Year 3

We hope you all had a terrific Christmas and New Year and that the children have had a chance to recharge their batteries.

There is an awful lot going on this term. Not least will be the start of our swimming lessons! Naturally some of the children will be a little nervous however this soon passes and they do all enjoy the experience, and of course make progress with their swimming. Often it is the coach journey that is the highlight of the day. Please make sure clothes are clearly labelled as despite our best efforts clothes do somehow end up  without the correct owner. We would welcome any parent who can come with us to Henbury as we do require an extra pair of hands on these excursions to make sure that the children remain safe at all times.

Our Enquiry topic will be based on chocolate which will include occasionally having to eat a little. Of course we have the trip to Cadbury World in a few weeks time as well. Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help we will get back to you shortly once we have drawn the names from ‘the hat’.

Finally a big ‘Thank you’ from myself and Mrs Philips for your kind and generous gifts, and of course we especially enjoyed the cards from the children.

Core Learning


Term 3 – Reach for the stars!

We will be looking at our responsibilities this term. Our class I cans are;

  • I can think of simple ways of improving the way I have done something.
  • I can remember to bring items to school.
  • I can identify what I need to do to start a task.

Dates for the Diary

10th January – First swimming lesson

16th January – Cooking Workshop

21st  January – English Week

28th January – Cadbury World Trip

15th February – Last day of term

Term 3


Should we eat less chocolate?

The topic that always sparks a lot of interest from the children. We will be testing chocolate and understanding how it changes. Additionally we consider how food is digested, and there will be an opportunity to invent a new chocolate bar, design its packaging and try to sell the idea to Mr Cadbury!

Cadbury World

Y3 went to Cadbury World as part of our Enquiry on Chocolate. Great day out, lots of fun and interesting things to see and do. Brilliant behaviour. All tired on the way back. Thanks to our amazing adult helpers.

Term 2


Why did the Romans come to Sea Mills? How did they get here? What did they leave behind?

This is a very exciting topic with the emphasis on history and local geography.  We will examine why the Romans came to Sea Mills as well as which other invaders have influenced us. With our rich local links to these ancient travellers we will be looking with fresh eyes at  our surroundings.


Day 1 of The Squashed Tomato Challenge

Children start to design a method to transport tomatoes down a Himalayan hillside.


Term 1


How do we hear? What is a light source? How can we bounce a beam of light?

We will be encouraging the children to come up with their own ideas and theories to test over the coming term, and hopefully they will discover for themselves the answers to these and many other questions.

This is Year 3 making jungle collages.


Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.