Coates Primary School

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Goldfinches – Year 3

Welcome to the Goldfinches Class!


Hello, I'm Mrs Penney and I am very excited to be teaching Year 3 this year. I am the Music and History lead and this will be my eighth year at Coates Primary School. I love to sing and play the piano and also love sewing in my spare time as well as spend lots of time with my family. 


We have some really interesting topics to look forward to this academic year:

Autumn 1- Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Rocks

Autumn 2- Stone - Iron Age

Spring 1- Settlements

Spring 2- Ancient Egypt

Summer 1 - Ancient Maya

Summer 2 - The UK


For Autumn Term, PE is on Tuesdays. On Thursdays from the week beginning the 12.9.22 we will be going swimming on Thursdays.


Useful Information

  • Children are expected to read regularly and bring their reading book and diary to school every day.
  • Homework is uploaded to Google Classroom every Thursday and is due in on Tuesday. 
  • Spellings are uploaded to Google Classroom every Thursday and your child will be tested on these the Wednesday after they have been set.
  • If your child is having a school dinner then please share the different options available to them so that they know whether they are having the meat, vegetarian, jacket potato or pick 'n' mix option.



For the main focus of homework I would like to see the children reading, spelling and practicing their number skills. We have some school linked websites to support this, and I hope you are able to support your child in accessing these at least once a week. The links are as follows:

Bug Club - 

Times Tables Rockstars:

(if you need password resets or a reminder of your logins please come and see me).


Useful Websites with Games to Support the Children’s Learning:


Phonics and Reading:


Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Penney






Spring 1


We were very lucky to take part in a Circus Skills workshop, it was lots of fun learning how to spin plates and juggle!

Autumn 2


We made Bronze Age inspired roundhouses as part of our Stone - Iron Age topic in our DT lessons.

Autumn 1


We have been busy designing and creating our own volcano models using papier mache. We then painted them and created a chemical reaction to explode them!