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Year 3

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the exciting things that we are getting up to in Year 3. Whether you are a child or a parent, this section will have information to help you maximise learning and find out about what is going on, including homework, curriculum details for each year group and wider learning opportunities.

Our topic this term is 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age'.

Meet the Teacher will be on Thursday 13th September - we hope to see you all there. 

Our days for P.E are Tuesday and Thursday- please make sure your child has a complete, appropriate P.E kit which includes trainers. 

Mr Field and Mrs Mainwaring  


New Term

Please find our Spring Term link letter below which will explain a lot more about the term and what we will be covering. 

In the coming weeks, we will upload this terms topic homework below once we have discussed it with the children. 

Below you will also find any additional letters throughout this term.

If you have any questions, come and see us at the door at the end of the day or feel free to email us. 

Home Reading

This year we are having a big push on reading to really help our children with their general reading and comprehension. As you will be aware, they have new reading diaries - please make sure you are reading daily with your child and signing the diary. If there is a valid reason you have been able to read such as gymnastics, cubs or swimming etc, please pop it in the diary so we know. We also love to hear about the amazing things your children do outside of school! You may also have noticed they have come home with a brand new book on a different coloured stage. Do not panic, this is not a mistake, we have just changed our banding system so the colours no longer mean what they used to and different year groups now have different colours. 

Please remind your children to bring their diary and book to school every day to be checked.

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This week in Year Three

4th June 2019

This week is Carnival Arts Week! We have already had an amazing couple of days looking at the different carnivals from around the world, created some animal silhouette art and have begun to design our masks for the parade on Friday! Check back throughout the week for more updates and have a look at Facebook for some photos of our work. 

10th May 2019 

This week in Year Three we have been very busy! On Tuesday we had Mrs Jones from Herefordshire Council in to teach us about road safety. We used what she taught us to go out on the roads near school and practice crossing the road safely and sensibly. We will be doing it again next week and hopefully we will all receive a certificate! Check out the Facebook page for some photos.

We have also started looking at our new topic of The Great Outdoors in more detail by doing some art and some geography.

In literacy we have begun our new unit all about stories with a dilemma by looking at "The Tunnel" by Anthony Brown. Next week we will go to find our own tunnel to help us with our writing. Pictures will be posted to Facebook. 

Previous Weeks

This week in Year Three we are back on track with our topic after a week of doing some tests in which Year 3 were amazing! We have begun exploring fractions in maths and looking at Shakespere’s Globe theatre in more detail for topic.

In literacy, we have started our new unit on superheroes where we have exploded different heroes from films and had a go at designing our own. They look awesome! 

25th March 2019

This has been a busy week in Year Three. In maths we have been looking at data handling and exploring graphs, charts and tables. We will need this for STEM week next week! 

In literacy we have been exploring play scripts and have even had a go at performing our own mini plays. Photos to follow! 

In PE we have started looking at two new sports, football and badminton.

We have also had some fabulous parent help to create our own hand puppets. These are going really well and we cannot wait to show you! 


Previous Weeks

27th February 2019

This has been a very busy week in Year Three. It has been our student teachers last week so they have been busy teaching some exciting lessons to the children.

We have been sketching portraits of William Shakespeare, exploring the continents and oceans of the world and learning about money. 

In PE we have been playing some netball and beginning to perfect our 'Alice in Wonderland' dances with the help of Sophie from PACES. 

In D&T we are starting to look at sewing and making hand puppets so we have a request for parents - please see below!

28th January 2019

This has been our first full week back in the Spring term and it has been a very busy one!

We have been learning how to multiply using short multiplication, learning a new story in Literacy called 'Adventure at Sandy Cove" and starting our new topics of 'That's Entertainment' and Forces and Magnets. 

We have also started learning our three songs that we are going to perform at a very special event for the Mayor of Ross-On-Wye.

Please have a look below for the lyrics so your child can start learning them. There are also three videos below with the backing track and lyrics on screen to help your child learn the songs. 

End of Autumn Term 

This week has been the final week of the Autumn term. The children have been exploring the Nativity story in RE, writing about unicorns in Literacy and have been enjoying the festivities in school. This afternoon we had an amazing Christmas party playing games and making Christmas shortbread.

Next Term our topic will change. Our new topic will be 'That's Entertainment' where we will be looking at musical theatre, studying stage design and we have a professional dance coach coming in to teach us about West End dancing. 

We will be reading 'Bill's New Frock' by Anne Fine and turning it into a play script. Later in the term, we will be focusing on William Shakespeare and his plays. 

The Year 3 Teaching Team would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas and an amazing New Year and we look forward to working with you once again in 2019!

1st December

This week we have started looking at multiplication and division in Maths and learning our times tables. We have been doing really well so far! We have also been looking at the Stone Age in more detail - especially how resourceful they were! 

In PE we have started to learn how to play tag rugby. 

23rd November 2018

This week we have been looking at a new story all about defeating a monster. We have already explored the story and had chance to act it out and share our performances with the year group. In Art we have been exploring Stone Age pottery and have even had a go at making and decorating our own thumb pots.

We are really looking forward to Friday for Children In Need and we cannot wait to see all of the talent on show from the school!  

16th November 2018 

We had an incredible week celebrating Hope for the World and Mankind. We looked at our hopes for ourselves, our World and what we can do to help make our World a better place. We also spent the week studying WW1 and how the soldiers and people back home felt and what they would have been hoping for.

In the afternoons we spent our time looking at other cultures from around the world and how their hopes may differ from ours. We looked specifically at Hinduism. The children were so respectful and very inquisitive about a new faith. 

Overall it was an amazing week! 

9th November 2018

This week we have been working really hard on our songs and words for the harvest production. It is really coming along nicely and we can wait to show it to you on Tuesday 23rd October. We have also been working really hard in Literacy writing our own stories called 'The Three Woolly Mammoths' and in Maths we have been adding and subtracting with three digit numbers.

Can we remind you label all of our children's belongings clearly with indelible ink. The 'red box' by the door is beginning to fill up with unnamed jumpers and other items of clothing. If you think your child is missing something, please feel free to have a search in the box at the end of the day.  

24th September 2018 

We have had a great week this week. In topic we have been looking at animals that were around during the Stone Age, in maths we have started our new unit on addition and subtraction, in literacy we have been creating comic strips for the Three Billy Goats Gruff and we have been working really hard on our words and songs for our harvest assembly!
















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