We are a Year 3 class. Our teacher is Mrs Wood and our teaching assistant is Miss Smith.

This week in Parrots Class:
After the excitement of last week and in particular Sports Day – where the children were all absolutely amazing – we are heading into a very hot week.  Please can I remind children to bring in sun cream, hats and water to cope with this hot weather.  The children were busy last week practising possessive apostrophes in English.  They can now write amazing sentences about things that belong to other things!  This week they will be looking at tenses – and in particular the present perfect.  In Maths they have been looking at mass and capacity; they will be continuing with that this week.  In Science they will be looking at an ongoing study of our school field.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some great photos of things the children have been up to recently.

For Verbs: Past Tense
For Plurals: Speed Words
For Fractions: Fraction Matcher
To Continue Practicing Time: Telling The Time

Learner of the Week (8/6/18):

Our learner of the week is Emelia for her clear explanation of seed dispersal

Silver: Emelia

Super Gold: Scarlett


Term 6 Topic: Extreme Earth (April – July 2018)

English: We will be looking at adverbs, myths and poetry.

Maths: We will be looking at multiplication, division and fractions.

Science: We are going to be exploring rock types and plant life.

Computing: We will be looking at coding games using Scratch.

PSHE: We are going to focus on relationships.

Art/Design: We will be looking at a range of environmental artists.

Music: We are going to be looking at performing using a range of instruments.

P.E: We will be looking at handball and athletics.

Spellings: Group 2 spellings are below.  All other children will be using a personal list from now on to relearn spellings from their list of words that they have not mastered yet:

Home Learning (click on image to open fully):
Home Learning needs to be brought in, or emailed ready to share on a Monday afternoon. Don’t forget there is a home learning club after school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  These are the Home Learning choices for this term:

Reading Related Activities Book:
This book stays at home and we ask children to try to complete one activity per week.
It is due in on these dates so that we can check and share what has been done:

Maths Passports:
Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.

Below is a link to a Maths Passports Guide that we use in all year groups to ensure that Passport Skills are assessed consistently across the school. This resource should help you to assess each of the skills as they would be in the classroom. Where there is reference made to an ‘attached task’, these are also included here to help you.
Maths Passports Guide
Maths Passport Attached Tasks

Indoors on a Tuesday.
Outdoors on a Wednesday.
Please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing on these days.


We change our reading books on a Monday and Thursday.  If you have finished your book before these times, find something to read at home and write it in your reading record.

Table Monitors this week:
Amelia, Tyrone, Vani, Adam

Useful Links/ Websites:
Spellings – Spelling Section from the 2014 English National Curriculum
Spellings – The Year 3 & 4 National Curriculum Word List 
Grammar – Grammar Section from the 2014 English National Curriculum 
Grammar – Year 3 Grammar Expectations
English –
Topmarks – Spelling and Grammar games.
Maths – 
Mathletics – Your child’s login details are stuck inside their Reading Record.
Maths – Topmarks – Practice your number skills here.