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Welcome to Candytuft Class!

Year 3

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Welcome to Candytuft! This is home to another brilliant Year 3 class. In 2019, we have our new teacher, Mrs McGowan to show us the ropes. We also receive super support from Mrs Sedgewick during the week too. 


We hope you enjoy finding out all the wonderful things we learn and do in our class!







Our Topic this term is...

the european country of Spain.


 Please see Spring 1 Topic Web attachment below:



Each week one of the following activities will be set online: MyMaths, or TT Rock Stars. Each activity will be set for children to complete by the following week.


Remember to practise the current spelling list.  From this list, a random 10 spellings will be tested every Friday. You will also be able to log on to Spell Shed and practise spellings there too.


Please also remember to read to an adult 3 times each week and have your planner signed to be awarded a merit.

Year 3 Spellings Spring

Important dates.

Monday 7th January - Back to school

Friday 25th January - Spanish Day.    Olé!

Thursday 7th February - Candytuft Class assembly

Friday 15th February - Break up

Achievements & celebrations

Each week a child from our class will be recognised for REACHing high through their work and behaviour around the school. 


I wonder who will be next in 2019?


With a positive attitude, respectful manner and willingness to try it could be anyone's.  So go on, show us what wonderful things you can do and what amazing people you are!


January 2019

WK 1   All Candytuft children - for adapting to changes so well.

WK 2   Alfie T - for brilliant attitude to learning.  

WK 3   Tamara - for commitment to our REACH values and role-model behaviour.


February 2019

WK 4   Amelia - for wholeheartedly embracing Spanish Day.

WK 5   George - for being a true gentleman and contributing continually in class.

WK 6   TBC

Messages and updates


Spring Term 1


Week 5

What an amazing week!  I think you'll agree that Candytuft proved themselves to be superb performers in our class assembly.  They demonstrated so many skills and shared a lot of knowledge about Spain.  We can't be held responsible for any summer holidays booked as a consequence.  In all seriousness, your children made us very proud.   Thank you to all the parents who managed to make it to the assembly.


After we had recovered from our assembly, we didn't stop then!  This week we took part in a LIVE Radio 2 Lesson on the 500 word story challenge.  You probably noticed that the children have come home with different ideas for their initial stories.  These covered all sorts of different genres, from Romance to Scary stories. 


I do hope that many of our talented writers will take part in the competition and let their imaginations run wild. Go on Candytuft character creators, you can do it!!!


Week 4

Invites for the class assembly have gone out today.  We've been practising our class assembly like "loco" and believe we have a treat in-store for our parents, who hopefully, can come and join us on Thursday next week.  Candytuft have also braved the crisp, cold stuff outside and still came into the class beaming. 


We could probably tell you a thing or two about Earth's magnetic field and which way magnets like to face (North).  We've dabbled with the new Spell Shed and oh, did we tell you,  WE ROCK!!!!! The times table trophy came to our class with over 20,000 points being scored! 


Remember to dust off your Spanish costumes ready for the assembly on 7th February.  See you all soon.  ¡Hasta pronto!


Week 3

Viva españa!  Wow! Candytuft children smashed the salsa moves as well as ate some with their tortilla chips this Friday!  Great fun was had by all in our Spanish day and possibly, as a result, some of our parents might get some unusual culinary requests on the weekly shopping list!  (Chorizo and spanish omelette were particular favourites.)   Thank you to our parents, who supported the day.   The class was a riot of colour and the children looked amazing in their outfits.

We hope to wear them again for the assembly on 7th February so please don't put them away, just yet!  See you all soon.  ¡Hasta pronto!


Week 2

The assembly script is out there!  Candytuft children have had a sneak preview of the class assembly, and were in high spirits at the challenge ahead.  We hope our parents and peers will enjoy the thrills and spills we have in store on the 7th February.  Oh, and we have also gone castanets (more to be revealed later)!

Letters were given out (on Tuesday) for the lower junior Spanish Day which is taking place next Friday, 25th January.  We hope to see you on the 25th January, in all your amazing Spanish inspired attire. Olé!


Week 1

We came back and conquered!  We overcame the first-week-back nerves and tackled comparing different multipliation diagrams in Maths.  We have started to work out marketeers' tricks of persuading in English, made cube shooters in Science to test push and pull forces, and learnt exactly where Spain is in Topic, using geographical terms like hemisphere and Iberian peninsula. Hopefully, we will remember the other countries that surround Spain and what waters surround it.  


Fresh Starts

Happy new year Candytuft class!  We have lots of exciting things to learn and do in 2019, starting with a "tour" of Spain and feeling the "force".