Glenfall Community Primary School

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Year 3

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Year 3 teachers are:

Miss O’Connor (Mondays – Wednesdays)

Miss Budenis (Thursdays – Fridays)

Year 3 teaching assistants are:

Miss Hannis, Mrs Lim, Miss Elliot and Mrs McNeill

Our topic this term is

Ancient Greeks

KS2 Music: Ancient Greece - BBC Teach

Click here to learn more about the Greeks:

The book that we are now reading as a class is ‘The Iron Man’.

The Iron Man tells the story of a gigantic metal robot who appears out of nowhere, crashing onto the beach and shattering into many parts. He is discovered by a young boy called Hogarth, who becomes his friend. The Iron Man proceeds to devour farm machinery, until the farmers rise up against him and threaten to bring in the army. Hogarth comes to his rescue and suggests that the monster should be left in peace to feed from the scrap metal yard.

But the Iron Man isn’t the only strange creature to visit Earth. The story continues with appearance of the ‘Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon’, an alien monster from outer space. Will the Iron Man defeat him? Is he a friend or foe? Will there ever be lasting peace on Earth and harmony between man and nature?

Lots of our literacy will be based around the book this term.

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights: 1: Ted  Hughes, Tom Gauld: 8601300335667: Books

Y3 have a spelling test each Wednesday. Throughout the year, they will be learning the Y3/4 statutory spellings as well as words which follow a particular spelling rule. 

Your child has a booklet with their spellings to practise. Here is an online copy:

crimson spellings summer term 2023

turquoise group summer 2023


Your child can practise Y3 spellings on this website:

In science, we will be learning about Habitats. Please see the word mat below to find out some of the vocabulary we will be learning this term.


Children have their last swimming lesson on Tuesday 18th April. Then, they will have PE each Tuesday and Friday.

Children wear their PE kit to school on these days.


Forest School is each Thursday. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear and a change of clothes in the winter months. It can get muddy!



Are you a Times Tables Rockstar? Use these websites to keep learning your times tables!

In maths, we have started learning to tell the time. We are learning to tell the time in the 12 hour and 24-hour clock and we made a clock to show the time conversions.


Greeks homework

Autumn Term

In PSHE, we learnt about healthy eating. We all helped to prepare a delicious vegetable soup!

We loved our visit to Cadbury World, where we listened to a fantastic Mayan talk and learnt lots of interesting facts. We even got to see a copy of the shortest known codices. We also got to write with chocolate and of course, sample some delicious chocolate!

We made rainforest animals from clay.

We played with different instruments and listened to the sounds that they make. We explored how the sound can be varied depending on how it’s played, for example hit, shaken, blown, plucked or scraped. We learnt how the sound travels through sound waves to our ears.

In science lessons last term, we explored light and dark. We put objects into a box then put some holes in it and realised that we need to have a light source to be able to see the objects inside. We wrote secret messages using mirror writing and we tested transparency of different objects and made stained glass windows.


In maths, we learnt 2D and 3D shapes. Here are some photos of us constructing different 3D shapes with polydron and with lollysticks.


We enjoyed sharing some of the brilliant homework came in last term.