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Year 3

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Welcome to the Year 3 class page!



You will find lots of important information about our class on this page. Below is a snap-shot of what we have been getting up to! This will be updated many times throughout the school year as we come across new experiences! 

We are a class of 18 children, our teacher is Mr Barnes and our teaching assistant is Miss Ray.


A reminder that parents can also keep up to date with their child's academic achievements via Earwig (


Our PE days are every Tuesday and Friday.

Homework will be sent home every Thursday to be returned to school the following Thursday. 




Autumn Term


Are you attractive enough?

As part of our current topic 'Are you attractive enough?', we have been exploring different types of magnets and magnetic materials. We also conducted our own test to see which magnet was the strongest.


Did the Stone Age rock?

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Working together we created our very own interpretation of the 'Cave of the Hands', which was discovered in Argentina in 1940 and dates back to the Stone Age period.

We have been busy designing and making our very own Stone Age weapons and tools. We have discovered how Stone age hunter-gathers survived and then designed our own tools and weapons. Then we explored our woods to collect suitable materials. We all then made these fantastic tools and weapons

As part of our 'Did the Stone Age rock?' topic we visited Tullie House museum to extended and develop our knowledge of the prehistoric period. We took part in a workshop all about prehistoric times. During the workshop we used our history, maths and art skills to complete a number of activities together. We all had a fantastic day and even got the opportunity to explore the other fantastic exhibitions in the museum.


This half term our exciting topic is 'Did the Stone Age rock?'. To introduce ourselves to this topic we explored a number of different real artefacts from the prehistoric period. We talked about each object and what they may have been u used for. We then sketched our favourite items. 


We have been learning all about Stone Age cave paintings, how they were created and where they were discovered. We then created our painting in the same style.