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Class 3     Mrs Matthews  

Welcome to Year 3!

The class teacher in Year 3 is Mrs Matthews and other members of staff include Mrs Scott and Mrs Pearce. We absolutely love working with the children in year 3 and enjoy sharing lots of fun and exciting lessons with them. Here’s a little information about what to expect in this class.

As the first class in Key Stage 2 Year 3 is an exciting year of change! The children come upstairs for the first time and are introduced to more structure as they develop in maturity.

As we follow an exciting and broad curriculum, we link learning across all areas of the curriculum. Lessons are varied and fun, incorporating active and kinaesthetic learning, as well as more formal sessions too.

In the Autumn term we explore the exciting scientific topic of ‘Rock and Soils’, learn all about the ‘Stone Age’ and share the exciting text ‘Iron Man’ in our literacy. In times of no Covid-19 we usually complete the first half term with an exciting visit to the Stone Age Village at Murton Park near York; it’s such an exciting day, outdoors and living in the village, farming, hunting, cave painting, grinding corn and making beaker pots. It’s well and truly the highlight of Autumn in Year 3!

‘Natural Disasters’ is always a very popular topic in year 3 and links very nicely to our non-fictional work in literacy, as well as our science topic ‘Forces and Magnets’. Other science topics include ‘Animals, including Humans’ and ‘Plants’ too. The children really enjoy our practical investigations in year 3 as they begin to learn how to create a fair test.

The work we share surrounding the ‘Vikings’ is always very popular too. It usually involves an exciting ‘Viking Day’ when we either invite experts in to share their knowledge with the children or create our very own ‘Viking Day’!

In February we usually also take part in the Mrs Sunderland Festival at the Town Hall; the children practise and then perform a collection of wonderful songs and perform them along with other schools in the Town Hall. This is always a truly wonderful and exciting event.

As older members of our school the children begin to get the opportunity to take part in more extra-curricular sporting events and competitions too; gymnastics, netball, cross country, rugby and football, for example are very popular events.

We have a very busy year in class 3 as we share a wide range of fun and exciting topics and lessons. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me on



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