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welcome to year 3

Class Teacher: Mr Taylor-Graham
LSCA: Miss Wright
Do the arts affect our well-being and spirituality?

This page will give you an overview of our learning in class each term. As learning takes place, we will update the page with photos and links to share classwork and other activities with you.

This term our enquiry question is 'Do the arts affect our well-being and spirituality?' 

Our focus is Art and Music. In our Art units of work, children will be developing their knowledge and skills as drawers (botanical sketches), as painters (exploring and creating Prehistoric Art) and as craft designers (making Egyptian scrolls). In the Music part of our curriculum, the children will learning the skills to effectively play the Toot.


For outdoor learning day, we took part in a range of activities, including a scavenger hunt with Year 1 in Layer Woods, reading outdoors and a session in the Forest School Area (planting sunflowers, digging and den building). We even had our lunch outside. We loved every minute!


To mark and celebrate the King's Coronation in May 2023, Year 3 ran three stalls (Guess the number of sweets in the jar, pin the crown in the King and Sceptres in the sand) for the charity giving morning. The class around £45 to be split between the following charities: Shelter and Battersea Cats and Dogs home.



Our current class text is The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Lucy, and her Pig-Puppet, who believe there are wolves living in the walls. But are there? One day, her family soon find out...

During this unit of work, children will learn how to include dialogue between characters in story writing.



In the Summer Term, we will learn about:

Money (understanding the different coins/notes and combinations and how to give change),

Fractions (adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator, finding fractions of an amount)

Time (knowing roman numerals to 12, telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and the difference between a.m. and p.m.) 


In our weekly outdoor tennis sessions, children will be practising a range of different skills to play the sport: wrist control, hand-eye co-ordination and racket control.

In our weekly dance sessions, the theme is Wild Animals. Children will be putting together different elements of a dance routine - comprised of working as individuals, in pairs and then in teams.


Our Science this half term is all about humans, including animals! In our lessons, we have been learning about classifying foods in the different food groups (based on the Eatwell guide), the different nutrients foods give us and how to correctly read food labels to understand what is in a food product.

We will explore skeletons and focus on naming key parts of the human skeleton. Children will then also understand the basic functions of muscles and how they work.


SPRING TERM RECAP: Educational Trip to the Wilderness Foundation

Year 3 had a great day (despite the rain!) at the Wilderness Foundation near Chelmsford. They took part in a range of outdoor activties: a nature walk, tree identification and a session on sustainabilty and climate change. The activties linked to science, DT and PSHE.


At the beginning of March 2023, we took part in the annual Roots to Food workshop with Chef Darren. This year we learnt or developed the skills to create a yummy paella! The dish comes from Valencia on the east coast of Spain. Many of us have already made it at home with our parents following the session!


At the end of the Spring Term, Year 3 and Year 4 shared the Easter story with parents and the whole school. Year 3 spoke, sang and danced beautifully!



PE DAYS: Wednesday (Tennis) and Friday (Dance).

HOMEWORK:  Please choose a weekly task from the Summer 1 homework menu. Complete the task in the red homework book. Homework goes home on a Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday.


READING BOOKS: Please ensure reading books are in school every day with the orange reading record. This is to check that children are reading at home daily and to ensure end of book quizzes can take place.

SPELLINGS: Weekly spellings - tested on Thursdays.

MULTIPLICATION FACTS: Children should aim to log-in to Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) 3 times a week to practise multiplication facts.

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