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Swan - Miss Dodd


Thank you so much to everyone for the lovely gifts you gave us!

It has been a great year!

Enjoy your holidays!

Miss Dodd, Mrs Brindle and Mrs Mooney

As we are coming to the end of the year there will be lots of books etc. to come home. 


Please could your child bring in a carrier bag with their name on to take things home. 


Thank you!

FABULOUS FINISH! We hope you enjoyed the fashion show!

We have been investigating how to make rockets fly faster and higher.

Prayer Space - we went to the church this week to do a range of activities. The children were extremely thoughtful and the leaders were very impressed by their questions!

Fabulous Finish

Year 3 Fabulous Finish will take place on Friday 12th July at 2:00pm. Please wait by the office and Mrs Mellish will let you in. The children can wear whatever they want with their t-shirt (shorts, skirts, leggings, trousers). The more colourful, the better! We look forward to seeing you. Miss Chandler and Miss Dodd smiley

Spellings for Week 19

We had a brilliant time today tie-dyeing our t-shirts! Look forward to the fashion show!

Spellings for Week 18



Just a reminder to the couple of children who haven't brought in a white t-shirt yet - we will be doing our tie-dye on FRIDAY so you need to bring them in by then.



Once again, the weather isn't looking wonderful for tomorrow's walk down to swimming, so please can you make sure your child has a coat with a hood to walk down in.




Also, to any parent helpers, we are now leaving at more like 9:15/ 9:20 as we arrive at the the pool quite early.

We have been learning about rockets and made our ow, thinking about how to make them streamlined.

Spellings for Week 17



On Saturday, Year 3 will be performing our song together at 2:45 pm.


Please make sure you are there by 2:30 and listen out for the announcements so we are ready to start on time.


For our fabulous finish this term we will be having a fashion show to show the tie-dye t-shirts we will be making. 

This will take place on the afternoon of Friday 12th July and parents are invited to come and watch.



Just to reassure everyone about swimming today, the high school checks the chlorine content every hour to make sure it is at the right level. Today, it was perfectly safe for when Swan Class went in, and when they checked it between the two classes they decided it might dip too low during the next lesson, so that's why Heron Class didn't swim. Everything should be back to normal very soon and next week we will be swimming as normal.

The finished castles!

We have been building medieval castles with moats, drawbridges and defensive walls.

Spellings for Week 16



As the weather for tomorrow is looking very wet, please could you make sure your child has a coat (ideally with a hood) to walk down in. An umbrella would also be brilliant if you have one. Hopefully we won't get too soaked!


Thank you!

Homework 06.06.19. Please practise x7, x8, x9, and x12 times tables because we have identified that these are the hardest for the children to remember under timed conditions. Also, we are making tie-dye t-shirts in DT this half term and kindly ask you to provide your child with a named plain white cotton t-shirt. This is for the Fabulous Finish which is fast approaching. Deadline to bring in your t-shirt: Friday 21st June.

Spellings for Week 15



I hope everyone has been having a lovely half-term!


Just a reminder that we do have swimming the first day back so remember all your kit. 


Parent helpers that day - this is the later session so please could you meet us at the gates at 10:00? 


Thank you!

Aspirations day photoshoot - we are fashion designer!



You earned an incredible number of stmaryos today and have earned yourself a treat for the afternoon!


We are going to team up with Heron and watch a film together. 


As you earned SO many, you may also bring your pyjamas to change into and a healthy snack to have during the film! 


Bring your things in tomorrow and we will change straight after lunch.





We had a great time this afternoon experimenting with Stone Age building techniques!

Homework 16.05.19. We have now finished sending home the times tables. This does not mean the practise stops! Please revise all times tables with your child because the times tables tests will still continue and they will be under timed conditions. We would also encourage you to work with your child on the telling the time, both on an analogue and digital clock. Thank you!

Spellings for Week 14

We have been looking at rocks in Science, and made sedimentary rock sandwiches to see how the layers form.

