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Pallister Park
Primary School

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Welcome to the Pallister Park Year 3 Page

Welcome to the Pallister Park Y3 page!

Our topic for the first half term has been Predator and we have had an exciting time.

This term we have covered:

  • English: Little Foxes by Michael Morpurgo
  • Science: Habitats
  • History: Miss Abulafia has been looking at the history of Dinosaurs
  • Geography: Mr Leggott has been looking at animals from different continents and locating them.
  • PE: Tennis and skipping with Mr Leggott and Mrs. Cacioppo
  • Ukulele and chime bars in Music with Mr Parker
  • RE with Mr Rutland
  • Art with Mrs. Cacioppo
  • PSHE: with Mrs. Masters


We are reading Little Foxes by Michael Morpurgo. What will happen to the newborn baby boy that has been left outside a police station on a wintry night?
We have written a non-chronological report about foxes that will amaze you!

Jay from Jay’s Animal Encounters brought a variety of animals for us all to hold and stroke. We have researched lots of facts about their habitat, diet and appearance. Check out all of our photographs in the Year 3 school gallery.

Our new topic will be Scrumdiddlyumptious!
We will be learning all about Food.
Mrs Masters will be creating healthy smoothies and will be planning lots of opportunities to bake and cook some delicious dishes!
Do you like chocolate?We will research the history of it and have an exciting trip planned…
Do you have a golden ticket? Do you want to visit a famous chocolate factory? That’s the book we will be reading, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Mrs Cacioppo is desperate to create lickable wallpaper with the class and has the perfect recipe!





Resources to access at home:

Playing is an interactive way to improve times table skills and mental maths.

Miss McCarthy spends many an evening Kiteboarding. See if you can beat her!

If you have mislaid your login details, please ask Mrs Cacioppo


Year News

Year 3 and Year 4 children will be entering the Middlesbrough Schools Skipping Competition.  Our Playtimes will be spent practising our skills.



Homework will be focusing on:
The topic that week.
This is always set for children so that they can access it independently.
This is given out every Friday and children have a week to complete it.
We are always available for support if your child is finding it too tricky.
We have spare sheets too if it gets misplaced.

Children are expected to read at home at least three times per week to an adult and get their planner signed. This can be as little as a few pages.
The Reading Log must also be completed if a book has been read in order for a new book to be given out.
Please note, due to the increasing length and complexity of the books, they will be changed a maximum of three times per week as we expect a full understanding of the text.

Asking your child questions about the story, characters, setting and making predictions also help children comprehend.
Giving your child a short, fun quiz of five questions at the end of the story is an exciting way for you to test their understanding.
Remember, it is not a race through the reading stages!

Spellings are given out each week for your child to practice. These are featured on page 100 in your child’s planner. This list of Year 3 words will encourage your child to use them in their writing.

Times table practice



Year Events

World Book Day this year is Thursday 1st March. Our topic is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

We will give more information soon about costumes and are very excited!

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