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Year 3



Welcome to the Year 3 class page.


Mrs Witham and Mrs Buckingham are the class teachers for Orchids class. Mrs Farmer is the

teaching assistant. In Orchids class there are 14 boys and 13 girls.


Mrs Brindley is the class teacher for Tulips class. Mrs Abbott and Miss Gara are the teaching assistants. In Tulips class there are 18 boys and 8 girls.


Scroll down the page to find out what we are learning this term.

Class Code


Please familiarise yourselves with our classroom codes before entering either of the Year 3 classrooms; it is essential that we all follow these rules throughout the school day.

Our RICHER friends

Good to be Green


Our 'Richer' values are of great importance and everyone in the school - children and staff- are encouraged to follow them at all times. 


R- Respect

I- Independence

C - Caring

H - Helpful

E - Equality

R - Resilience


The children who choose to use their 'Richer' values and receive less than three red cards in one half term are invited to attend a Good to be Green Party. Check back at the end of each half term to view our pictures!


This is the Summer time table for Year 3.



PE is on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child has a change of shoes suitable for exercise and games.



Reading as often as possible is key to becoming a good, confident reader. We want our children to have a love of learning, so we promote reading for pleasure. Please ensure your child is encouraged to read for at least a short time everyday. You can help them by asking questions about what they have read.


TT Rockstars.   Your child can practise their times tables on this learning platform online.


Below is this half term's Power Project. Please go to your Google classroom to upload photographs of your work.


Times Tables

Exciting Learning Opportunities 

Our Fun at the Fair Day

We had a great time at our ‘Fun at the fair day’.

There was a Teacup ride, bouncy castle and slide, carousel, a magician, penalty shoot out, face painting, fair ground games and dancing. We had our lunch outside and even had an ice cream or ice lolly. Have a look at our photographs. We are so lucky. What a brilliant day!

Have a look at our photos.


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         Summer Term Topic

Our new topic for Summer term will be ‘Meet the Flintstones’. We are going to be learning lots about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. This will include learning about how early man lived, what has been left behind from these time periods and looking at change over time.

In our Science lessons we will be learning about Rocks, soil and fossils. We cannot wait to find out all about this. 

Look here to see what we have been doing in this exciting topic. 



A discovery has been made!


Watch the video to find out what happened when Mrs. Whitley was digging a vegetable patch.

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A message from Fred Flintstone.

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In English we will be using a variety of books to base our learning on. These books link with our Stone Age topic. 


'Stone Age boy' story

The Stone Age | Prehistoric age | Stone Age Humans | Video for kids

In groups, we made a replica Stone Age settlement. We used a variety of resources and materials to construct them.

Forest School Friday Stone Age Theme- We made Stone Age tools, made, lit and cooked on a fire and we also followed a map to find a key to a locked box containing a treat!

We went into the cave and produced cave art.

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More cave art

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Orchids Cave Art

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Our Stone Age farm maps and Stone Age farm models.

The First Drawing, by Mordicai Gerstein

The First Painting, by Mordicai Gerstein


Our French song

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Spring Term Learning

For the Spring term we revisited some of the learning we did over lockdown and also focussed on new learning with the book 'Island'. In Science learnt all about Light. Look at our photos.




We have been learning about writing Non-chronological reports. We now know lots about how they are set out and the main features. 

We have spent time researching facts about Sea Turtles so that we can write our own non-chronological report independently.

Online Safety


Our 5 SMART rules

Whenever we use computers, iPads, tablets or mobile phones, we will be following our 5 SMART rules…


Safe: We are careful and do not give out personal information about yourself or anyone else when chatting or posting online.


Meeting: We know that meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous, so it’s not a good idea. We only meet someone with your parents’ or carer’s permission and even then, only when they are with us. We always remember that online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.


Accepting: We understand that accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems—they may contain viruses or nasty messages!


Reliable: When we chat online, we know it is best to only chat to real world friends and family members. Sometimes, people online might lie about who they are. We always check information found on the internet because it might not be true. We use other websites and books to do this.


Tell: We always tell a parent, carer, trusted adult or phone Childline if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online. We know that we can always report to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) if we are worried about online abuse or the way that someone is chatting online. 

Previous Learning



We enjoyed trying to make a RICHER rainbow animal. We were making a rabbit!

The children have been sending in pictures of crafts they have created at home linked to Remembrance Day.

We have had such a fun day!

A naughty elf from the North Pole came to Year 3. He had decorated our classrooms ready for Christmas, which was a big surprise.  

We played pass the parcel, sang songs and even had our very own photo booth. Our teachers thought we needed more decorations, so we made paper chains and snowflakes out of paper.

The elf had brought a lovely book called The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. He said we could borrow it and use it for our learning.

We are all wondering when he will turn naughty again after being so kind.   

A Christmas Carol


It's all gone a bit Christmassy here at River View! Here you will find out about everything we are learning linked to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Remembrance Day


We had a very busy day learning about  Remembrance day. We talked about why we have Remembrance day and what kinds of things people do to show their respect.

We watched an animated film about how animals were affected by the war and how they lived in the field which grew poppies.

We listened to and read a poem called Flanders Field.




We found out about why people wear poppies and we even made our own.

We looked at a short poem about a little poppy. We were very clever and changed some of the words to our own. Here is the poem.

We thought about the word Respect and what it means. We will be having a service where we will have to be silent for 2 minutes so that we can think about all the people who gave up their lives for us.

We made a class wreath which will be presented at the service.



This term our focus is 'Home Front in World War 2'. We will be focusing on the books of The Lion and the Unicorn and War Boy.