop.
  • 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.
  • Don’t forget that school is closed on Friday 11th and Monday 14th November. CCAs will return to normal from this forthcoming Monday.


Upcoming dates

Saturday 5th November – U9 and U11 football at NAIS Pudong – 8am start

Saturday 5th November – Bonfire night – 5pm to 8pm

Wednesday 9th November – Primary workshop and coffee morning – Phonics in Early Years and Infants – 9am to 10.30am

Thursday 10th November- Author visit - Sarah Brennan will be working with students in Years 2 to 5

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

Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar 

Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carol Service at the Ritz Carlton


Star of the Week

3A - Charlotte Ralph for settling into her new school well. Also to all of 3A for their hard work to perform in our class assembly.

3B - Gwennael Denes for concentrating well on the carpet and following instructions.

3C- Sam Emery for being a superstar in the mornings, coming into class ready to learn.  



Next week in English we will link it with our Topic work by thinking of an invention that the children think they cannot live without. They will research the invention, finding information about how it was made, who made it, when and where it was created. The children will be encouraged to think about what inspired the inventor to create it. They will then present all of their information in the form of a report, which will be on display in our museum.

In Guided Reading each group will be given a focused text to improve their reading and comprehension skills. The children will 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. They will also complete independent activities from their reading journal. 



In Maths next week, we will be applying our understanding of multiplication and division strategies to real-life problem solving. The children will use the RUCSAC approach (Read, Understand, Choose, Solve, Answer, Check) to help them interpret and answer questions.

As the week progresses, the children will need to be able to apply different strategies to help them solve problems, as well as identify which operation to choose to solve different problems.

We will also begin collaborative problem solving work - encouraging the children to cooperate with each other and work in a team to solve a problem.

Our times tables work will continue to focus on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.



We will continue to be Scientists. We will look at different materials and sort them into different groups. We will create our own experiment to test the materials for the different properties. We will research inventors who made man-made materials.

In Computing we will be using a program called ‘Scratch’ to design and make our own characters.