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!

Summer 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 half term break.



Zeraffa Giraffa – Rhino Reads

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. It 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.

Our Mastery Targets are:

  • 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, we will continue developing our problem solving and reasoning strategies. Firstly, we will be learning all about fractions. Then we will be learning how to tell the time to the nearest minute. We will also revisit addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using previously taught strategies to solve problems.

Our Mastery Targets are to:

  • Count up and down in tenths
  • Recognise, find and write unit and non-unit fractions
  • Recognise equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Tell and write the time to the nearest minute
  • Compare duration of events



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In Science this half term, we will be continuing to learn about plants. The children will be learning to identify the different parts of a flowering plant and describe the function of the different parts. They will also be learning about the life cycle of a flowering plant and investigate the way in which water transports within plants. We will continue to learn to use new scientific vocabulary and carry out science investigations.

Topic - Ancient Egypt

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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