*** W/b 21st Sept - Our one way system works clockwise on the way in and ANTI CLOCKWISE at pick up. *** Thursday 24th September - Reception 'Meet the teacher' zoom meeting - 1pm. ***
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Year 3

Friday, 18th September 2020


Good afternoon!


We have had a lovely week in Year 3 - doubling and halving in Maths, writing our own versions of 'I'll take you to Mrs Cole' and learning to create healthy meals for our pretend clients in Science.

Next week we will be reading 'The Paper Bag Princess' in English, focusing on place value in Maths and enjoying more learning about Ancient Egypt. We are starting our canopic jar project in Art:)


Homework this week:

The CGP books have not yet arrived in school so please continue to read and concentrate on their spellings (see list below) for our test on Monday. To help prepare for Maths next week, we would encourage the children to spend time counting to 100 and beyond. Can they make a pile with exactly 100 then 100+ things in it, eg, 100 pieces of dried pasta, 249 Lego bricks, 125 shells? 


Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our teacher/parents session on Wednesday. If you were not able to attend, we highlighted key information from the Powerpoint which included our strategies for 'catching' up with the curriculum and how we are reactivating learning. We also talked about the need to read and how to communicate messages (paper form via child, email the Office or giving Mrs Palmer a message as the children are dropped off at school). We want to partner well with you in your child's education so please do communicate concerns or questions.


We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Lee and Mrs Tuffey

Monday, 14th September 2020


Spellings for this week, following the ai/a-e/ay phonetic sound:







The children will be tested next week, on Monday 21st September.

Please also note that we would like every child to read out loud to an adult 5 times a week and to have their book signed as confirmation. Books are checked and changed regularly on a Friday but can be changed before then if required.


Many thanks,

Mrs Lee and Mrs Tuffey

Friday, 11th September 2020


Good afternoon!

Well done everyone for getting through our first full week for 5 months. We have had a very good week together and the children have been amazing in continuing to learn new routines and in showing great enthusiasm for our topics. 


This week in Maths we have been revising lots of key Year 2 concepts to make sure that our confidence and ability has returned before we head further into Year 3 learning. In English we have been studying the text 'I'll Take you to Mrs Cole' and we wrote some brilliant descriptions:)


Homework this week is simply reading and spellings. New spellings are introduced and sent home on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. This weekend, please can you ensure that your child can read every word from the Year 2, and Years 3 and 4 CEW lists (Common Exception Words). They can practise spelling the Year 2 list. (See below)


Below I have attached some documents for your information regarding the curriculum, including the Meet the Teacher Info Session presentation. If you have any questions, please do join our 'Meet the Teachers' session via Zoom next Wednesday at 2:30pm or do not hesitate to email the Office 


We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Lee and Mrs Tuffey

Friday, 4th September 2020

Welcome to Year 3!


We have had a brilliant start to Year 3 and have been really pleased to see so many smiling faces each day! We have started to introduce our routines and have enjoyed spending time getting to know each other. We are looking forward to an excellent year ahead!

We will update this class page each week with details of what we have been learning and what we will be learning, details of homework and important reminders. There is no set Homework this week (4/9/20). We will upload our Creative Curriculum planner on this page next week.


A reminder that PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please send your child in their PE kit on those 2 days, as of next week.


We have carried out reading reviews with every child and given them 2 reading books which they should have brought home today along with their new Reading Record. These will be reviewed each Friday but reading books can be changed earlier in the week. Please hear your child read every night and sign in their record. We can not underline enough the importance and value of reading - both your child reading to you and you reading to them.


We very much look forward to working with you and your children this year. We also look forward  to introducing ourselves as well as explaining the expectations and routines of Year 3. More details to follow...


Have a great weekend!


Mrs Lee and Mrs Tuffey