Homework 09.05.19 - we have decided to do the same times tables to give you a chance to really embed them.

Spellings for Week 13


Dear parents,

Thank you to everyone who has helped us with swimming so far.

Next week (Tuesday 14th May) we will be one person short to walk down as Mrs Brindle is needed elsewhere.

If anyone else would be available to help that morning we would be very grateful!

Thank you,

Miss Dodd

Apologies for the confusion. The project is due in Monday 13th May. Thank you! smiley

Roman mosaics


I hope you have all had a lovely long weekend! 

Just a reminder that we will be swimming on Tuesday morning so make sure you have all your kit ready for that. 

Class reward

Spellings for Week 12

Class Reward!


Swan Class have earned another class reward and have chosen to watch a film in their pyjamas with a cuddly toy and a healthy snack. 


We will do this on Friday 3rd of May, so if they would like they can bring in a bag with pyjamas to change into, ONE cuddly toy and a snack of fruit or vegetables. 

Magnetic games

Dear parents,

It is our class assembly next Friday and the children are doing a great job already. Hopefully they will know their words for our practices next week!

As it is on our topic of Romans, nearly all the children will need to wear a Roman costume for the assembly. Please don’t feel you need to buy anything especially – probably their costumes from Egyptian Day in the autumn term will be absolutely fine (without the pharaoh headdresses!) or otherwise just a large t-shirt with a belt or some kind of sheet. We have a few spares at school if necessary and we will be making a few props and things at school to go with their costumes.

Please could they bring in their costumes by WEDNESDAY to leave room for any being forgotten.

Thank you for your help!

Miss Dodd

Thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered to help us walk down to swimming. Please have a look at the rota below. If there are any problems, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can rearrange things. Thank you!

Spellings for Week 11

Class assembly - song lyrics



Thank you very much to all the parents who have offered to help walk us down to swimming over this term. I will send out a rota this week to confirm who will be there each week. 


There are still a lot of permission slips yet to come in, so the letters have gone home again to those I haven't heard from today in case they have disappeared over the holiday! I know a couple of children had thought they had brought one in, but I think some of these got lost along the way in the end of term madness so I apologise if this means filling out the form again. 


Miss Dodd

Today we had a Roman feast as the fabulous finish to our Romans topic!

It is time to return the books we have borrowed from the library again, and we are missing two books. Please can you have a look at home and see if you can find:


Tom Gates: A Little Bit Lucky

Tom Gates: Epic Adventures


Thank you! We really need these back.

You have made some amazing magnetic games, Swan Class!

Thank you to everyone who offered to help with our trip on Friday. There were so many more volunteers than we needed, so thank you so much but we have enough people now. If I haven't talked to you about it then we don't have space for more helpers on this trip but hopefully we will have another next term. 


Also, thank you to the parents who have offered to help walk us down to the football tournament. Those who have told me, thank you that would be amazing!

Spellings for Week 10

In Science we are learning about magnets and the children planned and carried out their own investigations. They came up with some brilliant questions and worked scientifically.

The children had a go at solving problems involving length this week and designed their own too.

Spellings for Week 9

Well done Swan Class for your assembly this morning! You all learned your lines and performed it really well.

We have been learning about Roman baths and had a go at building some of the different temperature rooms. Can you spot any hypocausts?

Spellings for Week 8

World Book Day!

WORLD BOOK DAY!! There were some incredible costumes today! Well done!

We have started our measurement topic in Maths and have been doing lots of practical work measuring things. The children tackled a challenge designing Roman buildings using perimeter.

Homework 28.02.19. (The homework has been labelled 25.02.19 because that is the week we are currently in - there has been some confusion over dates but we always label our homework with Monday's date.) If you are ever unsure about which homework to complete, please do come and ask.

Spellings for Week 7

We have been exploring how muscles work in pairs in science. Watch our videos to see how pairs of muscles relax and contract!

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We have been exploring how muscles work in pairs in science. Watch our videos to see how pairs of muscles relax and contract!

