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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3


Mrs Palmer is the Year 3 class teacher with teaching assistants Mrs Troop and Mrs Cresswell.


Mrs Lambert teaches P.E and Mr Ambler teaches Spanish on a Tuesday afternoon.


This is our class page where you can find out about what we are learning and resources to help you.


We have enjoyed our Easter celebrations.   Here are our competition winners - Champion egg roller, best bonnet and eggcellent egg decorator!  


On Friday 9th March we all dressed up for a belated World Book Day. 


On Wednesday the 28th February, a very excited Class 3 enjoyed a snowy walk to Stray's Book Shop to choose a book.



On Tuesday the 27th of February all the teachers swapped classes to share their favourite book.  Mrs Stafford visited Class 3 to read Roald Dahl's 'The Great Mouse Plot'.  We enjoyed it so much that we are going to read the rest of the book in class.

Our topic for this term is, 'Survival in Hostile Lands'.


Mr Durrant, (a reading volunteer and school governor), who has been to Antarctica, came into school to talk to us about his expedition and show us some of the equipment he used whilst there.  It was very interesting!


As part of our Science topic we have been learning about what makes a balanced diet.  We designed and made a 'healthy pizza'.  

Expectations in Year 3

  • Reading Diary and book in school every day
  • Reading at least 4 times a week at home.
  • Diary and homework check on Fridays 
  • Children to take responsibility bringing in their own equipment



Year 3 PE is on a Tuesday and swimming will start on Wednesday 28th February.

Please make sure that you have correct equipment (shorts/ t-shirt/ trainers/ joggers and jumpers for cold weather).

What's coming up this term


This term we are learning about survival in different extreme environments - in particular - Antarctica and the Sahara Desert.

We have already studied the 'Ice Trap' book, which describes Shackleton's amazing expedition and survival against the odds - the children loved it and have written some super diaries in English.




We visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park to learn about how animals adapted to their habitat.

Year 3 Spelling List
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In Year 3, homework will given out on Friday and is to be returned the following Friday. The children will have one piece of SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and one piece of Maths to complete.



In computing we are learning about using Spreadsheets.  They are using '2calculate' to create simple spreadsheets and create 

bar charts and graph to support our Topic work.


Times Tables


In Year 3 our target is to be fluent in recalling our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, as well as the 2, 5, and 10's that we learnt in Year 2. We use lots of different strategies to help us calculate them. 


Every Friday the children will complete the '3 minute challenge', which involves them answering as many multiplication tables questions as possible correctly.  They are keen to improve their score!


A great game to help with times tables fluency is 'Hit the Button'. Why not have a go here: