Year 3

Summer 2 2017

Welcome back — Final push towards the end of the year

We hope you and your children had a lovely half term break. During this half term we often see huge strides made by children and we are sure that this year will be no exception. One final push towards the summer!


Careers Project and Careers Fayre

Before the half term break, the children met a range of professionals during careers week. Every year now has a careers project to complete before the Careers Fayre on Friday 25th June.

Our careers topics is sport and we have decided to make a sports smoothie to sell at the Careers Fayre. The children will take part in an Apprentice-style competition to see who has the most marketable product, then we will make and sell it as a year group. Very exciting!


Global Gardens

Living things have certain requirements in order to grow and stay healthy.

In English, Science and Geography, we will be investigating Global Gardens this half term as our unit of learning.

This will involve school trips to the park and gardening in school so that the children can get to grips with living things.

In science we will investigate how and why plants grow, what helps and hinders them when growing and environmental issues around plants and their effects on human beings.

To support your child’s learning, we encourage you to discuss the facts they are learning in school.  Of course, we always encourage any extra learning at home. If you have any information or knowledge of the transport in the local community, please send in a fact file.



All Year 3 children need to bring their PE kit in on a Monday and keep it in school until the Friday.

Children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/plimsols.

Please ensure that they bring their kit with them on these days as a kit is an essential part of the lesson, in terms of safety and hygiene.

Please write your child’s name on every item of clothing to avoid losses.



A great variety of sports and academic clubs are offered to children in KS2.  All children are encouraged to participate as fully as possible to help them enjoy their time at school even more. 

Keep an eye out for  club letters and return them promptly to avoid disappointment

Home Learning Journals

Please take the time to read with your children and sign their home learning journals with a comment. Reading at home makes a huge difference to the quality of children’s learning now and in the future.


Healthy Living

At South Rise, we are making a huge effort to instil in our pupils the benefits of healthy living. By eating well and getting plenty of exercise, we can be healthier in body and mind. If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please ensure that they have a healthy option to eat at school. Thank you.


Katherine Taylor     Jenny Windett    Fiona Bunting

Year 3 Latest News

In year 3 for the past two weeks, we have spent time designing and making Roman shields. Firstly, we researched Roman shields, specifically, the types of colours and patterns that were used and why. For instance, most shields used the colour red which relates to the God Mars, god of war.

Posted: Wednesday 10th May 2017, 5:20pm

We are now half way through the second spring term and year 3 have been doing some exciting learning. Our unit of learning is On the move: transport. As part of this unit of learning, we have been learning about forces and Magnets in science.

Posted: Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 5:37pm

Since the Christmas break, year 3 have been studying a range of exciting topics.

At the beginning of term, the whole school was learning about planet earth. Years 3 and 4 were investigated the deep sea. We researched information about the vampire squid from hell, dolphins and sharks.

Posted: Wednesday 25th January 2017, 5:40pm
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