Year 3 Weekly Update – 02/07/21

Dear parents,
This week in Year 3 in English/topic the children have been pretending they are Roald Dahl and writing an autobiography about his fascinating life. They have used our class reader ‘Boy’ by Roald Dahl to help them write their autobiographies about all the different periods of his life.

Maths: This week the children will be recapping the number of hours in a day and will be introduced to language such as ‘noon’, ‘midday’, ‘midnight’. They will not need to know the difference between a.m. or p.m. at this point. Other facts such as days in a week/month will also be reviewed. Attention will be drawn to the difference between a school week and a calendar week and between day-time and a day. The children will then move onto telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock. We will focus on the language of “past” and “to”, and will recognise and use Roman numerals on a clock face. The children will identify the differences between the minute hand and the hour hand. This is especially important for times that are close to the next hour, for example, 5 minutes to 12. Leading on from this, we will tell time to the nearest minute. When telling time ‘to’ the next hour, we will encourage the children to count on to find how many minutes are left in the hour.

RE: During our RE lessons this week, we will be understanding how St. Paul had to learn how to be a Christian. The children will be given the opportunity to retell the story of Paul on the road to Damascus and will be asking and responding to questions his experience. The children will be encouraged to describe how Paul changed after Damascus and give reasons for his actions.

This week for spellings the children have been learning some of the statutory spellings and using a variety of different strategies to help them learn them. At home, 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