Year 3 

Teacher's Welcome - April 2021

Welcome to the class page for Year 3.

Mrs Freeland and I hope that you had a wonderful break and that Class 3 are looking forward to returning to school for the Summer term.

This term, our topic is 'The Great Outdoors'. We will be learning about the city of Oxford and comparing it to our own locality through research and fieldwork observations about the human and physical geography of the areas. We will also be studying the work of C S Lewis and Lewis Carroll and finding out about the impact that the city of Oxford had on their writing as well as reading and responding to the books 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' and 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.

If you have any questions or queries about anything, please send me an email using my address below, or alternatively, contact the school office to make an appointment. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Clayton



P.E: Our scheduled P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their P.E. kit on these days. There is no need to bring a change of clothes as pupils will remain in P.E. kit for the rest of the day. Please also ensure that your child has a pair of trainers in school at all times.

Reading books: Due to current restrictions on movement around the school, children will have a selection of library books to browse and read in class. We will ensure that they have a reading book suited to their reading ability. Our daily Guided Reading lessons will give children the opportunity to explore a variety of texts as a class,  strengthen their core reading ability and develop specific comprehension skills.  

Pencil cases: Please do not send your child in with a pencil case. We will be providing the children with all necessary equipment while they are here. 

Spellings: We will cover the core spelling patterns from the National Curriculum as well as tricky and common use words in class. Further details on our approach to learning how to spell can be found on the school Literacy page. 

If you have anything you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to email Miss Clayton via my school email.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Clayton and Mrs Freeland 

Supporting your child's learning at home

Please continue to read a variety of books with your child and discuss the content, characters and their likes and dislikes of the book.

Encourage your child to read (and share with you) the texts from our Brill School Year 3 recommended book list.

Your child will take part in daily Wizard Maths sessions every day, which helps them quickly recall their times tables. Any practice of your child’s times tables at home would be a great aid to their learning.

Homework – Please continue to support your child with their homework when needed, but where possible encourage them to have a go independently.


The Curriculum

Year 3’s thematic topic units for this year are: 



Main focus


Prehistoric Britain



The Romans History/ Science
The Great Outdoors


Click on the topic units for an overview document for the term's work. A progression map for each subject is available on the relevant curriculum pages.

Useful websites


Interactive 100 grid: 

General Maths resources: 

Number bonds and timetables practice:


Maths Frame: Addition and Subtraction

Maths Frame:  Multiplication and Division




Spelling and grammar:

Keep Active



Touch typing:

General Resources:

Curriculum- Year Three:

The Year 3 Team

 Miss Clayton

Class Teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Mrs Freeland

Teaching Assistant

Year 3 Wow Moments!

Painting in the Sunshine!

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This week, Ryan has enjoyed painting a diagram of his body and then checked up on his seeds that he had planted on the 19th of April to find that they were already growing very strong! Amazing!! I bet you were feeling very happy being out in the sunshine and very proud to see your own seeds grow. 

Lara's Mirror Maze!

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This was a challenge I set Year 3 with their Science work this week and Lara has absolutely smashed it! Their task was to create a mirror maze and use what they had just learnt about light and how it is reflected, to reflect the light the whole way around the maze. 

Lara Strikes Again!

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As part of Year 3's work this week, they have been asked to research Stephen Hawking as we will be focusing on him for some weeks. Lara has thoroughly enjoyed doing this and has obviously put a lot of hard work into it too! She has also created a membership to the National Geographic Kids magazine, which was useful when researching about him. As well as this, Lara has a new art tool that she has been loving and got involved in a very tasty maths session! Great work Lara and good choice of pizza and chocolate!

George Gets Planting

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This week, George has put on his gardening gloves, picked up his tools and has been busy planting some plants with his sister. He's also stayed active by going on regular runs and even bumping into some cute, baby animals and it doesn't surprise me that George has been 'in the zone' with his maths work as this is always the case at school. Fantastic!! 

Jessica's Birthday!

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Today is Jessica's birthday! Let's all wish her a happy birthday from where we are. Hope you are enjoying yourself Jessica! Click on the link below to open my birthday wishes to Jessica. 

Ryan's Fortress!

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Prepare to be amazed...

Ryan created such an incredible piece of artwork today based on his 'fortress' that he has in his back garden. Not only is it so neatly presented, with colours that reflect the real thing, it is also labelled very clearly. I can tell that a lot of effort has gone into this, so well done Ryan, you superstar! If only you could all see the video of him in action, firing an arrow too!

