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Eskdale, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6ED

01695 721881

Delph Side Community Primary School

Inspiring each other to succeed and exceed!

Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 2017-2018
Year 3 2017-2018

Welcome to Year 3! Our teacher is Mrs Littler and our teaching assistant is Miss Fitzgerald. Year 3 is a very exciting year with it being the first year in the juniors! This year the class is made up of extremely enthusiastic children, who are very keen to learn.

Our topic this half term is There's No Place Like Home. In English, we will be reading Lancashire Folk Tales, carrying out a number of activities around them with a build up to writing our own folk tale.

We will also be looking at a range of other subjects within this theme including History and Geography. We will take a step back in time to learn about the history of Skelmersdale and how it has developed over the years. We will also be looking at a range of maps and looking at how maps have improved and developed.

Plus lots more…… Please check back to see what we get up to along the way.


General information

  • We have PE on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, but should always have our kit in school.
  • It is extremely important that we read at home every night. When we have read at home 25 times we receive a bookmark and a book prize in gathering.
  • We have a pupil of the week award which is announced in gathering and they are given a POW award. Other awards include Magic Maths, Handwriting Hero and Boss Behaviour which are also announced in gathering.
  • At play time we can either bring in our own healthy snack or you may choose to pay 20p per day to choose a snack from our snack trolley.
  • Water bottles can also be brought into class in a plastic bottle that is clearly labelled with a name and will be freely accessible throughout the day.
  • Each week we will bring home times table homework and spellings.
  • Our times table focus in Year 3 is our 4 and 8 times tables.
  • We also need to keep practising ou 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.

No Bullying Poems

Today Year 3 were very enthusiastic with writing No Bullying acrostic poems. I was amazed with their brilliant ideas and creativity.

Friendship Week

Year 3 have been using drama to demonstrate bullying and kindness through different scenarios.


In English our new unit is Fables. We have been reading and orally retelling them in pairs and to the class.

French Day

Year 3 have totally enjoyed French Day! They have mastered counting to 10 in French, greeting people and answering the phone saying "Allo." We have been tasting some foods produced in France which was interesting. Reception also visited us to see what we had been doing and they were a fantastic audience. Well done everybody.

World War 2 Week - D-Day

Year 3 have absolutely loved learning about D-Day.  They have produced some fantastic work.


We had a go at sketching planes that were used on D-Day.

We took part in a WW2 themed fitness PE lesson which was tough! 

Trip to the Beacon

Year 3 enjoyed their trip to the Beacon. They had chance to draw physical and human geography features.

One of the highlights of the trip... whilst walking back to school, Year 3 randomly bursting out in song - Try Everything by Shakira.  Mrs O will be impressed!


After 4 sessions on counting to 10 in French, we were very excited to work in our French books! Year 3 loved this and worked really well.

English - Biographies

Year 3 have been enjoying reading famous people's biographies. They have read biographies online, on paper and watched videos.


As part of the Singapore maths we used number cards to create fact family addition and subtracting calculations.


We have been using Scratch to program a character to move.



English - Folk Tales

We have been writing our own folk tales. We practised our videoing skills by videoing each other whilst reading our stories.



We have been counting in 4s and 8s and talking about the pattern of counting in these times tables.

Peer massage

Year 3 learning more massage moves in the listening hands sessions today.


We have been working in groups to look at a range of old and modern maps. We have been recognising similarities, differences and discussing reasons and suggestions about the maps.


Year 3 enjoyed drawing and talking about their nightmare school!


Year 3 have been exploring Scratch in the iPads.

Peer Massage

Year 3 are enjoying using their listening hands to give their peers a massage. They understand the importance of asking first.

Year 3 had lots of fun counting 5000 straws between them. We have been learning to count in fifties by playing a dice game. We became very competitive as the race was on for the first person to get to 1000 counting in fifties.

Year 3 have been using Google Earth and Digimaps for schools to look at different maps. They also used their postcode to locate their house on a map.

Maths - Counting in hundreds
Today we got a bit kidney bean happy! Our task was to work together to count 100 kidney beans, estimate how many beans in a second container and then count to check. We worked really well together!

Year 3 had fun acting out and performing the folk tale 'The Lancashire Giant.'

Year 3!
First year in the juniors and the children have made a good start by getting stuck in!



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