Year 3 2020 - 2021

Mr Barnes    3PB

Mr Barnes 3PB

Mr Barnes has been working at the school for 13 years. He is part of a fantastic Y3 team and is in charge of overseeing the whole school curriculum. In his spare time he enjoys going to Old Trafford to watch the football and spending time with his family. He also loves running, reading and cycling.

Miss Skillen 3ES

Miss Skillen 3ES

Hi! I am Miss Skillen and this is my second year teaching at Woodlands School. I am particularly passionate about Science and I enjoy teaching lessons through drama. I also love teaching Art and DT because I like painting, sketching and making models. When I am not in school, I enjoy watching musicals and going to exercise classes. My favourite musical is ‘The Greatest Showman’.

Miss Gittins  3MB

Miss Gittins 3MB

Hi! I am Miss Gittins and last year I worked across the school, supporting different classes and getting to know lots of our lovely children. Before working at Woodlands Primary, I worked in Highgate, London for three years as a Year 2 Class Teacher. I was also Geography Lead for the school and head of the Eco-Team.
I am passionate about science and geography as I love practical learning and learning outdoors. I also love teaching literacy, especially when writing creative stories and inventing different characters and settings.
When I am not in school, I enjoy walking my dog, Monty and cooking new meals for my friends and family. When I’m not walking Monty or cooking, you might find me curled up with a book, as I love reading!

Welcome to Y3!

Summer Term 2


Zeraffa Giraffa: Dianne Hofmeyr, Jane Ray ...


In Literacy this half term, we will be using a beautifully illustrated, award-winning book of a giraffe’s extraordinary journey from Africa to Paris. Zeraffa Giraffa, by Diane Hofmeyr, is an astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe, who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. Paris falls in love with Zeraffa. The king builds her special houses in Jardin des Plantes. On warm nights, the young princess visits, while Atir whispers stories to Zeraffa of a hot land far away.

Mastery Targets  

  • Use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently
  • Build an increasing range of sentence structures
  • In non-narrative material, use simple organisational devices including headings and sub-headings to aid presentation


In Maths, the children will continue developing their problem solving and reasoning strategies. The children will be learning to measure and compare mass and capacity. They will also revisit addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using previously taught strategies to solve problems.

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By using the fantastic text 'Zeraffa Giraffa’ as a starting point, the children will continue to develop their historical enquiry skills. They will be learning about Ancient Egypt and continuing to learn how to place important events on a time line. The children will be learning about Howard Carter and the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. They will also learn about hieroglyphics and mummification.

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