Year 3

Update for Week beginning : 15.7.2019

We can’t believe that this is the final week of this year group being in Year 3. Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Reflecting on the year, we have had some amazing learning experiences alongside the children and have loved getting to know them and helping them be the best they can be. We will without a doubt miss all 60 children but wish them all the best for what’s to come on their Year 4 journey. Thank you for all of your parental support and engagement this year which has contributed to the children’s achievements. We wish you a very restful summer break.

English information:

To finish Year 3, we will be recapping our understanding of some key skills and also having a bit of fun with our writing. On Monday, we will be testing our abilities to spell the Year 3 words which we have been learning all year. We look forward to seeing the progress the children have made with these. On Tuesday, we will be playing spelling games to help us consolidate our knowledge of some key homophones such as:

there, their and they’re

to, two and too

your and you’re

are and our

Finally, to finish our English lessons next week, we will be allowing the children to complete a ‘free write’. We will be giving the children some ideas to help inspire their writing, however this will be an opportunity for them to write in any genre and with the freedom to use any ideas they have. They can even write a non-fiction text if they wish. We hope this will be an exciting opportunity for the children to express themselves and show off the skills they have learned this year.

Maths information:

In Maths lessons, we will be recapping our understanding of pictograms. The children need to have an understanding of how to use the pictogram’s key to help read and interpret the information it displays. In another lessons, we will be completing a problem solving activity involving finding change from a £5 note. The children will be expected to either pictorially or mentally find the change they may receive from an object costing less than £5.

Other Curriculum News:

Sadly our ‘What a Wonderful World’ project has now come to an end, with our trip to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove being the outcome of all our learning. On Monday we will be sharing the fantastic home learning that the children have brought in with one another. The children will have an opportunity to see the learning across both classes and to comment positively using ‘positive post-it notes’ on their peers efforts.


We will also be visiting the library on Monday morning. Please ensure that any library books you have at home are brought in on Monday so we can return them. Thank you.



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  11th July 2019

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  4th July 2019

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Southbourne Beach Visit

  18th June 2019

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Measuring in Maths

  24th May 2019

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Paris Class’ Worship

  9th May 2019

To celebrate National Teacher Day, Paris class led our whole school Worship. The children were brilliant at communicating the importance of teachers and...

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  28th March 2019

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