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Year 3

Welcome to Y3!


General Information


Staff: Our Year 3 teachers are Miss Barber and Mr Baskeyfield who are supported by Miss Johnson and Miss Hughes.


PPA: Our PPA is on a Tuesday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who delivers ICT and Mrs Marshall who will deliver Science. Also, we have additional time on a Friday afternoon which will be covered by Mrs Hill and Miss Aspin who will be teaching Art and History.


P.E: Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday, so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. Please ensure earrings are not worn on these days so we can get changed quickly and efficiently. On Thursdays we may go outside for PE weather permitting, so a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y3 cloakroom.


Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to

Topic covered:


Spring 2: Castaway!


Starting our journey, we will be exploring Captain Blackbeard and his notorious life as our History focus. We will explode with knowledge when learning about trade routes and treasure maps. In Literacy, we will be writing a biography in role about the life of a pirate, a job profile to work on a pirate ship and a non-chronological report explaining life on board sea for a pirate. Furthermore in Design and Technology we will be creating our very own wooden shelter to help Jack Sparrow survive on an island, to do this, children will choose their materials and then use a variety of equipment to cut and shape their wood correctly.

Books to enjoy at home!


Spring 2:


Pirates Magnified

Ahoy shipmate! Grab your magnifying glass and seek out history's most notorious pirates in this swashbuckling search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot! Explore the lives of 10 real pirates and learn about life on the high seas, whilst using the free magnifying glass to spot more than 200 pirate-themed items in each eye-boggling illustration. Kids will have fun using the magnifying glass to search whilst learning about real life pirates in this seafaring adventure!


DK Find Out! Pirates

DKfindout! Pirate’s takes kids back in time to discover the truth behind the myth. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!For any kid that can't get enough of pirate facts, DKfindout! Pirates are packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of pirate life. Discover what pirates ate, what life was like on board a ship, and the rules by which they led by.


My Granny is a pirate!

My granny is a pirate!
She's sailed the seven seas.
She captured many pirate ships
                      But was always home for tea.
When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we discover all about her fiercesome pirate reputation and her swashbuckling ways - from making other rogueish pirates walk the plank to singing sea shanties to her dog, Jolly Roger. Look again at your granny...could she be a pirate too?