26th march 2018

26th march 2018

Dear Families,

Hook Day

We have had a "jolly spiffing" time getting into our new topic, Lashings of Ginger Beer last week. The MTP (medium term plan) will be uploaded to the website this week where you can see what learning objectives we plan to cover through this learning journey. The hook afternoon was full of mischief and mayhem! It was rather entertaining to see members of the public trying to help out our "kidnapped" staff who were tied up in the bushes on the Castleman trail way!  Little did they know there were 61 year threes trying to solve the case of the missing adults in good old fashioned Famous Five style. A fun afternoon was had by all.

Sport Relief

We must congratulate our very own Miss Burke for running an incredible 21.5 miles on Friday. Regrettably, her knee was having none of it and forced her to quit just before Merley First School. What an incredible achievement. Any last minute donations are welcome via the office or the Year 3 staff and all contributions will go to Sport Relief. Thank you so much for your support. Miss Burke really appreciates it. Well done Miss Burke we are incredibly proud of you.

Reading Challenge

How are you all getting on with your reading bucket list? You have until 18th April to tick off everything and the class with the most completed forms will win a prize and you know how competitive year 3 are, so get reading!  If you take any photos of you children reading please send them in, we especially would like to see the more unusual ones. The staff have been off to a flying start. Do check the website to see the strange places the adults have been reading in too! If you can top ours, send in a photo! We have a huge wall in the hall to fill with all of your reading photos and we want year 3 to be represented on a massive scale.

How you can help at home:

There are lots of websites to help learners at home during this learning journey.  Please visit;






Take Away Task:

Dorset was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Famous Five books. The author visited the ruin of Corfe Castle in 1941, arriving by steam train from Swanage - you may like to imagine yourself as one of the Famous Five disembarking at Corfe Station. We would love to see some illustrations of your visits to the famous five landmarks that could be used in your story. For more inspiration, visit;



Easter Holidays

Enjoy yourselves over Easter and stay safe. If you wish to collect your child at 1.30pm on Thursday please let the office or year 3 staff know. See you on Monday 16th April.

Happy Easter

Year 3 team