Year 3

Update for Week beginning : 15/5/2017

English and Maths information:

This week we received a letter from Toys R Us, asking us to design a new race track for them! After an exciting project lesson testing different materials for the race track, we wrote up our results and sent replies to the toy store. We have also had the exciting opportunity to take part in a ‘Fun Write’, where we could write about anything we liked! The ‘Fun Write’ will be making a weekly appearance in Year 3, so children, get your thinking caps on about what you would like to write about next week!

In Maths we have been practising our written division and multiplication skills, and applying them in different contexts. In division we used the number line and the bus stop method to divide 2,3 and sometimes 4 digit numbers. In multiplication we recapped using both the grid method and the short multiplication method to multiply 2 digit and 3 digit numbers. 

Other curriculum news:

Thursday was Outdoor Education Day, and Year 3 enjoyed learning Spanish outside! We played a variety of games to help us with our phrases and numbers. See the website post for more details.

Fantastic work to all in Year 3 who took part in the Mile for Malawi on Friday. Our regular morning jogs in the playground gave us the determination and fitness levels to keep going for the whole mile! Thank you also to the parents who gave up their time to help.

What a brilliant session in the Life Bus this week. It helped us to think about how our brains work and how we can make sure we are looking after our minds and bodies properly.

General Information:

Fruit snack: As part of our work as a healthy school, the children are allowed to have a fruit or vegetable snack at morning play. This can be fresh fruit or vegetables or dried fruit. Fruit winders and fruit bars are great for an addition for your child’s lunch, but they will have to wait until lunchtime to eat them!

Water Bottles – Thank you to those who have remembered their water bottles each day. Please ensure your child only brings in water and not flavoured water, squash or fizzy drinks.

Home/School books – We appreciate how much you are reading with your child at home and we enjoy reading your comments in the home/school books. Please remind your child to bring in their home/school book and reading book daily.

PE – Please ensure your child brings a full winter PE kit into school for their PE lessons on Wednesdays and Thursdays for London and Wednesdays and Fridays for Paris. Children will need to bring in a pair of full length jogging bottoms and a jumper now that the temperature has dropped.

Homework and Spellings


Homework (to,too,two) 19.5.17



Eco-warriors clean up Kings Park

  23rd May 2017

Our eco-warriors have been out spreading their eco ethos throughout Kings Park this week as they completed a litter pick with Bournemouth Council...

Life Education Centre

  19th May 2017

We’ve been very lucky to have the Life Education Centre back to visit our Academy, this week. Every class has had the opportunity...


  17th May 2017

Last week Year 3 took part in a fun-filled capacity challenge using all our capacity knowledge. We had to estimate the capacity of a...

Year 3’s Nature Walk

  9th May 2017

On Tuesday afternoon Year 3 enjoyed a nature walk as part of our new project ‘What a Wonderful World’. The sun was shining on...

Year 3’s Running for Peter

  21st April 2017

Year 3 were so inspired by their visit from Peter, an ex-pupil running 44  marathons in 44 days, that we decided to complete...

Tri-golf competition

  4th April 2017

Last week twenty Year 3 and 4 children were fortunate enough to attend a tri-golf competition, competing against other schools. The children took...