Year 3 2018/19


Welcome back to school, and welcome to Key Stage 2!

This year, our Year 3 team will be led by Mr Reardon, Mrs Plant and Mrs Knight, and we will be supported by Mr Newell, and Mrs Carlisle.

Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays (Mrs Plant's class) and Wednesdays and Thursdays (Mr Reardon and Mrs Knight's class) so you will need your PE kit for then

As always, we look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions, please come and speak to any member of the Y3 team.

Summer 2 Term

Wow! We can't believe that we are already in the final half term of this academic year.

Our learning journey title this half term is 'Can you conquer Conkers?'.

We are super excited for our residential at the start of July where we will be visiting Twycross Zoo, sleeping overnight at Willesley Campsite (don't worry - you don't need a tent!) and then proceeding to Conkers for an amazing outdoor experience. Further details for our trip are on the APP.

In preparation for our trip, we are writing instructions about how to pack a suitcase in English. We are studying fractions in Maths to start our half term.

In Geography, we will be learning map skills to help us find our way to Twycross Zoo. In Science we are going to be studying the topic of light, and in RE we are finding out about how some religions see life as a journey.

Our violin lessons will continue in Music, and we shall be performing to the rest of the school later this half term. In Art and Design we will be developing our skills at working with clay, and our French lessons will be based around the weather. PE will see us practising athletics outside in preparation for Sports Day as well as undertaking some outdoor pursuits at Conkers. In Computing, we will be learning how to combine texts and graphics to communicate information to an intended audience.

As always, any questions - come and speak to any member of the Y3 team. Thanks again for all your support this school year.

Our Y3 Home Learning Challenge - Summer 2 2018/19 is available to download.

Summer 1 Term

Our learning journey this half term is all about plants and stories, and we will be asking the question 'Whose beanstalk is as tall as Jack's?'.

In Science, we will be exploring what plants need to grow, and learning to identify the different parts of flowers and plants, before we grow our own beanstalks! In English we will reading traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, and then writing our own stories.

In RE, we will be thinking about how community plays a part in some faiths, and our focus this half term will be Islam. As part of Geography lessons, we will be studying volcanoes, and locating where in the world volcanoes can be found.

We will be doing food technology as part of our Design and Technology lesson, where we will be looking at where food is grown before creating our own delicious recipes. PE this half term will be rounders - don't forget your PE kit!

Our Y3 Home Learning Challenge - Summer 1 2018/19 is available to download.

Spring 2 Term

In Spring 2 we are asking the question 'Have you got the pets factor?' and we are looking forward to a visit from Leanimals Mobile Zoo in March.

We shall be celebrating our new school pets (the guinea pigs) and learning how to care for them.

Our Y3 Home Learning Challenge - Spring 2 2018/19 is available to download.


Spring 1 Term

Happy New Year!

We are very excited to have a new member of the Y3 team, Mr Sudlow-Lane, working with us from now to the end of the year.

This half term Year 3 will be asking the question 'How do we get from stone to steel?' as our learning journey looks at the Stone Age in history using the popular children's book, Stone Age Boy.

We will be learning about rocks and soils in science, and studying Sikhism in RE. This half term will also see us take a trip to Creswell Crags on Monday 4th February as we explore the Ice Age hunters' caves and discover cave art. In art, we will be creating our own cave paintings using a range of materials, and we will be continuing Tag Rugby during our PE lessons.

Please make sure you have suitable PE kits in school as we will be going outside for PE. As always, if you have any questions or queries, please come and talk to any member of the Y3 team.

Our Y3 Home Learning Challenge - Spring 1 2018/19 is available to download.

Spring 1 Review

What a great half term we had in Spring 1.

We especially enjoyed our trip to Creswell Crags where we learned lots about how people lived in the Stone Age, and had fun trying to put skeletons of animals together.

We ended the half term with an invitation to parents to come and celebrate our half term of learning, and to join in using the technology in our amazing suite to become stone age people!

Autumn 2 Term

Our new learning journey begins on Monday 5th November when year 3 will be asking the question:

"Pokemon: can we catch 'em all?"

Our Y3 Home Learning Challenge - Autumn 2 2018/19 is available to download.



Autumn 1 Term

During this half term, the question we will be asking is;

"Who will speak for the trees, if the trees have no tongue?"

and we will start the term by reading The Lorax by Dr Seuss.

Our Y3 Home Learning Challenge - Autumn 1 2018/19 is available to download.


Autumn 1 Review

We ended our half term with a celebration of some fantastic learning that we had done in Year 3. This celebration was attended by many parents who got to see photographs of their children taken through the half term, and their children's books, before being told about a super trip that is being organised for summer 2019.

In order to raise funds for the super trip, Y3 are organising a Christmas Fayre which will take place in the afternoon on Tuesday 4th December.

We are calling on the generosity of our parents and community to support us with this. We are currently wanting;

  • teddies/soft toys in good condition for our teddy tombola
  • good quality toys, children's books and dressing up costumes
  • donations of sweets and chocolates
  • raffle prizes
  • parents who can spare a couple of hours to help our Y3 children run a stall at the Christmas Fayre.

If you can help in any way, please get in touch with a member of the Y3 team in school, and thank you in advance for your support.

Speedy Spellings!

said were where once friend
school because behind every beautiful
father improve sure could should
would who busy people half
accident actual although answer appear
believe caught certain describe different
eight continue address arrive breathe
build busy calendar centre century
mention probably remember separate though
thought through complete consider decide
disappear early      

The 2018/19 Y3 / Y4 Speedy Spellings are available to download.