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Newsletter Year 3

The staff in Year 3 are:

Miss V Latimer

Mrs M Douglas

Friday 13th October 2017

We’ve reached the end of another busy and interesting week.

This week the children started to explore instructions and explanations to be able to write their own.  On Wednesday they made a fantastic job of making their own paper dog, by following some following some speedy instructions from Mister Maker!  I’m sure you’ve all seen the outcomes at home and heard about how the children put the dogs together.

The children have continued to develop their addition skills and begun to represent their work in different ways.

Yesterday the children worked on creating their own Stone Age idols to add to our role play area.  They studied examples from the past to include appropriate images and patterns.


This afternoon the class enjoyed a  walk along Tudor Grove to identify the different ways rocks have been put to use in the local environment as part of our science topic about rocks.

Our ‘Star of the Week’ was Maddison for her positive attitude to everything!

Children in the ‘Golden Book’ this week were Brandon for his outstanding efforts in maths lessons and Lily for always working her hardest in every lesson.

Year 3 attendance this week is 95.2% – just under the 96% target

5 children were late this week, missing a total of 158 minutes of learning time.

Remember to look your best for school photographs on Tuesday!

Friday 6th October 2017

All the children have been working exceptionally hard with their addition and subtraction skills this week, we’ve made huge amounts of progress and look forward to new challenges next week.

We’ve completed our own stories based on ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole’ by Michael Foreman, with some of the children including some fantastic descriptive language.

Next week we are moving on to writing instructions.  We would really like some ‘real life’ examples of instructions you come across every day e.g. recipes, flat pack furniture etc. so if you have any, could you please send them in.

Next week we are hoping to go for a ‘rock hunt’ in the local area – we’ll keep you posted!

The children will be bringing home a letter for our trip to Durham Archaeology Museum on 21st November.  Please ensure children return a completed consent form as soon as possible.

Year 3 attendance this week is 95.2% – just under the 96% target

8 children were late this week, missing a total of 149 minutes of learning time.

Friday 29th September 2017

It’s been another busy and fun filled week in Year 3.

This week the children continued to work hard on developing the classroom areas and displays – it’s looking fantastic!

In Literacy the children used their outstanding descriptive language to describe story settings in preparation for writing their own stories next week – we look forward to publishing a couple on our blog next week.



On Wednesday morning the children worked with Mrs Douglas to make shortbread biscuits for the McMillan coffee afternoon.

Year 3 attendance this week is 99.1% – Well done everyone, keep up the hard work!

Five children were late this week, missing a total of 97 minutes of learning time.

Next week is Parents Evening, please make sure you have an appointment for Wednesday or Thursday after school.  If your appointment isn’t convenient, please speak to a member of staff at the door to rearrange for another night or time.

Friday 22nd September 2017

This week Year 3 have been working hard to start the class topic about the Stone Age.  We have learned that the Stone Age is made up of three periods and have begun to explore what life was like for people living in each part of the Stone Age.  We have also explored cave art from across the Stone Age and used it to inspire our own cave art.

We have been exploring story setting descriptions, using ‘I”ll Take You to Mrs Cole’ as our inspiration.

We’re looking forward to making tasty treats for the McMillan coffee morning, which will take place on Friday morning next week – we look forward to seeing you there.

Our star of the week this week was Kai B for his fantastic work in maths.

Ava and Eve were added to the school Golden Book for their fantastic efforts and demonstrations of their skills in PE this week.

Year 3 attendance this week is 94.1% – still under the target of 96%

Five children were late this week, missing a total of 91 minutes of learning time.