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Welcome to the Year 3 class page! 

Miss Joyce is the class teacher and Mrs Gregory will be supporting the Orchids class. In Orchids class, we have 27 children. 

Miss Auger is the class teacher will be supporting in the Tulips class. In Tulips class, we have 31 children. 

Mrs G-G will be supporting both Orchids and Tulips class!


We cannot wait to get to know you over the year and look forward to sharing lots of fun and exciting experiences and lessons with you!  

Miss Auger           Miss Joyce 

   Mrs G-G              Mrs Gregory

Class Code


Please familiarise yourselves with the class charters

in your classroom that we have agreed and signed!



Good to be Green

Our 'RICHER' values are very important to everybody in our school community. Everybody should be following these at all times. 









The children who choose to use their 'RICHER' values and receive less red cards in one half term are invited to attend a Good to be Green Party. Staff will always be looking out for children to receive the 'RICHER' values certificates on a Monday morning in our 'RICHER' Rainbow assembly! 



Please see our Year 3 timetable below. 



All Year 3 children will have PE on a WEDNESDAY MORNING during the Summer term


Please ensure your child has the correct P.E kit on this day and all items are named. 

Please note, girls will be getting changed in the tulips classroom and boys will be getting changed in the orchids classroom.


PE will be taught by Burton Albion.

Maths in Year 3


This half term, we have been learning about addition, subtraction and fractions!


We have been learning our key vocabulary that is linked to these like numerator and denominator. 


We have found some parts really tricky but have used equipment and resources to allow us to become more confident in maths! 


Look at the pictures below to see how much fun we have in maths! 

Right angles fun in the sun!



Current Topic


During the Summer term, we will be exploring 'Extreme Survival'. We have got lots of exciting lessons planned! Make sure you look out for our exciting pictures over the coming weeks!

Making cheese scones!

Gardening during project Friday!

Pizza Making during project Friday!

Orchids singing around the campfire during project friday!

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Orchids singing around the campfire for project friday

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Orchids- Music- Project Friday

look at what we have learnt in our first music session in orchids for project friday!

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What an amazing day we had at our Jubilee party! Look through the pictures below to see all our excited faces and how much fun we had!! 

May Day Celebrations!


Check out our amazing maypoles! We had so much fun walking around Stapenhill, waving and showing off our maypoles to all our grown-ups!


Year 3 Star Writers! 




Here is an overview of what the children in year3 will be covering this summer term. 

This term, the children will…

  • Participate in the custom celebration of May Day.
  • Use sentences in 1st and 3rd person to describe someone’s eyes, hair and other features.
  • Write a short description of someone’s physical appearance.
  • Name and identify the main parts of the body.
  • Say where different parts of our body might be hurting.
  • Read short texts and listen to short conversations to participate in comprehension exercises.
  • Name a range of items of clothing.
  • Describe what they or someone else is wearing and understand a description (use of the 3rd person)
  • Use a range of adjectives, including the various genders and plural forms.


This term, the children in year 3 will focus on physical description starting from the features of the face such as their eye and hair colour/length or style, wearing glasses or having freckles, to the clothes they wear on various occasions. Naming the parts of the body will be paramount in this topic and so the children will use various activities as a way to embed the vocabulary (songs, rhymes, games, short texts). They will learn to not only speak about themselves but also use the 3rd person to describe others.

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



In Autumn, we looked at the topic 'Meet the Flintstones'. We explored the stone age throughout our history lessons as well as using our new knowledge to write an exciting story in writing! 


During project friday, we designed and made a stone age vehicle. Check out our pictures below!



Project Friday- Design & Make a Stone Age Vehicle

Project Friday - Orchids Stone Age Vehicles

Chalking Cave Paintings

Making Stone Age style jewellery using salt dough - messy but lots of fun!

Our exciting stone age workshop!

We had lots of fun exploring soil and making compost bins!

Anti-bullying week! 



Throughout the week, we have completed different activities and explored what anti-bullying means to us! We have had lots of discussions and took part in a brilliant workshop! We acted out some bullying scenarios and discussed our thoughts and feelings around this as well as look at what kindness means. 

Orchids Anti-Bullying Workshop!

Orchids Anti-bullying Afternoon

Tulips Anti-bullying workshop

Tulips Anti-bullying afternoon



In Spring, we looked at the topic 'Transport'. We explored the various modes of transport as well as maps and looked at the local area throughout our geography lessons. We used our skills and new knowledge to write exciting narratives in writing after exploring our class book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker! 


During project friday, we used the chromebooks to design and create a publish a picture. 




Project Friday!

Hook Lesson!

Science Week!


We have had lots of fun this week! We have planted sunflower seeds and carried out a science investigation. We are looking forward to seeing the results over the next few weeks!

We have created a class canvas based on our flowers- Orchids & Tulips.

We also enjoyed Richer Rainbow where we did lots of science investigations. It was amazing to see the reactions the different every day products made! 

Tomb Raiders!


During Spring 2, we explored the Ancient Egyptians. We found out lots of interesting facts and explored the way the Egyptians lived, creating a non-chronological report in writing. We had lots of fun as we researched for ourselves and was very impressed when we looked at the amazing colourful head dresses!