Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!

We are Year 3 children and we are taught by Mrs Humphriss and our teaching assistants are Miss Watts, Mrs Hallam and Miss Tabreham.



Here are our latest newsletters.

letter to parents summer term 1

flow diagram nature detectives year 3

Eid party



 In class 3 our PE days are  Tuesday and Wednesday (swimming). Please make sure that PE kit is in school on these days and is suitable for  the possibility of going outdoors for PE. Children especially need trainers for outdoor PE.  Remember that long hair needs to be tied back too.

swimming letter

Spellings are  given out on a Monday and need to learnt ready for a test the following week. .

 Maths homework (22-6-18)  .No homework – relax and enjoy the sunshine after all of your hard work during assessment week!.

English homework. (22-6–18) No homework – relax and enjoy the sunshine after all of your hard work during assessment week!.

This half term…

Well done to everyone for such hard work on your Ancient Egypt homework. Here is a picture of some of our work.

We have been learning about nutrition and healthy lifestyles. We made model healthy meals.

We have had had great fun making salt dough fossils, designing and making our own pencil cases out of felt and baking Spring biscuits.

Class 3 excelled themselves with their performances during the Easter Entertainment. We had lots of children performing to the whole school including musicians, dancers and joke tellers. We also performed our writing song. This was a real highlight of the year for me as all children joined in with great enthusiasm and energy. In our last piece of extended writing I could see children singing the song quietly to remind themselves what skills they needed to show in their written work. Great job Class 3!



What a week! Thornbridge was a really amazing adventure. We braved the cold weather and the children approached all activities with energy and enthusiasm. As adults we were delighted to notice how positive and supportive the children were. There was a real sense of family and belonging. Although the weather was bitterly cold we wrapped up warm and managed to do all of the activities we had planned including a great sin-song around the camp fire in the evening. The following day we walked along the Monsal Trail and saw some amazing icicles and mini frozen waterfalls, it was truly beautiful. The highlight for many was the walk through the Headstone Tunnel! Then of course the snow came when we got back! Well done to everyone for a fabulous week!

More pictures of Thornbridge have been posted on Class Dojo.


Enterprise week

Congratulations to all of Class 3 who have worked brilliantly together during Enterprise week. We sold photo frame holders, joke books and volcano kits. For the first time ever, we sold out of all of our products well before the end of the day. We had an exciting draw in our skittles game and had to have a champions final to decide on winners. The photo booth was also very popular and we have been busily printing and delivering the pictures. We also designed and printed our own T shirts. The profits will be counted and we will then decide how we want to spend them. It has been an excellent week with lots of opportunities to develop skills in real context. Well done Team 3!

Friday 9th February

We have had an amazing week! On Tuesday we had an awesome workshop and performance of Macbeth. We explore how feelings can be communicated by our faces and body language. We used our voices to create a mood by talking at different volumes. The workshop session finished with us making fake blood. which was used by the actors in the performance. We all understood much more about the play after this workshop and it has made us all want to find out more about Shakespeare and his plays.


We also began archery this week. Everyone worked really hard and encouraged their team!

Friday 2nd February

We would like to thank everyone who came to the Thornbridge meeting this week. If you missed it, please feel free to pop in and ask any questions. We are collecting plastic bottles for next Friday. If you have any clean, empty plastic bottle (1, 1/12 or 2 litres) please bring them into school. Many thanks!!

Friday 26th January

This week we have held our School Council elections. We would like to say a huge well done to everyone who put themselves forward to be a class representative. All children spoke enthusiastically about being a School Councillor. The vote was very close!

In Maths this week we have been learn about subtraction and trying out the column method. Our English work has focused on scripts. We have done some great acting and performing. This has helped us understand how scripts work and will enable us to begin to write our own.

The library van visited this week and we really enjoyed the opportunity to choose some new books for our class library. Here is a picture of us enjoying our books while we waited for everyone to have a turn in the library van.

Friday 19th January

What a great week we have had! This week our volcanoes have been made and erupted!! The children have worked really hard writing instructions on how to do this.They have  used all of the important features of instruction writing really effectively. Watch this space as next week, after editing we will put some onto the website so that you can have a go at home! Here is a picture of one of our volcanoes as it erupts!


Friday 12th January

What an amazing first week back! Class 3 have come back to school full of enthusiasm and a great attitude to their learning. We are learning all about volcanoes this half term and had a great session making our own model Earth’s out of modelling clay, showing the different layers. We also had a fabulous  session thinking about what makes a effective set of instructions, by making a model out of Lego. Great fun !

