3SB 2021 - 2022

Miss Burgess

Mrs Whipp

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

3SB Importnat Information:

  • P.E. kits are to be left in school until we break up for Christmas.
  • For the time being our P.E. slot will 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 will be sent home on 17th September and will be tested on 24th September. In Year 3, the children will be 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 Miss Burgess. This is my second year teaching at Offley and I have previously taught in a school in Manchester. My subject responsibility is P.E. along with Miss Moulton and Mrs Rae. I enjoy walking and have loved exploring parts of Cheshire on my bike. When my knee has fully recovered I hope to get back to playing Netball, my favourite sport, and running. 


Weekly Update

The children have worked very hard this week and have been extremely busy! My star of the week was Harry for always working extremely hard, listening carefully and being kind to others! 

This week in maths we have been exploring subtraction methods including partitioning and finding the difference. The children practiced partitioning the subtrahend and then subtracting the parts from the minuend. We looked at this method with bridging further into the week where the children had to cross tens and hundreds boundaries. At the end of the week we looked at finding the difference. The children noticed this method was easier when the minuend was close in value with the subtrahend. To find the difference the children counted up from the subtrahend to the minuend. The gap between the two numbers was the answer, the difference.  

In English, the children used the vocabulary they had built up last week to help them to write a setting description for Spring arriving once the Winter’s Child had gone home with their Father. The children have also created their own fantasy story characters for their own piece of writing. They drew their characters and then added description round them and used similes to add more detail. We also looked at story mapping to help us remember key details and investigate the structure and vocabulary used in the text Winter’s Child.  

In our other subjects, we began looking at the scientific names of the human bones and why our skeleton is important. In Art the children have created their own Ruth Daniels inspired Rainforest picture using their sketching techniques and oil pastels. As part of R.E. And D.T the children taste tested different festive foods and evaluated their appearance, taste and texture. The fruit loaf turned out to be very popular, and the chocolate log! The children have also worked hard practicing for the Christmas concert, ready for the dress rehearsal and recording next week! 

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Next week the children will be working towards planning and writing their final piece in English. In maths the children will be looking at which subtraction methods are most efficient and when it is appropriate to use certain methods, as well as moving onto solving two-step problems. The children will have time to finish their rainforest presentations ready to present to Year 4 the following week. We will also be completing our unit of science by looking at the different muscles we have in the human body and the jobs they have. We will be continuing to have Free Read on Friday’s so remember to bring in your choice of book, magazine, comic of your choice. We will be recording the Christmas Concert next week, please remember to bring in your costumes!  

Have a lovely weekend. 





Homework will be given out on Friday 17th September. This will be a matrix of options for the children. This will be the Homework for the whole Autumn 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

Homework Websites:

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