Year 3

Using Google Classroom at home

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, thank you so much for embracing all things Google Classroom. I know we have had a few teething problems with it, but I feel it has been a really successful remote learning tool for the children to use.

I have attached a document below that reminds you of how to get logged onto the account and what to do once you are there. I have also included the video that I posted earlier in the term, that also explains the steps needed.

If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to contact your classroom teacher, who will be able to assist you further. We will be posting our remote learning policy in the coming days too, so please do look out for that.

Kind Regards,

Mr Monaghan

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Using Google Classroom

Hi everyone,

What a rollercoaster 2020 we have all had and life continues to twist and turn at the moment. With some children now isolating, we wanted to ensure every child in the school has access to Google Classroom.

This can be used for remote learning, so that the teacher of your child can send out work to them each week and can also provide feedback for your child’s work on it.

The video shows you how to get logged into Classroom by going onto and entering the child’s details. I will endeavour to send out each child’s email address and password in the coming days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know and one of the staff will help you and your child in accessing Google Classroom.

Stay safe,

Mr Monaghan

Year 3 Home Learning 13.7.20

Hello Year 3

Can you believe this is the FINAL week of the school year?!  This has been the most strange and challenging year for all of us but you have done brilliantly and I can not explain how proud I am of every single one of you.  I am a little sad that our year was cut short but I am so excited to see you all in September (even if it is for a few days before you go into Year 4)

The weather is meant to be rather good this week so make sure you make the most of it with your family.  As always I have attached this weeks work to the Year 3 blog.  I have made this week a fun week with some Art, Cooking, Science and even a Sports Day (as ours was cancelled this year)

We have had a rather eventful weekend with Lewis as he had a little trip and has somehow managed to break one of his bones in his thumb.  He is being an absolute superstar and isn’t complaining about it (only complains about his bandage as it it too tight for him) but that means he won’t be able to write when doing his nursery work as he has broken his right thumb.  We are truly grateful to the NHS who saw him very quickly and promptly whilst keeping themselves and others safe in the hospital.

Thank you all so much for all the lovely calls, emails and letters since we have been at home.  I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving them and have been passing on your messages to Mrs Gibbons and Mrs Mazari who are also missing you all so much!

I hope you have a lovely week and as ever if you need us for anything, please don’t hesitate to call school or send an email to

Mrs Gofton, Mrs Gibbons and Mrs Mazari


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Reading Comprehension
Year 3 SPAG

Jessica’s wonderful wings

Jessica has created butterfly wings about her lockdown experience. Jessica says: ‘Lockdown has been a little bit hard because I miss everyone and I really want to go out and do lots of things again, but I’ve had so much fun too.’
She’s included pictures of some of things she has done during lockdown such as:
 Films and programmes she has enjoyed watching
 Books she has read
 Music she has loved to listen to
 Games she has played
 Weekly family quiz nights with her Irish family that she has taken part in and contributed to
 Things she has created; art and baking
 Seeds she has planted; pumpkins, carrots, cress and flowers
 The places she’s enjoyed visiting most
 The wildlife she’s captured
 The life skills she has developed such as hoovering, bed making, cooking and baking, washing dishes, sorting clothes for washing, helping to fold and put away laundry, polishing. She’s also practised using chopsticks
 The fun she has had and the bond she has grown with her little sister
 Her first cuddle with her best friend and their sisters
 The hard work she puts in everyday to her home learning. Always keen and eager to learn, continuing to cover all subjects and having her say in the topics she learns
 And the first McDonald’s when they reopened.

So here is Jessica, spreading her lockdown wings and ready to slowly and sensibly reconnect with the outside world and the people in it.


Year 3 Home Learning 06.07.20

Hello again Year 3 I hope you are well.  

The weather has taken a bit of a turn unfortunately but I have heard it is meant to be improving so hopefully you can all get out and enjoy the wonderful weather.

As always I have attached your work to the blog.  This week is Arts week so I have included a lot of Art, Drama, Music and Science. I hope you all enjoy it especially the drama on Wednesday as you get to imitate other people and change your voice! If you are able to do this lesson it would be great to see a video of you doing this.  Remember to send it to so that we can watch your impersonations.

Can you believe the school year is nearly over? I know it has been a very strange year and not how we wanted it to be but remember how proud we are of all of you as we know this hasn’t been easy!  Do you have any plans for the summer holidays?  We are celebrating Lewis 4th birthday soon (which we still can’t believe he is nearly 4!) he has asked for a ‘toon toon cake’ as he is football mad like his Daddy.  He keeps asking if we can call the baby Miquel Almiron as that is his favourite player (needless to say we have told him no!)

We are missing you all like crazy and can’t wait until we see you all again.

Mrs Gofton, Mrs Gibbons and Mrs Mazari xxx

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The Walk of Life – St James  

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the quote suggests, we all have to live with disappointments and setbacks in life, and the last few months have certainly been testing for everybody connected with St James.

However, nothing can stop us looking to the future with hope and optimism; some day soon, this will all be a thing of the past that we can move on from and hope for better things ahead.

As the video shows, the beauty of nature and the world around us, hasn’t changed during lock-down. We are blessed with so many amazing places to visit in the North East, and this time away from school has given us more opportunities to visit them more often.

Enjoy and stay safe.

Mr Monaghan

Year 3 Home Learning 29.6.20

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well and are thrilled with the news that we are starting to ease lockdown from Saturday 4th July.  When we told Lewis what Boris Johnson said he was so happy as he has been desperate to go to his favourite restaurant, Pani’s, and play on the equipment in the park.  We are now counting down the days on his little chart (which is great for his maths!) until he can feel a sense of normality again.

I can’t believe that this year is nearly over and the prospect of us not seeing each other again until September is a little saddening as you have all been wonderful this year.  Hopefully I will get to pop in to your new class in September to see you before I leave to have time off with the baby.

As always your work for this week is attached below and I will add your homework to the Homework page.  You will absolutely love the homework this week as it is a beautiful theme from Mrs Heslop and Mrs Scott.

As always please keep sending me your emails as they always make me smile even if it is just to say hello and tell me about all the wonderful things you have been doing at home.

As always, we are missing you all so much and we can’t wait to see your smiling faces!

Mrs Gofton, Mrs Gibbons and Mrs Mazari  xxx

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Year 3 Home Learning 22.6.20

Hello again Year 3

I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine that we have had.

I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving your pictures this week and your emails.  They have really brightened up my week seeing your lovely faces and how much fun you are having at home with your family.  We are really missing you lots and know that you are just as eager to come back as we are.  Keep sending me your lovely emails as I love reading about all your adventures at home and seeing some of the work you have been doing.  The volcano activity seemed to be a huge hit this week and I’m so pleased you took your experiments outside as I dread to think of the mess it would have caused in the house!

I hope to speak to you all soon and enjoy this weeks work which is attached below.

Mrs Gofton, Mrs Gibbons and Mrs Mazari x


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