Year 3 2020 - 2021

Mr Barnes    3PB

Mr Barnes 3PB

I have been working at our fantastic school for 14 years now. I work alongside Miss Roberts in the Y3 team and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
I love teaching, especially art and being creative. My role this year is to lead art and DT across the school which is something I am really looking forward to.
In my spare time I enjoy going to Old Trafford to watch my favourite football team and spending time with my
family. I have two children called Mia and Charlie. I also have a cat called Harry. I love running, reading and cycling.

Miss Roberts   3DR

Miss Roberts 3DR

Hi! I am Miss Roberts and this will be my third year teaching at Woodlands Primary School.

I am passionate about teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy teaching mathematics. I love making the lessons active and enjoyable for the children, allowing them to deepen their mathematical understanding whilst having fun. I also love teaching Physical Education and this will be my second year leading the subject across the school. I believe physical activity should be at the heart of all learning to help develop the whole child.

When I am not in school, I like to keep myself busy with exercise: running, cycling and going on long countryside walks. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries, and spending time with my family and friends.

I can’t wait to begin our learning journey together this year and learn all about the children's hopes and dreams. It is going to be a very exciting year!

Welcome to Y3!

Spring 2

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'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. The important thing is to not stop questioning.'

Albert Einstein


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 restful spring half term break.



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In Literacy this half term, we will be using a beautiful book called 'Big Blue Whale', by Nicola Davies, as a starting point for our topic work. The book is visually stunning and the book takes the reader on an adventure of the life of a blue whale. It is a fantastic book and perfect for learning about the plight of different animals. The book has lots of wonderful information about blue whales and the illustrations are just stunning.

Mastery Targets  

  • Use adverbs to express time, place and cause
  • Build an increasing range of sentence structures
  • Use headings and sub-headings to aid presentation  
  • Assess the effectiveness of own and others’ writing



In Maths, the children will continue developing their problem solving and reasoning strategies. They will be learning about money, statistics and measurement. The children will also be learning about fractions.

The children need to also continue reciting their times tables for 3 , 4, 8, 10. 

Mastery Targets  

  • Add and subtract different amounts of money
  • To give change
  • To use both pounds and pence in practical contexts
  • To interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
  • To solve 1 step and 2 step questions using information presented in scaled bar charts, pictograms and tables



In science this half term, the children will be learning about forces. The children will be learning about pushes and pulls. They will also be learning to sort materials according to whether they are magnetic or not. We will continue to learn to use new scientific vocabulary and carry out science investigations.



By using the fantastic text 'Big Blue Whale' as a starting point, the children will continue to develop their geographical knowledge and skills. They will be studying land use and comparing urban to rural. The children, using maps, atlases and ‘Google Maps’ will locate different parts of the UK. They will continue to develop their understanding of geographical similarities and differences between coastal areas and urban areas of the UK.


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