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Autumn Term 2020

Week beginning 6th December

This week in Year 3 we will be doing:

English - drafting, editing and publishing speeches on something we are passionate about

Maths - estimating answer using our knowledge of near numbers and checking answers using the inverse operation

Spelling - homophones

Science - continuing our work on Light and Shadow

PE - football skills

Art - Christmas crafts



Week beginning 30th November

Well done from me for all of your hard work this week whilst learning from home! I have been amazed by your incredible diary entry's that you have written and blown away by the super Maths you have done. I am very much looking forward to being back together in school on Monday. 

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and stay safe! 


Week beginning 23rd November


This week in English we have been exploring part of Martin Luther King Jr's 'I have a dream' speech. The children have been really engaged with this and enjoyed learning about how to write their own speech about something they are passionate about. We explored some of the features of speech writing and have done some research into our own speech topics. Next week, we will be drafting, editing and publishing our speeches and hopefully performing them at the end of the week. 

In Spelling this week, we have been looking at the different ways of spelling the 'ay' sound in words and exploring the rules related to these spellings. We have also begun to look at and use the 'have a go' technique in our English books, where the children use a separate table to have a go at spelling a word during their writing, to see if it looks correct.

In Maths this week, we have been looking at the column method and practising adding and subtracting 3-digit and 2-digit numbers using exchanging and borrowing. The children have worked hard in previous weeks using practical equipment to secure their understanding and are now making the links to the formal written method. We have also been looking at how to answer reasoning and problem solving questions and the way's that we can show our understanding. 

In Science, we have been exploring Light and Shadow. On Tuesday with Mrs Tucker, the children carried out an investigation into how to change the shape, size and darkness of a shadow. 

We are focusing on football skills in PE and we practised our passing skills on Wednesday afternoon. The children had a session with Harry from Premier Sports on Friday and really enjoyed developing their football skills further. 

Homework this week is:

Investigating words that use the 'ei' spelling of the 'ay' sound in English and using the column method in Maths. 

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you back on Monday!


Welcome to Year 3!

Week beginning 31st August


Welcome back to school and welcome to Year 3! We have had a lovely first week back and the children have all settled incredibly well. They have adapted to new routines with ease and have taken everything in their stride. 

We have spent lots of time this week helping the children to feel safe and secure back at school. We have discussed our time in lockdown, whether we were at school or at home and talked about any worries that we might have about being back in school.

The children have discussed what it means to be in our 'bubble' and we have thought about how to support each other. 

The children have a school reading book which they can read each night at home and we will ensure we have checked that they are on the right books for them by the end of Monday 7th September. 


It has been wonderful to see all of the children back in school and to see how happy they have been to see their friends. I know that we are going to have a wonderful time together in Year 3 and I am looking forward to sharing this journey with them. 


Have a lovely, restful weekend and we will see you back in school on Monday!