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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class page. Our class teacher is Miss Adams. Mrs Darnbrough covers the class on a Friday afternoon. Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Barnes.


Homework and spellings will be sent home every Friday.  The spelling test will take place on the following Friday. Homework needs to be returned the following Thursday.


Reading books will be changed as and when required. Books will then be set aside for 72 hours before returning to the shelves for others to choose. 


Please make sure you read daily at home!  If you read four times a week and it is written in your reading journal, you will get a raffle ticket to join our reading raffle.


PE sessions will be on Thursdays and Fridays.

Summer Term 2 - 2021


We have enjoyed a busy Summer 2 in Year 3.  In Literacy, we worked on dialogue and using inverted commas correctly. The children enjoyed reading aloud their work, using expression and intonation.


In Maths, the children have learned lots about 2D and 3D shapes. We also found out about right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles.


In Science, we finished our plants topic, the children really enjoyed growing their own plant and some have carried this on at home! We have brought our Rocks, Relics and Rumbles topic to a close, learning lots about volcanoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. The children have also made their own volcano in DT!


Class 3 have continued outside PE with Mr Horton and have been learning how to play cricket.


Some fabulous Art has been completed in class, children observed flowers closely and used some lovely colours to complement their work.


In Music, we recorded our final piece for a virtual festival. The children sounded great. Well done Class 3!

Summer Term 1 - 2021


Year 3 have had a wonderful Summer term 1. We have written diary entries and play scripts in Literacy, using our key text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ to inspire us. 


In Maths we have been working on telling the time and also celebrated National Numeracy Day. Year 3 discussed what their dream jobs were using Maths.


In Science, we finished our forces and magnets topic. The children enjoyed testing the strength of magnets using paperclips and also investigated what materials are magnetic. Year 3 are now learning about plants and are currently observing the growth of a seed they planted. Children celebrated Earth Day by identifying how to look after our planet and highlighted the dangers of not looking after Earth through some art work.


Our topic this term is Rocks, Relics and Rumbles. We have looked at volcanoes, the status of them, different types and located volcanoes around the world using maps and atlases.


We continue to enjoy our PE sessions outside and have developed our knowledge and skills in tennis with Mr Horton.

Spring Term - 2021


A super spring term for Year 3.


In Literacy, the children enjoyed writing postcards about their lockdown experiences and have learned to apply new features to their writing in grammar. In Science, we have learned all about animals including humans where we looked at adaptations, our skeleton and the technical names of our bones. Recently, we also enjoyed Science week where we looked at different activities focusing on how chemical reactions are made. The children enjoyed using oranges and baking soda to create a fizz! In Maths, we looked at money, statistics, length and perimeter and are now continuing our fractions topic.


We welcomed Mr Horton back to our outdoor PE sessions and the children have been doing Athletics, year 3 learned techniques for running, jumping and throwing.


Finally, we brought an end to our spring term topic ‘Tribal Tales’ and loved learning about how people from the stone age used to live and how it influenced our daily life.


The children have continued to work tremendously hard and have shown great resilience in and outside of the classroom, well done Year 3!

Autumn Term 2 - 2020


A fantastic Autumn 2 for Year 3. We have been busy continuing our Gods and Mortals topic. We were so lucky to have a full DT day where children had the opportunity to make a Greek Lyre. The children were so engaged and picked up some new life skills such as sawing, measuring wood and drilling with the assistance of Mr Hepp.  


In Literacy, the children have continued to work hard using a range of grammar and vocabulary in their writing.  In Science, we have learned all about rocks. The children have grouped rocks based on their appearance and sequenced the fossilation process. In Maths, we have been working on our times tables in our multiplication and division topic.


PE outside has continued so we have been getting wrapped up warm! Hockey has been our focus and the children are developing their passing and dribbling skills.


The children have worked so hard to be safe in and around school. They have shown such resilience this term. Well done Class 3!

Autumn Term 1 - 2020


A great start to Autumn term for Class 3! We have been busy enjoying our Gods and Mortals topic. The children have learned all about Ancient Greece, where it is on a map and have started to look into the different Gods and Goddesses. We have also used Greek pottery and patterns to inspire us in Art.


In Literacy, the children have enjoyed reading the Iron Man. We have used the Iron Man as our focus text to create character and setting descriptions, instructions and newspaper reports.


In Science, we have explored Light and Shadows. The children enjoyed seeing how light reflects and investigated this using mirrors. We were also able to investigate how shadows are formed and change in size.


We have loved our PE sessions outside, the children have played netball and developed their passing, catching, pivoting and shooting skills.

Year 3 have settled back into school with such resilience. It has been a pleasure to see children reunite with friends and familiarise themselves with the classroom environment again. 


The children are all thoroughly engaging in new and familiar learning, their willingness to learn is amazing! Children are following the new safety rules and have shown great maturity to staying safe in their class bubble not just in the class but outside on the playground too.