Year 3

Welcome to Year 3! On this page you will find information about our learning and photographs of us at work. You will also find links to useful materials which give you more information about what we are learning in class and about special events. We will be updating this area regularly so keep looking.

Miss Harrison/Miss Cousins/Ms Smith

Year 3 Farm Visit

Curriculum Overview Summer 2017 Year 3

Chroma’ Visits CJS

On Wednesday 8th March, musicians from the group ‘Chroma’ visited our school to perform a special concert around the theme ‘Birdsong’.

The musicians were;
cello (leader) Clare O’Connell
vocal / loopstation Kerry Andrew
violin Daniel Pioro
clarinet Stuart King
flute Julian Sperry
piano special guest concert only Roderick Chadwick

It was a very lively and enjoyable concert organised by Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Schools Project and below are some reflections from the concert.

Year 3 Pirate Sleepover

Year 3 had a fantastic time at their pirate sleepover last Friday night. As well as reading co-ordinates to find hidden treasure, making boats, toasting  marshmallows and getting dressed up, we all stayed the night in the school hall. We were extremely impressed by the children who all embraced the new experience and made CJS’s first ever  sleepover a  great success. A big thank you to the adults who stayed to help!

Year 3 Rocks

In Year 3 we have been learning about what’s below our feet. As budding geologists we have studied the properties of rocks and are busy putting together a rock museum. Here you can see us making playdough models of the Earth. We then cut them in half to reveal the core, the outer core, the mantle and the rocky crust.

You can find out more about rocks and soils here:

BBC – KS2 Bitesize Science – Rocks and soils : Read
A key stage 2 revision and recap resource for science covering rocks and soils.

World Book Day 2017

We celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Book Day in style at CJS with a variety of events. Everyone looked fantastic in their pyjamas ready for our bedtime story sessions. It was great to hear different members of staff reading their favourite  story. We also had a huge response to our decorate a book bag competition and all of the entries looked fantastic in the hall. Children loved browsing and reading each other’s favourite books. In addition children were able to use their £1 free World Book Day token at our fantastic book fair. At CJS we know that reading for pleasure is a hugely important part of children’s learning and it was great to see so much delight being taken  in favourite books both old and new.

Year 3 Good Reads

To celebrate World Book Day some of Year 3 told the class about their favourite book. They explained what it was about and why they enjoyed it as well as reading aloud an extract to the whole class. We loved hearing everyone’s recommendations and have also made a collection of book reviews to help people decide what to read next. Well done Year 3! Happy reading!


Year 3 Egyptian Mummies

Year 3 have been learning all about Ancient Egyptian mummies. We tried mummifying tomatoes to help preserve their bodies for the afterlife. We looked at them again after the half term holiday. Can you spot the photo of the tomato we didn’t preserve? We also researched and wrote instructions for making mummified bodies. You can read an example below.

How to Make a Mummy by Hope 3KH

You will need:
Wine/water from the River Nile
Canopic Jars
A DEAD body
A hook
A sarcophagus
A knife
Natron (salt)
A sloped table
70 days to spare
An animal that eats brains
What to do:

Clean the dead body with water from the Nile.
Secondly, put the body on a sloped table very carefully.
Carefully, use a hook and poke it around to take the brain out and give it to an animal because the Egyptians didn’t think it was important.
Next, take out all the organs except the heart because the heart is needed in the afterlife. Put all the organs in a canopic jar. You will need to make a small incision in the side of the body and cover the body in salt so that the body won’t rot.
Stuff the body with barley to give the body a more human shape so that your dead body won’t be flat in the afterlife.
After that, wrap up the body from head to toe and remember wrap each body part separately. Yes, that means each finger and toe wrapped separately!
Finally, place the body in a shiny sarcophagus and it will live its life in the afterlife.

Year 3 Sleepover Final Letter

Year 3 Egyptian Day

Subtraction Top Trumps

Children in Year 3 use an empty number line for written subtraction questions, finding the difference between  two numbers. Here you can see how it is done in a game of Top Trumps.

Lights, Camel, Action! It’s Strictly the Nativity!

Well done to our very talented Year 3 who have wowed audiences this week with their production of ‘Strictly the Nativity.’ The fantastic hosts were our very own equivalent of  Tess and Claudia as they welcomed each act to the stage to perform for the judges: Caesar, Donkey and the Innkeeper’s wife. Funky camels, tangoing innkeepers, ballet dancing angels, morris dancing shepherds and disco stars all performed amazing routines and there was a special sign language performance by Mary and Joseph. It really was  a show to remember!