Year 3 Newsletter | Term 1 Week 4

The Year 3 teachers would like to extend a warm welcome to our students and families for 2021! We are looking forward to a successful, exciting and fruitful year of learning! Thank you to all the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to join us on Zoom for the Year 3 Parent Information Session on Thursday 4 February.

We are delighted to welcome Miss Kate Elliott to AISHK who joins Mrs Jennifer Harbottle, Mrs Simone Maclay and Mrs Rachel Collins to make the Year 3 team for 2021. Year 3E, 3H, 3M and 3C classrooms are all located on the 3rd floor. Our Teacher Assistant is Ms Wendy Li. While Ms Li is on maternity leave, Mr Eric Yeung will join us as the Year 3 Teacher Assistant. 

The teachers were so happy to see the children at school this week. We were overjoyed to find out we will be seeing them for two half days, twice a week until the end of term. In light of these new arrangements, we will be using Google Classroom to predominantly assign tasks and will provide feedback when they come to school.

The children have been very busy in class. Below is an outline of some of the things they have been learning.


In English we are investigating point of view using the Dr Seuss story, The Lorax. The children will investigate the point of view of the story from each of the main characters. The story is told by the ‘Once-ler’. How would the ‘Humming Fish’ or ‘Barbaloots’ write the story? How would the ‘Lorax’ write the story? How are these characters feeling? How would the story change if we change the focus to someone else’s point of view?


Year 3 has been learning to identify odd and even numbers. They also began to recognise, model, represent and order numbers to 10,000. This included writing the numbers in words and numerals, showing numbers using MAB blocks, abacuses and expanding numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. They will now be moving into mental strategies for addition.


Year 3 is learning to identify the changes in Hong Kong over the past 100 years. They will then be investigating the changes of different objects over time. The students will be investigating why these changes have occurred. After that they will be interviewing somebody they know (mum, dad, grandma, grandpa) about changes during their lives. We thank you in advance for your participation in this activity. 

Important Dates and Reminders

  • Parent-Teacher interviews: 8-12 March

Year 3 Team

Rachel Collins (Head of Year 3), Kate Elliott, Jennifer Harbottle, Simone Maclay

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