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Buttermere - Y3

Buttermere class is a group of fantastic Year 3 children. We have settled back into life at school happily and are enjoying the routine of learning in this new school environment.  We are taught by Mrs Clark (at the start of the week) and Mrs Cookson (at the end of the week). Our teaching assistants, Mrs Osborne and Miss Holmes, help us with our learning too. We are looking forward to continuing our exciting learning over the year.


Our normal mornings in school include Reading and Literacy. We are currently reading ‘Stig of the Dump’ which is an adventure story. It is a very interesting story with the main characters, Barney and Stig, sharing many adventures. We have been enjoying learning about Stone age people from main character Stig. We have been writing character descriptions and adventure stories this term already and concentrating on using adjectives, verbs, similes and planning our stories using a 5-part story plan. We have been varying our conjunctions and using a variety of sentence openers to make our writing entertaining.

In the afternoons we’ve been completing our Maths No Problem work, focussing on learning our times tables using Times Table Rock Stars – which the children have been logging onto at home. We have also been competing against each other on Sumdog to earn coins and improve our maths knowledge. Everyone knows their log in details for these websites and they are working hard to continue their learning at home. Other weekly homework tasks include regular reading and learning their spellings every week.


In our topic work we have been learning about the Power of the Earth- focusing on VOLCANOES! We are building our learning so that we can create our own model of a Volcano so have had to learn: where in the world volcanoes are located, different types of volcanoes, the structure of volcanoes. We are then going to focus on the Stone Age and are really looking forward to our Stone Age day towards the end of term. We have also continuing our learning in French by learning days of the week, months of the year and numbers upto 20.


Our PE days are normally on Wednesday and Friday and we love keeping active and playing fun games together outside. Lots of children in Buttermere class enjoy playing on their scooters at break times and sensibly wear their helmets when scooting. This is a fantastic form of exercise and keep us active. The outdoor space at school is very popular and the class love to play in the nature area, play football, climb on the climbing wall and play with all of our play equipment at playtimes. We also enjoy walking, running and scooting our miles which all count towards our 100 mile challenge and keep us fit and healthy. We have a football rota this term as many children enjoy playing football on the Muga pitch – this is great fun. .


We love reading and we have many great books in our book boxes. We know that reading helps our writing, so Mrs Clark and Mrs Cookson would like us to read every school night at home. In addition to reading our own books, we have planned some excellent group readers this year. Additional ideas for fantastic reading books check out for the 50 best books for Year 3 children to read.


Below you can see our Class Charter- this is a group of rules which we have written together to ensure that we have fun and learn together this year:

- Be kind and helpful

- Respect each other

- Always tell the truth

- Keep the classroom clean and organised

- Listen to each other

- Be patient


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your School Councillor Tamzin or Rex or your teacher know!


Excitingly this term, we appointed Holly and Cordelia as our Eco-School Committee members- they have been working hard with Mrs Cookson on plans to improve our school environment and impact of our school on our environment. Watch this space!

Remember to visit Frog every week and Sumdog and TTRS each day to keep your English and Maths skills sharp!