Year 3

Welcome to year 3    Christ Church CofE (VC) Primary School | Bradford-on-Avon


Welcome to the year 3 page. We are Poplar class and Oak class.

Please scroll through to see our curriculum, termly update and of course lots of our wonderful learning.

The year 3 team consists of Mrs Pegrum (Poplar class), Mrs Steggall, Mrs Humble (Oak Class),

Miss Isles, Miss Ready and Mrs Panton (our wonderful LSAs).

Have a look through the year 3 page. We will keep this updated with what we have been learning in maths and english along with other subjects. We will also share the weekly spellings.
Find out what we do throughout the year.

Term 2

Read our newsletter which tells you about what we are doing this term: Year 3 Newsletter

Key dates this term:

Anti-bullying week: 13th – 17th November

Odd Sock day Monday 13th November

End of term Wednesday 20th December Christmas Lunch and party

Week 4 20.11.2023 – 24.11.2023


This week we have been using known facts of number bonds to help up add and subtract in tens and ones.



We have worked incredibly hard in writing our own fairy tale story which included a good and bad character and was set in or near a castle. We used the skills we have been learning over the past couple of weeks in our writing and look forward to our parents reading them.


We have designed our castles and look forward to making them next week.

Here are this weeks spellings: Spelling week 5 24.11.23 – 1.12.23

Week 3 13.11.2023 – 17.11.2023


This week we have been ordering and partitioning numbers to help us with equations.


We have been enjoying creating our own good and bad characters for our stories and look forward to writing our stories next week.

We have also learnt how to use speech mark or inverted commas in our writing.


We have been looking at Diwali and learning about what happens during it. We then created our own acrostic poems about Diwali.


We are now starting our DT project which is going to be about castles, which links nicely with our writing.

We looked at different features of a castle then drew our own.



We had great fun on Odd Socks day learning about anti-bullying. We even designed our own anti-bullying t-shirts.


Here are this weeks spellings: Spellings week 4 17.11.23 – 24.11.23

Week 2 6.11.2023 – 10.11.2023


This week we have been continuing learning place value with numbers up to 1000, focusing on where numbers go on a number line and also comparing numbers.


We have been focusing on the book:


We have written descriptions of both Hector and The Big Bad Knight.


We were very excited this week to have illustrator and author Robert Starling in year 3. He drew some amazing character for us linked with castles to help inspire us with our English.

We then got the chance to draw our own:


Here are this weeks spellings: Spellings week 2 10.11.23 – 17.11.23

Week 1 30.10.2023 – 3.11.2023


This week we have been learning place value with numbers up to 1000. We have learnt to use a variety of methods.


We really enjoyed finding powerful synonyms to use in our castle setting description this week and then have the chance to use them, along with prepositions, to create our amazing castle settings.


We were really lucky to have a visiting theatre production company this week. We laughed, cheered and sang to the wonderful performance of Cinderella.


At the end of term 1 we produced our pictures of turtles, linked with our geography unit about Florida. The pictures are now up on display for all to see in the classrooms.


Here are this weeks spellings: Spelling week 1 3.11.23 – 10.11.23

Term 1

Read our newsletter which tells you about what we are doing this term:

Key dates this term:

Welcome meeting for parents Thursday 14th September 2023 4.30pm – 5.00pm in Oak classroom. Come along and find out about expectation, what we do in year 3 and of course, meet the teachers: Mrs Pegrum, Mrs Stegall and Mrs Humble.

Parents consultations Tuesday 10th October and Thursday 12th October

End of term Tuesday 17th October

Inset day Wednesday 18th October

Week 6 9.10.2023 – 13.10.2023


We have had fun this week measuring with ruler and metre sticks. We have measured in cm, mm and m.


We have had great fun creating our scripts for our videos trying to persuade people to visit the Everglades.



We have had a great visit to the Church. We had fun making glass lanterns, sewing and making paper flowers. We ended the week with our Harvest celebrations.


Here are this weeks spellings: Spelling week 6 13.10.23 – 3.11.23


Week 5 2.10.2023 – 6.10.2023


This week we have been adding and subtracting while bridging over 100 and we have started looking at measurement. We had great fun measure how tall we were and all the lines outside.


It has been great fun creating our Florida leaflets. We can wait for you to read them.


Here are this weeks spellings: Spellings week 6.10.23

Week 4 25.9.2023 – 29.9.2023


This week we looked at place value bridging 100. See below the different methods we did.


