Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 page. Here you will find useful information about our termly curriculum, PE days, homework expectations and useful websites.

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Our 2016/7 curriculum maps can be found here:

Year 3 Autumn Term 2016 update

Year 3 Spring Term 2017

Year 3 Summer Term 2017

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

CLICC– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Our Learning

Summer Term

This term, Year 3 have enjoyed a visit from the Berry Theatre to talk about Netley in the past and support their English work. The children spent time doing some exciting drama activities before working in their classes to investigate characters such as a nurse and a soldier from the war. In English lessons, we are now producing letters and diaries from the perspective of these characters which may be published in an anthology and put on display in Netley Library.

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Year 3 Healthy Salads

It’s been a busy term in Year 3! Our English learning started with writing persuasive letters to a member of our family to ask for their help in school with a DT project. In science we learned about the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and the different food groups. In DT we then tasted and designed our very own healthy salads.

On the afternoon of the 23rd of May, all of Year 3 enjoyed finishing their DT projects on Healthy Eating. All the children had a fantastic afternoon and it was wonderful to see so many mums, dads, grandmas, aunties and other family members there to help chop, grate, peel and eat their scrumptious salads.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special afternoon – we hope you will be able to make these delicious salads at home too!

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Spring Term

Tea Talk

On Thursday 9th March, Year 3 have had the opportunity to spend some time with local people from the community. They were able to ask the guests questions about their lives, families and growing up in the local area. The children really enjoyed eating homemade cakes and asking lots of interesting questions. Year 3 would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents who supplied cakes and biscuits and a big thank you to our guests.


Butser Ancient Farm

On the 29th March, Year 3 visited Butser Ancient Farm to experience what life was life during the Stone Age and Iron Age. Despite the rain, we all had a wonderful time. We were archaeologists, made wattle fences, created chalk carvings using flint and dock leaves and made our own cordage.

Autumn 1

Last half term we studied the local area in Geography and went on a wondrous walk around Netley Abbey. We spotted the human and physical features in the village, as well as finding the roads where our class names came from. We all had a great time and were very tired when we returned to school. Here are some photos of us enjoying the day.

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Meet our Teachers

Mrs Exell —– Castle

Mrs Egerton / Mrs Annis —– Denzil

Miss Smith —- Grange

Physical Education

We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing!PE

Our PE days are-

Castle – Tuesday and Thursday

Denzil – Tuesday and Thursday

Grange – Thursday and Friday

Spelling Homework

We use a spelling scheme across the whole school (No Nonsense Spelling) which means that all children in year 3 will learn the same spelling pattern. We will give the children two sentences to learn which will include spelling pattern and statutory spelling words.

Some children will receive an additional 5 key spelling words, which they will be tested on fortnightly.

Times Tables

Please continually practise your child’s times tables with them over the year. For the autumn term we will be focussing on times table homework for maths.  May we remind you of the government expectation that children should know all times tables up to x 12 by the end of year 4. With this in mind, it is important children consolidate their learning regularly at home in order to meet age related expectations.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s homework. If you do have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to one of us directly.

Autumn 2

This is been a very busy term! We were in full swing for our Christmas production performance since the start of term, with four performances in total of Christmas Around the World! We also fitted in a trip to the Nuffield Theatre to watch Fantastic Mr Fox, had the Hobgoblin Theatre Company visit us to perform A Christmas Carol, walked to St Edwards Church for a Christingle Service and did our own recorder and ukulele concerts for parents.