This week’s spellings

The children in Year 3 have weekly spellings. They will spend all week learning these words before getting tested on 6 at random next Monday. As part of our recovery curriculum, we are starting on the Y2 RWI Spelling programme. This week (unit’s) spelling rule is: the or sound spelt a before l and ll.

For additional spelling practice, children can create an individual account on this website ( and learn/ play games using this week’s spellings online.

Year 2 spellings- Spelling Rule 17 – The /ɔ:/ sound spelt a before l and ll


Today, Year 3 had the chance to ask Mr Trevor some questions about our school. We then had a go at completing a non-chronological report together (shared write) about Woodthorpe Junior and Infant School. We spoke again about the purpose of a non-chronological report and the types of sentences (statement and question) we would find/ use in these reports.

Here is the result of the children’s hard work…

Can they remember the meaning of the following words: situated, inclusive, residential, curriculum, relaxed, and fortunate?

Over the next two weeks, the children will be writing their own non-chronological report about The Stone Age and animals from The Stone Age. Being confident to recall facts about The Stone Age will help them greatly! It would be fantastic if you could spend some time over the weekend/ next week talking to your child about what they have been learning in History and/or completing any further research together.

Time seems to be flying in Year 3, but all the children are working really hard and have settled into life in the juniors excellently.

Have a lovely weekend when it arrives!

Miss Owen

Have a great weekend!, Blakes

Our non-chronological model text ‘Sharks’

Year 3 are studying non-chronological reports in English. These factual (real) texts give us information about a specific topic. Here is the model text we have been studying and our class text map that we created. Please download/ print this text map (pictures) and help the children to learn the model text off by heart. Chunking the text to learn it paragraph by paragraph, and repetitive daily practice will help the children’s confidence hugely.

Many thanks

Miss Owen

After-School Clubs Update

We still have a few places left within our after-school clubs this half term. We have now opened up multi-sports, tri-golf and NFL flag football to children in KS1 too! See below for details. 

We are pleased to inform you that our breakfast and after-school club provision will return for the new school year. The sessions will run over a six-week period from Monday 13th September 2021 to Friday 22nd October. Please see the table below for the information relating to each club. To secure your child’s place within a club you’ll need to reserve a place through the online booking system provided by Schoolzine, and then pay the balance using Schoolmoney.

Day / Time Club Cost Year Groups Available Places 
Monday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Multi-Sports (Premier Sport) £3/session (£18) Y1-Y6 20
Tuesday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Tri-Golf (Inspired Sports – Richard Steadman) £3/session (£18) Y1-Y620
Wednesday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Street Dance (Fusion Dance – Amy Morris) £3/session (£18) Y3-Y630
Thursday (3:15pm-4:15pm) NFL Flag Football – American Football (Mr Trevor)£3/session (£18) Y1-Y620
Friday (3:15pm-4:15pm) Leapfrog Multi-Sports – Joanne Budden £3/session (£18) R/1/2 12

 Please click on the relevant links below to book your child’s place:

Multi-Sports (KS2) – (20 places available) 

Tri-Golf (KS2) - (20 places available) 

Streetdance (KS2) – (30 places available) 

NFL Flag Football (KS2) – (20 places available) 

Leapfrog Multi-Sports (EYFS/KS1)– (12 places available) 

Once you have booked a place using the online booking system (Schoolzine), you will get a confirmation email that will prompt you to pay for the session using Schoolmoney.

You must pay for the session to confirm your child’s place. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to either myself or the school office.

Our ‘Breakfast Clubs’ will also return from next week too, week commencing Monday 13th September 2021. These are free of charge and there is no need to pre-book onto them. Parents and carers do not need to collect their children at the end of their session, they will be supervised by members of staff from 08:30 onwards.  

Day(s)Breakfast ClubTimings / Location
Monday and ThursdayThe Daily Mile08:30-08:45 / Playground
WednesdayWake Up, Shake Up Dance08:30-08:45 / School Hall

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr M. Trevor
Deputy Head Teacher