Year 3 Class Page

Year 3 Class Page

Welcome to Year 3

Class Teacher  - Mrs Burnell

Teaching Assistant - Miss Glasby

 Twitter - @TheValeY3


Hello and welcome to the Year 3 page. I am going to be updating and adding pictures to celebrate all our achievements in Year 3. If you have questions or would like to speak to me about your childs progress please come and see me. I'd love to say hello and get to know you all.

The children have been set a challenge to organise their own summer festival. They might have already spoken to you about it but over the next few days the children will be writing letters to bring home to ask for your help. We've got some amazing ideas. They'd like to hold a bake sale, a face painting stall, a super hero themed photobooth and many games for you all to enjoy.


Home Reading - I've asked the children to return any home reading books with the parents comments book so we can issue new ones. I really want to make sure all children are reading at home. Miss Trudi and I will arrange new books on a Friday morning so the children can bring them home for over the weekend. 

Homework - Every week we get a piece of homework on the Friday to be done over the weekend and in on Tuesday.

Spelling - Every Monday we get a new set of spellings. These need to be learnt at home for a test on the Friday.

PE - For the rest of the Summer term we will be changing our PE day to Tuesdays. Please can all children bring a change of clothes consisting of a t-shirt, pair of shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a pair of trainers. Thank you for your continued support.


Newsletter - 18th June

The children have been working really hard on their descriptive writing this week. They have learnt how to use their senses to enhance their detail; how something looks, tastes, smells and sounds. Everyone has impressed me with the amount of detail they have added. In maths we have focused on addition, subtraction and multiplication. I love how proud the children are of their achievements, as am I.

Star of the week- Jacob S

Newsletter - 11th June

We've had a great start back to the new half term. This week in writing the children have been looking at describing a scene or setting and they have come up with some amazing adjectives and similes to make their writing more interesting. In maths we have been using the bar method to assist with our addition and subtraction work. The children have worked so hard it has truly been difficult to choose a shining star as in my eyes they all deserve it this week.

Star of the week - Kaylam

Newsletter - 28th May

This week in maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. In english we have written letters to our favourite singers, including Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Rita Ora inviting them to come and perform at our festival.

Star of the week - Logan

Newsletter - 21st May

Year 3 have been super stars this week. The children have worked well together and their behaviour has been exceptional. I'm very proud of them all. In maths we have been using multiplication and division to answer word problems. The children have shown great resilience as it has not been easy. In our writing we have focused on facts and making sure the content is to the point.

Star of the week - Thomas

Newsletter - 14th May

This week we have been looking at money and using our maths knowledge to work out how much change would be needed. In english we have focused on punctuation and making sure we know where capital letters and full stops are required in our writing. In the afternoon we been developing our communication skills. The children are brilliant at discussing things and are becoming more confident in communicating in a positive way.

Star of the week - Finlay

Newsletter - 7th May

Year 3 are working really hard at the moment. They all understand place value and are currently working on subtraction and addition in maths. We even used the children for visual demonstration, which really helped some children understand it better. In english we have been using persuasive language. The children have looked at what vocabulary is best for persuading people.

Star of the week - Charlie

Newsletter - 30th April

This week we have been introduced to our new topic. We have looked at what a festival is and what we would like to do if we held our own festival. In maths the children have been looking at addition and subtraction using column method. I have reintroduced times table rockstars and the children have loved it and really stepped up to the challenge. In english we have looked at using connectives to make our sentences more interesting and what homophones are so we can use them correctly.

Star of the week -Harry

Newsletter - 23rd April

Year 3 have returned to school with a great attitude. In maths we have been looking at all things fractions; we have been adding and subtracting and find equivalent fractions. Everyone has worked extremely hard. We have been writing reports about a festival in literacy specifically looking at our grammar and language.

Our afternoons have been packed full of topic work and everyone has contributed massively to class discussions.

Star of the Week - Jessica Wood


Newsletter - 9th March

Year 3 have been working really this week in their maths looking at months and years. On top of that we’ve been arguing for and against wearing school uniforms, we had some really interesting debates on this issue. This week we also celebrated a belated World Book Day, all the costumes were amazing. To top this week off year 3 were absolutely amazing in their PE this week, their teamwork was fantastic and they made sure everyone got involved and got a chance to have a go. Well done!

Star of the Week - Thomas

Newsletter - Friday, 9th February

What a week we’ve had Year 3. We’ve carried on working on time which is really tricky but we are all trying our best. On top of that we’ve explored E-safety this week, so we learnt all about how to stay safe online. PE was also an absolute pleasure this week, we were looking at team games and played somebench ball. The sportsmanship demonstrated by the whole class made me so proud. Well done Year 3!

Star of the week - Jacob


Newsletter - Friday, 2nd February 2018

What a week we've had. Year 3 felt more than at ease during the National Story Telling week. We have loved having new stories read to us but also being able to swap books, write our own and even have a workshop with a published poet! On top of all that we made a very strange discovery this week of strange blocks of coloured ice appearing outside out classroom. Where did they come from? Who would put them there? We couldn't wait to write down our ideas. Keep it up Year 3.

