Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 3 - Miss Thomas and Miss Urquhart

Welcome to Year 3!

Lockdown Learning Spring 2021


yes ANNOUNCEMENT - Oxford Owl Online Reading Booksyes

We still have access Oxford Owl online reading books. To login to Oxford Owl online library, you will need to select 'my class login' and your username and password is tjy3. The link to the website is below. There are lots of lovely books to read, of course, you can read books from home as well! 


Hello Year 3!


Unfortunately, due to the national lockdown school will be shut for all children except key workers. 


During this period of isolation, your teachers will be opening a group video meeting using the Teams app at 9:30 each morning. They will  introduce you to some ideas for learning that day. Most of the lessons will be accessed using the ‘Oak Academy Remote Learning’ and links will be provided below, on this class web page to take you directly to those video lessons.


Teachers will open a second daily Teams meeting at 3:00pm each day, to talk to you about what you have been learning. You can also email Miss Thomas and Miss Urquhart with your questions or to share your photos or videos of your learning.  


If the timing of these online meetings is not convenient for you, they will be recorded and you will be able to access them at a more suitable time.


We look forward to hearing about what you're getting up to at home,


Miss Thomas & Miss Urquhart


Miss Urquhart: 

Miss Thomas:


Home Learning 

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 having previously taught Reception, this is her first time teaching in Year 3. She is a big David Attenborough fan!


enlightenedInteresting fact- Miss Urquhart and Miss Thomas used to play in the same netball team with Miss Holmes!




We will also be setting weekly Maths homework using the online programme 'MyMaths'. A new activity will be set each Friday to be completed for the next Friday.


We will continue to hand out new spellings each Friday and the children will complete their test the following Friday. 


We are expecting all children to be reading for at least 20 minutes each day. They should also be using their reading records and bringing them into school daily.  

Parent Planning Overview

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: 

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.

‘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’