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Year 3

year 3 Newsletter - Spring 2022

Year 3 Newsletter - Autumn 2021



Today, year 3 went to Laurette Academy to participate in the year 3 target games. We played games like Archery and golf where we learned the skill of aiming and precision. We were very accurate at bean bag throwing and scored loads of points. It was such an enjoyable morning.


In History, we have been looking at Prehistory and how Britain has changed over time. We rocked through the ages by looking at life from the Stone Age through to Iron Age and how life in Britain evolved and why. During History week, we looked at slavery in Britain and how hard Britain has worked to abolish slavery. We looked at how this has brought many different cultures to our wonderful country. We looked briefly at how the slaves in America made beautiful quilts of symbols to help guide their people like a map when they had to escape from their masters. We then made our class freedom quilt as our pledge to never again allow slavery in our country

 Anti Bully Week


During Anti Bully week, Year 3 read the book. 'How to be a lion'. It is a wonderful book which teaches us that people do not need to be the same or even similar to be good friends. We also learned how important it is to stick up for our friends by standing up to bullying. We do not need to shout or be unkind but can be brave by speaking out when something does not feel right. We discussed the book then created a beautiful poster to show others how to be a good friend. 

On Friday, the 8th of October, we all went to the cross country at Longdean Secondary School. We all did very well and ran our best. Some of us got a good place and got some points for our school. It was such a fun day!

On Tuesday 7th September, an ex-professional rugby player and South African expat, named George Fouche, came to speak to us about his life and his experiences. Miss van was very excited to see another South African. George encouraged us to be resilient and never give up no matter how hard it may seem. After this we completed a workshop where we had to build structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows. It was so much fun being part of a team.

We have been working very hard this term at practising our spellings and finding clever rhymes to remember which grapheme makes the correct phoneme.


When two vowels go walking the first does the talking.

Paul Lyalls


Today we had a lovely visit from the poet Pauls Lyalls. He shared some of his own work and then helped us to create our own in groups. We learned about using words to bring colour and movement into our poems.