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We wish you all a very 'Happy and Relaxing Summer Holiday'. We are touched by very thoughtful and generous gifts and cards that you have given us. Thank you so much, we will certainly treasure them. 

Best wishes,

Miss Mann, Mrs Dean and Miss Jones

Farewell Y3... Thank you for a wonderful year!

Our amazing needlework, based on the Bayeux Tapestry. Wow!

It’s almost the end of Year 3! Congratulations Kayla, our Star of the Year. Also at our end of Year service, we said ‘thank you’ to Mrs Miller for her amazing voluntary work in the school and library over the last fourteen years.

Fun in Wake ‘n’ Shake Club

Cece showed us her new Majorettes costumes. 

Meeting Simon James and habitat hunting in the school grounds.

The final stages of our 'Victoria Park Project'

The children have had great fun working on a large mosaic butterfly and insect themed bird feeders. When all was complete, we had our final trip to the park last week to display what had been made. It was a thoroughly enjoyable project and we hope to continue supporting the park at a later date. Please pop down and see what we've created. (behind the cafe and cycle track). We're very proud of what we've achieved.

Memories of our residential trip to Escot 

Sleeping in yurts, exploring the maze, den building, delicious food, making things in the Anglo-Saxon Village, camp fire talent show, swamp walk, drop slide, beautiful wildlife... the list goes on!

Such a privilege to take part in such an adventurous, team-building experience. 

Mount Batten Beach and Pizza Express

The children who did not go on the school residential to 'Escot' had plenty of fun back in Plymouth. We ventured to Mount Batten beach via the ferry on Wednesday 13th June and had fun making and eating pizzas at pizza express on Thursday. We're very excited about watching 'Peter Rabbit' at the cinema tomorrow, with the Foundation class. 

Concert at the Guildhall 4.6.18

We were invited to the Guildhall to watch the Royal Marines Band perform. It was an incredible concert and we were surprised how much atmosphere was created by the instruments. Some pieces were peaceful and even made some of us feel sad, but many of the tunes created such a happy mood. We just had to clap along and were even encouraged to dance! We rocked and sang along to some famous ‘Queen’ songs and could recognise some of the music from ‘Westside Story’. There were some fun tunes played, too. Lots of us liked the part when the Postman Pat theme tune filled the hall. There was even a postman and a postbox to entertain us! 

Royal Marines Band

Mrs Welsh wondered if we could film some of our responses to the concert. When we got back to school, we turned our classroom into a quiet studio and put our oracy skills into practice. We tried to speak clearly, use precise vocabulary and face the camera confidently. 

Sharing opinions about the concert by the Royal Marines Band

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'Victoria Park Project'

The Year 3 have been involved with a very exciting project with Victoria Park. In school we have been designing bug gardens, bug hotels, caterpillar mosaics and much more! 

On Wednesday 23rd May our class walked to Victoria Park. We had a fabulous day painting the crate box caterpillar and filling it with flowers. We also made a bug hotel and planted lots of bulbs around the wooded area of the park. We enjoyed a picnic underneath the trees and luckily had time to have free play in the park. 

After half term we will return to the park taking our mosaic butterfly and insect bird feeders. We can't wait!

Releasing our Butterflies

We were so fortunate to be able to watch some caterpillars change into cocoons and then emerge as butterflies. It was an amazing transformation to be able to observe. When they were ready we released them into the school garden.

Our St Andrew's Royal Cream Tea

‘Victorious Vikings’ Class Assembly 9.5.18

Well done, Year 3! You all put so much effort and energy into your class assembly. We are so proud of your superb shield homework, creative costumes, helmets skilfully made in class, teamwork, tuneful singing, clear speaking and all-round fabulousness!!  There are some photos below and a few video clips for the parents who were unable to make it. Prayers can be found on the Christian Values page. Click on a value to find a prayer. You might spot yourself in a photo whilst browsing!


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Do you hear the Vikings sing?

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Welcome back to the Summer Term!

We hope that you all had a superb Easter break and feel refreshed and ready for an exciting new term ahead.

This term our topic is 'The Victorious Vikings and the Victoria Park Project'. Watch this space for up-dated photos.

Brittany Ferries 

We were extremely lucky that our Brittany Ferries visit was postponed from last term. When we finally boarded the ship it was a gloriously sunny day and we were fortunate to be on board ship while the boat was moved out of the dock and turned around. We imagined that we were on a foreign cruise! smiley

Wishing you all a very happy Easter break!

Easter Celebrations

Around the World - Topic Day

We had great fun playing games from around the world, flamenco dancing with Miss Mallard and having a feast of delicious foods from various continents. Thank you to all the parents who provided food on this day, we greatly appreciate it.

Celebration Assembly

World Book Day - March 2018

Egypt Links

Our Talent Show Stars!

