Year 3@Hewish 2017-18


The Pyramids – just a pile of rock…or are they?

We kicked started our new learning theme for terms 3 & 4 with a super WOW day finding out all about the Ancient Egyptians.

The children learnt all about removing organs, mummification, how they didn’t clean their teeth!

I am loving any home learning that is being brought in about the Ancient Egyptians – keep it coming!

Spellings this week: woman, wonder, month, brother, another, above, Monday, discover, when, their, they’re, there.

Key words for Ancient Egypt: Tutankhamun, pharaoh, canopic jars, Ramesses II, mummification, hieroglyphics. – More to follow.


TERM 2 – 

Week 2

Singing festival this week – Thursday 9th November.  The festival is during school time and for children only.  Tomorrow morning (Thursday), can your children please bring in a colourful t-shirt or top that they can wear over the top of their uniform?  I have told the children about this so hopefully they will have told you too!

Yr 3+4 Raise the Roof letter

Thank you.

Week 1

I really do hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready and raring to go for the second term of this academic year – I know I did, and I am !

Sincere apologies to those who I promised a copy of the common exception words after our learning review meetings.  I am afraid the last day of term ran away with us and I didn’t get a chance to hand copies out – but here is the list: Common Exception words 1, 2, 3 and 4  I do hope this helps.

Talking of Learning Review Meetings – thank you to everyone for their time.  It was marvelous to meet you all and for your children to have the opportunity to talk about their learning – and they spoke so well.  I am sure you’re as proud as I am of them.  Due to the terrible traffic situation on the first night, if anyone would like to make an appointment with me after school one night, then please let me know via your child’s partnership book or leave a message in the office.

This term we will be focusing on multiplication and division in maths; our new text in English is Gregory Cool which will tie in well with our continuing learning theme of ‘What made Weston super?’.  In PE this term, swimming continues until 4th December and we will be learning handball in our second session.  Woven into our varied day will also be computing where we will be continuing with coding skills, RE where we are looking at why some books are special and PSHE where we are continuing with our ‘new beginnings’ module; we will also be painting, drawing, sketching and (hopefully) model making…! phew! It is all go in Year 3!

Leading up to Christmas we will be looking at how the event is celebrated across Europe.  I would love to hear any ideas you may have that we could include in these two weeks.

This weeks spellings are:  kindly, quickly, safely, rudely, sweetly, strongly, bravely, secretly, finally, usually.

Until next time.



Week 6

I have been so impressed with the voyage and return stories your children have been writing.  Having the voyage into Weston, to the museum, into town, onto the beach and back again really helped them understand the idea of a journey.  I have been thoroughly enjoying reading them all.

Also a huge well done to all the children who have been reading. practicing times tables (this week in class we have focused on 4 times tables, but the children can do any of them) and learning spellings at home – the class dojo was super busy on Friday – please ask your children about the class dojo – I am sure they will love telling you all about it.

Talking of spellings, this week we are focusing on homophones, word which sound the same, but are spelt differently and have a different meaning.

here, hear, heel, heal, main, mane, mail, male, knot, not

Of course there are loads more – can your children think of more?

Some super maths this week too.  It is all about addition and subtraction at the moment )and will be until our half term break).  As the children progress towards Year 4 next year, the numbers we will be using will be up to 1000.  Any support you can offer your child in knowing (and I mean really knowing!) numbers from 0-100 will help  them enormously.

Reminder that it is our Learning Review Meetings next week, if you have signed up already, please do so.  I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible and for your children to have the opportunity to share their learning journey with you.

Here are a few pics of your children working exceptionally hard, as always!

Week 5

What a fabulous trip we had last week.  Sorry for the delay in getting some pictures up – here are a few of the day.

I was so utterly impressed with all the children from St Anne’s throughout our trip.  Everyone was polite, articulate and very well mannered – a real credit to all of you and to our school, thank you.

As well as our trip last week we had a special visitor today from Mrs Harvey, who came in to talk to both Year 3 and 4 about Islam.  She told us all about her faith, brought in the Qu’ran, showed us how she prays, and a quick lesson in Arabic! All in 20 mins!  The children were fascinated and asked some super questions.  Thank you Mrs Harvey for your time today, it is very much appreciated.

This week’s spellings are: earth, early, learn, heard, earn, pearl, search, unearth, earl, rehearse.

Week 4

Gosh! Time flies when you are having fun right? I can’t believe we are in week 4 already!  This week is our trip to Weston Museum and into the town centre.  We still short of a helper for the day on Thursday (28th) if you can help us out please let me know ASAP! Thank you.

Spellings this week are: straight, campaign, contain, brain, faint, waist, claim, praise, complaint, afraid.

The children have come up with some super ideas of how to develop our web page – so watch this space!

Giving advice!  Here are the Year 3 crew giving advice to ‘Ted’ from The Stone Mouse.  Should he come clean and be honest with Elly, or should he deny all knowledge?  Some brilliant and inventive ideas to support the amazing writing that I have seen this week.

Week 3


Last week we sent out a letter about our forthcoming school trip into Weston and to make this happen we need your help!  To support the Year 3 crew I need adults to come along with us and enjoy the day.  It is on Thursday 28th September.  Please let me or any of the Year 3 teaching crew know if you can help ASAP – thank you!

If you didn’t receive a letter about the trip, please let me know and I will make sure one comes home with your child.

This week’s spellings have been stuck into partnership books, and this week we will are focusing on: hey, they, obey, grey, whey, survey, convey, disobey, purvey.

Thank you for all your support with reading with your children.  They LOVE being listened to and it is making a real difference to their reading and their confidence – keep doing it, it works!

Until next week.

Week 2

I was lovely to meet some of you on Friday after school, thank you for your time.  If you couldn’t make it, I am more than happy to see you for a chat about your child/school .  Just put a note in your child’s Partnership Book or leave a note with the office and I will get in touch.

There will a spelling list put in Partnership Books every week, we will be working on these spellings (not just these!) all week.  This weeks words are:

eight, eighth, eighty, weight, neighbour, vein, veil, beige, sleigh, freight.

Please keep reading with your child, I cannot stress how beneficial this is to them – little and often, ask them questions about what they are reading too.

I will be updating this page later on in the week, but until then.


Swimming Update

Year 3 swimming starts on Monday 18th September and will until 4th December.  Please make sure your child has appropriate swimming kit with them.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me or any member of the Year 3 teaching Crew.


Well here we are again, September and a new term, new year dawns.  The Year 3 Teaching crew are very excited to get going again, we hope you have all had a relaxing break over the summer.

The Year 3 teaching crew are: Mrs Barker (full time class teacher), and Ms Hookham (LSA am every day).  Are learning theme for this first part of the year is…

‘What made Weston super?’

We really hope that some of you have put your ideas onto paper and we can share these during our first week.

This page will be updated weekly either by myself (Mrs Barker) or the children themselves.  If there is anything you would like to have a chat about at any time, please catch me at the start/end of the day and we can take it from there.

I am looking forward to the privilege that is teaching your wonderful children this year and I am sure we will make some marvelous memories along the way.