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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

30 September 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3

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Information and Reminders

  • Please remember email is the first route for communication. Teachers check their emails regularly during the day so if you have messages only send it by email.
  • A reminder that Year 3 have P.E. lesson 3 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please help them to remember the correct P.E. kit. Year 3A have basketball lessons. 3B have swimming lessons so please make sure they have their swimming kit and 3C have football. If your child cannot participate then please inform your child’s class teacher. If they are too sick to take part then please make sure they are well enough to be in school.
  • Homework is sent on Wednesdays and to be returned on Mondays. 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. We will also send useful websites every Friday on Class Dojo. The holiday homework sent on Wednesday is optional.
  • For us to make our own pinhole camera, p lease send an empty large Pringle box to school by Monday 10th October. If you have extra spare then please feel free to send them.


Upcoming dates

National Holiday (school closed) – Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October

Early Years and Primary Coffee morning - Wednesday 12th October 2pm - 3pm

Academic Review Evening – Monday 17th October and Wednesday 19th October, 5pm to 8pm

3A Class assembly – Thursday 3rd November 2:20pm



When we return, we will continue reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. We will practice performing in front of others by rehearsing sentences from the story. We will create a class story map to remind us of the story plot and use this to retell the story in our words. We will invent our own character for the story. We will look at using extended noun phrases with prepositions. We will make up sentences using the preposition, in relation to the Iron Man.  



We will move on to learning about measurements, recording measurements using mixed units, e.g. 1.5kg = 1kg 500g. Following this the children will be learning how to choose the appropriate tools and units when measuring, such as deciding which equipment would be best suited to measuring volume, capacity and length. They will also measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g) and volume/capacity (l/ml).



As Technologists, next week we will be investigating how some of the earliest cameras worked by making pinhole cameras. We will write instructions about how to make a pinhole camera - learning about the features of instructional texts as we do this. Finally, we will plan and write a report about pinhole cameras. We will research the history of them, write the information in note form and write the report.

We will also be learning about how cogs and gears work. If your child has any toys with mechanical moving parts - for example string puppets, dolls with moving limbs, a toy car with moving wheels etc. please send them in so we can investigate how they work! We will follow on from this by designing a simple moving toy that uses one or more of the following mechanisms - a lever, a wheel or a simple cam.

In Computing, we will be extending our understanding and use of PowerPoint and practicing sending emails with attachments.