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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31



Miss Durnin and Mrs McBride welcome you to our class page for 2019-2020. We are looking forward to the year ahead and will keep you updated with all we do!

School Closure 

Daily Live Activities

This document lists many of the livestream/interactive activities that you may want to take part in and enjoy. There are lots of different activities including;

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • PE and Dance
  • Arts and Crafts 
Weekly Tasks

Spring Term




Please find all CHET information below: 

Dates for Your Spring Diary


Spring 1


  • Wednesday 22nd January: Science Escape Rooms.

  • Tuesday 4th February: Safer Internet Day. 

  • Thursday 6th February: Inside Out Day.

  • Friday 7th February: Non-uniform day (unwanted gifts).
  • Thursday 13th February: school closes for half-term  at 3pm.
  • Friday 14th FebruaryINSET Day.


Spring 2

  • Monday 24th February: school reopens.
  • Monday 2nd March: Pupil Progress meetings. 
  • Friday 13th MarchNon-uniform day (Comic Relief). 
  • Friday 27th MarchNon-uniform day (chocolate). 
  • Thursday 2nd April: Easter Service (church 7pm). 
  • Friday 3rd April: Easter Bonnet competition and Easter Raffle. Term finishes at 1:30pm

World Book Day 

There's a Rang Tan in My Bedroom! 




Other Faiths 


As part of our Come and See learning, Year 3 learned about Hinduism and focused on the importance of their gods and goddesses. They also had the opportunity to have henna tattoos and to try on the traditional dress of Hindu people! 

Spanish Fiesta 

Cultural Celebration 


Year 3 had a wonderful morning when we celebrated a Spanish fiesta. We sampled a range of different foods such as; churros, huevo, queso, jamon and pan! Everyone had a fantastic time using their Spanish learning to ask for the items! 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 

Inside Out Day 


As part of our mission to raise awareness for the importance of looking after our mental health, Year 3 focused on being brace! We came up with all the ways that we are brave in our everyday lives and celebrated this!


Escape Rooms 


Year 3 got to use a range of skills to work as a team to solve the many puzzles. They drew on their previous learning from different topics to help them find out the answers and crack the code!


Spanish Cultural 

Feast of the Epiphany 


Year 3 have spent a morning working with Senorita to create a cake for the Feast of the Epiphany. They baked this cake because in Spain the 5th of January the Three Kings visit and give out gifts to everyone. A figure of Baby Jesus is hidden inside the cake and whoever has the baby Jesus in their piece of cake is the 'Godparent' of Jesus for that year.


Design and Technology

Making Forces Games 


The children worked with Steph O'Donnell to create games powered by different forces. They first made a maze which is powered by Gravity and followed this up with a magnetic fishing game. Alongside our forces, the main focus of the day was creating shell structures, adding inclines and making functional products.

Autumn Term


Dates for your Autumn Diary

Autumn 1


  • Wednesday 11th September – Stone Age Play in a Day
  • Friday 4th October – MacMillan Coffee Morning – School Hall
  • Friday 18th October – Non-uniform day ( unwanted toys or gifts)
  • Monday 21st  October   – Parents’ evening
  • Friday 25th October – Harvest Festival Collective Worship (Yr 3 Parents Welcome).


Autumn 2


  • Tuesday 5th November – Return to School
  • Friday 15th November – Friendship Assembly
  • Friday 22nd November – Non-uniform day
  • Friday 29th November – Non-uniform day (Chocolate donations)
  • Friday 6th December – Non-uniform day (Bottle donations)
  • Friday 13th December – Santa Dash, Xmas jumper day and Xmas Fair
  • Thursday 19th December – Advent Service
  • Friday 20th December – Christmas Party and break up (1:30pm)

Design and Technology 

Shadow Puppets - Sewing

The children have been working hard to complete their DT/Science challenge brief. They were required to make a shadow puppet that would also be long-lasting. They used an overcast stitch to complete their shadow puppets just in time for the Christmas Fair. Every single puppet sold out! 


Which material will make the best shadow? 


As part of their challenge brief to make a shadow puppet, Year 3 needed to put all their knowledge on light and shadows to the test. They worked in groups to decide which material will make the best shadow for their puppet, while also judging it against the rest of the criteria in their challenge brief. 

