Year 3

Update for Week beginning : 21.05.2018

English and Maths information:


What a busy half term we have had! We can’t believe we are already in the final week of Summer 1. Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you and well done to all the children who have been incredibly resilient and determined over the past week during tests. They have definitely earned their day out on Wednesday!

This week, we will be completing any unfinished learning, including our volcano fact book for the library. We will also be sharing our superhero stories with Year 2 who are superhero experts due to their recent project.

In maths, we will be reviewing the tests we have completed, going over any areas which the children need to improve on, including test technique.

Other Curriculum News:

Our project is ‘What a Wonderful World’.

This week, the children will learn how water is transported through plants and we will also follow up our own plant experiments. We can’t wait to see whether plants are able to grow without soil, light or air.

On Thursday, we will be sharing our home learning with the other children in our class. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort which has clearly been put into these at home. We have been amazed by the great variety of learning which has been taking place and we can’t wait to hand out a large number of house points for effort and creativity during our ‘show and tell’ session.

Important dates:

Wednesday 23rd May – Lulworth Cove trip. Thank you to all those who have returned their permission forms. We are looking forward to a great day out on Wednesday.

Please note that the children will be required to walk for quite a long period of time and therefore it is vital that they have supportive shoes to wear. Many of the pathways we will use are made up of small stones which can be felt through thin-soled shoes. Please bear this in mind when your child puts their shoes on on Wednesday morning (thick-soled trainers with plenty of grip would be best).

On the day of the trip, please make sure your child brings the following in a rucksack:

  • Suncream
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof coat
  • Packed lunch (hot dinners will be provided for)
  • Water (in refillable bottle)

Thank you to all of you who have made yourselves available to help. We now have enough parent helpers and are in the process of contacting who we will need to help. If you do not hear from us, thank you so much for your support but we will not be able to accept your assistance on the trip due to limited seats on the coach.

PE – Please be aware that our outdoor PE day has changed to a Tuesday afternoon. We ask that you ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times which is clearly labelled. Our indoor PE day is still on a Thursday afternoon.

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school at all times.




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