We are a Year 3 class. Our teacher is Mrs Killner and our teaching assistants are  Mrs Hill   and Mrs Male.

This week in Toucans Class:

We have been making our volcano models and covering them in mod rock.


See our gallery of pictures below.

Learner of the Week (Date):

Our learner of the week is Anna for her fabulous writing in English.

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 Toucans

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:
14/12/18, 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 Thursday.
Outdoors on a Wednesday.
Please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing on these days.


We change our reading books on a Tuesday and Friday.  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.

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.