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Dear Squirrels


Thank you for such an amazing year! I have absolutely loved being your teacher and I am so proud of you all for your hard work, resilience and positivity in these uncertain times. You are all AMAZING and I'm looking forward to seeing you in September and watching you progress throughout the school. Keep on working hard and you will achieve great things!

I hope you all have a lovely summer and I will always be there for you to speak to in September.


Miss Daley

Friday 16th July 2020

Wednesday 8th July 2020 - Virtual Sports Day - Let's see how many photos we get of you completing the activities!

Word of the Day - Remember, we look at the Shinobi words

Number of the Week

Follow this link for the fun Maths activity this week:

Friday 12th June 2020

Join our summer reading challenge!


From the 5th of June we are encouraging our wonderful SMSJ children to complete the summer reading challenge with Blackburn Central Library!

This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage thousands of children to read for pleasure and keep their skills sharp whilst learning from home.


All you need to do is follow the link below and sign up! The library has recently relaxed the joining rules, so that children who don’t already have a library card can access the eBook and eAudio resources too!


Once you are all signed up, set your own challenge to read any number of books! Every time you finish a book, add it to your profile and write a review.

You will be rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos!


When your challenge is completed you will receive a downloadable certificate!


We can’t wait to see what you have been reading!

Summer 2


'How does your garden grow?'


Our value this half term is COOPERATION. I wonder if you could create a poem or picture about our value. 


This half term, we will be learning...




We will be reading a variety of adventure/fantasy stories and then creating our own. This will set us up ready for Year 4 as we will have to really use our imaginations. These stories are fictional so it means you can create something imaginative, creative and exciting! After this, we will be looking at some classical poetry including the poem 'The Spider and the Fly'. It's going to be fun, fun, fun!



This half term we will be following the White rose maths home learning section (Year 3). Please follow this link: We will be looking at a variety of maths to ensure your child is ready to continue their learning when schools reopen. Some of these lessons are duplicates but this means children should be completing them independently without much support from parents!


Design and Technology

Our topic this half term is 'How does your garden grow?'. As you can imagine, this is all about plants and things that grow. In DT, we look at structures so I thought it would be good for children to try and create their own plant pot structure over the coming weeks. We would be completing this in groups if we were in school so it would be fantastic if the children could ask family members for ideas, help and support doing this at home. I am aware that resources may be limited at home but children could use everyday objects around the house and any size will work. Keep a look out each week on a Wednesday each week for your set DT lesson!



For the whole of the summer term, we will be investigating plants and how plants reproduce, function, make food and their life cycles.  Please look at the knowledge organiser below.

What Miss Daley and Miss Valimulla have been up to!

If you need to contact me, please use the contact form at the bottom.  However, I won't be able to reply to any messages sent from school email accounts e.g. a big brother/sister's school email address.  I can only reply to a parent's email address.


Welcome to the Year 3 Squirrels!


My name is Miss Daley and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 3 Squirrels this year.  Miss Vallimulla and Mrs Sargent 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 Squirrels 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.

Y3 Knowledge Organiser Plants

Important Documents

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Useful Websites











If you need to contact Miss Daley, please send a message below: