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Year 3 - Apple Tree

Welcome to the Apple class page. Here we will be sharing pictures and information so that you can see what we've been learning in school and share our adventures!

Spelling Bee success

Congratulations to Ellie and Esme who have shown our Queen Bee (Mrs Meadows, English Governor) that they are the bee's knees when it comes to spelling! They have practiced every day, and are now working on level 4! Keep practicing over half term :)

Challenge Chair Caps

Congratulations to our fantastic 5 today for achieving their cap for their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Elmer Day

Thank you to everyone who brought mufti money today in support of St Luke's Hospice. We enjoyed listening to an Elmer story, and completing Elmer pattern activities.

Mayflower 400 poetry competition

Congratulations to Reece, who has written the winning entry for Apple class. The children were asked to imagine they were crossing the ocean on the Mayflower with the Pilgrim Fathers, and to include the phrase "beyond the horizon", the competition title for this year.


Crystal water

The ocean surface is blue crystal water.

When the sea rocks, it is very calm.

It sparkles like a rare jewel in the night.

It is rocking my boat very softly.

When I touch the water, I feel that it's very still.

What is beyond the horizon?

Is it dolphins?

I'm not sure.

Life for Victorian Children


We have been finding out about life for poor children in Victorian times. Here are Maisie's and Louis' thoughts:


Hello, my name is Maisie. I am a house maid. Every day, I have to clean the chamber pots, serve food and set the fire. My job is unfair because I have to do all the housework. I feel exhausted, but I still have to work. If I don't, I will be caned on the hand. I wish I had some money.


Hello, my name is Louis. I am a chimney sweep. Every day, I have to clean the chimney, climb the ladders and take out the birds nests. My job is horrible because I get covered in soot. I feel exhausted, but I still have to work. If I don't get out of bed my master will beat me. I wish I didn't have to go to work.

Maths talk

We have been using our "maths talk" to help us investigate in maths:

Poetry practice!

We have looked a poetry examples and added our own ideas:

Homework book review example for homework 9.11.18

Visit to Morwellham Quay on 2.11.18


Welcome to the Apple class page. We are very happy with the way that the children have settled into our new Year 3 routines; it is hard to believe we have only been back at school for four days!

This week, we have been writing sentences about the school day, using the correct punctuation.

This is what happened on our first day back:


We went to an important assembly with Mrs Harvey. (Ella)

We played excitedly on the playground. (Molly-Mai)

At lunchtime, we ate our delicious food. (Rio-Jay)

After lunch, we did our fire safety walk. (Orla)

I was tired at the end of the day and I wanted a snack. (Evan)

I was tired at the end of the day because I had did lots of work at school. (Harry G).

I was tired at the end of the day, but it was fun. (Harry H)