Crick Primary School

Year 3


Mrs King is our class teacher.

Mrs Hardbattle is our teaching assistant.

Welcome back to the Summer Term

Our PE days this half term are Wednesdays and Thursdays

Homework - You will have a grid of activities based on our topic sent home via email at the beginning of each half term. Two topic based tasks from the grid should be completed at some point during each half term, but you can always do more if you want to! 

Reading - Please continue to read with your child and ensure children have their reading books and reading records in school every day. Please use the reading comprehension bookmark sent home to ask your child questions about what they are reading. Children are encourage to read at home and take part in our home reading challenge.

Times Tables - The government expectation is that all Year 3 children know all their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Although we support this through our learning in school, home practice is vital.  TT Rockstars logins have been glued into Reading Records.

Summer 2

 Year 3 Summer 2 Homework.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Summer 2 Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Summer 2 Topic Web.pdfDownload
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Week ending 12th July


In maths this week we have had to show a lot of ambition and resilience to build 3D shapes! We have also coded maze games in computing using scratch. We have designed a new toy and will be creating a persuasive advert for it next week.

Week ending 5th July

In science we have learnt about seed dispersal. In English we worked hard writing a persuasive letter to Mrs Staniforth or Mrs King.

Week ending 28th June


This week we have been very creative in year 3! We have written adverts for a new toy using persuasive language and we have made vegetable tarts in DT. In maths we have learnt about different angles and all different types of lines. 

Week ending 21st June


We had another busy week this week. We continued our investigation about growing plants and they have grown a lot! We also started our new maths unit based around shapes. In geography we had a fantastic discussion about rivers, but also about how we can help look after our world.  


Week ending 14th June


This week we have been busy learning about time, comparing times and working out duration. We have been learning about persuasive writing in English. We have also been practicing for sports day and working on jumps in gymnastics. In science we have continued to check on the growth of our pea plants and seen some interesting changes to our investigations. 

Week ending 7th June

This week we have been learning about kenning poems and have written some great poems describing different animals. In science we set up an investigation to see what plants need to grow, by taking away one of them. We will be checking in on them each week to see what happens! We have also planted a pea plant each. In geography we are learning about how rivers are formed and why they are so important. 

Think Tank Birmingham STEM trip

Summer 1

Week ending 26th April

Year 3 have been creative in DT this week and have investigated air movement and have made pneumatic toys.

Week ending 19th April

We have had a busy start to the term and we have already started practising our May Day dancing.

Your child has brought home their TTRockstars heatmap on Friday so you can see any progress since Parents' evening. Remember to get your child to practice at least 3 times a week.

 Homework Grid Year 3 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 Summer 1 Newsletter Year 3.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Summer 1 Topic Web.pdfDownload
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Spring 2

Week ending 22nd March

We have had a very busy week this week. We hope you enjoyed our play, Porridge, with year 4. We also enjoyed our drumming workshop and performing our drumming in assembly. Next week we finish our first fractions unit in maths, start our measures unit and write our hot task, a non-chronological report on a wild animal.

Week ending 15th March

Science week this week! Well done to those children who entered the Science Fair. We all enjoyed our investigation to find out the best biscuit for dunking  .....  ask your child which biscuit won.

Week ending 8th March

We have had a very busy week with World Book Day and our class assembly. Thank you Mrs Faupel for our 50 new books for year 3!

Week ending 1st March

We have been busy with our year 3 and 4 production of Porridge which we look forward to performing on 20th March at 2pm and 6pm.

Please see the new newsletter, homework and topic web.

 Homework Grid Year 3 Spring 2.pdfDownload
 Spring 2 Newsletter Year 3.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Spring 2 Topic Web.pdfDownload
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Spring 1

Week ending 16th February

We hope you have a happy and safe half term.

We have started practising our play. The songs are available to purchase using the QR code on the scripts, only the first song is free. 

The songs are on YouTube but must be accessed with parent supervision and at your discretion. As you know we cannot control the adverts shown on YouTube. We will have some time to practice at school.

The link is in the document.

 Porridge Songs for parents.pdfDownload
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Earlier in February

This week we have visited the life education tent and learned about our brain.

We enjoyed dressing up and doing number activities for NSPCC Number day.

Last week in Year 3

We have started our maths unit on Length and Perimeter - ask your child - how many millimetres (mm) in a centimetre (cm)?

Earlier this term:

We started our science unit on rocks.

We had our Bikeability afternoon.

Please find this term's newsletter, topic grid and homework menu attached below. Please also remember to read with your child at least three times a week, access TT Rockstars and practice the weekly spellings. Thank you! 

 Homework Grid Spring 1.pdfDownload
 Spring 1 Newsletter Year 3.pdfDownload
 Y3 Spellings spring 1.docxDownload
 Year 3 Spring 1 Topic Web.pdfDownload
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Here is a reminder of the school homework expectations.

For all pupils in Years 1-6. Each week pupils will be expected to:

Learn their spellings weekly (these are given out on a Monday).

Practice their timetables using Times Tables Rock Stars at least 3 times a week for 10 minutes a time at home (Years 3-6).

Read 3 times a week at home and have their reading record book signed by a parents/carers weekly (these should also be in school daily).

Complete 2 tasks from the termly homework grid.

Autumn 2

This week we had a DT day and created castles using 3D shapes.

We used 3D nets and cardboard boxes.

Earlier this term.......

We made up a story using prepositions on Outdoor Learning Day.

Here we all are in the reading area in the playground.

In science we investigated the best surface for a cardboard box to move on

 Year 3 Autumn 2 Topic Web.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Autumn 2 homework.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 Newsletter Year 3.pdfDownload
 Spellings Autumn 2.pdfDownload
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Autumn 1

We made our cushions in DT. We are very proud of our skills.

Earlier in Autumn 1.....

In Maths we have been adding and subtracting across tens and hundreds.

Please practice with your child counting backwards and forwards to 100, making sure they get the next 'tens' correct.

When they can do this then add in hundreds and practice counting across a hundred boundary too. That doesn't mean you have to count 1-999 each time, pick a starting number near a hundred e.g. 496, 497, 498, 499, 500, 501. 

In English, we have written out 'hot task' about the Misunderstood Giant and that is Mrs Miles' weekend reading sorted!


Wellbeing afternoon

We have learnt to be bucket fillers and not bucket dippers. We have learnt to give 'warm fuzzies' and not 'cold pricklies' to ourselves and others.

We reminded ourselves about growth mindset; learnt about fight, flight and freeze and how breathing exercises can help when the amygdala (our emotional brain) takes over and tries to protect us because it has reacted to things around us and has stopped listening to the hippocampus (memory part of the brain) and pre-frontal cortex (thinking part of the brain).

We practiced calm breathing by tracing patterns and did some mindfulness colouring whilst listening to calm music.

See the information below to see what we were learning about. 



 Breathing cards.pdfDownload
 Fight Fright Freeze.ppsxDownload
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 Homework Grid Year 3 Autumn 1.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Autumn 1 Newsletter .pdfDownload
 Year 3 Autumn 1 Topic Web.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Spellings Autumn 1.pdfDownload
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