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Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 Class!


Welcome to the Year 3 class page.  We hope you find this page informative and interesting.  Over time, we will be adding more about our class and the things we do.  We shall post half termly Creative Kickstart homework, spelling lists and other key information.  The class teacher is Mrs Hayes and the children are also supported by Mrs Hoskins and Mrs Clack.

This week - In English we are writing a form of poetry from Japan called haikus.  The children are looking forward to dance, which is inspired by fairground attractions like rollercoasters and haunted houses!  
13th January - We are writing an alternative ending to the story of Aladdin, following our exciting Panto trip last week.  In computing we are planning our 'Scratch' animations, and maths is an important life skill - adding and subtracting money.
6th January 2020 - Welcome back.  This week Year 3 are doing an exciting art topic called 'Creature in Amber', using glass pebbles.  We are learning about different types of poems and thinking carefully about how to show respect.  On Friday we have celebrating this by bringing home a Respect Card.

16th December - we are looking forward to Christmas Crafts, Team Treats and the Celebration Assembly

9th December - Dance is going well, please see the gallery for our poses!  We are excited about trying the Gold Challenge in Music, where we will accompany 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley with the glockenspiel.

2nd December 2019 - we are all looking forward to the Christmas production 'I'm Gonna Shine!'  We are writing exciting stories based on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt.

Keystage 2 - Year 3 Curriculum


Year 3 pupils are taught a wide variety of subjects from the New Curriculum and are assessed throughout the year against milestone 2. Throughout lower key stage 2 they will be assessed using a basic, advancing or deep understanding of their learning, using the milestone criteria.


What subjects do we cover?

• English: Writing, Reading and Communication
• Mathematics: To know and use numbers, multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape,    position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
• Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
• Art and Design Technology
• Computing
• Music
• History
• Geography
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Personal development and Citizenship, including our school Christian Values.
• MFL- French


Although there are all these discrete subjects, many are taught through a themed approach through a range of exciting topics and themes throughout the school year. In the Year 3 Class, our Christian school values are deeply embedded and every day we discuss our belief of the day which links to our focused Christian value for the half term.

Key Class information, including homework


  • Pupils are reminded to change their reading books every morning
  • Please send in a PE kit on a Monday and we will send it home every Friday for washing
  • Spelling Test – Monday (Results sent home on Friday in Home School Record Book)
  • Change library books – every Thursday
  • Multiplication/Division tests – Thursday (Results sent home on Friday in Home School Record Book)
  • Reading Homework – please read with your child at least 3 times a week (Checked every Friday)
  • KIRFs – Key Instant Recall Facts (Maths – one sheet is sent home each half-term and children are tested at the end of each half-term)
  • Creative Kickstart Homework – one piece of creative homework each half-term, details and hand-in dates will be sent out at the beginning of each half-term

KIRFs - Key Instant Recall Facts are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the mathematics work in school.  They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.  Each half term, children will be assessed in their year group's KIRF.


Creative Kickstart - this is given out at the beginning of each half term with details and hand-in date
Useful Links
Class Gallery

'Creature in Amber' - art project using glass pebbles

Year 1 and Year 3 learning together (December 2019)


The children made a tin foil boat and predicted how many coins it would hold.  They placed their boat in water and kept adding coins until the boat sank.  Using what they had observed from their first design, they made a second tin foil boat and checked whether they had improved the design.



1st - the best boat held 230 coins

2nd - the second best boat held 108 coins

3rd - the third best boat held 100 coins

Buoyancy (December 2019)



Help!  We are treasure hunting in South America and one of our party needs urgent medical attention as a poisonous spider has bitten them.  We have no means of getting across the Amazon River to the hospital.  We have lollipop sticks and elastic bands, so we are building a message-sending catapult.

Catapult making (December 2019)

Dance - Strike a Pose! (December 2019)

All ready for the Christmas show! (December 2019)

Cooking Mince Pies (December 2019)

Forest School (September 2019)