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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. PLEASE NOTE: The school phone number has changed and is now 01785 450 145. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge.

Updates

Autumn Term...
Well... what can I say? What an absolutely fantastic end to a brilliant Autumn term in Year 3! It has been an extremely busy term starting with a flight to Egypt and ending with a flying carpet! I would like to express how proud I am of all the children in Years 1, 2 and Year 3 for their effort in Aladdin. It was truly amazing and will be remembered for a very long time! We ended our topic with our Egyptian banquet. The children looked fantastic dressed up in their Egyptian costumes. Please take a look at the attached photos below. What will the next term hold for Year 3? :-)  

Parent Project Afternoon/Evening

Thank you very much, to all parents, who attended our project afternoon/evening to work with Year 3 making their Pharoah masks. I'm sure you would all agree it was a very enjoyable activity and the masks look fantastic! They will be ideal to wear for our Egyptian Banquet on Thursday 18th December 2014. Maybe a game of 'Guess Who' will be needed!? I have displayed some photos at the bottom of the page for you to browse through.

First term in Year 3
Where have the past 11 weeks gone? We are now very much into our first term in Year 3 and what an extremely busy term it has been so far! The children have stayed fully focused on their learning and are continually striving to achieve their best. Myself and Mrs Morrison are extremely proud of all their achievements so far and look forward to what the rest of the year will bring. 
As you are aware, rehearsals for Aladdin have started! Year 3 have the main parts in the play and we know they will put on an amazing show for all. May I thank parents support with learning lines at home and contributing to the costumes. This is appreciated by all. We can all work together to put on a performance to remember. 
We look forward to seeing you all on our project afternoon on Thursday 4th December 2014, at either 1.30pm or5.00pm. 

Friday 10th October 2014

Well done to Year 3 for achieving 'Class Of The Week' 
today for their continuous effort and hard work in Literacy & Numeracy this week. We have enjoyed our chocolate cake this afternoon! The children are all thriving to achieve their best and becoming more and more independent as the term progresses. This is a great achievement and I am extremely proud of them. 


What a busy week Year 3 are having so far! In Numeracy we have been working on our written and mental addition skills and the children have blown me away with their independence, enthusiasm and focus on their learning. Well done Year 3! In Literacy, as part of our non-fiction learning, we have started to put together our reports all about Egypt. The children have had to think carefully about their presentation and layout of their report, as well as the content and specific language to use. I look forward to reading those once they are finished!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for their continued support so far throughout Year 3. It truly has been a fantastic start to the school year and I can't wait to see and be a part of the great learning still to come throughout the year.

Friday 5th September 2014
Today Year 3 jetted off to Egypt! We launched our topic 'Tomb Raiders' and the children received a letter from Professor Jonathan Milford setting them a challenge to find out all about Ancient Egypt and what life was like for Tutunkahmun. If Year 3 rise to this challenge, and any following ones, they will be awarded with a royal banquet in an Egyptian palace! We have had a fantastic day solving hieroglyphics, making egyptian jewellery and making clay canopic jars. We are more than ready and eager for some more learning around our topic!
Please see attached pictures of the children enjoying their topic launch day.
Many thanks,
Miss Pilling.


Monday 1st September 2014 
We are really looking forward to working with you and your children over the next academic year and witnessing their achievements and successes with you. Year 3 is an important year as your child begins their journey in Key Stage 2 and they will encounter many new experiences, expectations and routines. I believe if we work as a partnership they will be able to reach their full potential keeping in mind our school motto of ‘Care to Learn and Learn To Care.’


We are kick starting the year with a very exciting and invigorating topic called ‘Tomb Raiders.’ Children will travel back to Ancient Egyptian times and study the Tomb of Tutunkahmun beginning with Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb.
On Friday 5th September 2014 the topic will be launched! Year 3 will be jetting off to Egypt to solve problems in hieroglyphics, make Egyptian jewellery and canopic jars out of clay. This will be a very ‘hands on’ day for the children to get them engaged in the topic. Photos will be added to our webpage so you can witness for yourself what a fantastic day the children have.
I have attached below a broad overview of our areas for learning during the first half term. I hope you find this useful and if you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me. 
Both Mrs Morrison and I are extremely excited about the learning journey we are about to begin together and would like to thank you in advance for your help and support.

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