Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Our Learning Journey this term is “If these walls could talk“.

We will be researching how people lived in the past through the Victorian era.

Brighton has a rich and vibrant Victorian history. You may live in a Victorian house! As you walk around Brighton and spot anything that may be Victorian – please make as many links to our topic as possible to help bring it alive.

Click here to do some online research about the Victorians!

Holly Class

Miss Ahmed, Mrs Haisell and Mrs Dunford


Horse Chestnut Class

Mrs Rees, Mrs Smith and Mrs Cottrell


PPA cover

Mrs Maloney



Dear Parents and Carers of Holly and Horse Chestnut Class,

As part of our current topic, we would like the children to experience being a Victorian servant for the day at Preston Manor. Preston Manor is a local attraction located adjacent to Preston Park. It provides a rich opportunity for children to immerse themselves in a topic and learn more about what life was like in Victorian times.

The trip is scheduled for Wednesday 6th November. It will be within normal school hours although please be prepared for a slightly later finish at 3.20pm, if traffic is bad moving through Brighton on our return trip.

Children will need to bring a packed lunch for the day. Please feel free to provide them a Victorian style packed lunch to keep our theme alive (e.g. crusty bread, cheese, apples and oranges, small jam tart, chicken: anything that you would be able to get locally if you lived in Victorian times. Please do google for more inspiration!) If your child is entitled to a free school dinner, and you would like them to have a school packed lunch provided for the trip, please inform the office by Tuesday 5th November so that this can be arranged. If you do not inform the office, we will assume that you are instead providing their packed lunch for the trip.

To make the trip exciting and allow children to get fully into character, we recommend that they use their Victorian costumes that they have worn earlier this term for Victorian Day. The cost will be £12.50, which will include the cost of the coach there and back, as well as the experience included at Preston Manor.

Please note this is a voluntary contribution however, without the money the trip is unlikely to take place.

To pay for the trip, please log in to Parent Pay and follow the directions to complete the payment. We will assume that permission has been granted for the trip when payment is made.

Many Thanks,

The Year 3 Team