Marpool Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Year 3

Welcome to Larch and Sycamore Base!

 This week, we are:

Writing our own Beastie Stories based on 'The Beasties' by Jenny Nimmo.

Thinking about our presentation and letter formation; especially with the letters c, o, d, g.

Continuing to grow our knowledge of place value whilst learning different strategies to add 3 digit numbers.

Learning to investigate materials by exploring different fossils and thinking about how they can be grouped.

In Forest School we are learning to build shelters. This week our focus was learning how to tie a Timber Hitch knot.

Learning about what it means to be a good friend and how to be respectful to others; "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all".

Working on root words and suffixes: ed, ing, er and est. Suffixes are added to the end of a root word to change its meaning. e.g. close - closest - closer...  

To support us at home:

Have a go at writing your own 'Beasties' story. Remember to include an  introduction, build-up, problem, resolution and ending - Don't forget your beautiful presentation and handwriting too. Challenge: Can you include any of the suffixes you've learnt in school?

Talk to your child about what it means to be a good friend.

Ask us about 'root' words and how adding 'er' and 'est' makes the meaning of the word change.

Remember the Rules: if the word ends in y, change the y to an i. easy = easiest

If the word ends in an e, drop the e and add the suffix. brave = bravest

Ask us to show you how to tie a Timber Hitch knot.




Parent Information:


Did you know that some families might be eligible to apply for the Healthy Start SchemeWith Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on: milk; fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables; tinned and dried pulses and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. 

This week, Corum Life Education will be visiting Key Stage 2 to run workshops which will cover different aspects of our PSHE currculum (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education). The date of Year 3's workshop is 15/10/2021.  Please see the attached letter for further details.  

View document scarf_letter_.pdf



 Year 3 Photo Gallery

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