Welcome to Blackbirds
Class Teacher: Miss Dryburgh
PPA Cover: Miss Pratt
Mrs Moores (AM)
Mrs Smith (PM)
Mr Adlam (Tues PM)
Welcome to Blackbirds class page,
I am Miss Dryburgh (pronounced similarly to Edinburgh) the year 3 class teacher. We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled back into school life and routines. The children seem comfortable, motivated and happy within school - which is our main priority.
A huge thank you for your continued support with the children's homework, spellings and reading - it is not going unnoticed! Reading is vital to a child's learning, understanding and progression, which is why we encourage the children to be reading everyday at home as well as throughout the day in school.
On this page you will find links to educational websites we use within school and encourage the children to use at home. A book list full of engaging and exciting stories. As well as all of the learning we have and will do over the year. Although this year has been a little different, we are determined to make the children's learning experiences as fun, engaging and motivating as always!
We want to ensure and play a part in the children making happy, unforgettable memories here at St Martin's Primary School, therefore we will do anything we can to help and support you and your child throughout their school journey. If you would like to contact any of the adults in year 3 please contact the office, send a note in or catch us before or after school.
Monday - PE
Children are expected to wear their PE kit to school on a Monday. Although our PE this term is gymnastics in the hall, I would advise the children still bring in their school jumpers for break and lunch times.
Monday and Thursday:
We aim to change the children's reading books on a Monday and Thursday.
Friday - Reading Records
The children should be bringing their reading record in everyday, however on a Friday we take the reading records in to calculate how many 'home reads' the children have done. If children have 5 or more home reads, they get a raffle ticket. This means they are entered into a raffle with a chance to win a prize. Children also receive Dojo points for reading at home.
Every week the children will get new spellings to learn. They will need to bring their homework book in everyday so the book is up to date with the latest homework. It is important the children practice their spellings as we will be doing a random spelling test each week.
(Let me know if you have read any good books and I will add them to the list. You can even send a picture of your child and the book to feature on the Blackbirds class page!
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis
Matilda by Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve illustrated by Sarah MacIntyre
Varjak Paw by S.F.Said
Knights and Bikes by Gabrielle Kent
Rebel Bicycle Club by Gabrielle Kent
Mr Gum by Andy Stanton
Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne
The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies and Rebecca Cobb
After the Fall by Dan Santat
Pandora by Victoria Turnbull
The Rythmn of the Rain by Grahame Barker Smith
Street beneath my Feet by Charlotte Guillian and Yuval Zommer
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg
Tell me A Dragon by Jackie Morris
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson
Websites for reading lists:
Useful websites to use at home:
Maths websites include:
https://login.mathletics.com/ (all children have Mathletics log ins)
Happy Easter break!
I hope you're all well, staying safe and keeping yourselves busy with the activities I have shared with you, as well as other activities with your families.
I know it might not feel like the Easter break we may have anticipated but I am not going to post any English or Maths activities for this week or next as I'd like to see you get creative!
I don't mind what this is, you may want to look at some of the ideas I've found but if you have other ideas that's brilliant as well! I've taught myself how to knit by watching videos on YouTube. I'm skill practicing but maybe I'll make something useful one day. Maybe you could learn how to do something from watching videos on youtube too. Draw with Rob teaches children how to draw some cool stuff, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg
P.S. If your children do any super work you want us to share on Facebook or Instagram, email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to see it!
Maths - Measuring Capacity
5th November - 16th November
The Best Christmas Present in the World
In Blackbirds we have been reading the story 'The Best Christmas Present in the World' by Michael Morpurgo which is all about the Christmas Truce which happened on the 25th December 1914 during WWI between the German soldiers and the British soldiers.
After reading and discussing the events of WWI the children wrote some truly beautiful diary entries from the point of view of a British soldier who took part in the Christmas Truce.