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‘Working together to fulfil potential’
Ofsted 2016-2017
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James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’

Year 3


Welcome to the Summer Term!


Welcome back to the start of a Summer - hopefully the weather will catch up!


This term our leading topic is History based. We will be looking at 'How Britain changed between the Stone Age and the Iron Age'. To do this we will be looking at houses, clothing and dwellings during the three different time periods (including the Bronze Age), we will be researching the different tools and weapons that people used in each era. 


Mr B and Mr T will be coming in to show us some amazing artefacts and help us to see how humans have changed over time.


In Science, we will be looking at light and shadows to begin with, focussing on how light helps us to see and how it works.

We will then be studying the life cycle of some plants, concentrating on seed dispersal and investigating how water moves through a plant.



Plus... towards the end of the term, we will be going on our residential trip to Tower Wood.

More information can be found in the useful documents section above.

Whilst on the trip we will be sharing pictures on Twitter!







Thank you for your continued support, this year!


Mrs Holt laugh and Mrs Lyth angel 



General Class information


  • PE days will be Tuesdays and Fridays- please have indoor and outdoor kits in school each week. PE kits will go home every week, to be washed and returned for the following week. 

         Earrings must be removed before PE, either at home or by the child in school.

  • Reading - Please read with your child 4 times per week and make a note of this in their planners. Please make sure reading books are in school everyday. As soon as your child has completed their book, they can complete a comprehension quiz, and it can be changed for a new text. 
  • Spellings will be updated weekly. These can be practised by using the Spelling Shed app (log in details in the front of planners). Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday. Or using the Look and Cover sheets if your child receives these.
  • Homework will be given out for the whole term, in the form of a 'Pick and Mix' document. It will have different activities to choose from. There will be enough for 1 activity per week. We will not collect homework in on a weekly basis. However, we will have a "Homework Celebration Day" at the end of each term. Your child can email photos or powerpoints through PurpleMash, or through the office email, to show in front of the class on this day. Alternatively, children can bring in work from home, on this day. Homework celebration day TBC
  • It is also very important that your child learns their times tables. We have daily tests in school, but it would also be extremely useful if you could also practise these at home. This can be done using the Times Tables Rock Stars app (log in details in the front of planners). The class teacher will have pre-selected the appropriate times tables for your child to access. 
  • Above are a range of helpful documents and web pages including our new Knowledge Organisers for Maths and Grammar. They set out key expectations and vocabulary expected in Y3. We hope that you find them useful. 
  • Our Class Assembly, this year, was on Friday 9th February.





Links to Teaching Videos