Year 3 Blog

Our Year 3 Classes are Kittiwakes and Oystercatchers.

Please read our blog to see what we get up to, or click here to find out information about our curriculum and how to help learning.

Welcome to Year 3!

A warm welcome to Year 3! We have had a great start to the term and the children have all settled well into the routines of their new year group. We enjoyed learning about our class names Oystercatchers and Kittiwakes.

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A very busy summer term

Year 3 have been extremely busy this half term. Both classes have been swimming and have made excellent progress.They have been to Live Tales Theatre where they created their own story and had a great morning doing drama and coming up with some fabulous ideas. Our trip to The Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda was extremely successful, the children were amazing, their behaviour impeccable and a great day was had by all. Some of the children even got to handle some of the artefacts from the excavation site.

We only have 2 weeks left, the weather is beautiful and we look forward to an exciting end to the year. Please see the Year 3 gallery for photos to see what we have been getting up to!

Pen pals in China!

Year 3 have received letters this week from their pen pals in China, they were very excited and can’t wait to write back. We will be having a lunchtime letter writing session so that the children can reply as soon as possible as their Chinese friends are very keen to hear from them. They were thrilled to get their first letters from us, almost as thrilled as our children were to receive their reply.

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Over the next few weeks, we will be video calling our Chinese friends and getting to know a little bit more about Chinese culture. The school that our friends attend is in BaoDing, Hebei in China.

World Book Day

World Book Day was a massive success with some amazing costumes, lots of reading and we were very proud of our Year 3 children. They welcome Year 1 children to read with them and were very mature in their attitudes and behaviour.

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Welcome Back!

We have got off to a very busy start already this half term. We have been following instructions to plant seeds linking our literacy with our science topic – plants. Children have been reading lots and completing Accelerated Reader tests on the books they have read which they are thoroughly enjoying doing.

Next week is a very busy week, we have parent’s evenings on Monday and Wednesday, if you haven’t already signed up if you could see one of the Year 3 staff to do so. World Book Day is Thursday, children are to come dressed as a book character, it doesn’t have to be an expensive costume, the homemade ones are just as good if not better so get creative! The day will be spent carrying out lots of reading activities including Year 3 reading with Year 1 children.

Keep an eye out for your child’s next topic project coming home, it will be about the Romans which they are currently studying in history.

Thursday 8th March is our Year group assembly, you will have received an invitation to come and watch your child perform a showcase of what we have learnt so far this year, followed by a visit to the classroom for your child to share some of their hard work with you.

We look forward to seeing you all over the next couple of weeks.