Year 3 Weekly Update – 08/09/23

Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to St Catherine’s! The children have had a brilliant first week getting used to Keystage 2 and all the changes that are new to them. We have had quite a soft start to give them time to get back into the swing of things, but formal lessons will begin next week.
This term our topic is Predator! and we have attached the Knowledge organiser for this. Also attached is the Knowledge organiser for their French learning this half term.
Whipsnade Zoo trip – Our visit to Whipsnade Zoo is this Friday 8th September. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to help on the day, we look forward to seeing you at 8:40am at the main gate.
As the weather this week is exceptionally warm, please remember to provide your child with a hat and sunscreen as we will be outdoors for the majority of the day. Please also provide them with a packed lunch and plenty of water.
Spellings: Suffixes (-s, -es, -er, -ed, -ing)
Times tables:
This week, please could you practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables with your child.
Times Tables Rockstars is still being used so please encourage your child to use the software to practice their times tables. We have arranged a times tables battle between 3E and 3B which starts today and will finish next Wednesday. We will announce the victors the the battle next week and certificates will be given out on Thursday.
Next week, we will be representing numbers to 100, partitioning numbers to 100, using number lines to 100 and learning about hundreds.
Next week, we will be learning how to use a dictionary, using a variety of punctuation, writing descriptive sentences and learning about fronted time adverbials.
Next week, we will be encountering the belief that human beings are made “in the image of God”.
Computing/ Geography
Next week, we will be learning about E-safety. All of the children will be introduced to St Catherine’s ‘Acceptable Use Policy’ which sets out the behaviour we expect of them when online.
Next week, we will be comparing and contrasting the diets of different animals.
In PSHE next week, we will be learning about the Zones of regulation, which will provide children a means and vocabulary to express how they are feeling.
Forest school
The children have Forest school every Wednesday this half term. Please ensure that the children have wellies and appropriate wet weather gear in the event of bad weather.