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Please use the link below to see all the fantastic work completed in our Spanish lessons.

Week ending 19.4.24

What a fantastic start to the new summer term! Year 3 have been brilliant this week and settled back into the last full term of the year.


In Maths, we have been looking at our fractions topic. We have started to add and subtract fractions and we have looked at partitioning the whole in a variety of ways such as: bar models, the part whole model and equations.


In English, we have started our new vehicle text called, 'Dear Earth'. This is an environmental unit so we have been looking at our planet and how amazing it can be! We started with an immersive lesson trying to predict what our story could be about. Then, we created spine poems to celebrate our beautiful planet!


We have also started our new Science topic which explores how we can save bees! We have started to look at the lifecyle of a bee and labelled parts of it!


What a special day as the children celebrated with the 'Easter Experience' and explored Jesus's journey!

In P.E, we have been working on our throwing and catching skills.

In Geography, we have finished our topic by the children creating documentaries to explain what mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes are!

Our first book club of the summer term! Year 3 are enjoying showing and sharing their books to the rest of the class.

Happy Easter from Year 3!

Year 3 have been busy continuing to work on their fitness challenge!

Week ending 22.3.24


In English, we have started to explore the feelings of our character 'Jemmy Button' as he travels to a new setting. We looked at his actions, feelings and how he was finding the hectic city.



In Maths, we have moved onto our new topic and we have been looking at mass. The children have looked at grams and kilograms and even experimented with measuring equipment around the classroom!



Happy Maths Day!

In P.E, we have continued to work on our fitness challenge for PSHE.

In Science, we have started to experiment with what a plant needs in order to be health and to grow strong.

We have been looking at how plants transport water by the xylem.

Week ending 15.3.24


What a fantastic week we have had! We have thoroughly enjoyed Science week! Alongside this, we have started our new vehicle text called, 'Jemmy Button'. The children had to create predictions about what they think the story might be about and what might happen throughout. After this, we created a simile poem based on the sea and the sky.


In Maths, we have started our new topic 'Mass and Capacity'. The children have started to look at number lines and how to label them correctly.

A drama workshop about carbon monoxide!

Year 3 are thoroughly enjoying Science week. We were lucky enough to have OCA high school in that had us exploring different stations!

Well done to our fantastic performers for their class worship on 'forgiveness'. The children worked extremely hard all day and the performance was fantastic!

Week ending 8.3.24


Well done to Year 3 for a fantastic week. We have worked extremely hard in our tests and the results have been amazing.


In English, we have been busy creating a report about rivers. The children have used creative language and superb grammar skills in their reports. 


In Maths, we have been looking at fractions on a number line. 


We have been carrying out our PSHE fitness challenge to see if we can improve our results!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our amazing mums/carers/nans and aunties!

Happy World Book Day 2024!

We were lucky to listen to Michael Mopurgo read an extract from his book, 'The Butterfly Lion'.

World Book Day Quiz!

Thank you to our mystery readers this week! We had lots of fun listening to your favourite stories.

Drop and Read!


Our PSHE fitness challenge!

In Computing, we have been looking at scratch and how to create algorithms.

Week ending 23.2.24


Year 3 have enjoyed being back for the rest of the spring term. We have been extra busy!


In Maths, we have started out fraction unit. We have looked at the numerator and denominator and what the actually mean. We then went on to compare fractions and worked out that the smaller the denominator, the bigger the fraction as long as the numerator is the same.


In English, the children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the '7 Natural Wonders of the World'. We spend time researching them and even pretending we were tour guides!



In R.E, we have started to look at the 'Easter Story' and what different emotions are present at this time.




Year 3 were busy painting painting their Roman thumb pots

Inclusive Sports!

Year 3 were working like Historians this week!

Our last gymnastics lesson!

Our TT Rockstar Winners!

Year 3 have been celebrating Children's Mental Health Week!

Week ending 2.2.24


What a great week we have had! Alongside this, we have finished our R.E topic looking at how change can impact our lives and how Jesus changed people's lives. We then looked at fossils and soil in Science. We have started our experiment to investigate what soils are permeable. 


In Maths, we have carried on with our measurement topic and we have looked at equivalent lengths.



We have been looking at the beautiful imagery in our story, 'The Rhythm of the Rain'. We focused on our senses and tried to incorporate this into our short descriptions.

Year 3 have thoroughly enjoyed designing their own gardens. They had a budget of £1000 to spend and it has to designed for the purpose of someone who faces a challenge. Their presentations were creative and detailed. After that, they had to plan an opening event.

We were extremely grateful to have Mrs Liptrot in this week. Mrs Liptrot is a lay reader in church and spoke to us about her calling from God.

Week ending 27.1.24


In English, we have been reading our new vehicle text which is called 'The Rhythm of the Rain'. We have been looking at new vocabulary and trying to use these words in our writing. We have also tried to create sentences using prepositions to give more information and develop our sentences. Alongside this, we explored the -ly suffix and homophones such as there, their and they're.


