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Welcome to Year 3's Learning Page

Here, you will find out about all our magnificent learning and educational escapades!

We will be gathering knowledge on a diverse range of topics, producing creative and engaging pieces writing, securing our times tables and delving deeper into the world of problem solving!


Have a read at our termly  plans!


In Literacy, we are learning about how to be a viking, retelling the story of Ice Palace, research and writing about a Viking God and writing an instructions on how to build a Viking house.



At the start of the term, we will be continuing to use our new vocabulary of addends, minuends and subtrahends. We will then deepen our understanding of place value and numbers to 1,000: applying these to measure. We will be furthering our knowledge and recall of multiples of 10 and 100 to add and subtract.



Science teaches us all about one of the most influential female scientists of our time. Mary Anning. We will be studying different soils and rocks and conducting experiments. We will learn all about different types of fossil and how they are formed. We will also learn about different types of rock.

Here are some of the exciting things we have been doing this term. 

For the last couple of weeks, we have been learning about how to take care of animals and this week especially, we learnt and wrote about how to look after a bearded dragon. Today, we got to meet Archie (bearded dragon) and we hope our instructions on how to look after one, is good enough so that we are able keep him in our school.

Arts and Crafts that suppported us with our writing!

Explorer Dome: Light and Shadow 

This term in Year 3 we have been learning about Light and Shadows. On the 12th October, we were fortunate to have the Explorer Dome visit us. It was a high energy, fun and fabulous experience! We investigated what light is, where it comes from, how it travels and how we see. The dazzling and enlightening display of effects and experiments was made all the more impressive inside the pitch dark of the dome. We tested how light travels by using several mirrors. We got to explore deeper what light really is by observing the light as it passes through a prism and it being separated into a component of colours.  We were in awe by the amazing patterns of light and shadows and this only strengthened our knowledge on how shadows are formed.We also learnt new scientific words (opaque, translucent and prism) to add to our vocabulary. Throughout the show, many hands were up ready to give answers or predictions or to volunteer as well as the many “lightbulb” moments the children had. This enlightening and educational experience was a success as this was evident by how the children left the dome still buzzing with excitement throughout the day. 

Our literacy focus this term will be all about dragons! We will be learning to write creatively using powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will be using simile and metaphor to describe magnificent settings and so much more.

In maths, we will be adding and subtracting across 10. We will also be comparing numbers based on thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We will also be revisiting our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

In science we are going to be investigating the wonderful world of light. We will be finding out all about light sources and tracking our shadows around the playground at different times of the day.

Check back here in a few weeks to see photos of our learning journey... 

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Whitehall Primary School

Johnsons Lane, Bristol, Avon BS5 9AZ