Gymnastics Skills; Paired Counterbalances


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Developing gymnastics skills

Dancing Around the World
Bollywood (India), Salsa Rueda (Cuba) and Bachata (Dominican Republic).


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Science Fair

The children had so much fun taking part in a range of activities that were arranged by a number of organisations. These included students from the robotics department at Plymouth University, Ali and Rebecca from the Shark Trust and students from the University studying dentistry. The children also had the opportunity to experiment with magnets, electrical circuits and use high powered microscopes to analyse flowers and other various objects. It was an action packed morning full of excitement.


A huge 'THANK YOU' to all of the volunteers for their time and effort this morning. We very much appreciate your support. 


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Sponsored Circuits 

On Friday 9th March we had athlete Robert Mitchell visit us at St Andrew's. All children were involved in completing a sponsored circuit course in the hall. It was a tough, but enjoyable challenge.

Our Year 3 class raised the most money and received an award. Sofia and Besa were awarded a signed photo of Robert because they raised a large amount of money. Amazing effort Year 3!

'Wow' assembly

Bea impressed us with swimming 3000 meters in one go! An amazing achievement Bea, well done!

Congratulations to Sol, Ghalyah and Evie who all received certificates for their effort and hard work. 

A huge 'Thank You' to Miss Slyfield who has been teaching in Year 3 for two terms. Good luck with your next placement, we will certainly miss you here at St Andrew's. 

Children Around the World - Class Assembly 

A stunning 'Around the World' assembly from the Year 3 children. They all sang, spoke and danced with such confidence. A super effort Year 3, well done! Here are a few photos to capture the moment.




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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the new Spring term. We hope that you've all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We are all very excited by our new topic 'Children of the World'. Look out for our curriculum letter and poster coming shortly with details of the term ahead. 

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you all have a wonderful time relaxing and celebrating with your families. Thank you parents for all your support this term. We are so proud of all the children have achieved. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 4th January, refreshed and ready to explore our topic for the spring term 'Children of the World'. 

Welcome to Year 3

Autumn Term 2017


Last school day of 2017!

Such artistic Christmas cards

Christmas 'Snow Ball'

The winner of the 'pass the parcel challenge'

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There was a task behind each layer of paper. We discovered talents from 6x tables to breakdancing! Here we have our winner singing a Christmas song so confidently!

Drama / Anglo-Saxon Storytelling: 'Lord March's Ears'

Christmas Dinner

St. Andrew's Day

Snow White by City College Drama Students

Anglo-Saxon Shelter Building

We had great fun making Anglo-Saxon shelters. A huge 'THANK YOU' to all the parents and grandparents who came in to assist. We could not have done it without your help. smiley

Our 'Anglo -Saxon' Assembly


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Our 'Anglo-Saxon' Themed Day

We had great fun carrying out a range of Anglo-Saxon activities throughout the day. We made vegetable stew and oatcakes, used looms to weave and enjoyed singing songs and feasting around a camp fire. 


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Internet Safety Day!

Year 3 loved dressing up as 'Coding Cat' to celebrate 'Internet Safety Day'. 

Harvest Festival 



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We had lots of fun investigating melting, dissolving and heating food during our science lessons. The jelly and chocolate covered biscuits tasted delicious smiley

'Be Safe, Be Seen'

We enjoyed coming to school dressed in brightly coloured clothes and had fun completing the obstacle course.

Our unforgettable Escot trip!

The maze


Lunch in the Anglo-Saxon shelter

Looking at evidence about Anglo-Saxon tools

Learning about food and using the millstones to grind flour for our bread baking!

A taste of Anglo-Saxon daily life... fun and work in the Anglo-Saxon village!

It was such a wonderful day... it was hard to say 'goodbye'!

Our Year 3 Anglo-Saxons

A huge thank you to all parents and guardians who have helped the children to create their 'Anglo-Saxon' costumes. They are all absolutely stunning! The children loved trying them on and posing for their photos. They'll have an amazing time at Escot next week wearing them. smiley

On Friday 22nd September we enjoyed a lesson all about nutrition and how to look after ourselves. Zoe from Premier Sports came in to deliver the fun session. 

Y3 Harvest song words

Please note that Harvest Festival is in school, not in church on the morning of Friday 13th October.  
This term our exciting new topic is 'People on the Move' based on life during the Anglo- Saxon times. The links below highlight some of the fabulous learning that will take place. Watch this space for regular updates and photos! smiley
The photos and information below link to our previous Year 3 class and the learning that took place last year. 

Farewell Year 3! We will miss each one of you! We are looking forward to watching you grow in Year 4 and beyond, achieving so much.


We would like to say a huge 'thank you' to the parents for all your support throughout the year. We also really appreciate the lovely cards, letters, thoughtful comments and treats that we have received this week. It has been a privilege to be part of the childrens' learning journey and a pleasure getting to know our extended St. Andrew's families!

Best wishes for the future,

Mrs Dean, Miss Mann & Miss Jones.