Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 3 - Miss Thomas and Miss Urquhart

Welcome to Year 3!

Miss Urquhart: 

Miss Thomas:


Email Communication Statement


As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff - especially this year where face to face contact is rare. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that up to 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. However, children who are self isolating or quarantining will be given priority. Urgent matters are best discussed via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible.

As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.

Meet the Teachers!

Miss Thomas started her teaching career at Thomas Jolyffe 3 years ago and has taught in both Year 3 and 5. She is responsible for History across the school. 

Miss Urquhart joined TJ this September and this is her first time teaching in Year 3. 


Autumn term 1  

Welcome to the Juniors! We hope you all enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to the return to school this term. We are certainly excited! 


This half term our first IPC topic is ‘Brainwave’, this will be followed by 'Bienvenue en France'. We will also be learning about 'Animals and Skeletons' in Science. 

We will be looking at two English topics including writing a set of instructions to catch some very dangerous creatures and looking at an exciting journey story set in the time of the Vikings!

In Maths, we will be focusing on 'Place Value' and 'Addition and Subtraction'. 


We are really pleased with how well the children have settled into Year 3 and their new routines. Keep up the good work!

Home Links

It is the expectation in Year 3 that children read for approximately 20 minutes per day at home. We are still using AR as our reading scheme, if children want to quiz at home they can do so using the link below:

We are also continuing with our Times Tables Rock Stars, children can also access this at home using the link below: 
We are still using the following online reading websites to help provide children with a range of reading materials: 
‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’