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Year 3 - Saracens

Weekly Update (Week ending 18.10.19)


 --- Thank you for all your cardboard donations! Our creations are now well underway, so we won't be needing any more for a while. Thank you again! ---


We have been learning about the features of non-fiction texts and how to use them. We have also been practising core year 3 skills such as dictionary use and accurately locating information from non-fiction texts. In Maths this week we have really had to stretch and grow our brains! We have been subtracting two 3-digit numbers, where we have needed to rename tens and hundreds. Have a look below for our example from today. Despite the class finding it challenging, they worked really hard and should be proud of how well they tried! This week we had the extra excitement of exploring why we should be grateful to the Ancient Greeks through the medium of food. The children had a wonderful time tasting the foods, and enjoyed most of them...even the olives were popular!


Following conversations regarding reading for pleasure at home during parents evening, we have put together a recommended reading list for you (see 'Useful Documents' at the bottom of the page). Some of the texts are ambitious/include themes that are more mature so you should choose these texts with your children.



Best wishes, 

Miss Silva

Next week ……...




We will begin and finish writing our non-chronological reports linked to our topic.  




We will apply our addition and subtraction skills from this half term in solving word problems. 






In topic we will be getting crafty! We are using a variety of artistic skills to create masks of creatures from our Greek myths. 




Do you ever read the news? BBC Newsround is excellent for child-friendly news reports, both written and spoken. Can you find a story that interests you?


Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Homework for this half-term has now been given out, see below for an electronic version. 

Homework and Spellings go out on a Friday, and homework books are collected in on a Wednesday. When you practice your spellings for the week, use a page in your homework book (the green one!). When you do SAS (spellings and sentences), choose 5 of your spelling words to put into sentences - one or two per sentence. The sentences don't have to be related!


Reading should be recorded in the calendar section of the reading diary - none of the other sections are necessary. Simply open the calendar to the date you read with your child, and write their book title with your signature. 


Spellings for this week are as follows, see below. 


Spellings for Year 3

Our spelling rule this week is that we can make the 'ai' sound (as in 'rain') using the letters 'ey', 'eigh' or 'ei'. We spoke about how 'ey' will always come at the end of the word and 'ei' will never be at the end, but 'eigh' swaps about! They also have statutory words which they just have to learn by wrote.













Miss Lewis' Group (parents with children in this group have been personally contacted):














Tuesdays and Thursdays

Our outdoor PE is Netball. 

Our indoor PE is Gymnastics. 


Please remember to have your PE kit in school every day. 


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