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Week Beginning 28 August 2017


  • Please encourage your child to come up to their classroom with their teacher and class in the mornings. We kindly ask that parents stay in the playground.
  • Please ensure children are reading aloud each day. Even the most fluent of readers benefit from saying the text out loud as it means children are not skipping over unfamiliar and tricky vocabulary.
  • Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. In particular please ensure your child is wearing black shoes. Girls should wear plain white socks and boys should wear black or grey socks. You can review the school’s uniform policy at
  • Please remember to send in and label your child’s snack box and water bottle, as well as a hat during the hot weather.
  • If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE, please send a signed message in your child’s communication book.  Your child still needs to bring in their PE kit to enable them to participate as a coach, an official or to give feedback.  If your child would be swimming, they should bring their normal PE kit.
  • ECA and BISCAP confirmation letters will come out on 31 August. Both programmes will begin on Monday 4th September.


Next week, we will be consolidating our understanding of word classes, and how these can be recognised in our writing.  Also, we will be learning a story off by heart in order to understand the structure of the fairy tale genre.


adjective, noun, proper noun, verb, beginning, middle, end, problem, character, plot


This term, the Year 3 team will be focusing on developing the children's reading comprehension skills. To begin, the children will be learning that there are three main types of comprehension questions: literal, inference and deduction.


Literal, inference, deduction


In Maths, children will be continuing with their work on place value. They will be looking more specifically at rounding and complete tasks which enable them to practice using the key vocabulary.


Place value, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, digits, number, partitioning, zero.


This week in STEAM we will continue to generate ‘curious’ questions on the topic of Lost and Found. Children will be encouraged to wonder, to think about others and the world around them. The next phase will be to organise the scattered questions into families. This will bring greater clarity and students can identify one area that they want to pursue further.  Our direct teaching will introduce magnets to the students. We will explore: magnetic and non-magnetic materials, rough and smooth surfaces and how this affects the way we can use magnets to pull things and size and strength of various magnets.


Lost, found, compass, magnet, north, south, poles, push, pull, material, rough, smooth, strong, weak, attract, repel


In Digital Literacy we will be learning how to search safely on the Internet. Over the course of the term, there will be a more in depth look at how to search effectively and choose the best information to meet their research needs.


safe, search, search engine, protection


The children have loved our work on Growth Mindset so far and we will be continuing this over the coming week. Please ensure you ask your child about what this means and how they have used a growth mindset this week.


Positive, rule, the power of ‘yet’, growth mindset, supportive.