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Year 3 Summer Term 2024

Theme: Our Strength Within

 Big Question: What does it mean to be resilient?


Welcome to the summer term! Our creative curriculum theme for this term is 'Our Strength Within'. This new curriculum theme will have a focus on World War 2 local history and the changes in Plymouth at this time. There will be two themed days in school including a VE Day party and celebration. The class story this term is Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo.


THE Y3 Class Assembly is on Wednesday 12th June.


The curriculum poster and letter can be found below for more details:


Design Technology


Class Assembly

Well done Y3 - what a fantastic assembly! We are all very proud of you! Below are some pictures of the children in their wonderful costumes.

Cricket Coaching - Chance to Shine

Chance to Shine is a national charity that aims to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. Today, Year 3 were lucky enough to have some cricket coaching as part of the Chance to Shine Programme.

Jo Earlam & Mark Hannon


Who is Jo Earlam?

Author of 'Tuamor the Turtle', first published November 2015, a story about marine plastic pollution for KS1 and KS2 age groups, fully illustrated by Mark Hannon. The Marine Conservation Society is an official charity partner of the book. Jo does workshops on presentations as an individual and on behalf of the society in primary schools and other locations about the story and the issues surrounding marine plastic pollution. Her second book is 'Archie Space Dog' published May 2019, referencing the anniversary of the moon landings in 1969 and the role played by dogs in the space race.


Joe & Mark visited Year 3 today and told us all about their life/work. We had a great time!


City College Plymouth

Year 3 are being taught a range of sports by students from City College. The students have planned each session as part of their BTEC L3 course & deliver the session as part of a team. They have had football & dodgeball sessions so far this term - the children have loved it! Some of them have even been taught by Mr Pope's son!


Click on the pdf below to see a selection of photos of the children participating in each sport:

Year 3 Spring Term 2024

Theme: Children of the World!

 Big Question: How do different people live around the world? Why is diversity important?


Happy New Year and welcome back to an action packed spring term! Our new curriculum theme for this term is 'Children of the World!'. This is a geography based theme with many cross-curricular links where children will learn about different cultures, climate, food, schools, education and many other differences compared to their own experiences. 


Please see the curriculum letter & poster below for more details:

World Book Day 2024!


🎶 Ukulele lessons 🎶

We are becoming so confident with playing our ukuleles, we can even play cord sequences!


Year 3 Autumn Term 2023

Theme: People on the Move

Big Question: Why did people go on journeys? What does migration look like in modern times?


Welcome back! I hope that you had a relaxing summer break and took advantage of the quality family time that you had together. It was a shame the sun wasn’t shining for us! I am so excited to be staying in Y3 and teaching this class for the first time as their KS2 journey begins! This year I am joined in class by my teaching assistant, Ms Turner, who will supporting Y3 and helping the children with their transition to ‘the juniors’. We welcome back Mrs King from her maternity leave; she will teach the class every Friday for my PPA and Assistant Headteacher leadership cover.


Our exciting curriculum theme for this Autumn term is ‘People on the Move!’. This theme will focus on the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We aim to bring this theme alive for the children by creating some stimulating ‘hands on’ experiences for them. We will have ‘Anglo Saxon’ and ‘Viking’ themed days in school where the children will be able to wear costumes  and take part in some cookery, feasting and much more. So much to look forward to!



**************The Y3 Class Assembly is on Wednesday 8th November at 9.10am in the school hall.*****************

Y3/4 Trip to Escot

Y3/4 went on a school trip to Escot, Honiton to learn more about the Anglo-Saxons. It was a fabulous, fun-filled trip which created forever memories. It allowed the children to experience life like the Anglo-Saxons had. The activities involved:

  • Woodwork
  • Metal work
  • Bread making
  • Foraging
  • Housing
  • Looking at animals


Y3 Anglo-Saxon Day!

Y3 enjoyed being Anglo-Saxons for the day! They wore wonderful, authentic costumes that they made as part of their homework, prepared and ate vegetable stew and used maps to locate original Anglo-Saxon place names. We were disappointed with the weather because we were unable to use the firepit. No problem though, we will do it on another day.

Author Visit

Victoria Byron, author & illustrator, visited Y3 today. She read her story, Mali's Magical Day, and showed us how to create illustrations just like hers. There are some impresssive examples which show each step of the instructions given! Some examples show part of the way through the process:

Times Tables: The 21 Facts!


Most of Y3 are now learning their 21 times tables facts. Here is some important information to explain why you only need to learn 21 times tables: