Class Page

 

Welcome to Year 3!

On our year group page we have important dates for your diaries, information about the Year 3 curriculum and useful websites for both parents and children. 
 
Mrs Baldwin and Mrs Griffiths 
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Home Learning in Year 3
 
Reading takes priority over all home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to you on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes to:
- develop their fluency.
- give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words.
- to check their understanding by asking them questions.
 
We strongly recommend that you read to your child as much as possible preferably a more challenging book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves to. 
 
At the start of each new term, the children will come home with a grid showing a broad range of tasks covering a number of subjects. The children will choose six home learning tasks to complete before the end of that term. 
 
We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every Friday in school and practice it throughout the following week. This term we will be going paperless and setting all spellings through Spelling Shed.  
 
TT Rockstars and My Maths will be set on alternate weeks.
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Summer 2020 Calendar
 
With the current school closures it is difficult to predict what events will happen in the next term; however, here is a timeline of some of the key dates for the next term.
 

* Wednesday 15th April - scheduled start of Term 5

* Thursday 23rd April - Emotional Logic workshop

* Tuesday 28th April - Emotional Logic workshop

* Monday 4th May - Emotional Logic workshop

* Friday 22nd May - PTA Silly Hair Day

* Monday 25th - Friday 29th May - Half Term

* Monday 1st June - return to school

* Monday 15th June - Friday 19th June - Science Week - Our World

* Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June - Mount Batten activity days

* Tuesday 30th June - Plymstock Transition Day

* Friday 3rd July - Summer Fair

* Monday 6th July - Parent's Evening - celebration of work and learning

* Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July - In school transition days - meet your new teacher

* Friday 10th July - Infant and Leavers Disco

* Wednesday 15th July - Year 6 end of year production

* Friday 17th July - end of term

 
Meet The Year Group! 
3NG performed amazingly for their class assembly. It was based on their English and topic learning, and included details from Great Kapok Tree book, and was filled with lots of facts and information about rainforests, the affects of deforestation on animals and the planet, and 'dirty' palm oil and orangtuans.
 
Class 3AB enjoyed performing their 'The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages' assembly to the school and their grownups.
Mrs Baldwin is really proud of all of them and hopes that you enjoyed the show if you managed to join us on Friday afternoon.
 
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Look at some of the things we have done and have learnt!
When Year 3 explored the rainforest at The Eden Project...

Some useful resources and websites to further support your learning 
New school handwriting scheme

 

Other Links

Keep up to date with progress in the Elburton 'Dig For Victory' garden by following the blog. Mr Griggs and his team are preparing to enter Plymouth in Bloom! Find other links to interesting World War Two wesbites, including the BBC Schools WWII page. This is also linked to our Helping Plants Grow unit in science.

 

World news for children: News Round

This is a BBC world news for children. Keep up to date with world affairs here!