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 at least 3x during each week, to practise times tables on TT Rockstars and to complete the weekly spelling sheet 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 here. 

This term our topic is 'Eurovision!' 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

For Orchard Week this term, Year 3 launched our Science topic all about Plants. We started by sketching different plants that grew in the Orchard. From these sketches and observations, we then went on to describe the functions of the features of a plant.


The next day, Year 3 that there had been a crime committed in the Orchard! Initially intent to go and investigate the anatomy of a flower, Year 3 discovered dead tulips littering the orchard floor with police tape surrounding the ghastly sight! The children needed to investigate and dissected the flowers to identify each of the flower’s part. We then discussed the function of these discovered features.

Year 3 and 4 travelled to Lotherton Hall to find out about the history of the building and its grounds. We did several different activities which involved exploring artifacts from the history of the mansion, walking around Wild World where we saw lats of different birds and wildlife, and investigating the history of the site by exploring evidence in its surrounding area. We loved our day out and had a fabulous time which was enhanced by the beautiful weather!



We celebrated all the work that we had done this term in our class assembly by telling a story about our learning journey. We shared our writing, artwork, Design and Technology projects and maths work. It was a wonderful performance and they all did a fantastic job! Well done Year 3!

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We had loads of fun this week investigating the stories of Beatrix Potter for World Book Week.

We started the week by reading Beatrix Potter’s stories and by sewing to make felt bunnies, a common character in her books.


We then examined the illustrations in Beatrix Potter’s books by sketching and painting the same scenes. We used what she used; pencil, pen and watercolour. We used this research to design our own illustrations for our stories about a British countryside animal.


At the end of the week, we shared all our hard work with Year 1 who were also studying Beatrix Potter. The children read their stories and shared their artwork.

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As part of World Book Week, an author called Damian Harvey came into school to teach us what it was like to be an author and to share some of his work with us. He read us poems and extracts from his books which we really enjoyed and answered questions about how we could become authors in the future. As part of World Book Week, an author called Damian Harvey came into school to teach us what it was like to be an author and to share some of his work with us. He read us poems and extracts from his books which we really enjoyed and answered questions about how we could become authors in the future. 

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Everyone looked amazing in their costumes. Well done for all the effort you put in!



Today in Maths, we used multiplication to scale up a diagram. We needed to measure the perimeter of each part of a house and then multiply the lengths by a certain number to find how large our finished product would be. Once all the lengths had been measured and calculated, we made scaled up replica of our house diagram using paper.  


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To learn about our surrounding area, Year 3 went on a walk around Sherburn. We walked to different parts of the village and took photos of the building that intrigued us. We will use this experience to enrich our topic learning about ‘Homes and Buildings’ this term.

To support RE learning in the school, the children had a visitor from Barnabas who shared stories with the theme of Resilience, Respect and Responsibility. The children in KS2 partook in workshops where drama activities allowed them to explore scenarios where respect, responsibility or resilience were needed. Stories from the Bible were also used to show where important biblical figures needed to show these qualities when faced with different problems. The children really enjoyed the day and they will bring these qualities into their everyday learning.

To launch our new topic on Homes and Buildings, we made our own buildings using junk. The children brought in cardboard boxes from their recycling to use for their structures. They explored models that had been made before and examined the features of different building to inspire their own creations. The finished products look really effective and now all we need is some classroom fairies or Borrowers to move in!


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To celebrate Christmas, Year 3 performed in a Christinge and Carol service for their parents to see. They began by using Bible readings to explain the symbolism of a christingle. After that, they sang a range of Christmas carols and shared what Christams means to them and their families. Everyone sang beautifully and it was a fantastic performance. Well done Year 3!

In previous weeks, Year 3 learnt about Hinduism and the traditions and festivals celebrated by this religion. Therefore, for our Open Class, the children and their parents made divas out of clay. They carefully had to shape their diva into the iconic round bowl shape and then smooth down its sides. Finally, they decorated their diva by carving into its sides and base using traditional Hindu patterns to be inspired by. Everyone had a lot of fun making their Hindu clay creation!


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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