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Year 3

16th October 2017

Here is a SNEAK PEAK into what to expect this week...


Making paper lanterns and using our maths skills of the 4 number operations to help us create Rangoli patterns.

What are Limericks? - writing our own limericks and understanding their structure, rhythm and rhyme.

Addition involving regrouping tens and hundreds, word problems and the language of addition.

Concluding our topic on the Egyptians with... an exciting outing to the British Museum!

(Spellings are coming home Monday, and will be tested Friday)




Book Changing - please can I remind you to ensure your child brings in their reading book everyday. The reading timetable is noted below as to when it will be changed. Your child's book and reading record needs to remain in their school bag so that we can access it when needed.


Homework - due to the many Jewish festivals we have had in the last few weeks, homework has not been set. Homework books will be given out tomorrow (9th Oct). Please can they be returned with a completed homework by Wednesday 18th October and will be given out again after half term. Thank you!

Don't forget to return the Acceptable Use Agreements and ICT E-Safety Use documents.


Thank you, 

Mrs Goldsmith




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What have we been up to this week?



In English, we have started our new unit on Poetry. We looked at two poems, Hand on the Bridge by Michael Rosen and The Sound Collector by Roger McGough. We wrote our own versions of The Sound Collector and performed them to the class. We began looking at onomatopoeia too.

During Maths this week we have looked into using the line of magnitude to help us estimate numbers on a number line. We have also been looking at rounding, place value ladders and ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’.

We have continued our work on the Egyptians with a mummy making competition. The children had a blast dressing each other up as a mummy! 

We conducted an experiment in Science looking into what materials are magnetic and what are not. We’ve created magnet information posters using our knowledge gained from the unit.

There will be no spellings given out tomorrow due to Sukkot Learning Day next Friday.

This week in Year 3



We have been continuing to write our stories based on Fantastic Mr Fox. The children have had some excellent ideas and have had the opportunity to edit and improve their work throughout the writing process. I can't wait to see the finished stories!

In Science, we spent time investigating how magnets work and had a really interesting discussion about north and south poles. We discussed how magnets attract and repel and used iron filings to help explain the magnetic field.

For Rosh Hashanah, the children made apple crumble (some of which I know the children came home wearing rather than carrying!) they cut the apples, weighed out the ingredients and used their hands to mix the ingredients together. They had such a great time as you can see in the photos below. I hope they taste as good as they look!

I am very much looking forward to seeing the children in their Roald Dahl themed costumes tomorrow.


Shanah Tova U'metukah!


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This Week




We created story maps of our class reader, Fantastic Mr Fox. They are FANTASTIC!! These are going to be used to help us plan and write our own versions of the story which we began today, so if your child has not finished the book, please ensure they have done so by Monday.


We have been working on adding and taking away using 2 digit and 3 digit numbers and a number line. It has not been an easy but we have been working really hard.


We conducted an experiment using force meters to see how much force would be needed to pull an object across different surfaces. We learnt about Newtons and how this is the unit of measure for force.

A few reminders...

Homework is due in on a Wednesday. Please date and sign so that we can see your child has completed their work.

Spellings will be coming home on Friday. Please encourage your child to learn as many words as possible for a test on Monday 25th September.

What have we been up to?

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Reading Books



The children are coming home over the next few days with their reading books. If you, or your child feels that their book may not be the correct level, do let us know with a little note in the reading record book so that we can rectify this.

From next Monday, books will be changed according to their English Seats.


Red Table - Monday

Yellow Table - Tuesday

Purple Table - Wednesday

Green Table - Thursday

Blue Table - Friday


Thank you to those who sent in the homework books. There are still a few children who did not return their books today. A reminder please that homework is due in on a Wednesday.


Welcome to Year 3



We have had a very exciting first week in Year 3! We have spent the first few days getting to know all your children which has been a real treat. We played ‘getting to know you’ bingo, wrote about our summer holidays and looked at maths within our families.


In English, we have been looking at Fantastic Mr Fox By Roald Dahl. We have carried out character descriptions for the main characters, acted out scenes from the story and have used speech punctuation to create conversations between the characters.


In Maths, we have been looking into place value of two and three digit numbers, representing these in different ways. We have been partitioning these numbers in different ways and looking into the value of each digit. We have completed a set of games including, ‘number bingo’ and ‘what's my number?’


Next week we will be starting guided reading and spellings. 

Please don’t forget to send in the homework grids by Wednesday!