Year 3

Weekly Review

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!

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3IS create Super South America word definition posters in Literacy

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Term 2b – Year 3 Celebration Assembly

Click the picture below to see the highlights of our assembly.

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Weekly Review – Friday 8th March

It has been an incredibly busy week with our ‘Fully Booked’ activities. We are hugely appreciative for all of your hard work with the children’s costumes. It was also great to see you at the parent meetings and thank you for your continued support.

This week the children have had their learning based around ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ story. This is linked with our topic ‘Super South America’ and the children completed a range of activities based around deforestation and conserving the environment.

In Literacy, we have been visualising the Amazon Rainforest and also debating whether trees should be cut down or not. The children used persuasive techniques and had a very mature verbal debate. We look forward to continuing our work around this theme next week.

In Maths, We have moved on to the topic, ‘Statistics’. The children have been using data to construct pictograms and bar charts. They have been interpreting different types of charts and graphs, using data based on the book ‘If the world were a village’.

In Science, the children have been sharing their prior knowledge of plants, as well as explaining the function of the roots and the stem. They also sketched flowers which they took pictures of around the school.

In Art, the children took inspiration from ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ to create their own sketch. They then used pastels to blend colours  to complete their designs.

In Topic, The children have been locating countries found in South America using atlases and google earth. They then identified the capital cities of each country.

We hope you have a restful weekend!

The Year 3 Team



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Fully Booked Week!

What an amazing week we have had! Lots of competitions and activities based around the books we love and the authors who inspire us! Here are some pictures from our book parade!

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3JS Fully Booked Week

Click on the picture below to see a bit of what we have got up to this week.

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3RK and 8LO Share Stories!

Today we welcomed Year 8 into our classroom to share books that we love to read. It was so lovely to see the children interact and ask each other questions!

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Share a book you love with 3DO and 8SH

We were delighted to host 8SH to read to us today. We talked about books we loved and then read to the year 8’s. It was great experience. Well done to all involved.


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Weekly Bulletin – Friday 1st March 2019

What a busy first week back after the half term break! We hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday. This week, Year 3 have been completing their ‘Showstopper’ topic from last half term ready for lots of exciting reading-based activities and learning during next week’s ‘Fully Booked Week’. 

In Literacy, we have been planning and writing our own traditional tales based upon the toolkit features we identified last half term. We have been working really hard to use paragraphs, speech and traditional story openers/endings correctly.  

In Maths, we have continued our learning about 2D and 3D shapes, using our reasoning skills to describe and compare their properties. We have also explored ‘2D nets’ and looked at how they are used to construct 3D shapes.

In Topic, we have applied our map and grid reference skills to create a fairy-tale map to house our Revolting Rhymes characters. We also included a key to make the map easier to understand.

In Science, we have completed our final investigation into shadows – looking carefully at the relationship between the size of a shadow and the distance of an object from the light source. We made observations using shadow puppets and recorded our results in a table. 

In Art, we have been busy working on our final piece for this topic – a self-portrait in the style of Quentin Blake. After carefully sketching ourselves, we used watercolours (like Blake) to add detail and colour to our art work. 

Have an enjoyable weekend.

The Year 3 Team



W/B 4th March: Fully Booked Week

Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March: Parent-Teacher meetings 

Friday 8th March: ‘Fully Booked Week’ book character dress up day. A parade for parents will take place during lesson 1 (from 7.50am) on the school playground. 

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3IS Learn About How Shadows Are Formed

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