Sutton Valence Primary School, North Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3HT, United Kingdom

01622 842188

Miss Terry


"The constant quest for knowledge, learning and adventure..."

Welcome to Woodpecker's Page

Dance is on a Thursday morning, and we also have PE on a Friday. Please make sure your child has full PE kit, including trainers as some lessons will take place outdoors.

Homework will be handed out on a Wednesday and must be returned on the following Monday

Year 3 took part in Skip 2 B Fit on Monday 12th March.  It was great fun!  Have a look at some of the photos of our fantastic skipping below!

We had Mum's Day on Friday 9th March.  The children enjoyed sharing lots of different activities with their Mums.  Here are some pictures from the day...

Miss Bryant has an exciting competition running across the school!  Here are the details:

Year 3 and 4

Choose a book that you have read and that you enjoyed. Write a book review which will make other children want to read it! Use a template provided by the teacher or be creative and design your own. There will only be one winner out of the two year groups. The winner will get a £5.00 voucher to use at the book fair.
Your book review should include:
· The title
· Name of the author and illustrator
· A summary of the main events (don’t give away the ending).
· Your opinion / rating and reasons for it.
· Anything else you think will make other children want to read the book.


Good luck!

We had a later than planned World Book Day on Wednesday 7th March.  What amazing costumes we we wearing!  Here are some of our characters from the day...

Please see this term's class Newsletter:

We are running two Themes this term:  Mighty Metals, which looks at Forces and Magnets, and Urban Pioneers, which looks at Urban Art.  Have at look at the ideas for Home Learning activities for both of these themes below.

Try out the Spelling Frame website for Key Stage 2 spelling practice.

Remember to continue to practice your times tables - x2,x3,x4,x5,x,8,x10

Try out Top Marks for practicing tables and other maths activities

We will be looking at explanation texts to start this term. Investigate the different ways you see explanations: TV adverts; books; magazines; leaflets etc.

What do they have in common?

On Thursday 11th January we had a "Rocks Day".  We learned lots about how rocks are made, how to identify rocks and even made our own fossils!  Here are some photos of our day:

'Twas the day before Christmas [Holidays], and all through the school, not a class was stirring... except Year 3, who had a Christmas Party and a chance to meet Santa!

Last term our Theme was Scrumdiddlyumptious!  We learned about predators, their habitats and characteristics which made them good at what they do, e.g. camouflage.  We had lots of fun trying to spot hidden animals in pictures!  We finished by creating a leaflet of our favourite predator, and then designing our own predator.

One of our teamwork activities for the term was to measure the length of a predator.  Miss Williamson gave each group only one metre stick and some cones, and we had to figure out how to measure our given animal.  The animals are listed below along with pictures of our measuring.  Can you work out which group measured which predator?

Killer Whale = 7 metres.

Great White Shark = 6 metres.

Wingspan of a Golden Eagle = 2.5 metres.

Cheetah = 1.5 metres.

Nile Crocodile = 4 metres.

Last term our Theme was Scrumdiddlyumptious!  We had lots of fun learning about food and Healthy Eating to share with you.  Have a look at the photos of our activities below:

On Grandparent's Day, we made ourselves healthy fruit salads!

We finished our term by making smoothies...

...which we then shared at a smoothie tasting session!

We also had Warburtons Bread company visit us.  We learned about Healthy Eating, food hygiene and even made our own sandwiches!




Some useful documents for this term

Click here for this term's newsletter.



Reading in Year 3

Click here to see how Book Banding works. 


Homework will be handed out on a Wednesday and must be returned on the following Monday



  • Please inform the school if your child needs to take any medication or is allergic to anything.
  • Please remind your child to bring their contact book, Reading Record and water bottle to class every day.