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Welcome to Year 3


Chaffinch Class Curlew Class Woodpecker Class

Mr Fitzpatrick

Mrs E Hewes (1:1)

Mrs Pyne (1:1)

Miss Wood

Mrs Stupple

Miss Potts (1:1)

  TA's Mrs Hoggins and Mrs Lockyer across Yr 3  

Some Reminders

Please ensure that ALL your children’s clothing is named, including trousers, skirts and shirts. When the children get changed for PE it is hard for them to find the right white shirt if it is not named.

Please also ensure that the children have a named water bottle in school every day.


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Week Ending 6th July

This week has been assessment week and all the children have worked extremely hard completing reading, maths and GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling) tests.

A huge well done to all of them.

This week was our last swimming session, it has been wonderful to see how much enjoyment the children have had and the amazing progress they have made with their confidence and stroke techniques.

In Science we are learning about plants and what they need to grow healthily.

We are all waiting patiently for our seeds to emerge.

Next week we will learn about pollination and seed dispersal.

Any seeds from your garden would be great.


Week Ending 22nd June

This week we have been very busy in Literacy writing our character descriptions and setting a scene.

The children have been using super descriptive language.

In Numeracy we are working hard revisiting number calculations as week 5 is assessment week.

Well done for the super improvements in spellings.

The 3 work practice every night is paying off! You are superstars, keep aiming high.

We had a wonderful time on our trip on Tuesday and the children were a credit to the school and behaved impeccably.

Week Ending 8th June

Welcome back to our final term in Year 3.

In Literacy this week we started our wonderful book “The Lost Happy Endings”.

During the term the children will use this text to write in different forms.

We have started looking at the different characters.

In DT the children have been looking at how pneumatics could power a vehicle.

They have enjoyed building their cars to test this.

We are looking forward to Art Week, which begins on Monday and we will be exploring Indian art.


Week Ending 18th May

This week in Science we have been learning about light.

The children went on a shadow hunt to understand how shadows are created.

We will also look at how light is reflected and the children will be designing a book bag that will reflect the light.

We have been revisiting addition and subtraction in numeracy and deepening the children’s understanding using problem solving.

In art we have been outside sketching trees and using shading techniques to create depth and tone.

Week Ending 20th April

Welcome back to Term 5.

We have a very busy time ahead with our learning and some exciting challenges too.

This week in Literacy we have begun to explore the marvellous book ‘Leon and the Place Between. 

The children have been creating storyboards and discussing their ideas and thoughts, which will support them with their writing.

In Numeracy we have been learning how to tell the time. Please support your child and use an analogue clock and practise using the terms ‘to and past the hour’.

We are looking forward to beginning our swimming lessons next week.


Week Ending 23rd March

During the past two weeks the children have been working extremely hard in Literacy and they have produced some amazing writing, using super descriptive language linked to our featured book ‘The Twits’.

The children thoroughly enjoyed Science Week and we were amazed with all of their intriguing inventions.

Next week the children will be making healthy smoothies they have planned and designed and then they will be able to consume the final product.

This week has been assessment week, a bit well done to all the children for their hard work completing their tests.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Parents Evenings.

Week Ending 9th March

Hope you all enjoyed your snow week, unfortunately this means we have a lot to get done over the next 3 weeks.

In Literacy we are continuing our focus on the Roald Dahl book ‘The Twits’ and in Numeracy we are focusing on multiplication and division.

As you know, it will be Science Week next week, we hope you and your child have been busy working on your projects and we look forward to seeing them.


Week Ending 26th January

In Literacy the children have been reading a modern day traditional tale ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’.

They have been developing their language skills, writing descriptions for characters and settings.

This week we started writing our own modern day versions based on the book.

In Numeracy we have been working on multiplication and division and will be learning about fractions over the coming weeks. Roman Britain has been our focus for history this term and the children have been learning about life in Britain during this period in history.

We are looking forward to Grandparent’s afternoon on Thursday.

Week Ending 12th January

Welcome back to Term 3.

In Literacy we have begun looking at the features of traditional tales.

The children have been using descriptive language to describe characters and settings.

In Numeracy we have been learning to tell the time using an analogue clock.

Please support your children by asking them to tell you the time.

We have started this terms spelling bee, could you please practise these at home.

We have sent you an electronic copy of the booklet through Marvellous Me.


Week Ending 15th December

Last week the children worked extremely hard completing all of their assessment tests.

A big well done to them all.

We have been very busy rehearsing for our Christmas performance and we hope you will enjoy the performances.

The children have finished writing their reports on the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age.

This week we have been writing instructions linked to Christmas.

In Numeracy we have been learning about measure, measuring length and identifying weight and mass.

We are looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday for our Open Afternoon.

Week Ending 1st December

This week we have continued our writing based on our History topic Stone Age to Iron Age, with the children writing reports using all the features of a non fiction text.
The children have now created their own clay model of Stone Henge, which they created in our Art lessons.

We are busy practising our Christmas songs and look forward to singing to you at our Christmas concert.

Next week we will begin our end of term assessments which will end prior to the Christmas pantomime.

Please can you ensure that your child has returned their permission slip by Monday 4th December.

Please make sure they have sensible shoes and a warm coat.


Week Ending 17th November

Over the last two weeks the children have been working extremely hard writing their short stories linked to our class novel, Pebble in my Pocket.

They have demonstrated super learning using exciting adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

The children really enjoyed the workshops with Paul Nolan. T

hey were able to experience life in the Bronze Age by helping to build Foamhenge which enabled them to understand how difficult it would have been to build stone circles during this period in history.

Next week the children will start their reports on life in the Stone Age through to the Iron Age and in Art they will be using clay to create stone circles.

Week Ending 3rd November

This term we are linking our learning to the big idea ‘Yesterday, today and tomorrow’ by learning about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.

In Literacy we have been reading ‘Pebble in my Pocket’ and discovering how rocks are formed.

This links in with our science this term Rocks and Soils.

On Monday, to provide more engaging activities within this topic we have also invited in Paul Nolan (Author) to run an educational workshop.

We are also extremely lucky as we have an experienced coach in teaching golf skills for the whole of this term.


Week Ending 20th October

Over the past two weeks, in Literacy we have been continuing our learning journey about fables.

The children have now successfully written their own version of a fable.

In Numeracy they have learnt several methods of addition and are now learning different ways to subtract.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed our practical art activities where they have focused on tints and shade.

Thank you so much for coming in to see us at open afternoon, the children love to share their learning with you.

Next term we are extremely lucky as we have invited the author Paul Nolan to come in and run workshops.

Week Ending 22nd September

We have been all been working extremely hard on writing a play script based on our class book ‘Gregory Cool’.

In Science we have been identifying the different parts of a plant, they have looked at a variety of plants and have been developing their understanding on the function of the roots, stem and leaves.

All the children have now completed their Star reader quiz and should now be bringing home their Accelerated reader book every night.

Well done to all the children who are completing their AR quizzes.

In music the children have started to learn the recorder.

A quick reminder that the children need their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school on their allocated PE days.

Next week in literacy the children will be looking at persuasive language and creating a persuasive poster/leaflet on Tobago.


Week Ending 8th September

Welcome to Year 3.

The children have settled in extremely well and are adjusting to Key Stage 2 routines.

PE days for Chaffinch and Curlew are Wednesday and Friday and Thursday and Friday for Woodpeckers.

We are looking forward to lots of exciting learning experiences and hope that all of the children have enjoyed this week as much as we have.

Please remember Learning Logs homework will be set and handed in on a Friday.

Many thanks, we look forward to working with you.