Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Home Learning in Year Three

We have been very impressed with the current display of home learning adventure books that we have seen already. Thank you for supporting your child with these tasks.  Remember, you do not need to do all of the pyramid and it might be that some weeks the children would prefer to do their own line of enquiry. Here are some of the models we have had so far:

26.9 homework


Home reading: Thank you for taking the time to complete the reading records for each day.  We find it very useful in school to see how their reading is progressing through looking at these records.

Abacus Maths:  We have been learning division and multiplication facts for the times tables this week.  Below is an example of the language that we have been using in class and a bead string showing the different multiplication and division facts:

multiplicationa dn division pic

Have a go at some of your quick recall of the times tables through the treetop challenge game on Abacus Maths.

trree top challenge

We understand that some people are experiencing difficulties accessing the game online at home.  This could be due to blocked ‘pop ups’. There should be an option on your internet browser to allow ‘pop ups’ for this site only.  Keep us informed if there are still difficulties.

Thank you again for your support with the home learning!

Miss Turner and Miss Shaw



A week with 3S

We are coming to the end of another week in 3S! The Lions have been very busy with some quite tricky Maths and Literacy, however we have all shown great commitment and persevered with our work. Lots of Iron Age tools have been piled onto Miss Shaw’s desk and have shown some amazing home learning. We have all really enjoyed learning about different aspects of life in the Stone and Iron Age and can’t wait to continue learning!

I wonder what we will be learning next week……..

Welcome to Year Three


We hope that all the children have had a good holiday and feel rested ready for the upcoming year. The children have settled back into school life very well and they are all keen to learn!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the welcome meeting on Tuesday night. It was pleasing to see how many people were able to come along and we hope that you found it informative. If you were not able to make it on this occasion, you should have received the powerpoint used and the ‘welcome to year 3’ leaflet this week.

Please find below a copy of the home learning pyramid for this half term. The children can pick activities from the pyramid each week for their home learning. Children are not expected to complete all the tasks (although they can if they wish). The pyramid is for use over the first half term and so there is no expectation for it all to be completed immediately.


Don’t forget to go onto Bug club, My Maths and Purple Mash and record these into your diaries.  We are looking forward to looking at the home learning, next Friday 19th September!

Key dates for the diary for this half term:

* Friday 3rd October – INSET.

* Friday 17th October – Celtic Day (Come to school dressed as a Celt from the Iron Age).

* Friday 7th November – Mass in School at 10:45.
* 12th, 13th and 14th November – Scooter Training
* Monday 1st December – Advent Service at Sacred Heart 10.15am.
* Tuesday 16th December – Carol Service at the Sacred Heart Church.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or Diane Price should any issues arise.

Miss Turner and Miss Shaw