Year 3

What can we see from a railway  carriage?

As authors we will be looking at the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson and understanding how we can create mood and rhythm in our own poems.

As artists we are will be learning how to mix colours and develop our painting skills by using water colours for the first time. We will be taking the children on a short train   journey to help the children to paint movement.

As musicians we are looking at rhythm and how it is used to convey mood.

As mathematicians we are looking at how we calculate using money and fractions. Both of these areas are great when reinforced at home. Be prepared to share the shopping chores and ask the children to work out prices and check that the change is correct.

As Authors we are going to begin the term with some story writing using some of the techniques we have discovered this year. We will then be looking at a new book ‘Lob’ which has an emphasis on poetry and art.

As athletes we have PE on Wednesday and swimming on Thursday so please remember your kits!

Core Learning


Term 4 – I can be good to a friend.

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

  • I can explain what I think is right and wrong.
  • I can show understanding and respect for other people’s feelings.
  • I can identify ways of being kind to others.

Dates for the Diary

March 6th – Parents evening

March 7th – World Book Day (dress up as a character)

March 11th – Eco Week

March 12th – Parents Evening

March 15th – Comic Relief  (Wear something funny)

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.