Lynwood Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6LR

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Huncoat Primary School


Year 3

The Year 3 classteacher is Miss D Wilmer.

Teaching support staff who work with pupils in Year 3 is Mrs Entwistle and Mrs Alderson 

A copy of the Year 3 curriculum overview can be downloaded below.

Year 3 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017


In the Spring term, Year 3 have learnt so much and have been really busy.

In Spring 1, our topic was ‘Rock and Roll’ where we looked at the Stone Age and fossils. We learnt lots about the Stone Age and what life was like back then. In Science, we looked at how fossils are made and even created some of our own. We then drew fossils, turned them into printing blocks and printed our pictures onto paper. Miss Pool was really impressed!

In Spring 2, our topic was ‘No Place like Home’ where we looked at our area. We have been using Digimaps to look at current and old maps of our area and how things have changed. We even had to measure our journey to school! Also this half term, we looked at Lights and Shadows in Science. We all learnt a lot about how light is reflected and how shadows are made.

On Thursday 16th March, we took part in Science Day. We linked that to our topic of Lights and Shadows and studied Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb. We observed closely the inside of a light bulb and conducted an investigation into what happens to the shadow when an object moves further away from the light source. Year 3 and 4 also had an exciting visit from real scientists – Mrs Green (a dietician) and Mrs Pollard (a nurse).

In Maths and Literacy this half term we have really been making super progress. We have focussed on using inverted commas, prepositions and adverbs in our writing. Everyone in Year 3 has written their own Folktale, a biography on Roger Hargreaves, studied Stig of the Dump and wrote a new chapter for it.

We have learnt how to read the time (and even made an enormous human clock in the hall)! We used fractions to work out whether mini bags of Haribos are fair and have done lots of work on our 3’s, 4’s and 8 times tables.

We are all really looking forward to the Summer Term where we will be studying Romans and Plants.