Year 3

Weekly overview

First of all, I would like to say a big thank you to the class and parents for your ongoing patience and support whilst preparing for the children to complete their learning at homes. Everything has now been set up, with the children being fully briefed as to how to complete and submit work. If there are any questions as always, please feel free to contact me or school.

In Maths this week, children have revisited place value and have been applying their understanding to a range of problem solving activities.

In English, we have began to develop our understanding of the structure and language of an information text. This has included lots of reading and analysing to find how sub-headings are used to organise writing. Children have began to research to write their own, and will continue on with this next week.

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 – Non-rhyming poetry, information texts

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

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Settlements

Science – Sound

Computing – Powerpoint Skills

PE – Football Skills

Spanish- Food

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