Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We have a very exciting term ahead of us with lots of new learning for the children. Our enquiry question will be “What is underneath our feet?”. This will be a fantastic enquiry where children will learn all about the world around them. To support this enquiry, we will be having a trip to Bristol Museum on 22nd January where the children will be taking part in a workshop before exploring the museum itself.

We will also be starting our swimming sessions next term. Starting on the 16th January, these lessons will run for 10 weeks at Henbury Leisure Centre. Boys must wear swimming trunks/shorts (not too long) and girls should wear costumes (no bikinis). We are asking for a donation to help cover these costs as we believe water confidence and safety are a vital skills children should have.

As ever, please do not hesitate to see me if you have any queries or questions.


Weekly homework will include a set of 10 spellings which will be tested on Fridays. Children will also be expected to read at home 3x per week and to practice their focus times table of the week.

Core Learning


Term 3 


Dates for the Diary

Mon 6th Jan—INSET Day

13th—18th Jan—Maths Enterprise Week. Children will be selling items they have made at the end of the week.

22nd Jan—Bristol Museum Trip

3rd Feb—Fair Trade Fortnight

11th Feb—Safer Internet Day

14th Feb—Last day of term


Today, the children had a visit from Santa! They were extremely fortunate enough to receive a present which they can take home today and put under their tree!

Term 2 Enquiry

Our enquiry this term will be “Where does the darkness come from?”. We have started our topic by investigating light and darkness. We have learnt about how light is made, what makes a good reflector and we have even created our own firework displays using oil pastels and chalk.

Term 1 Enquiry

Over this term we will be exploring the questions “How do we find out about people in the past?”. As Historians we will be observing, questioning and comparing historical sources in order to explore the past of Sea Mills and the local area. As Geographers we will be using maps (inc. digital) to investigate how the area has changed over time and the impact of these changes. If you have any knowledge of the local are you would like to share please let us know!


This term we have had a fantastic visit from local historian Chris who explained how the Romans influenced life here today. She even brought some artefacts that were over 2000 years old for us to hold! We also went on a local history walk to see how Sea Mills has changed over the last 100 years.