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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

21.06.23 Year 3 Weekly Update

This week in Year 3...

This week has been full of excitement in Year 3 from Diversity Day to Sports Day. The children performed brilliantly during Wednesday’s Sports Day; it was lovely to see them cheering each other on. Then, the school was an explosion of colour on Thursday as each class represented their country for Diversity Day.



This week we planned and wrote a letter from Wilbur the pig, detailing his escape ordeal. The children learnt about the present perfect tense and tried to use this new grammatical skill in their writing.

Present perfect is used to indicate an action that happened or started in the past and has some connection to the present and future.

He has escaped his pen.

We have arrived at the farm.

Next week, we will plan our own narrative.


This week we have explored associative law and used our understanding to multiply efficiently.

3 x 8 x 4

3 x 4 = 12

12 x 8 = 96

Next week we will continue our work solidifying the calculation methods we have covered this year.

Thematic Curriculum


This week in the afternoons we explored plants and their requirements for growth. On Thursday, we dissected flowers and learnt about their functions.



Next week we will learn about the threats facing the rainforest and create our own podcasts sharing our knowledge.




- 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.

Have a great weekend!

Year 3 team



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