Shephalbury ParkPrimary School

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Year 3

This week has been a full week in school so home learning will include Mirodo. This week's Mirodo home learning is revising and revisiting the use of capital letters within a sentence. All other home learning remains the same - spellings, 20 minutes on TTRS and a minimum of reading 3 times a week with an adult. 

I hope you had a fantastic occasional day off on Friday and that you are ready to start another week of learning?

As you have missed one day/weekend of home learning due to the occasional day, I will only be expecting TTRS, Reading and Spelling to be completed this week.


Mirodo home learning will commence again this Friday 2nd December when next week's home learning will be set. 

Friday 18th November 2022 - Home learning

Remember, another piece of home learning is now expected from you each week so please do make sure you complete it.

As always there is your reading (at least three times over the week with an adult), your spellings, your 20 minutes on TTR and now a piece of learning using the Mirodo website. You have your log in details in your reading record.

 We have finished off this week with a live Remembrance Day Assembly in our classroom. We  joined many other schools around the country in an act of remembrance. 

Please find your spellings for this week and remember TTRS and reading. For many of you, I have now added the 3 and 4 times tables to learn.  

It is so lovely to be back after a week at home with our families.

Please find your group's spellings for this week. Do remember to continue to complete 20 x 1 minute games on Garage as well as read a minimum of three times a week with an adult. Currently there are two groups on TTRS. One group practicing the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and one group practicing the 2,5,10, 3 and 4 times tables. From next week both groups will find another multiplication table added to practice and learn!

Diary Writing

Halloween Lego Models

Please find your spellings below. Don't forget to read with someone at home at least three times over the week and 20 Games on TTRS.

Week 6 Home Learning Friday 14th October

Week 5 Home Learning - Friday 7th October

I'm glad I am back with you all. Thank you Mrs Grizzell for taking good care of Year 3 whilst I was on the Year 6 residential.

Please find your spellings for this week. Do remember to practice over the week. I am seeing huge improvements in lots of children's reading since the beginning of the term so keep up the good work!

Finally, don't forget TTRS. I know there have been a couple of children struggling to get onto the app. Try deleting the app. Once deleted, download it again. This may work. If you are still struggling please do let me know.

English - Making a basket (creative hook)

We have just come to the end of our work on writing a journey story and this week have started exploring a very  familiar story - Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is a warning story because the mother in the story warned her daughter not to talk to strangers.

We have listened to the story and was set the task of reading instructions to make a basket similar to the basket Little Red Riding Hood used to visit her Grandma. We needed to read the instructions carefully and follow them step by step. We then decided what to put in the basket to take to Grandma's house.

D.E.A.R Time (Drop Everything And Read)

This week in DEAR time we have been exploring and reading some of the non fiction books based on our Geography topic of Extreme Earth. We are lucky to have two Year 6 children who come to visit us twice a week to read with us too. 

Another super busy week in Year 3. I do hope your parents and carers were impressed with your final copy of your Paddington stories that you took home and shared?

Your home learning continues to be reading with an adult at least 3 times during the week. It has been so pleasing to see so many children already making good progress with their reading and have moved a book band. Continue to learn this week's spellings and of course 20 x 1 minute sessions completing Game on TTRS. 



We have had an astounding week of home learning this week. Lots of children have wanted to take their learning further at home - thanks you Olivia, Emma, Charlie and Eliannah for sharing all your fabulous work. I know Mr Conway was also very impressed.

Please find your home learning. Remember reading and everyone this week should be able to access TTRS. We have a battle set against Year 4!

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the Year 3 curriculum meetings this week, it was lovely to see you all and I hope you found it useful. 

Here is this week's home learning for all the children in Year 3. Remember home learning for all children is the same; at least 3 times a week reading with an adult, 20 Games of Garage on TTRS and learning spellings.


Year 3 Curriculum Meeting held 13/9/22 and 15/9/22

Our outdoor Geography lesson found us hunting for suitable resources to build a raft. The raft needed to be sturdy enough and be able to float. Each pair tested their raft out on water and placed a Lego man on to test if it was safe and dry enough for him. We called the man Pliny after the writer who wrote about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

In Science, we worked in pairs to test a variety of rocks. We tested to see how durable they were and if they were permeable or impermeable. 

What a great first week we have had in Year 3 - building and testing rafts, dressing up as Paddington Bear, following instructions to make marmalade sandwiches as well as fitting in our daily guided reading book, Pompeii...buried alive!, English, Maths, Computing and Geography. Please make sure you have a relaxing weekend, ready for next week.

Find above your spellings to practice ready for your test next Friday. Please return your handwriting spelling sheet for Friday so I can see how you have practiced. Also in Year 3 we have maths home learning. You have to play 20 games of Garage on TTRS, which we have practiced in school and finally read at least 3 times a week with an adult and get your reading record signed. 


English - A day in the life of Paddington Bear (creative hook)

Welcome to Year 3


Hello and welcome back to school. I hope you have had a good summer and you are ready to explore and learn in your new classroom (upstairs!), work with your new teacher and teaching assistant (Mrs Grizzell), experience lots of new learning and you are ready to continue your learning into a new Key Stage. Can I be the first to welcome you to Key Stage 2 as well as Year 3.


Although, there seems to be lots of new things, there is also lots in Year 3 that you will be familiar with too. Your friends, the adults in the school, assemblies, Bucket Filler Tea Party, Head Teacher Awards and of course everything we strive to always be a Shephalbury Learner.


As we start the Autumn term, just a reminder that the start and end of the day has changed. The school gates are open from 8:35 - 8:45 and register will happen at 8:50. The end of the day for Year 3 is 3:15.


Our PE day is on a Monday so please come to school dressed in your PE kit and our Library day is Friday so make sure you have your library book in school ready to change. 


I hope that you are ready for the challenges Year 3 will bring as well as the fun, the laughter, the learning and the exploring that is planned and I am sure will evolve. 


Mrs Cropley