We are a Year 3 class. Our teacher is Mrs Wood and our teaching assistants are  Miss Smith, Mrs Godden and Miss Dymond.

This week in Parrots Class:

This week we are continuing with our subtraction; beginning to look at exchange (informally).  In English we have been looking at conjunctions.  We have also been looking at maps of Salisbury and comparing the city today to what it was like in Medieval times.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some great photos of things we have been doing.

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

Learner of the Week (Date):

Our learner of the week is Eva for great reciprocity in some recent group work as well as her all round positive learning attitude.  In addition this term we have had these learners of the week: Kyla and Ben for their excellent attitudes, Sophie for great partner work with a range of people, Wyatt for his fabulous technical vocabulary in volcano work and Lewis for improved focus on his learning.

Bronze: Amy

Silver: Maisie, Jacob, Leo, Olivia, Keira

Gold: Ben, Archie

Super Gold: Anya, Sophie, Phoebe, Holly

Platinum: Henry


Term 1 Topic: Extreme Earth  (January – March 2019)

English: We will be looking at sentence construction and creating our own Salisbury leaflets

Maths: We will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction

Science: We are going to be exploring animals including humans

Computing: We will be looking at Scratch Junior

PSHE: We are going to focus on personal goals

RE: We will be looking at inspirational people

Art/Design: We will be drawing our own parrots

Music: We are going to be looking at singing together 

P.E: We will be looking at functional movement skills

French: We will be learning French sounds and greetings and we will learn about France

Spellings: There will be a spelling list for each group for the week below.  

Home Learning:

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 will be sent home after the first few weeks.  From then on it stays at home and we ask children to try to complete one activity per week.
It is due in on these dates (which are Fridays) so that we can check and share what has been done the following Monday:
09/02/19, 29/03/19, 17/04/19 and 12/07/19

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 in the same way as you would with a school reading book.

Table Monitors this week:

Parakeets – Maisie

Cockatiels – Sophie

Macaws – Kyla

Senegals – Ariel

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.