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Hello! Welcome to Year 3!

HOMEWORK UPDATE: We now have an email address for the children to email their electronic homework to their class teachers. Please make sure the email contains the child’s name and the name of their class teacher.

Don't forget to keep checking the Class Newsleters page for any updates.

Mike Bargh and Warren the Rabbit from Mansfield 103FM came to school just before the Easter holidays to interview five children - Evie, Poppy, Kyra, Connor, Danny. They described a secret item, which are clues to a competition that will be posed to listeners of the Breakfast Show week starting 12th June. Keep listening to Mansfield 103FM for the fantastic competition.

Empties Please!

Used printer cartridge recycling

As part of our work towards our Eco-Schools award we are committed to reducing waste and recycling more, both in school and in our homes. The Eco-Committee has been looking at ways to do this and have decided to work with a company called ‘Empties Please’. They collect and recycle used ink and toner cartridges and will donate any money raised back to us.

It’s very simple. All we have to do is collect used ink cartridges and toner cartridges and put them into the collection bin, in one of the bags provided, which is situated in the reception area in school. ‘Empties Please’ will collect the bin when it is full and then donate the money raised back to school with a certificate to display showing how much we have raised through our recycling. We may also qualify for their Green Rewards scheme if we collect enough. You can collect cartridges from absolutely anywhere – school, work, home, clubs, friends and family. The more we can collect the better and as it takes up to 1000 years for a printer cartridge to decompose it is an environmentally friendly way for you to dispose of your printer cartridges whilst helping us at the same time!

Toners accepted: original branded Brother, Cannon, Dell and Epson toner cartridges

Ink cartridges accepted: original branded Cannon, HP, Lexmark and Samsung ink cartridges

Please make sure you put all cartridges in one of the bags provided before placing in the collection bin.

Thank you for your help.

Spring 2016

Our new topic for this term is The Romans. As part of this topic, we will be having an archaeologist coming into school, keep checking for updates. We ask that your child come to school on this day dressed as a Roman to make the day as authentic an experience as possible. Please see your child’s class teacher if you have any queries or questions about this day. During this topic, some of the things your child will learn about include:

  • The legend of the founding of Rome,
  • The Roman ruling system,
  • The expansion of the Roman Empire,
  • Romans as invaders and settlers.

A BIG well done to Miss Senior’s class for their brilliant class assembly. The whole school learnt a lot about Romans, especially the strange superstitions that the Romans used to have – who knew they had a God of cupboards! All the children performed their parts brilliantly, and they all had some impressive work to show. They wowed everybody with their inspiring topic homework. We would like to thank all the parents who have supported us this school year. You have all been a big help. Thank you!

Science Week


What a fantastic Science week! The children enjoyed creating their own colours by mixing paint, getting messy making slime and creating their own pasta skeleton. Thank you Miss Pickering for organising a fantastic week.

World Book Day

Year 3 have had a fantastic Roman day. We all dressed up as a Roman and both the adults and children looked fabulous. The children enjoyed creating their own mosaic design by cutting up tiny pieces of paper to represent the tiles. The second part of the day, we were very lucky to have Mr Hammond come visit us. He brought his artefacts for us to look at, and we sketched some of our favourite ones. We also looked at replica Roman weapons. 

Our Berry Hill Tree

We have had a fantastic time helping to piece together the final parts of the Berry Hill Tree.

What a magical Christmas show!

Take a bow KS2! The children of Key Stage 2 have been busy singing songs, making costumes and learning lines ready for our Christmas production the ‘A magical Jigsaw. This year, the children have been learning about Christmas stories! We were taken on a journey of Christmas by some very interesting angels…

Capture the Flag Cinema Trip

The children (and the staff) thoroughly enjoyed visiting the cinema on Thursday morning to watch ‘Capture the Flag’. We would like to say a big thank you to PTFA for kindly paying for the buses to the cinema using money raised in school. 


We have had a fantastic time researching natural disasters in Year 3. We have especially enjoyed researching where volcanoes can be found on Earth and what makes them erupt.


We all decided to get creative (plus a little messy) and make our on volcano model. We designed our volcanoes thinking very carefully about how we could make them erupt.


Take a look at some of our photographs of us making and erupting our volcanoes. We all had a blast!



We have had a brilliant time celebrating Diwali. All the children loved getting involved with designing Rangoli patterns and having henna and their hands. A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs Singh for coming in to help us with the henna designs.


Also, all the children had a wonderful time at Brackenhurst celebrating Diwali. They acted out the traditional story, Rama and Sita. They all looked fabulous with their props.

Each child had the opportunity to make a diva lamp, rangoli pattern henna design and a traditional present box. We all learnt a lot that day.

Diwali Day


On Tuesday 1st November 2016 year 3 children will be taking part in a Diwali day as part of our RE topic on Hinduism.


As part of the celebration the children will be given the opportunity to taste some Indian food. Please ensure the permission slip for food tasting has been returned to school.

Penny Mile!

A gigantic thank you to everyone who bought in pennies for our Penny Mile! We raised a very impressive £341.72!

Bulb Planting


Year 3s had an excellent time planting bulbs over in King George V Park. We all looking forward to seeing them grow in the Spring. Well done to all the year 3s for managing to complete their class targets so they could have this fantastic opportunity as their reward.

What a Dahlicious day!

Well what an exciting few days we have had at school! The children thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. All the children looked fantastic in their costumes dressed as a character from their favourite Roald Dahl book.


Photographs coming soon!


Autumn 2016


We are looking forward to a fantastic year in Year 3. We are going to start our fun-packed year with the deadly topic ‘Disasters’. Keep checking this space as we travel around the world to learn about natural disasters that have occurred and what causes them. We are all especially looking forward to making volcanoes and testing them to see how they erupt! This links with our science unit as we will be learning all about different types of rocks this half term.


In addition to our topic theme, we are also going to be learning how the festival of Diwali is celebrated. This will include learning about henna designs, clothing and traditional Indian food.