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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Year 3

Notices & Reminders

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We need your help!  We need to know about your time during lockdown and what you have been up to!

Please could you answer the questions on the following links.  You can do one each day, or do them altogether!

Monday. Learning

Tuesday.  Feelings

Wednesday. Health

Thursday  Returning to school



Dear Year 3,

How was your weekend?  What did you get up to?

In maths today we have some more fractions.  DON'T PANIC WE ARE ONLY DOING FRACTIONS FOR TWO MORE DAYS!!!  Still keep going with your TT Rockstars!!!

Have a go at your spellings and handwriting and then have look at your English, which is art and English all in one go!!  This week we are writing dragon poems!  All of you can do today's lesson, because it's mostly art with a little bit of writing!  

I have uploaded a lovely dragon poem called The Storm Dragon.  You can read it on the English slides, but you can also hear me read it, if that helps.

Take your time over the dragon drawings.  Don't worry if you don't have colouring in pens or pencils. You can still do a wonderful drawing.  However, if you have paints, or maybe some glue and glitter, you could really make your dragon amazing.

Have a brilliant day you outstanding Year 3s,

Miss Skeaping


TTrockstars competition:

Dear all, thank you so much for working incredibly hard on TTrockstars during the last 12 weeks. We had a trial of a new competition that we created which Year 3 completed before half term with great success. Therefore, we are going to role this out to the rest of the school. 

The competition is based on progress made on TTrockstars. This is not about how many coins you collect or how long you are on TTrockstars. We recommend children to only go on for around 5-10 minutes several times a day as oppose to a solid hour. Children learn better this way and won't be on devices as often. 

The two pupils from this class decided by the Class teacher and Mr Worton-Geer will decide who will receive the prize of £5 Amazon voucher!

The start date is Monday 8th June 2020 and will end on Friday 3rd July 2020. Mr Worton-Geer will personally ring the winners. We will update you regularly. 

Remember, try your best - we want you to become confident with your times tables. 


Mr Worton-Geer
















Dear Parent/Guardian, Our school has updated from Lexia reading to Lexia Reading Core5UK, a new and improved web-based reading program that provides the targeted practice and instruction students need to develop their reading skills. Many of the children in Year 3 have been invited to join it and I would strongly recommend that your child uses it, as it has such a fantastic record of helping children make rapid progress with their reading.

This is what you need to do! It looks a bit daunting, but it’s definitely worth giving it a go!

1. Launch a web browser and go to . Create a bookmark or favourite for this web address. . You will see a link to download Adobe Flash Player if you do not have it. Flash Player 11 or higher is required. . If you have a slow Internet connection or if you cannot install Flash Player, you can install the Core5 software on your computer instead of using the website. Go to and click Downloads at the top of the page. . iPad and iPad Mini users can download the Core5 app from the App store. Search for “Lexia Reading Core5UK.” . Android tablet users can download the Core5 app from the Google Play store. Search for “Lexia Reading Core5.” Note that the app is not available for Kindle.

2. The first time you access Core5, you must set up: . Click the Student/Parent button. . Type in your teacher’s email (below) and click the arrow button to continue. -

3. Allow or help your child to login. Your child’s username is their first name (staring with a capital letter) and their password is their first name initial followed by their surname (all lower case). Here is an example: Bobby White Username: Bobby Password: bwhite. There are some passwords that are a little different and I will post it to you individually.

Important! Please allow your child to work independently at his or her own pace. Provide encouragement, but don’t give away the answers!

4. Please try to ensure an average of 20-30 minutes per session. We recommend that usage be kept to a reasonable level – not too short and not too long. Need more help getting started? Go to and click Support.

You can always get in touch with me if there is a problem and I will do what I can to help! Yours sincerely,

Miss Skeaping

























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Dear Parents and Carers,

All our work is posted on Seesaw.  It has been a delight to see the work your children have been posting, and I have tried to respond to all of them.  Please be aware that we cannot allow pictures of the children to be posted, and I will have to delete them straight away.  If you do not have your Seesaw login code, then please let the school know.  If you are able to pop into the school, we just need you to collect a piece of paper with the code on it.

Any other queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

All the very best

Miss Skeaping




Star of the Week

The star of the week is Amelie!  Amelie has a fantastic attitude to her work.  She has also shown great kindness and patience towards many of our class mates.  She is delight to have in the class.

TT Rock Stars

Despite numerous attempts to set the times tables, there are some children who have some very tricky timetables, which might cause them to lose confidence.  I am trying to resolve this as soon as I can.  In the mean time, writing out the times tables and the divisions is also really helpful.  You can test your child by asking them questions from a number of times tables, such as the 2,3,4, and 5 times tables.. Don't forget to ask them the division questions as well, such as 45 divided by 5, or 36 divided by 4.


Their spellings are in the homework section of the website.










Spelling Frame

This is a really good website to help children practise spellings.  If your children are focussing on the easier spellings in their homework, then they need to access the Year 2 games.  They need to look at the games from 12 onwards.  If your children are secure with their spellings from Year 2 then they need to look at some of the games for Year 3.  It is probably best to start from the first game.  The children can do well from just having a go at the practise questions and then trying the test.  

Try writing or › spelling-rule › Year-3-and-4

Times Tables

We are testing the children twice  a week now, as it is so important that they learn their tables.  Well done to the children who improved their scores this week!  



I have assigned the children with 10 tasks on mathletics.  All of the children are doing really well and should at least attempt the first question this week.  It would be good if they could do one question a week, and if they find it too tricky they can come back to it later on.  They should be done in order.


I am currently assessing the children with their times tables and will give them the appropriate tables to learn.  It should be on the system by the end of the day, Friday 13th September.


If your children find TT Rockstars tricky, then this is a link to a web site that generates times table work sheets. It is very important that you include the divide by questions.



Our Routines




Thursday Friday

Times tables test




Reading books changed

Art and DT






Spelling test