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St Andrew's Number Day!

We've had so much fun learning about numbers and complicated algorithms today. We even did some outdoor learning in the school garden to support the length and perimeter unit we are learning. smiley

Science Week

Year 3 have been very busy carrying out a range of planting activities. These include: planting carrots, tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, radishes, herbs, sunflowers and much more! We’ve experimented with growing cress in different environments and even removed the leaves off a plant to see what happens! 

We are in the process of painting our garden mural and creating our own bee and ladybird planters using tyres. 

We’re looking forward to nurturing these plants and feasting on them when they are ready to harvest! 


Summer Term - 'From the Moor to the Sea'

Welcome back to a very exciting, fun filled Summer term. We hope that you have all had a wonderful and relaxing break and are set for the term ahead. 

Our topic this term is 'From the Moor to the Sea' and is geography based. We will focus on Dartmoor and the journey of rivers down to the coastline. 

Please see the class letter and curriculum map below for more detailed information about the term ahead.

Happy Easter everyone!


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Spring Term

It has been so lovely having the children back in school again over the last few weeks. We really missed them. 

We have been fully engaged in our Roman topic since returning and have done some fabulous work. We have been particularly impressed by the quality of the Roman research that was completed for homework. What a phenomenal effort Year 3! Well done!

We've had great fun learning all about the Romans on our topic day. We particularly enjoyed making Roman numerals outside with tiles. Can you recognise the numbers that we created?


This week we've learnt lots about how sound is made and travels in waves to our ears. We made straw instruments and listened to vibrations, investigated sound insulators, used cup telephones and watched how vibrations travel in water. So much fun! smiley

Some of our amazing home-schooling achievements. We really worked our socks off!

Lockdown Learning for Year 3

Please head over to Google Classroom to find details of your daily Maths and English tasks as well as activities to complete at your leisure.  You will also need to continue with your daily practice on Mathletics, Spelling Shed  and Times Tables Rockstars.  If you are unable to access this learning, please ask your parents to contact us as a matter of urgency.  Lost log-in passwords can be obtained from the school office by phoning 201660 (or by emailing


We look forward to learning together on Google Classroom and making some amazing memories in this unusual time.


Mrs Dean and Miss Mann.

Happy Christmas Wishes!

What a fantastic term it has been for these resilient and hard-working children! Thank you parents for all your support. We are so proud of the class. We would like to wish you a very ‘Merry Christmas’. We hope you will enjoy our medley of Christmas songs to get you in a festive mood! 

We are all extremely touched by your kind and thoughtful gifts, such a wonderful surprise to be given. Thank you all so very much! smiley 

Have a fabulous holiday with your family and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year, where our new topic will be: The Romans. 

We loved celebrating Christmas in Year 3!

Christmas crafts

Christmas party

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Dance off

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Christmas party

This term Year 3 have been working really hard on improving their musical skills on the ukulele.

We are lucky that Miss Royle’s Grandad is a carpenter and graciously gave us this ukulele to gift to one of the pupils that worked really hard on improving their skills. 


All the the names were put in a hat and the lucky recipient was... Iyla.

Well done everyone for your ongoing work ethic and enthusiasm for our music sessions together.

Ukulele prize

During our final Stone Age day of the term, we made memories by storytelling, singing, dancing, hunting and even planning how we would decorate the inside of our cave! 

We Will Rock You!

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Incredible dance and drama from these Stone Age hunters!

Amazing cave art!

Maths Morning

Unfortunately we were unable to invite parents to join us for a maths morning this term, but we'd love you to see examples of the hard work that we have been doing. Below are links to various different addition and subtraction methods that we use in Year 3. 

Virtual Ukulele Lessons

Thanks to Miss Smith the Year 3 class were still able to continue with their ukulele lessons virtually. Miss Royle was a super support leading the children in class. We're very excited that Miss Smith will be joining us in person this Friday for our lesson too. smiley

We had some amazing news yesterday... Mrs Allchurch said we could sing! We really enjoyed learning our class song ‘Stone’! You can find the words on Google Classroom (as well as the original song, ‘Gold’ to sing along to.


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Today we finished story mapping Stone Age Boy. Such artistic contributions!

Our gymnastics sequences are looking fabulous. We have included travelling tasks and balances. Today we have learned some new jumps. Can you perfect a jumping sequence with a tuck, star and half turn (or full turn)?


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Some amazing scores on Mathletics this week.

