3LW 2022 - 2023

Mrs Whipp

Miss Burgess

Welcome to 3LW’s Class Page!

Welcome to our class page. Here you can access our weekly update, class spellings and homework. 

3LW important information:

  • P.E. kits are to be left in school until the end of the Summer Term.
  • For the time being our P.E. slot will now be Wednesday afternoons. We will be completing both of our P.E. sessions for the week on a Wednesday, so please make sure children have appropriate attire for indoor and outdoor sessions.
  • Times tables will not be tested in Year 3 until the Spring Term, but we will be working on developing our pace and knowledge of times tables while becoming familiar with the test layout.
  • Spellings will be given out on a Friday for the following Friday. The first set of spellings have been sent home today and will be tested on 24th September. In Year 3, the children are given 5 words that fit the spelling pattern for the week, we try to give children the hardest words that they will be tested on so that they can become familiar with these words. Later in the year, when we start learning the Year 3&4 words, the children will be given all of the words for the test the following week as they do not fit a given pattern.

My name is Mrs Whipp. I have been at Offley for nearly eight years now, having initially started as a maternity leave cover for Mrs McLoughlin. Before joining Offley, I taught at a variety of schools across both Cheshire and Manchester. My subject responsibility at school is Computing, which I love. Outside of school, I live with my husband and two cats. I enjoy walking, yoga, drawing, photography and reading. I am currently rediscovering my love of cross-stitching as a form of meditation.


Weekly Update

Wow! What a week it has been in Year 3. We loved welcoming parents in to school to share our achievements and perform our songs on stage. It was amazing to have an audience and I know that although the children were nervous about performing for you, they had a fantastic time and were rightly proud of themselves. They sang beautifully, even with a slight technical glitch.

This week in English, we have finished writing our leaflet to give information about Les Jardin des Plantes in Paris and persuade people to visit. The children have worked hard to include various features that they have been taught throughout the year and find ways to include several of our previous words of the week. At the end of the week, we edited and up-levelled our writing ready to present. Also this week, we have continued with our guided reading work on The Egyptian Cinderella. We have now finished reading the text and the children enjoyed playing a game of prediction bingo to guess what words or phrases may appear in the last section of the text. We also found out about the real Rhodopsis, who was a slave from Greece that married Pharoah Amasis in ancient Egyptian times.

In Maths, we have been continuing our work linked to time. We have learnt how to tell the time to the nearest minute as well as finding out how to convert between 12-hour and 24-hour times. At the end of the week, we moved on to calculating durations when we know start and end times of an event. This utilised our previous learning as the children had to be able to read the clocks accurately and convert times into the same format to be able to solve some of the deeper thinking questions.

Also this week, we have been using our sketching techniques that were taught earlier in the year to help us sketch a Cheshire landscape. Some children chose to use the school field as their inspiration, while others used some of my photos from various walks in the Cheshire countryside. We used the artist Ian Fennelly as inspiration for our drawings. Additionally, we completed our R.E. unit of work by creating a journal page linked to Hindu beliefs and celebrations, as well as working on our hurdling technique in P.E.

Next week, we will complete our work linked to time by calculating start or end times knowing the duration of an event and one of the start or end times. In English, we will produce our leaflets about Les Jardin des Plantes and complete our work linked to The Egyptian Cinderella. Also next week, we will complete our Cheshire landscape artwork by creating a final sketch that will be decorated using watercolours in the style of Ian Fennelly as well as finishing our magnet games in DT. We may even find time for some fun end of year activities as we enjoy our last week together before the Summer holidays.


Homework will be given out on Friday 29th April. This will be a matrix of options for the children. This will be the Homework for the whole Summer Term. Any relevant sheets will also be uploaded to this webpage on Friday. All of the tasks are set as assignments on Showbie, so the children can upload a photo or document for their work.

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