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10.05.24 Year 3 Weekly News

This week in Year 3....


In English this week, the children have been developing their writing stamina and creativity, crafting journal entries. There has been a focus on emotive language as the children recapped the main events of the story so far and Jelly’s feelings about them.

Next week, we will first learn how to correctly write and punctuate dialogue in order to create a discussion between several of the characters from our book. We will then start planning our own narrative, ‘The Midnight Adventure’, based loosely on events from the book.


This week, we have started our unit on measures, focusing on measuring and estimating the mass of a range of classroom objects.

Next week, we will continue our work on measures, learning to estimate and compare volume.

Thematic Curriculum

This week, we have looked at the demise of the Maya Civilisation, hypothesising what caused huge numbers of people to move north. We then spent some time recapping the achievements of the Maya.


Next week, we will turn our attention to chocolate! We will explore the question, ‘Does chocolate make you happy?’ and learn about the history and impact of the sweet treat.


- 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 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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