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A Special Announcement from Mrs Catt


Hello to all you now grown up Turtles!

Meet Arlo Michael Catt, born 3rd September weighing 6lb 14oz.


Sorry this has taken so long, we have had quite a busy start! Arlo is a happy little chappy who loves singing, music and lights. He would love to meet you all but to be extra safe we can't come into your bubble, so I thought I would share pictures instead.


I've heard you have all been working very hard and completed an excellent first term back at school, so a big well done from me! Not long until Half Term so enjoy a much needed rest at home with your families and I shall keep looking at the class pages to see what you've been up to.


I look forward to seeing you soon,

Mrs Catt smiley

Turtle Update


Turtle Class have been completing lots of challenges in the past 2 weeks. We are continuing to wash our hands and have been focusing on our emotions. We are still receiving lots of House Points and are following our Class Rules. 

In Art, we have been learning how to draw upside down like Michelangelo, and we drew our own shape houses like Le Corbusier. We have created mood in our English lessons by focusing on adjectives, time adverbials and the five senses. In Science, we have been discussing magnets and we investigated which objects in the classroom are magnetic. 

Congratulations on all of your hard work. 

Go Team Turtles!

Mrs Burton

smileyblush Our Star of the Week, was for a Turtle who has been a fantastic role model for her fellow Turtles. Keep up the hard work! (18.09.20)smileysmiley

Turtle Update


Wow what a fantastic first couple of weeks Turtle Class have had! We have been making friends, exploring European Countries for our Topic and reading all about the Sand Wizards in English. Our Turtle Mathematicians have been identifying place value up to 1000 and developing their problem solving skills.


We have been earning house points for our hard work, fantastic listening skills and bravely answering questions. We look forward to continuing to work hard as a class and exploring deeper into our term topic.

Go Team Turtles!

Mrs Burton

smileysmileyStar of the Week goes to a Turtle who has shown perseverance and a positive attitude when tackling work that he finds difficult. A super start to the year, well done! (11.09.20)smileysmiley

Welcome back Turtles!

We hope you had a great summer and we look forward to getting to know you all better. We will start the year off by getting to know each other, creating our classroom rules and a welcoming environment for all.

The topics we will look at this term are extremely interesting! For Geography, we are going to be looking at the UK and Europe so make sure you do some research to prepare yourselves. In Art, we are going to be looking at famous European artists, architects and fashion designers! In Science, we will study forces and magnets (maybe you can find some magnetic objects at home). There are plenty of fun things for us to learn about this term and we are sure you will all enjoy it!

We have included a few pictures of our classroom for you to look at, there is lots of space left for you to help me fill.


We are going to have a wonderful year Turtles.


From Mrs Burton and Mrs Duplessis

Dear Sea Turtles Class,


You are a very special class,

And you should truly know,

I loved to have you in my care,

Even though…

It was a lot less than a year!!!


Please come back to visit me,

As through the years you go,

Stand beside the door and wave,

But remember - to socially behave!


Try very hard to learn,

Year 4 will be full of fun,

Reading, writing, maths and housework,

That your parents helped you to overturn!


Know one thing for sure –

Soon, these days will be,


But you will still be here!

Overriding memories,

Of Year 3 Turtles won!      


Mrs Jandu x                                      


Mrs Du Plessis  x


Monday 20th July: IT'S PARTY TIME!


At Singlewell, we usually celebrate the end of the school year with a class party. Unfortunately, we are unable to do this together as a class this year, however it doesn’t mean you can’t have a celebratory party of your own with family.


You have all continued to work incredibly hard, trying your best in this tricky time and we want you to know how proud we are of you all


Below you will find a selection of ideas to help get your party started. We would love to see any photos you take so do email them over to your teacher!


Please use the link below to complete the parent survey to assist us with the children's return to school in September.

A welcome message from your new teacher in September...

Working hard in Geography, PSHE, writing and much more!

Playing teachers, learning French and summer reflections.

SUPER creative writing and excellent geography!

This Turtle has participated in Jo Wicks' PE session every day since his lessons began!

Creative writing, R.E and short multiplication

Short ​multiplication, magic trick instructions and a baryonix emoji...

Impressive European landmarks and singing emojis!

Baking, garden designing, beautiful pebble art, science experiments, emoji creating, creative writing and a wonderful rainbow salad!

Dear Turtles,

I hope you are all continuing to keep well.  I’m well although I am a little sleep deprived because…my family and I have a puppy now!  His name is Vinnie and he is a 10 week old cockapoo who needs a lot of attention (including through the night)!!  I haven’t had a pet before, yet alone a puppy, so I am learning an abundance of new things that I didn’t know before.  Did you know that chocolate and chives are poisonous to dogs? 

My perfectly organised and sparkling clean home is changing by the day into a messy puppy-proof play pad and he is taking control of our home and our hearts…


As you can see in the photo, he has met our class mascot but I haven’t given him permission to touch Timmy the Turtle as I fear he may get a little boisterous with him!  I have been wondering what they might get up to when they are good friends…

‘The Adventures of Vinnie and Timmy’…  One late spring morning, I noticed a faint sound in the corner of my crate.  A sort of shuffling.  Startled, I sat up and squeezed my button nose through the divider in my cosy bedroom.  I used some of my 300 million nose receptors to awaken my sense of smell as my brain buzzed with all the things that Mrs Jandu had socialised me to recognise so far.  This was a familiar scent and most exciting but what exactly was it?  The blanket bopped up and down when all of a sudden…

What might happen next?


I really enjoyed contacting you via your parents.  If your parents haven’t already been in touch please ask them to write to with some of the home learning you have been doing.

Have an active and creative half-term.  Take advantage of your time at home by making a start on 50 things to do before you’re 11¾… (See the picture below).


Best wishes,

Mrs Jandu 


P.S Well done to all our Turtle Superstars for being so brave.  I really miss you and cannot wait to see you all again.  Love from Mrs DuPlessis xxxx

How wonderful!

Please refer to the 'News' section of our website and then 'Letters' to complete our online survey as soon as possible. It has also been sent to you via the Smartschool app.

Indoor and outdoor learning!

"Mrs Jandu's rainbow salad with... sweeties!"

'She enjoyed creating her rainbow salad, eating her salad and then sharing her salad!

Brilliant drawings from Turtles...

Wonderful artwork and more research!

Turtles hard at work...

Beautiful artwork and research from Turtles...

23rd April 2020

Hello Turtles! 


I hope you are all keeping happy and healthy.  It's good for your brains and bodies to keep busy and to rest too - I am trying my best to work, rest and play equally! Hopefully, you are enjoying doing a little bit of the work that myself and Miss Furzer have planned on our website...  When I Clap for Carers on Thursday evenings, I think of you all clapping too (hope you go straight to bed afterwards!) and when I go out for my daily walk, I look at all the rainbow art and wonder what your windows look like.  

I have lots of rainbow art up on my windows but these are my favourite! They are Rainbow Care Bears and I stuck them up in my Study because they cheer me up when I’m working!  I love seeing people’s reactions when they walk past too... 


Take Care,

Mrs Jandu and Mrs DuPlessis

Year 3 Turtles Programme of Study 2019-20