2min Reading program- volunteers needed

From weeks 6-10 this term some Year 3 students will be participating in the 2 minute reading program. This program is purely to focus on the students reading fluency. We are currently looking for any parents who would like to run some of the session. It runs before school from 8.15-8.45 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Each parent will run one on one sessions with about 5 or so students. If you would like to help out please contact Mr Crake (or Mrs Steel if he is not there).

No homework wk10+1

There is no homework for this week (week 10) and for the first week of next term. I can still hear the student’s cheers.

GEP’s went home today

Hi everyone,

If your child is on a GEP it went home today. Can you please sign the front form and send that page back into school for me to collect. The rest of the pack is to keep at home.

If you have any questions then please let me know.

Kind regards

Michael Crake

Helpful Apps for iPads

I had a request for some apps that I would recommend.

Here are some apps that I have used in Year 3. There is a bit of a variety of levels so check that it is the level your child is at before purchasing.


  • Jungle coins
  • G3 Math HD
  • Math Bingo
  • Math Attack2
  • Mathmateer
  • Multi Rap x2 HD (For times tables practise. Just adjust for the times table you want. e.g. x3)
  • Skip counting


  • Spelling wizard
  • abc spelling 3
  • Reading comprehension Grades 2-3
  • Story buddy 2 (for creating their own stories)


I hope this is helpful.

Math strategies used in class

Poster 9M Chunking for Subtraction 1 Poster 10M Chunking for Subtraction 2 Poster3M Rainbow Facts Poster6M Chunking for Addition Poster1M Bridge through 10 Poster2M Bridge Back Through 10


Reading comprehension questions

After the student has read their home reader, get them to respond to the question starters on this bookmark.


Handwriting activities and ideas.

If your child is having trouble with his/her handwriting then have a look at this website. It has some engaging activities to help with their fine and gross motor skills.

Homework wks 8+9

Weeks 8 & 9 Home work grid download. (click the link)

Homework grid wk 4+5