Welcome to Athelstan Community Primary School

Welcome to Miss Frampton's Year 3 Class Page

Our PE days are: Monday and Thursday

We test spellings on: Fridays

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables on TT Rockstars and spellings in order to ensure they make the best possible progress during our time in Year 3.

Additional homework will be set through Athelnandos- please find the sheet attached pdfhere

This term our topic is 'Transport and Journeys'. pdfClick here to find out about the exciting things we have planned.


Useful Documents

Class Letters         

 pdfSpelling Strategies

pdfYear 3 Brilliant Book List

pdfCommon Exception Words       


pdfYear 3 Summer Homework Letter

Year 3 spent a lot of time learning in the Orchard this term. We began by mapping out key features of the Orchard on a grid and then describing the location of these features using coordinates.

We investigated how shadows were formed and what kind of objects form them in Science. We collected items from the Orchard to create shadows and made shadow art from them.

In art we went on a journey around the school, starting at the Orchard, and collected different items that interested us along the way. Once back in the classroom, we attached our found items to a stick using colouring wool, as record of a journey around school. This activity was inspired by the aborigines, who recorded their journeys in art form.

We ended the week by using the Orchard for inspiration to start our stories that we are writing in English. We used our senses to describe the setting of the story and our imagination to elaborate on what we could see, smell, hear and feel in the Orchard.


In Maths, we have been learning about place value and have been using different resources to represent different numbers. We have used Base 10 and arrow cards to help demonstrate partitioning and to partition numbers in different ways. We have also used counters and place value tables to solve problems. 


We enjoyed ordering numbers on a number line using a skipping rope and number cards. The children challenged themselves to place the numbers not only in order, but in the correct location on their number line as well!

As part of Arts Week, we have been making elements for our panel of the Big Picture which will take pride of place in the hall when completed. We quilled long strips of different coloured paper into elegant curls and marbled paper. These elements will be put together to create our artwork.



Its Arts Week, and this year we have been researching and exploring the painting Umbrellas by Auguste Renoir. This painting's theme, as the title suggests, is people holding umbrellas. We used this as inspiration for developing our own sketching skills. We practised different ways to create shadow and depth in a drawing, such as cross hatching, smudging and hatching. 

We also learnt how to mix colours accurately by using a colour wheel. 




As part of Year 3's transition days, they got creative and used collage to make mini versions of themselves. They used a variety of materials and colours to express different aspects of their clothes and facial features. The children really enjoyed finding different ways to make different hair and clothes styles.  



Year 3 also learnt how to weave using wool and a cd. The children had to be patient and careful in ensuring each thread was placed through the right part. We used different colours and texture of wool to create different patterns and effects.

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