Year 3

Update for Week beginning : 18.11.19

English information:

In English the children will continue to look at non – fiction texts linked to our Victorian project. The children will be using a variety of sources to gather information about the Victorians e.g. schools, transport, jobs, significant people and write paragraphs of information about each. They will then use the information collected to write a non-chronological report about the Victorians.

In Maths the children will continue to learn about fractions. We will move on to adding and subtracting fractions e.g. 1/5 + 3/5 = 4/5. We will also be ordering fractions and comparing them using the greater and less than symbols <>.

My Maths – please can your child complete the following activities to consolidate last weeks learning: More Fractions

Please encourage your child to go on TTRS (Timestable Rockstar) weekly to improve their recall of the 3, 4 ,8 and 11 tables.

Other Curriculum News:

In our Victorian project the children will be learning about the Industrial revolution and  transport. We will also be looking at Victorian Inventions.

In RE the children will be learning about Hanukah – what is means and how it is celebrated.

On Friday we will be celebrating ‘Black History Day’.  We will have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black men and women from the past and today.

We will be having a Victorian Day in school on Friday 29th November 2019 – more details were included in the letter sent home.

General Information:

This year our PE lessons will be every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please note this is a change to our original days. 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.



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