We are very pleased with our ‘Talent for Writing’ certificates. If our parents give permission, we will have our Peculiar Pets poems published. How exciting! Such a lot of children had their poem selected for publication as they were of a very high quality.

Some super poppy creations ready for our Remembrance Day 2 minute silence on the 11th.

A huge ‘well done’ for this week’s star Mathletes scoring over 1000 points.

Mayflower Drama Activities

Our Stone Age Adventure Day!

Year 3 had so much fun going back to the Stone Age. We created jewellery from stones and leather, painted rocks, drew cave designs using charcoal and chalk, played cave games, attempted to light the fire using flint and steel and also toasted marshmallows. What an action packed morning we had.

Our exquisite Mayflower artwork.

As we left School on Monday, a beautiful rainbow framed our playground. It felt magical!

Star ‘mathletes’!

In gymnastics, we worked on travelling and balancing. It was hard work, but we felt energised afterwards!


We've had such a fun day wearing mufti, completing our regular Friday bootcamp of exercises  and learning all about thanksgiving.


We hope that you all have a wonderful half term break. We look forward to an exciting first week back where we'll discover all about the Mayflower voyage and go back to the Stone Age for our forest school experience. 

20.10.20. A ‘sneaky peek’ at the Y3 Christmas cards! Our theme was ‘angels’ and we enjoyed spreading the peace of Christmas with our beautiful designs. We can have our designs printed on cards, labels, mugs or calendars. Some of the money raised is donated to a great cause - our school! Please fill in the form on the other side of the art and send the correct money into class in a named envelope by Tuesday 3rd November. 

Another fantastic week of Mathletics Success. After half term, we will only print the first Bronze, Silver and Gold for each child. Keep practising those Maths skills and piling up the points!

We are very proud of our Courtesy Cup winner.

This week’s star spellers. 👏

13.10.20 In RE, we used drama to become more familiar with the story of Adam and Eve. Can you spot the beautiful flowers in the Garden of Eden, the elephant, the crafty snake, the Tree of Knowledge, Adam, Eve and the actress representing God?

We pretended to be journalists and wrote news reports to explain the events in the bible story.

Mrs Dean was so proud of our writing. After just five weeks in Year 3 we are making such fantastic progress!  We tried so hard to use different punctuation marks today. We used our Magpie books to sound out any words we were unsure of, and packed our reports with interesting ‘wow words’ such as tempted, disappointed, separation and catastrophic! 👏 

13.10.20 Fantastic Mathletics results. A special ‘well done’ to our first gold winner this term! 👏

Three top scores on the trot for our ‘Spelling Bee’ trophy winner. 🐝 🏆 👏

5.10.20. Another amazing Mathletics record for Year 3 this week. Fifteen children earned their certificates, including three silvers!

These spelling superstars have met their target three weeks running. What a fantastic achievement!

Today, in our dance lesson we choreographed our own paired phrases as part of the warm-up.

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We are starting to hunt in our Stone Age dance.

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Our Stone Age fun day!

We had such fun going back to the Stone Age yesterday. The children made Stone Age tools using drawing and cutting skills. Once assembled they used paper mache to make the head of the tool stronger. 

We also foraged for food, berries and sticks. Look how much we found! Such a fun day! smiley

Welcome back to the Autumn Term!


Welcome back to a very action packed and fun-filled Autumn term. The children have already impressed us with superb behaviour and enthusiasm towards learning. It really is wonderful to be back with a full class again.smiley Mrs Dean has already filled our web page with fantastic photos of the children's first few days. It's wonderful to see their happiness and excitement about returning to school. 


Below are the links to our curriculum map and letter. Please keep checking our web page for up-dates and photos.


Best wishes,

The Year 3 Team







29.9.20. In Art today, we completed our amazing Stone Age inspired jewellery.

28.9.20. Our Stone Age costumes looked amazing today. We pretended we we had hunted for animal skins and were kept warm with furs from cave bears, cave lions and leopards, deer and even the woolly mammoth! Some people had woven tunics from flax. 

The fashion show was so much fun!

We used our imaginations in our Survival Dance.


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We have a new class record; thirteen children earned their bronze Mathletics certificate this week for totalling more than 1000 points. Wow!

23.9.20 We really enjoyed painting our clay beads, bones and teeth ready to string onto our necklaces.

Being super-creative, we moulded clay to make teeth and bones, following our Stone Age jewellery design carefully.

22.9.20. We are designing unique Stone Age-style jewellery. We have planned to use beautiful shells and feathers. We will make bones, teeth, seeds and beads out of clay.