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Year 3 Archive: 2018-2019

A Successful Half Term Learning Gymnastics in Year 3

We have been very lucky this half term as we have been learning floor routines in gymnastics. We started off with balances and progressed to different ways of travelling such as forward rolls. I am incredibly proud of the whole class for working well in groups and creating their own routines to showcase to the class.

Here are a few snapshots of their hard work:

Roman Mosaic Making in Year 3

Year 3 have worked incredibly hard researching, designing and making their own Roman mosaics. We made them out of authentic coloured stone tiles and created wonderful scenes inspired by the real Roman mosaics that we have seen in our learning. Please see some of our fantastic work below.

Fantastic Roman Experience at the Royal Armouries!

Mrs Arnott swooped in the save the day when Mrs Garnett fell ill (much to her annoyance!) and was unable to attend the year 3 trip to the Royal Armouries in Leeds. It was by all accounts a fabulous trip which was much enjoyed by everyone. 

Thank you to all those parents who came to help, it is very much appreciated :) 


Homework Award for the Whole Class!

Year 3 worked incredibly hard in their homework last week, a task that sounds simple but turned out to have some challenges: to make their own paper. I was very proud of their resilient attitude and the fact they did not let the toughness of the task stop them! And look at the results, some beautiful home made paper!

Testing Reflective Materials in Science

As part of our 'Light' science topic this half term, we have been looking at ways to stay safe in the dark. We have been testing different materials to see how reflective they are, then ranking them. 


Spring 2 Newsletter

We have a busy half term coming up here in Year 3, details of the exciting topics we will be covering can be found in our Newsletter. Below is a copy for you to download.

Year 3 - Proud Winners of the First Mathletics Trophy

Year 3 are incredibly proud to be the first class to take the brand new coveted Mathletics trophy back to class.

The trophy is awarded each week on a Friday to the class who have accumulated the most points collectively on Mathletics - the popular maths program which promotes learning through game playing. 

Keep up the hard Mathletics work year 3 :)

New Homework Matrix

This half term I have decided to give year 3 a choice with their homework. I have created a homework grid with a mixture of weekly tasks. The children can choose which task they would like to complete each week in their red book and hand it in on the normal Tuesday. Over the course of the half term they must complete 2 from each of the maths and English columns and 1 from the topic column - but they can do them in ANY order.


Year 3 have made some amazing rain forests as part of their homework. Fantastic creative work full of detail.

Check out Year 3 playing '3 Little Birds' on their ukuleles.

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An additional copy of the matrix is available below:

Spring 1 Spelling Words

In the normal style, the words for this term have been printed and given to year 3. We will go through each set of words in class and learn new strategies each week to help us remember these words. Year 3 are responsible for practising the weekly words at home before the test on Thursday. 

Remember year 3, while you may not have anything specific to hand in, your test results will show if you haven't been practising!

An additional copy of the spelling words is availavle below:

Year 3 and 4 bring the house down!

I am so incredibly proud of my amazing class, what a stunning performance by both year groups and how lovely they all looked in their outfits. Two pre-show pictures below:


Thank you to all of the parents for my incredibly generous gifts, it has been a fabulous term and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Merry Christmas!

We love learning our colours in Spanish!

Please take a minute to watch our video of us singing our favourite Spanish song where we practise our numbers AND our colours.


Spanish Colours and Numbers

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New Spellings for Autumn 2 Term

Please find attached the new spellings list for the coming half term. As a class we are trialling a more practical approach to learning our spellings, incorporating some of the active learning strategies we were recently taught through Burn2Learn.


Year 3 start to learn the ukulele!

As I am sure you are now aware, in year 3 we are incredibly lucky to have ukulele lessons with our fabulous instructor Mr Cairns. He comes in on a Wednesday morning after breaktime and we have 45 minutes of fun activities with our ukuleles but also our voices. Watch this space, videos and pictures to come over the coming year (and hopefully some amazing performances too!)

Below is our lovely teacher Mr Cairns posing with his own ukulele.


Mr Cairns and his trusty ukelele

Welcome to Year 3


What an exciting and fast paced start to the school year we have had! It is lovely to see you all back from summer and ready to learn. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know you all and am looking forward to the year ahead together.

Thank you very much to all those parents who came to the welcome talk last Friday, below you should find the timetable and long term plan we briefly discussed.



Homework will be set weekly in the follow subjects:

* Maths (alternate weeks)     DUE IN TUESDAY 

* English (alternate weeks)   DUE IN TUESDAY

* Spelling                                  DUE IN THURSDAY

Year 3 have a red A4 book for their maths and English homework and their spellings will be coming home in a plastic wallet for the moment (subject to change) As part of our pupil promises, decided by year 3, homework needs to be handed in every week.

Long Term Plan (STC)

I also gave out a 'cheat sheet' which gives a nice overview of the types of grammar and words we will be looking at over the coming year. If at any point you would like further information please just let me know and I will happily arrange this.


Writing Mat Year 3

Investors in Pupils

As part of the successful scheme year 3 chose a Roald Dahl theme for their display and have created their own individual 'enormous' crocodiles to move along as they progress with their target.


Our Investors in Pupils Display