Year 3

Year 3 Visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

All of the Year 3 children had a fantastic day at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Wednesday 21st September. Even though they were a little tired by the end, the children learnt a lot about the sculptures on display, the artists, and the materials used for creating sculptures. Throughout the day, all of the children showed outstanding behaviour – this was even commented on by other visitors to the park. Also, they developed many of the Sitwell 7 Values. When choosing their favourite sculpture, they were able to reflect on their choices and provide reasons. During the afternoon activity working as a team to build their sculptures, the children were resourceful and built relationships with others they had not worked with before. If their idea did not quite work, they were resilient and tried other ideas. The day was a memorable experience for all of the children and teachers too. The children really enjoyed the outdoor learning experience and the chance to work with an artist educator. Finally, a big thank you to the parents that came with us and helped out on the day.

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 Autumn – Week 1

The Year 3 children have made a fantastic start to their new school year. All the children have begun to get used to the new routines and slightly longer school day. They have enjoyed finding out all about the Sitwell 7 Values, taking part in PE led by Mr Cassell, and learning about their class identity.

Autumn – Week 2

During this week, we will begin our learning around the first topic of this year – Mighty Metals. The children will be learning all about forces in action. In Science, they will carry out fair tests and will be making predictions, collecting results and drawing conclusions from these. After collecting their results, they will work in the ICT Suite to input the data they have collected into a simple spreadsheet. Some children will create bar graphs using these spreadsheets.

In English, the children will be continuing to write a description about their class animal. Throughout this learning, the children will be discussing and recording their ideas, composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.

In Maths, they will be continuing their learning about number and place value by recognising the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones), counting from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100, finding 10 or 100 more or less than a given number, and reading and writing numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words.

Below are the topics covered in Year 3;

Mighty Metals –  Mighty Metals Long Term Plan

Urban Pioneers – Urban Pioneers Long Term Plan

Scrumdiddlyumptious – Scrumdiddlyumptious Long Term Plan

Tribal Tales – Tribal Tales Long Term Plan

Gods and Mortals – Gods and Mortals Long Term Plan

If you would like to know more about any of the topics being covered then please request this from the class teacher.


Do you want some engaging ways to help your child learn the tricky words for their year group?  Click on the link for lots of fun, downloadable resources.

Y3 Autumn 1 Home Learning

spelling FUN

Exception Words Spelling Card