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!

Spring Term 1


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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 Christmas holiday.


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In Literacy this half term we will be using a beautiful book called 'Stone Age Boy', by Satoshi Kitamura, as a starting point for our topic work. The book is visually stunning and the story takes the reader on an adventure in to the past. A boy learns what life was like during the ‘Stone Age’ and at the same time developing a lovely friendship with a girl called ‘Om’. It is a fantastic book and perfect for learning about history.

Literacy: Mastery Targets  

  • Form nouns with a range of prefixes
  • Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently 
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
  • Continue to build a rich and varied vocabulary

In Science this half term we will be learning about rocks and fossils. The children have already found out about rocks and know the three different types. Now they will be using their scientific skills to describe what fossils are made from and how they are formed. 


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In Maths the children will continue developing their problem solving and reasoning strategies. They will also be revisiting multiplication and division to deepen their knowledge of these areas of Maths. The children need to also continue reciting their times tables for 3, 4, 8. 


By using the fantastic text 'Stone Age Boy' as a starting point, the children will continue to learn to develop their understanding of the past by using their enquiring skills. They will be asking and answering historical questions about the 'Stone Age' through research. The children are to continue to develop their understanding of how our knowledge of the past is constructed by using a range of different sources, including photographs, artefacts, information books and time lines. 

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