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Year 3

Week beginning 20th November

In Maths this week,

The children will continue to represent their calculation using a bar model and this week we will be looking at using number lines to help mentally solve addition and subtraction word problems. The children will be refining their skills of adding on in tens and fives to help them solve 2 digit and 3 digit number calculations. We will also continue to focus on learning multiplication and division facts, rules and patterns for the 3 and 6 times table.


Children are encouraged to work on their Maths Passports at home to help them refine their speed and fluency of mathematical facts.


In English this week,

The children will be beginning their 3 week unit on Adventure Stories. They will have the opportunity this week to read lots of different stories to see how character and settings are developed. We will also be looking at structure of sentences and punctuation including speech marks. We will also be continuing to develop the children’s reading skills focussing on the skill of inference. Children can bring in examples of Adventure stories that they enjoy to read if they wish.


We have been promoting reading at home – each class has a weekly reading challenge to encourage them to read to an adult at home. We have also been reading books by our Author of the Month – Michael Morpurgo!


In IPC this week

This week we will be looking at famous explorers of past and present as well as gathering a deeper understanding of the world. We will be using Google Earth to help us locate places near and far as well as focus on International Mindedness of looking at places in the world we have visited.


You can help your child... 

By listening to your child read, helping them to learn their weekly spellings and complete their learning logs. Please can you also make sure that the children’s school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled.


MyMaths: The children will be given personal log in details to access their learning online. They will have the chance to log on to MyMaths during their ICT lessons but please encourage them to complete some of the tasks at home.


Learning logs: Learning logs are to be handed in on Thursday and will be given out every Friday. Learning log club will be available for the children to attend on Monday lunch times.


English – Create a comic strip for the Lego Batman film.

PHSE – Show me how to use a number line for addition and subtraction calculations.



As the weather is getting colder, please remember to send your child to school with an appropriate warm coat.