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Year 3


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Welcome to Year 3!


Welcome to Year 3.  We are so glad to welcome all the children in to Year 3 and look forward to a successful year ahead.


The Year 3 team consists of Mrs Nicholls(3N), Miss Ruck(3R) and Mrs Fisher and we are supported in class by Mrs Thompson and Mrs Lloyd.  We hope to be able to help and support both our children and their parents as best as we can this year.  Please get in touch if we can help you in any way.





Class Pages.

We are studying the work of Keith Haring this half term.

Have a look at the video below to find out more about him and then have a go at creating your own piece of art in his style.

Keith Haring for kids! Learn about the artist and create your own masterpiece! #ArtForKids

In this video we will learn about the American Pop Art and Graffiti artist Keith Haring!!I hope you enjoy it!Best,Miss TeresaMusic:

RE Workshop:Visit from the Open Centre

Today, we were visited by Eve from the Open Centre. We learned all about Hindu pilgrimages and how these are important to a Hindu believer.  We explored the artefacts they would take on the journey.

In year 3 we have been thinking about British Values and in particular 

Individual Liberty.

Take a look at the video below for an explanation of what this means.

British Values: Individual Liberty

Just look at what our elf has been up to so far! 🎄

Sensational Starter - How to be an Atlas Detective?

We spent a morning visiting three different countries in school to learn some aspects of their cultures.  The countries we visited were Wales, Poland and Italy where we tasted a range of foods associated with their cultures.

Homework Club

Every Wednesday we run a lunch time homework club.  Lots of children enjoy this time catching up with their learning. 



Spring 2

             This term our learning journey topic is “Derbyshire”(Geography) and our Science focus is “Are we different or are we the same?” We will explore the things that humans and animals need to survive.  In RE we will be learning about the Easter story.


Spring 1

         This term our learning journey topic is “What did the Greeks do for us?”(History) and in Science we will be exploring forces including magnets.

Autumn 2

         This term our learning journey topics is "How do we become an atlas detective?"(Geography) and "What is the use of light?"(Science).  We, also, learning about the Christian celebration of Christmas in RE and  Document Creation in Computing.  


    During Maths, we are continuing to learn about Addition and Subtraction, and then Multiplication and Division, whilst in Writing we are looking at developing our basic sentence writing skills linked to the book "Flotsam" and we will then write a narrative story.  In Reading, we are exploring a range of texts and developing our ability to respond to questions through our Reading Detective approach.  We are, also, looking at some Non Fiction linked to our Geography and Science themes.



PE(Gymnastics and Fitness)


    Year 3 will have PE lessons every Monday and Friday afternoon with their class teacher.  Please ensure that the children come to school in their PE kit on these days and have either removed their earrings or be able to take them out themselves.


Homework and Weekly Tests


     Homework will be given out on a Friday via Teams and is due on the following Wednesday.  Spellings are given to children to glue into their reading diary each Friday and the spelling test is conducted on the following Friday.  Remember you can use Sir Linkalot ( and Spelling Shed ( to practise spellings.  Club 99 is, also, every Friday and children have access to Times Table Rockstars to practise their times tables. (   Login details for all of these apps and websites can be found in your child's reading diary.


Autumn 1


    This term our learning journey topics was "What is the difference between life in the Stone, Iron and Bronze ages?"(History) and "How do rocks shapes our world?"(Science).  We, also, learned about the Hindu festival of Divali in RE and  E-Safety in Computing.  


    During Maths, we were learning about Place Value and Addition and Subtraction, whilst in Writing we were looking at Poetry, Non-Chronological Report writing and adventure story writing linked to the book "Stone Age Boy".  In Reading, we explored a range of picture books linked to our topic and enjoyed the story Mr Gum.  We, also, looked at some Non Fiction linked to our History and Science themes.



Newsletters and Homework Grids

Documents and Links to help you at home


Free classic stories to read at home

This link takes you to a page where you can access free word, pdf and audiobook versions of 6 children's classics.



Scholastic Chapter One project

Scholastic have recordings of top authors reading the first chapter of one of their books. Click the link below to check it out.



Maths activities to try out at home!


Try these games out at home to practice your times tables. Remember, you need to know your 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of year 3 in preparation for the National times table test in year 4. 

Common Exception Words.


Below are the common exception words that the children are expected to read and spell. Practice these at home using the fun ways stuck in your homework book!

Documents you may need: