Respect - Collaborate - Grow

Class 3

A message from Mrs Cox

I want to say a MASSIVE well done to all children in Year 3 as I have been overwhelmed by the amount of work that has been completed, and returned to me on this first week of closure! I am so proud of you all, because it is a totally new way to work and you are doing a great job. I am also really impressed by children who have a second go at some tasks, and have tried to improve their work. This is a sign of a great learner!


Top Tips for Getting the Most of Purple Mash

Carefully read the descriptions of the task before you start. I will often include the skills I will look for when I mark (success criteria).

- The description also gives you top tips on how you can extend the activity where possible.

- Read the questions carefully for Maths and don’t rush. This will help accuracy.

- Don’t try to race through the tasks as quick as you can. I am trying to suggest days that you can follow at the top of each task to help with this e.g. Day 1, Day 2 (of the week).

- Remember I am always looking for quality and not quantity. This is especially good advice for the English tasks.


Suggestions To Practice Key Skills

Each week try to timetable at least 10/15 minute practice of these skills, like we would do at the start of a lesson. If you know you find a particular skill tricky, try to do it more times each week.

1. Handwriting practice – aim for some practice from one unit a week. (home learning pack).

2. Spelling Practice. Many of you have the key word spellings for year 3 and 4, or other in your pack. Choose some new words per week.

3. Complete a SPAG mat once a week to practice grammar and punctuation (home learning pack).

4. Times table rock stars.

5. Complete a Maths Mat to practice a range of maths skills. (home learning pack).

And don’t forget your daily reading!


Weekly Stay In Touch Challenge

I think it is important that we all stay in touch in whatever way we can.

This week……….

Send in a photo of something fun you have been up to with your family. This maybe a fun learning activity, or ways you have found to entertain yourselves at home. You may look to include a little caption with your photo too! (E.mail to office with subject – Class challenge FAO Mrs Cox)

ALWAYS check your parent’s permission first……. these will be posted on our class page/gallery page of the school website, if they allow you to send them in.


Here is one from me enjoying my daily exercise with my dog Lottie ! The sunshine makes our walks a real treat.



Finally………..if you have any questions, or worries then please do not hesitate to contact us at school on …….








Welcome to Year 3!


We are Class Three, and love now being part of Key Stage 2. We are a group of 24 keen learners and love coming in to face a new challenge every day. We also pride ourselves on doing this with a smile and kindness.

In Year Three our main teacher is Mrs Cox who loves to make our learning fun and exciting! She teaches a total of three full days spread over four days to give us continuity in the mornings with English and Maths. We also spend a day with Miss Davies and enjoy some lessons being taught by Mrs Hughes and Mr Lloyd who offer PPA time. We also have the benefit of being supported by Mrs Maguire, an experienced TA, for the morning sessions.





On Friday 6th March,  the day we celebrated World Book day at Dorney school, Year 3 started the day off to a bang as they took part in their class assembly! Through songs, poetry recital and sharing opinions of favourite authors we delivered the message that World Book Day was all about ‘Sharing a Story’ and reading for pleasure. Their loud, clear voices and smiles really made it an inspiring reading assembly and set the tone for many stories to be shared throughout the day in every classroom. Doing all this in their PJ’s was just awesome - Well done Year 3!





Some of us enjoying listening to a class story we shared in our book corner that we created after our assembly.


Year 3 Overview Spring term 1 2020



Link to the English workshop:

P.E lesson

Year Three using the apparatus during their P.E lesson with Mrs Hughes today - taking risks!