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3P Mrs Potter

Welcome to 3MP.


Class Teacher: Mrs Michelle Potter 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sharon Bassett


If you are ever unable to catch me for a chat at the end of the day, please do get in touch:


Class Dojo: please leave me a message - it is lovely to hear how the children are getting on at home and this is a great way to ask questions about their school day too.

Reading Diaries: Pop a little note in your child's diary if you need to. It is good to hear about the children's reading endeavours at home. smiley


We are so proud of our Learning Stars and Value Stars. Well done!

This week, they are...


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Daisy F, for fantastic learning all week in every lesson. What a fabulous role-model!


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Rosa, for being such a kind and caring member of our school family.


We are so proud of you!

Useful Information

  • Timings:The school gates are open each morning at 8.20am, so that children can enter the classrooms from 8.30am. Morning activities will be provided and the register will be taken at 8.40am. The end of the school day for Y3 children is 3.20pm. 
  • PE: Our class PE sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit (with name labels) in school all week in case of any changes. All children at St Matthew's are asked to wear their school PE kits to school every Friday; children do not wear school uniform on this day. 
  • Home-learning: New spellings will be handed out every Friday. We will then practise the words form the spelling list daily before testing all of the spellings from the list (10 in total on the following Friday). We also expect the children to read at least 3 times a week and to practise their times tables. Please encourage your child to try their best and take pride in the work they do in their home learning books.
  • Reading: We will read with your child at least once a week during our guided reading sessions and individually as often as possible. We will also provide some time daily for the children to read to themselves and to change their books as and when required. The more reading practice the children have the better, so supporting your child's reading at home is essential. Where possible, as well as listening to your child read each day, please also ask questions about the text. These might be questions that ask them to think about what has happened, what might happen next or what they believe about an event or fact in their book. Enjoy! smiley
  • Times Tables: By the end of year 3 children are expected to know the 1,2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables. Please practise this vital skill at home however you like by saying them aloud, writing them down or learning the many times tables available online. We would also encourage the children to use Times Tables Rockstars for which they have a login to improve their recall of the multiplication and division facts.


The Spirit of Class 2S


Fabulous Actors with Fabulous Faces: Acting out the story of The Three Mean, Little Pigs and The Big Sad Wolf!

We visited our Pride Of Plymouth children's exhibition in December 2017. We looked at our own topic home learning but also learning from other classes. It was very impressive!

Lots of Learning.

OCTOBER FAMILY MATHS - we had such a lovely time with our visiting parents. So much brilliant maths talk and learning took place.

We had a fabulous trip to the local Crownhill Fort!

On St Matthew's Day we discussed why Jesus might have chosen Matthew. We produced some great posters showing our knowledge.

Great maths talk this week and some very young teachers at the front of the class!

smiley We have made it as Learning Stars. smiley


Alfie: for tackling a challenge that he was nervous about and finding success!

Ollie: for correcting a mistake in his maths and using his mathematical vocabulary to explain his thinking!

Harry: for following each learning step with care to produce some fabulous writing.

Drake: for working independently and fixing a maths mistake on his own.

Friday: for asking great questions at Crownhill Fort.

Harrison.A: for focusing on his learning and proving what a fabulous author he is! 

Daisy.GJ: - for contributing positively in class all of the time.  

Charlie: for persevering with written work, modelling great numberline work to his friends and being a role model during guided reading.   

Scarlett: for being brave enough to jump into the learning pit in maths and for using fabulous maths vocabulary to explain her thinking.   

Jason: or persevering with his writing to produce an excellent story with fabulous vocabulary.  

Harrison.F: for perservering with his writing, following advice and taking pride in his work.   

Abigail:  for focusing on her learning and striving to do her best in all areas of her time in class.  

Morgan: for reaching for the stars and taking great pride in her work.  



heart We have made it as Values Stars. heart


Mia: for showing love and kindness and supporting her friends.

Mason: for showing love and kindness - especially to welcome children who are new to our school.

Izabelle: for showing showing courage when tackling a tricky learning challenge.

Jack: for showing love and friendship to those around him.

Daisy.F: for showing love and great friendship to someone who needed it.

Beth: for showing love and spirit so much in learning and play. 

Martha: for oozing kindness and showing another child love and friendship when they needed it.   

Imogen:  for showing love when playing with her friends.  

Emily: for showing love and kindness to her friends and also forgiveness when she was accidentally hurt.   

Martha:  for showing love and patience to those around her in the classroom. 

Bethany: for showing love and kindness to her friends on the playground and in the classroom.   

Pippa: for being kind to others and showing love.   

Beth: for consistently showing her values and looking out for friends on the Buddy Bench.   








Look at us loving our learning in Year 1:

Our wonderful trip to the Eden Project!!!

Performing Favourite Poems

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Our favourite Poems

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Our favourite poems

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Our favourite Poems

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For the children's home learning this week, they were asked if they could choose their favourite poems and perform them in class.

Our own illustrated books!

Making a habitat

Hook- Our World

Nature Walk

Red Nose Day

Making Smoothies

World Book Day

Home Learning Projects

Love Day

Chinese New Year Workshop

Mrs Armitage- Immersion Stage

Colour Mixing

Using Manipulatives

Wow Day! Making Bread

Ferocious Fires- Burning Down Pudding Lane!

Meeting Father Christmas

Pirate Day

Look at how much we loved our learning when we were in Reception class with Miss Webster...

Be Safe Be Seen

Maisie and Tinkerbell

Miss Davies and Baby Edie

Miss Webster and Poppy

A Special Visitor

Our First Nativity

We did such a good job during our first ever nativity at St Matthew's. Miss Webster and Mrs Madge were very proud of their angels and animals. Well done Miss Webster's class!