Year 3 Weekly Update – 30/04/21

Dear parents,
Thank you for all the resources you have sent in to help with building our volcanoes. Last week in D & T the children planned what they will be doing and this week we will be starting to build our volcanoes.
In English/Topic the children have been learning about the different parts of a volcano and how an eruption happens. They have also been learning what ‘making inferences’ means and have been looking at a picture from our new book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ to make inferences about what the story will be about. Later on this week we will be reading the story, doing some drama and looking at the use of senses to describe what happens. The children will be thinking about this themselves when they write their own sensory descriptions in the style of a historical narrative.

During RE the children will be describing some religious actions and symbols of Easter. They will learn that God the Father raised Jesus from the dead on Easter Sunday and will be encouraged to give reasons for the signs and symbols of new life in nature and at Easter (from around the world).

This week in Maths, the children will be interpreting information in pictograms and tally charts in order to construct bar charts. They will interpret information from bar charts and answer questions relating to the data. The children will read and interpret bar charts with scales of 1, 2, 5 and 10 and will be deciding which scale will be the most appropriate when drawing their own bar charts. Later in the week we will move onto interpreting information from tables to answer one and two-step problems. The children will use their addition and subtraction skills to answer questions accurately and ask their own questions about the data in tables.

This week for spellings the children will be looking at contractions. For home learning, please help your child to learn the following words:









They should not only know how to spell these words correctly, using an apostrophe, but should also understand which two words these are a contraction of. 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