Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3’s Spring Learning Journey is ‘Lightning and Bolts’

We are starting a very exciting new learning  journey ‘Lightning and Bolts’ which will have a strong science focus on magnets, electricity and light.
There are some exciting simple experiments you can do at home on Youtube:
The following websites may be of interest to you to look at with your child. If you decide to do some extra research either using the internet, or books from the library, we are always keen for children to share new knowledge around our topic with the class.
In Art we will be looking at how sculptures affect our environment so please look carefully at art and sculptures you see around Brighton and discuss it with your child. We will be making sculptures out of found materials.
Our English will be inspired by the Ted Hughes book The Iron Man which is a great platform for thinking about environmental issues. If you can get hold of The Iron Woman, also by Ted Hughes, and read it with your child that would be lovely. This book also looks at our environment and how we should protect it. Please also continue reading regularly with your child.


Horse Chestnut

Monday- Indoor PE

Thursday- Swimming (please ensure that your child has a swimming cap, children are not allowed to swim without one)


Thursday- Outdoor PE

Friday- Indoor PE

Please ensure long hair is tied up and that your child comes to school in suitable PE clothes, school uniform for indoor PE. Please remove or tape earrings.

Holly Class

Ms Ahmed (Teacher) & Mrs Dunford (TA)

Horse Chestnut Class

Mr de Castilho (Teacher), Mrs Rees (Teacher), Mr James (TA), Mrs Mockford (INA) & Miss Fawcett (INA)

PPA cover

Mr  Prue


Homework is sent out every fortnight. Copies of the homework grids and sheets can be be found on the homework page:

Spelling Practice

Some parents have requested some spellings to practice at home. These are the statutory Y3 and 4 spellings which you could use if you would like to extend your child’s learning.

Spelling Word List (PDF)

Healthy Snacks

Please remember our healthy school’s policy by providing fruit or vegetables for snack time. On swimming days, you may want something more substantial such as a healthy sandwich or oatcakes. Crisps and chocolate are not part of our policy. Thank you.