Coronavirus Plans and Updates

'Learn, Grow and Achieve Together Through God's Love'

  We have set up a 'Home Learning' page under the 'Key Information' tab.  This will provide more information for you about how to access a quality education  for your children at home.  Please remember to check your child's class page under the 'Children' tab for regular updates from your classteacher.  Please collect a paper pack if you cannot access technology.  If you would like more information please phone the DFE coronavirus helpline 0800 046 8687 or visit the full government guidance at:

Thank you for your tremendous support and understanding in this matter, if anything positive can come out of this then it is the wonderful community spirit and offers of help that have been overwhelming.

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Year 3

Please check the Year 3 page whilst school is closed for updates from the Year 3 team with regards to learning for your children.

You can email any photos of your child's learning to for the attention of Miss Hindle or Mrs Townend so we can see what our lovely children are up to!

We are thinking of all of our children and their families at this time. Thank you ❤

Hello from Miss Hindle- 19/4/20!


Hello Year 3 and your families!


This is just a little note to introduce myself as the new Year 3 class teacher. I am sure you are all going to miss Ms Shepherd very much and we wish her the best of luck. Before the Easter break I had been popping into school each week to get to know all of our incredible Year 3 children and I am so excited to be your new teacher. smiley


I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. I am really sad that we aren't able to see each other again just yet- and I know Mrs Townend is too! Not to worry, we are going to have lots of fun learning at home until we can get back into our classroom. There are lots of really fun activities coming up for you and myself and Mrs Townend are sure you will enjoy them. I am sending each and every one of you a great big smile and I hope you are all keeping safe and happy. 


I will pop up our first week of suggested learning tomorrow morning.


Keep smiling Year 3.



Miss Hindle

Year 3 Page Update


Hi Year 3! I've updated our page to make it a bit more friendly to use. If you click on the icons at the top it will take you to that week's Home Learning. There is also an icon for the Science and RE Home Learning. I hope this will make things easier to see and use.



Miss Hindle x

🌈⭐An Update from Mrs Townend🌈


Monday June 29th 2020

Good morning Year 3. Welcome to Monday and another fun week of learning opportunities!

The Robin Hood MAT learning this week focuses on 'Famous and Significant People' which looks really interesting. I'm sure you will have lots of fun with this topic.

Remember to send photos of your learning to

Miss Hindle and I really love seeing what you're up to!

I hope the weather improves a bit this week for you all and you manage to get out for some fresh air. Failing that you could grab your swimwear and goggles and go for a swim in all this lovely rain haha! (Jokes... please don't actually do that!)

Take care of yourselves and your families. Missing you all!

Mrs Townend xx


Tuesday June 30th 2020

Hello Year 3! I hope you are all OK. The weather is a bit nicer today so I hope you have been able to get outdoors.

While I was in school yesterday with our Key Worker children, James and Mr Townend went down to the woods near our house to throw sticks in the river and see whose stick went under the bridge the quickest. James insisted his sticks won! He noticed a big change in the river yesterday when it was raining from last week when we had all that sunshine - what do you think he noticed and why do you think it was?

I can see that Miss Hindle has attached some work about Wassily Kandinsky. We have been looking at him in school this week too. I have attached a photo of my own Kandinsky creation to give you some inspiration, but I'm sure you can do better than me!



Make sure you send us photos of yours - I can't wait to see what you come up with as I know how creative you are!

Lots of love, Mrs T xx

Guinea Pigs!

The Year 3 Team


In Year 3, the class teacher is Miss Hindle. She is assisted by Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Mrs Townend. On a Thursday morning, Mrs Roscoe teaches French. Mr Smart leads PE sessions on Tuesday afternoons and on Thursday mornings.


If you wish to speak with Miss Hindle, please call the school phone number.


Our Long Term Overview

This is the long term plan of what your child will be learning in Year 3.

  Topic Title Main subjects covered
 Half term 1  Romans History / Geography 
 Half term 2 Healthy Humans

Science / Music / Art

 Half term 3  Rock n Roll Science / History / Geography / D.T.
 Half term 4  Monsters (Iron Man)       Science / D.T. / Music
 Half term 5  Local History Science / History / Geography
 Half term 6  How do Plants grow? Science / Art


What are we learning this half term?


Whilst we are not in school, please check the class page regularly for work set by Miss Hindle. Lots of information can also be found on the 'Home Learning' section of our school website, which you will find under the 'Key Information' tab.


(Pictures of our learning are added regularly to the 'Gallery' below - just keep scrolling!)



All children in Year 3 are asked to bring their Homework Books and Home Reading Books up to class DAILY.


Homework Books

Your child has been given a homework book. Homework will be set each week and will be stuck into your child's book. In line with the rest of the school, spellings are now being given out in a booklet at the beginning of each half term, with details of each week's spellings which your child will need to learn. There will also be a separate task to complete over the course of a half term, details of which will be given out accordingly.



In Year 3 we use the Oxford Treetop reading scheme. It is so important that you listen to your child read each night - little and often really is key and helps to develop fluency and confidence. Also, asking your child questions about what they have just read really helps them improve their comprehension skills, for example:

"What happened to the main character(s)?",

"How did the character feel and why?",

"What do you think will happen next and why?",

"Does this book remind you of anything or another story?"

"Tell me your favourite fact from this book." (non-fiction) 

"What does (unfamiliar word) mean? How could you find out?" (non-fiction)

Also discuss the meaning of any words your child isn't familiar with as this can aid their overall understanding.


Please make sure you record the pages read with your child in their Reading Record and sign it.


Your child should bring their book into class and place it in the book changing box when they have finished it and it has been signed by somebody at home. Books are changed daily by Mrs Townend. It is expected that your child's book is fully read, signed and changed on at least a weekly basis. Mrs Townend loves to reward keen readers and super effort with stickers and certificates!

Please also let us know if your child is reading other books at home - we think all reading is brilliant!


Times tables

In Year 3 we need to be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (this is in addition to the 2, 5 and 10 times tables from Year 2). Please can you make sure your child practices these as they are used in several aspects of Maths.

All children have been given a login for Times Tables Rockstars, which has been stuck into the front of their Homework Books. If a replacement is needed, please ask Miss Hindle or Mrs Townend.

heart We Love Reading! heart

On our class reading display, we had a chart to keep track of how many books we had read every half term. If we managed to read 10 books, Ms Shepherd got us a book of our choice to keep! laugh 


SEVEN of us managed to read at least 10 books during the first half of Spring Term! Between all of us in Year 3, we read over 200 books in the first half term after Christmas!




Let's see what we can do this half term... over to you Year 3!

What about P.E.?


P.E. is on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Please ensure your child has a full kit in school and please make sure your child does not wear earrings on these days. 

  •  Indoor Kit: Black or navy shorts; white T-shirt; pumps. 
  • Outdoor Kit: Tracksuit or jogging pants, long-sleeved top and trainers. ​

  • All clothing and footwear should be clearly named.

  • All jewellery must be removed for P.E., long hair must be tied back.

Autumn Term Learning

Our Healthy Humans Picnic 13.12.19

Rock 'n' Roll! (Spring Term)

(A VERY muddy) Forest School - Spring Term

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