KS2 SATS week 14th-18th May. KS1 SATS all of May and KS1 Phonics 11th - 15th June. Children must be in school-Thursday 25th January – 4.00pm Governing Body Meeting - Thursday 15th February Y6 Screening by School Nurse - Thursday 15th February 4.00 – 5.00pm Valentines Disco - Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February Half Term Holiday - Tuesday 27th February – 9.30am Resources Committee Meeting - Tuesday 27th March – 9.15am Celebration Assembly - Wednesday 28th March – 9.15am Easter Song & Story Assembly - Thursday 29th March Inset Day - Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April Easter Holiday

Year 3 - Miss P Murphy

Spring Term 1 2018



Welcome back!

Welcome back to Miss Murphy’s Year 3 class where we hope to continue on the work of the first term. Mrs Taylor 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 is on Friday afternoon 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.



Spring term 1 

Literacy – This term we are looking at the Roman legend of Romulus and Remus – the story of how Ancient Rome was formed. We will be using it as the basis for writing and performing our own playscript. We will also use our history topic of the Romans in Britain to research, write and present information texts about the legacy of the Ancient Roman culture.


Maths – We will again be focusing on our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, and using formal methods to multiply and divide. We will also be looking at adding and subtracting money in real-life contexts as well as presenting and interpreting data in bar charts, tables and pictograms.


Science – This term we are looking at humans and other animals, with the focus on nutrition, the types of bones and how they work as part of a skeleton and the roles of different muscles.


Art and DT- We will develop our art techniques, designing and creating a Roman-inspired mosaic.


Computing - We will learn a range of key skills to use in word processing.


French – We will practise our counting, parts of the body and months of the year.


RE - We will be looking at questions of purpose, meaning and truth.


PHSE – We will be following the “Jigsaw” scheme of dreams and goals.


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.