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Welcome to Class 3F.

Welcome to Year 3 and Newhall Junior School.  We will be sharing our learning and adventures in school on this page throughout the year so please check back regularly.


This term we will begin by refreshing our memories after the holidays with some of the Year 2 expectations within Maths and English.

In English the children will be:-  

  • focusing upon ensuring they fully understand and use spelling patterns and their phonic knowledge and begin to learn some of the expected Year 3 spellings. (see the link on the Year 3 page for the words children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 3 & 4)
  • focus upon developing their ability to manipulate language to create 'super' sentences from which they can begin to then further develop with their Year 3 learning.
  • learning how to write a narrative in the form of a myth.
  • continue to develop their reading fluency and begin to build upon their deeper understanding of what they have read.


In Maths, the children will be introduced to the Singapore approach to teaching which is has a proven success rate.  We will begin this journey by:-

  • ensuring the children's understanding of place value(tens and units)
  • developing mental recall of simple addition and subtraction facts.
  • revising their knowledge of multiplication to rapid recall times tables.


In our theme work this half term the children will be learning the following:-

Science - Animals(including Humans), which will involve the children learning about healthy eating and balanced diets.  They will, also, be learning about animal skeletons and how the muscles work.

History - Ancient Greeks, which will involve the children learning about the life within this time period and comparing with their own experiences toda.


The children will be provided with a home reading book, weekly spellings and a homework grid from which they can choose their activity to share with the class each week.  


If you are unsure or have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I am on the playground each morning before school.


Thanks Mrs Fisher




The children have been continuing to work with Maria, the storyteller, to develop their understanding of Ancient Greece through story and drama.  In English, the children have been exploring narrative through the form of myths to enable them to write their own myth by the end of term.

The Trojan Horse

The children have been learning all about the story of The Trojan Horse with Maria, the storyteller.  We listened to Maria tell the story and then, in the classroom, we created our own freeze frames of each event from the story to create our own storyboard.  See the photos below.

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Maths - Ordering two digit numbers

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English - Making sentences using conjunctions.

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The children have continued to explore Rocks within Science and became Paleontologists for the afternoon to explore fossils.  They used brushes to carefully remove sand to discover a range of different fossils.  They have, also, met a Geologist.

Rock Talk!

We met Mr. Collins(Geologist) who shared his knowledge about rocks and soils with all the Year Three.  The children enjoyed exploring the different types of rock and how these are created through a range of activities.  Mr. Collins, also, shared how soils are made.  See the photos below:-

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Discovering fossils

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The children have been continuing to explore the pre-historic period and have been creating timelines to show the chronological order of key aspects.  With Maria, the storyteller, the children have been exploring the many occupations that developed during the Iron Age including:- Farmers, Weavers, Wood Turners, Potters, Flour Grinders and Blacksmiths.

Exploring the Iron Age

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In Science we have been exploring rocks and composing questions that we would like answered about these. We used the magnifying glasses to take a closer look at a range of different rocks.

Science - Exploring Rocks

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We have been learning Place Value and played some games using the tens and ones.  The children are learning to exchange the ones to make ten.


Exchange Ten Maths Games

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English and History

Our History focus this half term is to explore the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  We began this learning with a visit from a Stone Age woman(Maria Whatton - Storyteller) whom the children discovered in the school hall.  They were able to ask her some very though provoking questions to aid their understanding of what life in the Stone Age would have been like.  The children were particularly intrigued that the Stone Age woman did not understand much of the technology and every day language they used.

The Stone Age Woman

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