Year 3

Weekly overview

What a great start to the new half-term Year 3 have had!

In English this week, we have revisited rhyming couplets and began to apply them to our own narrative poems. Children did a lot of discussion and group work to ensure that their poems followed a set rhyming pattern.

In Maths this week, the class have been further developing their accuracy when mentally subtracting numbers. This has involved a lot of partitioning of three digit numbers and subtracting 1s, 10s and 100s.

All children have received their TTRockstars and SpellingShed log-ins and should be regularly using these to practise for their Friday tests.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. This will include their weekly spellings, a maths tasks and a reading comprehension. Children should be completing this work independently, however if there are any issues with this children are encouraged to see me before the Thursday due date.

This year we are completing a Reading Challenge, where children will earn points based on how frequently they read. It is recommended that children read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily, which can be written in to your child’s reading record. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class.

P.E. will be on Thursday this year, however children should bring their P.E. kits in on Monday and keep them in school until Friday. For P.E. children need to bring both indoor and outdoor kit and must have trainers and pumps.

All children should arrive at school on time for 08:30 everyday to ensure that they are able to spend time on morning work. This is often work that children require further support or practise with.

If you have any questions, please feel free to see me before 8:30 or at home time. Alternatively, you can contact me via an email to school.

Thank you

Miss O’Donnell



English – Book Reviews, Folk Tales, Descriptive Poetry

Maths – Number and place value, addition and subtraction, properties of shapes, multiplication and division, fractions and position and direction.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Rainforests

Science – Animals and Habitats

Computing – E-Safety

PE – Gymnastics

Spanish- Greetings and All About Me

We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.

Thank you,