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Welcome to Year 3 !

W/B 24/6/19 - We have all enjoyed a fantastic Arts Week in Y3! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find out what we have been learning!

In Year 3 we are taught by Mr Finklaire (Year Leader), Miss Hodgen and Miss McKeever. We are also lucky to have dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs): Mrs O'Sullivan, Mrs Webb, Mrs Juliff, Mrs Fraser, Mrs Kersley, Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Kundi who help and support us with our learning in and out of the classroom. 

Home Learning

Each week we will set 3 home learning tasks for the children. One will be an English piece, another will be a Maths activity and the final piece will be spellings that the children will need to learn and practise. We also recommend you listen to your child read for at least 10 minutes 3 times a week, when possible, asking them questions about what they have read. The reading records are a useful way to share with the teacher when reading at home has taken place. Children can also record on these when they have read independently.


English and spelling home learning will be set on a Wednesday and Maths on a Thursday. All home learning will then need to be returned the following Monday. As we are trying to develop independence of the children it will their responsibility to hand in their home learning tasks on time. If your child forgets to take their home learning home it can be accessed on the separate homework pages. Should you have a problem please speak to a member of our team.



Each week the children will have two sessions of PE - one indoor session and one outdoor session. As ever we ask that children have their PE kits in school from Monday and take them home on a Friday. We ask this as although our usual PE days are a Monday and Thursday, sometimes the days can change depending on the weather or to fit around other events in school. Please ensure all items are named! For more information about PE kits please see our school uniform section.

Parent presentation - July 2018

Year three are sorted into their house groups

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Rights and Respecting Education.


Year 3 have been thinking about their rights as part of our Rights and Respect week. They had to think about things that are 'needs' and 'wants.' They were encouraged to sort these and then share their opinions with the class. We discussed the importance of allowing everyone to have voice.

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Autumn Poems.


Y3 have been using the school grounds to find inspiration for poems that they have written about the autumn. These will be available for you to read in class after the half term break.

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Pirates - Outcome Event.


Many thanks to all Y3 parents who attended our outcome event this afternoon. It was great to see so many of you here. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you and taking you on a treasure hunt!

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Diversity Day.


As part of our rights and diversity learning, year three have been finding out about how Chinese communities celebrate Chinese New Year. This year, Chinese New Year is on Tuesday 5th February when The Year of The Pig begins. We made dragon masks and performed dragon dances as well as learning about the different animals used to represent each new year.

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Stone Age Day.


On Friday 8th February, Year 3 welcomed a visitor from Portals to The Past. They learnt about Stone Age tools, hunting Andy how Stonehenge was built. They were able to handle tools, animal skins and building materials. 

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World Book Day.

Year 3 had a lot of fun dressing up for World Book Day. The children created fact files about their favourite book characters, blurbs about their favourite books and book marks. We all enjoyed the special assembly where we listened to what the teachers favourite books were.

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Roman Day at Ufton Court.


Year 3 had a fantastic day learning to be Romans at Ufton Court. We learnt about the tactics and manoeuvres of Roman soldiers, Boudicca's revolt, how to make fences, fire and wool.  The children all really enjoyed re-enacting battles and Roman military drills.

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Enjoying Times Tables Rockstars.


In Y3 we have been practising our times tables in fun, interactive ways.






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Arts Week.

It has been a really exciting week learning about 'Oceans in Danger.'

We have:

  • Made wire fish with a visitor from Southampton Art Gallery
  • Drawn pastel turtles, fish and jellyfish
  • Drawn covers for 'National Geographic Magazine.'
  • Produced ocean dances with Mrs Roberts
  • Played a gamelan with Mrs Shaw
  • Acted out a scene from the book 'Just a Dream.'
  • Drawn before and after coral reef pictures
Using wire with a visitor from Southampton Art Gallery
Ocean Dances.
Turtle Art