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Welcome to Year 3

Author Visit

The children were very lucky to have a visit from the author Amy Wilson.  She read the first chapter from each of her books and talked about how to she writes stories.  Her new book Snow globe will be out later this year. 

A few quotes from her talk:

"I found it hard to finish a story."

"I made spelling mistakes."

"Our experiences help our writing."

"Put a bit of you in your books so other people get to know you."

And very importantly:

"I've never written anything perfect the first time."

Amy Wilson (Author)

Homework sent home 11.5.18

Year 3 will be performing at the Country Dancing Festival at Manorbrook School on Tuesday 22nd May in the afternoon. Details will follow in a letter nearer the time. 

We hope you have enjoyed your Easter holidays!


In Terms 5 and 6, our topic will be Extreme Earth where we will be learning all about our world with a focus on volcanoes and earthquakes!


Our PE will be on Mondays or Tuesdays. During Term 5, Bristol Rugby will be coming in as we will be taking part in their Sums and Scrums course (Maths and Rugby!). On other weeks, we will be learning Country Dancing or practising our Athletics skills. Please make sure you have your PE kit in on these days. 


We spent all day today making puppets.  Over the last couple of weeks the children have designed a puppet with a Circus theme, learnt how to sew a running stitch, made a paper template and cut out their puppet material. 

Today they worked extremely hard, showing many of our school values (perseverance was very important!) to create their puppets.  There are still some who need to finish and we will have to find some time next term to fit these in. 

Thank you to the parents who came to help this afternoon- the extra hands were very useful!

The children should be very proud of their efforts.

Cutting the felt for our puppets

Making paper templates for our puppets

Forest School Week 3 - Storytelling

Linked with our Castles and Dragons topic, we developed dragon stories in the forest. We used natural resources to make our sets and to help our performances come to life. We worked really hard to show emotion in our faces, actions and voices when we were acting!

Forest School Week 2 - Orienteering

We used maps of the forest to find lettered posts. We had to turn our maps around and look for landmarks around us to work out which way to go next!

Forest School Week 1 - Green plants

Welcome to Year 3 (Sept 2017)

We are delighted to welcome our new Year 3 children into KS2 this week and look forward to a fun packed year ahead.



Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is... Castles and Dragons! We will be using lots of different dragon texts to explore fantasy worlds and improve our writing. In our topic lessons, we will look at British castles, with a particular focus on Thornbury Castle and what life was like there in Tudor times when Henry 8th visited.  


Forest School

We will be having our Forest School sessions on 13th September, 20th September, 27th September and 4th October. Please make sure you have your outside clothes including wellies!



A Future Stars coach is coming in to give Year 3 coaching in Tag Rugby on Tuesday afternoons in Term 1. Please make sure you have your PE kit in school for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 


Meet the Teacher

Our Year 3 Meet the Teacher session will take place on Wednesday 13th September at 2.45pm in the Year 3 classroom. We look forward to meeting lots of parents then but please do come and talk to us after school any day is you have any questions or need to tell us something. 


Many thanks,

Mrs Smith and Miss Morgan (Year 3 Teachers)

Pupils in Year 3 bring home weekly spellings which focus on the spelling rules and patterns in the National Curriculum. 

In addition, the NC includes a word list for each of the phases.  From the Year 3/4 words the easier words have been selected and made into 3 word lists which the pupils need to be able to spell by the end of the year, both in tests and in their everyday writing.  Most pupils will given a sheet with the lists on to begin learning list 1 at home.  Please encourage them to do this in a variety of ways. 

Thank you