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Well done to all the children who took part in the football tournament this week! You did brilliantly!

Homework 14.02.19. Over half term, we would like the children to practise their x2, x3, x4, x5, x6 and x8 (multiplication and division) ready for a test!

Spellings for Week 6

Online Safety Assembly Powerpoint

It is time for our class reward again! The class have filled up their jar very quickly! They have chosen to bring in games and cuddly toys to play with. 


This will happen on FRIDAY 8th February. They may bring in one board game (not an electric/screen game) and one toy. 


They may also bring in their pyjamas to change into in the afternoon.

Spellings for Week 5

Roman role play

More projects! Remember the deadline is FRIDAY 8th FEBRUARY

Homework 31.01.19. We thought it best that the children revise the x3, x6 and x8 times tables (multiplication only!)

Spellings for Week 4

More homework projects in this week!

Shopping time! As we are coming to the end of our money topic in Maths, today the children created their own shops, went shopping and practised working out the change for various items.

Just a reminder about illness - there are a lot of stomach bugs going around and if your child has been sick, they really shouldn't be in school again until at least 48 hours afterwards to avoid passing it on to others.

Homework 24.01.19. A reminder about reading. Please ensure your child is reading as widely as possible across fiction and non-fiction books. They should be reading daily and recording in their purple diary signed by a parent. Thank you!

Spellings for Week 3

On Friday the children did a fantastic job solving problems using money.

Maths - We have been using a number line to subtract and to calculate change.

In science we are looking at bones in the human body. Today we started by drawing where we thought bones might be in the body and then found out where they really were and their names.

This week's homework projects

In Maths we have been solving a puzzle using money to help us.

In Maths we are now looking at money. We have been using partitioning into pounds and pence to add amounts and using a number line to subtract by adding on from the smaller number.

We are the most eco-friendly class again!

In Literacy we have been practising spellings through a few different spelling games. Some of these might be useful for practising at home.

In DT the children have been exploring how different cams work ready to make their own Roman chariots!

The children are making Roman chariots in DT. Please can you start collecting this size box at home. Bring it in as soon as possible. A shoebox is too big! This smoothie box is PERFECT!

Homework 17.01.19. The hand in day is Wednesday. We are giving the children a chance to recap on the x2 and x4 times table because we believe they will help when learning the x8 tables. We will be introducing the x7 times table if you want to make a start though!

Spellings Week 2 of our new trial scheme. Remember everyone has the same spellings.

Homework - We have already had two homework projects in and they look absolutely brilliant! We are looking forward to seeing some more!

Literacy - Today the children were working on contractions. They had a hunt around the classroom for the contractions and paired them up.

Revision of the all the methods we have used for division.

Class reward!

An update on the class reward tomorrow - the children may bring a snack to have during the film if they would like but it MUST be a healthy snack (fruit or vegetables) as we are now a healthy school. 


Remember your pyjamas! 

Dear parents,

Swan class have managed to fill their jar up with bottle tops once again and so we will be having our class reward tomorrow afternoon. They have chosen to wear their pyjamas (or onesies) again and bring in a teddy or soft toy.

They should still come in in uniform but bring their pyjamas and teddy in a bag so that they can change into them for the afternoon.

Also, just a reminder that this term the spellings will also be on the class page along with the times tables for the week. You don’t need to print them off, but the look-cover-write method is a great way to practise.

Well done Swan Class!

Miss Dodd

From now on, homework is going to be given out on Thursdays. Your child will need to give it back in on Wednesdays. This is due to our staff meetings changing to a Thursday. Thank you for your understanding.

Spellings: We are trialling some different spelling schemes at the moment. Everyone has the same spellings until further notice.

These are some of the addition and subtraction methods we have been working on in school.

Stunning Starter - Chariot racing!

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We started off our new topic of Romans today with chariot racing in the hall! The children practised in groups and finally raced each other around our own Circus Maximus. The Whites were the triumphant winners and went unbeaten! Well done to everyone for your excellent racing.

