Year 3 2022 - 2023

Mrs Bloor

Mrs Whipp

Welcome to Year 3!

Important information

Our usual day for P.E. is Tuesday. Please ensure that hair is tied back, earrings are removed and no other accessories are worn eg fitbits. If you have not yet bought your new P.E. kit, you will be expected to wear a plain white t-shirt with black shorts. School jumpers/cardigans and plain black jogging bottoms/leggings can be worn to keep warm. 

Spellings will be uploaded onto this webpage and Showbie on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.

A link for the Homework grid for Spring can be found at the bottom of this page along with the reading challenge file. These are both also available for the children to see on Showbie. The homework is a grid of 12 activities and the children will be expected to choose 7 of them to do before Friday 24th March. Work can be uploaded through Showbie or brought into school for the class teacher to see.If you would like to complete the handwriting sheets, you can request a pack from your teacher.

Following on from Mrs Bloor's assembly this week, here are the links to the RSPB Garden Birdwatch

and the Counting Walrus from Space with the WWF

Week ending 27.1.2023

Wow! Time has flown by this week. We have had a brilliant week completing lots of fun learning.

In our Maths, we have completed our Geometry work looking at parallel and perpendicular lines as well as exploring the properties of shapes. We used our knowledge to help us describe various polygons and draw them with increasing accuracy. Also this week, we sorted groups of shapes using our own criteria and explained how the shapes had been sorted using the correct mathematical terminology.

This week, we have finished reading our book Stone Age Boy. We have continued to work on our use of powerful verbs, particularly relating to speech and have retold the story using our group story maps. Also, we explored the features of a first person narrative and ended the week by planning our own narrative based on Stone Age Boy.

Our afternoons have been filled with a variety of different activities. In Science, we found out about the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning before sketching and labelling different fossils applying our shading techniques that we learnt in the Autumn Term. During Design Technology we have prepared our bases and collected resources for making our pavilions. Some groups have started to assemble their pavilions using cool melt glue guns. It has been fantastic to see how carefully the groups have listened to instructions and enjoyed using the glue guns, even those that were a little apprehensive to start. During History, we have been researching Stonehenge, each group created a model of Stonehenge and then everyone began their posters, quizzes or presentations depending on their personal preference. Also this week, the children have explored using different event blocks in Scratch to begin running code for multiple sprites. We have also started our artwork linked to the book The Dot ready for display in the main entrance to school.

Next week in Maths we will start our work on written methods of addition. We will begin by exploring the importance of place value and understanding why digits need to be carefully lined up in calculations. In English, we will be writing our stories based on Stone Age Boy trying to apply the skills that we have been developing during this half-term. Also next week, we will continue to make our pavilion structures, complete our The Dot inspired artwork and become archaeologists in our History session.

 Wishing you all a very happy weekend from the Y3 team. 


Here is a little more information about the teachers in Year 3! 

My name is Mrs Whipp. I have been at Offley for nearly ten 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.

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Hello, my name is Mrs Bloor and I teach one of the Year 3 classes. I have been teaching at Offley since 2008 and have taught in most year groups. I am married and have two boys who are at the other end of the education system! James who graduated from univeristy a couple of years ago and Henry is about to start his second year at university! I love animals and have a tortoise called Terri who is in her 90's and a Cavapoo called Lulu who I love taking for long walks. During the first lockdown I became involved with a hedgehog rescue centre and help them out by fostering hedgehogs whilst they are rehabilitating. I currently have a hoglet called Neville, he only has 3 legs. I am also passionate about sustainability and developing the school grounds to encourage more wildlife to visit, so if you have any ideas do let me know. 

We are also supported by Ms Hemingway and Mrs Waters who are our amazing Teaching Assistants, Mrs Bennion and Mrs Clarkson our amazing PPA cover and this year we have Miss Iddenden in Year 3 who is training to become a teacher through St Barts Trust.  

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