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Year 3 Owls

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*Message from Miss O'Toole*

To all the amazing children in the Owl's Class,

First of all, I am incredibly proud of you for continuing your studies at home and remember, you can only do your best! You are all amazing and this will pass so make the most of spending time with your wonderful families. I will upload work each day for you to complete, however, if you are struggling then leave it and go back to it another day. You can only try your best! 

I can't wait to see you all again very soon.

Miss O'Toole 

*Message to Parents*

We will be uploading work every day, however, if your child is unable to complete then tell them to leave it for another day. We have planned more than enough for them to do so do not panic if they are unable to do it all! All home learning can be found below. 

Welcome to the Year 3 Owls!


My name is Miss O'Toole and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 3 Owls this year.  Mrs Valley will also be helping us in Year 3.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.


Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day has changed to Wednesday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Owls are timetabled to visit the school library every Tuesday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.

* Swimming - Swimming will take place every Thursday morning, so please make sure children bring in their swimming kit.


Spring 2

Our value this half term is RESPECT.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!


This half term, we will be learning...




We will be reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes and we will complete our own innovated version using words and phrases from the text. We will also be looking at non-fiction recounts in the form of diary entries, we will then write our own diary entry from our own experience and also in the role of a character. 



This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons:

  • Measurement
  • Fractions



Our topic this half term is 'The Iron Man', we have heard that KS1 are short on pop-up books so we have decided to create one for them. We love 'The Iron Man' so we have chosen this for our picture, pop-up book. We will be researching, planning, designing and creating this using levers and linkages. We hope they will enjoy our end product.   



As we follow our theme of  'The Iron Man', we will be looking at forces and magnets as part of our science work. We will plan and carry out investigations to demonstrate how magnetic forces can act at a distance. We will compare and group a variety of every day materials on the basis of whether they attract or repel a magnet. 




We will be following the purple mash scheme of work. 







Important Documents

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Useful Websites