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Year 3

Year 3 Class Teacher


Miss. Susie Grant


22/02/2018- Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term and a much needed break. It is time for our new topic, and I know a lot of the children are very excited.

In English, we have started looking at non-fiction writing. We have been looking at different features, and how these differ to fictional writing. We have also been using the Ipads to research ready to write our own non- fiction pieces.

In Maths, we have been learning how to tell the time. We have created some videos to help other people read the time. 





08/02/2018- Wow! Can you believe we have finished Spring One. Year 3 have worked extremely hard, and have really applied all their new learning into their final pieces of work. We have been practising our magic show, ready for tomorrow. We hope you are excited.

We were visited by the circus, and learned how to spin plates, juggle scarves and balance peacock feathers.

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Have a great half term! See you ready for our new topic!


25/01/2018- Spring Term has been very busy so far. In English, we have been performing poetry to the class. We concentrated on pace, volume and actions. Some children even learned their words.

In Maths, we have finished fractions. This week we have concentrated on reasoning. We completed an investigation, where we had to order amounts of time from longest to shortest. Year 3 raised some great ideas, and even used the ipads to support their reasoning.

In Computing, we have been experimenting with Scratch. Look at some of our amazing patterns we drew using the repeat function.










11/01/2018-Welcome back everybody and Happy new year. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas. Autumn term has been very busy for Year 3. During Spring Term, we are starting with poetry. We have started with rhyming poetry, and have been identifying rhyming couplets. 

In Maths, we have started investigating fractions. We have been looking at fractions of amounts. To investigate fractions, we used smarties and wrote the different fraction facts for the packet.

In Art, we have started to look at sketching trees. We have followed step by step videos and sketched a tree in the playground.

In English, we have been looking at how to introduce different locations into our stories. We have been using a range of adjectives and have been working on using thesauruses to uplevel our vocabulary. Year 3 described Diagon Alley, have a read below.


In Science, we have been concentrating on light. In one lesson, we were learning about transparent, translucent and opaque. We classified different objects into the three categories. 

In Art, we have been concentrating on the colour wheel. We will be using the colour wheels to complete pop art inspired artwork.


 Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely half term. This term our topic is Magic, and we are all very excited.

In English, we have been concentrating on story writing. We have continued our work on description by concentrating on similes, metaphors and personification. We used these techniques to create our own Place Between from 'Leon and the Place Between.' 

Our next book is Harry Potter. Be warned, Year 3 are heading to Hogwarts.


In Maths, we have been concentrating on times tables. We have been concentrating on our 2x, 3x, 4x and 8x tables. Over the next couple of weeks we will be applying our times table knowledge to written methods and division. 

 It's been a very busy term so far for Year 3, however we have had a lot of fun throughout. 

On Thursday, Adrian from Park Fever came to talk to Year 3 about chocolate. We had great fun looking at and tasting cocoa beans and different chocolate bars. Adrian also showed us cocoa butter, which is used to make white chocolate. We had a lot of questions to ask him.

In Maths, we have been focusing on addition and subtraction. We started with resources and hundred squares. We used these skills to complete column addition, which we then applied to an investigation. Column subtraction has been trickier, however Year 3 have started making some amazing step by step guides to solve column subtraction. 

We have also taken part in our second MyBnk session. We were given MyBnk money to spend on different purchases. We had to think about whether we needed that purchase or if we should save money. We all finished the activity with some change- well done Year 3. 

In English,we have continued our work on Roald Dahl. Recently, we have been using our persuasive techniques to take part in debates. We debated whether oompa loompas should be made to work in Willy Wonka's factory. We have recently been concentrating on our use of conjuntions and fronted adverbials.

Next week, we are going to write a persuasive letter.

In Creativity, we have been concentrating on taking our time, and really thinking about the detail. We have sketched and coloured in our favourite Charlie and The Chocolate Factory character, and we have used chalk to design our own boiled sweet boat.

On Wednesday, a lady from MyBnk came and talked to us about money. Every table was given a career and we were set challenges.These challenges included getting out of a human knot and a quiz. Some of the challenges were a bit tricky, but we didn't give up.  

In English, Year 3 have been focussing on descriptive writing. We have been using a thesaurus to uplevel our adjectives and vary our vocabulary. Some of us have even been adding expanded noun phrases into our work. Next week, we are going to move on to newspaper articles.

For the last few weeks, Year 3 have been concentrating on Place Value. We have been concentrating on ordering numbers and knowing the value of the different digits in a number. We have all tried really hard,and have shown great resilience with our learning. 

Next week we are going to move on to addition and subtraction.

In Science, we have started our Working Scientifically topic. We have started asking scientific questions, and have conducted investigations with paper helicopters and magnets. Our next task is to make predictions using our scientific knowledge.

We have had a very busy week, Year 3 have been using atlases to identify different countries on a map. We then used our new atlas skills to find and identify the different countries where cacao is grown.


Year 3 have been busy learning all about Roald Dahl and have been making their own magic potions based on their favourite books.....

They are excited for Roald Dahl day and thier celebrations this afternoon! 

Watch this space for more on what Year 3 have been up to!