It has been another week full of great learning and we have been pleased that we could share it with the CIS inspectorate team and also have a Celebration Assembly to acknowledge children’s achievements in Year 3.

This week the children have continued their learning based around ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ story and the topic Super South America. we have been impressed how you have embraced this topic and produced such excellent pieces of home learning.

In Literacy, we have been learning about the art of persuasion and the different techniques and vocabulary used to persuade. Be careful, they may start using these tricks to get just what they want at home!


In Maths, we have moved on to the topic, ‘Time’’. The children have learnt about different time periods, such as a year, month etc and have been able to explain how long these are. They have developed their understanding and are practising reading the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Any practice you can do of this at home, will greatly support the work we are doing in class.


In Science, the children have continued learning about plants, their parts and the function of each. They have also been looking into the ideal conditions for plants to grow.

In Art, the children took inspiration from from traditional South American patterns. They practised creating their own and then transferred these to a piece of fabric.

In Topic, the children have been investigating the different environmental regions of South America and are starting to recognise the different biomes and the climatic differences of these areas.


We hope you have a restful weekend!

The Year 3 Team


Dates For The Diary


Here are some dates and info for your diary:

Charity Fair – Monday 25th March

This will take place after school outside on the playground and in the Morris Forum area. This will start from 2:45. There will be various stalls and activities for the children to enjoy!

Songkran Celebrations

Wednesday 3rd April

We will celebrate Songkran on this day. Please can children arrive to school in a flowery shirt.

Thursday 4th April, Lesson 2 (PE)

As part of Songkran celebrations, the PE department have kindly agreed to let our pupils use one of their sessions for water play before the end of the term.

For this session, pupils will need to bring: A full swimsuit or a change of clothes

Plastic bag for the wet clothes

Small bucket


Sun Cream

If this event is cancelled due to Heat Index or AQI, we will inform you in advance.

Metro Forest trip – Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March.

A letter has already been sent with information about what is needed and which class will be going on which day. Thank you for returning the medical forms. A small back pack can be used and doesn’t have to be a Shrewsbury one.

Super South America Day

This will also take place on Thursday 4th April. Children are encouraged to wear clothes in the colours of a South American country or flag. They could also wear colourful carnival clothes. We invite parents to join us at 1:45pm outside the prep school building to watch the Year 3 Samba Marches! We look forward to seeing you there!