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26.04.24 Year 3 Weekly News

Let's see what we've been up to in Year 3....


In English this week, we began reading our focus text, The Great Chocoplot, and made predictions about the worrying Chocopocalypse prophecy. We used vivid and descriptive vocabulary to describe the Easter Egg Island mentioned in the book, where the ancient Chocolati tribe lived and worshipped chocolate.

Next week, we will create detailed character descriptions of two main characters from the book.


This week, we have learnt all about the properties of 2D shapes including angles, perpendicular and parallel lines.

Next week, we will turn our attention to 3D shapes.

Thematic Curriculum

This week we started our new topic, 'The Maya: The Rise and Fall', focusing on the geographical location of the ancient civilisation and the importance of farming. 

Next week, we will learn all about the Maya’s beliefs and number system.


- Please read with your child at least 3 times a week.

- Children should be playing Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week to build their confidence and fluency with times table knowledge.

- Children each have  a ZPD code to help them identify the correct books for their reading level. Once your child has read their book, they will need to complete a quiz on it before getting a new one. These quizzes can be done either in school or at home on Accelerated Reader using the log-in codes found in their reading records.

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- Spelling shed and Mathletics homework has also been set for the children to complete by next Friday.

- The new Thematic Curriculum homework grid is attached to this blog post.


3B and 3G have swimming on Mondays this term and can come to school in PE kit.


Have a great weekend!

Year 3 team


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