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Year 3

Welcome to Woodpecker class

It is lovely to have all of the children back in school and learning. I have lots of exciting things planned for the children’s learning this year and am really looking forward to teaching them all.

Mrs Diwan
Mrs Diwan

2021 Home Learning Packs

Merry Christmas from Woodpecker Class

We were not allowed to sing this year and so we took on the challenge of learning Rudolph the red nosed reindeer in sign language. We hope you all enjoy it. Merry Christmas to you all.


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.

In English we have been looking at the book UG by Raymond Briggs.

We applied our learning around bossy verbs and fronted time adverbials to write and perform a Stone Age cooking show. Food was very different in the Stone Age and so some of our methods and ingredients may well be a little alternative! We hope you enjoy our videos.

Recipe 1

Recipe 2

Recipe 3

Recipe 4

Recipe 5

Our Science Project

In Science this week we observed lots of different types of soil with magnifying glasses. We then used funnels, cotton wool, measuring cylinders and water to investigate which soils were the best drainers and which were the best soakers. As you can see from the photos, the children really enjoyed the experiment! 

Design & Technology

In DT this week we practiced lots of different clay techniques. We will use these techniques to help us plan our Stone Age jewellery designs that will be made out of clay before the end of term. 

Clay Techniques


In Maths this term we will be focussing on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be mastering their fluency skills in all of these areas of maths as well as using their reasoning skills to solve a wide range of number problems.


In English this term we are going to be studying two books. The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Ug by Raymond Briggs. 

These books will be used as a stimulus for writing in a wide range of different genres including letters, newspapers, stories and diaries.

Our aim is to apply all of our learnt English skills across the curriculum.


Our topics in Science this term are Animals including humans and light.

In the first topic the children will be learning the names of the bones in the human body and the function of our muscles as well as how to keep our bodies healthy.

During the light topic the children will be learning all about reflective surfaces and shadows.

Useful websites

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd42xyc (Stoneage information)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-new-stone-age-animation/zjh2t39 (Stoneage animation) 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00dtrcn (Stoneage animation)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/zpny34j (Stone age information)

https://youtu.be/jf2BHuSbt_Y (Rolling numbers, a fun way to learn multiplication tables) 

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