3D – Miss Derbyshire

3DS – Mrs Davidson-Sault

3M – Miss Matthews

TA’s – Mrs Thatcher, Mrs Cole, Mrs Hogg, Mrs Perry and Mrs Smith

Some of our ‘best bits‘ from our last project ‘Who Likes Olives?’  

Term 5 and 6 – What Makes Britain Great?

Over the next two terms Year 3 will be learning all about where we live – Great Britain! We will be finding out which countries make up the United Kingdom and developing our map skills to be able to locate and name each country and its capital city. We will also be discussing the physical features of our country such as rivers and land use. We will be flying back through time to discover key monarchs in British history and identify each flag that makes up the United Kingdom.

In term 5 our science focus will be on plants! We will be looking very closely at a flowering plant to identify and name the function for each part of the flower and develop our understanding of how plants grow and what they need to be able to do this well. We may even try and grow some of our own class plants! We will then move onto looking into the relationship between light and shadow in Term 6. We aim to understand which objects have shadows and when shadows form. We will even create our own shadow puppets!

What Makes Britain Great Project Web

A copy of our 2018/19 Information Booklet can be found here:

booklet year 3 2018

A copy of our Year 3 Arithmetic Methods Booklet can be found here:

Year 3 Arithmetic Methods Booklet

Key dates for Term 5: 

Term Begins: Tuesday 23rd April

Warburtons Visit to 3M: Wednesday 24th April

WOW Event: (To wear red, white and blue) Thursday 2nd May

Ukulele Performance: Thursday 2nd May 2:30 pm

Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May

Trip to LEGOLAND: Friday 24th May

Last Day of Term: Friday 24th May

Key dates for Term 6: 

Term Begins: Monday 3rd June

3M Class Assembly: Tuesday 11th June

3DS Class Assembly: Thursday 13th June

3D Class Assembly:  Friday 14th June

Summer Fair: Friday 28th June

Last Day of the Year: Monday 22nd July

INSET Day: Tuesday 23rd July

PE Times: 

3DS – Tuesday pm with Mr Boon

3D – Friday pm with Mr Boon

3M – Tuesday am with Mr Evans

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 and record this in their reading record – 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.

Homework will be given out every Friday, to be returned back every Thursday. The children will be required to complete a maths and English challenge given in their homework books, which will relate to the learning the children have been focusing on during the week.

Please ensure children arrive at school with all belongings clearly labelled with their name and class. In year 3 children no longer have fruit provided therefore are able to come to school with a healthy snack or 50 p for morning break time.

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.