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Year 3



Welcome to Year 3!


Newton Class is being taught by Mr Abbott and Ford Class is being taught by Miss Cartwright.


The teachers are supported in Year 3 by a terrific team - Mrs Mitchell (Newton), Miss Froggett (Ford) and Mrs Ollerhead (Ford).


We are all really excited to welcome all of the students into Year 3 for an exciting journey ahead, with lots of new challenges and new opportunities enabling them to be curious and explore new and exciting projects.



Year 3 are going through a big change in their lives as they are moving to a different Key Stage, because of this, Year 3 will be exploring changes and how they make us feel. In this two week project, we will be studying the book, ‘Changes’ by Anthony Browne and exploring other stories that he has written. The children will be exploring different emotions and feelings and learning to build relationships and work as a team. At the end of our project, we will be writing a short story, about changes, based on Anthony Browne’s book. After our Changes project, Year 3 will become archaeologists and explore the Stone Age and how Neolithic people lived.  We will be studying timelines and comparing the Stone Age to other historic periods and modern day. Within this project, the children will also be taking part in a history workshop and will be attending a school trip to Stonehenge.  After learning all about the Stone Age, the children will be hosting a living museum to parents and family  to show off all of the amazing things they have learnt.



This half term our PE sessions will be held on a Thursday and Friday. On Thursday’s it will be led by the class teacher and we will be looking at invasion games, focusing on netball and on Friday’s the children will be doing Dance with Mr Bridle. We recommend children keep their PE kit in school all week in case of any last minute changes.



Year 3 are very fortunate this year to be taught Music by Hampshire Music service. Music will be every Friday taught by Mrs Gooding. We will be kicking off the term by learning African Percussion. At the end of the Autumn term a concert will be organised for parents and families to attend. A date and time for the concert will be confirmed later on in the term.

Forest School

Forest School sessions will be starting again with our Forest School specialist Mrs Fisher. Our Forest School session will be on every Friday morning. As Forest School will be taught in the morning, children are allowed to arrive at school in forest school kit but must get changed back into school uniform after their lesson.


Home Learning

Stone Age project: As the children will be exploring, studying and researching the life of Neolithic people, we would like the children to create and build a Stone Age home.

Due in: Monday 4th November 2019 


The children will also be getting weekly spellings and timetable practice. Spellings will be put into your child’s diary every Friday to be tested on the following Thursday. Times tables will also be tested on Thursday.


We also ask that you please read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign your child’s home school diary.


Other information

Just a reminder the reading challenge has now begun, your children will be given a reading challenge sheet to complete. If children complete the challenge at the end of the academic year they will receive a certificate and be entered into a prize draw. So lets get reading!


Parents and Guardians, please if you have any concerns or questions your first port of call is your child’s class teacher. If the class teacher is unable to help then you must speak to the Year Lead. After that, this could be passed to a member of SLT and then the Deputy Head or Head Teacher.


Important Dates

4th September 2019 - INSET DAY 1

25th September 2019 - Tea and Talk (3.30-6.00) 

Your chance to come along to the class to meet and have an informal chat with the class teacher and see some the amazing work that will have been produced during the first 4 weeks of the term.

27th September - McMillan coffee morning

8th October - Author to visit Year 3 to deliver a History workshop

16th October - Stonehenge Visit Ford and Newton Trip

25th October 2019 - INSET DAY 2

5th November 2019 - Halloween Disco

Details coming soon.....

18th November  2019 - INSET DAY 3

19th November 2019 - Parents Evening (3.30-7.00)

Your chance to book an appointment to come and speak to the class teacher.

21st November 2019 - Parents Evening (3.30-5.30)

Your chance to book an appointment to come and speak to the class teacher.

4th December 2019 - Christmas Fayre

Details coming soon.....

13th December 2019 - Christmas lunch / Jumper day

14th February 2020 - INSET DAY 4

1st June 2020 - INSET DAY 5







The Age of Bronze

Author Visit


Today, Year 3 enjoyed a visit from an author, Paul Nolan, who delivered a history and writing workshop.

The history workshop gave the children the opportunity to work together and make 'foam'henge. They worked as a team to build foamhenge using the techniques that the Neolithic people would have used.


During the writing workshop, the children performed a section of the story, 'The Age of Bronze' and then were able to plan and write their own Stone Age stories.


All children really enjoyed the visit and it has allowed them to have a better understanding of how Neolithic people lived and the types of equipment that would have been used in the Stone Age.