Year 3

3IS Create Excellent Persuasive Brochures in Literacy

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Weekly Review: 26.4.19

Dear Parents,

We hope you had a super half term break with your children.  It is lovely to see everybody back at School and refreshed from their holidays.  This is our final term in Year 3 and we are looking forward to an exciting and busy term ahead.

In Literacy, we have worked very hard to make persuasive brochures to encourage people to visit various South American countries.  We made sure we followed our checklists carefully to ensure we included all the relevant features of persuasive writing.  Some examples of the brochures will be displayed outside of the Year 3 classrooms so please come and look at our fabulous writing!  We will be learning about instructional texts this term.

In Maths, we have been solving problems involving time.  We used addition and subtraction calculation strategies to help us solve these problems.  We also used our knowledge of the five times table to help us. We are beginning our new unit of work on Multiplication and Division.

In Topic, we have introduced our new theme of ‘Inspiring Inventors.’ We have developed our understanding of chronological order and timelines.

In Science, we have continued our work on water transport in plants. We have generated questions and planned an investigation.

In Art, we have begun to look at the work of the inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

Dates to be aware of:

Friday 3rd May: Wear a yellow top as a sign of respect to our King.

We hope you have a relaxing weekend.

The Year 3 Team



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Weekly Bulletin – 5th April 2019

Dear Parents,

What a fantastic end to another busy half term! This week, we have celebrated Songkran in school during which the children took part in a palm-watering ceremony with their teachers to reflect and offer good wishes for the Thai New Year. On Thursday, we also enjoyed our ‘Super South America’ themed topic day and performed brilliantly in a Year 3 Samba march parade, wearing our vibrant carnival headdresses. Some of us even participated in the Fun Run with our friends and family after school too! Please take a look at all the great learning and events we have been involved in this week at the bottom of this post!

In Literacy, we have planned and written our own persuasive texts about a South American country that we were particularly interested in. We also focused on the importance of proofreading and editing our work to improve our writing.

In Maths, we have been consolidating our understanding of time. We have focused on problems involving the start and end of events as well as measuring and comparing durations of time in seconds. 

In Topic, we have continued to learn about ‘Super South America’ by researching the famous ‘Rio Carnival’ and presenting our learning in an eye-catching and informative poster. We also used our knowledge of carnivals to inform our headdress designs in Art, producing beautiful and colourful designs to wear during our Samba parade. 

In Science, we began to generate our own questions and plan an investigation about the way in which water is transplanted in plants, ready to investigate this after the half term break.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an enjoyable, relaxing and safe holiday as well as a very ‘Happy Songkran’!

The Year 3 Team

Dates to be aware of:

  • Monday 22nd April: Staff INSET day (no students)
  • Tuesday 23rd April: Children return to school for the start of Term 3A (7.30am start)



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Happy songkran everybody, from 3DO!

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3JS – Pippa’s Father’s Presentation

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Weekly review- 29th March 2019

Dear Parents,
As part of our ‘Plants’ topic, we visited Metro Forest to learn more about how Bangkok has changed over time, including the loss of our forests and the pollution levels rising. The children learned how this company have planted a ‘forest within the city’ preserving the environment. They also did collage with leaves and developed their understanding of what plants need to survive. We all really enjoyed the day and it tied in well with our work on the Great Kapok Tree and Super South America.

In Literacy, we have been researching South American countries and gathering facts for our persuasive writing. We have learned a lot about the features of persuasive writing, for example using superlatives, rhetorical questions and the power of three. We are looking forward to using them in our brochures.

In Maths, we have continued our work on time. We have been learning about the duration of time and comparing different lengths of time.
In Topic, we have continued researching South America and making comparisons between different localities. We have researched the Rio carnival, and learnt what an amazing spectacle it is!

In Science, we furthered our knowledge of water transport in plants. We looked at real soil and learnt about what soil comprised of.
In Art, we have continued working on our fabrics and carnival head-wear. We look forward to sharing these with you at our Super South America carnival!

There are lots of exciting things coming up in the last week of term, so please keep an eye out for notes from teachers in communication books.
Have an enjoyable weekend,

The Year 3 Team

Dates to be aware of:

Thursday 4th April – South America Day.  Children are asked to wear bright clothing in the colours of a South American country.  Parents are invited to join us downstairs at 1.45 for a mini carnival celebration!  Lesson 2 PE will happen as normal on this day.

The annual Fun Run will take place on Thursday 4th April after our South America Day. The theme for this year’s event is “Make a splash at the Disco Dash”. Think wigs and sunglasses to go with this year’s Fun Run t-shirt.

We will finish at 12.40 on Friday 5th April, as it is the end of term.


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3IS enjoyed a super trip to The Metro Forest

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Weekly Review: 22.3.19

We have had a very busy and exciting week in Year 3.  Our work has continued to be based on our topic ‘Super South America.’


In Literacy, we have created text maps using  a persuasive text on South America.  We included key topic words, adjectives and clear pictures in our work.  We have identified key features of a persuasive text.


In Maths, we have continued to focus on telling the time. We have recorded times with 5 minute intervals on analogue clocks and written their matching digital times.  Please continue to practise telling the time at home.


In Science, we have enjoyed investigating different types of soils.  It was especially fun collecting soil samples around our school and describing them using our senses.


In Art, we have continued to study South American patterns.  We are now creating our own patterns inspired by South America on fabric.


In Topic, we made bar charts to show the temperatures in each month of South American countries. We compared how the temperatures differed across the year.


Have a great 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)

Year 3 Songkran Water Play: Monday 25th March lesson 3.

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!

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3RK Investigate Soil!

In 3RK, we have been studying ‘What is Soil?’ We looked closely and described soil with our senses and then discussed why soil is important for plant growth. The children also learned how soil is formed. Take a look our pictures!

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World Book Day – 3DO

On Friday 8th March, we had world book day. Please look at the video, for pictures of 3DO’s magnificent costumes.! Sorry it is so late, technical issues!


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