27th February - 3rd March 2023

Highlights of the week:

This week we have started rehearsing for our production, ‘That’s what I call the ‘ages’’. The children have been busy learning their lines and songs. Please continue to help your children learn their lines ready for the 27th March.

This week's English lessons focussed on road safety leaflets. Deer Class were introduced to the format and structure of these leaflets, and learned about the different features that are commonly included, such as images, diagrams and safety tips. The class then linked this topic back to their core text, "Hodgeheg," and began planning a road safety leaflet specifically designed for hedgehogs. This involved identifying the unique needs and challenges faced by hedgehogs when crossing roads, and thought about tips to help keep them safe.

Road Safety

This week's Maths lessons focused on converting between different units of measurement for length, specifically centimetres (cm), millimetres (mm), and metres (m). The children learned how to convert between these units using multiplication and division by 10 or 100 depending on the conversion needed. In addition to learning about conversion, they also compared the different units to determine which was the shortest or longest.

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

This week's science lesson for Year 3 focused on the different parts of a plant and their functions. Students were introduced to the various parts of a plant, including the roots, stem, leaves and flowers. The class learned that each part of the plant has a specific function that contributes to the plant's overall health and growth. For example, the roots are responsible for absorbing water and nutrients from the soil, while the stem helps to transport these materials to the rest of the plant.  Plants

Our art lesson this week was focused on the work of Pablo Picasso and the art movement known as Cubism. The class studied Picasso's Cubist portraits, learned about the principles of Cubism, and then replicated some of his Cubist portraits using the techniques they had learned. The lesson aimed to encourage experimentation and creativity while gaining a deeper appreciation for the art movement.

The RE lesson this week focused on the Easter story, which is an important part of the Christian faith. The children learned about the events leading up to Easter, its symbolism and significance, and how it is celebrated around the world. The aim was to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith and to promote respect for different beliefs and traditions.

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.
● There are only 6 spellings this week. This week’s spelling; magician, politician, musician, electrician, mathematician, technician.
● 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. Next week is Athletics.
● 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.