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Summer 2

Hi Penguins! I am very excited to start our Summer 2 learning. This is our last term together!

This is a very exciting term as we are going to Cadbury World! I can't wait to try lots of chooclate!

English - We are going to be reading The Great Kapok Tree and we will be starting this topic off with some drama!

Maths -  We will be learning all about shape and statistics. 

Geography - We will be learning all about the Amazon River and Rainforest. Could you find out some exciting facts ready to tell the class after half term?

PE - Penguins class will be going to forest school in Summer 2 and doing athletics PE!


Have a fantastic half term!


Miss Allen

English - Summer 1

Our book this term was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We started the term off by designing, making and evaluating our own chocolate biscuits! It was very yummy!

Coronation of the King - Summer 1

We celebrated the coronation of King Charles by created wild crowns, coronation portraits and by learning all about the King and his responsibilities!

Science - Summer 1

We have been learning about flowers and how each part has a different job role. we explored some flowers, and we are even growing some plants in our classroom!

Summer 1

Hi Penguins! I am very excited to start our Summer 1 learning. Now is the countdown until you head into year 4!

English - We are going to be reading Charlie and The Chocolate Factory! I LOVE this book and know you will love the first of our learning. Hint - it involves lots of biscuits!

Maths -  We will revisit fractions this term and then begin learning about money. 

History-  Our history topic this half term is 'The Ancient Civilisations of Sumer, the Indus Valley and Shang Dynasty China'. 

PE - Penguins class will be swimming during Summer 1 as well as learning to play cricket. Fingers crossed the weather is nice!


Have a fantastic Easter holiday!


Miss Allen

Spring 2 - Maths

In maths we have been learning about measurement. Over the term we have learnt about gram, kilograms, litres and millilitres. 

Spring 2 - Science

In science, we have been learning all about shadows. We have conducted various experiments to see how different light sources affect the size and length of a shadow. 

Spring 2- DT

We baked our own bread rolls! We decided on a shape and then tasted them at home. They were delicious!

Spring 1 - PE

We were very lucky to receive a free session of archery from Premier Sports. We all really enjoyed ourselves and were able to hit the target by the end!

Spring 1

Hi Penguins! I am very excited to start our Spring 1 learning when we return after Christmas!

English - We will be writing our own narrative using the book 'The Queen's Nose'. Remember to be playing on spelling shed!

Maths -  We will carry on with our multiplication and division learning. Keep practicing those 3,4 and 8 times tables at home! Remember to play on TTRS as well. 

History-  I am very excited about our history topic this term - Ancient Egypt! Can you find out any facts in the holidays to tell me when we come back?

PE - Penguins class will be swimming during Spring 1 as well as learning to play hockey and learning Egyptian dances!

Science - Our new science topic is light and shadows. Hopefully we will be able to do lots of experiments over the term to support our learning. 


Have a fantastic Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in 2023!


Miss Allen

Computing Autumn 2

We have been learning all about inside a tablet and a computer. We built our own tablets and laptops. 

Art Autumn 2

Our topic this half term has been prehistoric art. We have created our own cave walls and then made our own paints using natural resources. 

Forest School Autumn 2

We have really enjoyed our forest school learning this term. We have been building dens, swings, painting, making objects with clay and playing lots of games!

Autumn 2 RE

We were very lucky to receive a visit from Major Gary Chaundy from the Salvation Army. He spoke to us about our RE topic- what is it like to follow God and the Salvation Army's mission. 

Autumn 2 RE


In RE, we have learnt the story of Noah. We created freeze frames to show different scenes of the story, we then used the skill of thought tapping to show the characters thoughts. 

National Poetry Day 2022

Autumn 1


We created our own version of 'The Dreamer' by Brian Moyes. Look on the website video centre to hear our ideas. 

History Autumn 1

In History, we are learning about The Stone Age to the Iron Age. We started our learning by looking at cave paintings. Miss Allen got us to go outside to collect 'natural tools' and then paint under our tables to make it feel like we were in a cave!

Orienteering Autumn 1

During our PE lessons we have been having Orienteering and Outdoor Adventure sessions. So far we have learnt different map symbols, learnt to follow a map and key and followed a directional map. 

Maths Autumn 1


In maths we have been learning about place value of numbers. We have been using dienes and place value counters to show hundreds, tens and ones. 

DT Autumn 1


In DT this term we will be creating our own magical themed cushions! We have started the topic off by practicing a running stitch. Have a look at the pictures below to see how we got on!

Welcome to Penguins!


What an action-packed year of fun learning we have ahead of us!


Please see below for some key reminders and updates for you to ensure we start off the year smoothly:


  • The school day now starts at 8.40am for Year 3. The school gates will be open at 8.30am, so please ensure your child is on the playground and ready to line up to enter the classroom when the whistle blows at 8.35am. Learning begins at 8.45am, so it is extremely important that your child is in school on time to ensure they don't miss any vital learning.
  • Now the children are in Year 3, they have access to Tuck Shop at break times. Children can choose to purchase a piece of toast, a crumpet, a cookie, a yogurt or a piece of fruit daily if they wish. Orders for this will be taken during registration time. Children must bring their own money for this.
  • Forest School and Swimming will be on a Thursday afternoon this half term. Please ensure your child has both kits in school for the first week as we will be sorting groupings out on the day. A further update will be posted to inform you if Forest School kit or Swimming kit is needed moving forward. A reminder that children need long trousers and spare trainers/wellies for Forest School and a full swimming costume/swim shorts and a swim hat for swimming. If you would like your child to wear goggles, we need a signed permission note to inform us of this. Girls must have their hair tied back and earrings for all children must be removed. 
  • PE will be on a Friday afternoon this half term. Correct PE kit is needed moving forward into this academic year. Black or white shorts or jogging bottoms with no logos on them and a plain white t-shirt. If your child does not have correct kit, they will be given one to wear from school supplies.
  • Please ensure everything that belongs to your child is clearly labelled as to avoid missing items as the term progresses.
  • Reading records will be checked every Monday morning. Children are encouraged to read at least 5 times a week at home and children completing this task will be rewarded with a reading raffle ticket each week. We will be keeping a track of this this year to ensure children are bringing in their records weekly. 
  • Something new for Year 3! Home Learning tasks will be set weekly from Week 2 on TTRockstars and Spelling Shed. Children will be shown how to access these tasks in school and logins will be sent home during the first week back. 


I can't wait to get started!  Please remember to check back here to see our super learning this year in Penguins!