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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

What an amazing Summer Term we have ahead of us!  Mrs Harvey is very excited to teach the Dream Team again for the Summer Term.  Mrs Otwinowska will be joining the team, teaching our class a few afternoons each week.  Mrs Killian and Mrs Abbott will be supporting us throughout the week and helping us to 'Shine Brightly' in all the brilliant things we will do.


Our final whole school topic of the year is "One Moment in Time" which is filled with exciting topics and new skills. 


In History, we will be finding out about WW1 and how this important moment in time had an impact on life both then and now.  Our work with WW1 will continue into our Geography lessons as we develop our locational and place knowledge focussing on European countries involved in WW1. 


We're going to explore the work of Karen Lederer in Art, exploring how different objects make prints.  Within DT, we will be learning about cooking and nutrition.  This will help us to design, make and evaluate our own snacks. 


In Science, we will be learning about 'Forces and Magnets'. We will investigate friction and magnetic attraction.  We'll be exploring pushes and pulls and how we might see these in our everyday lives. 


Our RE lessons will be a lovely opportunity to talk about what is means to be a Sikh in Britain today.  We'll learn about core beliefs and teachings as well as what the teachings of the Gurus mean for Sikhs today.  


Mrs Harvey will be teaching Dahl Class every morning plus Monday afternoons. Mrs Otwinowska will be joining the team to teach the remaining afternoon sessions. 


P.E. will be taught by Mrs Harvey every Monday so please come to school wearing your PE kit.  We will be outdoors for most of our sessions this terms so please ensure you're dressed appropriately.  Long hair is to be tied back and earrings removed before coming to school please.


You need your water bottle, reading book and Reading Together book every day.


We can't wait for the exciting term ahead!  


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 


Mrs Harvey, Mrs Otwinowska, Mrs Kilian and Mrs Abbott



We were very excited today about our Pedestrian training. We had a brilliant time! The programme taught us the Green Cross Code and essential pedestrian safety skills including finding a safe place to cross, how to cross safely near a junction, and how to cross the ‘sneaky driveways’ if no other safe place is available.

We had a fantastic time with Liz Million, our local area famous illustrator. She shared some interesting information about her life, talent and career. She presented some drawing tips to us and we now know how to use them in our own artworks. We observed her sketching techniques and the process of adding more and more details. We created our own drawings in the style of Liz Million. What a fantastic work!

We have successfully completed our Hoopstarz session. We thoroughly enjoyed it and mastered the art of Hula Hooping. We were having so much fun with tricks, games, battles and challenges.

Wow! What an exciting afternoon! We finally completed our DT unit and made our own delicious biscuits. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of carefully thinking about the history of biscuits, designing them, making them and then evaluating our completed products.

In Art today, we have been learning about layered print technique. We followed appropriate steps and created amazing prints.

Dojo Parties. We enjoyed both of these!

Due to wet weather, we enjoyed some indoor break times!

Comic Relief Day

We marked comic relief day by wearing our own clothes, red and coming in with 'crazy hair'! We looked at the stories behind some of the children who benefit from comic relief and talked about the importance of charities.

World Book Day!

We enjoyed celebrating by dressing up and creating our own front cover to tempt other children to read our favourite book.

Science. We investigated how water travels through a plant by seeing how the red dye in the water affected the white flowers over time.

PE mapping out funny faces using equipment, testing our team building skills.

In computing we have been creating our own branching databases.

Just look at all the hard work that has gone into gaining all those badges! We have very talented members of Year 3.

Gymnastics. Mirroring our partner’s moves using the theme of ‘side by side’.

Computing. We have been learning how to create our own branching databases which we used to sort objects into groups using ‘Yes and No’ questions.

We love to read in Year 3! Here we are enjoying looking through some comics and magazines which were kindly donated to our class.

Multi Sports Festival at Maiden Castle. We had a fantastic time trying out all sorts of fun new games at the Year 3 event run by the Durham Sports Partnership.

Gymnastics. This term we are continuing to work on our balancing and rolling skills. This time we worked in pairs to create our sequences.

Science. Here we are investigating the type of soil we have on our school grounds. We discovered it is peat by identify its colour, texture and water content.

PE Gymnastics. This term we are creating sequences using balances, rolls and jumps. We are taking inspiration from the world class gymnast Simone Biles. We watched her floor routines and thought she was amazing!

In Science we have been looking at the difference between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We have explored the processes involved in their formation and represented this in class by making our own rocks!

Autumn Term 2023

We have marked significant days in Year 3 this half term, including Interfaith Day when we thought about peace, Remembrance day when we reflected on all we have and Hannukah.

In Year 3 this half term, we were lucky enough to have lost of different PE activities including an online PE lesson!

We raised money for different charities this half term. We really enjoyed Children in Need day.

We loved tasting foods from around the world in our Chartwell Food session. We really enjoyed Mexico!

In Art, we enjoyed developing our portrait skills and created self-portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo.

Christingle Service. We made our class Christingle together and discussed what all the different parts represented. We really enjoyed taking part in the service led by Father John.

In PE we created a dance routine on the theme of ‘Time’.

PSHE. We have been learning about Human Rights and discussing the difference between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. We have learnt some of the rights that we are all entitled to by being part of our community.

Peace Chains. We have been thinking about how to show kindness, love and respect to everyone. We wrote down our ideas about how we can do this on strips of paper and linked them to form a chain.

Computing. This term we have been learning about different text layouts for different purposes. We have learnt how to edit various texts , changing font size, style and colour.

Science. We have been studying the topic of ‘Light’ this term, and we experimented with light and shadows.

Performance Poetry. We acted out scenes from the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. Our audience had to guess which parts of the poem we were representing!

English. We have been reading Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in our English lessons. We decided to invent our own chocolate bar and use lots of imperative verbs to describe how we made it.

PE. We have been learning different throwing and catching skills. Our techniques have really improved and we are using our skills to play games involving defending and attacking targets.

Year 3 September 2022 - July 2023

We had lots of fun exploring animal bones during our Captain Chemistry session.

We celebrated RSE Day 2023 - Let's Launch into Kindness. The children wrote kindness thoughts and ideas on heart-shaped pieces of paper and we put them in a Kindness jar.