GSO Test

Welcome to Year Three!

 Our class teacher is Miss Russell and our teaching assistant is Ms Phelps.

Year 3 Curriculum


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES." -William James

What another fabulous week here in Year 3. I am so proud of all the hard work we have been doing and everything we have achieved so far. Keep up the hard work Year 3!

In English, we have been writing our own versions of Cinderella of the Nile. We focussed on using ambitious adjectives and similes to create effective character and setting descriptions to help the reader really imagine the story. One simile that stood out was, ‘the pirate hid in the bushes like a tiger stalking it’s pray’. I’ve been blown away with what we have written so far and can’t wait to see the finished stories next week.

In maths, we have been using our place value knowledge to mentally add and subtract ones and tens to 3-digit numbers. Next week, we will continue to learn more mental methods as well as some formal methods to add and subtract.

In R.E, we began looking at the big picture of the Bible by exploring the concepts ‘creation’ and ‘fall’ and how they fit into the Old Testament. In science, we explored how some materials are magnetic by seeing which ones were attracted to the magnets. In history, we became explorers by finding an ancient artefact and describing what it looked like to the rest of our group. In computing, we began designing our own backgrounds and characters on Scratch for our own animations. In Spanish, we learnt some classroom instructions which we will be using in class next week.

National Fitness Day 2021 – Wednesday 22nd September 2021

At St Peter’s, we value the importance of regular physical activity to enhance both mental and physical well-being of all children. In honour of National Fitness Day, every year group took part in the daily mile, either around the school playground or around Ravenscourt Park. The children did amazingly and all tried their very best – even the teachers did! Remember, we have a weekly KS2 running club with Mr Thomas and Mr Correia, which the children can attend if they wish. There is still chance to sign up; we have some talented runners in the school.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES." -William James

In English, we have been immersing ourselves into the alternative fairy tale 'Cinderella of the Nile'. We immersed ourselves in the story by creating freeze frames for different parts and writing a diary entry from the perspective of Rhodopis (Cinderella) where we described her feelings throughout each part of the story. We built up to finding all the features in the story to help us when we write our own versions next week.

 In maths, we have been focussing on how to compare and order 3-digit numbers and revised everything we have learned in our place value topic. Next week, we will begin applying our understanding of place value to solve additions and subtractions. 

In science, we conducted an investigation to see how different surfaces affect how a car moves down a ramp. We found that smoother surfaces mean a car will move quicker. In RE, we began exploring the 'Bible's Big Picture' and learnt that the Bible is made up of many different books and was written over many years. In Spanish, we began looking at greetings and how to have a simple Spanish conversation. We now respond to the register with buenos días in the mornings and buenas tardes in the afternoons. In History, we went on an archeological excavation to Ancient Egypt where we looked through the tombs. 

It was also lovely to meet you all on the virtual open classroom on Tuesday evening. In case you missed it, here's what we discussed:

  • Please make sure your children are reading every day and you are making a note in the yellow reading diary each time they have read. I have added some questions into the reading folders to help with the children's comprehension skills. 
  • Homework will be set on Google Classroom. Friday homework is due on Monday and Monday homework is due on Friday. 
  • Reading books are to be changed every Monday and Thursday.
  • P.E. is on Tuesday and Friday. On Friday they should come to school in their PE kit. 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Russell


"I haven't failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work"

-Thomas Edison

Happy Friyay!

We have had another amazing week in Year 3! I've been so impressed with the learning and the standard of work in Year 3 already!

In English, we started immersing ourselves into the world of alternative fairy tales by looking at Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes'. We finished the week by creating our very own villain and writing a character description all about them. Next week, we will begin looking at the alternative fairy tale ‘Cinderella of the Nile’.

In maths, we have been focussing on understanding the value of each digit in a 3-digit number and then we placed these numbers on a number line all the way to 1000! Next week, we will be comparing 3-digit numbers and the value of the digits.

In science, we explored forces by looking at pushes and pulls. In PSHE, we worked in groups to complete a tangram challenge and created a list of what we could do to work better as a team. In history, we looked at some key facts about the Ancient Egyptians.


"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud'

-Maya Angelou

We have had a wonderful start to Year 3. I am so proud of how well the children have settled into Key Stage 2 and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and hear about everything they got up to over the summer. They have shown such enthusiasm and determination to achieve great things already, which has been lovely to see. 

Over the last few days, we have been doing lots of activities to help us to get to know each other. We have been busy creating our own mini version of our favourite books - it looks like we have lots of Harry potter fans in Year 3! 

I am really looking forward to this year and all of the fun we are going to have in Year 3. 

A few notices:

  • PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Friday. 
  • Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that you read with your child each night and sign the reading diary. Please also write when the book is finished, so that we know to change the reading book. Thank you.
  • Our ‘Virtual Open Evening’ will be on Tuesday 14th September from 5:40 – 6:00pm. In the session, we will share key information about Year 3 and what we will be doing throughout the year.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Russell