KS2 SATS week 14th-18th May. KS1 SATS all of May and KS1 Phonics - Thursday 10th May – Friday 11th May Y5 Bikeability- Monday 14th May – Friday 18th May KS2 SATs -Tuesday 15th May – 1.30pm Resources Committee Meeting - Wednesday 16th May – 12.00pm Superhero themed dinner day -Thursday 17th May – 4.00pm Governing Body Meeting- Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June Half term - Monday 11th June – Friday 15th June KS1 Phonics Tests Monday - 18th June Y4 Mission Active -Tuesday 3rd July – 9.30am Standards & Effectiveness Committee meeting - Monday 16th July Reports to parents Weds 18th July - Monday 23rd July - Summer holiday begins

Year 3 - Mr P Longthorne


Welcome back!

Welcome back to Mr Longthorne’s Year 3 class where we hope to continue on the work of the autumn term. Mrs Furniss is our ETA support.


Things to remember:

  • Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing! Please record which page your child has read to and also when they have finished a book so we know when to change it.
  • Times tables – Your child should spend 5 minutes each day learning their times tables. This will really help with answering the calculations they need to solve.
  • Our spelling test is on Monday. New spellings are sent home on the previous Monday, so make sure you help your child practice them ready for their test the following week.
  • Swimming is on Monday morning, so make sure your child comes to school with their swimming costume (swimsuit for girls, trunks or Lycra shorts, not long shorts for boys), hat and towel. Remember, if your child wears earrings, they are not allowed to swim with them in, so we advise you to take them out before coming to school.
  • PE will be on Wednesday morning for this half term so make sure your child comes to school with their PE kit – T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions.
  • Celebration assembly at 9.10am on a Friday – Children who have impressed the adults in class will be chosen as our star pupil of the week and will receive a certificate of achievement. All mums, dads, grandparents or carers are welcome to come along any week.
  • Please speak to your child about our gold star reward scheme. They receive mini stars for Success, Teamwork, Aspirations and Respect which they collect to earn gold stars and reward certificates.



Summer Term 1

Topic  - Our topic work this half term looks at completing the work we started on Invaders and Settlers; looking at the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons as our examples of this. We will then move on to look at how land is used nationally and in the local area and how natural resources are distributed.


Literacy – This half term we will be looking at a stories that raise issues and dilemmas through the story of Jemmy Button which looks at children’s rights and cultural identity. This will tie in with our topic work. We will also be consolidating our spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. We will further develop our reading skills and complete our study of Arthur and the Golden Rope. 


Maths – We will we continue learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables and getting to grips with time. We will also be extending our knowledge on fractions as well as making sure that we understand the number system.


Science – This term the class will be looking plants and how they grow.


Art and DT- We will develop our drawing and painting skill and look at the work of Vincent Van Gogh.


Computing - We will continue to learn a range of key skills to help complete an information presentation and an e-book.


French – We will continue with greetings, learn words and phrases associate with farm animals and pets.


RE – We will continue to look at symbols within different religions and also explore how being a member of a religion affects how we live our life and how different religions respond to questions of belief and meaning.


PHSE – We will be following the “Jigsaw” scheme and exploring relationships.


Music – we will be listening to pieces of music, concentrating on national anthems and having a go at writing a “national anthem” for our class.


Please help your child meet their targets by taking an interest in what they are doing in school and helping them when they need it!


The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see me at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.