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Happy Holidays 3M 

Thank you all for being such a wonderful class and working so hard. I hope that you have a fabulous break and that i see you all again soon. 

Best wishes from Mrs Mitchellnosmiley

Arts Week! Well done on creating such a fantastic gallery of paintings, based on the theme of Urban Pioneers and street art, you are all so creative!

Exploring our local area - On Wednesday 6th June, 3M walked into Ilkeston to visit the Smoothie Bar, the library and for a walk around some of our historic buildings.. Upstairs in the gallery at the Smoothie Bar, we were lucky enough to be greeted by some local artists who demonstrated some of their painting techniques. In the library we enjoyed learning about how Granby used to be and looking at old photographs. Well done 3M i was very proud of your behaviour.

Well done Leo Cappello - 3M Maths star of the week. Also well done to Lewis Elliott who was our star of the week .

Our Royal Wedding Celebrations!

On Friday 18th May, Year 3 held a celebration in honour of the Royal wedding. The children dressed in red,white and blue, took part in many activities that included a competition to make a royal cake, singing the national anthem and a wonderful dance routine in front of parents. Here you can see how the children decorated their own individual little cakes 🍰 πŸŽ‚ Many thanks to Mrs Drew for her kind contribution to award the winners of the cake competition.

Royal Wedding 🎩 πŸ‘°

The Royal Wedding - we have created our own flags and a dance to perform!! We hope that you can come and join us on Friday and help us to celebrate.

Year 3 Granby Bake Off!

Could you be the next Paul Hollywood? Or maybe you’re more of a Mary Berry?

On Friday 18th May we’re holding a Granby Bake Off in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

If you’d like to take part in the bake off, then you’ll need to make a scrummy cake! You can make it as simple or as detailed as you like but please

don’t include nuts!

Please include a list of ingredients with your cake.

Bring it in a suitable, named container.

Your creation will need to be brought in for the morning of May 18th and it will be entered into the Year 3 Granby Bake Off competition. This will be judged and prizes awarded for the winning cake from each class.

We look forward to seeing your amazing creations!

The Year 3 team.

Geography experts- today in 3M we have been comparing data about rivers of the world. We found where the equator was, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, continents and even the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. We then found an atlas to search for rivers in different countries.

On Friday 4th May 2018, we held our Assembly Awards and we were so pleased to see all of the parents. We were able to celebrate the achievements of each individual child which is so important to their progress.  Thanks to everyone and the effort made by the children.

Awards Assembly

In English we have been learning how to develop an opinion so as to debate a point of view. Are you for or against drinking bottled water? Why?

In PSHE we've been learning all about keeping safe! The NSPCC wants you to talk and be safe! Remember your PANTS!

River Poetry-Today 3M experimented with different styles of poetry: acrostic, list poems and free verse. I was very impressed by the creativity and word choice used by them all. Fabulous, well done.

3M enjoyed sampling different chocolate today as part of their product design. Mrs Mitchell ate far too much chocolate but had to sample it to ensure it wasn't poisonous! Luckily she survived!

Are you impressed by our impressionist style of painting? We painted in the style of a famous artist ,Claude Monet.

What a great first day back we had yesterday! We worked in groups to produce and share a presentation about what we already know about rivers.


Welcome back. 

I hope you have all had a lovely holiday eaten lots of chocolate and are ready to work extra hard during your last term in year 3laugh


This half term, our topic is 'Flow.'  We will be learning about rivers of the world and the water cycle, we will be taking samples of water and soil and testing the difference, we will even grow cress and find all about recycling.  Do you know how to protect your environment?



What river runs through London?

Where would you find the River Derwent?

The time has come!!!!! 

Can your child read the time from this clock? Can they work out how long they have left to play outside?

Can they tell you, to the nearest minute, what the clock shows?

If not, please work with us to help your child tell the time. 

Happy Easter from 3M 

Problem Solving


wow! what a fabulous lesson we had today! I thoroughly enjoyed sharing this problem with 3M. Do you remember the problem whereby there was a fox, farmer, chicken, a bag of grain and a boat and they all needed to get across the river? In what order should they go so that the chicken does not eat the grain and the fox does not eat the chicken? 

3M tried desperately to solve it using many methods. no Well done. 

Well done you spring term super readers in 3M

Sami loves reading, especially when he is allowed to choose what he wants to readno

3M loved our PSHE lesson this week discussing relationships and friends.

In 3M, we eventually got to dress up in our favourite book characters for World Book Day 2018, delayed by the snow interrupting our plans! We took part in lots of interesting activities and a good time was had by all.smiley

World Book Day 2018

Rising to a challenge.


Today, 3m had a challenge: What do we do if we find an activity too difficult for us?

