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Year 3 Week Ahead Information

09 September 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 3

  • A busy and creative week in Year 3

Information and Reminders

  • Thank you to those who attend our ‘Meet and Greet’ evening, it was a delight to see you and the Year 3 team look forward to working with you closely this year.
  • 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 swimming lessons so please make sure they have their swimming kit. If your child cannot participate then please inform your child’s class teacher.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Upcoming dates

Family Picnic - Sunday 11th September - 12.00- 16.00

Primary Workshop & Coffee Morning – Wednesday 14th September – 9:00 – 10:30

School Holiday (Mid-Autumn Festival) – Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September

International Week – Week beg. 26th September

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


Stars of the Week

3A – Adriana for trying hard in all subjects and always presenting neat work.

3B – Diya for outstanding effort with homework and Amos for being brave and confident settling into his new school.

3C - Sebastian Arbert for trying hard in maths and becoming a more independent learner.



Next week in Maths we will be developing our understanding of place value and partitioning to develop methods for addition and subtraction with larger numbers. We will also focus on developing our recall of the 4 and 8 times tables by playing games such as 'Fizz Buzz' and 'Ping Pong'.  We will develop our understanding of addition and subtraction in practical contexts at the end of the week by trying to solve real-life problems involving these calculations.



We will begin reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. Our objective for the week will be to develop descriptive writing, which we will do by identifying similes in the text. The children will then write their own similes to describe the Iron Man. We will also read a poem called 'The Coming of the Iron Man' to help inspire us. The children will have opportunities to create short role plays based on the story as well as explore how they can use a range of conjunctions (when, if, before, although) to extend sentences with more than one clause.



We will begin our topic work next week by developing our skills in retrieving information from the Internet. We will be learning how to find accurate and specific information by searching for key words, and developing our use of search engines.

As historians, we will look at past inventions and compare present inventions. We will then learn about the history of flight. We will be researching some of the early pioneers of flight and their attempts, and creating some short role plays based on it. We will then develop a time line of the development of flight and record our work in the form of a comic strip. Some of us will be using the app 'Comic Life' on the iPads - if anybody has access to this it would be a great opportunity to get practicing!