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Year 3

Week beginning 4th December

This week the children have spent a lot of time practising their Christmas songs for our performance in the not too distant future. Please join us on Monday 11th December at 5:30pm to enjoy some Christmas festivities and to hear how well the children have been working on their songs. They can't wait to share their performance with you!                 

Worship theme of the week:


"As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19.

Curriculum this week:

Please note that our curriculum overview for this term is at the bottom of the page.

  • In English, we are continuing with biographies and by the end of the week, the children will have each completed their own biography on Charles Dickens.
  • In Maths, we will be looking at our 4 and 8 times tables.
  • Our RE learning will focus on the importance of the Menorah in Judaism
  • In DT, we will be making our own funicular railways
  • Our book in Destination Reader this part of the term is 'Fantastically Great Women who made History' and below is the book cover, alongside the reading strategies we will be learning throughout the year:


Year 6Fantastically Great Women Who Made... by Pankhurst, Kate

Spelling words of the week:

Prefixes 'mis-' and 're-' – 


Please note that this term's project homework is at the bottom of the page and letters were also sent home last week too, regarding this.

The children received their homework last week. Please choose at least two tasks to complete over the course of our project. The children are welcome to complete more if they wish. We look forward to seeing what they produce in our homework museum on the Monday 11th December

Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update.  Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week.  Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too. We would like for the children to practice a soundcheck each time they use TTRS as a way of imitating the Y4 timetable test which they will do next year. They can also practice garage which is controlled by your child teacher who can give them access to the timetables they are personally working on. 

We also encourage children to practice our weekly spellings at home as well as the Y3/4 common exception words.


We would love to see Year 3 using their extra time at home to read some brilliant books. If children read three times at home, they get a raffle ticket. Please therefore keep a quick record in reading logs – your children can write the title in to help! We would also like to encourage children to bring their reading records into school everyday.

Coming up:

  • PE days – Please ensure the children are dressed in PE kit every Friday

  • Year 3 Christmas Performance - Monday 11th December 5:30pm


Many thanks for all of your support,

Miss Finnigan and Miss Lunn


Additional resources

Below are some other resources that you can use for optional  work at home:

Recommended reading list:


English reading activities:

English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here:

  • All activities through this link

  • What are facts and opinions?
  • What does an author do?
  • What is inference?

  • All activities through this link


TTRS should be the main way the children use to practice their timetables. However, if they would like a change or to focus on particular tables, they can use hit the button. - This website is a good resource to find fun games for the children to play with age ranges specified.