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Welcome to Year 3

A busy and exciting term to look forward to. Our topic is Wild Wood and we will be studying wildlife, habitats and life - cycles. Please feel free to bring in any books that might be useful during this topic.


Monday- pe/games- wear kit

Thursday- swimming -towels, swimming costume, googles

Friday- Forest schools- wellies and jackets.

Reading books on days indicated after Reading Activities have been completed.

Any problems please feel free to contact us at school

Many thanks 

Mrs Harris & Mrs Sims




Week Ending October 11th


This week we have continued to learn skills to help us write an effective Diary entry. We have been checking our use of punctuation to make sure we use it effectively in our work.



We have also been learning about how we can put our sentences together and write in paragraphs we used the hamburger planning sheet to help us put our work together.




In maths this week we have been working on our timetables. We have recapped our 2,10,5 and looked at especially at our 4 times tables. We have used our doubling skills to solve multiplication problems and also how the inverse operation can help us to divide accurately.



All of the class have been asked to practice at home so we can become super confident and speedy when using our multiplication skills to help us in our work.


Lots of fun again this week at Ukelele and Swimming both the swimming coaches and music tutor have been impressed with how hard the children are working to develop skills in both activities.


Year 3 have worked hard this week with Mrs Sims talking about groups and rules linked to the new RE topic. They have been busy preparing for the class trip on Tuesday ( please remember packed lunches and appropriate clothing as the class will be working outdoors)


Mrs Sims and the class have been discussing Well being and the Golden Rules and the types of qualities they think belong to #The St Michaels Way . After listening to pupil voice  I am delighted to say that in Year 3 our groups are  now called Honesty, Respect, Compassion and kindness.



Some lovely homework brought in recently by Ishan and Ellis. Really looking forward to seeing everyone else's menu activities. Please remember to log on to ActiveLearn and Bug Club reading book activities need to be completed weekly and books returned on the days indicated.


Many Thanks Mrs Harris and Mrs Sims

Week Ending October 4th

In class this week we have been reading our novel and learning more about the main character Plop. We have written diary entries as if we were Plop and recalled the events of the day.  The old lady told him that ' the dark was kind' so we have been writing about it .We have also been learning about the past tense and when we need to use it in our writing. 

We have discussed pronouns and when and why we need to use them in our work.

The children have all enjoyed taking part in class reading time and have used great expression when reading aloud in class.



Great work in Ukelele this week learning notes and strumming rhythms ( see video on twitter). Working hard this week with year 4 to practice our song and prayer for Harvest Assembly on Friday.


In maths we have been learning about time. Looking at digital and analogue time and how we can read and record them. We have been writing times in different formats :




The class have also been learning about the calendar days, week and months they were able to ask and answer questions using the calendar to help. How many days in .....? How many sundays in ??

What day was your birthday on ...??



In RE, year 3 have been writing letters to tell others how to follow Jesus and God. They have been giving examples of what we can do to be more like them.


Great time was had by all at swimming again this week. Smile all around as we continue to become more confident in the water, learn techniques and swim using a variety of strokes.




Some lovely homework brought in already this week - thank you

Please remember to read and complete activities and return to school on the indicated days.

Look also at  the activities on Bug Club and Active Learn .


Thank you

Mrs Harris & Mrs Sims

Week Ending September 27th

This week we have used adjectives and synonyms to describe Plop the main character in our class novel. The children have been learning how to use a thesaurus which has helped them to up skill sentences.



They have completed Ice missions around the classroom writing book reviews, making fact files and practising addition skills.



In maths we have been looking at 3D shapes and properties. The class have made a variety of shapes and were able to discuss the faces, vertices and edges.



​​​​​​​This week we have also had Ukelele lessons and were learning about running and walking notes.



It was great on Wednesday to invite our parents into class, Year 3 enjoyed sharing their shape activities with their families and I think some of the parents had as much fun as the children!!!!



Lovely creative activities were enjoyed by all in the afternoon using natural resources to make art work with Mrs Sims.




Another splashing time was had on Thursday at swimming lessons. Smiles all around at the pool as the children have fun whilst learning to swim or improve techniques and stamina.


St Michaels Feast

On Friday we celebrated the Feast of St Michael ,we are all very excited about Mass at All Hallows on Sunday 29th at 9.15 am. We designed out own shields about " The Prince of Angels", "Defender of the Faith".


In the afternoon we enjoyed M&M theatrical productions performance of " The Secret Garden" thank you to the PTFA for the treat.




Please note Homework books and menus went home on Friday you can choose 2 from each section or as many as you like. All pupils now have new Bug Club books and maths games on ActiveLearn so please login and have fun.

Thank you 

Mrs Harris & Mrs Sims


Week Ending September 20th

What a busy week in Year 3!!!  In RE with Mrs Sims the children have discussed their families and compared them to the Holy Family. They have also  worked on research skills linked to our 'Wild Wood' topic researching environments and habitats. A big thank you to everyone who brought homework in about visiting woods/forest.


In maths we have been using our number knowledge to add tens and units and looking at inverse operations. As well as recognising patterns on our own 100 squares.



Some lovely video blogs were made this week linked to our biography work which we will put on 'See- Saw'. We all started our novel "The Owl who was afraid of the Dark" our class text.

We discussed the features of the book and predicted what might happen.

This week we have also begun our  ICE Missions (I can .... explore, explain, examine). An opportunity for the class to work independently on a variety of activities to enhance skills worked on in class.



We also had swimming I was so proud of how well behaved they all were. The instructors were amazed that the were only in Year 3. Thank you for your support with kit etc we had a lovely first session.

Thank you 

Mrs Harris & Mrs Sims

Week Ending September 13th

On Monday we had PE and did Go- getters with Mrs Liffen.

This week we have also made fact files linked to our independent research on woodland animals. In RE we have been discussing our 'Homes' as well as all the fantastic activities we did for 'Vision Week'. Year 3 made lovely bookmarks to remember #faith #action #success. They decorated stars with things they want to achieve this year, neater handwriting, better reader etc.

​​​​​​​We also wrote lovely prayers about the school and the importance of #The St Michaels Way. The children all participated brilliantly in Thursdays Assembly. 

In literacy we have been looking at the success criteria for a biography and comparing and contrasting what needs to be included. The children will be writing there own and developing 'Blogs'. 

Maths work has involved using number bonds to look at larger number addition and how to work out missing numbers on a 100 square. We are using our number skills to add larger amounts confidently.

Enrichment Fridays mean we get to study Welsh, Growth Mindset skills and also do Forest School Sessions. We also get to have Ukulele lessons  - how lucky are we !!!smiley

Please look out for reading books coming home next week and remember swimming starts on Thursday September 19th.

Many Thanks 

Mrs Harris & Mrs Sims


Week Ending 6th September

A busy first week settling into our new class. Year 3 have enjoyed getting to know Mrs Harris and Mrs Sims. In class we have been learning about our new topic and discussing activities that we would like to do this term. 

We have had great fun playing on the backyard and having our turn at 'football day'.

We have been getting use to our new classroom and all of the different areas. We are all looking forward to a fantastic year.

Mrs Harris & Mrs Sims