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

3RS Maths

During maths, Ms Smith challenged us to find and photograph ten different 2D shapes in and around our school.

The most difficult was the heptagon.

We worked in groups.

It was great fun.



Diwali is the Hindi Festival of Lights and is celebrated by millions of people around the world. This year it falls on October 19th 2017, so in assembly today, Sushma shared with us the reasons why it is celebrated and ways in which it can be celebrated.

She presented her PowerPoint with confidence and enthusiasm.

thumbnail of Diwali assembly

A fantastic assembly.

Well done Sushma.

For further information see the BBC website

Y3 subtraction on an empty number line

We have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers on an empty number line. To help us we always jump from the smallest number to the next multiple of ten first. We hope you like our video explaining how it works.

Year 3 at Norwich Roman Catholic Cathedral

Last Wednesday Year 3 visited Norwich Roman Catholic cathedral to find out all about this beautiful place of worship. Many thanks to Jack and all at the cathedral for offering us such a warm welcome and showing us so many interesting things. We especially enjoyed looking closely at the many amazing stained glass windows.

Year 3 Partitioning for Addition Video

In year 3 we have been learning how to partition numbers and then use this to help us add. We hope you enjoy our video explaining how to use this method to find the total of 69 and 17.

Year 3 at Bewilderwood

Year 3 had a fantastic time at Bewilderwood last week. They worked as a team to try lots of different outdoor challenges: braving the broken bridge, zooming down the slippery slopes and the wobbly wires and finding their way through the sky maze. As you can see they had a lot of fun and we are really enjoying reading the story back in class.

Times Tables

In 3RS, we have been finding different ways to learn our x3 tables. We have been drawing x3 caterpillars on the playground to help use to remember the multiples. In our pairs, we jumped up and down the caterpillar. It was great fun.

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah

On Tuesday 19th September, Mrs Carpenter, a parent and member of the Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue came into school to share the ways Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish Day of Atonement mark the Jewish New Year. Mrs Carpenter explained why this is a time to be sorry, and make a fresh start. Instead of January the Jewish New Year begins in autumn. It is important at New Year to repent, turn from bad behaviour and set your course to good in the coming year. Mrs Carpenter also demonstrated and explained why celebrations include food: apples and honey, time spent in the synagogue and the blowing of the Shofar (it is a ram’s horn. One of the world’s oldest known wind instruments)

Below are some great photos and a link to the BBC webpage.

Loose Parts Play

Year 3 have worked hard this week getting to know their new school. Children have been thinking about the Year 3 key values: Respect, Choices, Resilience and Teamwork. As you can see we put all of these to good use as we worked with others to build some amazing structures using the loose parts play equipment. We hope to see lots of Year 3 children using this brilliant resource at lunchtimes this term.

Fantastic Mr Fox

A group of children from across the school walked into the city centre to watch Fantastic Mr Fox at Norwich Theatre Royal. It was a fantastic experience and the children loved the story of cunning, greed and the power of friendship.

Year 3 Synagogue Letter

Change 4 Life Festival

On Friday 16th June 17 children went to a Change 4 Life Festival at the UEA sports park. As you can see, the children thoroughly enjoyed the activities. All the children were fantastic and demonstrated an excellent attitude towards team work and perseverence.