Year 3 Archive

Blog Archive


15 July 2022

Carnival Celebrations!

This week was the second week of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) fortnight, which was rounded off with the wonderful carnival and parade! Today, we...


8 July 2022

Flowers Galore!

This week was our first week of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) fortnight, and we have been doing some really exciting learning. We spent a...


1 July 2022

Art Attack

The next two weeks of school are going to look a little different to normal. They are called the STEAM weeks (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) and...


24 June 2022

Sports Spectacular

What a wonderful sunny week! We’ve had yet another great week of learning as well as some extra special events. The most notable was of course… SPORTS DAY!!!...


17 June 2022

Our Eddington

Alongside the glorious weather we have also done lots of glorious learning! In English, we created our own Diary’s based on Ann Fine’s ‘Diary of a killer cat’....


15 June 2022

Showcasing our best angle

It has been a great and learning filled start to the final half term of this academic year! In English, we have been completing an author study. We...


27 May 2022

Jubilee Glee

Happy half term! We are so proud of what the children in Year 3 have achieved this half term, including designing and creating shadow puppet theatres, writing scripts...


20 May 2022

Shadow Shenanigans

Wow – what a great week of exciting learning, sunshine and creativity! In Topic, we continued making and decorating our shadow puppet theatres. We created screen for our...


13 May 2022

Shadow Puppet Painting

Thank you SO much for all your cardboard boxes – this is what we needed them for!!! We took the first steps towards creating our shadow puppet theatres...


6 May 2022

Mythical Magic

This week, year 3 have been continuing to explore this term’s shadow play topic. This has seen us testing different materials for the upcoming shadow puppet theatre and...


29 April 2022

Recounting our adventure

In English we have been recounting our experience last week in relation to the mythical Eddington Beast. We explored past tense verbs and how they can be regular...


22 April 2022

A Mystical, Mythical Week

This week we have had a roaring start to our summer term. We started our week by hearing about a mysterious creature that Dr Biddulph spotted in the...


31 March 2022

Celebrating our World

Happy Easter holidays! We have had a great last week of term with our ‘around the world’ event and preparations. Despite the weather, it was a fantastic afternoon...


25 March 2022

Dancing into Spring

We have had some fantastic learning from Year 3 this week and can’t believe it was our last full week of learning this term! We have been rehearsing...


18 March 2022

Fractions Frenzy

Yet again, year 3 have wowed us all with a week full of brilliant learning. They developed their portal stories, investigated fractions, created beautiful art, continued working on...


11 March 2022

Portal Adventures

The term really is flying by. We are now well into our Around the World in 80 Days topic and the children are making the most of an...


6 March 2022

Mesmerizing magnets

This week in Maths, we have been focusing on multiplying a two digit by a one-digit number. In order to do this we have been looking at the...


25 February 2022

Poetry Performers

Wow – we cannot believe we have already completed the first week of this half term, and it has gotten off the a cracking start! In maths, we...


11 February 2022

Happy Rainbow Friday

Wow – we cannot believe we have already reached half term, and what a half term it has been! This week was the perfect way to end Spring...


4 February 2022

Sing a Forest Tune

What a fantastic week this has been! The children have really enjoyed the extra topic lessons we have had this week, which included constructing their board games and...


28 January 2022

Super Circuits

What a week! Everyone has really thrown themselves into our Inventions topic with gusto, and this week it was finally time to write a set of immersive instructions...


21 January 2022

Multiplication Madness

This week has been a busy week of learning! In maths, we have begun learning about multiplication. We looked at the patterns in the 3x table and how...


14 January 2022

Exciting instructions

What a wonderful week of learning!! English This week in English we have been exploring what makes effective and clear instructions. First we explored how unclear instructions could...


7 January 2022

The Tale of The Tin Soldier

Even in just three days, Year 3 have done so much learning this week! This week marked our annual book week where we looked at the story of...


17 December 2021

Happy Holidays!

What a wonderful term it has been. All three classes have truly risen to the challenges that being in Key Stage 2 has brought and are growing into...


10 December 2021

Writing Showcase

What a week! Year 3 have impressed us all no end this week. Over the course of Monday and Tuesday they wrote writing showcases that blew us away,...


3 December 2021

An Array of Learning

This week has been another busy week of learning for Year 3. In English, we have started a new book, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, which tells the...


26 November 2021

Making Waves on STEM Day

We cannot believe we are already more than half way through this half term and only have three weeks until the Christmas holidays! We have had a great...


19 November 2021

No Electricity? No Problem

This four day week has been packed full of exciting learning!   In English, we have been moved by the experiences that refugees have to go through in...


12 November 2021

Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers

Although it has been a shorter week, this week has still been packed full of fantastic learning! In English, building on the story of ‘The Journey’ we have...


5 November 2021


We’re sure you agree that although half-term was fun, it’s even better to be back learning! This week saw the advent of our new topic: Survival. The clue’s...


22 October 2021

Museum Magic

The first half-term of year 3 has absolutely flown by, as has our ancient Egypt topic. We have spent the past 7 weeks exploring dark tombs, uncovering glittering...