Santa Dash and Christmas Jumper Day 


Year 3 had a wonderful time taking part in their daily mile Santa dash. They wore their Christmas jumpers too to celebrate Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day 2019


Excitable Edgar


Year 3 are loving the new John Lewis Ad 'Excitable Edgar!' They love it so much that we decided to do some CLIMB work on it. The children worked in groups to discuss key parts of the story and answered a range of questions to help them delve deeper into the short clip.

Religious Education 

The Annunciation 


As part of our Come and See RE we are learning about the Annunciation and Visitation. To try to understand how Mary would have felt the children worked in pairs to role-play the emotions. They really enjoyed doing this and it brought greater meaning to our work. 

D & T

Trashion Show 


The children designed some amazing pieces of 'trashion' for our whole school show. They used a range of materials to recycle and upcycle something to wear. They did this to highlight the impact of disposable fashion and wanted to do their bit to help!


Mental or Formal Addition? 


We worked in groups to apply our new learning in Maths to our prior knowledge of the mental method of addition. Each group was given a set of calculations and had to decide if they could solve them using the formal or mental method. They then had to prove it! 


The Rainbow People Assembly 


To showcase their learning from the last two weeks during Friendship Fortnight Year Three told a beautiful story to our school community. It focused on how even though we are all different, when we come together we can be amazing! 

Collective Worship 

Remembrance Day


Poppy, poppy what do you say?            Wear me on Remembrance Day. 

Poppy, poppy what do you tell?            Many soldiers in battle fell.

Poppy, poppy what should we know?    That peace on earth should grow, grow, grow. 




Adding tens and hundreds


Year 3 have been using Base 10 to represent hundreds and tens. They were able to show that there are 10 tens in every hundred. They were then able to use this knowledge to add hundreds and tens with Base 10.

Friendship Fortnight 



Altru Drama paid us a visit this week and performed 'Agents of Change' for our entire school. Their play focused on the important role that we all have when it comes to bullying. Year 3 have made a commitment to never engage in bullying but to also actively do whatever they can when they think someone might be being bullied. 

Say No to Racism 

Give Racism the Red/Blue Card 


Our school came together to wear red and blue to support the 'Say No to Racism' campaign. Mrs Dowell talked about how important it is to be accepting of everyone, in our whole school assembly and we continued this discussion in class. We are very proud that our school supports people of all races and does not accept any forms of racism. 

Collective Worship 

Harvest Festival

Year 3 welcomed our school and parents to thank God for our Harvest collection this year. They put on a lovely collective worship for everyone and told the story of The Parable of the Sower to emphasise the importance of making the most of what we have been given. 


We would like to say a big thank you to our entire school community for their donations to our Harvest Festival collection. The goods have all been donated to our local food bank.



Callum Smith - Sportsperson Study

Pro boxers Callum and Stephen Smith visited Year 3 as part of their focus on the sporting achievements of British boxers. Each child got a chance to ask them some questions, hold their belts and were all also given a signed autograph to take home! Everyone was incredibly excited about the visit! 

RE - Homes 

Understanding Scripture 


As part of our learning for the topic on 'Homes' we broke down a piece of scripture and discussed what it means to us. We looked at Colossians 3:12-17 and discuss how we are chosen people by God. 

History - Ice Age to Iron Age

Play in a Day

This week the children took part in and performed a Play in a Day. They worked with Zoe from Altru drama to develop their knowledge and a deeper understanding of what life was like in Prehistoric Britain. The children learned about four different periods; The Ice Age, Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron. They were also introduced to terms like mesolithic, paleolithic and neolithic can know explain the differences in each period. To end a great day, they performed an excellent play for our entire school to share their new-found knowledge. Well done Year 3!

British Values - Democracy

School Council Elections

This week the children took part in the school council elections. There were a number of candidates who put themselves forward to be a school councillor. After listening to each manifesto the children headed to the polling station to complete the ballot papers and cast their votes. The candidates were of a very high standard and it was very difficult for the children to decide who to vote for. A big well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to our new Year 3 councillors!