Chariot racing

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Just a reminder that reading records need to come into school every day along with your reading book, and that everybody should be reading and recording it every day! 

Thank you very very much for the wonderful Christmas gifts! 

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday and see you in January!

Miss Dodd, Mrs Brindle and Mrs Mooney

Christmas Jumper Day!

We have been researching, designing, modelling and making Egyptian shadufs. They weren't all completely successful but the children have evaluated them very thoughtfully!

Please could you look at home to see if you have the following Roald Dahl books at home:


Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

James and the Giant Peach

The Minpins

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


These were on loan from the Library Service and need to be returned urgently! They should have a 'Literacy Loan' stamp inside.


Thank you


Well done to everyone for a brilliant performance!! You learned your dances brilliantly and you all looked amazing. Well done animals and stars!

The children have made some incredible times tables games and had a great time playing them. Well done Swan Class!

The children have been researching Egyptian gods, creating fact files on them and finally presenting their god. We voted on which was our class favourite and Ra won overall!

These are some of the methods we have been using for addition and subtraction.

We have been working on Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes all last week and today the children rehearsed sections of one of the poems in groups and performed them dramatically to the class!

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In science this week we have been looking at the digestive system. The children made their own and followed how food is digested. It was a bit disgusting!

Costumes for the Christmas production - Here are the letters that went out on Friday about costumes. Thank you very much to everyone who has already brought them in! The children should all know whether they are a star or a farm animal.

This letter about the production has also gone out but a lot of these seem to have been left in school and not made it home.

Homework 30.11.18. There are no CGP pages to complete this week. The children still need to learn spellings and division facts but instead have taken home song words to rehearse for the production. Your child also has been given a letter about costumes for productions. Could you please make sure costumes are in a named bag by Thursday 6th December. Thank you. Miss Chandler and Miss Dodd.

Homework 23.11.18 - Now the children have learnt their times tables from x2 to x6, we will now be testing the children on their DIVISION facts as well as their times tables. Remember the times tables tests are random so the children should be learning them out of order too!

Class reward - extra playtime

Just a reminder that on Friday the children can wear their clothes if they bring in a bottle or some chocolates for the Christmas Fair next weekend. 

They will also be having extra break as they have been amazing and filled up their jar again!

Apologies Year 3,

You need to complete page 28 and page 29 of your SPAG books for homework this week (week 8). It was my mistake for putting the same pages as the previous week!

Miss Chandler. 

Homework 08.11.18. Last reminder: It is Ancient Egyptian Day on Monday 12th November. The children can come to school in their costumes!

Science - investigating our teeth

We were the most eco-friendly class this week!

Investigation: Was Tutenkhamun killed? This week the children have worked brilliantly in groups researching suspects, motives, scientific evidence and background information to help us solve the mystery. Their enthusiasm has been amazing!

Homework 02.11.18. Dear Parents/Carers, In Year 3, we are encouraging the children to read more regularly. Now they are in KS2 they can read independently but should also be reading to you. Could you please ensure their purple reading diary comes in daily and is signed by you regularly? Also, we are introducing weekly times tables tests so please look out for which tables need to be learnt. Thank you!

Spooky Day

PE kits have gone home today as they didn't make it home before half term. The children will need these on TUESDAY next week so please could you return them by then. 

Thank you!

Testing mirror mazes

Science - The children have been planning, making and testing mirror mazes. The aim was to make the beam of light reach their target by bouncing off mirrors.

Homework 19.10.18. Reminder: The children have their Ancient Egyptian Day on Monday 12th November. Please start hunting for their costume (pharaohs, archaeologists, Cleopatra). Have a lovely half term, from Miss Dodd and Miss Chandler.

SCHOOL GAMES EVENT: INTRAHOUSE EVENT (HOCKEY) Well done Landon for your fantastic victory! They were closely followed by Burrell, Ferguson and Cole.

Pyramid projects - these have been brilliant! Well done and well presented.