Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.


Welcome to Topaz Class

Teacher: Mr Poole
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams and Mrs Silvester

We hope that you are all keeping well. Our days are not the same without you and we miss you all so much :( You will find lots to keep you busy on this page, in the weekly themes and on the year group page too! Please complete what you can and try your best. Keep learning, keep being kind to your adults and enjoy this special time with your families; we will all be back together again soon, and we cannot wait!

If you want to get in touch, share any photos or drawings with us, or have any questions, please email the for the attention of the Mr Poole. We  would love to hear from you!





Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

Magic Maths

In Maths lessons, we have covered place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measuring length and perimeter, and some fractions.

You can continue your maths learning by following the White Rose Maths lessons in the link below.

Remember you are expected to know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and the 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3.

Super Spelling

In Year 3, you continue to work on the spelling patterns you have begun in previous years, but this year there is less of a focus on phonics and more emphasis on understanding and learning the spelling rules, as well as attention to prefixes and suffixes.

There are statutory spelling lists for Year 3 and 4, so we split these across the two years, adding additional topic-linked words or words we feel you need to practise.


Every week you will be given a list of 10 spelling words to learn for homework - these are usually tested once week.

Ready for Reading

Regular practice at home will make a real difference!

Children in Year 3 should read most nights of the week for at least 10 minutes.

Record the books you read in your Reading Record Book and there is also space for you to write a comment about your book. Please could you ask your parents to initial your Reading Record Book each time you make an entry.

Book Reviews

After every 5 weeks, there is a page for you to choose one book you have read in the last month to review. This does not have to be your favourite book and you do not have to wait until the end of the month to complete this.

Make a reading den | Oxford Owl

Supporting your child's reading comprehension | Oxford Owl

Ready for Writing

In writing, we focus on creativity and writing styles; looking at settings, language style and character. You will also study different genres of writing such as poetry and playscripts.


Sensational Science!

In Year 3 Science, you will learn about plants, rocks, light, forces and magnets, and animals (including humans). How to work scientifically and write up your investigations in a more formal way — using predictions, methods, results and conclusions — is also a key part of this year’s science curriculum.

What is Oddizzi?

Have a look inside the Oddizzi website with this quick film showing all the great features!

You might not be able to catch a train, plane or boat to travel right now – but that needn’t stop you exploring the world!

To access Oddizzi, you will need to login using your class username/password.

Class username: Topaz1

Class password is the name of the animal we look after in Topaz class (first letter is a capital)!

Termly Homework Challenge Grids

These Homework Challenges are designed to inspire you to deepen your learning!


These weblinks  will take you to all the other websites we use regularly in school, many of which include videos and interactive games and activities, including GoNoodle and Espresso.




The Topaz Apple 
Topaz is a dessert apple, first cultivated in Czechoslovakia, and is one of the best, modern, disease-resistant apples. The Topaz apple is related to the James Grieve and Lord Lambourne. It is a medium-sized apple with a yellow skin which is covered with a crimson blush. It is crunchy and crisp.