Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 3 - Mrs Karban and Miss Thomas

Hello everyone,


We are now at the end of Year 3 and what a strange year it has turned out to be for all of us! We feel disappointed that we didn't get to spend the full school year with you, but you have made us so incredibly proud, especially over the last few months! You have all worked hard and shown great perseverance throughout Year 3 and we have loved receiving your emails and seeing what you have been up to at home!  


Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you back in school in September!



☺ Mrs Karban and 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. 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 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. Urgent matters are best discussed face to face or 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.

We would like to wish Ana and Emily a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for next week! We hope you both have fantastic days and our fingers are crossed for sunshine!!!

Final Message from Miss T!

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Introducing your new classrooms!

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Q&A's with Mrs Derbyshire!

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Mrs K's Q & A.

Here Mrs Karban tries to answer the questions you asked last week in the transition link.

Hello once more from Mrs Karban

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Hello from Tiny (and someone else)!

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Hello from Mrs Barnes and Paddy.

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Our New Topic - Shake It!

Shake It! Is our topic for this half-term if you want to get involved. It's a science topic on solids, liquids and gases and we will try to post different activities for you to do each week.   Don't forget to send us pictures of your activities!

Week commencing 22nd June 2020

Finding out more about solids, liquids and gases

Watch the bbc clip on solids, liquids and gases or states of matter as they are called.

Activity 1

Ask whoever is looking after you to help you to look in the kitchen cupboards for foods that are examples of solids and liquids. Draw a table in your book with two columns headed – solids and liquids. Write down or draw examples of each item you find in the columns so that you are sorting the items you find.

Think carefully in which column you would put items like: flour, salt and treacle.

NOTE: Do not go near any gases, they are often hot like steam from a kettle and will burn you

Activity 2

Investigate with an adult, how can turn items from a liquid into a solid, a solid into a liquid and a liquid into a gas?

Week Commencing Monday 15th June 2020

Science with Team Edwards!

Anna in 3K suggested a great investigation for you to try out this week. Here are her instructions:


Experiment 1

What happens to milk and water when you leave fizzy sweets submerged overnight?

Examples of the Sweets

Experiment 2

What happens to food colouring when you add washing up liquid?

The Edwards' Family Experiments

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Anna's report on the investigation.

Beatrice has completed this experiment at home! Take a look what happens!

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Week commencing 8th June 2020


1.  Explore the properties of milk and compare them to what you find out about the properties of water.

Pour some milk into a container and some water into a different, but similar container. Examine them using spoons, filters, whisks, hand magnifiers and thermometers, i.e. equipment you have at home that you can use to explore the properties of milk and water. Think about the following: 

Can you make milk and water frothy?

Can you float things in milk just as in water?

Can you filter out milk's  white colour? Have a think what you may use to do this.

Can you freeze them?



2. Create a display on a large sheet of paper of food labels and packaging of products that contain milk.


3. Investigate how milk gets from a cow to the supermarket shelf. Create a flow chart to show what you have found out.

TJ now have access to Times Table Rock Stars! Email your teacher for you login details!

Topic Activities

Below we have attached activities that would have linked to our topic this term 'Gateways to the World'. There is no expectation for children to complete any of these, they are purely here as an option. 

Virtual PE Competition

Check out this weeks competition on our PE page! 


Daily Activities


Try to read a little every day. Login to Oxford Owls online library, you will need to select 'my class login' and your username and password is tjy3. There are lots of lovely books to read. Of course, reading books you have at home is great too.

Also I am led to believe that the link below should allow you to quiz books at home using Accelerated Reader. Please let me know if you have any issues logging in. 


Times Tables

We would advise that you spend time practising times tables. It is better to concentrate on one times table a week to consolidate the understanding of each one before moving onto another. We would recommend Hit the Button is a good resource along with the Times Table practice on My Maths.

TJ Zumba

feat. Miss Thomas and Mrs South

‘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’