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Year 3

Week beginning 23rd November 2020


What a great week of learning we have had! We have created charcoal pictures of old mining towns (see seperate website post), written and published some fantastic non-chronological reports and started studying the paintings of L.S. Lowry.

English and Maths:

In English this week, we are beginning to look at biographies and the features that are included within them.

In Maths, we are looking at the inverse of multiplication and beginning division and being able to link their multiplication facts with their division.

Spellings for test on Friday 27th November – unkind, unfair, unwell, misunderstand, mishear, mistake, complete.

Please continue to read with your children at home and cover the spellings according to those your children need to practice. Some children will have been sent home before half term with spellings to practice but they link with the Year 2 spelling list – Spelling Test Assessment List Yr 2 Words

We will now be completing a weekly spelling test which will take place every Friday. We will introduce the children to the new words every Friday and they will then have until the following Friday to practice them. Please do what you can to support this learning at home, the list set out into weekly spellings can be found here… – Year 3 weekly spelling lists for 2020-2021

In Maths, we are going to move on to covering multiplication and division. We have set 3 tasks on MyMaths to consolidate our learning on multiplication. These are;

  • 2x tables
  • Commutativity: multiplication
  • Multiplying

These tasks are set until the end of the Christmas holidays so you can dip in and out as you choose. We will next week set some tasks around multiplication and division.

Times Table Rockstars

All of the children have been sent home a username and password for Times Table Rockstars (TTRS). This is a fantastic website that we use throughout Key Stage 2 to help consolidate and continuously practice the children’s times tables. By the end of Year 2, children should be able to recall the 2, 5 and 10 tables and Year 3 the 3, 4 and 8’s. At the end of Year 4, all children nationally will complete a multiplication test up to 12×12 and these will be asked randomly so it is important they can recall them out of order.

Other curriculum news:

RE – Our focus this term in RE is Judaism and finding out more about the festival of Hanukkah.

Please remember to come in PE kit on Wednesday 25th November. This is the children’s well-being day. Please note this has changed from a Tuesday to a Wednesday.

With the cold Autumn weather now upon us (and the windows and doors remaining open in the classrooms), please ensure that your child comes to school with a warm coat. Please refer to Mr Payne’s latest Chronicles about wet play. Comeback #7#

A new reading book should have gone home with you last week and we continue to remind the children to change their book once they have read it. Once you have finished the book, please remember to bring it back and they can get a new one. Returned books will be quarantined before being put back in circulation.

We have been notified of headlice being in Year 3. Please check your children’s hair to prevent it spreading.

Thank you for all your support,

Best wishes,

The Year 3 team.






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