14th - 18th November 2022

Highlights of the week:

Firstly, I would like to say well done to Deer Class and their efforts in this week’s ‘England Rocks’ TTRS competition. They were placed 15th out of 370 primary schools in Hampshire and 2269th out of 28,411 classes in the whole of England which included both primary and secondary schools.

In English this week, we have been looking at a new book called ‘A pebble in my pocket’. We have read the first few pages and discovered how a pebble is formed. Our aim is to write an information page on how a pebble is formed. We looked at the features of an information page and how they are laid out. As part of our learning, we looked at time conjunctions and how they can be used to help us write in a chronological order.


In Maths this week, we looked at rounding to the nearest 10 and to the nearest 100. We started by looking at how to use a number line to support our rounding. We then looked at how we can use rounding to help to estimate our answers before we work them out.

This week in Spellings, we have been looking at new spelling strategies as we move away from phonics and look at spelling rules to help us spell some more complex words. We have looked at some other spelling strategies to help us improve our spelling. We have also been challenging ourselves to add prefixes and suffixes to our spelling words.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘How do we know about what happened long ago?’ We are now starting to look at the different ages and how things changed over time.

In science, we created our own edible soil! We used different materials to represent each layer of soil. We used Oreos to create our bedrock, chocolate chips made up the parent rock, our subsoil was chocolate mousse, broken biscuit was the top soil and our organic material was a gummy worm and green icing. We loved making them!  


In Design and Technology this week, we launched our textiles unit. We are going to make our own christmas stockings. This week, we looked at existing products. We learnt that a product needs to be both functional and it needs to be appealing. We reviewed them and decided which ones we thought were not just usable but looked attractive as well.

In Geography, we continued our Land Use unit. We looked at Google Maps and realised that it wasn’t up to date. So, we went for a walk around school and looked at the houses that had been built and created our own sketch maps that were more up to date.

Home learning:

● Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.
● Your child has come home with a list of spellings, which we will practise on Fridays. Please can you support your child with learning these during the week.
● This week’s spellings - disobey, misfire, misspell, misplace, disgrace, disguise, misbehave, misunderstand, misconduct, mislead.
● Now we have TimesTables Rockstars, please support your child to access it online. It is recommended that children play TTRS for 5 minutes a day for maximum impact.


● PE days for Year 3 are Wednesdays (Outdoors) and Fridays (Indoors).
● Our library days are on Thursdays, please can you make sure your child has their library book to return or renew. We have a few overdue books, please could you look for these at home, so your child can take home a new book.