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.

Happy New Year

We would like to wish all of our families a very happy New Year and hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and a restful break.

The children have started the new term full of enthusiasm. We have got off to a great start! We have lots to look forward to this term including a visit from ‘The Lady From The Past’ who will help us bring Anglo-Saxons and The Celts to life. Thank you to those families who have been working extremely hard on homework projects, we have already received some amazing examples. We can’t wait to see what else is going to come in.

We will continue to have a big focus on reading this term and encourage children to read at home at least 3 times per week, please sign your child’s planner so that they can receive class rewards for their efforts. Homework will still be sent home on a Tuesday to be returned the following Tuesday, it is really important that children get into a good routine and take homework seriously.

We are excited to be working with you all again this term.

Almost there!

It has been a very busy half term and the children are getting tired but they have been working extremely hard with performances, tests and still keeping up with the challenging lessons that they have had, in order to fit in everything we need to before Christmas.

Year 3 will be doing a carol service along with the rest of KS2 on Monday and Tuesday next week, please join us for some mince pies and coffee beforehand and come along to enjoy the show. The children have been working with our music teacher Mrs Smith and Miss Quinan in order to prepare and have made excellent progress with their singing and with their confidence.

We have a busy two weeks to follow with lots of Christmas activities planned, we are looking forward to having a magical time with the children.

Keep up the hard work!

Firstly, a huge thank you for all of your contributions for Children in Need today, we very much appreciate it – we will be finding out all about this important charity today.

Over the past few weeks, you may have heard your child talking about The Stone Age, they have been loving learning about pre-historic times. Look out for their project coming home which will be about The Celts, we will be learning about this time period in school but the children should do their own research at home where possible.

We are having a big push on reading, you should have seen a letter about bedtime story reading, the children should record the book they read each night with the possibility of winning a prize. We will also be having an author visit! Please keep up with the children’s reading at home, at least 3 times a week is very important.

As always, if you have any queries or questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.



Wow, what a busy half term!

Kittiwakes and Oystercatchers have had a very busy and challenging half term. The children have had huge adjustments to make coming into key stage 2 but have been amazing and have started to settle in brilliantly. Already they have been part of some exciting activities. Our STEM week and school trip have been particularly fun with lots of opportunities for learning through practical activities.

We are pleased with the enthusiasm from most children with regards to homework and reading. It is important that children read at least 3 times per week and have their planners in on a Friday to be checked and signed. Maths and literacy homework goes home on a Tuesday and is due the following Tuesday along with spelling and times tables tests. Please encourage your children and support them with their homework as well as continuing to practise spellings and their times tables as often as possible.

Please check our gallery to see some pictures of some of the things we have been up to so far in Year 3.

We hope you have a well deserved restful half term, with lots of reading of course!

Tour De France

This week, we were given the opportunity to explore all things linked to the Tour De France. Currently, in France, the best professional cyclists are taking part in what is considered to be the hardest sporting event in the world. We found out about the history of the race, the importance of the different coloured jerseys, some fascinating facts about the race and the schedule for this year’s race. We were given a free choice of how to represent our findings.

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We all created our own new jersey design and came up with a reason for this jersey. For example, most resilient rider, best older rider, best team effort and last rider to finish. Some of us took part in a reading comprehension about the tour, some of us created posters or information leaflets and others found out what the ‘day to day’ life of a cyclist is like and wrote a diary entry. We then learned about legends of the Tour, with a particular focus on male and female British cyclists and then drew a portrait of the person who inspired us the most.

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