9th - 12th May 2023

Highlights of the week:

In this week's English lessons, the focus was on creative writing, inspired by the book "The Heart and the Bottle." The children used the story as a basis to create their own stories, changing the emotions and containers to come up with a new and unique narrative. They explored different emotions, such as happiness, sadness, anger, and fear, and how they could be represented by different containers or objects. The students also practised their writing skills, including creating a plot, developing characters, and using descriptive language.

In this week's maths lessons, the focus was on adding and subtracting capacities and volumes. We looked at equivalent capacities and compared the volumes in different containers. The children learnt how to calculate the total volume of liquids when different containers are combined, and how to find the difference in volume when one container is emptied into another.


In this week's guided reading sessions, the focus was on the book "The Accidental Diary of B.U.G." We practised using prediction, inference, and explaining skills to deepen their understanding of the text. They made predictions about what might happen next in the story based on the information provided, inferred the characters' thoughts and feelings, and explained their interpretations using evidence from the text. The book provided an opportunity for us to practise their comprehension skills and develop their critical thinking abilities.

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Why do we believe different things?’

In this week's art lesson, the children focused on watercolours and explored different techniques to create a colour wheel. The colour wheel is a visual tool that shows the relationship between colours and is an essential foundation for learning colour theory. Using watercolours, the students created their own colour wheels, mixing primary colours to create secondary and tertiary colours. They also learned about different watercolour techniques, such as wet-on-wet and dry brush. These techniques allowed the children to experiment with different textures, shades, and tones, and create unique and vibrant artworks.

colour wheel2

In this week's Spanish lesson, the focus was on learning how to express hunger and food preferences in Spanish. The students learned how to say "tengo hambre" (I have hunger). They also practised using food-related vocabulary and phrases such as "quiero" (I want) and "me gustaría" (I would like) to express what they would like to eat. Through this lesson, the students were able to improve their communication skills in Spanish and expand their knowledge of food-related vocabulary.

In PE lessons this week, we focused on jumping off apparatus using different techniques. We practised three different jumps: the star jump, the pencil jump and the tuck jump. We learned how to perform each jump safely and effectively, and they had the opportunity to practise their technique by jumping off different height apparatus.

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 spelling rule is words with the /s/ sound spelt sc science, fascinate, scene, crescent, muscle, scissors, scent, ascend, discipline, scents
  • 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 Football.
  • 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.