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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

20 May 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3.

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Information and Reminders

Tuesday 24th May – Year 3 ‘Horrible Histories’ rehearsal after school.

As the weather gets warmer, please remind children of the importance of staying safe in the sun. We encourage all children to wear a suitable sun hat at break times, and if you would like to apply sun cream before they arrive at school please feel free to do so.

Save the date: Year 3 Campout - Friday 10th June (evening). More information to be sent shortly.

Star of the week:

3A: Mads – for being a kind and considerate friend at all times.

3B: Vika – for making great progress in Reading.

3C: All of 3C for being outstanding ambassadors for the school on our trip to the Science and Technology Museum.

P.E. Rotations 3rd May – 27th May

3A: Gm/ Dance

3B: T-Ball

3C: Swimming. Please remember that there will be NO swimming this coming Monday, students should bring their regular P.E kits instead.


Our English and Topic work next week will be very closely linked. In English, the students will be writing and filming a news broadcast about an imaginary earthquake. They will have to identify the difference between newsworthy facts and opinion and write a balanced news report. They will also put themselves in the position of someone who has been affected by the earthquake and write a diary entry, focusing on their feelings and experiences at the time.

As part of these tasks, the children will consolidate their understanding and use of some of the prefixes and suffixes they have learned this year, as well as the correct way to use ‘a’ or ‘an’.

Our focus in guided reading will be on summarising texts.


In Maths next week, our focus will shift to multiplicative reasoning. Those children who do not yet have a sound understanding of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables will focus on these to begin the week. The remainder of the week will focus on mental and formal written methods for multiplication and division. This will give the children the opportunity to consolidate and apply the skills they have developed in this area so far this year, as well as applying these methods to real-life problem solving activities.


In Topic next week, we are very excited to be starting our new topic, ‘Active Planet’. To begin this unit, the children will learn all about earthquakes – what they are, how they are caused and what they can do to help protect themselves and help others. We will also investigate what makes buildings strong – how some can survive an earthquake but others not. The children will also learn about protective clothing and equipment and how to put together a survival kit.