27th - 31st March 2023

Highlights of the week:

What a show!! I was one very proud teacher this week. I would like to personally thank all the children for working so hard to learn their lines and the songs. I would also like to thank the parents for helping them learn their lines and for coming to support us! Well done Year 3!


In Year 3 English lessons this week, we continued studying ‘Little People, Big Dreams - Malala Yousafzai’. We used our research from last week to create such amazing biographies. The children impressed us so much with their writing and the level of their maturity with such a sensitive topic. The children remembered to include all the features we have been discussing and presented their work beautifully.

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In Year 3 Maths lessons, this week we have been linking fractions to capacity and measure. One of our lessons this week, we were investigating whether ½ of all jugs would hold the same capacity and how we could prove our thinking. We have also been looking at fractions on a number line and correcting the mistake to prove our understanding.

In guided reading this week, we looked at a class text this week; “Alice in Wonderland”. We specifically looked at the extract from the chapter “Drink me”. The children discussed whether they thought Alice liked to follow the rules and whether we would have drunk the bottle. We have then been comparing the text to the film clip to see how they differed.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Can anywhere be home?’

In science this week, Year 3 learnt about the life cycle of a plant, which consists of several stages: seed, germination, growth, flowering, and seed production. They learnt that plants reproduce by producing seeds, which can grow into new plants under the right conditions. In addition to learning about the different stages of the plant life cycle, the Year 3 students also had the opportunity to create a flowchart to show the life cycle of a plant.

In computing lessons this half term, Year 3 have learnt how to use Google Slides to create a presentation about an animal of their choice. They began by researching information about their chosen animal, such as its habitat, diet, physical characteristics, and any interesting facts. Once they had gathered their information, the students used Google Slides to create a presentation that included at least five slides. They learnt how to add text, images, and animations to their slides, and were encouraged to be creative in their use of colours and designs. We then shared them with the class.

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.
● 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 Wednesday (Outdoors) and Friday (Indoors).
● On Tuesday lunchtimes, the children have the opportunity to take part in lunchtime sports clubs. They can bring spare kit to change into for the club. After the Easter break, it will be basketball.
● 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.