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Year 3 Blog - 9.6.23

Welcome back! It is so nice to see all the children and hear about their wonderful adventures this week. We hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed the sunshine.

We kicked off this half term with our new text driver in English ‘The Night Box’ the children have really enjoyed this text so far. We have been discussing different figurative text including personification, alliteration, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia. The children had great fun exploring these techniques when creating a setting description. I was super impressed with their exciting vocabulary and ideas.

In Maths, we have been collecting, presenting and interpreting data using tally charts, pictograms and bar graphs. We have been talking about the importance of drawing this to scale, making sure axis are labelled and ensuring the intervals are accurately measured. The children were so enthusiastic about their learning, many chose to continue their learning at break time!

In Jigsaw this week, we started our relationship piece, looking at life cycles and talking about what we already know. The children were great about talking about the changes animals and mini beast. We also discussed how the seasons change and how this makes us feel.

Finally, we are very excited to welcome the ‘Winchester Science Centre’ on Monday 12th June. In preparation for their visit they sent a mystery box, the children were very excited about opening this today. There were clues, the children had to think about how they were linked.The box includes; welly boots, coal, thermometer, electric fan, mini fuel can, toy petrol pump and a rocket toy.  You may like to discuss this further at home before Monday.Inside the box were also useful links, which I have attached to this blog, should you wish to share.

Homework this week

  • Reading your school book (record in reading diary)
  • Spelling (Edshed)
  • Times Tables – children should have come home with their timetable cards before half-term. Please practise these, there are a number of ways you can practise; Hit the button, TTRockstars. The aim is your child can quickly answer times table questions. If they are secure practise the inverse – calculation.

Reminder- Please ensure your child has a named sun hat, water bottle and sun cream in school during the hot weather. 

As always if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on: and To help us ensure there is consistency please contact both Emma and I.  

Have a great weekend!   

Year 3 Team