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dinosaursWelcome to Year 3


Miss Brooks and Miss Wilson welcome you to Year 3!

We have a rich and varied curriculum in Year 3 and try to bring learning to life through visits and hands-on experiences.

On Monday afternoons, we attend swimming lessons at Heanor Leisure Centre and on Tuesday afternoons throughout the year, we will be learning to play the flute with music teachers from the Schools Music Partnership!

During the Autumn term, children will explore rocks, soils and fossils through their “Dangerous Dinosaurs and Extreme Earth” topic. Children will discover the world of dinosaurs and learn how fossils are formed, explore different types of rocks and investigate soil profiles. In geography they will be learning about the Earth, continents and volcanoes!

Year 3 overview 2018-2019

Year 3 Stone Age Topic homework Year 3 Spring 1 Newsletter 2019

2017-2018 – School Swimming Dates

Forest school day

IMG_0595Children in 3F had a great time exploring the outdoors, playing team games and making nature sculptures.IMG_0601







A blog posted by a child in 3F

I came to school and we were doing Forest schools. Mrs McBean is the leader of Forest school. First we had to put our shoes away and take our socks off, it was fun to do it. I loved making woodland creatures and collecting dragon breathe. Also we ate hot dogs and had ice cream after that we had partners while playing with the water guns. When we got back we had to be in a group of 3 and we made super yummy cookies Mr Sinclair judged who made the best cookies.

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IMG_1241The children also enjoyed a baking session.

They followed a recipe, used scales to measure quantities, selected equipment and then cleaned and washed up after themselves.

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3,000 Derby and Derbyshire pupils played alongside the Hallé Orchestra

IMG_1191Three thousand school children from across Derbyshire sang the new Derbyshire Song and played their Wider Opportunities instruments with one of the UK’s finest orchestras at the Derby Arena on 20 June.

The pupils had been learning to play their instruments since last September through the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership’s Wider Opportunities programme, a 30-week teaching course which helps primary schools to deliver the National Plan for Music Education to Key Stage 2 pupils. They performed in two pieces alongside the Hallé in two concerts: Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers and Pérez Prado’s Mambo No.5.  IMG_1186

Jayne Briggs, from the Music Partnership said:

“It was a fantastic opportunity for everyone who has been taking part in Wider Opportunities this year to join in and experience playing with a professional orchestra in a large arena.

“The Hallé Orchestra is made up of some of the finest musicians in the world and it is a real privilege to have been able to arrange this very special day for all the children.”

Tickets for the two concerts were completely sold out within three days of release.

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Outdoor learning in Year 3

IMG_1031“We weeded, measured the perimeter of the raised beds, identified plants and wrote a description of the garden area.”  IMG_1036






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Year 2 children enjoyed a Roman day, they got to experience life as a Roman soldier.  Please have a look at the photos.

Year 3 Roman Experience Day

Year 3 children had a great day at Cresswell Crags.  Please click on the powerpoint below to see the fabulous pictures.

Creswell Crags Year 3 20.11.17

Did you spot the endangered cave spider?

 Year 3 children enjoyed dressing up as superheros to help raise money for chidhood cancer.



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The children in year 3 put on a fabulous ukulele concert for the parents.  They have been having lessons all year.



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The children in 3F enjoyed getting muddy and planting their potatoes.

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Swimming reminders:

Please ensure that your child has taken their earrings out before arriving at school on swimming mornings.

All temporary tattoos must be removed before swimming.

Girls must wear a one piece swimsuit and not a bikini.

Boys must wear swimming shorts and not long baggy shorts.

High Frequency Words for Year 3

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