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 - Miss P Murphy

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Miss Murphy’s Year 3 class where we hope to continue on the work of the past terms. 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 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, how natural resources are distributed and using maps.


Literacy – This half term we will further develop our reading skills and complete our study of Arthur and the Golden Rope. We will also be looking at stories that raise issues and dilemmas through the text Jemmy Button, which explores the issues of children’s rights and cultural identity. The writing focus is non-fiction and poetry. We will also be consolidating our spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. 


Maths – We will we continue learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables and getting to grips with fractions and time.


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 create an information presentation and an e-book.


French – We will be learning months of the year and vocabulary associated with animals.


RE - We will be discussing moral dilemmas and looking at how different religions respond to questions of belief and meaning.


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


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.