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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 3 2018 to 2019

Welcome to Year 3                  Teacher: Miss Cull             TA: Mrs Millington

Summer 1 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to this short half term which is going to be filled with all sorts of exciting learning opportunities. Lets all hope for lovely weather on May 23rd which is officially Outdoor Classroom day!

We embark on our final topic for this year Tribal Tales, which sees us delving into the history of Britain and becoming experts in the Stone Age. Could I please remind you that our trip for this topic will be after the half term but we do need slips returned as soon as you are able, in order to finalise the trip which I’m sure all the children are so excited about!

Well done to the lucky winner of the Term 4 Reading challenge, who picked a fantastic new book to take home. Please support your child with reading as much as possible, after a few very enthusiastic weeks with lots of children remembering to bring their home learning in last term. However, we have now slipped to 50% being returned. I’m sure we can do so much better than this!

In Maths this half term we continue building on our understanding of fractions, and also look at time. I am very pleased to see some children are now wearing watches to school. The Key Instant Recall facts for this term are facts around time too. This will particularly help children to adjust to the new timetable!

In English, we will be writing fact files and recounts as we concentrate on layout, structure, and use of conjunctions in our writing. Thank you to all grownups who have supported their children with the extra handwriting sheets that have gone home, it is really showing in their class learning.

As during the previous term, PE is on Mondays. Please make sure that children bring their kit on Monday and take it home at the weekend. As well as this we will be continuing the Daily Mile every afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support and your feedback from the Express Event.

Miss Cull and Mrs Millington



Year 3 Homelearning

Homelearning will be issued on Thursdays.

Children will be expected to complete:

  • Spelling Shed activity                                
  • Times Tables Rockstar activity                   
  • Read to an adult at least three times a week- Remember to log this and bring your sheet back on Thursdays
  • Continue to learn the Key Instant Recall Facts for Summer 1


01/05/19 Art and Design- We created cave art using pastilles, charcoal and chalk to represent hunters and animals from the Neolithic period

11/04/19 Innovate: We created our own decorated Pandora's boxes and filled them with good intentions. We also designed and made Greek theater masks and made still frames from the Pandora's Box Legend.

09/04/19 DMBC Big Litter Pick- Learning about contributing to society in a positive way

03/04/19 Thank you to all of the grown ups who came to support us at the Express Event, we had a lovely morning and there were lots of fantastic presentations by the children.

Our learning for Spring Topic

We asked children from Karori West Normal School in Wellington, New Zealand, some of our questions about earthquakes, they were kind enough to send us videos of their answers


Shaheed Sayed from the local Islamic centre visited Year 3. We enjoyed learning about  'Hajj' and being a Muslim.


07/03/19 World Book Day- We visited Reception children to read with them

Lest We Forget

Superheros spotted at playtime!
Superheros spotted at playtime!

15/10/18 Wow listen to our Spanish!