Year 3

Year 3 – STEM WEEK

This week, we have been looking at how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) play an important role in problem solving.

We were set the task of creating a glider that would travel the furthest distance.

Science – We looked at the different forces that would be impacting on our gliders as it travels through the air. We looking specifically at thrust, drag, gravity and lift forces.

Engineering – The engineering aspect of our learning looked at how we made the gliders using the materials we had collected.

Mathematics – We used out mathematical skills to measure the length and width of our gliders as well as measuring the distances our gliders actually travelled.


Year 3 – Homework


Each child is now being given a bespoke set of spellings which are individualised to their spelling needs. These spellings will be handed out on a Friday and handed back in on the following Thursday. Once the children have completed their spelling homework they may want to practise learning them in different ways. Below are a few ways that they could do this.

Times Tables

Every Friday, the children are tested on the set of times tables that they have been practising. They receive a times table sheet to practise as part of their homework as well as having their specific times table focus set on the Times Table Rockstar app.

It is important that the children go into the garage section off the app, as this is where their focus times tables are set.



Year 3 – Homework – Deforestation

Handed out: Friday 14th December 2018

Due in: Thursday 10th January 2019

As part of our topic next term, you will be learning about deforestation in Brazil and the impact that it is having on the animals that live there. Your homework is to do a little bit of research about one of the animals listed below and complete the fact file sheet. You can design your own fact file if you would like to but you must make sure it has all of the same information as the example.

Choose one animal to research:

* Jaguar

* Orangutan

* Poison dart frog

Here is an example of what a finished fact file might look like.


Year 3 – The Way Back Home

After the excitement of our Roman writing, we have turned our focus to a new text as inspiration for writing our own stories.

We have read the book and created story maps to help us remember and rehearse the story. Next, we will look at the structure of the story, thinking about how the story begins, what happens in the build up, what problem occurs, how the problem is resolved and finally how the story ends.