Welcome to Year 3 Swallows 

Homework- is sent out each Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.

PE- is every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. 

Autumn 1


We will be focusing on place value for the first term this year, we will be representing numbers using different resources. We will be focusing on 2, 3, 5, 4 and 8 times tables during this year.



Our English lessons are linked to our class text 'Orion and the Dark'. We will be recreating this story using a story map, then rewriting parts of the story. We will also be creating a Non-Chronological report based on nocturnal animals.



 In Science we are investigating light, dark,  reflection, and shadows. We will explore how shadows are created and go on to creating our own shadow puppets.




We will be looking at how networks work to link together computers and laptops. 





We will continue to use our Freddy Fit equipment for circuit training in some of our PE lessons. We will also be learning about creative dance.



 This term we will begin with learning basic greetings.

Tree Planting

We have really enjoyed tree planting over the last two weeks. The children have worked really hard even in the wind and rain! 

Spring 1

Space Week- Designing and making Space Shuttles

We researched space shuttles and designed our own shuttles to take a crew to the International Space Station.

Touchstones- Rivers and Geography Trip

We visited Touchstones to learn all about Rivers. We talked about the journey of a river and how rivers affect their local environment. 

Our flowering plant life cycle videos

Our Science topic for the Spring term is Plants. We found out about the life cycle of a flowering plant and then created our own videos to help us remember each part of the cycle. 

PE- Gymnastics

This half term we have been learning about gymnastics in our PE sessions. We have thought about different balances, travelling on different parts of our bodies, forward rolls and even tried handstands.

Freddy Fit- Crazy Catch

Freddy Fit- Circuit training


Creating Viking Longhouses

We were very busy in the last week of half term creating our own Viking longhouses. The children designed their own houses and collected natural materials to help create them. 

Our Viking shields

We have designed and painted our own Viking shields. We thought about how we would use them to protect ourselves in battle. 

Climbing wall

This week we visited the climbing wall. The children were brilliant at being 'spotters' to keep each other safe. We had a few bumps and scrapes but lots of fun.