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Year 3

Update for Week beginning : 23.9.19

English information:

With the introduction of our new project ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ the children will learning about the key features of a play script and have a go at adding their own stage directions using adverbs. In our GPS lesson we will be focusing on verbs and adverbs to support our play script work.

Maths information:

In Maths the children will continue to learn about column addition and how to carry ones and tens e.g. 345 + 248 = and progress to questions such as 649 + 174 =. Towards the end of the week we will move on to subtracting a 2/3 digit number from a 3 digit number e.g. 345 – 23 = using practical apparatus and drawing pictures.

On My Maths this week please can you complete the following activities set: Introduction to column addition and ordering whole numbers. This will help to consolidate the work we did last week.

Other Curriculum News:

In our project work ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ the children will be composing a piece of music using body percussion and a small ensemble.

General Information:

This year our PE lessons will be every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure the children have their full PE kit in school on these days, including appropriate clothing for cold days.

The spellings that we will be focusing on this year can be found in your child’s home/school communication book. These are the statutory spellings for Year 3. We will carry out 1/2 termly tests this year (not weekly) to monitor how well the children are retaining them.

Your children will now have their logins for both Times Tables Rockstars and My Maths. These can be found at the back of their home/school books.

Many thanks to all of those who were able to attend our Year 3 introduction afternoon/ evening – your engagement is much appreciated. The presentation is on the related learning section of our year group page below.



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