Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 is a hardworking, friendly and motivated cohort!

Class 7 is taught by Miss Marshall and Class 8 is taught by Mrs Walker-Jones.

Mrs Baker will teach in both classes every Thursday. Mrs Dickens, Mrs Burrows and Miss Fell will also support the cohort.

The Year 3 corridor is located by the field.


This half term, Year 3 have been reading ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We have been looking at the interesting vocabulary used in the story, building up to writing an extended piece of work.

We have been focusing on using adjectives, similes and speech marks in our writing!

We have also been working on improving our handwriting, presentation and grammar skills.

Within English, we have continued to learn Year 3 spelling patterns and the Year 3 tricky words. Each week, there will be a spelling pattern to consider, learn and explore.

We have been going to The Milford School Library every Tuesday afternoon which has helped us to extend our knowledge of genres and authors .

Guided Reading

Guided Reading takes place in Year 3 on a Monday morning. All children need their reading book and diary with them on this day. Year 3 pupils have been mastering key reading skills such as predicting, making inferences about characters and summarising events. They have also been working on reading with expression and fluency.  To do this, we have been learning about how we need to change our expression when we see different pieces of punctuation.


We have been learning about Money this half term. We have looked at different denominations of money and how we might add or subtract amounts of money. We have also focused on Measurement. We have learnt about the different units of measurement a ruler has. We have been making estimates and accurate measurements using cm and mm.


This half term, some children have been designing their own models of Clifton at home to use for our display in the classroom. Please come and have a look at these!


This half term with Mrs Baker and Mrs Dickens, the children have been learning about a range of different religions in RE. They have also learnt about the key events of the Easter Story.


We have been learning a lot about ‘Our Local Environment and how it is changing’. The children have been able to find the four countries within the United Kingdom and locate them on a map. They have found the capital cities of these countries and have found the city they live in. They have also considered the area of Clifton in Nottingham and discussed how it has changed over the years. They have been able to give reasons for these changes and been able to explain whether they are positive or not, for example the installation of the trams! The children have also looked at areas in different parts of the U.K – Glenridding and Newham. They have been able to consider the changes in each place and explain whether they were worthwhile or not.


We have been very busy in Science investigating the permeability of soil. The children took part in an exciting investigation, forming their own predictions before the experiment. We were surprised by the results. They certainly gave us interesting points of discussion!













Year 3 work on I.C.T. skills on a Friday afternoon.  Pupils have developed their understanding of e safety and they understand how to stay safe online.


Class 7 have P.E. every Friday morning.

Class 8 have P.E. every Friday morning.

All children will need appropriate kit, with their names clearly labelled.

Many thanks

Miss Marshall and Mrs Walker-Jones