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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 3

    Who’s in the class

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    Miss J Johal
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs E Taylor
    Teaching Assistant
  • Profile picture of Mrs S Meakin

    Mrs S Meakin
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Dove

This term our topic is:
What Makes Plants And Flowers Grow And Flourish?



Welcome to Year 3 - Dove Class!

Our main enquiry question this half term is ‘What makes plants and flowers grow and flourish?’ and our corresponding book of the term is ‘The Night Gardener’. During this topic, we will be focusing on the functions of the different parts of plants, knowing what different plants need to survive and gaining an understanding of the plant lifecycle. We will also be immersing ourselves into some different scientific investigations!

Our weekly focus questions are as follows:

  1. Why do plants have stems/trunk; flowers, leaves and roots?
  2. What would happen if plants did not have light; water; air or soil?
  3. What is pollination and how is it important to plants?
  4. Inspired by the night gardener, how could you create something special in the school grounds?
  5. How is water transported within plants?
  6. Reflection: what is pollination? Why are bees important to us? What is important to plants so that they survive? How is water transported through a plant? Why are roots so important? 

Welcome to Year 3 Dazzling Doves


Bubble Closure 

Should Year 3's bubble have to close, all work will be delivered paperless via Seesaw which can be accessed at Your child’s class teacher will provide you with a code. There will be daily face to face opportunities with the class teacher to discuss work set. We will endeavour to provide the children with content as close to that which they would have been doing in class- although some adaptations will inevitably need to be made. 

Home Learning

Should your child be absent but are not officially isolating due to symptoms or advice from Public Health England or the NHS, below are a list of useful websites in which you can access in order to provide your child with age appropriate work.


White Rose Home Leaning:


Top Marks:

Maths is Fun:


BBC Home Learning:

Bug Club: (your child will have been given an access code)


Useful websites




Bug Club:



Owl cartoon drawing reading a book

In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read to someone at home every day for 5 minutes. The reading may consist of a variety of texts, from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes!

We ask that a record of this is noted in the children's reading record books. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. These then add up to star reader certificates and further rewards.

Children have now all got their own username and password for our online Bug Club. You child can access online books and complete comprehension questions to win coins for their page! 

Reading is an essential area where practice at home really pays off!


Your child will continue to be given up to 10 spellings to learn and practice in their Spelling book each week. These will be now be tested on a Friday, when new spellings will also be sent out. Please help your child to learn the spellings at home and send their Spelling book to school every Friday.


Homework will be set every Friday via Class Dojo/Seesaw. Paper copies will also be available and will be sent home in your child's folder. It will be linked to the work we are doing in Maths and it should be submitted by the following Friday. 

Times Tables 

Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. They have all received a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars. Please log on to to access their personal page. 

You can also look at the following websites:


Year 3 will have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kits. Earrings should be removed at home or a letter obtained from the office if ears are newly pierced. 

British Values

This half term the children will be focusing on the value - 'Caring'. The children will be discussing these values in assembly and within class. 

Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions.

Miss Johal





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