Star of the Week - Brooke 


Newsletter - Friday, 26th January 2018

I'd like to start by saying well done year 3. This has been a tricky week. We have tackled some really difficult multiplication, timesing one digit by two digit numbers, which has really stretched our brains. On top of that we have been tying in all the skills we've learnt of the past 2 weeks in our literacy to write some amazing stories. Keep up the good work year 3! 

Star of the Week - Logan


Newsletter -  Friday, 19th January 2018

What a fantastic week Year 3 have had! We’ve worked really hard in our literacy with some tricky punctuation. On top of that we have been problem solving in our maths using our knowledge of multiplication and division. Our reading work is also coming on as this week we are been retrieving information for the text. Keep up the great work year 3!

Star of the Week - Roshni

 Newsletter - Friday 12th January 2018

Welcome back Year 3! I am so proud of you all this week, you have all come back with such an incredible attitude and you are so ready to learn. We’ve gone straight into our multiplication and division again this week, and we are getting speedy at our times tables. On top of that, we have been tackling inverted commas this week, which have proved tricky, but we are getting there. Keep up the hard work year 3! It’s been a fun week for us all!

Star of the Week - Charlie

Newsletter - Thursday 21st December 2017

Wow, what a week we have had year 3! Such a busy one with the German market, the panto, the Christingle and Christmas parties just to list a few of the things we have done! On top of these Christmas activities, we have also been continuing with our measuring skills and working on some superb short stories (to enter in a competition). I just want to take this time to say what a great term year 3 have had, we’ve come such a long way and I can’t wait to see what the next term brings.  Have a great Christmas!

Newsletter – 15th December 2017


This week Year 3 have been working really hard. In our Literacy we have been writing  instructions, which are coming in handy when we are making all our amazing crafts for the German Market next week. (We can’t wait to show you all we have done). On top of that we are looking at measurement in our Maths, trying to add and subtract some really tricky measurements, involving

converting units. Keep up the hard work Year 3, the countdown to Christmas is most definitely on!


Star of the Week - Freya



Newsletter - 8th December 2017

 Year 3: This week year 3 have been working so hard. Our division skills are really coming on, in fact lots of us can do some really tricky questions mentally. In our Literacy, the glue stick mystery continued and we really had to put on our detective hats to figure it out so we could write our newspaper articles all about it. We’ve also loved our plant experiments in Science. Our lilies all bloomed this weekwhich gave us a great opportunity to have a look at allthe details. Keep it up year 3!


Star of the Week - Jessica


Newsletter - 1st December 2017

 This week year 3 have been doing soime amazing division work in our maths. We found out that dividing using chocolate really helps us think! On top of that, our literacy has come alive this week. We have been investigating the case of the missing glue sticks so have been analysing and writing all about the clues and possible suspects. Additionally, our plants in our topic work are looking good, we should hopefully see some little shoots anyt day now. Keep up the work year 3!

Star of the Week - Harry


Newsletter - 24th November 2017

What a week we’ve had! This week in Year 3 we have been carrying on with our letter writing, really getting stuck in to using those key skills and making sure we set it out correctly. Our Maths has been amazing! Using our arrays and materials, those tricky multiplication sums have been no problem at all. We’ve also began to look at plants in our science which has meant we can start doing some pretty cool experiments. Keep it up Year 3.

Star of the Week - Charlie


Newsletter - 17th November 2017

This week year 3 have been wrting letters to our favourite Youtubers trying to persuade them to make a new video. This gave us the chance to really work on our letter wrting skills. IN our maths we've been doing some great estimation work, rounding numbers to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred. Also, with our planned trip to the green shop next week we made a new green points board. We'd like to say a bog thank you to Vinnie, Roshni, Jessica and Logan for our classes amazing new boared, entirely designed and created by them!

Star of the Week - Thomas


Newsletter - 10th November 2017

This week in year three we've been working really hard on our addition and subtraction again but this time doing it mentally! On top of that our settings descriptions are really coming on, they're overflowing with adjectives and sensory language, it's like youre really there. In our topic, we've been learning about the continents and the countries within them. This has lead to some really exciting sessions, and those four figure grid refernces we learnt last week proved to come in pretty handy. Keep up the good work year 3!

Star of the Week - Noah


Newsletter  - 3rd November 2017

Welcome back year 3! We've dived headfirst back into our work tackling some really tricky subtraction questions in our maths. We've also been doing some more descriptiove work, but this week we've specifically been looking at settings. We have wreitten some amazing work and let our imaginations go wild! I cant wait to see what amazing places we'll get taken to next week! Just a quick reminder, maths homework and spellings have come home today, with the maths to be in on Monday.

Star of the Week - Talia


Newsletter - 20th October 2017

This week I'm year 3 we have been working hard on our descriptive writing. We made a huge mind map of all the different adjectives, similes, metaphors and descriptive phrases we could think of to describe our very own monster. In our maths we are still waking hard on our column addition and subtraction. Overall we've all worked really hard this week and deserve a nice little break!

Star of the Week - Kaylam 


Newsletter - 6th October 2017

This week Year 3 have been learning all about using the column method to help us with our addition. We even added up to three, three digit numbers together! We have also been ordering some really tricky numbers, anything between 1 and 1000. In our Literacy we have been carrying on with our Superhero work. We have been using our imaginations and we’ve got our plans ready to start on our writing.

Star of the Week - Harrison