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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

3E - Mrs Emery

3HC - Miss Hodge/Mrs Capille

3C - Miss Chatwin

Please see below for latest Curriculum Letters.


Tuesday 10th September 2019 - 3.15-3.45pm School Hall

Transition Meeting for parents/carers, of pupils going into Year 3 in September 2019.  We look forward to seeing you there. 


Exmoor Zoo Workshop Visit:  At the start of Term 5 Reception and Year 3 classes enjoyed a visit from Exmoor Zoo.  Year 3 learnt all about tropical rainforest habitat as well as meeting some of the creatures.  "I loved that we could see a scorpion up close and that it changed colour under an infra-red lamp." Emme L-N

The Exmoor Zoo staff both complimented on how well behaved all of the pupils were and they enjoyed their visit to St Martin’s School.


Chartwells Smoothie Workshop: Class 3C enjoyed a smoothie Workshop courtesy of Chartwells, our catering provider. They created unique smoothies using fruit and vegetables, some which they had never even tasted before! The children thought it was a great way to get some of their 5-a-day!


Warburtons Workshop: The Year 3 children participated in a ‘Healthy Eating and Sandwich Making Workshop’ provided by Warburtons. The children all learnt how to create the ultimate healthy delicious sandwich!

Year 3 Historical Walk around Worle: The Year 3 children had a wonderful walk led by Mr Champ and Mr Watts from Worle History Society. They walked the local area discovering what life was like many years ago! We were amazed to learn that there is evidence of Mesolithic living near the quarry.

Thank you to the parent and grandparent helpers who enabled us to do this interesting walk!


Year 3 Christingle and Carols St Martin’s Church 20th December: Year 3 led a wonderful Christingle Service at St Martin's Church yesterday evening. The children spoke beautifully explaining the story of the Christingle. Miss Jewell made the service extra fun wearing a memorable costume. Thank you to Rev Julie Fleming and the Church for making us all feel so welcome!


Iron Age WOW Day:  On 9th November, the Year 3 children all enjoyed their Iron Age WOW day which formed part of their ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ topic.  The children had a visitor, Matt Russell, who talked about life in the Iron Age and put on a Warrior Training session.  In the afternoon the children designed Iron Age shields which they then painted.  It was an amazing day for all the Year 3 children.  Thank you again to our parents/carers for their creative costume making efforts and support.  


Recount on Iron Age WOW Day by Freddie 3C:

On Friday Matt came in to see Year 3 in the Gym. I was trained to be a brave, wise Warrior and dressed up as a Bronze Age person. First we went to the Gym and Matt told us how to use a sling shot he was going to use a stone but instead he used a foam ball. Next Matt taught us about the different people in the Iron Age Tribes. I demonstrated a warrior and I got to hold an iron sword and a huge circular shield, it was really exciting!

After that we split into different groups for different activities. The Quern Stone was my favourite because we got to turn it. I used the bear skin to pretend to knock my friend.

After break we had warrior training we used a big, wooden spear which had a pretend end. While we were waiting we had puzzles to build. We practised sword fighting against a leather punch bag, it was really good fun!  Later in the day we started to paint our shields.  My most favourite part of the day was when I demonstrated being a Warrior.


Raise The Roof Term 2: Year 3 and 4 classes were joined by children from Becket Primary School to sing songs about ‘School Life’.  The event was led by Anne Clough  from North Somerset Music Service.  This was a fantastic morning of singing together.  The children had a thoroughly enjoyable morning and all sang beautifully. 


Year 3 Bee Keeping:  The Year 3 classes welcomed Fearne's Grandad, Dave, to talk to them all about Bee Keeping. They were fascinated by all the different facts he shared in addition to seeing protective clothing and seeing the bees themselves!  What an amazing experience. 


Why not read the Year 3 ‘Bee Amazing Fact’ books made by the Year 3 pupils coming to our school library soon.


Year 3 Egyptian Exhibition: The Year 3 children completed their Ancient Egypt Topic by holding an Ancient Egyptian Exhibition in the School Hall.   Parents were invited to come along to school to share the Year 3 classes Egyptian  models, hieroglyphics and artwork on Friday 20th July. Parents and visitors had an opportunity to browse the stalls before voting for their favourite stand.  Thank you to our parent/carers for such a good turn out.



Year 3 Bristol Museum Visit Term 6:  Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Bristol Museum. They looked around the Egyptian exhibition and found out lots of information about what life was like for people in Egyptian times. They also got to handle lots of Egyptian artefacts and had to work out what objects were and also how they were used in Egyptian times. The children are now looking forward to using all of this knowledge to help them put together their Egyptian exhibition at the end of this term. 


World Book Day 1st March 2018: pupils and staff came to school dressed in their fantastic World Book Day costumes.  The children were able to take part in a variety of Dr Seuss based activities within school. Thank you to all our parents and carers for your support with the wonderful costumes.


Book Launch at Waterstones Saturday 24th February: Year 3 have been publishing their own books based on their theme from last term - the Iron Age. On Saturday they had their own stand at Waterstones to launch their book.  Parents, carers and pupils were invited to come along to the book launch.  Well done Year 3 children and staff for all your hard work, they look fabulous!        

Raise The Roof Term 2: Year 3 and 4 were joined by children from Mendip Green and Kewstoke Primary Schools to sing songs from around the world. They were led by Mrs Anne Clough, from North Somerset Music Service, for a fantastic afternoon of singing together. Songs included Wonderful World and The Mexican Counting song. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and all sang brilliantly.


Year 3 Stone Age and Iron Age WOW Days: At the end of Term 1 Year 3 had a great WOW Day to end their Stone Age topic. The children designed and created cave paintings, made jewellery and made their own hand prints like the Stone Age people would have done. They watched Miss Daniels gut fish and experienced how it would have been cooked over an open fire!

At the start of Term 3, the Year 3 children enjoyed their Iron Age WOW day.  Children were treated to a very special visitor from the Iron Age, where they took part in a variety of activities such as creating Iron Age shields and spears and completing warrior training.


Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet  


Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects.  A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents