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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

New Year Group Information


Year 3 are looking forward to an exciting year and have been really busy already!


Autumn 1

Year three are having a brilliant first half-term. They have completed some super learning across all areas of the curriculum. Maths has had a focus on Place value and exploring Addition and Subtraction. In English, they have been learning to write alternative versions of Traditional Tales and our Topic ‘Set in Stone’ is well underway. A highlight so far has been using different tools to create our own Cave Art. The Year three children have also enjoyed Science this term investigating the bones which make up our skeletons; their confidence is improving greatly! The class text has been The Pugs of the Frozen North, which the children are enjoying lots. It’s lovely having the time to get stuck into a good book and share ideas together.

Autumn 2

We have had a fantastic half term in Year 3 and the children have thoroughly enjoyed their learning! In Maths we have been focusing on Money, 2d and 3d shapes and Measure. In English the children have enjoyed designing their own Mythical creatures which formed the basis for some fantastic Non-Fiction report writing. The children have also been busy writing their own 'Claude at the beach' adventure stories. Our topic 'Set in Stone' has been very enjoyable and the children have had a great time expressing their creativity through tasting and making their own bread and experimenting with water colours. They have developed their map skills through locating the Countries of the UK as well as their Capital Cities. In Science we have been exploring different rocks and soils and their uses. We had great fun carrying out an experiment to explore which type of rock would be most effective for creating a statue. Our class text has been The Nothing to See Here Hotel which is full of weird and wonderful mythical creatures and is proving to be very popular!