Year 3 Weekly Update – 23/04/21

Dear parents,
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter break! This week in Year 3 we are beginning our topic of volcanoes. The children will be learning about the different layers of the Earth, how volcanoes are formed and about some of the most famous volcanoes. They will also begin to design and create their own volcano.

In RE, the children will have the opportunity to know that it is Jesus we receive in Holy Communion and reflect on this great gift. They will use religious words to describe and give reasons for religious actions and symbols and will show how beliefs affect behaviour by making links between them.

This week in our Maths lessons, the children will be introduced to tally charts as a systematic method of recording data. We will be revisiting counting in 5s and the vocabulary of total, altogether, more, less and difference. We will then move onto drawing pictograms where the symbols represent 2, 5 or 10 items. The children will need to interpret part of a symbol, for example, half of a symbol representing 10 will represent 5. The children will be drawing on their understanding of counting in twos, fives, and tens to complete and draw their own pictograms. To help the children to fully understand pictograms, it is important they have collected their own data previously in tally charts and constructed larger scale pictograms practically. The children will be exposed to both horizontal and vertical pictograms.

In RSHE we will be learning about the need to respect and look after our bodies as a gift from God through what we wear, eat and what we physically do. The children will consider their own examples of good/bad choices when looking after their bodies. They will be encouraged to give reasons to explain what makes each a good/bad choice.

This week for spellings the children have been looking at homophones. For home learning, please help your child to learn the following words:







It is really important that they understand the meaning of both and which to use when. Please also make sure to read with your child and to sign their reading record and to continue to learn their times tables in this order: 10s, 5s, 2s, 3s, 4s then 8s.

Thank you for your support!


Mrs. Fraser and Mrs. Whyatt