Year 3

Joanne Grant
Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 have begun their time in Key Stage 2 with amazing enthusiasm and gusto. They have been proving what natural and inquisitive learners they are throughout the curriculum.

In Literacy, we have been learning about the author Anthony Browne and focusing specifically on one of his story, ‘Gorilla.’ We have explored this text in many different ways, inferring, deducing, role play, freeze frames and by looking for symbols in Browne’s fantastic illustrations. The children have then used this knowledge to write some sensitive pieces exploring the characters’ feelings and thoughts. Using their new knowledge of inverted commas for direct speech, they have been able to create interesting dialogue between the characters. Finally, we have finished their text by creating their own illustration and writing fantastic setting descriptions using expanded noun phrases and similes. We can only guess what the next Anthony Browne story will be…

During maths we have been revisiting and extending our knowledge of number and place value in many different ways, including representation and partitioning. We have then moved on to mental addition methods with 3 digit numbers. We continue to use our knowledge of number bonds to 10, number lines and place value to support us to ensure that we are confident and accurate with our strategies. It is challenging but every day we are giving 100% to ensure that we succeed!

As if that wasn’t enough amazing learning, we have thrown ourselves into our new topic of the Vikings, conducting, research, writing information texts and using our map skills to recognise some Viking towns in the UK. We have also embarked on learning French with great success.

Every day is a chance to grow, learn and develop our skills.

Meet the teacher


Bishop Jonathan

Bishop Jonathan came to visit Key Stage 2 on Friday 3rd March. He talked to the children about his robes and his role of Bishop.

Christmas Carol Service

The White Mere Community Primary School Christmas Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church is tonight, Wednesday 16th December 2016 at 6pm.

Oh yes we did!

Our Christmas activities carried on apace yesterday with a trip to see this year’s panto, Beauty and the Beast.

Roundhouse Achievements

As we near the end of our topic “Stone Age to Iron Age”  the children in both Year 3 and Year 4 designed and crafted their own Celtic roundhouses in celebration. They used a variety of appropriate materials to create realistic houses which I’m sure...

A Place For Everything…

And every number in its place! Here we can see some of the boys from Year 3 strengthening their understanding of place value. Working with base 10 (and looking very spotty for Children In Need) the boys show how to partition two digit numbers and understand the value...

Stories We Love – “Gorilla” By Anthony Browne

Year 3 spent their first half term examining the text “Gorilla” by Anthony Browne. They looked at the vivid illustrations and developed their understanding of how those images could give clues about character emotions that they may not find in the...

An update from White Mere PTA – October 2016

Summer Fayre What can we say? Let’s start with a huge thank you to every single person who helped with the Fayre. From donations to the stalls, helping setting up, working on the day, to visiting and spending your time and money with us – we appreciate it all. We had...

The Salvation Army

In Year 3 and 4 we have been learning about The Salvation Army.

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon/School Photographs

Dear Parent/Carer, MacMillan Coffee afternoon On Friday 30th September, our PTA will be holding an annual MacMillan Coffee afternoon. This will be held in the school hall from 2.30pm onwards.  Children will be welcome to pop in after school to grab a cake. All cake...

Graffiti Of The Stone Age

Art Of The Ancients. Children in both Year 3 and 4 have been travelling back through the ages to the dawn of humanity where they have been researching some of the most ancient art on the planet. Inspired by the pre-historic cave paintings found in locations such as...
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