This week we have been researching about Florida ready to start creating our own leaflets. We focused lots on the different language especially persuasive.


We are looking at the Florida artist Jen Callagan. She loves to use watercolours and pastels in her work. We experimented with skills that Jen uses.


Here are this weeks spellings: spellings week 4 29.9.23

Week 3 18.9.2023 – 22.9.2023


This week we looked at finding facts to compose 100, we thought about finding the ones digit first before the tens.


This week we created our own Kennings about animals in the Everglades. Can you guess what animal they are?


We had a chance to go on bbc dance mats to improve our typing skills on a computer. The children are really keen to continue to try this at home. Here is the link for them to have a go:


Here are this weeks spellings:  Spelling week 3 22.9.2023

Week 2 11.9.2023 – 15.9.2023


This week we finished off learning the different methods for subtracting across 10. The children have done so well with this and hopefully enjoy using at least one of the methods. We have now begun looking at the different ways we can make 100 using multiples of ten.


We wrote out description of our journey into the Everglades. Here a few examples:



We have been looking at primary and secondary colours. This inspired us to create our own patterns of colour in the style of the artist Delaunay.


Here are this week’s spellings: Spelling week 2

Week 1 4.9.2023 – 8.9.2023


This week we have been learning how to add and subtract across 10. We have learnt to use a variety of methods.


This week and next we are looking at a book about Marjory Stoneman Douglas who was an inspiration lady who save the Everglades National Park. We have been sharing vocabulary using our senses, to help us write a description of a journey into the Everglades.

Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas : Wallace, Sandra Neil, Gibbon, Rebecca: Books     


Here are this week’s spellings    year 3 spelling week 1 8.9.2023


The year 3 curriculum

The learning never stops in year 3. Every day is packed with new exciting learning.


Over the course of the year, as historians, we will travel back in time and visit the Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age and end up in visiting the Romans.


As geographers, we will explore the American state of Florida, from the Magic Kingdom, to The Kennedy Space Centre, to Florida as a state itself and of course link it all with the Everglades National Park. Watch out for out leaflets about Florida! We will understand why earthquakes can be different in parts of the world and how damaging they can actually be. We will also explore our local town of Bradford-on-Avon and discover things we never knew about the town we live in.

Everglades National Park | Location, History, & Facts | Britannica


As scientists we get to learn about the skeletal bones in humans and animals, as well as grouping animals into different groups. How light is created and used, as well as finding out about the use of forces and magnets. We will investigate how rocks are formed and understood how our gardens grows and delved under the bed to see what lies beneath our feet.

Employers Are Luring Workers Back to the Office—With Plants | WIRED UK


We will be learning about Christianity and Hinduism as well as visiting out local church which has lot of exciting things happening in it.


We will be looking and using a range of skills in art this year: painting, sketching, printing, clay modelling, sculpture and drawing. We will also focus on a different artist every term.

Public Art | A First Look at the new Andy Goldsworthy Installation | CFile - Contemporary Ceramic Art + Design


We are very lucky to have the opportunity to learn an instrument at Christ Church School. In year 3 we learn how to play the recorder. It doesn’t stop there we do lots of singing and learn about a variety of different music genres.



Bonjour, ca va? The children are exposed to lots of wonderful vocabulary in French. They will be learning words to use in the classroom, names different fruits, plus the names of musical instruments. We wonder if they will use their french knowledge in their music lessons!



In year 3 children begin to learn more skills based to particular sports. They will get the opportunity to learn skills linked to football, gymnastics, tennis, cricket, tag rugby, dodge ball, fitness, dance and they even get to go swimming in the summer term for 6 weeks swimming.

Afbeeldingen over Sports – Blader in stockfoto's, vectoren en video's over 15,074,567 | Adobe Stock


Design technology

What could be more fun than designing and creating your own castle or sewing your own cushion, let alone getting to make your own vegetable tart. We really look forward to our DT lessons as it’s a great chance to learn new skills that we don’t always get to explore.



We are planning lots of exciting trip so watch this space. We are planning to explore the local area around us as well as travelling further a field.

Travel Bus Cliparts - Visuals to Enhance Your Travel-Related Projects

Useful websites:

Recommended reads for year 3

Looking for ideas for books to read, here are some recommendations for 2023:


Please come back regularly to enjoy some photos of our learning.