Year 3 Weekly Update – 07/05/21

Dear parents,
This week in Year 3 in English/topic the children will be learning about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and how it affected those in Pompeii. They will be reading different fictional accounts of what happened and collecting interesting phrases used to describe the eruption. They will also be looking at our main character Tranio from our book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and will be thinking about how he felt when the eruption happened and how his body would have shown his feelings.

In Maths this week the children will be introduced to millimetres for the first time and will build on their understanding of centimetres and metres. We will use different measuring equipment including rulers, tape measures, metre sticks and trundle wheels. The children will be encouraged to discuss which equipment is the most appropriate depending on the object they are measuring.

We will then begin to measure larger objects using metres. We will be thinking about whether it is better to measure items in centimetres or metres and will discuss the reasons why. The children should be able to recognise that 100 cm is equivalent to 1 metre. They will then use this knowledge to convert other multiples of 100 cm into metres and vice versa. When looking at lengths that are not multiples of 100, the children will partition the measurement and convert into metres and centimetres. At this stage, children do not use decimals. This is introduced in Year 4.​

In RE, the children will be learning the stories of the appearance of Jesus on the road to Emmaus and to Thomas. We will spend time retelling the story of Emmaus and Doubting Thomas and making links between the story of Emmaus and beliefs about how Jesus is still with us.

During our RHE lesson, the children will take part in a range of activities and creative role play, to encourage the children to see through the fake reality that is presented to them on television, in magazines and on adverts: they will compare these representations and stereotypes to their own life experiences. This session can be particularly useful in revealing how the polished ‘reality’ of the media can affect how people feel about themselves.

This week for spellings the children will be looking at how when you add ‘ly’ to words ending in ‘ic’, the correct ending to use is ‘ally’. For home learning, please help your child to learn the following words:









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 ​