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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 Class 2020-2021



Forest school - Planting our bean plants, hedgehogs and hammer skills.

Letters for Information 2020-2021

Keeping Our Children Safe

In school, we use a scheme called Protective Behaviours as part of the Taking Care Project. We have added some links for parents that you may find useful.

Curriculum Overview
Knowledge Organisers
Useful Websites

Looking for reading inspiration? Here is The National Literacy Trust book list.

Gallery 2020-2021

Special Visitor!

We had a very special visit today from Santa (socially distanced of course)! He stopped off on his way to the North Pole to drop off some presents for the children.

Gallery 2019-2020

This is for children if they are worried or need help

If you're looking for ideas for activities over the summer holidays then take a look at the Summer Passport.

Messages from Year 3!

For the year 3 messages video, please scroll down to the gallery on this page. 


Messages From Year 3!.mp4

Still image for this video

Faith Week 2019

During Faith Week we learnt about Sikhism. We visited the Gurdwara in Leamington Spa and had a fantastic time. We made some Kirpans (dagger) to go on our main hall board and we did some cooking too. That was a lot of fun!

Cave Art


Southam Town Study

As part of geography, year 3 walked down into Southam. They studied some of the buildings and features of the town.

Gallery from 2018-2019

Rocket Making

We had a visit from some RAF engineers and we had a fun time making and launching our own rockets.

Southam Lions Poetry Competition - 2nd Prize

The Young Shakespeare Company Visit

"Absolutely brilliant!" Paige

"Fantastic!" Alex

Spectacular!" Jacob #Curio

"I don't think I could find another play so awesome!" Bethan


Year 3 have been learning about the First World War. They made some poppies and wrote a class prayer.

Compton Verney Art Gallery


We had a fantastic day at Compton Verney Art Gallery.  We looked at patterns in art, flooring and textile design. We designed and printed our own cloth.

Gallery from 2017-2018 Year Group


Visit to Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

We had a fabulous day of exciting science activities, particularly enjoying the hands on activities in the Science Garden.

French afternoon

Year 3 along with the rest of Key Stage 2, enjoyed this themed afternoon during which they took on the role of either restaurant customer or waiter/waitress reviewing and ordering from a menu of typical French food as well as enjoying other activities to expand their conversational vocabulary.





World Cup Day

We all enjoyed our World Cup themed day when we enjoyed lots of fun activities learning about Brazil, even making carnival masks and trying out some carnival style dance moves.

Easter Biscuit Making

Year 3 had a lovely day on the last day of term making and decorating their Easter Biscuits.

It was also our special "Wear a Hat"  day in aid of charity which is why you will see some interesting headgear in the photographs!

World Book Day

Year 3 taking part in The Key Stage 2 Carol Concert in St James Church

Christmas Art Day

Purple4Polio Crocus Planting

Year 3 really enjoyed taking their part in this Rotary event, part of their

campaign to eradicate polio.

Self Portraits

To start our new school year, Year 3 created vivid self portraits using pastels. 

They thought carefully about their individual features, all the things that make them unique.