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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

27 May 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3.

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Information and Reminders

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.

This week you will have received an email regarding friendship choices. Please complete and return to school by Monday 30th May; only returning students need to complete the form.

Summer Fun Day - Saturday 4th June; 11:00am - 3:00pm

Juniors Workshop - Wednesday 8th June; 10.30am - 11:30am

School Holiday – Thursday 9th June

CCAs finish for Term 3 – Friday 10th June

Year 3 Camp Out – Friday 10th June; 5.30pm

Star of the week:

3A: Nyra – for representing the class so well in the student council. Thank you!

3B: Chloe - for super work in all subjects with lots of different teachers (Mr. Lang checked) – Well done!

3C: Danika - for excellent effort and enthusiasm when getting into role during Horrible Histories rehearsals.

P.E rotations -  30th May – 24th June:

3A: T-Ball

3B: Swimming

3C: T-Ball

Please help your child to pack the correct P.E. kit.


Next week in English, our learning will focus on the book Energy Island, by Allan Drummond. At a time when most countries are producing ever-increasing amounts of CO2, the story tells the tale of the citizens of the Danish Island of Samsø, who have accomplished something extraordinary--in just ten years they have reduced their carbon emissions by 140% and become almost completely energy independent. Using this text as a base, the children will develop their skills writing paragraphs and character descriptions using noun phrases. They will also consolidate their understanding of using inverted commas to punctuate speech and they will learn how to retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts in a concise way.

In guided reading, the children will develop their skills in using inference to deepen their understanding of a text.


In Maths next week, we will continue to work on multiplicative reasoning. We will revisit mental and written strategies for division, which the children will then apply to solving word problems. To end the week, the children will be challenged to solve mixed problem-solving questions involving multiplication and division.


In topic next week, we will continue learning about our ‘active planet’. The children will learn about how the earth is formed, as well as what a volcano island is and where they are in the world. Following on from this, they will explore earthquakes - learning about what causes an earthquake and how they can be measured.