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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

14.06.23 Year 3 Weekly Update

This week in Year 3...


This week we started reading our classic text, Charlotte’s Web, and wrote a number of diary entries using emotive language.

Next week, we will write letters in the role of Wilbur the pig.


This week we explored calculation strategies and played a number of engaging games to practice efficient methods.

Next week, we will continue with a focus on calculation.

Thematic Curriculum

This week we began our topic Rainforest Revealed by learning about biomes and the different layers of a rainforest. The children created stunning collages, working in groups to depict the landscape, climate and life found in each biome. They then made flipbooks to record the different layers of the rainforest.


Next week, we will focus on plants, learning about the function of different parts and requirements for growth.



- 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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