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The Year 3 Classes


Hazel Class  


Class Teacher: Mrs Loveland

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Greaves and Mrs Curruthers


Almond Class 


Class Teacher: Mrs Wright and Mrs Patel

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Keast


Walnut Class 


Class Teacher: Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant: Miss Gower



This week these children received a 'Star of the Week' certificate from Mrs Powell. 

Hazel Class - Joseph

Walnut Class - Aiden

Almond Class - Daniel


Thank You!

Year 3 would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff and students at The Holmesdale School for making us so welcome.  The teachers would also like to say a great big well done to all the children who have settled in beautifully  and are being a credit to the school. So far the children have enjoyed some exciting extras including using the library and working with the Year 7 and 8 Science Club. 


Term 6

Year 3 had a great day at Trosley Country Park. 

The had a chance to show off their learning about early settlers in a workshop

and enjoyed learning how to purify water.

Another activity was creating shelters using clay and natural materials. 


Term 5 - Scavengers and Settlers

In History this term the children are learning about early settlements and ways of life from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age. 

In reading time the children in Year 3 are reading Stone Age Boy.


The children have written their own stories to go with the pictures in Quest.  Now they are going to make up their own fantasy adventure story. 


Science this term is 'Plants'



Term 4 - The Active Planet

Thank you to everyone for the amazing home learning to begin our topic, the classrooms look fantastic. Through the Geography this term children will be learning about how and where volcanos and other natural disasters occur.  In Science the children will be investigating different types of rock.  


To fit in with this topic the children will be reading the book Escape from Pompeii. We are sure this will inspire the children to write stories, a play script, letters and diary entries. 



Term Three

Our Neighbourhood Now and Then


For Term Three the children will be finding out more about how the community they live in has changed over time.  The children will be learning about changes in industry in Snodland such as the paper mill and in Kent with particular focus on hopping. Next term the children will visit Chatham Dockyard and consider the ship building industry in the area.



Thank you for all the lovely home learning the children brought in, our displays are looking lovely



Snodland Millennium Museum

The children in Year 3 visited the Snodland Millennium Museum to find out more about the history of the local area. 







The children will be continuing to learn how to use a wide range of sentence openers using ISPACE.







During Maths lessons the children have looked at place value, addition and subtraction and division and multiplication. This term the children are learning to compare lengths and solve problems involving length before moving on to mass and volume.

This is the learning journey for Chapter 5 in Almond Class.








Here the children are using a range of manipulatives to solve problems.





Take One Book

At the end of term 2 the children wrote some lovely newspaper reports, instructions and directions based on our book. All the teachers were proud of their lovely writing, Well done Year 3!




Things to remember:

Homework will be set on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Children will be have both a reading comprehension and a spelling detective sheet to complete. Times tables will be set on a Monday and children will be tested on the Friday.


Don't forget to use Times Table Rockstars to help you with your tables.

If you have forgotten your login, don't forget to ask your teacher.

We encourage children to read as much as possible from their own books, school library and local library. In addition, each child will have the opportunity to change their own Home School Reading Book.

The children have all been given an 'Active Learn' login so they can access books online at home.



Pen License

In year 3, we will be encouraging children to work towards earning their pen licence to have the privilege of writing in pen in curriculum areas. If you would like to provide a pen for your child we recommend either a Parker or a Lamy fountain pen, otherwise the school will supply pens along with all other necessary stationary.



P.E Kits and Uniform


We ask that all uniform is clearly named.

We expect all children to be equipped with a full PE kit: shorts, t-shirt, socks and plimsolls as well as a jumper and tracksuit bottoms or leggings whilst the weather is cold.

Please ensure kits are named and in school all week as timetabling may change.

For swimming children must come equipped with a swim suit (boys trunks not shorts), swimming hat and towel.

Children with pierced ears should remove earrings for all PE sessions including swimming, and must have their hair tied back for health and safety reasons.



Please note: Swimming will take place in Terms 2,4 and 6 for Year 3. This will be replaced by Gymnastics in Terms 1, 3 and 5.





















Year 3 Gallery


Egyptian Masks made from clay.

The beginning of some artwork based on the Kandinsky.

The first 'Reading Ribbon' in Hazel Class

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask.


 Thank you


The Year 3 Team