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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.

Mrs Stephenson teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Pidgeon teaches on Thursday and Friday.  Mrs Williams is the Year 3 teaching assistant who is class every morning to support pupils with their learning.

Year 3 is the first class in Keystage 2 and children are provided with opportunities to develop the skills that will enable them to be more independent in their learning.  Pupils are expected to become increasingly responsible for themselves as well as enjoying greater freedom around the school.  We provide the support needed for each child to reach their potential as well as enjoy the journey along the way.  Opportunities for group work are frequent as teamwork and collaboration are key skills for a successful life.  Children are encouraged to express their individual talents across the curriculum and there are plenty of opporunities in assembly to celebrate these achievements.  We enjoy sharing their successes in and out of school.

During the year we learn about a range of exciting topics including Europe in geography, the Romans in history and Forces and Magnets in science.  Children have the opportunity to take part in class trips and visits to enhance these topics and they also go swimming in the spring term.  Maths and English are core  subject within the curriculum and parent support at home with reading, comprehension, multipication and division facts and homework are essential so that children make the best possible progrress in all areas of the curriculum.

We all enjoy being in Year 3 and look forward to an exciting year ahead.


13th March 2018

LO: To understand the life cycle of a plant.


As part of Science, we read ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. This gave us lots of opportunities for cross curricular learning. In Art, the children created plant life cycles in the style of Eric Carle to consolidate their understanding. They then wrote an explanation about plants in English.



7th March 2018

LO: To use minute intervals.

Year 3 have been learning how to tell the time in 15 minute, 5 minute and 1 minute intervals.


27th February 2018

LO: To gather inspiration for poetry.

Year 3 braced the freezing cold weather to gather ideas and inspiration to help us write a Tanka effectively. A Tanka is a Japanese poem which only has 5 lines and 31 syllables.

22nd February 2018

L.O. To know multiplication and division facts to 12.

Year 3 are making great progress learning their multiplication and division facts.  This week they have also used Purple Mash to help learn them.

9th February 2018

L.O. To perform to an audience.

Year 3 have been preparing for their class assembly this week. The theme was heath and fitness.  Everyone is Year 3 gave a superb performance and can feel proud of their achievements.

1st February 2018

L.O. To read for meaning using inference and deduction.

Year 3 have daily guided a reading session.  One day we read with Mrs Willams and the next day with Mrs Stephenson or Miss Pidgeon.  At other times in the week we read topic books and complete activites linked to the text.


26th January 2018

L.O. To read with expression and intonation.

Year 3 have been reading a playscript of ‘The Lion and The Mouse’ with Year 5.  Year 5 gave guidance and support to Year 3.

19th January 2018

L.O. To order and compare decimal numbers.

We have been comparing decimal numbers and using place value to order them.

10th January 2018

L.O. To play lacrosse

Year 3 have been learning how to scoop and pass the ball in Lacrosse.

15th December 2017

L.O. To add fractions

Year 3 have been using coloured cubes to add fractions together.

6th December 2017

LO: To learn what life was like in the Stone Age

This week children visited Celtic Harmony to go back in time to the Stone Age.  During the day they learnt how to make fire, build shelters, hunt for food, shape tools and trade goods. It was a great day despite the cold.  The children definitely have a clearer idea of how difficult life was for Stone age people and what they needed to do to survive. A big thank you to Mrs Amass and Mrs Smith for accompanying us on our trip.


1st December 2017

L.O. To find the fractions of a shape

We have been exploring fractions in maths.  We have found 1/2,1/4 and 1/8 of different shapes.

23rd November 2017

L.O. To learn ‘Rock step, triple step, triple step, rock!

Mr Sapsed has been teaching Year 3 dance steps from the Lindy Hop.

14th November 2017

L.O. To understand pitch

In music we have been learning songs about pitch.  We have to work with our partners to clap our hands high, low and in the middle at the right times.

1st November 2017

L.O. To learn a dance routine

This term, Year 3 have been developing their core strength and co-ordination skills in dance.  They have performed to new routines to other classes and enjoyed being taught by Mr Sapsed.


20th October 2017

L.O. To research products to inform own ideas

In Design and Technology we have been looking at the design features of photograph frames and exploring our own ideas.


13th October 2017

L.O. To investigate the properties of shape

In maths we have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes.  These pictures show the outcomes of an investigation using a variety of sticks to make a 2D shape.

 3rd October 2017

L.O. To create cave paintings.

In art we  have been looking at cave paintings as part of our Stone Age topic in history.  We mixed paint to create a rock- like coloured background. We then used charcoal to draw our animals and people.