Next week we will be making volcanoes, so if you have any spare newspapers please bring them in on Monday.

Photographs of this week will be uploaded early next week.

Friday 22nd December

A huge well done to everyone for their hard work, concentration and singing in our Christmas play!! The acting and narrating were brilliant, you all deserve a well earned rest!

Friday 15th December

Well done to everyone for their contributions to our Carol Service at St John’s. Particular mention to our readers who were awesome!!

Friday 8th December

We have had a busy week of work, rehearsals and a visit to St. John’s Church. At church we found out about how Christian’s worship.


Our Advent tree is filling up with lots of ideas for good deeds and little acts of kindness!

Tuesday 5th December

In our English today we learned about Dane-Geld.

The children then learned verses of a poem called Dane-Geld by Rudyard Kipling and performed these all together as a class.  The children were very proud of themselves when they heard their poem – we were proud of them too!

Friday 1st December

We have had a great week of rehearsals this week. Thank you for all of your support in helping learn lines.

This week we have been planning and writing a leaflet all about the Vikings. Everyone has worked really hard and there have been big smiles of satisfaction and pride at a job well done!

As December has now started, we have begun an advent of kindness. Each day we have a small challenge that will brighten someone’s day. It would be lovely if these challenges are continued at home. Today’s challenge is: Pass someone something they need. A small gesture that could make a big difference.

Friday 24 November

This week we have tried a new morning routine. We are moving to music which is great fun and gets our brains working. We are even learning the instructions in French!

Thank you for all of the contributions for the new Anti-bullying design. The standard has been very high and we will let you know the result as soon as we can.

Friday 17th November

This week our main focus has been anti-bullying. We have used role play to explore what bullying is, how it feels and what we can do to stop it from happening. Class 3 have shown great empathy and support for each other during these sessions. We have also had a lot of fun with role play! The serious side of this work is that children feel equipped to take action if they see bullying happening, or experience it themselves.

As you will know today we have come to school in our pyjamas for Children In Need. Miss Tabreham has lead us in a fabulous Zumba session in PE. We have loved it!!!




Friday 10th November

We have  had a great week back after our half term holiday. We have started to read Matilda by Roald Dahl, this has resulted in some excellent work including some hot seating. Alec pretended to be a parrot who had been hidden up a chimney and answered questions about the experience. This helped us to think about the consequences of Matilda’s actions and explore feelings. We then went on to begin to debate her actions. Great work Class 3!


Friday 20th October

This week has been our multicultural maths week. We have had a brilliant week doing all sorts of maths with a link to other cultures. We have been using French vocabulary to measure different parts of our bodies. We have also been using each others expertise to learn to count to 10 in a range of different languages. As a whole class we have used a mixture of visuals, songs, stories and actions to learn to count to 10 in Japanese. See if your child can remember and teach you!

In this picture we are counting to 10 in Romanian.


We have also been learning about Diwali. We have use coloured rice to make Rangoli patterns, thinking about shape, colour and symmetry. We also drew our own Rangoli patterns onto nets and made cube boxes.

We have also been using our measuring, weighing and halving skills to make Diwali treats!

We finished the week with a mass dance in the hall with year 4, where we learned some dance moves to Jai Ho!




Friday 13th October

In our science this week we have been learning all about forces. Here we are experimenting with push and pull forces!


Friday 6th October

To finish off our work thinking about Harvest and being thankful, we have made spiced apple chutney! This has been lots of fun and has given us an opportunity to weigh and measure ingredients for a real purpose. We have also designed labels and thought about the ingredients that have gone into our chutney. Everyone has worked brilliantly as a team and we now have a tasty way of preserving Autumn apples to enjoy during the colder weeks ahead.

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Wednesday 4th October

This week we have been thinking about Harvest and what we are thankful for. We have used salt dough to create Autumn wreaths. Here is a picture of our work.


The children have loved modelling with salt dough and some have asked for the recipe, so here it is…

3 cups of plain flour, 1 1/2 cups of salt, I cup of water and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Mix it all together, you may need to add a bit more water or flour. I found it worked best when left overnight in an airtight container. Good luck!


Class 3 showed excellent  communication and team building skills this week in PE. We worked in groups to get across the river, avoiding the sharks and making sure we didn’t leave anyone behind!




Friday 15th September

This week we have started our work on Vikings. We have looked at why people might move and what the difference is between invaders and settlers. The children have impressed me with their thoughtful observations. In literacy we have been writing amazing sentences using excellent word choices and punctuation!



We have had a fabulous first week, the children have worked really hard and settled in beautifully !

Here is a picture of our first display. Can you find the silhouette of someone you know?