Welcome to Year 3

 Who are we?

We are 7 and 8 year old pupils and we are the first class in Key Stage 2.  Throughout Year 3, we begin to take greater responsibility for our learning and ourselves. We are encouraged to develop our thinking and investigative skills to help us to learn and discover things on our own.

Who teaches us?

Mrs Houghton is our class teacher and Mrs Lawrence is our teaching assistant.

What do we do?

In Year 3, we work with greater independence and increasing confidence. We are also expected to share our thoughts and ideas and to take responsibility for others. We help to look after some of the younger children in school and at the end of the year we look forward to meeting our ‘buddies’ in the Nursery class and introducing them to the main part of the school.

We are grouped into ‘country’ teams in Year 3 for various tasks. Each country will have its own week for news.  We can bring in an object, photograph or book (or similar)  to talk about with the rest of the class. We try hard to link our news item to our topic! 

Our topics this year are:

Autumn Term – Food, Glorious Food!, Extreme Earth

Spring Term – Stone, Iron and Bronze, Our Local Area

Summer Term – The Romans, Brazil


In computing this term, Year 3 have been learning about coding. We have been creating (and debugging) simple algorithms to create games on the development application 'Kodu'. So far we have designed and created racing and collecting games! 

Pizza Express Visit

Year 3 enjoyed a visit to Pizza Express last week as part of our 'Food, Glorious Food' topic. We became Pizzaiolos (pizza chefs!) and tasted different ingredients before making our own delicious pizzas.

Useful Information

Trip to the Great North Museum.