In Maths, we have moved on to measurement. We have started to measure in cm, m and mm.


In PSHE, we have started a project to build a garden. We have to work as a team to design our garden and spend £1000 on items to make it great!

Year 3 have been creating short sequencing with apparatus this week.

Week ending 19.1.24


What a great week in Year 3! We started the week by having the Dog's Trust in to tell us how to be safe around dogs.


After this, we worked hard to finish our non-chronological reports in English. The children have created fantastic work! We have then moved onto introduction our new vehicle text which is called 'The Rhythm of the Rain'. We described the beautiful imagery in the book and concentrated on using 'an' and 'a'.


In Maths, we have been finishing our multiplication topic and the children have used concrete resources to help them work out the answer to some tricky questions! We have looked at using flexible partitioning to help us exchange our tens into ones to work out some two-digit number problems. We even looked at dividing with remainders.


Year 3 Geologists! We have looked at different types of rocks and tested to find out their properties. We then tried to work out if they were sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic.

Balancing in gymnastics!

We were extremely lucky to have the Dog's Trust visit us this week. They taught us how to approach dogs, how to keep safe around them and protect them and what they eat. We really enjoyed meeting Bethan and Molly (the dog).

Week ending 12.1.24


Happy New Year from Year 3! We have had a super busy week and have been excited to get stuck into our new topics. The children have worked extremely hard so should be very proud of themselves.


In Maths, we have been learning how to multiply a 2 digit number by 1 digit number. We even tried to use the column method! Our 3s, 4s, and 8s have been very useful! We even had to exchange over into the tens column.

We have started to write our non-chronological reports about foxes in English. They are looking fantastic! We have learnt different facts about them and we even found out that they belong to the canine family! 


We have continued with gymnastics this half term and explored adding transitions in and out of balances. Then, we added this to a short sequence of movements.


We enjoyed acting out our story in PSHE and using our 'Solve It Technique' to solve the conflict between friends.



Our Team Points Winners

The Talent Show!

Year 3's Christmas Party!

Week ending 15.12.23

What a brilliant week! Year 3 have been busy as they have had a special visitor in telling them about a  request from Fox. Fox would like our class to write a non-chronological report to explain to everyone that foxes are not always mischievous. In preparation for this, we explored new vocabulary. The children had to search for the words around the room and identify if they were positive or negative words.


In Maths, we have been carrying on with our 4 and 8 times tables whilst looking at our division facts. Well done to the children that have worked hard on TT Rockstars to try these new times tables.


We have been carrying on looking at light in Science and we have been investigating shadows.



Year 3 Certificate Winners!

Santa Dash!

Week ending 8.12.23


Year 3 have had a fantastic week as we start to celebrate Christmas!


In English, we have been busy writing a narrative fable. The children have used class vocabulary and focused on using conjunctions in their writing.



In Maths, we have been busy looking at our 3 times table. We have looked at our multiplication and division facts. We have enjoyed learning our times table song to help us remember.



We have been busy in Geography as we have used atlases to identify different countries nearby the UK. We enjoyed describing the location of countries using cardinal directions. We continued using the glockenspiels in Music and learned how to play a short tune. We also used call and response to practise playing the notes. In dance, we continued learning our routine and developed the choreography.


Christmas Fun Day!

Week ending 1.12.23


What a busy week! Year 3 loved their school trip on Tuesday to the World Museum. We were lucky enough to have a special Stone Age workshop where we looked at real artefacts! Alongside this, Year 3 have been working extremely hard during our end of term's assessments. 


In dance, we have been working on a short dance and performed it to the rest of the class. 


In Science, we looked at how harmful the sun can be to our eyes and how we can protect our eyes and ourselves when we are in the sun.


We started our first Geography lesson of Year 3. We has a recap of the UK and looked at the countries and capital cities that are apart of it.

Then, we explored the following...


Year 3 trip to the World Museum

Week ending 24.11.23


In English, the children have been exploring the different character's emotions from our vehicle text. We have been using different techniques such as: hot seating, conscience alley and role play to understand each character. The children fully immersed themselves into the characters which was fantastic!



In Maths, we have started our multiplication and division topic. We have been exploring equal groups and arrays.


Year 3 scientists have been busy identifying which objects are reflective on a scale of 1 to 5. We have been learning how light travels in straight lines. When light from an object is reflected by a surface, it changes direction. It bounces off the surface at the same angle as it hits it. We learnt that smooth, shiny surfaces such as mirrors and polished metals reflect light well. Dull and dark surfaces such as dark fabrics do not reflect light well.




Week ending 17.11.23


Year 3 have certainly had a busy week! Whilst we are approaching the end of our addition and subtraction topic, we have started to focus on using our estimating skills and using the inverse to check if ours answers are correct.

