Welcome to Year 3

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you all to Year 3! We are looking forward to working together so that we can have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that your children enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 3 has to offer!

Year 3 Newsletters

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Year 3 Knowledge Content Document

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Year 3 Knowledge Organisers

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The Year 3 Team

Our teachers are Miss Paterson in Cedar and Miss Bernabo in Pine.

We are very lucky to have several Teaching Assistants; Miss Dalton , Mrs Bashir , Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Bibi who support the children with their learning.


On the 16th and 17th of May, Year 3 took part in a day of 'Mini splash' activities. The children wore a wetsuit and a buoyancy aid and braved it in Hollingworth Lake at the Sailing Club! The children developed their confidence in the water and had lots of fun. The children also took a walk around the lake working on some geography and maths skills. We measured the route using a trundle wheel and the collected the data of visitors to the lake and animals we saw. As we have come to expect the children behaved impeccably whilst out and about, which was noted by members of the public. Great job year 3!



In April, Rick from The Lowry came to do a Roald Dahl drama workshop with Year 3. We had a brilliant two hours! The Year 3 staff were amazed and delighted with the childrens' imagination and confidence!

This afternoon Year 3 completed their own Stone Age cave drawings in a similar environment to that which the Stone Age people would have!


On Thursday 8th March, Year 3 had two visitors from Touchstones Museum visit us to help launch our new Stone Age to Iron Age topic. We looked at some amazing historical artefacts and took part in some amazing Stone Age Art creating cave paintings with natural materials. The children had a great afternoon and are very excited to continue on this topic. Remember, you will find lots of information on the Knowledge Organiser on our class page



Nelson St Church


Year 3 visited Nelson St. Church in Rochdale this week as part of 'Faith Week.' We had a tour of the building (which used to be a Chinese buffet!), had the chance to ask lots of questions to Nic and Paul the pastors and took part in fun activities including singing. We had a great visit and all of the children are keen to go back!




Winter Watch

This morning, Year 3 took part in the Big Schools’ Winterwatch 2023 – Live Lesson. This was run by the BBC with special guests Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan for children in schools all over the UK. The lesson explored food chains and food webs and looked at how different bird beaks are evolved to help them find food. As you can imagine the children were very engaged in this interesting topic. What made it even better was when we got a live shout out! I am sure the children will come home very excited and will tell you all about it.



Christmas with the Aliens
This week Year 3 have taken part in their christmas production 'Christmas with the Aliens' to rave reviews! The children learnt 8 songs and many lines and performed with confidence and maturity. Thank you to everyone who came, we hope you enjoyed it


Christmas Crafts

On Thursday 8th December, we had Nicola Harris visit us from Nelson Street Church in Rochdale. We had a Nativity quiz and then made two beautiful Christmas decorations. We now eagerly await the winner of the Christmas colouring competition! Fingers crossed it is one of our classes who win the Christmas craft hamper!


Watergrove Reservoir

On Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th November, Year 3 visited Watergrove Reservoir in Wardle. We braved the weather to visit this beautiful landmark in our local area and achieved our Geography 'Map reading' objectives. 



Author Visit
On Monday 21st November, Award-winning Children’s Author, Oliver Sykes came to visit Year 3. He treated us to a reading of his new book 'Fishing for Rainbows' before he takes it on tour. Year 3 were a fantastic audience and we loved Oliver's new story.

Christ Church Healey

We spent the day at Christ Church in Healey as part of our RE curriculum. We had a lovely day learning more about the Christian faith.


Learning Resources

Times Table Rock Stars

Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help students master the times tables!  Children have the opportunity to practise multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 through this engaging website. Teachers can set multiplication challenges suitable for your child and monitor the progress your child makes.

Reading Planet


Reading Planet is an exciting reading scheme, which will help your child develop reading skills and build a lifelong love of reading. Your child’s teacher will assign books for your child to read as well as monitor your child’s progress through the quizzes he/she completes linked to the books read.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website full of expert advice, educational resources and a free eBook library to support children with their learning at primary school and home. Oxford Owl for Home provides support and resources for parents and carers (parents need to register for free access to the resources). You can register for Oxford Owls on the Oxford Owl home page.

Resources you can access through Oxford Owls:

  • A free eBook library
  • Advice on learning at home and at school
  • Book recommendations by age and interest
  • Kids’ activities and worksheets