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Welcome to Year 3


The school is using Padlet pages (an online portal) to share curriculum and home learning information with families.

Below you will find the Padlet link to the Year 3 information page as well as the latest year group newsletter.

Autumn Term 2

What a start we have had to the second half of the Autumn term. We have started our new text in English, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' The children have been thoroughly engaged with this exciting yet challenging story. We were lucky enough to also attend a workshop at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, where we developed our acting skills and a deeper understanding of the twists and turns that occur throughout the story.


In Maths we are continuing to develop written methods for addition and subtraction, as well as extending our mental maths skills. We even used sticks and stones to explore and develop methods of stone age counting as we have seen in our Guided reading text.


We completed our Stone age topic with a fabulous 'Stone age day'. Here we learnt how tools were made, and used soap knapping to make our very own hand axes.


In geography we have started our new topic on Oceans and Continents. We had a Virtual Reality session where we were able to take a trip to each continent and explore some of the world's most famous landmarks. This was an incredible experience for the children and certainly bought their learning to life. 


We are looking forward to our forthcoming Languages week where Year 3 will be learning all about the language, arts, cuisine, culture and traditions of Ghana (Chestnut), Tunisia (Beech), and Morocco (Ash).


In PSHE we have continued our work on protective behaviours. We have also done some work around anti bullying and shared some great ideas around how we can look out for and support each other in school. 




IT'S SHOWTIME..... Year three presents 'It's Christmas!'

Celebrating languages week 'Africa' - today we enjoyed sampling some traditional African food as well as looking at a variety of artefacts and holiday pictures. Thank you to the Mgombane family for providing us with some wonderful food to sample and providing the artefacts to look at in class.

Year 3 trip around the world using Virtual reality

"I'm literally in the.... Oh yeah, that's nice. I can see the Great Wall of China" (Oscar, Ash)  

"Oh my gosh, I'm in New York, there's a massive river. It's so cool in there." (George, Ash)  

"I'm in America, Green Park. I'm so high, can I hold your hand?" (Holly, Ash)  

"This is so fun, we're in China" (Elliot, Beech)  

"I'm moving. I can see the Great China bridge. I can see something moving, it's a bird. Oh my gosh, I'm on it!" (Ember, Beech)

"I can see a big statue of a man, there's fog and mist, where are we? There's a rainbow"  (Henry, Beech)  

"I can see a lot of mountains, I think we are in Peru." (Josh H, Chestnut)  

"Wow, where are we? It's amazing!" (Douggie, Chestnut)  

"Oh wow, look up there, I can see a rainbow. It's so cool."  (Dylan, Chestnut)

Welcome to Year 3 - Academic year 2022 - 2023

Autumn Term 1

Here you will find information about some of the learning taking place in Year 3 at Telford Junior School. We have had a great start to the Autumn Term so far. The children are enjoying our English text 'Stone Age Boy', which links nicely to our History topic all about the Stone Age. In Science we are learning all about Plants and how to keep them healthy. We have also been studying Plants (Botany) in Art, looking closely at the detail and producing Scientific drawings. The children have also enjoyed a range of physical activities, including multi skills, gymnastics, the daily mile and active maths. What a busy few weeks we have had so far!

Year 3 become 'Botanists!' We have been blown away by the children's scientific drawings of the plants studied in Art this week. Well done Year 3.

Some highlights from academic Year 2021 - 2022.

Please scroll through to find a taste of what we got up to last academic year. We started the year with a 3 week unit on Harry Potter, before moving on to our Year 3 Curriculum. We had lots of fun as you can see!

Spring 2 - Science - Animals including humans

This half term we have been learning about how we can stay healthy by eating a balanced diet. We have learnt about food groups and how we can use food labels to look for important information. We looked at different types of skeletons in animals (endoskeleton, exoskeleton and hydrostatic) and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each one. When looking at the human skeleton we looked at how important it was to protect our vital organs. As part of this lesson we carried out an investigation to see if we could build a skeletal structure that would protect our vital organs (actually a chocolate teacake) from cracking when dropped from a height.

Spring Term 2 - Spain. To kickstart our new Geography topic on Spain, year 3 have been busy getting creative over half term with some home learning. Take a look at this Gaudi inspired cookie. The resemblance is fantastic. More home learning to follow!

Roman Soldier training... are you tough enough?

