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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


The Year 3 Teaching Team are:
Mrs Emma Weston (Year Group Leader)

Mrs Toni McMillan

Mrs Mary Purchase

Mrs Katie Cotton (Maths group teacher)


The Year 3 Support Team are:
Mrs Jackie Gilbert (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Emma Parker (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Shona Sparks (1:1 Teaching Assistant)

Miss Kat Luszcz (1:1 Teaching Assistant) 

Miss Lisa McIntosh (Apprentice TA)


Topics 2021-2022

Term 1: This is Me!

Term 2: Tomb Raiders

Term 3: Wish you were here!

Term 4: Wish you were here!

Term 5: Let Battle Commence

Term 6: Let Battle Commence

Year 3 is an exciting time for our children as they bridge the gap between Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. They become more confident learners, with a greater emphasis on increasing their independence.


The children will begin to move onto the Renaissance reading scheme this year, which allows the children to choose their own reading book from an appropriate range for their ability. The main focus is on their understanding of the book read. Class teachers will judge when they are ready to take the online ‘quiz’ which assesses their understanding. We welcome your support in encouraging the children notto rush ahead with their quizzes as this usually leads to disappointment when their score is low. 


After five successful ‘quizzes’ (85% or above) the children progress to the next stage of books. After each successful quiz (scoring 85% or more), the children receive a raffle ticket which is entered into the end of term draw we hold each half-term.  


Whilst most children join the Renaissance scheme, others will use the Rising Stars scheme until they are reader for Renaissance. This also allows the children to choose their own book from an appropriate ability range. The only difference is that the quizzes can be found in the back of the book. Raffle tickets are awarded on the same basis as for those using Renaissance.



Christmas Party fun in Y3!

Ancient Egyptian artefact making

Science Escape the Cave challenge

Investigating the properties of rocks

Book Monitors

Geography field work in our locality

Outdoor Games

Busy in maths!

Our First Day in Y3!

Home learning Literacy

Alternative Olympic Games!

Classroom displays

Outdoor maths!

Promoting Reading in Y3

Mrs. Purchase's video

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Mrs Weston's Video

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Mrs McMillan's Video

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Mrs. Purchase's Key worker class

Term 1 Renaissance raffle winners

Testing rocks!

Experimenting with mouldable materials

Ancient Egypt Theme Day

Year Group science challenge: black out curtain materials

Ancient Egypt Museum

The Great River Nile Challenge

Well-being day

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