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One Childhood - One Chance

07.06.24 Year 3 Weekly Update

This week in Year 3...


We started this term, as always, with a non-fiction focus, exploring the importance of the Amazon Rainforest. The children used a range of sources to take notes and finally, create a non-fiction piece discussing why the rainforest is so crucial.

Next week, we will begin reading our classic text, Charlotte’s Web, and write a number of diary entries using emotive language.  


This term began with a focus on multiplicative thinking as the children solved a range of multiplication and division problems using bar models.

Next week, we will move on to exploring calculation strategies.

Thematic Curriculum

This week had a Personal Development focus as we explored the topical issue of zoos, learnt about rights and e-safety. Each class then spend time learning about their Olympic country for Diversity Week and started practising a related song or a dance.

Next week, we will begin our topic Rainforest Revealed by learning about biomes and the different layers of a rainforest.



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

- Children have now been given their log-in details for Times Table Rock Stars. They should be playing this at least 3 times a week to build their confidence and fluency with times table knowledge.

- Children have been given a ZPD 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 homework has also been set for the children to complete by next Friday.

- Please see the homework menu attached for our thematic homework.

Key Dates:

Thursday 20th June: Diversity Day

The children are invited to come to school dressed in the colours of their class country.

3B: Austria

3G: Argentina

3R: Australia

3Y: Brazil

Have a great weekend!

Year 3 team



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