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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Year 3

Notices & Reminders


Monday Assembly


Celebration assembly

Reading Support

During this period of remote learning it is important that you continue supporting your child with their reading.

In Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3 this can be sitting with your child and listening to them read. Ideally you should try and do this every day even if it is just for 5-10 minutes. It will help you all to keep structure and routines going which we know is good for our mental health.

With the older children it may not be necessary to hear them read as frequently, and so just catching up with them every few days about what they are reading would be a great idea. You can either listen to them read or get them to tell you what they have been reading and ask them questions. You could ask them:-

Are they enjoying the book? Why?

What do they think might happen next?

What has been the most/least favourite part so far?

Who are the characters? Tell me about them/him/her/it?

Have they read any other books by this author?

Which one of their friends would enjoy this book? Why?


Talking about a book is a great way to see how much your child has understood and engaged with the text.

We know that you may not have reading books at home that your child can access but there are several online sites that you can look at.


The Oxford Owl website has an online library of e-books that your child can read. We used this website during the first lockdown and you should be able to register for free and access appropriate books for your child.

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home | Oxford Owl


You can select age appropriate books by either selecting the age of your child or if you use the Levels drop down bar you can select the book band that your child is on. If you are unsure check with your child as they should know, but if they have forgotten then email the class teacher and they will let you know.


Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 still have access to Reading Eggs until the end of February. Your child can use this resource independently, but I think it would be good to listen to them read where you can. As the children become more confident with their reading, they should be accessing the Reading Eggspress site which gives them books they can read and quizzes once they have read the book. You should be able to find it on the home screen.

Each child should have their login but if you are unable to find it please email the class teacher.


Children in Year 4 and some children in Year 5 have access to Lexia which is an online reading site which supports the reading curriculum. Your child should have their own login. Please contact the class teacher if they do not know it.

There are many other online reading sites that you can access and it is good to explore them with your child. The Book Trust provides books that children can read along with

 Stories for kids online and fun games to play | BookTrust

If you find any useful ones please share them with each other and let us know.

We will continue to update you where we can when we find helpful resources that will support children with reading at home.

The homework for this time of remote learning is just focused on reading so please make sure your child reads as frequently as they can. Reading is a key skill and is so crucial; it is more important than ever that we encourage our children to read and love books. Try and make the reading experience as positive as possible and please do let the class teacher know if you are having any difficulties engaging your child or accessing texts and resources.

Nancy Nicolson

English Lead



Here is the link for your celebration assembly today at 11.45am:




Here is the link for your celebration assembly today at 11.45am:

Celebration Assembly




The link for the drama lesson with Sam is on the homework page.



The invitation for zoom remains the same for the morning lessons.  Please look at the homework page for the invitation.

Miss Baker is teaching on Tuesday afternoon.  You will need to log into her zoom lesson.  This is on the homework page.  Please make sure you have been able to log into Languagenut. Let me know if you have any problems.



Here is the link to our assembly today at 11.45am:


Mr Worton-Geer



This has been awarded to Daisy for her positive attitude to all she does, and her focus and commitment ti her work.  Well done Daisy!!



Dear Year 3,

I hope you had a great weekend...did you get out for a walk?  It had been so cold!

How are you feeling about this week?  I hope you are all doing alright and up for some more online learning.  If you are worried, you know you can get in contact with us.  PLEASE DON'T  GET UPSET IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM..... Nobody will be cross if you have had a go and then got stuck.  As long as you try!

We will start our topic this week.  It's called........ The Only Way is Essex!  We are going to be learning all about Essex, and your first job is to ask your grownups about where you have been in Essex.  PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOUR GROWN UPS ARE NOT BUSY!

Wishing you a lovely day,

Miss Skeaping














































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