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


Penultimate Week of Summer 1!

It’s already only one more week until half term – where on earth is time going?! This week we’ve been enjoying as much of the weather as we can. Mrs Thomas has had us out planting in the garden as part of our science topic this term – we’ve planted beans in the Year 3 […]


Summer is here!

…well, it was until the weekend! We’ve had a busy couple of weeks back at school and have fully launched into our new topics now – Romans in History and Plants in Science! We’re really excited about our new topics this half term, and we can’t wait for the school trip – letters will be […]


Quick Sticks Hockey

Well done to our Year 3 and 4 teams who represented school in the local schools Hockey festival today. Congratulations to both teams and especially the Year 3 team who have got through to the next round.  


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 […]

Reading List


Varjak Paw


Escape from Pompeii

fmd cover pic

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

Year 3 Curriculum

Click here to view online or download Year 3 Curriculum

View Online


Year Groups



Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

Read More

Year 1


Read More

Year 2


Read More

Year 3


Read More

Year 4


Read More

Year 5


Read More

Year 6


Read More