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Week Beginning 15 January 2018


  • Welcome back to all of our returning students and a huge welcome to our new families! The Year 3 team hope you all had a lovely, restful Christmas break. As always, do feel free to email us if there is anything you would like to discuss or alternatively, continue to use your child’s communication book.

3B -  Petrina Booth

3L - Amy Leese

3F - Andrew Foster

3W - Matthew Watson

3T - Richard Thompson

  • School Uniform - 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 here.


The children have been doing a great job already with their instruction writing and particularly with using imperative verbs. This week we will be linking our literacy and topic lessons as the children learn about the gruesome methods the Ancient Egyptians used during the mummification process. They will then be writing this up as an instructional text and learning how to annotate diagrams. There is a lot of new vocabulary in this topic so do try and talk to your child about it!


Imperative verbs list: insert, cut, pull, remove, place, rinse, cover, stuff, wrap, hook, lay

Technical vocabulary list: Ibu, brain, stomach, internal organs, lungs, intestines, stomach, liver, Canopic jars, heart, spices, corpse, natron, linen bandages, priest, sarcophagus


This week, we will be recapping on our addition and subtraction basic skills, moving onto problem-solving using column addition.  To help prepare students for their upcoming lessons, you might like to practise using column methods for both addition and subtraction, especially focusing on carrying and exchanging. Many children will be consolidating and extending their knowledge and understanding of column addition and subtraction and will be adding 2 and 3 digit numbers to a hundred number i.e. 268 + 35 = and 345 + 215=. They will be looking at methods for carrying. They will also be subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers from a hundred number i.e. 457 – 214 =, with some examples borrowing from the tens and hundred i.e. 277 – 118 = or 707 – 149 =. The children will also be answering word problems and applying their knowledge of addition and subtraction.


Column, addition, add, altogether, subtract, subtraction, difference, more, less than


A World Wonder – Egypt. Children will look in detail at Ancient Egyptian society and the social scale. They will begin by being introduced to the role of the Pharaoh, before finding out more about other roles that people held in the Ancient Egyptian society and placing them on a hierarchical pyramid. They will study pictures of artefacts and try to establish which members of society they would have belonged to and consider what those objects tell us about how the Ancient Egyptians lived. The children will then undertake a design and technology project to create a 2D social scale information pyramid.


Ancient, Egyptian, society, social scale, role, Pharaoh, priest, officials, scribe, merchant, craftsman, peasant, slave


Children will continue to study internet safety, focusing on safe use of social media. They will consider which information it is safe to share online, what the potential threats are and what to do if they feel unsafe.


Online, chat group, social media, appropriate, safety, stranger, avatar, sharing, gaming, bullying


This term our new PSHCE / well-being program will begin.  The first core value covered is collaboration.  This is the ability to work constructively with others, and children will learn to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to support agreed solutions. In doing so, they will strengthen their sense of teamwork and realise where they lack certain skills; which they can later hone.


Collaboration, groups, teamwork, skills


Deze week gaan we aan de slag met het thema “Podiumkunsten”. We maken een mindmap en bedenken wat er allemaal hoort bij theater,  het podium en praten over elkaars talenten! We gaan oefenen met rijmen en dichten en leren dat er veel verschillende soorten gedichten zijn. We zijn al begonnen met “Raadgedichten”. Daarbij lezen we elke dag/week een nieuw gedicht, waarvan 1 woord ontbreekt. De bedoeling is dat we raden welk woord er mist, door goed naar de rest van het gedicht te kijken. Volgende week staan er weer een aantal raadgedichten op het programma.

Voor spelling oefenen we deze week extra op de categorieën die aan bod komen tijdens de citotoetsen eind januari.


Mandarin Y3 MNDC1 -Ms He

Homework for this weekend: Finish the worksheet.

Next week we will continue the topic of Weather.

Mandarin Y3 MND C2 /C3-Ms Zhang and Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: Finish worksheet on vocabulary practising

Next week we will continue study  texts of Lesson. 8

Mandarin Y3 MNDCN-Ms Dai and Ms Zhou




Year 3 / 4 French – Ms Caldwell

This weekend’s homework is to choose and activity from the new Shared Learning Homework Grid.  

Next week in class, we will begin to investigate a new Topic of work – food!  We will learn the names for popular food and create simple sentences conveying likes and dislikes.

Year 3 / 4 French – Ms De Borger

This week`s homework will be writing a shopping list with all the food items you`ve collected in your shopping basket in class.

Next week we will continue our `Boucle d`or` or Goldilocks storytelling project.  We will act out the story, reconstruct the different scenes and use Chatterpix to record the narration. 

Key vocabulary: dur, mou, chaud, froid, parfait, je voudrais…

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Watson

This weekend’s homework is to practise using a dictionary at home.

Next week in class, the students will be learning how to use a Spanish/English Dictionary to find and translate words.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish - Ms Martinez

This week’s homework is to continue with the homework grid.

Next week, we will finish learning the story of The Enormous Turnip, and prepare a performance.

Year 3 / 4 Spanish – Ms Lara

This weekend’s homework is about reviewing the content studied in December. 

Next week in class, the students will learn about the Spanish festival of Las Fallas.

Year  3/ 4 Native German – Ms Welz

Diese Woche sollen die Kinder in ihrem Lesetagebuch über eines der Bücher schreiben, die sie in den Ferien gelesen haben.

Nächste Woche werden die Kinder weiter Fachbegriffe bezüglich unseres Körpers lernen und Auge und Ohr beschriften.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04L1-Ms Wang

Homework for this weekend: to complete the worksheet on the book “Lily is sick”

Next week we will continue the book and focus on the usage of rhetorical questions.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L2-Ms Liu

This weekend‘s homework is: Character writing and explaining the meaning of the given sentence.  

Next week, the students will start to read a new book “they like my pictures他们喜欢我的画”, we will focus on discussing feelings and looking at using exclamatory sentences.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MAND04L3-Ms Zhou 

This weekend’s homework is to match the words and pictures about parts of the body.

Next week in class, we will look at how to write the characters of the new words and learn the sentence pattern “这/那是……”.

Year 3/ 4 Mandarin MND04LN-Ms Bai



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