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Year 2 Buddy Days


Base 3 have been welcoming the Year 2's from the Infants and have been sharing information all about the juniors. 

The penultimate week is here! What a busy time we have got these next few days completing a variety of pieces of work from a plant container to explanation texts. Let's hope we can also enjoy as much sunshine as possible before the holidays commence and during them!


Please make sure if your child has any outstanding homework or school reading books that these are returned, including library books. frown


The children have worked so hard this year and made brilliant progress. I'm very proud of them all heart and wish them a fantastic last few days in Year 3 and all the best for a brilliant summer holiday and look forwards to seeing them in Year 4. indecision

Well, we've made it to the final term of Year 3! What a busy term this is going to be. We've got lots of work still to do including learning about plants, writing poems, creating newspaper reports and diary entries as well as loads of maths to revisit! 


In between all of this, and more, we shall be having the Year 2's up for a few mornings from the Infant School so that they get a taste of Junior School life ready for September. There are a few surprises in store for the current Year 3's too... these shall be revealed soon! frown


Anyway, enough of all the excitement, there's lots more reading, spelling and times tables practise to be getting on with, not to mention telling the time! Please continue to support your child in all of these vital pieces of their learning.

Thank you! smiley

Summer is here! (Well it was last week!) and PE Kit reminder


We were all ready to enjoy the sunshine smiley - coats off, relaxing on the grass, soaking up the sun and then.... rain! Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat with them as the weather can quickly change! surprise


Also, PE kits need to be in school on a Monday for 3S.

Indoor kit is shorts, white t-shirt and pumps - we still do a PE lesson inside even when it is raining! 

Outdoor kit is as above with trainers and tracksuit bottoms as well as a jumper. 


Tuesdays is continuing to be our swimming day so kits must be brought in. Girls need a swimming hat.

Thank you for your continued support.



The Easter Holiday is approaching! frown


The 2 week break is fast approaching! I know I'm looking forwards to hopefully some sunshine and warmer weather and the children are too! Miss Regan and I hope you all have a wonderful and safe break and will see you back here bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday 24th April. 

During the holiday, it would be really appreciated if you could continue to support your child with their reading and learning of their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables and division facts.  surprise

We will have a fun-filled and busy Summer term continuing our topic about the Vikings and looking at Presenting information using PowerPoint. 


Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Sweet 

World Book Day


We had a fantastic day last Thursday for World Book Day. In 3S, we firstly looked at the features of different books - fiction and non-fiction, and then we went on a story walk to learn the story of Percy The Park-Keeper. After that, we rehearsed the story as a class and then performed it! Miss Sweet and Miss Regan were really pleased with our efforts! 


In the afternoon, the children we asked to produce a story either as a comic strip or as a book. They based them on a familiar story, The Pedlar's Caps/ Topiwalo. Please ask your child to re-tell either of these stories to you.


Some children then enjoyed a 'bedtime story-telling' time after school. They brought their favourite teddies and their PJs and rested in the hall whilst stories were read to them. Parents and Carers were also invited to stay and Mrs Sudworth shared key information about the importance of reading at home, with a clear emphasis of ENJOYING reading! Let's get more books read and fill our children with lots of imaginative ideas and get their creativity flowing!



Please find 5 to 10 minutes everyday to listen to your child read. It is a vital skill that all children need and the more they do, the more they learn and hopefully they enjoy it too!


Once your child has read, please sign their reading record and make sure they bring this everyday to school. Books can be changed as soon as they have read it and they are confident with reading the words and understanding what they mean. 


The school library can be accessed by children at lunchtimes throughout the week:

Tuesday 12:00-12:30pm

Wednesday 12:30-1:00pm

Thursday 12:00-12:30pm


Local libraries can also be accessed after school and at the weekends (see link to opening times in the online resource section of 3S class web page). 


3S have a library time on Wednesday afternoons where they can sit and read a book that they are currently reading - this might be a school library book or a book from home. It is our opportunity to enjoy reading at a quiet, calm time of day - even Miss Sweet can bring her book to read!


Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate at ask!



Happy New Year!


 I hope you all had a fantastic break celebrating Christmas and bringing in 2017 with your family and friends! 

The term has barely begun and we are already busy with lots of exciting activities to help our learning in Year 3. We had a Scottish bagpiper serenading us for the start of our new topic about the Isle of Coll, we are back at swimming on Tuesdays from the 9th January and we will be starting our new musical instrument lessons in class as part of Blackburn's Music Service. Last term we learnt about singing and performed to an audience of parents and carers, this term we will be learning to play the ukelele!  


Reading continues to be extremely important, as does the learning of times tables. We have started Big Maths in class which involves us counting forwards and backwards; calculating using our calculation methods and knowing key facts such as: 

4 + 4     3 + 3    5 + 5      2 + 3

so any extra practise of these would be very much appreciated! 


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Sweet smiley

Singing Performance 


WELL DONE all of Base 3!! You're singing was brilliant! We could hear all your words and enjoyed the actions you used.



A massive thank you to all the parents and carers who came to watch us perform our songs to you. Thank you to Miss Lord for all your hard work this term!


Christmas Fair

On Friday 2nd December between 3:30pm and 4:30pm, we have our Christmas Fair. Base 3 are running a chocolate tombola and so would be very grateful if your child could bring in some chocolate bars (any size or flavour)! 

The children will be helping to run the stalls as well as some of their own stalls.


A massive congratulations!


All this week we have been testing ourselves using our known times tables. What a difference it is making with all the practicing children are doing of their times tables facts! We nearly all know our 2, 5 and 10 times tables; some of us are more confident with our 3s and 4s and even our 6s!


Let's keep this up Year 3! 

Welcome to 3S!


Well, what a fantastic day we had last Thursday! White Scar Caves were amazing and a wonderful place to visit. The journey was a little long, however, we enjoyed the scenery on the way there and back (though some of us fell asleep). The children represented Meadowhead Junior School brilliantly, so well done and thank you. 


This is our last week before half term! How quick has this time flown?! Please remember that the children start back on

Tuesday 1st November. 


Please take a look at our targets for this term. There are examples of how we complete written calculations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Next half term, we shall be looking at a more efficient way of dividing numbers and learning our multiplication facts for 3 and 4 times tables. 

Mr Irwin's visit with Fossils

Mr Irwin's visit with Fossils 1
Mr Irwin's visit with Fossils 2
Mr Irwin's visit with Fossils 3
Mr Irwin's visit with Fossils 4

Witton Park, Autumn Nature Walk - Leaf identification

Witton Park, Autumn Nature Walk - Leaf identification 1

In our cloakroom, Miss Sweet has put up some of our leaf posters that we created following our walk to Witton Park at the beginning of October. We had lots of fun collecting leaves, making patterns with the natural objects that we found in the park. 

When we returned to school, we used identification booklets and images to help us learn what types of leaves we found. There were all sorts! From oak to maple and even acorns and conkers!