Year 3 Weekly Update – 18/06/21

Dear parents,
This week in Year 3 in English/topic the children have been writing their own free-verse poems about the city for our new topic ‘Urban pioneers’. Later on this week, they will be editing and performing their poems. They will also be using primary sources to look at what life used to be like in Barnet in 1930 and thinking about how it has changed.

Maths: This week the children will be introduced to the non-unit fractions 2/3 and 3/4 for the first time. They will look at fractions where the whole is shaded and how these fractions are written. The children will see that the numerator and denominator are the same when the fraction is equivalent to one whole. We will then move onto exploring the equivalence of two quarters and one half of the same whole and will be understanding that they are the same. We will tackle this practically, using strips of paper and concrete apparatus (e.g. counters, Cuisenaire rods, number pieces). Later in the week, the children will use their knowledge of halves, thirds and quarters, and will count in fractions from any number up to 10. They will begin to understand that fractions can be larger than one whole. We will use a number line, counting stick or hoop to support the children’s understanding of counting in fractions.

RE: The children will have the opportunity to understand what being a Christian involves. They will be responding to questions about what being a Christian involves, recognising/describing some ways in which Christians live and giving reasons why Christians act as they do.

Science: The children will be investigating how rocks change over time and will be learning about weathering and erosion.

PSHE: This week is My Money Week (14th – 18th June) in our PSHE Lessons we will be focussing on recalling different places to keep money safe, we will think about the consequences of losing money or having it stolen and how this might make us feel.

This week for spellings the children have been looking at adding suffixes. 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. Whyatt and Mrs. Fraser