Year 3

General Information


Welcome to Year 3!

Our classes are as follows:


vikings Miss Chilvers - 3 Vikings
normans Miss Howe/Mrs Bateman- 3 Normans



Creative Curriculum

Our topic this term is 'Italia e Grande'.

We will be learning all about the features of Italy before looking more closely at the Romans and how they changed Britain.  We will be looking at similarities and differences between Italy and the United Kingdom.

We are looking forward to our trip on 11th October to Colchester castle where the children will be fully engaged in interactive activities.



Parent Helpers Welcome!


If any parents have ANY free time during the school day please see your child's class teacher as we would welcome you with open arms to support some of our children with their reading and spelling. 


You can make a real difference just doing a little bit as often as possible!



The children had a wonderful time at Colchester castle this week, learning more about the Romans.

They explored the museum,

Became builders making a Roman villa and Celtic roundhouse

and were told the story of the rise of the Romans during a story tour of the vaults below the castle.

All of the children were well behaved and had a great day. I hope you enjoyed them telling you all about it!




A big thank you to Pizza Express Mrs Darcey's class had a wonderful time this week and enjoyed their pizza's. The children enjoyed getting hands on with the pizza making process and of course getting to eat their hard work afterwards!


We are looking forward to the wonderful trips we have planned for this term.

The children will be Italian chefs for the morning making pizzas at Pizza Express. Mrs Darcey's class will be visiting on the 27th September and Miss Chilvers' class will be visiting on 4th October.

We will also be visiting Colchester Castle on 11th October where the children will spend a day immersed in Roman history.


Learning Together!

We will be organising sessions throughout the year when you can come and share your child's learning journey.  

Watch this space, and check Newsletters for more information to follow!!


Marvellous Me


We are finding the children love being awarded a ‘Marvellous Me’ because it informs you straightaway of your child’s learning success. Please talk with your child when you receive one as they are often very proud!

Due to technical issues, Marvellous Me is temporarily out of use. We hope to rectify this problem shortly.


Winter PE

As it is getting colder now it may be a good idea to add a pair of tracksuit bottoms to your PE kits for when we do PE outside. Also please remember that if you come into school in tights on a day that you have PE you will need to bring socks to change into.


PE Kit

Please remember your PE kit for Tuesday and Friday. Each class will have PE either on Tuesday or Friday each week. You will need a complete change of clothes- white T-shirt, dark shorts and trainers. Girls please remember to bring a pair of socks if you are wearing tights or sandals.

You will need to take your earrings out and tie your hair back (it's much easier to come with your earrings out and hair already tied back).

Also, please make sure your kit is named.



Week beginning 15th January

In English this week we will be continuing to look at the short clip 'Marshmallows'. We will be creating our own creatures and writing a non-chronological report.


Each sets spellings continue to be set on a Monday and they continue to be tested in sentences on a Friday.


Our Reading Challenge bookworm

Please remember to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week! 

Please continue to read with your children at home. We give out BookWorm certificates to those children who read at least 3 times a week and stickers to all those who return their slip on Monday!

Your Reading Challenge Slip needs to be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the scores can be collated. Our aim is for every class to achieve at least 75% each week but wouldn't it be great if we could make it 100%???


Words to read and write

High Frequency Words in Phases


DFE Spelling Information


common exception words


Year 3 and Year 4 Word List Checklist


Year 2 Common Exception Words

Common words that children may find difficult to decode and spell.



Week beginning 15th January

In Maths this week 3V and 3N will be looking at comparing and converting lengths.




math symbols