Year 3 Weekly Update – 16/07/21

Dear parents,
This week in Year 3 we will be going on our school trip on Wednesday for 3F and Thursday for 3W. Please remember to send your child in with a packed lunch and water bottle on that day. The children should also wear their P.E kits. We have been advised by the Barnet Environmental Centre that the children should wear long trousers and long socks, as there might be tics in the countryside at this time. Please be aware that we will be outside for most of the day, so your child should wear sun cream and a hat. 
this week in English/topic the children are writing persuasive leaflets to persuade people to visit Barnet. They are describing all of the wonderful attractions, which Barnet has to offer and trying to use catchy slogans to persuade people to visit Barnet.

This week in Maths, the children will be measuring the mass of objects and recording them as a mixed measurement in kilograms and grams. When given a mixed measurement, the children can record the mass on scales by calculating the intervals and identifying where the arrow will go. We will be recapping counting in different multiples to support the children’s reading of scales with different intervals. The children will then build on their Year 2 knowledge using ‘lighter’ and ‘heavier’ to compare mass. They will use their understanding that kilograms are used for heavier objects and will use this to help them compare mass. For example 500 g is less than 500 kg. We will be comparing mixed measurements using the inequality symbols. For example, 1 kg and 500 g < 2 kg. Later in the week, the children will add and subtract mass. They will be using a range of mental and written methods, choosing the most efficient one for each question. The children may use concrete resources to represent kilograms and grams, they could also use bar models to support them to represent calculations.

In RE we are learning how people use their gifts to help others and reflecting on how we can ‘live out’ what Jesus has taught us. During the lessons, the children will have an opportunity to identify the gifts God has given them and reflect on ways we can use these gifts, they will be describing some ways they can use their gifts to show they love God and giving reasons why we act the way we do.

This week for spellings the children will be learning some words from the statutory spelling list. 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. Whyatt and Mrs. Fraser