Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Year 3

Our Year 3 Class Rules


We have agreed on these rules for our class together. 

Homework Activities


  • Weekly reading target (should be about 15 minutes at a time, minimum of 4 times a week).
  • Spellings are tested weekly on a Thursday. These are displayed in your child's 'Home School Record'.
  • Maths and/or English activity once a week.
  • DoodleMaths at least 3 times and at least 30 stars per week. This will be checked on a Monday.


Physical Education (P.E.)


Year 3 P.E. lessons will be on a Friday afternoon with Miss Barker, however please ensure that your child's kit is in school for the full week. This is just in case we have any timetable changes or any additional sporting activities. As we move further into the Autumn term, and the weather becomes less kind, your child will need to bring a full indoor and outdoor kit, including trainers, each week.

A Little Bit of Lowry 


Year 3 are looking at the artwork of L.S. Lowry. They have been forming opinions about his work, looking at the techniques he used to create them, as well as having a go at developing some of their own artwork adopting his style. The children have looked at many of Lowry's pieces of artwork. They had a go at 'jigsawing' some of his work back together. This task enabled them to look closely at the scenes he drew/painted and developed discussions around what name might have been given to each piece, similarities and differences between his work and looking at the finer details of what he depicted. 




The photographs below show the children working in their sketch books trying out hatching and cross-hatching as a way to show light and dark in their work.






Animals Including Humans


Do you know what your body needs to be healthy? Year 3 do, so why not ask them about it? The children have looked at food groups and what foods they need to eat in order to maintain a healthy body. They each designed a 'balanced' healthy meal and then created a 3-dimensional model of it. 



A Visit From the PDSA


We were lucky enough to have a visit from Steven who is a veterinary nurse with the PDSA. It was a fun morning and we learnt lots of things about how the charity supports all types of sick animals. He told us about what animals need to be healthy, and he even explain to us what happens during animal operations. The photos below show us pretending to be dogs, jumping around like frogs, and even operating on our pretend dog called Jess!

Pretending to be frogs!

Pretending to be frogs!


A doggy operation!


Tennis Coaching


We have been having some tennis lessons with 'Coach Jonny' from the Nuffield Health Tennis Academy in Hull. Here are some photographs from our sessions.




Our Fantastic Christmas Nativity at St. Peter's Church












We made ‘jammy’ toast as part of our work on ‘debugging’. We learnt that when computer programmers write code, there can sometimes be bugs in the code. We looked at a set of instructions for making jammy toast and found that it had syntax bugs (spelling errors) and logic bugs (algorithms in the wrong order). Because of these bugs, the code did not work properly. We worked with our learning partner to debug the code, then we followed each algorithm as though we were the computer and made the jammy toast. It was delicious!





Home-Schooling Activities


Hello year 3!

We hope you are all staying safe at home and being good for your parents. We are both missing you all, and are looking forward to when we can get back to school and crack on with some more learning. In the meantime, with help from the adults you live with, you need to become more independent learners. There will be tasks that you might need some guidance with, but there are certainly tasks that you can have a go at on your own. We know many of you will still be working your way through your learning pack, and that's absolutely fine. For anyone who has completed all of their learning pack, or who is close to completion, we have given you some suggestions below of what learning to do next. Remember, your brain is a muscle so it needs to be kept active. Try to get a balance of completing work we have set for you and doing other things like drawing, Lego building, playing in the garden. It can't be all work and no play! Depending on how long we are off school for, we will continue to up-date our class page weekly so that you have more ideas in order to keep busy and learning. Happy learning!

From Mrs Young and Miss Lowther cheeky


Learning Resources

  • Fables - a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a lesson to be learnt (a moral).
  1. Read/watch some of the fables using the links given below. 
  2. Pick your favourite fable and storyboard it. You would do this by picking out the main parts of the story and showing these as pictures with one or two sentences to go with each picture. You could do this in the exercise book you were given with your learning pack or by using the storyboard template below.
  3. Have a go at writing your own fable. You could magpie ideas from the fables you have read/watched, pick some different animal characters, a lesson to be learnt (moral) and then write your own.
  • Speech - Inverted Commas
  1. Writing Speech - Write a conversation between two or more people. Think about the work we have completed on this in class. Remember to put the words each person is saying inside the inverted commas, and start a new line when a new person starts speaking.

         "It's very hot today," said Sarah.

         "Shall we get an ice-cream?" asked Jess.

  • Pronouns - a word that takes the place of a noun.
  1. Amy ran for the bus, but Amy missed the bus.
  2. Amy ran for the bus, but she missed it.