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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are ready for another half term. On this page, you can find useful websites to help with your learning, photos and videos of previous learning, a newsletter explaining what we will be learning this half term as well as a timetable of the week. 


Important Information:

Homework is due in every Friday. Homework will usually consist of spellings, timetables practice, and either a SPaG , reading comprehension or a Maths worksheet.


There will be a spelling test every Friday.


PE is on a Thursday and Friday but we advise you to bring your PE kits in on a Monday. Now the weather is getting better, we advise to bring an outdoor kit and a water bottle as PE will be outside.


Make sure you read at least 3 times a week in order to improve your reading skills and win prizes, dojos and certificates! Reading records will be collected and checked at the end of every week but make sure you bring your reading book and reading record to school every day.


Thank you 


Mrs Ascroft and Miss Laughton



Our topic this half term is, Climate Zones and Biomes. Read the newsletter below to find out what we will be doing in this exciting topic.

Newsletter for topic Climate Zones and Biomes

Highlights from Spring Term

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In Maths, this term, we have enjoyed learning place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. View the fun we have had.

Maths in Autumn video.mp4

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For Enterprise we used our Design and Technology skills. First, we did research into different soaps already on the market. Then, we did a survey to find which shapes, scents and colours were the most popular and asked other classes. After that, we designed our soaps. With help and support from Kath Moran at Perfect Pamper, made the soaps. At the Winter Market, we sold the soaps. This allowed us to evaluate how well we had designed our products. 

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Trip to Danum

Year 3 went on a trip to Doncaster's Danum Gallery Library And Museum (DGLAM). In the morning, we took part in a Stone Age workshop, where we handled a real mammoth's tooth, felt reindeer fur and searched through coprolite (don't worry it was fake). In the afternoon, we got the chance to have a look around the gallery, museum and to read a book in the library. See all of the fun we had below.



For Remembrance day, the whole school came together to remember those that have fallen or been affected by war and conflict. Every child in school made a poppy and classes from Year 2 upwards created some art work or wrote a poem. See the video below for how we commemorated Remembrance day. 


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Stone Age 

Below, are photos of our learning so far. On topic day, we enjoyed decorating the classroom with cave paintings and took inspiration from the book, Stone Age Boy and built a wigwam and built racks to dry out meat and fish.


Science - Rocks

Year 3 are enjoying their Science topic of rocks. We have been learning about how they are formed as well as grouping and testing them. See the photos below.


In Year 4, we love to read. On Tuesdays, we get to enjoy books from our school library. See the picture below.


I am happy.

I am ambitious.

I am confident.

I am good citizen.

I can be anything.

I can try new things.

I am resilient.

I am curious.



Home Learning - 10.05.21

Important Announcements

PE is on a Thursday, but we advise you to bring it on a Monday as we may do PE more than once a week. 

Homework is due in every Friday.

Make sure you read at least 3 times a week and practise your times tables on TT Rockstars!

Summer Term Learning

We are Scientists!

We have started our new science topic all about plants! We have organised our own investigation to understand what plants need to grow. We will look at our plants each day and record our findings! 

Come and explore our classroom!

Our classroom immerses us in our topic and we'd love for you to explore all of our work!

This half term our new topic is 'The World Around Us - UK.' So grab your maps and let's explore!



This Is Me!

Don't forget our 'This Is Me' statements. At St Francis, these statements are the types of learners we want our students to be. 



Useful Websites