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Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 3 2021-2022


Welcome to Year 3's class page. Here you will find what we are learning about this year. 

This Term, Mrs Ward, Mrs Williams,  Mrs Stewart and Mrs Jones will be working in Year 3. 

The School Day:

  • Children should arrive between 8:45 and 8:55 when registers will be taken promptly. If your child arrives after this time, they should enter via the main school office.
  • School finishes at 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 2:15pm on a Friday.


Reading books should be brought to school daily  and we would be grateful if you could read with your child each evening. Reading books are changed on a Thursday.

Reading records should be signed each time your child reads at home; once a reading record is complete, your child can come to school the following day in non-uniform 

PE lessons will be taught by Mrs Jones every Tuesday.  Children should come to school dressed in their (weather appropriate) P.E. kit. No jewellery should be worn.

Children wishing to be provided with a light snack at morning break should bring 50p to school every Monday.



Our class reader this half term is:

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

By Alex T. Smith


HE HAS A DASHING HAT.                                                                                                                                                                            HE HAS A PACKED LUNCH.




' So when Boudicca Bones from the Museum calls for help, Mr Penguin springs into action. Can he can Colin the spider find her missing treasure? And what happens when adventuring becomes DANGEROUS?'

Our new English text is 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward 


It tells the story of an old man who dreams of living in a wild forest bursting with life, but lives in a grey and barren scrap-metal wasteland. From a moment of inspiration and under the care of the old man, a forest made of tin emerges, and from this springs life and beauty.


Stone Age Cave Paintings


In art, we have be learning about different techniques which can be used to create pieces of art. We looked at hot and cold colours, shading techniques and how to add tone using different artistic mediums. We created Stone Age Cave Paintings as it linked with our history topic.



Year 3 2020-2021

Times Tables


This half term, the children have worked extremely hard to learn their 4x  table and remember their 2x, 5x and 10x tables. They have particularly enjoyed learning songs and actions to help them. We encourage the children to practice the times table they already know to become even faster.





Year 3 is the first opportunity where children will learn how to speak a modern foreign language. Our chosen language is French and we have learned different greetings and how to have a conversation as well as learning how to count to 10.

French Activities

Week 2 & Week 3 (Easter Holidays)


We can tell from all the photographs on Facebook that you have all been working rather hard on your home learning packs and other activities that you have been completing. So for the next two weeks, we want you to relax and have some fun.


There is a homework grid of activities should you want to pass the time.


Don't forget to send pictures of your activities to the Facebook page so we can keep up.


Have a brilliant Easter!



Home Learning - Week 1 Answers


You will find answer sheets for all of the maths lessons that were set and also three of the English worksheets. 


Egyptian Pyramids

Still image for this video
Watch the video and then write a diary entry as though you were the explorer.

Make sure you include:
An opening (5W's - who, what, when, where & why)
Retell the events that happened in order

Homework and Reading


Spelling homework will be given on a Monday and children have till Friday when they will be tested on the spelling rule.

Reading books should be brought into school everyday and will be changed, only if they have been read at home. 



Class Novel


Our class novel for this term is ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath” written by Jeremy Strong. The book is about an Egyptian Pharaoh who is released from a museum by two mischievous grave robbers. The pharaoh who is named Sennapod, goes on an amazing journey with the Lightspeed family as he bids to escape the robbers.

Creating a book

As we love reading in Year 3, we have designed our own pop-up book which includes moving parts. In Design & Technology, we created five different types of moving mechanisms that we will incorporate into our own creations.

Pop-up Books

STEM with Mr Bowskill


Earlier in the term, we were visited by our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador, Mr Bowskill. He came into class and challenged us to design and create a device which would help an egg survive a drop from height. We had one group who were able to create a suitable parachute device which enabled the egg to float to the ground and land comfortably without cracking or breaking.

Stone Age Cave Paintings


In art, we have be learning about different techniques which can be used to create pieces of art. We looked at hot and cold colours, shading techniques and how to add tone using different artistic mediums. We created Stone Age Cave Paintings as it linked with our history topic.


Trip to Durham Cathedral


As part of our history and geography curriculum, we went on a trip to Durham Cathedral. We learned about Historic Durham. However, we focused on Durham Cathedral being built as a sanctuary for Saint Cuthbert and we also learned about the Prince Bishops of Durham and the importance that they held within society. 


We explored Durham Cathedral and the surrounding areas looking for different examples of human and physical geography. We found the location of Durham Cathedral interesting as it is surrounded by the River Wear and hills on 3 sides. We conducted some fieldwork and then located different landmarks on a map using grid references.

We have started reading our class novel by Roald Dahl which is George’s Marvellous Medicine. An exciting, mischievous tale of a young boy who swaps his grandma’s medicine for a surprise concoction of his own.



See below for previous Year 3 classes!

8 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

We have used this video in class to help us start learning our 8x table.

Visit the BBC Super movers website to find our FAVOURITE video to help us remember our 4x table. 


In English, we remembered fallen soldiers by creating World War inspired posters as well as creating information texts about World War I. The children enjoyed researching different aspects of the war and even got the chance to hold a soldier’s medals and trophies. We concluded our week of work by holding a 2-minute silence in class.

We have also been reading another class novel, The Legend of Spud Murphy. A tale of two boys, Will and his brother Marty who are doomed to spend their holidays in the library. Doesn't their mum know that the library is no fun? Worse, it is the home of the legendary librarian Mrs. Murphy.

Welcome back!


We hope you all had a wonderful summer. Mr Randall, Miss Gales and Mrs Stewart are excited to be working with Year 3.

Marvellous medicines of our own.

Find Year 3 2017-2018 below

Welcome to Year 3's class page. Here you will find what we are learning about this year. Throughout each term we will update our page on activities and learning across the curriculum. 


I have recently joined the excellent teaching staff and family of Prince Bishops Community Primary School and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks. Year 3 have been a pleasure to teach and I hope you enjoy looking at their amazing achievements during the year!  



Staff in Year 3 


Mr Trewhella (Teacher)

Miss Taylor (Teaching Assistant) 

Mrs Williams (Teacher Assistant)

Mrs Jones (P.E Teacher) 

Weekly Timetable 


Spelling test every Friday. 

Homework to be handed in on Monday.

P.E every Tuesday afternoon (Please bring your kit on a Monday and leave at school all week).

Reading books to be brought in daily. 


Our Learning Zone 

In Year 3, we are passionate about coming out of our 'comfort zone' and in to our 'learning zone.' 

World Book Day! As a school we had a create your own underpants competition. This was inspired by the book Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. In class 3 we were inspired by famous author David Walliams. We created a fact file about David's life then created our own versions of characters from his books!

Follow the link to read our Spring newsletter. 

Mass Vs Weight 

In Maths, we discovered the difference between mass and weight. 

We have explored how to read scales and weigh the mass of an object.

We have enjoyed reading myths and learning about the different mythical creatures and heroes. In groups, we acted out Theseus and Minotaur and discussed whether Perseus, in Perseus and Medusa, was brave to kill Medusa whilst she slept. We then wrote our own myths which were fantastic! 



Year 3 acting out Theseus and the Minotaur!

These are our favourite songs to help us learn our times tables! 

8 Times Tables - Learn The Fun Way! DVD AVAILABLE FEB 2017 :) View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) Follow us on Pinterest, Download a free multiplication chart/square : Kool Kidz times tables by Laugh Along and Learn help you memorize your eight times table with this fun and entertaining multiplication video!

Follow the link to read our Autumn newsletter.
In History, we travelled back in time to the Stone Age and created our own cave paintings after looking at the caves of Lascaux.