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Year 3

Welcome to year 3


The year 3 team for 2022/23 consists of Mrs Spence (3G), Mrs Johnson (3H), along with our teaching assistants Mrs Holder, Mrs Holmes, Mrs Jones and Mrs Short.



Year 3 PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.  Please familiarise yourself with our uniform policy in relation to PE, including health and safety requirements linked to jewellery.


Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record, as well as their link book, every day.


Please ensure that any belongings are labelled - it makes it easier to return when left around school.



Earthquakes and volcanoes

This half term, our topic is all about earthquakes and volcanoes.  Over the course of this half term, the children will learn about the earth's layers, how volcanoes are formed as well as where they can be found. The children will also investigate why people live near active volcanoes and the pros and cons of living near one.


Follow the link below to find out more about this half term's topic.


This week's homework (24.3.23 - 30.3.23)

Please use the link below to find your education city home learning tasks for this week. Your child will also have a handwriting and spelling practice worksheet each week to complete.

In addition to this, the children can develop their skills with a range of websites and apps the school has subscribed to.  The children should be regularly practising their times tables knowledge. Here are a selection of maths games to enjoy:

To support our pupils with their spelling abilities, all children have been given login information for EdShed.  Online books, with a range of opportunities to develop reading and inference skills, can be accessed through Bug Club.


Learning showcase

Science - plant dissecting (March 2023)

This half term, the children will be learning about plants.  To kick start the theme, each pair of children were given a daffodil, a magnifying glass and a pair of tweezers so they could identify and label each element of a flowering plant.  From this the children were then able to recognise and understand the function and importance of each part.

Egyptian Day (February 2023)

All of the children looked absolutely incredible in their costumes and had a very fun, action packed day.  Each child made their own shabti doll, fan, plaque and tomb for King Tutankhamun's sudden passing.  They were even able to practise their mummy making skills using a peg doll, herbs and linen strip.  To finish the day off they used pastels to create their own King Tutankhamun piece of art.  Well done year 3!

Bread making (January 2023)

During one of the history sessions, the children were able to join in with Egyptian bread making.  after the bread was made, although typically it would have been left for a few hours usually, they each got to sample what they had made.  The children gave it a thumbs up and thoroughly enjoyed their wares.  Many of them even chose to take the recipes home in hopes of making some more.

Creative station (December 2022)

In December, the children made their own purses using either a blanket or running stitch to finish the seams.  They were able to design and finish their product however they chose.  On the front of the purses, they each attached a button which enabled them to fasten their purses closed.  At the end of the half term, Friends of Milby provided a variety of craft activities for the children to participate with.

Children in need (November 2022)

The children thoroughly enjoyed measuring the coin trail, bringing in their pennies to donate for the cause and spending time working as a team to line them all up.

3G's coin trail measured 28m

3H's coin trail measured 21m 80cm


They all looked absolutely spotacular in their outfits and they were very proud of showing off their custom made clothes too.


Well done year 3 :)!

First cello lesson (September 2022)


Year 3 have really enjoyed learning the different parts of the cello and have learnt to pluck some notes. 

Science: Rocks, soil and fossils (September 2022)


As part of our science topic the children have been investigating the properties of different rocks. They were surprised to discover some rocks float! 

Writing key objectives

Maths key objectives

Year 3 and 4 spellings list - based on the National Curriculum