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.

Mr Genders/Mrs Cracknell/Ms Smith

Year 3 and 4 Book Club

For our second book we are reading ‘A Medal for Leroy’ by Michael Morpurgo and all are welcome to come along.

We will meet in 6HG to talk about the book at lunch time on Friday 11th January. Read all or some of the book before then and we will talk about what we liked and disliked about the book and characters, as well as anything we wonder about the book and anything it reminded us of.

Please see Miss Harrison if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.


Gary Northfield

In November, author and illustrator Gary Northfield returned to Colman Junior School to share the latest adventures of Julius Zebra.

Gary told us all about his early love for comics like The Beano and he talked about how he came up with the idea of a Roman Zebra. Finally, he taught us all how to draw our own cartoons. Don’t they look great?

Look out for the Julius Zebra series in our school library.


Year 3 Family Afternoon


Norwich in Bloom Prize Evening – October 2018

On Friday 5th October, The two members of the Executive School Council had the opportunity to represent the school by attending the presentation evening at the City Hall, Norwich for Norwich in Bloom award ceremony.

The competition, run by Friends of Norwich in Bloom and sponsored by Notcutts was attended by many schools from all over Norwich. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Martin Schmierer was there the award the prizes. Our 3rd place prize was for the category, ‘Best Fruit and Vegetable’.

The school received the certificate, as seen below, a shield and a £10 gardening voucher from the sponsors.

A great evening was had by all. A big ‘Thank you’ to Miss Bridgham for organising the garden entry and many parent volunteers who come in to school regularly to help.


Our NEW School Council – Autumn 2018

Well done to all of the Class Council representatives who were elected to present their class for the Autumn term School Council meetings.


Voting for CJS 2018/19 Executive CJS Representatives

On Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September, thirty-six candidates from Year 6 shared their presentations in front of the whole school. A big WELL DONE to all the candidates who confidently and eloquently explained why they would like to be elected.

On Wednesday 26th September in the afternoon, a democratic election process to elect officers for the three key roles of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer took place. It was going to be a tough choice for pupils to only be able to choose one person for each role.

A voting station was created in the dining room. Everyone completed their voting card and posting it in their classes’ ballot box.

Votes were counted during the afternoon and during Celebration assembly on Friday, the winners were announced.

Congratulations to the following who were elected for CJS School Council 2018/19 roles.

Chairperson – Jasper
Secretary – Alice S
Treasurer – Felix


The Great Colman Spelling Bee

Spelling Letter


Black History Month Celebrations

During the morning of Thursday 11th October, we were lucky to have Anna from the Mudeka Foundation visit us in school to help us celebrate Black History Month.

Anna shared with us some of her childhood memories from living in Zimbabwe, her passion for music and her cultural roots. We listened to a few different African songs and were able to join in with the singing and dancing. As you can see from the photos below – it was GREAT FUN.


Year 3 Bewilderwood Trip

Year 3 had a brilliant time at Bewilderwood and wanted to share some of our favourite experiences with you. Once we were back at school, we wrote a recount of our trip; trying our best to use conjunctions and fronted adverbials of time to keep our recount in chronological order. But enough from us teachers.. let’s let the children’s writing do the talking for us!

Luca – Year 3 went to Bewilderwood because we were reading a book about it. It’s a remarkable place with super-fast, scary-looking but relaxing, amazing slides on the Slippery Slopes and mazes with confusing signs. We went on September 27th 2018.

Becky – First, we went to the Muddle Maze. It was very hard to find my way to the middle, especially with all the signs that were pointing in all directions. The two that were the most unhelpful were the signs that said, “Sky” and “Wrong way”, but eventually we got there.

Leo – Then we went on the Broken Bridge. It was very high so I decided not to look down. It was very strange how there was a rope on it. But my favourite thing of the day was the Wobbly Wires because when I got on, I zoomed and came back. Then I had another go!

Jilly – Then, we went on the Scaaary Lake boat ride and we saw Swampy’s little, wooden house (it was actually quite cute). When we came to the Scaaary Lake, I saw Mildred the green, spiky crocklebog and I jumped when she squirted water at us. (It was really meant to look like she was sneezing.) It was the best day of my life!!!


Parent Teacher Consultations Autumn 18


Year 3 Bewilderwood Trip Letter

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The Royal Norfolk Show 2018

The whole school took part in making a gorgeous garden feature supported by the PTA for the Norfolk Show ‘Our Coast’ competition. Our entry represented our four school houses: Caister, Wells, Cromer and Hunstanton. Each pupil in school created a pebble with their house colour and a small picture that signified their house’s coastal location. Also, each pupil researched and created either a postcard, poster or information pack. The research resulted in finding lots of interesting information and many facts.

As a result our garden won the Gold Gilt . We are all thrilled to bits!