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Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Key information:

3HN have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday.

3HN's entrance and exit point is the main gate next to the car park.

Please wait on the playground area outside of the Year 3 classrooms.

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2022-23

Term 6 


This term, we are being Scientists and Historians. To start off the term, we will be answering the enquiry question- ' How are shadows formed?' We will be looking at how light works and investigating shadows. As well as this, we will be exploring the Ancient Egyptians in order to answer the question- 'What did the Ancient Egyptians believe?' Our class book will be Egyptian Cinderella, which will help us to immerse us into the Ancient Egyptians.



Careers week


This week it has been Careers week and we have heard a lot about different jobs like Solicitor, Scientist and Florist. To hear about these exciting jobs we had lots of assemblies and people coming in to talk about their jobs.  We researched the jobs that we would like to do when we are older through using the chromebooks and special books all about different jobs. Some of the jobs we would like to do in 3HN are Barber, Vet, Coder, Scientist, Football player, Zoo keeper and WWE Superstar. 


Being an athlete - Outdoor Adventures and Activities

To begin our OAA PE lessons, we focused on team work. We know teamwork is extremely important in our every day lives. We were given the task to create letters using our bodies. Our classmates then had to guess which letters we had made.


Then we were challenged to work with another group to create word using our bodies. We had so much fun and didn't realise how bendy some of our class mates are! 

Being a muscian


We kicked off our music learning with a fun warm up to get us in the rhythm by doing fun exercises. Then, we learnt a song called 'The sunshine song', we sang it in two parts and learnt the verses and the chorus. After that, we got the glockenspiels out and we practiced playing along with the song using the musical notes- C,D,E,F.

The sunshine song

Still image for this video

Term 5

This term, we are continuing our enquiry of- 'Can food alone keep us healthy?' by looking at the effect of art and mindfulness on mental health. We will be studying the work of Frida Kahlo and completing our own photography self portraits. In Writing, we are enjoying our class book- Krindlekrax and we are excited to write our own narratives with our own beast lurking in the sewers!


To show off all of our learning and to answer our enquiry question 'Can food keep us healthy on its own?', we split ourselves into three different groups: food, exercise and mindfulness. In each group, we made a workshop to share with the year 5s so they could see how to live a healthy life. 

Being an artist...

Today we've been drawing our special items that we brought in from home. These items were used to tell a story about who we are. Before we could do an observational drawing of our special item, we needed to learn some sketching skills. We did some hatching, cross-hatching and stippling and dashes around the page to help us with our sketching. 


After this, we used our photography skills to take pictures with our special items and edit them. Keep your eyes peeled next week for some of our final pieces.

Coronation Day

This Friday, we have been celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III.

We started out the day by creating some bunting for the dinner hall, decorated with many different patterns that were red, white and blue. After this, we spent the rest of the morning creating crowns to wear to our picnic. We then spend the afternoon drawing portraites of King Charles III.

PE - Athletics: 

This week we had the opportunity to plan our own athletics style activities for our peers. 

Term 4


We are kicking off this term by beginning our enquiry to answer the question `Can food on its own keep us healthy?` which links to Global Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being. We cannot wait to learn more about our skeletons, the food groups and the inspirational Frida Kahlo and how this keeps our bodies and minds healthy. Alongside this, we are continuing to explore writing features such as; expanded noun phrases and adverbs using `George's Marvellous Medicine` by Roald Dahl as our key text. We will also be cooking up a storm and preparing a healthy meal using instructions we have written! Please check our page for updates on our fantastic learning!

Knowledge organisers:

Scooter training

We ended the term with some scooter training on how to use our scooters safely. After a theory lesson where we watched a video on safety tips, we took part in a practical session where we used our brakes, practiced our turns and scooted whilst watching out for distractions and obstacles around us. It was great fun!

Oracy book swap

We were lucky enough to share our work with 5CC. We took all of our books and work and used our oracy stem sentences to explain which pieces we are proud of and why.

Rock Steady Concert

We enjoyed yet another Rock Steady concert and it was by far the best one yet! Well done to all of the performers!

World Book Day

This world book day we explored storytelling and our favourite stories. We have loved den building, sharing stories with our friends and family and coming into school in our pyjamas!  It is so great to take some time out of our busy days of learning and just enjoy a good book. They can take you on adventures to far away planets and worlds you can only dream of! What power books have. Have you read any good books lately?

