Year 3

Year 3

The teachers in this class this year are Mrs Gates and Mrs Thomas. Year 3 is a very exciting year as the children make the transition from KS1 to KS2. They are encouraged to become more independent both in themselves and their learning. It is also the first year children start playing on the Junior playground with its massive slide, quiet reflection and adventure area.
We learn to play a recorder to a very good standard and read music – a life skill! Our topics are very varied and interesting ranging from the Rainforest, Romans, Coutries on the Meridian and much more. This is a busy year, but we have lots of fun on the way!

Year 3 Staff


Mr T Watson - Year 3

Mr Watson provides support through the school support our children.  During the lunch time session he offers sports opportunities for our children in the Infants and Juniors.


Mrs S Thomas, BA (Hons) QTS - Year 3

After 17 years abroad, I returned to the U.K. three years ago and have just about acclimatised! Believe it or not, the weather hasn’t put me off walking in the fabulous hills or pottering in my garden. I feel very lucky that my day-to-day job allows me to work with fabulous children throughout the school.

Latest News


Science week is underway!

What a fantastic start to British Science Week! The whole school was ready and raring to go and explore and discover this morning – our costumes were AMAZING!   After an exiting assembly to get us going, we spent the day investigating gliders and flight – seeing who could make a paper helicopters stay in […]

noah initiative

Noah Initiative Visit

We are pleased to announce that we will have a visit from the founders of the Noah Initiative on March 13th to hear about the work they are doing in Kenya.  Mrs Neale recently went out to Kenya to visit the project and shared her experiences.


Snow fun

We had half an hour of snow fun this morning before returning to the normal timetable of lessons! What a super day for enjoying the snow at lunchtime.


Spring 2 is underway!

Welcome back after what we hope has been a nice, restful half term. Up until Easter, our topic in Geography is Volcanoes alongside our Science of Rocks and Soils! This week we started looking at why there are volcanoes, and we did some jigsaws of world maps cut up into the different tectonic plates. We […]


Fairtrade Coffee and Tea Time

Please help us during Fairtrade fortnight with our Coffee time on Tuesday Feb 27th. Traidcraft products will be on sale and we have a catalogue if you want to order products in advance. Please join us at the end of the school day in Year 3 classroom. There will be Traidcraft products to buy  or come […]


Half way!

We’re almost half way through our Spring 1 half term already! We’ve been super busy beginning our Kirkby Lonsdale topic. Last week we had a walk round town in the cold looking at local landmarks and buildings, and spotting dates that buildings were made.   This week we have been using local maps and looking […]


Outdoor Fun

Happy New Year ! Our first two days back were enormous fun: The children prepared and cooked their own food on a fire on Thursday and had a crafty day on Friday making dream catchers, bird feeders and doing bark rubbings in an attempt to identify trees in winter. We look forward to more outdoor learning this […]


Outdoor Learning Days 4th-5th Jan

Happy New Year On Thursday 4th and Friday 5th we are having two days of outdoor learning for the whole school. These are non uniform days and we hope our children will arrive in school equipped for any weather conditions.


Michaelmas Concert

Well done to all of our children who took part in the school concert at the end of term. We had a wonderful array of instruments played by a large amount of children from Year 2 to Year 6.  Our choir also sang two songs with superb harmonies.  Congratulations to all involved.



Jack and Daisy, our head boy and girl took part in the Remembrance service held at St Mary’s Church. Many thanks for their contribution to this very important service of remembrance.

Reading List


Escape from Pompeii

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The Firework Maker’s Daughter


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


Rainforest Animals – Paul Hess poetry
By Paul Hess


Running Wild
By Michael Morpurgo

kapok tree

The Great Kapok Tree
By Lynne Cherry

Year 3 Calender Events

4th May - Governor Day

29th March - Easter Service

28th March - Easter Play and Service

27th March - Lent Term Music Concert

23rd March - Sports Relief

Year 3 Curriculum

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Year Groups



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