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

Spring 2

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

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

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!

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. What a wonderful experience.

Thursday 1st March: It’s that time of year again… World Book Day at Britannia! Again, watch this space for more detail and news.

Friday 2nd March: Year 3 will be participating in our termly Welly Walk. Let’s hope that it isn’t raining this time! 

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.

Week commencing Monday 12th March:

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

Monday 12th March: Today is World Maths Day… 

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

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

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.