Keep trying 3M πŸ‘

How do we get better at reading?


Amazingly, we get better at reading, by reading!πŸ“š


Please remember to read at least 3 times a weekπŸ“•




Welcome back to a half term learning about Predators.! How excitingsmiley

We will be researching about how they live and their place in the food chain, creating leaflets for the local zoo about crocodiles and also, hopefully, you will be bringing in some fantastic homework for us all to see. 

Pantomime Fame!!

Well done to Year 3 - you rose to the challenge. Your speaking, singing and acting skills have developed tremendously. I am very proud of you all for remembering lines and actions! 

What a busy day we have had today! Our maths lesson was all about comparing length, so we started by arranging ourselves in order from smallest to largest! -

Escape from Pompeii! - Imagine it is a warm sunny day and you are strolling across the grassy slopes of Mount Vesuvius but suddenly...................... the ground rumbles and black smoke and flames begin to spit out of the once peaceful hill. - Look carefully at our freeze frames to imagine how we would have felt.

We then wrote some open questions to ask a person who had survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and acted in role as those people. It was a great way to discover their thoughts and feelings.

Geography time! We used an atlas and Google Earth to locate Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii in Italy. We had great fun walking around the streets in Pompeii.

Coming soon is the year 3 performance of Snow White - the children are really excited and trying hard to learn their lines and songs. They all have a very important role in the production and we are really grateful for their hard work. Well done.

On Friday 19th January it is Democracy Day -

Hello 3M

Please remember our year 3 tasks: 

1)Learn your spellings ready for a Friday

2)Learn your 3x, 4x, and 8x tables (plus higher if you want to challenge yourself)smiley

3)Have your PE kit in school ready for Wednesday

4)Make sure your organiser is signed for a Friday.



Happy New Year to all of you. frown

This half term our new topic is called Tremors.  We will be learning some exciting facts about volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks and soils. You will be researching about what really happened when Mount Vesuvius errupted and what happened to Pompeii!




Wow! What fun we have had today! For homework we created volcanoes and then at school we have exploded them using vinegar and bicarb of soda. Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Allen were very impressed! 

We had a lovely time making Christmas crafts with our adults this afternoon! Thank you to all who could join us!

There's Snow Doubt About It!

These were super selling snowmen! 

A big thank you to the children who helped sell these on Friday evening at the Christmas Fair. These were made as part of an Enterprise project in Year 3 and we have raised £60 so far. We would also like to say a big thank you to Tesco who provided us with all of the socks, rice and ribbons! 


-If you missed out on buying a Snowman, there are still some available at £1 each. 

Lets Investigate!

Finding Multiples 

3M had great fun working in teams to find multiples of 5, 10, 4 and 8! 

Attracted to Science!

Why do magnets attract and repel? Watch us investigate! 

Skipping Champions! 

Skipping to success in 3M were Dylan and Oliver today! Fantastic! 

3M Love Chocolate - a fabulous day was had by all at Cadbury World. Well done for your outstanding behaviour as it was a super end to our topic.



On Wednesday, we made fabulous fruit kebabs, for our topic and they were delicious. 

Super Handwriting


Well done Katy Poole for earning your pen licence on Friday. smiley

Cross Country!

Congratulations to Jamie and Jasmine for taking part in the cross country event!


Reading Challenge!

We would like to say congratulations to Jasmine on her success in the reading challenge!

Well Done! smiley 

Happy Handwriting!

Congratulations to Maisie for being the first child in 3M to earn their pen licence! 

Well done! smiley


3M designed and made their own sweet treats today.

I think you will agree that they all look yummy! 

Thank you Tesco!

We had a fantastic morning being shown around some of the food areas of Tesco.

Wow! We watched a lady filleting a mackerel. 

How to prepare a mackerel!

Still image for this video

We tasted cheeses, we tasted fruit and we found which fruits and vegetables come from the UK. 

3M were all excellently behaved! 

A great morning! 


A busy maths lesson was enjoyed learning the place value of each digit. 

Welcome back

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Staying Safe Online


1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.


Year 3 Curriculum Overview (Cornerstones Units) 2017-18 National Curriculum (from gap analysis)


First half term

Second half term

Other Information




ILP Focus Design & Technology

English Recounts, Recipes & Instructions, Nonsense Poetry, Non-Chronological Reports, Adverts.

D & T Cooking & Nutrition

Art & Design Sculpture

Computing Web Searches, Emails

Geography Food Miles & Fair Trade

History Significant Individuals-James Lind

Mathematics Measures & Money

Languages Food Vocabulary

Music Vegetable Orchestra

PE Exercise

Science – Love to Investigate - Which is the Juiciest fruit?

Love to read – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

RE – 2.1 What do different people believe about God?

