Year 3

Welcome to Year 3: Otter Class

Mrs Ellis: Year 3 Teacher (Monday-Wednesday)

Mrs Richards: Year 3 Teacher (Thursday & Friday)

Mrs Neale: Teaching Assistant

Mrs Malloy: 1:1 Support

Key Information

What have we been learning?


In Maths this term, we have been exploring place value and addition and subtraction using three-digit numbers. As part of our learning, we have been exploring what happens when we cross the tens barrier when adding a one-digit number to a three-digit number. We found this a little bit tricky so to help us we used the place value counters so we could see how to exchange ten ones for one ten. By the end of the lesson, we were feeling much more confident! 


In English we have been reading a book called ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin.  We have enjoyed the book and learning about life in Trinidad and also the Windrush Generation.  As part of this, we write a diary entry about the journey as Floella and also wrote a letter to Grandma in Trinidad explaining the good positives and negatives of being in England.


In Science this term, we have been exploring the human body and learning all about our skeletons and muscles. We discovered that there are three different types of skeletons: an endoskeleton, an exoskeleton and a hydro-static skeleton! We also learnt some new key words, including a vertebrate and an invertebrate. To help us remember these key words, we looked at different animal skeletons and sorted them into vertebrates and invertebrates. We have found this topic very interesting and can now name lots of different bones in our bodies!


In PE we have been doing indoor athletics.  We have been trying out different activities to improve our level of fitness and accuracy with activities.  Some of there involve speed and others mean we have to keep up our level of stamina.  Each week we practised and tried to improve how well we performed.