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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

08 April 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3.

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Information and Reminders

Juniors Coffee Morning: Wednesday 13th April, 10:30am - 11:30am

Please don’t forget to complete the re-registration form which was emailed to all families on Friday 25th March. This helps us to begin organising our classes for next year. Even if you are not sure of your intentions yet for next academic year, please do let us know as then we can ensure your school place is held until you can give us final confirmation.

Star of the week

3A: Anusha – for always demonstrating a positive attitude and for brightening up the class with her lovely smile

3B: Ivy - for thoughtfully completing her English and Topic work

3C: Olivia – for writing a terrific diary entry as Neil Armstrong

P.E. Rotations until 29th April

3A: Athletics

3B: Swimming

3C: Gym/Dance

Please help your child organise the correct PE kit.


Next week, we will begin by reading extracts taken from ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. The book tells the story of Lila, the daughter of a firework maker, as she discovers the challenges and tribulations she must face if she is to become a true master at her craft. Using the book as a stimulus, the children will develop their skills in understanding a text, inferring a character’s thoughts, feelings and motives from their actions, justifying these with evidence. The children will also use clues and information from the text to try and make plausible predictions about what will happen next in the story. The children will then plan and write their own story based on the text, focusing on developing settings, characters and plot.

In guided reading, the children will use atlases to develop their understanding of the features of some non-fiction texts.

In spelling, they will learn how to spell words with the /k/ sound spelt ch (scheme, chorus, chemist, echo, character, etc.)


In Maths we will begin our second week of learning about time. We will reinforce and revise using an analogue clock to tell the time, as well as converting between analogue and digital times. The children will also learn how to read timetables, solve problems involving adding and subtracting time and calculate the duration of different events in hours, minutes and seconds.


The children will continue their work as technologists by developing and refining their calendars and sundials. They will also continue to learn about different festivals and celebrations around the world that celebrate light.