Clay work - flower pots 


As part of our art topic on plants, this week we have made some beautiful flower pots from clay.

We used skills such as kneading, rolling, cutting around a template, molding and painting, to create

these beautiful pots.

Ash class enjoying fun in our Forest

Science - Rocks ------ What a start we have have had to our science topic for this half term. We started by looking at a range of unusual rocks (sweets) from Planet Haribo. We sorted them according to their properties (hard, smooth, rough, layers etc). Then we tested some rocks from planet earth to test some of these properties to see if they were durable, permeable, hard, and tested the density too.

School outing to Sarehole Mill to learn more about

the Stone Age to the Iron Age

This week in year 3, we have enjoyed putting on our wellies and heading out for the day to learn more about what life was like in the Stone age to the Iron age. There was such excitement as we boarded the coach to head to Birmingham. We looked at artefacts that taught us a lot about how the first humans would have lived. The children shared fantastic ideas about how they made and used the early tools from clues on the artefacts we looked at. We worked in tribes to build some simple shelters from sticks, rope and animal skins, and played a game of hunter gatherers! After a refuel for lunch we then headed out to a local bog in the woods where we learned about a historic site that was found there. Here they would have used the river and a stone age bath to heat the water to create a steam room. This would help to keep the stone age people clean, but also keep disease away. It was fascinating. We collected some natural materials in the wood before returning back to the mill to create our very own cave paintings, using what we had collected as our tools for painting. It was a day full of facts and fun, and the children wowed us with their knowledge and skills. Well done Year 3! 




Just like Harry Potter finds himself in new surroundings at Hogwarts, we too have adapted to new staff and a school setting as Year 3 settle into the Junior School! As part of our learning we had our very own Magical potions class, where we had to make some potions, before writing up the recipes. The children all had fabulous ideas. Some of potions will make us laugh uncontrollably, others make us invisible or even disappear altogether. We had such fun getting creative and a bit messy, but it made the writing far easier having made our recipes first. 

Chestnut class enjoying their Year 3 Magical Potions day!

Ash class making magic happen!

Getting to grips with place value

We have been enjoying lots of practical activities and number games to get to grips with place value. The children have been able to represent three and four digit numbers in different ways such as partitioning, part - whole models, bar models and drawing representations. It has been great to see the children's enthusiasm in mathematics, and perseverance when attempting some tricky challenges. Well done Year 3!  



In PSHE we read a story about a bag of worries. The story told us about a child who let their worries build up until they were carrying them around with them everywhere they went, and in the end it really began to weigh them down. We shared how our own worries can make us feel, and talked about things we could do to help. As a result, we now have our very own bag of worries in year 3. The idea is we can write down our worries and pop them into the bag.  An adult can then talk to us about our worry and sometimes this is enough to make us feel better. It helped us to know that just like the story, we all carry worries at some time. Sharing them with a friend or an adult really can help. 


  Year 3  2020 - 2021


The school is using Padlet pages (an online portal) to share curriculum and home learning information with families.


Below you will find the link to the Year 3 Home School Partnership Padlet for the academic year 2020 - 2021

Year 3 Remote Learning for Spring Term 2021

Welcome to Year 3


The Year 3 classes are Ash, Beech and Chestnut.

Their classrooms are all situated along the Y3/4 corridor, leading from the Y3/4 playground.







Reading Ideas for Year 3


Reading is an important part of all children's development. Here we are proving a list of books, which have previously been sent out to you. Please see below. 

What are common exception words?

Common exception words are words where the usual spelling rule doesn't apply. Some of these exception words are used frequently, so children are introduced to common exception words in different year groups. You will find below words lists for Year 1 and 2 and also Year 3 and 4. These are so you can see words they should be mostly confident in.


We have made these available for you to see, so you can share these with your children but also allow you to see what types of words children are being asked to know at each stage. The children should be able to read and spell them. 

Y3 Christmas Performance

This year the children performed Bethlehem B & B

Y3 visit to the Think Tank in Birmingham

In March Year 3 visited St Mary Magdalene Church.
In March Year 3 visited St Mary Magdalene Church. 
In our English lessons we read lots of Traditional Tales. We wrote about them and did some Art work too.
We enjoyed our first swimming lesson at the Allan Higgs Centre in Coventry.
In History we have been finding out about Stone Age times.
Year 3 took part in a Stone Age to Iron Age workshop.