Year 3

Weekly overview

In English this week, I have been thoroughly impressed by the childrens’ independence in writing formal letters. Everyone has had very creative ideas and done a fantastic job of using their features of a letter.

In Maths this week, Year 3 have bgan to read analogue clocks to the minute. It has been a challenge but the class have grown in confidence in their ability to tell the time.

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 Friday this term, 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. Children will also be taking part in swimming lessons every Thursday.

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 – Letters, visual poetry, stories to create tension.

Maths – Number and place value, Money, Time, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

Science – Animals and Humans

Computing – Internet research and communication

PE – Dance

Spanish- My Body

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,

Miss O’Donnell