On this page, we have information about the Year 3 curriculum, home learning, PE days, and useful websites for both parents and children.
Mrs Emma Phillips
Elm Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). Music Lead
Mrs Helen Poole
Year 3 Teacher (Wednesday and Friday). MFL and Music deputy lead.
Mrs Rebecca Morrish
Miss Megan Greenway
Mr Lewis Treleaven
Teaching Assistant - Apprentice
The Accelerated Reader Program works by identifying a child’s ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) which is a selection of books that will not only match their ability, but will also challenge them and develop their vocabulary.
Each child takes an online comprehension test in order to determine their ZPD. Children will be directed to choose books from the class library that fall within this range. When they have ﬁnished the book, they will take a short, electronic quiz that assesses their understanding. It also enables teachers to closely monitor individual reading progress and ensure that children are selecting books that are challenging enough to meet their individual needs. Teachers will have meaningful discussions about a child’s reading: what they have learnt and how we can help them to develop.
Children are encouraged to read through an award system linked to Accelerated Reader which monitors the challenge, quizzes as well as number of words children are reading.
To access a parents guide on the scheme please click on the link below.
Parents guide to Accelerated Reader
- develop their fluency
- give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words
- to check understanding by asking questions
It's vitally important and a crucial skill that children learn their maths times tables as instant recall of multiplication and division facts.
To learn times tables quickly, then very regular times tables practise is the key, and playing TT Rockstars can help this.
Children can also use TT Rockstars to consolidate their mathematical understanding further. It is expected that children practice for at least 20 minutes a week on TT Rockstars where they can also achieve certificates by increase their Rock Status by playing 'Studio Games'.
Useful links and resources for parents and children
A web page full of number games and activities
This is a website full of math games that encourage logical thinking and reasoning. It is the perfect site to help your child develop their mathematical knowledge in a fun and interactive way.
This website enables your child to learn their spellings through a fun and interactive way. Their weekly spelling lists will be uploaded to the site each week.
TO login you will require the username and password as follows:
Username - gt1015 and the Password - home.
This is a web site to help your child improve their joined handwriting and help them to master their letter formation.
This is a free website that gives you access to free eBooks that you can share with your child at home.
This website gives you a different picture each day and provides you with some question prompts and ideas to help inspire and motivate children to write.
This website is free to use and has lots of different science activities that you can work through.
Access to online books and the ability to complete Accelerated Reader quizzes linked to your child's AR profile.
Maths Home Learning with the White Rose Maths Hub
A Fantastic website which is linked directly to the maths curriculum at Elburton - children can access tutorials, activities and have the opportunity to check their answers.
Access to 35,000 books online for the children to enjoy and read for pleasure.
Audacity are proving children with the opportunity of listening to stories on their streaming service. This is normally a payment only site so this is a fantastic opportunity for the children.
Access to a range of information books and quizzes through the DK website.
Duolingo is an online website for children to continue their French learning whilst at home.