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‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Summer term 2021

Week beginning 7th June

Welcome back to our final half term in Year 3! 

We have had a wonderful first week back at school in the sun. We started the week celebrating Pentecost in school and we went on a wonderful nature walk around the local area. We found lots of lovely things to take photos of to celebrate the world around us. 

In English, we have been looking at the text 'My Strong Mind' and the children had to use techniques to help them succeed in a challenging task - creating an origami boat. The children have worked incredibly hard and have begun to look at features of instructions, ready to write their own in the next couple of weeks. 

In Maths, we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. The children drew around 2D shapes and described them and then used straws and plasticine to create and describe their own 3D shapes. We then looked at what a right angle is and used Pacman angle finders to search for right angles in the classroom. 

In Science, we have started our learning on forces and magnets and begun this week by looking at what forces are and identifying whether something is a push or pull force. 


Sadly we could not go swimming today as there were problems with the pool, but hopefully all will be back up and running again next week. Tag words have changed slightly, as most children will now be doing their tag words on a Wednesday afternoon. If they do not do them on this day, they will be tested on a Thursday or Friday. 

Homework will be sent out from NEXT Wednesday 16th June. This will still consist of 2 Mathletics tasks and 1 English/SPAG related task.


We hope you have a lovely weekend in the sunshine and look forward to seeing you on Monday!




Week beginning 10th May

The children have all worked incredibly hard this week. In English, they have been writing their stories based on 'The Incredible Book-Eating Boy' and have produced some wonderful results! They should all be very proud of themselves. In Maths we have been looking at fractions and thinking about equivalent fractions. The children have used pictures and their knowledge of times tables to support them with this and perservered with what can be quite a tricky concept. We had a virtual author visit on Tuesday afternoon which the children really enjoyed and had lots of exciting questions to ask Jenny Pearson. In PE, we developed our tennis skills further on Wednesday and have our next swimming session today (Friday). We looked at the Ancient Maya Civilisation in History/Geography and used map skills to write 4 figure grid references for different Maya landmarks. 

It was lovely to have phone conversations with parents this week for parents evening and if you have any further questions/queries, please do not hesitate to email 



Please ensure your child brings their reading record to school everyday so that we can hear readers/do tag words. Also, on a Friday we work out how much extra golden time has been earned from reading at home and we cannot see this without the reading record. 


Homework this week:

Mathletics activities :

Unit fractions

What fraction is shaded?

English activity: Spelling practise CGP book. Pages 88-89.

Week beginning 3rd May

The children have had a wonderful week this week. They have really enjoyed picking apart the text 'The Incredible Book-Eating Boy' and thinking about the different types of sentence and language that are used in the story. Towards the end of the week, we have planned our own humorous story, which we are going to begin writing next week. 

In Maths, we have been looking at tenths and how these can be written as decimals. We have also started thinking about putting fractions on a number line - quite a tricky concept! 

In PE we did some more work on our tennis skills on Wednesday and on Friday(today) we have our very first swimming session!

In Science, we have planted our broad bean seeds and are going to record how they grow over the next couple of weeks. 

We have also had our second session of whole class recorders, which the children have really enjoyed. They are already picking up the skills needed to prevent the recorder from squeaking and have already learnt three notes B, A and G. 


Please could all children ensure they have their reading record and reading book in school each day, as Mrs Bailey will be testing tag words and we will be trying to hear children read when we can. Also a reminder that the children earn their extra golden time by reading daily at home during the week and that this needs to be recorded in their reading record so that we can see on a Friday morning. 

Homework this week:

Mathletics activities :

Model Fractions

Partition into equal parts

English activity: Possessive apostrophes pages 92-92 in CGP book


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