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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back to another busy and fun-packed half term in Year 3 with Miss Eade.

This half term our topic will be called Predator and the children will be learning about a variety of predators. They are already very excited about it!



PE will be on Thursday  afternoon with Mrs Lamb and Mr Thornton will be teaching music on a Thursday morning.

Watch this space for our exciting adventures in Year 3…



Year 3 Homework


Every week please spend some time using the timed times table test


This is a link to a times table game



Week beginning:


Please do these in your organisers and be prepared for a test on Friday.  This week the words are synonyms for good




Complete the word problems - showing all working out.










8 Times Table Song (Kool Kidz) Fun & Easy Learn Multiplication Songs!

Laugh Along and Learn sing the 8 times table song with the new and updated Kool Kidz collection. Learning the 8 times table is easy with this fun and entertaining multiplication video! The song is so catchy it will stay in your head - along with the times tables!

3 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

Visit Laugh Along and Learn Website: Subscribe to Laugh Along and Learn's YouTube channel: Like Laugh Along and Learn on Facebook: Follow Laugh Along and Learn on Pinterest: View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) Children feel special when they hear their name in songs and our times tables are so catchy they will learn in not time at all.

4 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) Follow us on Pinterest, Download a free multiplication chart/square : Kool Kidz times tables by Laugh Along and Learn help you memorize your four times table with this fun and entertaining multiplication video! Have fun learning the 4's while singing along!

Shadows! We went out with a partner to strike a pose and draw around each other's shadow. We will check at another time to see if our shadows have moved.

We used wooden bricks to build our own Stonehenge.

Stone Age jewellery

Wow! Thank-you for making your amazing Stone Age huts! They are absolutely fantastic. Mr Ivemey was so impressed he has put them all on display in the main entrance. Well done Year 3.

We have been investigating the durability of different rocks. We tested them with sand paper and water.

We have drawn self-portraits and learned where the features on our faces need to be. Some of these will be used by the Retford Arts Society for their exhibition.

We had lots of fun investigating different rocks.

Wow! Thank-you so much for bringing in your amazing volcanoes! We had lots of fun making some erupt!

As part of out topic 'Scrumdidlyumptious' Keith and Valerie from Morrisons came to help us learn about fruit and vegetables. We got to try lots of different fruit and vegetables and talked about the taste, texture, smell and appearance.

Important dates for your diary.


Friday 2nd February - Morrisons visit to school

Monday 12th-Friday 16th February - Chinese New Year celebrations in class

Friday 16th February - Last day of half term

Monday 26th February - Inset Day

Thursday 29th March - Last day of term

These are the song words for the KS2 carol concert that you will need to learn. Due to copyright restrictions we are unable to upload the music.

Time travelling songs

Time travelling songs

Time travelling songs

Time Travelling Songs

We have investigated the effect that different materials have on the speed of a spinner.

We really enjoyed watching the Cycle Tour of Britain. We did some research in the morning and tried to plot the route on a map.

During our trip into town we did lots of drawing and looking at the different buildings. We all learnt that Retford has lots of different styles of buildings!

We are learning to play the cornet with Mr. Fiddler. It is not as easy as it looks!

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