St Edward's CofE Primary School

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Welcome to Year 3

 Summer Term 2021


Class Teacher : Miss Phillips


Our Summer term topic is:

Where in the world?

This is a geography based topic where we will be looking similarities and differences of human and physical features. Comparing a region of the UK and a region of Europe. We will also be describing and understanding climate, rivers, volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes!



Our Science topic this term is Rocks and Fossils. We will be looking at the types and properties of rocks and compare and group them. We will also learn about what fossils are and the formation . We will then investigate how fossils are extracted. Our famous scientist linked to this that we will explore is famous geologist Mary Anning.




In Art, we will be exploring famous Artists and their art work! We will look at Van Gogh, Monet and many more!



We focused on Anti-bullying as our mini-topic in Autumn term. We looked at the different types of bullying and what they mean. We have looked at ways we can help someone and what to do if you are being bullied.

We have come up with our own class definition for bullying: 

Bullying is a repeated negative pattern that makes others feel upset, unsafe or uncomfortable on purpose.

The children were fantastic in thinking about ways in which we could help others and make a wonderful environment in school!





Our PE lessons this half term will be on Wednesday, please make sure you wear PE kit in to school on these days. 




The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!




Homework will continue to be sent home each Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday. Spelling Tests this term will be on Friday.



We are all looking forward to another fun, jam packed term with lots and lots of learning going on!


If you have any worries, concerns or questions, please feel free to see me at the end of the day or contact me through class Dojo.



Thank you


Miss Phillips



Dates for the Diary

Term 6: Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July

Non-pupil Day: Monday 7th June - school closed

Thursday 2nd July - Year 3 / 4 Bellboating Trip

Thursday 15th July ~ Rocksteady Concert - 9 - 11.30am

Friday 23rd July ~ END OF TERM! 


Further dates to be confirmed by the Office.


Year Three Reminders



 The majority of the children have moved onto the Renaissance Reader book scheme and they should be bringing home a number banded book every day. We already have lots of children who are keen to complete their quizzes. I have reminded the children that the quiz tests their understanding of the book and as we are looking for at least 85% for a pass rate on their quiz, we always advise to read the book through at least twice before attempting the quiz. Children should be taking quizzes regularly (at least once every two weeks) and they should bring home the results of their quiz ~ if you aren't seeing them please check their school bags! Remember you can register with the website and receive text/email alerts with your child's test results. Any problems ~ please pop in and see me! 

Please make sure you are continuing to read regularly with your child ~ they should be bringing their books home EVERY day!!


Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child has a clear water bottle, with a sports type cap, in school every day and that they bring it home to be washed out and refilled!


School Uniform


Please support us in sending your child to school in appropriate uniform and footwear.  All clothes should be clearly labelled to reduce incidents of lost property.




Whilst children are provided with all the stationary they require, I understand that many parents wish to support their children by providing extra items.  If this is the case, can you please ensure such items are labelled clearly and encourage your child not to exchange or give away items to others.




All school events and activities are noted on the school newsletter: The Steady Eddy which is put onto Class Dojo every week. 


English Lesson 1 & 2

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You will need all of the documents called English Lesson 1 & 2.

English Lesson 1

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Can I create a mind-map about what I already know about Paddington Bear?

Attached above is 'English Lesson 1 - Mind map' if you need it!

English Lesson 2

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Can I read the introduction of Paddington and explore the characters?

You will need (attached above):
'English Lesson 2 - A Bear called Paddington - Chapter 1'
'English Lesson 2 - Characters of Paddington'

English Lesson 4

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Can I create a storyboard about Paddington finds a cure?

You will need (attached above):
'English Lesson 3&4 - Paddington Finds a Cure chapter'

English Lesson 1 - Independent Write - Story Plan

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You will need document attached above: English Lesson 1 - Story Sequence Planner

English Lesson 2&3 - Independent Writing

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Attached above is a writing checklist that includes all the writing features that is needed for the story, it is called: English all lessons - Writerly Knowledge Checklist.doc

English Lesson 4 - Final Write

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If you would like a writing frame, attached about is: English Lesson 4 - Writing frame.doc

English Lesson 4

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English Lesson 4

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School Motto

'One family - sharing, caring, learning together'

Mission Statement

Our school's Christian values are the branches of Kindness, Respect and Courage spreading from the main trunk of Love.

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