Welcome to our Class Page
Welcome back to school Year 3! We are so excited to see you all and get to know you properly.
We know that some of you are probably feeling a little bit worried about coming back to school, after spending so much time away during lockdown. Some of you may also be feeling super excited about getting back to see your friends! Some of you may not even really know how you are feeling yet! That is all perfectly normal and we will spend some time over the next few days and weeks talking about those feelings and helping each other settle into our new class and our new school year.
We are very lucky in Year 3, because we have lots of grown-ups to help and look after us. In our class this year will be:
Mrs McGaughey - Teacher (Monday - Wednesday)
Mrs Baines - Teacher (Thursday & Friday)
Mrs Heller - Learning Support Assistant
Ms Dore - 1:1 Support Assistant
Ms Jones - 1:1 Support Assistant
Ms Jones - 1:1 Support Assistant
We have lots of fun activities planned for you over the next few weeks and can't wait to see you!
Year 3's PE lesson will take place on Monday each week. Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit for lessons. PE kit consists of a white t-shirt, black/navy shorts, leggings or joggers and black PE pumps. Kits should be brought to school on Monday morning and should be taken home and washed after school. Kits will not be kept in school at this time.
Homework and Book Bags
At the moment, your child does not need to bring their book bag into school. Once the children have settled into school and we have had an opportunity to assess their progress, we will begin to set homework and provide home reading books. You will receive more information about this in the coming weeks.
Pencil Cases and Personal Belongings
All children in Year 3 have been provided with a stationery pack containing everything they need for the school day. Children do not need to bring any additional pencil cases or stationery into school. Children should not bring any personal belongings into school, other than what they need for the school day (PE kits, lunch bags and water bottles.)
If your child would like to bring a reusable water bottle to class, please make sure it is labelled with their name. Water bottles should be brought to school each morning and taken home at the end of the day to be washed.
New information about Year 3 work for Summer Term has been added below the school closure message
School Closures 2020
Dear Parents and Year 3 Children
We hope you are all well, keeping safe and looking after each other. We are really missing you all and can't wait to see you all back at school when the time is right.
We hope you are managing to fill your time at home with fun activities and you are enjoying this time with your family. It is very strange for us not getting to hear your stories, so if you want to let us know what you've been up to, you can always tweet us @year3stnicsliv or @stnicsliv
There are lots of different ways you can be having fun and learning at home and we're sure some of you will have been spending your time reading, drawing, baking, playing board games, building Lego and lots more!
If you are looking for more ideas, we have set up a Google classroom page, which we will keep up to date with activities linked to our learning in school. You all have your own log-in details and more information about how to access the page can be found below.
In addition to this, you should also have your log-in details for TTRockstars and Spelling Shed. Just 5 minutes a day playing these games will help to keep your minds active and keep up the skills you have been developing in school. If you do not have your log-in details for these websites at home, or you have lost them, just send a message to us through the Google Classroom page and we will sort it out for you.
If your child was given a Nessy log-in while at school, it is really important that they try to access this as much as possible, to support their reading and spelling skills.
We will continue adding information to this page, the Google Classroom page and our twitter page. Please don't be worried about trying to do everything that we suggest. These are all just ideas and we are just as interested in any other work or activities that you are doing at home, so try to keep in touch and let us know how you are.
The most important thing right now is that you are safe and happy. Take some time to relax when you can. One of our favourite ways to relax is by reading, so choose your favourite book or a book you haven't read before, snuggle up and get reading! Let us know if you have discovered a new story that has inspired you, or rediscovered an old favourite.
More information can be found in the sections below.
For now, take care and stay safe.
Mrs McGaughey & Mrs Baines
Google Classrooms Information
Hello everyone. Below is the PDF document which has all of the children’s login and password details for them to log into the class’ Google Classrooms. We really hope you enjoy having a go at logging in and completing the work or tasks given. They will really help you while we are unable to be in school.
If you are struggling with logging in, please click on the following link to watch a video on how to access the Classrooms.
Google Classrooms - Classroom CODES
Below are the codes you will need to input to gain access to the Classrooms (again if unsure what to do – watch the video in the link above)
The class codes for each of the year 3 classrooms are:
English classroom: 34wrdrz
Maths classroom: wactkph
Science classroom: fydtedx
History classroom: jmcgoun
Art and fun things to try classroom: 4vgeejs
Please see the document below. This is an information book, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, aimed at explaining the coronavirus to young children. It may help answer some of their questions and ease some of their worries.
Times Table Rockstars:
Singing hands Makaton signing on YouTube:
Rock Kidz PSHE sessions on YouTube:
Subscription service used by schools are now offering a free premium service for educators, parents and children to use whilst schools are closed – enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Maths and reading home learning packages for schools and parents to use during school closures. Free access to the child version of the site.
LCF is making available its online resources for Primary FREE for the next 3 months.
Simply use the master promo code LCF2020sch to create a single user login at Babelzone (French/Spanish) Englishzone (games/Phonics) or MathsZone for any pupil or teacher.
White Rose Maths
Maths home learning packages for schools to use during the school closures.
Master the Curriculum
Maths subscription service has made resources free for educator and parents.
Interactive maths zone full of games for children of all primary age.
Maths learning packages for free for KS1 (Year 1 and 2)
English, Phonics and Reading websites:
Letters and Sounds
Cbeebies - Alphablocks
Teach Your Monster to Read
The Write Stuff
Please use the link provided to sign up for alerts to Jane’s free English activity webinars.
Jane Considine, the creator, says:
‘If schools in the UK close, I will be delivering daily English activities by video for pupils to complete at home. These are free to join. Please subscribe for info and alerts.
The CAFOD website has a variety of Catholic resources including worksheets, prayers, films and activities. Please select the primary section.
Science and Computing:
Purple Mash is our online learning portal for Computing – the children can log onto our school portal and then use their individual log in to access the computing programs of study.
History and Geography:
Great history site that covers all aspects of British and World History.
Excellent geography site that covers all aspects of the primary geography curriculum.
Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Short sessions to help with mindfulness
Yoga videos designed for children aged 3+
Interactive videos to support with KS1 and KS1 maths, literacy, PSHE and PE Learning. Great for times tables and videos that are just for fun!
Hundreds of brainercise, dancing, strength and mindfulness videos – as well as videos that are just for Fun!
Premier League Stars
Videos to support with maths, literacy, PSHE and PE.
Keeping children up to date with the world around them – creating opportunities to talk about the news with children.
PE with Joe
Starting Monday 23rd March Joe is going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel.
Online learning links
Further information which may be useful:
Chris Cavanagh (Parenting Coordinator) and LCC’s Early Help Team have created a blog for families:
- Local Organisation Support - CAMHS
- Top Tips
- Parenting Guides
- Pregnant or New Mums
- Home Learning
- Museums and Places to visit online
- Make Time To Play
- Ideas for Playing Together
- Six ways to maintain a routine
- Managing your own Wellbeing
- Employment Opportunities
The NSPPC have re-shared their online safety resources for families:
Other key resources:
UK Government online educational resources:
Online reading resources:
Welcome To Our Year 3 Class Page
In addition to the homework given out each week, children in Year 3 have access to a number of educational websites to help with their learning.
Log-in details for each of these websites can be found in your child's homework diary.
Times Tables Rockstars:https://ttrockstars.com/login
We will also add photos of our wonderful work to our class Twitter page throughout the year. Take a look on @year3stnicsliv
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss anything with Mrs McGaughey or Mrs Baines, please contact the school office to make an appointment.