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

Summer term 2023

Week beginning 12th July

Overview of things happening this week:

Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon - Swimming

Wednesday - Museum visiting 

Thursday afternoon - Bump up

Friday - Fox Fest


In English this week we will be writing our stories based on the lighthouse.

In Maths, we will be reviewing tricky areas and looking at answering reasoning and problem solving questions. 


Week beginning 5th July

This week has been another busy one in Rowan class. We have been preparing for our final piece of writing this week and are using the clip 'The Lighthouse' to write a story. The children have been using lots of different writing techniques and features to make their sentences interesting. In Maths we have been doing our end of year assessments and demonstrating everything we have learned this term. In Science we continued to look at forces and magnets and carried out a small experiment to see which materials were magnetic and not magnetic. In PE we played rounders and the children worked well as teams to support each other - the score was very close! We had a lovely swimming session on Friday and the children have all come so far and should be proud of all they have achieved in their swimming sessions!

Reports went home on Friday with the children - please send back the included feedback form as soon as possible. 

Next week there is lots going on, so I will put an overview of the week up on the website on Monday!

This week was the last homework of the term.

Week beginning 28th June

The children have all worked incredibly hard this week!

In English, we have been planning and writing our own set of instructions based on our learning this half term. The children have shown off everything they have learnt and how accurate they can be in their writing - they should all be very proud!

In Maths, we have been looking at how to measure length and height accurately and how to compare and order lengths and heights. We also did some converting between mm and cm and cm and m. 

In Science, we did an investigation into materials which were magnetic and non-magnetic. The children worked well in small groups to achieve this and all wrote up their investigation neatly and clearly. 

In PE this week we did rounders. The children worked well as teams to field and bat and were very supportive of each other.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and will see you back next week!



Week beginning 21st June

This week has been another busy one in Rowan Class! 

We have been continuing our learning on the book 'My Strong Mind' in English and practising using different writing techniques and features of instructions.

In Maths, we have been reviewing all of our learning on lines, shapes and space and the children have remembered so much and applied it to their own independent learning this week. 

In Science, we continued our learning on forces and carried out an investigation about surface friction this week. The children worked so well in small groups and all presented their results well. 

In PE, we had our final table tennis session and the children all demonstrated their ability to hit the ball to and fro with their partner. 

The children have worked really hard this week and we were lucky enough to have some wonderful sunshine on Friday for our swimming session.



CGP book pages 36-37

Matheletics tasks: Introducing surfaces & faces of 3D shapes/objects, Using the language of position

Week beginning 14th June

We have had another busy week in Rowan class. On Tuesday, we took part in the school sports day and the children had a wonderful time. The sun was shining and we enjoyed a morning of circuit type activities, where we earned points for our house teams and then in the afternoon we competed in our flat races and fun races. The children really enjoyed themselves and it was wonderful to be together as a whole school once again. 

In English this week, we have been continuing our learning on the text 'My Strong Mind' and having a go at writing examples of sentences for instructions. The children have worked really hard and produced some amazing instructional steps that they will use when creating their own set of instructions in the next couple of weeks. In Maths, we have been looking at comparing different angles: acute, right angles and obtuse. We learnt about horizontal and vertical lines and began to identify these in shapes. 


On Wednesday, we had our whole class photo and the children all looked very smart and had their best smiles. In PE, we had table tennis on Wednesday afternoon and the children have really enjoyed developing their skills with support from Harry. We also managed to go swimming on Friday this week and, despite the weather, the children all had a wonderful time. 


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



English - CGP pages 22-23

Mathletics - Identifying and naming 2D shapes, Describing, comparing and sorting 2D shapes. 

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!