Sports Week

What an action-packed week we had on Sports Week! Year 3 had great fun playing Quidditch! It was an interesting sight to see the children racing around on broomsticks chasing after the Golden Snitch!

“I loved Quidditch because when we played it was really fun!”

“I loved that it had the Harry Potter theme!”

“I liked it because there was a golden snitch. It was really fun being the golden snitch because I was being chased!”

“I really liked being the Beater because it was hard and challenging because there was not many others playing that role. I loved the snitch as they were running everywhere!”

“I’ve never heard of it before but now it’s one of my favourite sports!”

Although Sports Day was cancelled, we didn’t let the rain ruin our day as all of the children took part in an intra-house competition of Boccia and New Age Kurling. Well done to everyone who took part and especially to St. Andrew’s house who won the trophy for scoring the highest points. We also enjoyed taking part in the Daily Mile and trying to beat our personal best!



Our Trip to Cadbury World

During our ‘Time Travellers’ topic, we also learned about the Aztecs. As part of our learning, we went on a school trip to Cadbury World because we have learnt that the Aztecs discovered chocolate. When we arrived, we had an educational talk about the Aztecs where we learned lots of new information about how they lived back then and how they discovered chocolate. Some of the children even got to dress up as a rich and poor Aztecs! After the talk, we went in a 4D Cinema. We put our 4D glasses on and it actually felt like we were on a roller-coaster! During the cinema, we travelled around “Chuckleville” and lots of weird on wonderful things happened. It was lots of fun and felt very realistic!

After, we took a tour around the factory where we learned all about the history of chocolate, how chocolate is made and how packaging and advertising has changed over the years. We had a go at tempering chocolate and writing our names in chocolate. We even got to taste some melted chocolate! It was delicious!

At the end of the trip, we were given some chocolate bars to take home with us. We had a brilliant day and learnt lots of new things!


Previously in 3R…

We are continuing our Time Travellers topic by travelling to the Egyptian period. We have enjoyed reading and re-writing the story of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. In our writing, we focused on using exciting adjectives, adverbs and direct speech.

We have moved onto learning about the discovery of King Tutankhamun and the fascinating process of mummification.

Times Tables

We have been doing lots of maths focussing on our times tables. By the end of Year 3, the children should know their: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. Why not have a go at practising your times tables using the following website.

Image result for times table cartoon

Cross Country Competition at St Bede’s

On Friday 1st March 3R visited St. Bede’s for a Cross-country event and were not only excellent ambassadors for our school but we won the event, which included competing against Year 4 pupils! Some of our children have now qualified for the District Cross Country competition later in the year. Well done everyone!


Our Egyptian Home Learning

Have a look at our amazing Egyptian home learning projects. The children have worked really hard. Well done!


Dodgeball Competition

We had lots of fun ‘ducking, diving and dodging’ in our exciting intra-house Dodgeball competition. We all loved playing against our friends in different houses and cheering everyone on.

Curriculum Overview


Our very special visitor. 

Our Victorian Home Learning

We have been busy making our Victorian Home Learning projects. We loved sharing them with our friends in class.

We created firework pictures in Art for our Bonfire Night Assembly

Children in Need

We enjoyed meeting Pudsey on Thursday 8th November. He came to our school because we were raising money for children in need. As a school we managed to raise £430.21! We all wore spots and had lots of fun!

Photos of the children role playing the Baptism of Jesus 

Photos of the children painting their Queen Victoria sketches 

French Practising Greetings 


Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.

Year 3 Handbook for parents

How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term

At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.

When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.

Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!


Help your child to practise their spellings. See if they can write them in their cursive handwriting.


Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.

Autumn Term

Our topic the Autumn and Spring term is Time Travellers. We began our time travelling journey by travelling back to the Victorian period. We really enjoyed learning about the Victorian period. To finalise our ‘Vile Victorians’ topic, we had a Victorian themed day. We all came into school dressed as Victorian schoolchildren with Mrs. Runcorn and Mrs. Everard dressed up as Victorian schoolteachers. When the bell rang, we walked silently into our classroom remembering to greet the teacher with a bow from the boys and a curtsey from the girls.

We had to line up on the playground at the beginning of the school day in two lines- one for the boys and one for the girls. When the bell rang, we walked silently into our classroom remembering to greet the teacher with a bow from the boys and a curtsey from the girls.

Our classroom had been transformed into a typical Victorian classroom. The tables were in rows and all we had to write with was a pencil. Although Victorian children didn’t have pencils to write with, Mrs. Runcorn decided to let us use them rather than writing with chalk and chalkboards.

We took part in typical Victorian lessons throughout the day. Reading, writing and arithmetic. We had to chant our times tables, read aloud around the class and we even had to write lines! Mrs. Runcorn was very good at being a Victorian teacher! She wasn’t as friendly as she usually is (for some of the time!) and she made us stand behind our chairs until she said we were allowed to sit. We even had to call her Ma’am! We don’t think she liked having to be like that!