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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 page.


The class teacher is Mr Braddish.

Year 3 Routines

Reading In Year 3, the children read every week with an adult during group reading. Children bring their independent reading books everyday as we like to read at every opportunity. Everyone has a reading record where adults and children can comment on what has been read each time they read. Every child is encouraged to read daily to enhance their fluency and comprehension. Once they finish a book, the children need to ask a parent to sign their reading diary.

Spellings – Spellings are given out on a Monday and are tested on the Friday. The children are expected to practice their spellings at home.

Homework – Homework books are sent home on a Mondays, and returned the following Monday this is to ensure there is enough time for children to complete their tasks. Homework is a mixture of Topic, Maths and English. Please click on the link to access this terms homework.                          Homework

PE – PE is on Tuesday and Friday.

Staffing – In Year 3 we work with our Teaching Assistants Mrs Dumpleton and Miss Mendham

Our topics in Year 3 are:

Autumn 1 & Autumn 2 Active Planet (Geography/Science/History)
Spring 1 Scavengers and Settlers (History)
Spring 2  The Tudors
Summer 1 Chocolate
Summer 2 Gateways to the World (Geography)

Our class book is …


The House at Pooh Corner

‘In that enchanted place on the top of the forest a little boy and his bear will always be playing.’

Join Pooh, Piglet and all their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood in this collection of stories about the Bear for All Ages – in which Tigger finds out what Tiggers like to eat, Piglet does a Very Grand Thing and Pooh invents a new game.


Our Year…

This term, we have had the fantastic opportunity to get our dancing shoes on and enjoy learning dance routines to the Lion King.



We have been looking a the prehistoric cave painting of the Lascaux caves in France. We have been trying to create our own for our new topic.




Our finished Tin Forest creations…



Today, we found out the title of our reading book. We cannot contain our excitement…

We  are now in the process of creating our own tin forests. Here is a selection of pictures showing the class making the forests using tin foil and pipe cleaners. 



In French, we have been learning key words and phrases to enable us to have a conversation with someone. Today,we put this into practice and had our own conversations in French.



In RE this term, we have been focusing on Hinduism.  As a class we have looked at their special festivals, in particular the festival of Diwali, which is the festival of light. To show our understanding of this festival we made special lanterns.



In our English lessons, we have been reading a book about a man made of iron. We have just discovered that a monster has landed in Australia! We have been writing newspaper reports to tell the world that we have been invaded.


This week, we have been exploring rocks. The class have been putting them into different categories. They never thought rocks could be this much fun!



Year 3 have been showing off their sewing skills making sea creatures for our display. We did this to highlight the effects of plastic in the sea.



We have been playing basketball and improving our place value knowledge at the same time.



In English, we have been reading a mystery book about a man made of iron. The children had perform an extract from the book using actions and their voices.


Disaster struck today at North Somercotes! A volcano erupted nearby and with 100’s of casualties our school was chosen as a disaster relief centre. Luckily our year 3’s were able to look after the victims.




In maths, we have been busy finding different ways of making 100 using our equipment. 


We had a great time with A.F.Harrold, we listened to him performing some poetry, created our own and we didn’t stop laughing!



Our first afternoon in year 3 and we have been having fun with perspective photography. The children loved it!