Being Healthy
To start our new enquiry we took part in a carousel of three different activities all linked to being healthy in different ways. With Miss Hopkins, we got to try a variety of different fruits and we voted as a class which one was our favourite. It was really difficult, as they were all so tasty! In 3KP with Miss Porter, we took part in some aerobics and dancing- we needed lots of water after that hard work! Then, with Miss Nicholas we focused on the importance of mindfulness for healthy minds so we stopped talking, listened to some relaxing music and did some mindful colouring.

Term 3

We are kicking off this term by being scientists to answer the question 'What is a force?' . After that, we will begin our enquiry to answer the question `Can food on its own keep us healthy?` which links to Global Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being. We cannot wait to learn more about our skeletons, the food groups and the inspirational Frida Kahlo. Alongside this, we are exploring writing features such as; expanded noun phrases and adverbs using `George's Marvellous Medicine` by Roald Dahl as our key text. Please check our page for updates on our fantastic learning!

Being Athletes - Gymnastics

In Week 1, we have been lucky enough to continue our training with our sports coaches. We warmed up with stuck in the mud to prepare us for the lesson. In trios we practiced different gymnastic postions such as Tuck, Straddle, Pike and Dynamic straight!

George's Marvellous Medicine

Today, we started reading our new class book George's Marvellous Medicine. We wanted to create mischief in Year 3 so we created some of our own magic medicine. With some Glitter here and Baked Beans there we created the perfect recipe to transform someone's life just like how George wanted to make Grandma better.

Being Writers

Today, the first of our pen licences were handed out in Year 3. This fantastic writers have been working really hard on their handwriting and presentation. They will now be writing in pen as much as possible. Well done everyone!

Being an artist

What a great start to term! In order to finish our enquiry into 'What is the difference between the Stone Age and the Iron Age?', we used our skills through being artists to create our own cave paintings! To make it as realistic as possible, we turned our tables onto the sides to give us the effect of having cave walls to decorate. Although we wanted to use lots of different colours, we realised that in the Stone Age, they wouldn't have had access to this so we kept it as close as possible by only using red, black and white. It was so much fun but we did get very messy!

Term 2


In Term 2, we are continuing to delve deeper with our enquiry, 'What is the difference between the Stone Age and the Iron Age?'. Children will continue to learn all about life in the stone age including having a go at some cave painting style art. As we continue to learn our new Year 3 writing targets, we will be starting our new book, 'Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age' and we will be writing a non-chronological report answering our enquiry question.

Stone Age Knowledge Organiser

Term 1 

Year 3 are kick starting the year with an incredible enquiry into the lives of people living in the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be using the books 'The Stone Age Boy' and 'Ug, the boy genius' to help us introduce targets into our writing to make it engaging for our readers. 


In order to answer our enquiry question of 'What is the difference between the Stone Age and the Iron Age?', we will be explore what life was like for people living throughout these years to compare what was the same and what changed. 


Keep checking out our webpage to see all of our fabulous work and find our the answer to our enquiry question!

Being an Athlete

This week, we have put our agility, balance and coordination to the test in some athletics challenges. We had different activities to do such as; balancing, running, throwing and speed bouncing! We are now looking forward to getting our results back and using these to be Metacogs and evaluate and improve our skills.

Voting for our 'Voice of the Change Makers' 

After hearing some amazing speeches and understanding the importance of democracy, we headed to the hall to vote for our chosen girl and boy candidate to be a 'Voice of the Change Maker'. This role is a very important one as the selected candidates will voice their and their peers' opinions on important school matters. It was a really tricky decision for us as there were so many wonderful candidates but we are really happy for Teja and Dexter who will be our representatives in 3HN.


During the last couple of weeks we have been learning all about Oracy in SSJS. We have learnt about the importance of listening and our body language in class, including standing when answering in class, and then created STS for listening and discussion. Next, we recapped building on, agreeing and challenging when in discussion. We practiced this with a discussion web- we took it in turns to speak and could see who had been talking when in discussion through a ball of wool. We are looking forward to learning more about oracy during our time at St Stephens Juniors.