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Year 3

Natural Disasters - Building Volcanoes

Our new topic this half-term is Natural Disasters. We spent some of our afternoons this week designing, building and erupting volcanoes. 

Fractions with sweets!

Science Week - Thomas Alva Edison

This week our children have been studying historic scientists, Year 3 were tasked with researching Thomas Edison. We emulated Edison’s early life by learning Morse Code (like Tom did as a telegrapher), and built a circuit using the device he helped improve, the lightbulb. 
In preparation for our visitors, we attempted to familiarise ourselves with their customs and culture. Eating with chopsticks is harder than you think!

Year 3 Assembly

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The children have just performed their assembly, this is the aftermath... hope you enjoy our rendition of ‘We Will, We Will Rock You!’.

Jelly Tipped Spears

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The children have been exploring the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. They have explored the process of smelting and the creation of a more durable metal bronze. Together they mixed the raw materials of copper (orange jelly) and tin (dark jelly) to create bronze. They then used a lash (liquorice lace) and the spear body (liquorice stick) to create the other parts of the spear.

A Night at the Museum

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A video documenting the work the children produced over the course of the week in preparation of opening their own museum.

Welcome to Year 3!


When children start in Year 3 they have moved into Key Stage 2, so the learning builds upon the structure they have experienced in Year 2 whilst moving towards a more independent approach to learning. Classroom displays are used to celebrate children’s learning and to encourage positive approaches to learning behaviours and our Pupil Promises. Working Walls are used to support independent learning and are accessed by the children throughout the school day.


Children will learn to take responsibility and control of their own learning journey, they will begin to understand the value of new knowledge and foster a love for uncovering fresh ideas. Children will be expected to meet the mature, high standards of a KS2 class and will learn their place as elders of the school.


Please find additional details about this academic year below.

If you would like any further information on Year 3 at St. John’s please do not hesitate to arrange a visit. We always enjoy welcoming new friends.

Year 3 Long Term Planner

Year 3 News Letter - Autumn 1

Year 3 Newsletter - Autumn 2

Year 3 Newsletter - Spring 1

Year 3 Newsletter - Spring 2

Timetable of useful information.




Wednesday PE
Friday Weekly spelling test/Spellings sent home.