Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class page for Turtle class (Mrs Bell), Tawny Owl class (Miss Powell) and Tree Frog class (Mr Hough).

This term, in English, we will be looking at newspapers, reading The Emperor's Egg and writing our own non-chronological reports.


In Maths we will be learning about multiplication and division.


In Science we are going to be learning about animals and humans. We are going to have an exciting visit from Little Zoo and the children will get to take place in an animal workshop.


RE will involve us looking at different religions and cultures.


In History we are learning about the Bronze and Iron Age.


PSHE will give us the opportunity to celebrate our differences and think about what makes us unique.


Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and expected to be back in school completed on a Tuesday. Children will be tested on their weekly homework spellings on a Wednesday.

Please ensure that you are reading with your child at least three times a week and recording this into their reading diary. Children should also be practising times tables regularly at home.




In Term 1, Year 3 got to take part in a poetry workshop at West Town Lane. We enjoyed writing our own poems and performing a poem. Each Year 3 class was given a different theme. Tree Frog wrote poems based on colour, Turtle wrote poems based on pirates and Tawny Owl wrote poems about nature.

As part of our work in Art we have been making Stone Age necklaces out of a clay. The children enjoyed moulding the beads, decorating them with patterns and painting them. Take a look at a few examples of their finished pieces of jewellery. 
As part of our work in Science we have been looking at rocks. The children enjoyed creating their own fossils by layering gravel and soil over the top of some clay. Take a look at the process so far.
To immerse ourselves in our 'traditional tales' topic in English, we bought in some fairy tales and from home to share with each other. 
We took part in 'bring a book, buy a book'. We brought in old books that we had read and no longer wanted anymore and then got to buy a new book that someone else had brought in. It was lovely to see the children so enthusiastic about reading. We are buying engaging new class books with the money we raised.
As part of our science day, Little Zoo came into school to visit us. We got to see an Indian star tortoise, an armadillo, a meerkat, a tarantula and a python. We learnt about endo and exo skeletons and even got to touch some of the animals!
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to St Fagans. They learnt lots of new and interesting facts about the Bronze and Iron Age. Have a look at some of the photos from the day below.
This term we thoroughly enjoyed number day. We had a go at solving some problems and played some great strategic maths games.

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