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30th April 2021

Wow! A whole month has past since we last updated you on our learning. The children have been so busy in every single subject that we haven't had a minute to add any updates. 


In English, the children have been writing all about a Black Dog who comes to visit a family called the Hope family. In the beginning, the family are a little scared of this dog but a very brave member called Small (because she was the smallest) decided to face the dog and in turn taught her family that if you face the things that you find scary, they often are not scary any more. In response to the story, the children have written their own versions. They have worked hard to change the settings of their stories, create new characters and animals that their characters are scared of. 


Check back next week for an update on all our amazing Maths learning.


Fantastic Friday: A huge well done to Eliza in 3KM and Austin in 3LO for being our Fantastic Friday superstars this week. 


19th March 2021

The children worked brilliantly as a team to create their ideas for how their Bun+E bot is going to work. Take a look at the pictures below. 


Fantastic Friday

Well done to Dylan in 3LO and Max in 3KM on being Fantastic Friday winners this week. 

15th March 2021

The children have all worked incredibly hard over the last two weeks as we recap lots of our previous learning in Maths and Reading. In English, the children have been creating excellent sentences to explain how a iRobot Dog works. They have used some fantastic literary techniques such as alliteration, hyperbole and 'cause and effect' sentences. Next week, they will be writing their own explanation text all about a Robot 'Bun+E' and how a robotic rabbit works. 

In Art, the children have been exploring prehistoric art. They research British wildlife before drawing them in the style of prehistoric artist. Try researching prehistoric art and home. How did they create their paints? 


Fantastic Friday

Well done to Faith in 3KM and Jake in 3LO for being worthy Fantastic Friday winners last week. 

22nd February 2021

We hope you all had a lovely half term holiday and are very excited to have learnt that you will be returning to school on Monday 8th March. In preparation for you return, we have uploaded a new timetable to the website, so that you are aware of the lessons you will be doing and on what days. PE will be on a Wednesday and your spelling test will be on a Tuesday. 

We have two more weeks of home learning - as always this will be uploaded to Seesaw daily at 8:30.  We will be celebrating 'World Book Day' on Thursday 4th March and you will have 'Friday Fun Day' on Friday 5th March. 


a-Mazing Monday: A huge well done to the following a-Mazing Monday winners: 

Grace in 3KM

Ava in 3KM

Noah in 3KM

Alfie in 3KM

Oscar in 3LO

Jessica in 3LO

8th February 2021

We have had yet again another super busy week learning at home and in school and as always we have been so impressed by all of the hard work that has taken place. We've received some amazing  pieces of independent writing, well done year 3!

This week we are looking at different grammar techniques that we can use in our writing and today the children learnt all about onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeic words are words that sound like what they are describing - like sizzle, bang and crash. The children created a bank of different words and then used them in their writing to create a poem all about 'Learning at Home'. Take a look at some below. 

29th January 2021


We hope you had a fantastic 'Fun Friday' today! It has been great to see all the wondering #elmtreefamily pictures coming it. You have all been so creative! In school, the children designed and created their own sock puppets! They used the internet to gather ideas for their designs and then used felt, wool, googly eyes, felt tips and sequins to create their awesome designs. Take a look at their final results. 


aMazing Monday: A huge well done to Luke in 3LO and Tallula and Freya in 3KM for being our marvellous Monday winners this week. 

22nd January 2021


So it is a new year and a new way of teaching and learning! Firstly, a huge well done to everyone! All the children have adapted so well to learning either remotely or in a very small class situation and have been producing and uploading some fabulous work. Well done to all you parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who have very quickly adapted to the role of teachers! I know some of you have learnt new things yourselves along the way! 

This week we have been learning all about our 8 times table - and we know it has been a little tricky! The following websites are really useful to help you practise your timestables further:


In English, we have seen some amazing writing! You have thought carefully about what Erin can see and how she is feeling and we have seen an abundance of excellent word choices being used. Keep up the good work! 


It was so good to see some of you on School Cloud this week - next week we are organising some zoom calls in small groups. Look forward to seeing you there! 

17th December 2020

It is the very last day of an incredibly busy time. The children have really shone this term and we are so proud of each and every one of them. They've all learnt so much in such a small amount of time and have been challenged in all subjects. 


Today, we have sent home a Christmas Bingo challenge for you to complete over the Christmas holidays. This is worth five house points if all the squares are completed and signed by a parent. We have also set our first Enquiry project on Seesaw, so please login to find out all about it.  


And finally, from all who work in year three, we wish you all the best for Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in 2021!

27th November 2020

In Maths, the children have been focussing on their 3-times tables. It is essential that the children are confident with their 3, 4 and 8 times table by the end of year three as this supports other areas of their maths learning. Each week, the children will be set work on 'Times Table Rockstars' based on the current table they are learning. Huge well done to Noah, who became the first year three child who became a member of 'Team 56'! 


Fantastic Friday

Well done to Noah and Max in 3KM and Luke in 3LO for becoming our Fantastic Friday winners this week. 

13th November 2020



They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 

We will remember them.


