Churchend Primary Academy

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Class Information

The adults in Year 3 working to support and care for the children:


Shark Class:

Mrs McAloon - Class Teacher (Monday - Tuesday)

Mrs Hughes - Class Teacher (Wednesday - Friday)


Penguin Class:

Miss Jameson - Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Mrs McAloon - Class Teacher (Wednesday)


Mrs Bexx is our Class Teaching Assistant and works across both classes. 


Working across Year 3 classes to support children with additional needs:

Miss Taylor

Miss Rance

Mrs Smith

Miss Strange

VIPERS Questions: Use these when reading with your child at home

Parkour taster session

This morning we were lucky enough to have a session of parkour. The children were so enthusiastic and were very agile over the equipment! We saw some amazing jumps and many children even tried to do a back flip!

We were so fortunate to have Mrs Desai (Secondary School Science Teacher) join us on Monday to help us with our work on Rocks and Soils. We worked as Geologists, observing 3 different types of rock to decide which would be the most suitable to use as a path. We scratched the rocks with nails, rulers and rubbed them with sandpaper. Apologies if the children came home a little messy but they did have a lot of fun and made some fantastic observations!

We had great fun today in Maths. We worked in groups to measure and record the distance we could jump. Some of us even managed to jump over 2m! We added our measurements together to compare distances. Check out some of our action shots!

The Year 3's had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day! Thank you to our lovely parents for arranging their super costumes! We made bookmarks, enjoyed listening to stories and shared our favourite books with our friends and the Reception children. 

We had a fantastic time at Lousehill Copse today. The children studied the local environment, looked for signs of animal life and found various plants to measure and record. 

Year 3 are learning about length and perimeter at the moment in Maths. We went into the Forest School, found some different sized items and measured them. We then recorded these measurements in both centimetres and millimetres. 

The children explored the Forest School this afternoon during PSHE.

It was very cold and fresh as we walked to the woods this morning but we found icy leaves, frost covered grass and a whole new world to explore! We played some games, found green things, sticky things and things with 5 points. In groups we used natural resources to create Christmassy scenes - take a look at our creations. Can you spot what we made? 

As part of our Romans topic, we studied the ancient art of mosaic making. We learnt about what materials are used to make mosaics, how the tesserae are tessellated and explored some modern mosaic artists. The children then designed and created their own mosaics. They were so proud of their creations!

In Design Technology, we looked at the ancient innovation of aqueducts. We explored why the Romans built them, how their designs made them functional and then designed our own. We had to think of different ways to stabilise our structures and ensure they met the design brief. We tested them out using marbles and were excited to see them in action!

Black History Month

The Year 3 pupils started off Black History Month with a fantastic African Drumming Workshop. We then learnt about a Reading-born artist named Merissa Hylton. She creates bright, bold pieces. We were inspired by some of her pieces based on the Adinkra symbols of West Africa. We each chose an Adinkra symbol and then painted it. We have also enjoyed reading books by black authors and those that have featured characters of colour.

The Year 3 pupils have been learning about Hinduism in R.E. We celebrated Diwali by listening to the story of Rama & Sita, baking a traditional savoury snack called nampakpara and enjoyed seeing beautiful rangoli patterns. 

As part of our Romans topic, the Year 3 pupils visited the ancient city of Calleva Atrebatum (in what we now know as Silchester). We walked along the old city walls, saw the ruins of the amphitheatre, played some Roman games and reenacted a battle scene.