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Year 3 – Rowan & Elm

Welcome to 3 Elm and 3 Rowan!


 Mrs Troop, Mrs Mason, Mr Biddulph and Mr Pattison

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


The children have made a great start to Year 3 and we are so impressed with their effort, attitude and behaviour. Things look very promising for the year. 


We will add to this webpage on a regular basis, so look out for tips, information and helpful hints. For example, their reading diaries will be going home shortly, as will topic webs and the children's most favourite thing - the homework menu!!



This half term, we are completing our 'Look Deeper' unit based on sustainability. We will be learning about plastic pollution and the human impact. The children will taking part in a campaign to make a difference. We will be designing and selling canvas bags in order to raise money for a plastic pollution/marine life charity. 
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Classroom Information

Today, in 3 Rowan, we learnt all about different rock types and their properties. We completed a whole class experiment against 6 rocks. The float or sink test was a big hit. We had some great detailed conclusions when comparing the results! 💧👨🏽‍🔬👩🏼‍🔬
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                                               Reading in Year 3




This year 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.  Pupils are expected to read at least 25 times to an adult at home.


Year 3 after school clubs 


Mondays -                                          


Wednesdays - table tennis


Thursdays - golf and choir


Fridays -



Swimming and P.E


Both classes go swimming in Year 3, Rowan attends from September until February and Elm attends from February until July.


The children are expected to bring their swimming kit (full body costume/tight shorts and a towel) to school on a Thursday. This needs to be in a seperate bag to their normal school bag, so their books etc do not get wet. If your child forgets their kit they can borrow a spare set from school. 


There will be no showering after swimming, the children will dry themselves off and simply get dressed as time is very limited. 


Your child can wear goggles in the lesson so long as the correct form has been signed and handed into their teacher.  


Each class has P.E twice a week. We think the best thing is for children to keep their P.E kit in school all week, taking it home at the weekend if they want it washed. 


No earrings are to be worn in both P.E and swimming lessons and long hair must be tied back. 

Welcome to Parkdale Primary School, Summer Term 2018-19....


Current Term:

  • Academic Year 2018-2019 - 97.0%
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Previous Term:

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Overall: 2017-18 = 96.8%, 2018-19 97%

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