Year 3 - Goldfinch

Welcome to Goldfinch Class


Your teacher is called Miss Pumphrey and the teaching assistant that will be working in your class is Mrs Jutson. Mrs Gruszka is the Teacher that will cover Goldfinch class one day every week.


For the Autumn Term 1, our topic is Prehistoric Britain which will be included in our curriculum lessons:


-      In English we will be using Stone Age Boy to support our writing.

-      Our reading text is How To Wash a Woolly Mammoth.

-      In Science we will be looking at materials.

-      A visitor to support our French learning.


For the Autumn Term 2, our topic is Dinosaurs and Fossils. We will be looking at:


-      Describing how Fossils are formed in Science.

-      In English we will be reading Mungo and the Dinosaur Island.

-      In depth study of Mary Anning in History.

-      Locating main fossil hunting areas in the UK.



Physical activity sessions will be held weekly on a Monday.  The children will be taught a range of skills that will continue to develop what they already have been taught. 

Please also remember that your child can develop their skills by TTRS at home, Reading Eggs and Spellodrome on the internet. We have found that the sites are fun and an excellent vehicle for learning!  Children should also be learning their times tables as all children are expected to know each multiplication table (up to 12 x 12) by heart by the time they reach secondary school.


Class Dojo


We love earning Dojo Points in class. We can earn points for demonstrating our whole school learning behaviours: creativity, curiosity, independence, reflection, resilience and teamwork. Every time we are 'caught' using these learning behaviours we receive a Dojo point from the teachers. We can collect Dojo points to earn rewards. Our Class Dojo is linked to our parents and we can share our learning directly with them


REN Reading


This year, Goldfinch Class are focusing on our reading skills. When the children have completed a book, they can log on to their REN learning area using the link below and complete a quiz about it. The children can also log on at home and complete quizzes. They all have their own user name and passwords. They can show you all of the books they have read and all of the quizzes they have passed


Time Tables

Children should also be learning their times tables as all children are expected to know each multiplication table (up to 12 x 12) by heart by the time they reach secondary school


Internet Safety  


‘Parent/Carers – Discovery MAT extends its commitment to E-safety and Online Learning to parents through use of the National Online Safety Platform. If you follow the link below: http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/beechwood-primary-school-pl6-6dx and select parent/carer, you will become part of our parent community on our platform. Once you are a member, you will be able to access a wide range of E-safety CPD and resources designed to further consolidate children’s E-safety knowledge. You will also be able to access many ‘What Parents Need to Know’ guides which provide useful updates about the latest technology.