Thursday, 31 January 2013


On Friday 1st February a SUMDOG contest starts, this is where you compete against others over a week and a leaderboard is generated. All you have to do is click on the link at the bottom right of this page, log in, click on contest and play.
Go on have a go, see what you can achieve on the leaderboard!

Learning Logs

Here are some examples of the fantastic learning logs that the class have produced, I was mightily impressed.

What did you enjoy about this learning log activity?

Gold Book (31/1/13)

Here are this weeks year 3 gold book;
Bethany is a real golden girl, she is helpful and polite, she uses her initiative and tries hard to do the right thing.
Abbie is a quiet girl who always give 100% and whose confidence in her own abilities is growing more everyday, keep it up!

Gold Book (24/1/13)

Here is this weeks year 3 gold book,
Bradley gives 100% to everything he does, he always tries his best and this week he has really enjoyed our music work.

Jodie is new to year 3, she has settled in really well and I can see her being a well respected, valued member of the class.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Talk Homework (25/1/13)

Dear Parents,

This week your child’s Talk homework is to;

Think about what their favourite book is, and explain what happens in it, who the characters are, what their favourite part is and why they like it.

Please chat to your child on this topic and others surrounding  it. This will help support their writing on Friday

If possible, could the T.V be turned off while the discussion is taking place!

Thanks you for your support.


Music! Music! Music!

This week we have been very musical, we have learnt about accompaniments, intro's, we have used instruments to create a beat, listened to a variety of music from different countries/cultures, discussed music in general; why its so important to us and its uses and sang in a call and response, generally had lots of fun.
Here are some photographs of us as musicians;


What did you enjoy doing the most?

Snow Fun!!!!

Since Monday was a snow day and we still had LOADS of snow left on Tuesday we couldn't miss the chance to go and have some fun, here are the pics and as you will see I ended up worst off!!!!

What super fun, did you enjoy yourselves?

Class Dojo


Dear Parents/Guardians,

As a class incentive we have started using Class Dojo, it is a behavoiur management software, it is used to reward positive behaviour. Year 3 are really enjoying seeing all their hard work being rewarded!

Here is a link so you can take a look at what it is for yourselves; Class Dojo

Also ask your child about it, they'll love explaining it!

There is also the capacity for parents to see reports on their child, leave this with me to organise and I'll be in touch soon with information about this!

Mrs Quinn

Gold Book Children (10/1/13 & 17/1/13)

Gold Book children for 10/1/13
Amy has come back after the holidays ready to learn and remembering all the classroom rules, setting a super example to others.

Stephen is showing enthusiasm, a want to learn and he is trying his best, what a super start to a new year, please keep it up.

Gold Book children for 17/1/13
Morgan has a mature attitude and she always does the right thing, this week she has set a super example to the rest of the class.

Jowita is a quiet girl who is always seen to be doing the right thing even when no one is watching! She is a real super star!

Learn By Heart

This is the first Learn By Heart homework, please have a good go at learning it!!

Learn By Heart Year 3; Spring Term.

Issue date; Monday 14th January 2013

Practice test; Friday 18th January 2013

Actual test; Friday 25th January 2013


To recall, by heart, the 3 times table.

1x3=3                                                  6x3=18

2x3=6                                                  7x3=21

3x3=9                                                  8x3=24

4x3=12                                                9x3=27

5x3=15                                                10x3=30

Learning Log Target

Learning Target

To write about and research food and recipes.

What could you do?
- List your favourite foods.
- Write out the recipe for your favourite meal.
- Research where a food originates from.
- Make something by following a recipe,
and take photos or bring in what you made to
show the class.
- Go shopping, with an adult, and find out the
prices of your favourite foods.
- Research how food from other countries
gets transported to England i.e. bananas.
- Write a menu of your favourite meals.
- Write about what you know about healthy
- Anything else you want to write or find out
about food.

To be handed in by Friday 25th January

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, I hope you all had a super Christmas and relaxing New Year.

Here are some reminders of dates and topics for this coming half term;
P.E.                 Monday and Thursday afternoons, children will need indoor kits and suitable footwear e.g. trainers or pumps.
Spellings         New spellings will be given every Monday and tests will be on the Friday afternoon of the same week, the spellings given are a focus on particular word rules e.g. suffixes, prefixes, singular, plural rather than the actual words. So when practicing them please emphasise the rule e.g. adding -ing.
Homework     Homework is the learning logs, a new learning target will be put into the books every fortnight and your child will have 2 weeks to fill the 2 pages with anything they think relates to the learning target, the deadline date will be at the bottom of the target.

I am also going to be introducing Learn By Heart, this is a Maths initiative, I set a Maths challenge (e.g. learn 3 times tables) for the children to learn over a 2 week period, at the end of the fortnight a short test will be given. The Learn By Heart challenge will be stapled into your child’s learning log, this is just for reference and can be removed.
I would be very grateful if you could encourage your child to complete every piece of homework and to hand it in on time. It is essential for your child to get into a routine before they start high school.
          Please make sure your child reads their school reading book at home. I would like them to read everyday, and if you could please write a small comment about what they have read and sign it in their reading journal. We will aim to listen to your child read at school once a week so please ensure your child brings their book and reading record on their designated reading day.

This term our class theme is Celebrity Chefs, so all our subjects will be related to this. During this theme, as a class we will choose a country or countries and research local food and customs from there, with this information we will plan and write a menu which includes information about the place.

Here are some of the activities we will be doing this half term;
Stories with a familiar setting (related to food, kitchens etc) and instructions.

As a school we follow the DCFS Mathematics framework and during this half term we will be covering the blocks unit 2 and also relating Maths work to the theme, i.e. weights, measures and money.

Teeth and healthy eating.

Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.)
Research of food, cultures and customs etc of the country chosen by the children.

Location and information of the country chosen by the children.

Design Technology (D.T.).
Design and write a menu.

Design and make a place setting and table decoration.

R.E./Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education
Muslim stories and Going for goals.

Physical Education

Songs and music related to the country chosen by the children and the theme i.e.; food and cooking.

Mrs Pound and Mrs Kendrick will be teaching Thursday afternoons, to cover my PPA time.

Also don’t forget our Year 3 blog which can be found on the homepage of the school website, get blogging!

I am aware that there is a lot of information included in this letter! If any of the information is unclear, or if you have any further queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to see me.

Kind regards,

Mrs M L Quinn
Year 3 Class teacher