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Week Commencing 13th September 2021



We will be learning about place value for the next few weeks. We will start by looking at different ways we can represent numbers to 100 and how we can partition them.  We will then progress to do this for numbers to 1000. 


Here are links to some White Rose videos.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.


Represent numbers to 100:


Numbers to 1000:


By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  We will begin with the 4 times table this half term. 




We will begin to look at ‘Intriguing Animals’ by Ben Hoare.

It is a stunning book, with beautiful art work and lots of facts about different animals written to engage a young reader. We’ll mostly be focusing on the sea creatures to fit with our topic of ‘The Deep Blue’.


Alongside this, we will also be practising our handwriting, spellings and dictionary work.  (In future weeks, we will let you know which spelling patterns & tricky words we are focusing on).




During this week and next, we will hear your child read and make sure that they know which books to choose from the library.  We’ll begin a book to read with the class, and will talk about what we like to read.  We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home. 



Details to come about spellings next week.




Our current Science unit is all about skeletons and muscles.  This week, we’ll find out what the children already know and will start to learn the names of some bones.



We will begin a new unit: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?  More details to come next week.



We will be learning about the artist Paul Klee and will be drawing and painting fish in his style.  This week we will begin by learning how to draw a fish.



Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ We’ll being by exploring what we mean by living sustainably.


Week Commencing 6th September 2021


We hope your children have enjoyed their summer break and we are looking forward to welcoming them into Year 3!


Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th are Non-Pupil Days


Children come back to school on Wednesday 8th


(Please bring in their PE kit to stay in school, and each day they should have a water bottle and a healthy snack for break times.)


During Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we will help your child to settle into Year 3, get to know them, begin our learning and have some fun!  Our normal timetable will begin the following week.


Each week, on the Year 3 Blog, we aim to provide a summary of what we will be learning during the week.  We hope this will help you to support your child at home and to be reassured when you ask them what they’ve done at school and they say ‘Nothing!

School Motto

Be The Best You Can Be

Mission Statement

'And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,'Hebrews 10:24

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