15 October 2021

Grateful to live in the 21st Century!

This week has been another busy and wonderful week of learning for Year 3, and what a day Thursday was! Thank you everyone for being so flexible and...


8 October 2021

Amazing Artists

We cannot believe we have already had five weeks of term! We have had a great week of learning, including two wonderful Art lessons. We created different buildings...


1 October 2021

Marvellous Mummification

In English, this week we focused on using adverbs in our writing while using the content of our Ancient Egypt topic. We have now begun to draft our...


25 September 2021

Exploring the Tombs of Ancient Egypt!

This week has been another week of fantastic learning in Year 3! In English, we have been exploring the features of non-chronological texts and using this, alongside our...


17 September 2021

Egyptian Energy

How is it already the end of the second week of term!? We are all extremely impressed with the year 3 children as they have continued to give...


10 September 2021

First-week Fun

Welcome back everyone!!! It’s been wonderful having all the children back in school this week and everybody has loved being back with their friends and teachers, as well...


15 July 2021

Skipping to the end of term!

This week we have had an exciting visit from SkipBeatz, a world-record holding skipping champion! Pete gave us a demonstration of his incredible skills with a skipping rope,...


9 July 2021

Epic Endings…

This week, we have really enjoyed being authors, writing some incredible stories about characters stranded in the Amazon Rainforest, inspired by our focus text ‘The Explorer.’ We have...


2 July 2021

Exploring the Amazon

With each passing week, we find ourselves deeper in the Amazon rainforest. This week, we’ve continued reading The Explorer and have centered our learning around the four main...


25 June 2021


Year 3 have had an absolutely spectacular Arts week. We have been inspired by Jacob Collier’s song Hajanga and have used the themes as a springboard for all sorts...


18 June 2021

The Explorer

This week, we have been diving into our new book ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell, a dramatic story about a group of children who need to survive in...


11 June 2021

The Vanishing Rainforest

Goodbye Fashion, hello Rainforest! Our final topic of year 3 is all about the amazon rainforest, so naturally the learning street is feeling a bit overgrown. We kicked...


28 May 2021

Puppet fashion!

It has been a week of successes and celebrations as we have finished off the topic on Fashion. Year 3 have been creating puppet sculptures in Art and...


21 May 2021

Deep thinking and developing plots…

Firstly, a huge welcome back to Redwood Class! We missed you last week and are so happy for your return! This week has been full of deep thinking....


14 May 2021

Bill’s New Frock

New week, new frock. For Bill that is, the protagonist of Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine, the classic story about a boy that wakes up one day...


12 May 2021

Redwood Online Learning (Thursday 13th May)

Hi Redwood, Here is the grid paper you can use for your map making today: Grid paper Map Making Enjoy!


7 May 2021

Sewing for sustainability!

It has been a packed week this week. Year 3 have squeezed so much learning into the shorter week! A particular highlight of the week was script-writing and...


30 April 2021

Fashionable Fun

Our Fashion topic is now well underway and year 3 have really enjoyed getting their teeth into it this week. Across the week, we have spent our English...


23 April 2021

Skipping through the week…

This week has been Skipping Challenge Week! We have been putting ourselves (and our teachers!) skipping talents to the test by practicing different skipping skills. Here are the...


16 April 2021


Welcome back to a new term! The children had an exciting surprise on their return to school on Tuesday… a fashion show through the decades put on especially...


26 March 2021

Gratitude and Hope

This week we marked a year since the beginning of lockdown restrictions as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. All of Year 3 stopped for a minute...


19 March 2021

Two weeks of fun

Two weeks back in school? It feels like we never left now! Everybody in year 3 is fully back in the swing of things. We love going outdoors...


12 March 2021


Well, what an absolute JOY this week has been! We have absolutely loved having the children back!!! We are so proud of their resilience, adaptability and the way...


4 January 2021

Online Learning

Week beginning 11th January Year 3 Home Learning – Week 2 Booklet The Way Back Home Week beginning 4th January The Fox and the Star booklet


18 December 2020

Happy Holidays!

Wow, what a term! To all of our Year 3 children, we want to say how PROUD we are of you and all that you have already accomplished...


11 December 2020

Story time!

This week in English we have been working on a story about the character we created last week. This character was alive during the time of the British...


4 December 2020

I went to market and I bought…

As you may have noticed on Monday, we dived into this week by travelling back in time to a market in colonial India. After debating about Britain’s treatment...


27 November 2020

I call this house to order!

For the past two weeks Year 3 have been honing their debating skills, with increased confidence and articulate speech. We have investigated two topics of debate: School is...


13 November 2020

The Proudest Blue

After two weeks back in school, it really feels like we’ve never been away. Children from Oak, Redwood and Maple are truly back in the swing of things...


6 November 2020

Diversity and Discrimination

It’s been a super week back after our half term break! We launched our new topic ‘Power and Invasion’. We played ‘Capture the Flag’ to experience what it...


23 October 2020

Healthy Living Week

This week the whole of UCPS has been thinking about healthy living, with a particular focus on exercise. Each class in Year 3 has taken on the daily...


