Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Y3B – Our teacher is Mrs Cameron and our teaching assistant is Miss Halstead. If you have any queries or concerns, you can arrange a meeting via the office or alternatively you can email me on

Y3H – Our teacher is Miss Connolly and our teaching assistant is Mrs Hart. If you have any queries or concerns, you can arrange a meeting via the office or alternatively you can email me on

Welcome to our Year 3 page.

Have fun exploring our page and looking at what we have been learning about in Year 3.  We will also add any Year 3 newsletters and any class letters that are sent home throughout the year, to this page.

2017-2018 yearly overview

Y3B booklet for Sept 2017

A1 newsletter 3H Miss Connolly

Mrs Cameron’s A2 newsletter

Curriculum Overview for parents Autumn 2 2017 Y3 Miss Connolly

Curriculum Overview 3H Spring 1 Miss Connolly

Y3B Spring Term 2018 newsletter Mrs Cameron

Y3B Spring Curriculum overview Mrs Cameron

Curriculum Overview for parents Spring 2 2018 Y3H Miss Connolly

3H Curriculum Overview Summer 1 2018

Curriculum Overview for parents Summer 2 2018 Y3H Miss Connolly

Summer 2

In Year 3 this term, our topic is ‘How does your Garden Grow?’.

In Science this term, we will be learning all about plants, specifically focusing on the functions of parts of a plant. We will be doing lots of investigating and working scientifically!

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In DT, we will be creating our own planters.

In English, we will be looking at classic poetry, mystery, adventure and fantasy stories then finishing off by writing our own explanation texts.

In PE, we will be continuing with Swimming on a Thursday afternoon and with Rossendale Leisure Trust, we will be doing Team Games and Multisports on a Wednesday afternoon.

Maths No Problem will focus on fractions.


4th June – Sports Cool – Mini Olympics

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7th June – Hula Hooping – Rossendale Leisure Trust

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We all had an absolutely fantastic time hula hooping with Laura from the Valley Hoopers. She was (and we were) amazing. So was Mrs Cameron!

8th June – Britannia Art Exhibition, Gold Book Assembly

Wow! The art exhibition was just amazing and our Lowry work looked so good. We are so proud.

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14th June – Traditional Dress/Colours of Country – World Cup! 3H – Iceland, 3B – Japan.

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Don’t we all look fantastic?!

22nd June – 3H assembly

Today 3H performed a fantastic assembly all about the Rocking Romans which they put their hearts and souls into. Families thoroughly enjoyed the performance and so did the rest of school. Miss Connolly, Mrs Hart and Miss Ashworth are very proud of you all. The assembly was filmed so if you would like a copy, please email Miss Connolly ( and she will email it to you. Thank you to everyone who came, for your enthusiasm and participation and all your help at home!


29th June – 1st July Robinwood Y6

29th June – Summer Welly Walk PM

6th July – Reception Assembly

16th July – End of Year Reports out to parents 

Summer 1

This term 3H welcome Miss Ashworth who is on her final teaching placement at Britannia! 

In Science this term, Year 3 will be looking at animals, including humans and learning all about skeletons and their bodies.

We made our own skeletons out of dog biscuits!








In English, we will be reading ‘Romans on the Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong and creating our own playscripts based on this book. We will then be moving onto writing non-chronological reports all about the Romans.

We have been doing some fantastic performing of playscripts!

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Maths No Problem will be focusing on Money and Time.

Our Art will also be themed around the Romans and we will be looking at, learning about and creating our own mosaics.Here are some of our own creations…

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In Geography, we will be studying and exploring the Lake District.

PE this term consists of Rossendale Leisure Trust sessions on a Wednesday afternoon and Swimming on a Thursday afternoon.

We are also very fortunate to be continuing with our recorder lessons!

As our topic this term is the Romans, on Friday the 25th May, we will be going on a trip to the Dewa Roman Experience in Chester.

We all had an absolutely AMAZING time, despite the weather! Here are some of the photos…

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We all had a fabulous time celebrating St George’s Day on the 23rd April!


Spring 2

In Science this term, we will be looking at forces and magnets in our ‘Iron Man’ topic.

We looked at the amount of iron in cereal and had fun extracting it using a magnet!

