Welcome to Year 3
2022/23 Academic Year
Important dates for this half term
This year we are continuing to focus on improving standards in reading and in particularly building on our love of reading and the enjoyment that it can bring. If you can encourage a child to read for pleasure, they will reap the benefits. Research has clearly shown that reading for pleasure can be directly linked to a child’s success throughout their education and even into adulthood. Reading for pleasure opens up new worlds for children. It gives them the opportunity to use their imagination to explore new ideas, visit new places and meet new characters. Interestingly, reading for please also improves children’s well-being and empathy. It helps them to understand their own identity, and gives them an insight into the world and the
Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading.
2021/22 Academic Year
Thursday 7th July
Yesterday, we started a new science topic, Rocks and Soils. They spent time observing and describing the rocks based on appearance. We played a game of Guess my Rock which was great fun!
In science, Year 3 and Year 4 have been learning about the life cycle of flowering plants.
25th May 2022
Today, we have enjoyed a day dedicated to local artist, Pete Mckee. The children enjoyed researching his life before analysing his artwork to find what makes his style unique.
Today, children in year 3 were joined by Mr and Mrs Hepp from HEPP DT. They specialise in offering primary schools bespoke workshops in DT and STEM. They have had a great day learning how to emboss in metal and then making a frame for their work. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Hepp for fantastic day.
Here are some photos of their finished work.
Thursday 5th May
These photos clearly show that year 3 have had a fabulous time at Ilam Hall. Thank you to all the staff for giving up their own time to take them.
Tuesday 30th March
In English, Children in year 3 have based a piece of writing on the book 'The Storm'.
22nd March 2022
Yesterday, Mrs Bell's and Mrs Thompson's class started our new science topic 'Plants'. We began by looking at the life-cycle of a flowering plant. First, we visited our school orchard to see what stage of the cycle the fruit trees are in. We then identified some buds appearing, the signs that the trees will soon be producing leaves and flowers, ready for pollination. The children made observational drawings of a tree and an individual bud.
Science Day - 18th March 2022.
We linked Science Day to our current topic of Forces. Today, we investigated which objects and materials are attracted to a magnet and compared and identified different magnetic materials.
On Monday 14th March, we arranged for Imagining History to come into school to deliver ‘Ancient Egypt: A Time Travel Tour’ to the children.
17th March 2022
Tuesday 15th March
Today, children in year 3 and 4 took in basketball tournament at All Saints Links City finals.
8th March 2022
Yesterday, children from year 3 and 4 took part in a basketball tournament at Stockbridge High School.
As part of World Book Day yesterday, we invited children to take part in a whole school homework competition.
We had great fun at our party on Monday.
Monday 2nd November
Monday 2nd November
20th September 2021
For Green Day, children in year 3 were set the challenge of creating games out of rubbish
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Today, Y3 and Y4 children enjoyed an Immersion Day to start their Thematics topic of Europe.