16 October 2020

We’re poets and we didn’t even know it!

How can there only be one more week in Autumn 1? Everyone from Maple, Redwood and Oak has continued to work hard this week, striving to maintain the...


9 October 2020

The Lost Chapter…

We have been so impressed by the children’s writing this week. They have been incredible authors, writing ‘The Lost Chapter’ to the story of Odysseus, imagining that before...


2 October 2020

Odysseus and the Scylla

We are well into the swing of things this term and have been thoroughly enjoying immersing ourselves in the story of Odysseus. One of the ways that we...


25 September 2020

It’s all Greek to me…

25th September 2020 Wow, where have the last three weeks gone? We are now well into our first half-term and year 3 are proving themselves to be very...


18 September 2020

All Things Great and Greek…

Well, what a FABULOUS week of learning we have had! We continue to be blown away by how quickly the children are settling into their new routine; we...


11 September 2020

Welcome back to school!

We were so excited to welcome the children back to school after such a long time away. It has been a fantastic start to Year 3, with all...


10 July 2020

The Rescue! (w.c. 13th July)

The Rescue! To make sure you are ready for 2020-21 here are some key learning goals for you to think of: Year 3 to 4 readiness Welcome to...


3 July 2020

Crash Landing! (w.c. 6th July)

Crash Landing! Welcome to week 2 of the ‘UCPSpace’ project learning! We hope that you enjoyed the launch of our new learning projects last week! The anticipation is...


26 June 2020

Lift Off! (w/c 29.6.20)

We Have Lift Off! This week, the University of Cambridge Primary School is embarking on a three week project that will culminate in the children meeting their new...


19 June 2020

Learning Links for w/c 22nd June

Hello everyone. Welcome to a new week of your online learning! Messages for the Week Premier Sport have very kindly offered to send us some fitness and exercise...


12 June 2020

Learning Links for w/c 15th June

Hello everyone! Welcome to a new week of your online learning! Messages for the Week Each week, in addition to the Maths sessions, there will be a focus...


5 June 2020

Learning Links for w/c 8th June

Hello everyone! Please see below for all of your learning links for the week. Although we have numbered the sessions, please feel free to go at your own...


31 May 2020

Learning Links for w/c 1st June

Hello everyone! Welcome back to your online learning! We hope that you had a lovely half term. Please see below for all of your learning links for the...


17 May 2020

Learning links for w/c 18th May

Welcome back to another week of online learning! Can you believe that it is nearly half-term? Here is a booklet all about Empathy for you and your families...


10 May 2020

Learning links for w/c 11th May

Welcome back to another week of online learning, we hope you had a lovely long weekend! Here is an uplifting video shared by Mr Smith. You could use...


3 May 2020

Learning Links for w/c 4th May

This image is taken from Reasons to be Cheerful which is a selection of poems for children and adults alike. Enjoy reading together and remember that you are...


26 April 2020

Learning Links for w/c 27th April

Please see below for worksheets and activities linked to this week’s lessons. You will find the Maths and English lessons are on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with a...


19 April 2020

Welcome back and dive with us Under the Sea w/c 20.04.2020

Welcome back to online learning with Miss Natale, Miss Lownsbrough and Miss Millar.  We hope you and your family kept safe and had a lovely Easter break. Our...


29 March 2020

Learning links for the w/c 30.03.20

Hi year 3! We hope you had a great weekend and that you are looking forward to week 2 of virtual learning! You will be sent a daily...


22 March 2020

Learning links for the week beginning 23.03.20

Hi year 3! You will be sent a daily email from enquiries with the UCPS YouTube videos for each day’s learning. If you have any questions during this...


13 March 2020

STEM WEEK: learning outside!

There have been many highlights this week and we have enjoyed working together and exploring the wonders of our environment. We used our forest to hunt for invertebrates...


6 March 2020

Share a Million Stories!

This week we have delved into books and have started planning our own ones as well as being inspired by well-known books. We thought about the power of...


28 February 2020

Around the World in 80 Days

It has been a busy start to the half term and Year 3 have immersed themselves in our new topic ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. The children...


14 February 2020

Here We Are: exploring character

This week we delved into the book  Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers and focused on creating characters. We  got a chance to meet another character and work...


7 February 2020

Find your brave!

This week we celebrated Mental Health and discussed what being brave means and how we can show courage in our everyday lives. In English we have been writing...


31 January 2020

The power of persuasion…

Year 3 have really stepped up to the challenge of speech writing this week, exploring many of the different features from the persuasive speeches we studied last week....


24 January 2020

Trip to Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Our highlight this week has been our trip to the Cambridge Museum of Technology. We explored different inventions and took part in interactive, hands-on workshops about bricks, steam...


17 January 2020

Do you want to taste the most amazing sandwich?

In English this week we put our instruction knowledge to the test! First, we came up with our perfect sandwich. Next, we wrote detailed instructions on how to...


10 January 2020

Interesting inventions!

Welcome back to Spring 1! Our Topic this term is Inventions and we started it by finding everyday inventions around the class. We then had to persuade each...