Year 3

Year 3 Curriculum Letter Summer Term 2018



       (30th March- 17th April)

Have a safe and restful Easter break! See you all next term.

Week 6:

Week 5:

Week 4:

On Friday the 16th of March it was National Day of action against bullying and violence. In year 3 we talked about what bullying is, what we can do to stop it and what we do if we think it is happening to us. After our discussion we created a anti bullying mural in our classroom. First each student painted their hand and then printed it on our wall. Students then created their own ‘person’ incorporating, on the body, a word that they relate to the topic of bullying.

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Week 6:  5.02.18 – 9.02.18


We’re almost there! Last week of Spring term 1!

What a week! This week we sadly had to say good bye to Miss Mosedale (until summer term 1) as she goes off to intern at another school for a term. We wish her all the best and know she will do extremely well at her new school. The year 1 students are extremely lucky to have you!

In class this week we have been looking at mindsets. In year 3 we have decided that we all need to change our mindsets from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. We read the book “I can’t do that, YET!” by Ester Pia Cordova and completed activities that helped us learn and understand exactly what it means to have a growth mindset and why it is important.


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As a class we created this mindset board to remind us that it is important to obtain a growth mindset. It also helps us remember phrases we should be saying and phrases we shouldn’t be. We also put up these posters to remind us to always believe in ourselves, question ourselves, push ourselves and never give up.

This week at school we also had the Valentines day bake off! Kitty and her sister entered a beautiful cake and won the prize for design and courage to try something new. Congratulations girls! Kitty your classroom family is proud of your efforts!


For: Constantly trying her best when completing work and having courage to challenge herself when learning.


Weekly inspiration / quote:

Mindset quote





Week 5:  29.01.18 – 2.02.18

Week 5 already! Where has this term gone?!

So many wonderful things happened this week at school. We had some very special guests from Cambridge University came and set up station with different science related activities for us to participate in. These included:

* Looking at a fly closely (microscope activity)

* Guess which bee I am?

* Making lego proteins

* H2O – Looking how oxygen is formed

This week we continued learning our 6 X tables. We have been playing this new maths game to help us with them. Check it out!




For: Changing his attitude towards school work and always showing his class mates respect and kindness.



! Our lucky two winners for week 5 of this term are:

Ky and Leahong


Week 5 winners

Weekly inspiration / quote:










Week 4:  22.01.18 – 26.01.18

This week had a fabulous ending to it as we celebrated AUSTRALIA DAY! On Friday we celebrated Aus Day with foods and milo (a drink) from Australia.

We participated in many different Australian inspired activities such as:

* The flip flop challenge

* Leaning how to dance the Nutbush

* Dancing to Australian songs

The food we tried included:

* Cheesy mite scrolls (vegemite and cheese in pastry)

* Vegemite sandwiches

* Sausage rolls with tomato sauce

* A sanga (sausage sandwich)

* Milo (drink)

* Tim Tams (chocolate biscuits)


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For: Changing his attitude towards school and listening during lessons.



Weekly inspiration / quote:








Week 3:  15.01.18 – 19.01.18

Another week done and dusted!
This week we welcomed another student to our class, Anastasia. We’re all so excited to have you as the newest member of our classroom family!

On Wednesday morning Miss Mosedale and myself (Miss Northcott) thought we would start the day off a little differently to how we normally do. Straight after I finished marking the role, this happened…







On Friday in TOPIC we learnt about soil. Miss Mosedale bought us in soil from her garden and we investigated what we thought it looked like, smelt like and felt like. Then we learnt about the different layers of soil underneath our feet – underground! After watching a video about soil we drew these fabulous diagrams…check out this one Kitty drew!

Soil work Friday 19th January













This week in PSHCE the students discussed what it means to be a kind and respectful class member. We also talked about how to set and achieve personal goals. We watched two clips made by an American child who goes by the name of Kid PresidentWe watched two of his videos to inspire us and get us thinking!

Look at the videos we watched in PSHCE!



We had our second weekly Dojo prize draw on Friday! Our lucky two winners for week two of this term are:

Johan and Kevelle


Week 3 winners




For: Showing courage when starting a new school and making friends.

Weekly inspiration / quote:

This quote was chosen after listening to kid president and Wednesday’s pre learning dance party!

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Week 2:  8.01.18 – 12.01.18

Students have been working really hard this week to earn themselves ‘Dojo‘ points which at the end of every week they trade in for raffle tickets in our weekly Dojo prize draw! Students can earn Dojo points for numerous things each week such as, positive behaviour, being green (picking up rubbish, tidying our classroom without being asked), staying on task, honesty, including others, showing initiative around the classroom, being respectful and more!

Each week two students will be randomly selected (from a name selector) and win the chance to pick a prize out of the prize box.
These prizes include emoji bag tags, bouncy balls, note pads, key rings, pencils and more!


Our two lucky winners this week are:

Leahong and Rowan


Frist prize winning 2018 Leahong Prizes winner






Weekly inspiration / quote:

On Thursday we celebrated ‘Winnie the Pooh day!’. This event happens every year on the 18th of January as it is the birthday of  A A Milne, the man behind this wonderful character. That is why this weeks quote is one of his!

Week 2 quote - Thursday Winnie the Pooh day!







Week 1:   3.01.18 – 5.01.18

Welcome back sign

This week we welcomed a new student to our class, Kevelle. We’re all so excited to have a new member in our classroom family!
This year in year 3 we have a couple of staff changes. We welcome to year 3 in 2018 old and new staff!



For: Showing courage when starting a new school and making friends.



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Weekly inspiration / quote:

Week 1 quote






Year 3 Autumn 2 Curriculum Information


‘Here is our latest times table video’

8 times table from ST Marys on Vimeo.



In English today we learnt about Authorial Intent. We participated in an Instructional Intelligence tactic called a Round Robin to collaboratively share ideas about why most fairy tales are set in forests. We then had a go at drawing conclusions about why Carol Ann Duffy may have chosen to set out text, The Lost Happy Endings, in a forest.



Today was Keeping Ourselves Safe Day. A police officer came in to speak to us about road safety and stranger danger. We all listened beautifully and learnt lots of strategies to keep ourselves safe.

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We walked up Church Street to the Garden Café and had a look at all of the beautiful plants in the shop. We bought two little pots of ivy and then came back to school and planted them in the planter boxes in the front playground. It was so much fun and we can’t wait to see them grow and fill the boxes!

Exit Point 17.10.17

After 7 intensive weeks of learning about Ancient Egypt we invited our grown-ups to the official opening of our Ancient Egyptian Exhibition opening. The curators and historians in Year 3 set the classroom up as a gallery and showed off all of our amazing learning from this half term. We even had the opportunity to scan the QR codes around our classroom so we could share interesting facts with our visitors!

Turtle Back  13.10.17

We used our outstanding reading skills to research Cleopatra individually. We then participated in a cooperative activity called a Turtle Back. We each had a turtle shell and we wrote two fascinating facts about Cleopatra on it. We then waddled around our classroom and shared our facts with our peers.


‘Here is our Three Times Table Song for you to singalong to”.

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On Monday Year 3 went to the British Museum. We participated in a workshop on the Rosetta Stone and we learnt all about hieroglyphics. We also saw lots of Egyptian artefacts and mummies. We had a lovely day!

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On Friday Year 3 and 4 had our Entry Point for our new History topic Temples, Tombs and Treasures. We did lots of fun activities and are now really excited about this term’s learning!

Year 3 are learning our 4 Times Table! Can you sing with us to help you to remember it?

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