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Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4NJ

Mr S Crocker

Due to the hot weather, Sports Day will now take place on Thursday 21st July at 1.45pm.

Welcome to Class Three


Our Learning Environment: 

We have a welcoming and delightful classroom to learn in. 


Sometimes we take our learning outside. 

We are also developing the use of our outdoor area. 

 We have used it a lot so far for maths. 

Reading in School

We have guided reading every morning. Over the five mornings we have five tasks, these include:

1. Reading VIPERS (a reading comprehension task, done with an adult, covering all the reading domains)

2. Vocabulary Builder (a dictionary task where we look for the meanings of words from our class text)

3. Independent Comprehension time ( a reading comprehension worksheet with a specific reading domain focus)

4. Group Reading of our class text (coral reading with Miss N followed by answering retrieval and inference questions)  

5. Independent reading time or listening to our audio books.

Here we are enjoyingour stories in our Busy Bee Reading Booths.      


Here is our Busy Bee Reading Garden and Reading Challenge display, we are b u z z i n g about books. 

  See below for more information about supporting your reading.


We visit the School Library on Thursdays. Please can children make sure they return their library books on or before this day each week.

PE in School

The children enjoy a variety of physical activities each week. (Click to enlarge)

PE this term will be on Wednesday and Thursday. Please can children bring their kit ready in a named drawstring bag.

What's happening in Class 3 this term.      

Our topic from September till Half Term is 'Up your street' we will investigate our local history. 

We start by using photographs to study what Thirsk used to be like years ago.

On our school trip we will walk the ‘Past and Present walk’ in Thirsk and Sowerby, looking at historic sites such as Thirsk Castle, Pudding Pie Hill and Mill Gate. We will also develop our geography mapping skills. 

We will finish our topic exploring the history of our school, using lots of artefacts such as the old log books and learn about what a Victorian school day would be like. We also plan a sceond trip to a Victorian Mill, where we will learn about life for children who didn't attend school might be like.


Our Literacy will be strongly linked with our local history topic. The children will write persuasive pieces of writing for Thirsk Tourist Information to encourage people to come and visit.

We will also read James Herriot’s Stories and focused on the amazing vocabulary he used when describing characters and settings.


Our science topic this half term is Food and Nutrition. To enhance our learning the children will work with Mrs Nicholson to prepare healthy, balanced and nutritious meal.

Looking back on our Learning so far in Year Three. 

Click the icon to visit our Autumn Term Highlights page.  (Previous year)

Click the icon to visit our Spring Term Highlights page.     (Previous year)

Click the icon to visit our Summer Term Highlights page.   (Previous year)

Supporting Learning

Your KS2 Planner

  Watch the short video below explaining how to use your new planner.

Planner Video

Supporting your Reading

Our Reading Challenge: 

Every time you read at home, either a book from home or from school, make a note for how long you read for and ask an adult to sign this in your planner.
It is really important you note down how long you read for because on Fridays we add the minutes up and for every 15 minutes you read you can fill in one honeycomb of your reading beehive on our class reading display. 

   A full honey comb leads to a bronze, silver or gold prize. So get reading!  

Changing your reading books:
You can change your reading book every morning.

Place the book you have finished in the green box before choosing your next book from the boxes on the window sill. 

If you are unable to change your book at school and need something to read use Oxford Owl
Log in to the website by clicking the icon Oxford Owl has landed | Teaching News | Teach Primaryand using the pink class login box and the username and password which is in children's planner.


Free Reading Challenge: 

   Can you catch all the book bugs?  
Once you become a free reader you will aim to collect all the Reading Bug Challenge books.

When you complete each challenge book you will do a book review to tell the other children about the book and the get a sticker in your planner.  


 First News Articles: For reading comprehension practise, feel free to use the First News articles and questions at home. Click here 

 Supporting your Maths

Our Maths learning in this half term will include Roman numerals, place value and addition. 
You may find the following resources useful: 

  • Number and place value knowledge sheet: Click here
  • Addition and subtraction knowledge sheet: Click here


On Fridays, during mental maths lessons, children do a ‘Big Maths Beat That Learn Its’ test. This has been set as a homework task on a Friday for children to complete and practise in order to beat their previous score in the following week’s test. 
Please can the hard work to complete and practise these continue at home alongside practising times tables and division facts.

Keep practising time telling with: Maths frame games Click here

Keep practising times tables with: Beat-the-Clock-Times-Tables-Grid. Printable Click here

Keep practising times tables with Ultimate-Times-Table-Challenge Printable Click here (answers included.)

Keep practising your key number facts with: Daily 10 Click here and Hit the button Click here


You now all have your own account on MyMaths and can complete tasks when at home. 
 Click the icon and log in at the top of the screen using your school username and password. 
 On the next screen enter your personal username and password in the My Portal box.
School username: carltonmin            School password: factor206 

Click the icon to log on to Times Table Rock Stars and keep practising your times tables.

Log in to the website using the username and password in children's planner.
Be careful to select our school as it is easy to select 'Carlton' school accidentally. 

Supporting your English

Click to enlarge this writing mat to help you with your writing. 

Supporting your Spellings

Click here to view the whole term's spellings. 

Weekly spelling tests will be on Mondays.

Please ensure spelling books are in school every Monday.
Children will be tested on 6 or 7 of the given spellings but they should aim to learn them all.
Practising the term’s Key Words is also valuable for everyday written work.

For each week’s spellings an assignment has been set on  Spelling Shed.

Click the icon to take you to the login page. Your user name and password are in your planner. EdShed Web Game - Spelling Shed and MathShed 

Here are some other ways you can practise your spellings: 

Spelling activities Challenge cards Click here

Daily spelling activity suggestions Click here

Outdoor spelling activities Challenge cards Click here

Supporting your Handwriting    

Sheets to practise on available below:   

Practise sheet 1: Click here

Practise sheet 2: Click here

Practise sheet 3: Click here

Practise sheet 4: Click here

Practise sheet 5: Click here

Extra Handwriting Slides: Click here

Additional resources: 

Practise your typing skills with Dance Mat Typing Click here