In English, we have carried on reading our vehicle text 'Fox' and explored our key vocabulary. We have used dictionaries to learn the meanings of words and started to incorporate these into sentences.

Year 3 acted out different scenarios that had conflicts and arguments in them and looked at solutions to the problems.

First time using the glockenspiels in Year 3!

Week ending 10.11.23


Year 3 have had an extremely challenging week as we have tried to master the column method in Maths. The children have been working on addition and subtracting when they have to exchange in the tens and the hundreds columns.




In English, the children were introduced to their new vehicle text. They had to explore the classroom the find key words and items that were linked to our book. After that, they used the information to create predictions about the story and the main characters.



Sadly, we said goodbye to our Stone Age topic as we finished looking at the Iron Age period and how it changed before the Romans invaded! The children created posters to present to the rest of the class.




Year 3 showed off their talents this week as we developed our skills by using the apparatus in Gymnastics.

Week ending 20.10.23


In Mathematics, Year 3 have certainly been working hard! They have started to add 1s across a 10 and 10s across a hundred. This is the preparation for when we begin to learn the column method next week!


In English, we have started to write a report to capture the Iron Man. The children have been extremely excited to use some of our key vocabulary and conjunctions within their writing. Will this report finally stop the Iron Man and put an end to his madness?


The children have been learning different stories from the Bible in R.E. We have looked at Abraham, Moses and Jonah. We looked at the Stonehenge in History and the children were fascinated by it. They suggested lots of different reasons why it has been created and enjoyed looking at the Sky Scape online.



Take a look at some of our footballers in this week's P.E lesson!

Week ending 13.10.23

What a great week Year 3 have had! Well done to all our children who performed in our Harvest worship. This week, we finished our Harvest lessons by looking at how Jewish people celebrate Harvest.


In Maths, we have been looking at adding ones, tens and hundreds to a three digit number.


In English, we received a letter from the mayor asking us to create a 'trap' for the Iron Man. The children have started to create ideas about their traps and how they could trick the Iron Man.


For updates on Spanish, please see the MFL page.



In PSHE, we have been looking at different scenarios and if the children have made positive choices. We looked at what consequences or rewards were fair.

Week ending 6.10.23


Year 3 have worked extremely hard this work as they have been writing their first piece of extended writing this academic year. The creativity and ideas that they have offered has been fantastic!


In Maths, we have finished our place value topic. The children have been busy comparing and ordering numbers up to 1,000.


We have been practising our Harvest assembly whilst exploring how other countries celebrate Harvest.

Week ending 29.9.23
Well done to Year 3 for a fantastic week!


In English, we have written our plans for our writing next week. We will be writing a 'threat narrative' about the Iron Man. Here are some of the grammar and vocabulary we have been looking at.


In Maths, we have been continuing with our place value topic. We have been looking at numbers up to 1,000 and what this looks like on a number line. We have been estimating where different numbers would fit on this number line.


On Tuesday, we celebrated the European Day of languages and looked at Switzerland. Year 3 were able to locate it on a world map and recognise where Bern the capital city is. After that, we tried Swiss cheese and chocolate. The chocolate was certainly a winner!

Week ending 22.9.23

Well done to our Year 3 children for working extremely hard this week! In Maths, we have been looking at partitioning numbers in different ways instead of just hundreds, tens and ones.




Alongside this, we have started to learn our three times table!

In English, we have been looking at conjunctions and how to use them in sentences. We experimented with using them at the front of a sentence too.




We have been learning about the Harvest Festival and why it's important for us to celebrate. In Spanish, we have been learning farewell phrases. Adios!

Week ending 15.9.23

Well done to Year 3 for their first full week! They have embraced all of their learning experiences head on.
Here is a quick summary of what we have been up to:
In English, we have been exploring our Iron Man story further. We have been creating expanded noun phrases and similes to describe him.

In Maths, we have been looking at different ways to represent numbers up to one hundred. We finished the week with counting in hundreds.

The children have been back learning Spanish with Mrs Kimmins.  This week in Spanish, they have been learning how to say and write greetings for different times of the day.

Our first English lesson

Week ending 8.9.23

In English, the children had an immersive experience and had to try to connect the clues to work out what our new story will be about. We created predictions and we are looking forward to see if they are right! 

Welcome back everyone! What a fantastic week we have had settling in! This week, we have looked at our class charter and our rules for our classroom. The children have made a great start to Year 3 and we are really looking forward to getting stuck into all of our topics. 

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to our new class blog for 2023 - 2024. We cannot wait to have some wonderful times learning new things together. The Year 3 adults are Miss Tilley and Mrs Buckley.


We are really looking forward to the year ahead and all the new and exciting learning, adventures and trips to support our learning with our KEYS Curriculum.


With our Christian Vision “I can do everything through God who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13 I know we will strive to do our BEST.


All the information your child needs will be given on their return in September.


Enjoy the summer holiday and look forward to seeing you in September.