Year 3 Weekly Update – 14/05/21

Dear parents,
This week in Year 3 in English/topic the children have been learning about verb, person sentences and how to write descriptively. They have been coming up with ideas to describe a volcanic eruption and later on this week will be writing their own historical narrative, as the character Tranio from our story, describing what happens to him when Vesuvius erupts.

This week in Maths the children will be learning to recognise that 10 mm is equivalent to 1 cm. They will use this knowledge to convert other multiples of 10 mm into centimetres and vice versa. The children will then compare lengths of objects using comparison language and symbols. They will use language such as longer than, shorter than, taller than, longest, shortest and tallest. We will be comparing and ordering lengths based on measurements in mm, cm and m. The children will use their knowledge of converting between units of measurement to help them compare and order. The children will be encouraged to convert all the measurements to the same unit of length before comparing.


RE: During our lessons, we will reflect on the story of when Jesus tells his disciples that he would be going back to Heaven but promised that the Holy Spirit would come to the apostles. The children will spend time thinking about and describing what it must have been like for the disciples when Jesus gave them this sad news that he would be going back to his Father in heaven. Once we finish reading this bible story, we will follow up with activities for the children to demonstrate their understanding of the Ascension.


This week for spellings the children will be looking at strategies for learning spellings and will be learning some of our statutory spellings. For home learning, please help your child to learn the following words:









Reminder: 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. It is incredibly important to continue to listen to your child read regularly, even when they are a free reader, in order to make sure they continue to progress in their vocabulary and understanding. Please also don’t forget to continue to keep track of books read by completing the medal sheets in the back of the reading records. 

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Whyatt and Mrs. Fraser