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Year 3

Update for Week beginning : 11/12/2017

Please click the following link to access the presentation that we shared for parents at the start of the new term.  Year 3 September Information evenings 2017-18

English and Maths information:

We have been really proud of the children for the way they have positively tackled the assessments this week. All children tried their best and we are really pleased with their progress. They have done so well to stay focussed on this learning amidst the Christmas chaos.

Other curriculum news:

Project this week has been fantastic! We have spent several afternoons getting stuck in with our D.T lessons where we have been designing and making our own toys. The children have maturely thought about the toy they wish to make, keeping a young target audience in mind, as well as the safety of the children using it. The children have learnt about different joining techniques to ensure their toy is durable, as well as thinking about the appearance of the toy and what will invite children to want to play with it. We can’t wait to share these with you during our project outcome on Thursday afternoon.

Thank you to all of you who came to see our performance this week. It was so lovely for the children to have a captive and responsive audience to perform to. We are so proud of all the children who took part for their incredible effort and enthusiasm throughout the entire performance. We could not be happier with how the nativity turned out and are grateful to all parents who supported their children in learning their lines and with costume making.

General information:

Outdoor PE at Kings Park: Wednesday afternoons

Indoor PE: Thursday afternoons


Please find a copy of the project homework for this half term on our year group page. Your child will also have brought home a hard copy. We expect the children to do one of the tasks on this sheet and bring this into school, however feel free to complete as many tasks as you would like to. The nature of the tasks are designed to be open ended and to allow for creativity, so please interpret them as you wish. We look forward to seeing what the children produce.

We would like to invite you into school to come and celebrate the children’s learning from this project on Thursday 14th December at 14:30. We will spend approximately half an hour showcasing our learning in the hall. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.


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  4th December 2017

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  22nd November 2017

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  6th November 2017

Year 3 roamed to Dorchester before half term to visit Dorset County Museum. We we amazed by the outstanding Roman artefact exhibitions and...

Roman Invasion!

  20th September 2017

Last Thursday Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic Roman drama day courtesy of Treehouse Theatre. In the morning, the children re-enacted the history of the...