As part of our learning on Remembrance Day, the children created two poppies using old photographs from the war, printed in either black and white or onto red paper. The children worked brilliantly in teams to collage the petals and the stamen before putting them together to create their final display. I'm sure you'll agree with us when we say the display is incredible. 



Fantastic Friday - Huge well done to Gracie (3LO) and Faith (3KM) for being Fantastic Friday winners this week. 

6th November 2020

Wow! What fantastic pieces of independent writing did we have in year three this week! The children worked tirelessly to finish off the story we have been looking at over the past two weeks. They included beautiful language and an abundance of literary techniques. Well done to everyone! 


Fantastic Friday - A huge well done to Peyton in 3KM and Jack M in 3LO for being our Fantastic Friday fabulous stars this week. 

23rd October 2020

This week, we focused on formal elements as part of our first art unit. The children began by looking at the importance of shape when drawing and identified different shapes in everyday photographs. When sketching Diet Coke cans, the children began by drawing shapes to create guidelines as a basis to their drawings. They then added the detail over the top in order to ensure their overall shape was accurate. Following on from this, the children explored tone and shading. They followed the shading rules to effectively shade in a fish from lightest to darkest.

Finally, the children used malleable wire to create their final outcome. They used a variety of wire techniques to bend, twist and loop wire into a shape of a fish. Have a look at our amazing gallery. 


Fantastic Friday - A huge well done to Kieran in 3KM and Spencer in 3LO for being worthy winners of 'Fantastic Friday' this week. 

16th October 2020

In our computing lesson this week the children learnt about the importance of passwords in order to protect your information. The children created their own password tumblers to create passwords that would be difficult to decipher, and so their personal information would remain safe. Take a look at the photos below of the children creating passwords with their tumblers. 


In PSHE this week, we continued to carry on our unit of work on friendships. We read a book called 'The Bear and the Piano' which shared the story of a bear who found a piano in a clearing of a wood and learnt how to play it. He then went to the city and became very famous before realising that he felt very lonely and missed his friends in the wood. We learnt that fame and money are not important when comparing to having friends and not feeling lonely. The children explored the feelings of the bear before suggesting ways in which we can support those who feel lonely. 


Fantastic Friday - Congratulations to Lottie in 3KM and Aurora in 3LO for your super work this week! 

9th October 2020


This week we continued to explore the importance of the River Nile in Ancient Egyptian times. The children researched how the river supported the Egyptians to be able to grow their crops. They also looked at the types of things that Egyptian would eat. Interestingly, they would eat hedgehogs and were one of the first civilisations to eat marshmallows. The children then presented their work by creating bubble maps - take a look below.  


Fantastic Friday - Super congratulations to Kai in 3LO and Sofia in 3KM on becoming our 'Fantastic Friday' superstars this week! 

2nd October 2020


We are all so surprised that we are already in the month of October and are very proud of what the children have accomplished so far. 

This week the children completed their unit of work with Mrs C based on the film clip 'FEAST' The children absolutely loved it and we are eagerly creating our own extension of the story - 'The Birthday Party'. At the end of the week, the children were planning the story and will be writing it independently on Monday. We can't wait to read their stories. In the meantime, we have uploaded the clip for you to watch! 


Fantastic Friday A huge well done to Paisley in 3LO and Grace in 3KM on becoming our 'Fantastic Friday' superstars this week! 



25th September 2020


The children have been learning about adding and subtracting 10 and 100 to numbers this week as well as comparing and ordering numbers. They are becoming experts at exploring three-digit numbers. In English, we have been continuing to learn about a little dog called Winston and his journey from being a street dog to living the life of luxury. However, currently his owner is very sad after a break-up with a girlfriend. We are eagerly awaiting to see what is going to happen next. 

We had two very exciting days in enquiry this week where the children began to explore some very interesting artefacts. After lots of exploring, we pieced together lots of information that told us that they belonged to the Ancient Egyptians!! 


Challenge - Can you learn how to spell 'hieroglyphics' by next Thursday? 


Fantastic Friday - A big round of a applause for Emelia (3LO), Kaia (3KM) and Ellis (3KM) for being our Fantastic Friday winners this week. 

18th September 2020

The children have had another busy week in year three. They have been working hard in English to write effective sentences by following lessons taught by Jane Considine. They have been pacy lessons and the children are beginning to write at pace - well done to all. In Maths, the children have been working with numbers up to 1000 and have been working on placing numbers accurately on a number line by using the information they have been given. During our enquiry lessons, the children are becoming more familiar with river terminology and are now editing their writing based on the journey of a river. 


Fantastic Friday - Well done to Rozalie in 3LO and Evelyn-Rose in 3KM for achieving the 'Fantastic Friday' award this week. 

Welcome to year three!


We were so excited to welcome the children back and have had an excellent start to the new year. The children have adapted so well to new routines and have begun the year with a mature and dedicated attitude to learning. Well done everyone! Also, a big thank you to all parents, who have also adapted to our new routines! 


This week the children have been introduced to a new way of writing sentences and have created some excellent sentences so far. In maths, the children have been learning about place value up to the number 1000. 


We were very excited to begin learning Spanish. The children were introduced to greetings and can now say 'hello' and 'how are you?' in Spanish. They are beginning to say 'good morning' in Spanish when answering the register.