3D – Miss Derbyshire

3H – Mr Hanson

3M – Miss Matthews

TA’s – Mrs Thatcher, Mrs Cole, Mrs Hendy


Welcome to Year 3

A copy of our Information Booklet can be found here:

booklet year 3

Spring 1 and 2 

Our new project is called ‘Who likes Olives?’ which is all about Ancient Greece.  We will be exploring the timeline of events in Ancient Greece and key events that have shaped the modern world. We will also be looking at how life in Ancient Greece is different to today. We will be learning how to use an atlas to locate Greece on a map, thinking about who their allies and enemies may have been. At the end of Term 3, we will be visiting Bristol Museum’s Greek Exhibition, where we can put all of our learning to the test! Our science focus this term is Forces and Magnets, where we will explore the push and pull forces and experiment with magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

Greek Project Web


Key Dates

Bristol Museum Trip – January 30th (3D), January 31st (3H), February 1st (3M).

End of Term 1 – Thursday 8th February.

INSET day  – Friday 9th February.

Term 2 begins – Monday  19th February.

Parents Evenings – 27th & 28th February.

World Book Day – Thursday 1st March (Dressing up).

Term 2 ends – Friday 23rd March.


P.E Times

3M – Wednesday Morning

3H – Friday Morning

3D – Friday Afternoon


Rights Respecting Schools

West Town Lane Academy is a Rights Respecting School. This means that all of the children are made aware of their rights as outlined by the UN convention. It is important that they understand that these are what they are ALL entitled to have and no-one can take these away from them. Every class has a charter outlining some of these rights. They look great so keep an eye out as you are around the classrooms.

General Information

Every day, the children will have an English and Maths lesson as a whole class. Afternoons will be filled with foundation subjects, all set within the context of our current project.

The children now change their own reading book in the school library. We will take them down once a week but the children can change their books more frequently if needed. Now that their books are longer we encourage children to not rush through them and even try re-reading a book before changing it. They should be able to recall the story’s events, describe the characters and identify language patterns such as rhyming in the book they are reading. Please try to listen to your child read regularly – this can even be for only 10 minutes. If they read to themselves, help their learning by asking them questions about what they have read.

The best time to speak to your class teacher is at the end of the day, after all the children have left. Occasionally due to meetings this will not be possible. However, we will always be happy to arrange an alternative time to talk to you.