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Yr 3 - Derbyshire Reservoirs

Welcome to Year 3

We have had a fantastic year so far. We kickstarted the year with a trip to Cadbury World as part of our learning about Roald Dahl. The children had a fantastic time learning about how chocolate is made and sampling free chocolate. 


As part of World Book Day, we all dressed up as characters from stories. The children all looked fantastic. They had fun learning about different characters in stories. 


The Year 3 children have been part of many events in school. They have attended the disco, taken part in the Daily Mile for Sports Relief, been members of the Street Dance Club and taken part in many of our after school enrichment clubs. 


Our school has been represented by the Year 3 children at the Transform Athletics Competition where we came second out of six schools. Our children have represented us at the Derby Celebration of Dance and some children have represented us at the Transform Times Tables Competition, where they did well. 


As part of our learning, the children have been tracking the progress of caterpillars in their life cycle. They have enjoyed watching them grow and look forward to releasing them. 

Meet the Staff


Mrs Saini



Miss Hassall

Miss Aisha



Miss Dolman


Mrs Slater and Mrs Sullivan work across Year 3.  


Our Learning this Term

This term we are learning about forces and magnets. Our big question is, Which materials are magnetic? We shall be learning about what magnets are, what they are used for and how they work. We shall also be learning about friction, what it is and how different materials affect friction. You could help your child identify the different materials in your home and ask them to predict if they are magnetic or not.


In English, we are reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We have been describing the setting for the story and have written our own opening for the story. We shall be writing poems about the Iron Man. You could help your child by asking them to describe a setting, for example, your home or the park.


During our Maths lessons we are adding and subtracting money. We have been ‘shopping’ within our classes and exchanging money. Please let your child handle small amounts of money, let them help pay for items and work out the change they will get when they have been shopping.


Please listen to your child read for at least 15 minutes a day. Quiz your child on their times tables and help them practice their spellings.


Homework shall be given out on a Friday and is due back on a Wednesday.

Key Dates

Friday 25th May 2018 - End of term

Monday 4th June 2018 - Start of Summer Term 2

Wednesday 25th July 2018 - End of the School Year

Victorian Experience Day

The Royal Wedding

Happy Unbirthday!

As part of our learning about the Victorian period, we celebrated our unbirthdays. Just as they did in the story of Alice in Wonderland. 


Did you know?

The story of Alice in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll during the Victorian period. It was based on a girl called Alice in the seaside town of Llandudno. 

On Friday 13th July 2018, Years 3 and 4 took part in their Sports Day. In the morning, we participated in competitive races. Even the adults took part. Mr Windsor won that race! 

In the afternoon we took part in ten different activities. They were amazing! (Harry, aged 8) 


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