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Year 3 – Rowan & Elm

Welcome to 3 Elm and 3 Rowan!


Mrs Carter, Miss Godfrey and Mrs Troop

would like to welcome you to Year 3's website page.


Happy new year. smiley  This term our topic is Natural Disasters - a geography based topic. We will be learning about the many types of natural disasters that occur around the world, including hurricanes, flooding, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Mapwork will involve locating some of the countries where these natural disasters occur. In art we will be exploring water based collages, colours and inks. Whereas in DT we will be making our own model volcanoes using mod roc and pneumatics. Reading continues to be a whole school priority this year - with lots of fun activities and class texts to enjoy. Please encourage your child to read at home as much as possible and sign their diary to let us know how they are getting on. See some of our favourite books below....

                                               Reading in Year 3




This year across the whole school, we are having a big focus on Reading. The children will be working with various adults in Year 3 to improve their word decoding and comprehension skills. The whole school are taking part in a 'Read at Home' competition. The children with the highest number of "reads at home", each half term, will be entered into a prize draw.


We had lots of laughter and proud smiles during our first homework celebration. It was lovely to see the children being very creative at home this year and showing such enthusiasm for our topic on Ancient Egyptians. We particular enjoyed the fact files in 3 Rowan, with their very interesting multiple choice options!

Fabulous Homework in 3 Elm

Pupils have enjoyed presenting some of their wonderful pieces of homework.  We have been very impressed with the creativity and imagination pupils have shown throughout their work.  We certainly had great fun playing some of ancient Egyptian inspired board games and puzzles.

3 Rowan's Golden Time activity making funky bookmarks

3 Rowan's Shadow Monsters

Year 3 Making ancient Egyptian inspired bread

3 Rowan's Reading Corner

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3 Rowan's Reading Corner 3
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Year 3 after school clubs - spring term 2018


Mondays - table tennis                                          



Tuesdays - drama club 



Wednesdays - hockey



Thursdays - choir


Fridays - netball

Welcome to Parkdale Primary School, Spring Term 2018... .


This week:

  • Best Class, Autumn Term, 4 Bonsai - 97.6%
  • Runners up - 6 Beech
  • 97.5% -

Previous week:

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Overall: 96.5% Year To Date

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  • Newstead 4514
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  • Wollaton 5194
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