Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

Our teachers for 2023/24 are Miss Mundy and Mrs Donson
Mrs Lupton and Mrs Dennett are our teaching assistants.

2023/24 Y3 Reading Spine

Summer Term

Our topic for Summer 1 will be ‘Animals, including humans’. 



Riverbourne Farm Trip

To launch our topic this term, we spent a morning at Riverbourne Community Farm. We had a brilliant morning and learnt a lot of interesting facts about the animals there. Did you know… Pigs are pregnant for 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days? Turkeys have a red face when they are stressed and a blue face when they are calm? A chicken egg takes 21 days to hatch?

Spring Term

Cress Egg Heads! 

Our topic for Spring 2 is ‘The Ancient Egyptians’

In DT this term we explored textiles. We thought about Egyptian Collars and innovated these to create samples of new designs fit for a Pharaoh. 

Writing our names in Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Pharaoh hunting and tomb exploring!

In History we have been exploring the content of Tutankhamun’s tomb and understanding why these findings made him famous. 

We also collected facts on famous Pharaoh’s and had fun discussing similarities and differences. We loved finding out that Tutankhamun was only 9 when he became a Pharaoh. Not much older than us!

Forest School

We have been lucky to have the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust running forest school sessions for us this term. We have used our imaginations to develop some wonderful challenges and adventures for ourselves. We have also enjoyed den building, ‘mining’ for precious stones, fire lighting, nordic knitting, bug hunting, flag making, and whittling sticks using tools. 

World Book Day 2024

We enjoyed talking about our outfits and sharing stories. We also enjoyed some opportunities for ‘Stop, Drop and Read!’ moments. 

Our topic in Spring 1 was ‘Extreme Earth: Mountains, and Volcanoes’. 
Our parent planner and knowledge organiser can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


In Literacy we are learning the portal story ‘The Door’. Our outcome for this writing unit is a setting description. We will work towards innovating the story and writing our own versions using a volcano as our setting.  

In Term 3, we prepared layered salads. We linked this to our learning of the structure of the Earth – as we layered the salad, we recalled the different layers of the Earth. We had great fun being creative with Mrs Hayes.

Shadow Art

This term we combined science and art. Having learnt the science behind how shadows are made, we used our new knowledge to help us create some amazing shadow sculptures. We enjoyed experimenting with using different opaque and translucent objects, and moving the torch to different positions to change our shadows. Our art was inspired by ‘Kumi Yamashita’ and ‘Vincent Bal’, two artists who use shadows in their work. 

Autumn Term

Our first topic this year was ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’.



We had a fantastic trip to Stonehenge to help us with our topic learning. We explored the exhibition and enjoyed discovering some of the secrets of the incredible ancient monument.

Science: Rocks, soil and fossils

Linked with our Stone Age topic, we have enjoyed being geologists this term. So far we have asked these questions: What is the difference between natural and man-made rocks? How are rocks made? What is sand? If we re-built Stonehenge, which rock would we use? How are fossils formed?

We have been very excited to investigate the answers to these questions and present our learning in different ways. One of the highlights was making fossils using dog treats as our creature’s bones!

Our Stonehenge to Iron Age Museum:

Our curriculum documents:


Some diary dates for you:-

Owain Hughes from Salisbury Museum is coming to help us to discover whether the Amesbury Archer was the King of Stonehenge on Monday December 4th. The cost of this visit is kindly being met by FOSA.

Class 3 will be presenting our Stone Age to Iron Age museum for parents and carers on Monday December 18th at 2pm in the School Hall.

PE is on Tuesdays (Yoga with Mrs Donson) and Wednesdays (Rugby with Ed). Please remember a suitable top to wear outside on the field and trainers rather than plimsolls for rugby on Wednesday mornings.