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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

The class teacher is Miss Lamont.

We have 18 children in our class. Each week home reading diaries and spelling books are sent home. I would encourage you to work in partnership with your child to enhance their reading skills and further develop their reading for pleasure. Alongside these activities I would strongly advise that your child continues to practice their times tables, the link to the school’s rainbow tables is below. Additionally our P.E. sessions take place each week on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school on a weekly basis.

I appreciate your continued support and hope that we can work together to ensure that your child is happy in school and reaches their full potential.

Maths Party

Today the children had their maths party with a game of pass the parcel. As you can see from the pictures they really enjoyed it. 

Children enjoyed their third session on philosophy for children using the book 'Not now Bernard' 

Here are the Rainbow Tables for you to practise at home

Kings and Queens


This term we've been learning about Kings and Queens, particularly Queen Victoria I and Queen Elizabeth I. We've loved learning interesting facts about our queens; did you know when Queen Elizabeth I was mad she threw shoes at people?


Year 3 have really taken a step back into history this week, creating and acting in their own plays using key historical figures in Queen Elizabeth's life.


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Philosophy for Children


This week in Class 3 we've been learning about philosophy with Miss Thompson. We've enjoyed creating our own questions and exploring all the different answers. 


The pupils have actively engaged within their discussions, disagreeing and providing counter arguments, as well as agreeing and providing further explanations. Throughout it all pupils have remained kind and considerate to one another, reminding each other that everyone's opinion counts and that no one is wrong or right.


We've had some wonderful discussions this week, well done Year 3!


Children's University

Descriptive writing outside in the sun. 

Martin Mere Trip. 

Year 3 along with reception enjoyed a fun day at Martin Mere, the children enjoyed pond dipping and seeing the otters. 

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

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Last week we learnt about the pulse in Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds', we enjoyed the song so much that we had a class performance. The children loved singing the song and learning about reggae music.

Performing Plays

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This week in class 3 we have been learning about different types of fiction, in the form of plays. We've been reading and annotating scenes from Roald Dahl's 'The Twit's'. Today we performed our scenes using the green screen in the Drama studio. The children loved acting as Mr and Mrs Twit.

Performing Plays

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This summer term class 3 will be learning about plants. Today the children identified parts of a plant and its function. The children enjoyed thinking of what a plant needs for it to grow and went outside to plant their own plants. 

Pirate Treasure Map Activity 

To link in with the book 'What if....? ' The children used maps of the local area to find hidden treasure. 

Reading Breakfast Year 2 and 3 

Children enjoyed sharing their reading books with their parents. 

Crafts and Christ Church. 


Children enjoyed making crafts and decorating eggs. 

Science Week

We visited Gateacre school and tested different food in acid and alkaline.  We then moved to a different classroom to learn about light and how we can change its direction and colour using different equipment.  

We had a visitor from Hope University today, he was an Astrophysicist who explored the solar system with us using play doh!

Maths Breakfast


Thank you so much to all parents and carers who made it to Year 3 & 4's Maths breakfast this morning.

Poet Paul Delaney

Year 3 enjoyed creating poems with Paul Delaney. 

Music performance

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Here is our first performance of the year. After 6 weeks we will be uploading a new video, after we have practiced a few more time.

Year 2 and 3 enjoyed craft morning with their parents. 

Christmas arts and crafts at Christ Church

Year 2 and 3 enjoyed Christmas story telling with Jude Lennon. 

Santa needs HELP!!!

On the 06/12/2016 Years 2 &3 were invited to Gateacre High School, to help Santa out. His sleigh wouldn't stop and he didn't know how he was going to deliver all the presents to the children. So he asked the children of Norman Pannell to help. Santa needed the children to design a parachute so he could drop the presents out of the sleigh.  To see the photos please follow the link below.

Making Christmas Chutney.

Year 3 get ready for the Christmas Fair  

We enjoyed making Reindeer Poop. Using coco pops and chocolate balls. 

Year 3 celebrate their Stone Age topic. 

Teddy Bear Hospital 


Farmer's market at Christ church

Children use their DT skills to create Stone Age tools from their design. 

Year 3 decorating christmas baubles and stockings for the Belle Vale christmas tree.


Science in Class 3 

Our investigation: Which is the strongest magnet? 

Today in class we tested the magnets to record how many paperclips they can hold in a chain before the chain breaks. 

Class 3 enjoyed being read to by Mrs Just. 

Year 3 enjoyed going to the book bus and making a wish list. 

In class we acted out scenes from the book 'Stone Age Boy'

Year 3 enjoy creating Stone Age Cave Paintings. 

               Stone Age Boy 

Today in class we did a hot seat activity linked to our class book the 'Stone Age boy.' 


This afternoon Years 2 & 3 split up into 3 different groups with the four different teachers. Each group had a different area they had to look after. The areas that where being made ready for winter were the front of school, the reading garden and the conservatory.

Class 3 enjoyed making a spooky Halloween dance.







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Fantastic rugby experience at the Viking Stadium

Science in year 3

Today we watched how a volcano can erupt and how the larva bubbles out of the top and flows onto the floor.   

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Science in Year 3

Today in Year 3 we investigated different types of rocks.

Rugby in Year 3.

This year we are very lucky to have James, a professional coach teaching us rugby skills.