ICT- Coding

PE: Throwing and catching



Tribal Tales

ILP History

English Information Books, Adventure Stories, Fact Files, Letters, Poetry Using Similies & Metaphors

D & T Tool Design & Making, Building Structures

Art & Design Neolithic Art, Clay Beakers, Iron Age Jewellery

PSHE Thinking About the Lives of Others

Science Plants, Light, Working Scientifically

Science GAPS to be covered for magnets.

Love to read – Stig of the Dump


RE – 2.5 How & why do Christians follow Jesus?

The Christmas Story

ICT- Coding

PE: Gymnastics


Autumn 1: Food allergy letters, Cadbury World letters.

Warburtons/Tesco visit and watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film.

Cadbury World Trip – 17th October 2017

Children’s Targets to set

Salford Reading Test Cornerstones test 1 and 2 (Autumn 1)

Baseline-BEDSAM (Autumn 2)

Spag Test, Reading Test, Cornerstones test 3 (Autumn 2)

Pupil Progress dialogue sheet

Year 3 open afternoon working with parents- Christmas Activities




Year 3 Curriculum Overview (Cornerstones Units) 2017-18 National Curriculum (from gap analysis)


First half term

Second half term

Other Information



ILP Geography

English  Recounts, Historical Narrative, Narrative using Personification, Newspaper Reports, Poetry

Art & Design Sculpture, Photography

Computing Presenting Information

Geography Volcanoes and Earthquakes

History Ancient Rome- Pompeii

Music Composition

PE Outdoor & Adventure Challenges

Science- Love to Investigate- Why are trees tall? How do fossils form?

Love to read – What’s under the bed?

Year 3 Pantomime

RE – 2.11 Why is Pilgrimage so important to some religions?

ICT- Coding

PE: Games Skills – Invasion Games (Netball)



ILP Science

English Recounts, leaflets, poetry, dilemma stories, speeches.

Science Food chains, fossils, plant parts and functions, water transportation in plants, skeletal systems, working scientifically.

Art and Design 3D scale models

Computing algorithms, flow diagrams, online research, logical reasoning, graphics software, digital presentation.

DT selecting and using materials (collage and textiles)

Geography fieldwork, using maps to locate countries and continents.

PE comparing performances, competitive games.

Science – Love to investigate – What do owls eat? What are our joints for?

Love to read – The Sheep Pig

RE – 2.2 Why is Easter so important for Christians?

ICT- Coding

PE: Games Skills – Striking & Fielding (Rounders)


Spring 1:

Children’s Targets to revise

Spag Test, Reading Test, Cornerstones test 4

Book Bird of Prey experience

World Book Day

Safer Internet Day


Spring 2:

Book Visitor for multi-faith week

Spag Test, Reading Test, Cornerstones test 5

BEDSAM & Pupil progress dialogue sheet


Year 3 Curriculum Overview (Cornerstones Units) 2016-17 National Curriculum (from gap analysis)


First half term

Second half term

Other Information



ILP Geography

English Newspaper reports, journals, poetry, debate, instructions.

Science soil, aquatic plants, working scientifically.

Art and Design painting

Computing online research and communication.

DT mechanical systems, structures.

Geography fieldwork, using maps, water cycle, human and physical features, rivers of the world, counties and cities of the UK.

PE team challenges.

PSHE expressing opinions, feeling positive.

Science – Love to investigate – What is soil? How fast does water flow?

Love to read – Swallows and Amazons

RE – Muti-Faith week- Judaism

ICT- Coding

PE: Dance / Hockey


Urban Pioneers

ILP Art and Design

English Leaflets, free verse poetry, autobiography, email, signs and slogans.

Science Light and dark, sources and reflectors, shadows, sun safety, working scientifically.

Art and Design photography, graffiti art, observational drawing.

Computing digital maps, programming, audio recording, using search engines effectively.

Geography geographical skills and fieldwork.

History A local history study.

PSHE being safe, presenting own opinions.

Science – Love to investigate – Why do shadows change? What are sunglasses for?

Love to read – Emil and the Detectives, The Family from One End Street.



ICT- Coding

PE: OAA / Dodgeball


Summer 1:

Children’s Targets to revise

Spag Test, Reading Test, Cornerstones test 6

BEDSAM & Pupil progress dialogues

School Improvement Subject Plan

Strategy Logs/Pupil premium/FSM records    


NHS 560

Summer 2:

NHS 560

Spag Test, Reading Test, Cornerstones test 7

Review Performance Mgt.

New classes for next year & parents meeting

Transition / move up days

Trip to gallery or museum?

Walk to Shipley country park (pond dipping) or contact Erewash canal trust

Picnic in the Park  

End of year booklets