Year 3 2019 - 2020

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!

Autumn Term 2

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A warm welcome back to the children in Year 3. We are really looking forward to an exciting half term ahead. The Year 3 team are excited to continue our learning journey and hope you had a fantastic half term holiday.


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In Literacy this half term we will be using a beautiful book called 'Winter's Child', by Graham Baker, as a starting point for our topic work. The book is visually stunning and the story takes the reader on a beautiful journey of friendship, family and change. A boy, called Tom, is out skiing one day when, out of the snow, there suddenly appeared a pale boy with beautiful ice-blue eyes. From that day on a special friendship is forged between the two until ,Tom has to make a choice between friendship and family. Does he choose winter forever or survival for his family? 

Literacy: Mastery Targets – Autumn 1 

  • Use a or an according to whether the next word begins with a vowel or consonant
  • Use conjunctions and adverbs to express time, place and cause 
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
  • To create characters,settings and plot in narratives

In Science this half term we will be learning about light. Through Science we will learn that light is needed in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. The children will also learn about the dangers of the sun, how light can be reflected and the way that shadows can change in size.


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In Maths the children will continue developing their problem solving and reasoning strategies. They will also be continuing to learn about different strategies for addition and subtraction before moving on to multiplication.

The children need to also continue reciting their times tables for 2,3 5,10. 


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As part of our topic work this half term we will also be looking at homelessness and possible solutions to help house those living on the streets. We will look at the causes of homelessness throughout the United Kingdom and compare it with other parts of the world.

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