Year 3

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We were absolutely delighted to see how many of the current year two children's parents and carers attended the mini space topic showcase on Tuesday 11th July.  The current year three children supported the year two children to set up the exhibition.  Everyone proudly showed off the art work and writing which they had completed on their two transition days at the Junior School and enjoyed some juice and a biscuit. 

The feedback from visitors was extremely positive and we look forward to welcoming you into the school for future exhibitions.  Thank you all for the support you have shown for your children and their efforts!

SUMMER 2 2017

The children in Year 3 are enjoying the Romans and Celts topic and learning so much.  They have raced their chariots in front of the Emperor of Rome; written the myth of Romulus and Remus which explains how Rome was named and made Roman mosaics.  The children loved re-enacting the battle between the Romans and Celts and have written a diary entry in role as Romans to describe it.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their first experience of a Junior School Sports Day, many winning certificates and trophies.  They all competed to the best of their ability and demonstrated excellent team work.

The children have been supporting their year 2 buddies as part of the transition programme for this year.  They have taken part in activities with them at the Infant School, given them a presentation about what to expect and shown them around the Junior School through a treasure hunt.

SUMMER 1 2017

Year 3 have had a realy exciting few weeks in school.  At the beginning of the term we had our brilliant lower school production of 'The Lion King' which was a huge success.  The children worked so hard learning their songs and dances and it was clear that all of their hard work paid off when they received a standing ovation! 

Our Romans and Celts topic started with some really creative homework, which has really supported their learning of the Roman and Celt way of life.  We visited Butser Ancinet Farm for more hands-on learning; the children visited a Roman villa, discovered Roman artefacts, made jewellery and tried clunching.  We are looking forward to continuing our topic where we will be chariot racing, writing a Roman myth, sewing Roman purses and making mosaics. 

Year 3 have been getting themselves perpared for their firts junior school sports day where they will be taking part in a range of sports.  They have met their team mates, chosen team names and put themselves forward for different sports to represent their team.

SPRING 2 2017

We have had a very busy term so far in Year 3.  In preparation for our author visit, we have been learning all about rhyming poetry.  We studied the poem, 'In an Aeroplane' by Valerie Bloom and wrote our own verse using our senses to help.  We have been improving our measuring skills in maths and have been solving some tricky problems.  During STEM week, we enjoyed our visit from Gosport Fire Service and have designed some fantastic new vehicles for the future and wrote super explanations about how they worked.  We also had the chance to take part in lots of STEM activities, which we really enjoyed.

The children have really enjoyed the topic this half term and have produced some excellent work. It was great to see so many parents and friends in school recently, celebrating the children's learning with them. 

We have been improving our problem solving skills in maths and have become really confident in indentifying the properties of shape (both 2d and 3d) and solving shape problems. 

As our production nears, we have made our costumes and have perfected our dances and songs; we cannot wait to perform them next term.  We are also looking forward to our new topic 'The Rotten Romans' and cannot wait to see the home learning projects.

Curriculum poster for parents Y3sp2

SPRING 1 2017

It has been a busy few seeks for Year 3 as we have started to find out all about Africa.  The children have already used maps to investigate the different countries that make up Africa and have researched what a typcial day for a child in Kenya is like.  We have compared African countries to our country and thought about where we would rather live.  Also, we have been thinking about what makes a good friend, writing recipes for a successful playtime and giving advice in a 'problem page' scenario. 

During our literacy lessons we have learned how to write fantastic setting and character descriptions and have written our own version of an African tale. 

In numeracy, we are now able to solve fraction problems confidently using a fraction machine and have also been improving our measuring skills. 

In Art we have enjoyed being creative and have used watercolour paint to create African inspired sunsets.

In PE we have been learning dances and songs for our Lion King production.


Curriculum poster for parents Y3sp1


AUTUMN 2 2016

Year 3 have enjoyed a busy start to the half term, learning how to be spies!  We launched our new topic with a Spy Kids Bootcamp, where we cracked codes, designed gadgets and disguises and created our own spy legends.  Almost immediately, we had to use our new spy skills to investigate a mysterious event in the classroom that involved giant lily pads, slime, an old sheet, a remote control and an old sandwich.  Luckily, we have almost got to the bottom of what actually happened and will be publishing our findings int he form of a newspaper to share with the rest of the school shortly.

To support our topic and DT, we have enjoyed a fantastic day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum.  The children spend the day looking at the designs and features of cars through the ages so that they can use this information to design and make their very own spy car.  We got to ride on a monorail, in an old-fashioned bus and in Gum Drop (an 86 year old motor car).  We saw cars form the Top Gear series and from famous movies.  We also took part in a workshop run by the museum, where we had the chance to design and make a car from K'Nex.  The children were great ambassadors for the school during the visit.  We are looking forward to seeing their finished designs.

Curriculum poster for parents Y3 au2


AUTUMN 1 2016

Savage Stone Age in Year 3!

You might have thought you'd stepped back in time if you had been in Year 3 at the end of September!  The children and staff enjoyed a fantastic history day as they dressed up and became completely immersed in the time period.  We welcomed an arcaeologist into school who taught us about Stone Age burials, weaving, mark making, Stone Age toilets, and lots more.  The children had a fantasttic day being history detectives and we will use this information in the final piece of writing this term.  The children showed fantastic learning behaviours, making sure they got the most out of the day.  Well done Year 3.

Stone Age 1   Stone Age 2


Year 3 have settled in well and have had a fantastic start to the year.  Their attitude to learning and the respect they show each other is impressive. 

They have spent the first part of the term looking at the book 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and have had lots of fun taking part in drama activities, before writing their own diary in the role of Gerald.

They are now starting to study the 'Savage Stone Age' and are enjoying learning about the past.  They have produced some great non-fiction writing.  They have also enjoyed learning about different rocks and soils in science.

Curriculum poster for parents Year 3