Year 3


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Summer 2

This term our children will be reading Ted Hughes’ “The Iron Man,” and will be writing their own stories. Our topic is Science based and we will be learning about forces and magnets. We will also be learning French each week and celebrating Bastille Day.

Our children will also take part in their first Jewell Academy sleepover and visit the beach during the first week of July.

Summer 1

It has been great to see our children come back refreshed and ready to learn after the Easter break. This half-term Year 3 will be reading extracts from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and writing non-chronological report about Thomas Edison. Our topic is Science based with children learning about light sources, how shadows are formed and how to stay safe in the sun.

On Tuesday 30th April Year 3 visited Winchester Science Museum as part of our Light and Dark topic. We took part in an interactive workshop looking at reflection and shadows, visited the planetarium and had time to explore the many experiments on offer.

Year 3 took part in our annual Race for Life and worked really hard to complete as many laps as possible.


Spring 1

Great to see all the children back at school today looking smart and ready to learn.

This half terms learning will focus on…

This term in English we will be reading Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach and Revolting Recipes. We will be writing our very own cookery books, stories and poems based around some of the ideas from these texts.

In Maths we will be challenging the children with further multiplication and division problems before moving on to the topic of money where children will add and subtract money as well as give change. We will also be learning to measure length, weight and capacity.

This half term’s learning has a science focus. Children will identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. They will also learn about how animals and humans have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.


Autumn 2

This half term our learning will involve…

In English we are writing non-fiction booklets documenting daily life during the Stone Age. We will also be writing our own narrative based on the book, “UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age.”

In maths we are covering the Year 3 curriculum topics of multiplication and division focusing on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. In Science we are exploring rocks and fossils.

In history we will be learning about the different periods of the Stone Age and how the world changed from prehistoric times up until the Iron Age. To support our learning Year 3 will be visiting Hengistbury Head as well as taking part in a Stone Age workshop.


Stone Age Workshop

Today year 3 took part in an amazing workshop with Arts2Educate where they created Stone Age art, used drama to act out a Stone Age scene and composed, practiced and performed their own unique Stone Age song.


Hengistbury Head visit


Today our children visited Hengistbury Head where the local rangers explained the Iron Age history of the site. We then had time to explore the artefacts before completing a quiz finding answers about the Stone Age in different places around the visitor centre.


AFCB Workshop

Today we had a fantastic workshop with AFCB Community Trust focusing on developing team work and collaboration skills.

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Dear Parents/carers

We hope you had a lovely summer holiday. It has been great to see the children return to school looking so smart and ready to learn. Mrs.Lincoln, Mr.Kopfli, Mrs Wynn and Mrs.Brunton are very much looking forward to teaching the Year 3 children this year.

Our first topic is called Belonging and has a geography and science focus. Please see our curriculum newsletter for more details. If you ever need to talk to your child’s class teacher please see a member of staff in the morning to arrange an appointment. We look forward to a fun packed year filled with exciting learning opportunities. Please check the website regularly for pictures of school trips and events!