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Year 3

Welcome to Summer Term in the Woodpecker class

Throughout this term we have lots of fun and exciting things to learn and I look forward to teaching year 3 for the remainder of this academic year.   

Topics this term are:  

  • Science – Plants and Light 
  • Geography –  Beyond the Magical Kingdom
  • History – Romans
  • Art – Drawing and Textiles 
  • Computing – Branching Databases, Stimulations and Graphing 
  • Music – Listening and Responding to music
  • PSHE – Secrets of Success; Money Matters
  • RE – Christianity and Judaism 
  • DT – Mosaics 
  • PE – Tennis; Orienteering, Athletics and Cricket  
Mrs Froud
Teaching Assistant
Mrs Froud


Homework will go out on a Friday each week and needs to be handed in every Thursday. Children should also read to an adult every day at home. If you have any concerns with the homework or need support then please either write me a message in your child’s home learning book or leave a message at the office and I will get back to you.

Wally The Woodpecker

Wally the Woodpecker has arrived in the class! 

He flies around the classroom looking for children who are working hard, being kind and helpful or challenging themselves to complete a more complex task.  When he finds someone showing these skills, he lands on their table recognising their good learning behaviours. 

We look forward to sharing with our class parents who has received a visit from Wally each week.  Where might Wally the Woodpecker land this week? 

Year 3 Science

Within Science this term, we have been learning about plants.  We have looked at the life cycle of a plant in detail (pollination, germination and seed dispersal) and what plants need in order to survive.  An interesting investigation we completed was looking at the xylem and phloem and how water is transported up and down a plant.  There was great excitement when our flowers started to change colour.  We planted some sunflowers seeds and have been looking after them; we look forward to sharing their development with you.  

Here are some links to websites which we regularly use in class.  

Bacton Behaviours!

At Bacton, we have 6 behaviours we try our hardest to follow and show whilst we are at school, they are:

Be kind, honest and helpful
Always make good choices
Co-operate with others
Try your best
Organise yourself and be ready to learn
Nurture your curiosity