Year 3 Weekly Update – 21/10/22

Dear Parents and Carers,

Year 3 Prayer service and Harvest Festival
The Year 3 Prayer service and Harvest Festival were wonderful celebrations of the children’s learning over the past half term and it was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance.
Spellings: There are no spellings to learn over half term. Please continue to practise any tricky spellings from this half term.
Times tables
Please continue encouraging your child to practise their times tables over half term. Purple Mash and Times tables rock stars are constantly available to make their learning fun.
In maths this week we will be adding ones, tens and hundreds.
This week, we have been looking at the poetry of Benjamin Zephaniah and will shortly be learning about and writing our own haikus.
In RE, we will be learning about the significance of Diwali to Hindus and the children will be taking part in a Diwali dance workshop.
This week we have been using the web to research birds of prey and to know the difference between the web and the internet. We then word processed a factfile on Word.
In Science this week we will be learning about the different kinds of muscle.
In PSHE this week, we will be using TenTen Unit 2- Personal Relationships: When things feel bad to develop a greater awareness of bullying, that all bullying is wrong and how to respond to bullying.
Please remember there is a Parent portal on the TenTen website which will enable you to view the materials we use in school.
Forest school
We will continue Forest school next half term. Please ensure that the children have wellies and appropriate wet weather gear in the event of bad weather.
Home school books
Please ensure that your child’s home school book and reading record is always in their bag to enable us to change it when the opportunity arises.
New topic
After half term we will be starting work on our new topic, ‘Tribal Tales’. This looks at pre-history, The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We hope to communicate with you shortly regarding our planned trip to Lea Valley. Attached is a copy of the Knowledge organiser for the topic.
Kind regards,

Miss Grace and Mrs Ball