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This week, we looked at different objects and enjoyed exploring and comparing different movements.

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We then explored and compared how objects move on different surfaces.

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In English, we are reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes and will be then moving onto looking at diary recounts.

In PE with Rossendale Leisure Trust, we will be doing Netball and Dodgeball. We will also be carrying on with Dance in our Thursday sessions.


In DT, we will be exploring mechanisms, levers and linkages and then making our very own moving Iron Man.

We had fun exploring some different mechanisms this week!








We will be continuing to learn to play the recorder in our sessions with Lancashire Music Service.

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We have all really enjoyed the recent snow and enjoyed our time on the school field the other day!


Other exciting news this term:

Friday 23rd February:

Year 3 will be hosting their very own volcano exhibition to show off all of our amazing learning from last half term! Parents have been invited and so have the rest of our school… watch this space for our amazing volcanoes!


All our families, the rest of school and Mrs Longstaff came and they were very proud of us all for being so enthusiastic about our learning. What a fantastic experience!

Year 3 will also be recording their very own songs for our Britannia School CD. Someone is coming into school especially to record our beautiful singing. 

3H sang their hearts out to Bruno Mars and 3B sang their hearts out to The Bare Necessities. We all had a fantastic time and sang absolutely beautifully. It was a wonderful experience.

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CD’s are available to order now for £8.99.

Thursday 1st March (postponed due to Snow – Thurs 8th March): It’s that time of year again… World Book Day at Britannia! Again, watch this space for more detail and news.

We all looked at different illustrators and 3H looked at Nick Sharratt. Because we love Daisy and the Trouble With books, we learnt how to draw Daisy and drew some absolute masterpieces. Here is some of our work…

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Friday 9th March: We are off to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester with Year 4 for a very exciting opportunity to see the Halle Youth Orchestra. It was absolutely amazing.

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Week commencing Monday 12th March:

This week is Science Week. How exciting! We will be carrying out lots of amazing investigations.

We made some slime… it wasn’t very successful but we had a fun time anyway! We talked about how the process of slime making worked (and why it didn’t work for us).


We also made some ice cream and then tasted it. It was absolutely delicious.

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Adrian Bowen came into school to do a Science assembly and we had an amazing time participating!

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A veterinary nurse came in from the PDSA to talk to us about her job role.


Thursday 15th March: Zoo Lab are coming in to do a workshop based on our Science learning.

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Friday 16th March: 3B are taking centre stage as it is their turn to do an assembly for the whole school.

What an absolutely amazing assembly!

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Week commencing Monday 19th March:

Sports Relief Week.

Monday 19th March: Parent’s Evening

Tuesday 20th March – Thursday 22nd March: Year 3 will be getting lots of exercise this week as we will be participating in Bikeability for 3 days!


Friday 23rd March: We will be allowed a little bit of a treat after all of our exercise… just in time for the annual Easter Egg hunt! 


Spring 1

In Science this term, we will be focusing on rocks as our topic is ‘Rock and Roll’. We looked at the different layers of soil and had a fab time making dirt puddings to represent the different layers of soil. Don’t they look fantastic?

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We will be looking at different types of rock and then identifying and classifying rocks according to their properties.

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We explored how permeable and hard rocks are, as well as what happens when rocks mix with acids such as vinegar.


We also learnt about fossils and how they are formed. We had a great time making our own fossils!

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In English, we are looking at Stig of the Dump. We have been pretending to be Barney. We drew our magic mirrors, stepped into Barney’s world and then made some predictions.

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We have been learning all about the Stone Age and in Art, we have been looking at fossils. We drew some very detailed observational drawings and then developed these drawings into print. Don’t they look amazing?!

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In PE, we are doing Gymnastics with Rossendale Leisure Trust and we are also developing our skills in Dance based on our topic of The Stone Age.


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We are also continuing to learn the recorder and having lots of fun, as well as learning lots of useful things such as reading music.


As a special end of topic treat, we went to our very own private showing of the film ‘Early Man’. This helped us to consolidate our knowledge of the Stone Age and also allowed us to learn a bit more about the Bronze Age, developing our knowledge of chronology. It was also very, very funny.