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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

P3 - Mrs. C Doherty

Welcome to primary 3 where the teacher is Mrs Cecelia Doherty and Classroom Assistants are Ms Sarah Breslin and Ms Caitlin Doherty.

In Primary 3 we concentrate on developing fluency in our reading. Parents can really help by modelling fluent reading every night for your children. Exposing them to lots of stories will help them become better readers more quickly. Try to engage with your child's reading every night, even at the weekend whenever possible.

In other areas of Literacy we will encourage and develop our writing and talking and listening skills using various methods.

In Numeracy we continue with the new White Rose Maths online scheme. We access this in class every day and this year we are focussing on numbers to 100 with an emphasis on place value. We will focus on addition & subtraction as well as length & height, shape, money and time.

Children practise Mental Maths daily and homework will often entail learning number facts to promote quick recall of these facts.

In the World Around Us we will be learning about Them Bones and the human skeleton as well as looking at dinosaurs. Alongside this topic we will also be looking at celebrations from home and around the world as well as minibeasts. All of our World Around Us topics enable the children to experience geography, history and science lessons all through the one topic.

In primary 3, weekly spellings will be sent home on a Monday in preparation for Friday spelling tests. Homework should be completed in Monthly Homework books Monday to Thursday.



- P.E days –Monday and Wdnesday

- Library day – Tuesday


Neuronimo is on online well-being course which the p3 class are following to promote positive thinking and good mental health. Accelerated Reading is also being used to enhance reading for meaning in our class.