Year 3 Update Week 3


This has been an exciting week in Year 3. We have been finishing our recount writing, taking part in collaborative activities and getting super excited about place value. Our inquires are beginning and we are keen to find out more about how to be collaborative. Three students in our year group are now members of the student council. They will attend meetings with Mr Thompson and help to make important decisions at Beacon Hill. Jose Chan, Jada Cheng and Ally Chen are our representatives. 

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  • Monday 9th September –  BHS CLOSED Teacher Professional Development
  • Friday 13th September  -Mid-Autumn Market
  • Tuesday 17th September -Parents Evening: 3D only
  • Friday 20th September 9am – 3H class assembly (hall)
  • Thursday 26th September -Parents Evening: Y1 – Y6 (not 3D), more information to follow
  • Friday 27th September 9am – Year 3 Theatre Trip
  • Monday 30th September – BHS CLOSED Teachers Professional Development
  • Tuesday 1st October – BHS CLOSED National Day
  • Wednesday 2nd October  -Parents Evening: Y1 – Y6
  • Friday 4th October 9am 3M class assembly (hall) School closes for half term holiday
  • Monday 14th October – Back to School
  • Friday 18th October – PTA Bowling night
  • Monday 4th November – Mandarin Consultations
  • Thursday 7th November – Year 3 Camp
  • Friday 8th November – Returning from camp

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Scroll down to find out when your child will go to the Learning Centre.The children must bring their red book bags into school on these days in order to be able to borrow from the library.

Year 3 Teacher Contact Information


Mr Mike


Ms Marie-Claire Mulligan –

Ms Samantha Saxena –


Ms Chloe Dale –

Year 3 phase leader

Mr Andy Thompson –

Learning Centre Days
3H – Wednesday
3M – Tuesday
3D – Wednesday 
PE Days
3H – Monday and Thursday 
3M – Monday and Thursday
3D – Tuesday and Thursday

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Central Idea:

Different approaches to collaboration influence the productivity of groups

The children will be inquiring into:

Shared goals in group situations (connection)

Skills and behaviour that support collaboration (responsibility)

The impact of their behaviour on a shared goal (reflection)

Next week the children will continue learning in different group situations; they will talk about and demonstrate the skills necessary for success. 

The children will also be taught by a professional dance teacher. All the children will learn a warm-up dance of 32 counts. They will then form smaller groups to learn further skills. Each class will have one dance lesson a week for the next 6 weeks.

 The children will continue to inquire into the number system by ordering, comparing and renaming numbers. They will model, represent and order four-digit numbers along with working out the answers to number puzzles.

This week the children continued exploring poetry and many of the children wrote their own acrostic poem.

We are continuing to write various recounts. Some of the children wrote about Mr Melsom’s visit.

Reading assessments are ongoing. 


Jose Chan 3H

Harvey Lam – 3D

Blair Shum, Ally Chen and Sofia Mukhi Santino – 3M

Jayden Han 3D – Mandarin


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Home learning inquiries will begin on Friday 20th September. 

Spelling Journals
Over the next few weeks, the children will be doing lots of little spelling assessments to determine what spelling lists and patterns your child will receive. The spelling journals will be sent home once all assessments have been completed.


A reminder that on a Monday and Friday, the children will read from Big Universe and borrow home readers on Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday. 

Mathletics passwords are in your child’s diary. The children should check their accounts regularly and complete any assigned tasks.

Mandarin – All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lesson