Sharing The Love

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Tessa has been very busy doing lots of different activities! She has been cooking, helping her parents out in the garden and lots of creative activities using wood and paint. Some of you may have already seen this piece of art as you come into Brill, but if you haven't, go and check it out! Tessa and her family carved out and painted this beautiful heart which is such a wonderful way to spread love during this time - well done all of you!

Outdoor Fun and Cheesecake Making!

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Chef James has been busy in his garden making mud dough balls with his siblings. As well as this, James and his family have enjoyed many walks, playing stuck in the mud and hide and seek on their journey. Such a simple but fun way to stay entertained. As you can see in one of the pictures, James also made mini strawberry cheesecakes which his mum says were delicious - they certainly look it!

Happy Easter!

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Thank you so much for sending over your wonderful pictures. I have really loved seeing what you have all been up to over the past couple of weeks and I hope you have all enjoyed seeing what your friends have been involved in.

Take the time over the next two week to spend some more time with your family and relax. There will not be any learning grids to work from during this period, but if you do fancy a little challenge, then don't forget to go onto the subject pages where teachers will have some activities for you to do. 

I am missing you all and look forward to seeing you when we are back at school.

Remember - you are BRILL and continue to keep smiling!

Lara's African Adventure

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Be ready to be blown away!

Lara wrote a beautiful piece of writing this week as one of her tasks. She has created a phenomenal diary entry based on her holiday in an African country and the epic pictures show just some of the animals she saw.

One, isn't she so lucky to have experienced this and two, isn't she so talented with her writing? 

Jessica's Celebrations

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Birthday celebrations, baking, exercising and making paper dolls are just some of the activities that Jessica and her family have been doing this week! Jessica celebrated her Mum's birthday in style with fireworks and a homemade cake - fantastic! I wonder if you are all feeling healthier since doing Joe Wicks' workouts like I am?

Reggie Allen

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Hi everyone, I'm Reggie!

This is my dog - he's a Bichon Frise and a Maltese Terrier. We went on a lovely dog walk yesterday around a lake. He's a little bit camera shy, which meant it took a long time to get a good picture but this is the best I could get :). He's a very cuddly dog but also very mischievous at times! I'm sure you will see more pictures of him over this period, so keep an eye out. 

James And The Chocolate Coated Raisins

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James has been using fruit pastilles and chocolate covered raisins to help him with his times tables which has helped him hugely - I'm sure he was able to sneak a few into his mouth whilst doing it too! He has also been down at the allotment planting seeds and going on many field walks around his area, as well as reading and spelling. Great work James!

Tessa's Outdoor Adventure

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Tessa has spent most of her time outside in her garden which is great!! She has been playing games with her brother, trampolining, riding bikes, jumping on her pogo stick and even created an insect hotel! I think Tessa is made for the outdoors, wouldn't you agree? So watch out because you may see Tessa jumping hundreds of metres in the air from your back garden. 

Gabriel The Gardener

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Can we just take a moment to look at all of the different activities Gabriel has taken part in? Gabriel built the raised beds that you can see in the first picture and he plans on growing; peas, broad beans, cauliflower, purple sprouting, broccoli, brussel sprouts and lettuces. So many vegetables he could use for a Sunday roast dinner once they have grown! He has also participated in Joe Wicks' daily workout, reading, French work and created a beautiful button rainbow to spread the joy. Incredible!

Volcano Eruption

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Isn't this just a perfect day of FUN? Mya baked some tasty cookies for her family and then made her own volcano. She then added bicarbonate of soda, water, washing up liquid and food colouring to create a big volcanic eruption - what a fantastic idea! She also planted some rainbow radish seeds and peas in her garden which she will look after to make them grow, as well as writing letters and posting them. You superstar Mya!

Puppet Art

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This week, Gabriel has shown his creative skills by creating this amazing sock puppet. Doesn't it look cool? Currently, sock puppet doesn't have a name but what name do you think would suit he/she?

One Handed Washing

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Benedict had a lovely day today, starting off with the Joe Wicks' workout, then washing and drying clothes. He had a lovely discussion with his mum about standard and economic cycles and which is better for the environment and why. They also discussed the good and bad points to drying your laundry on a line outside in comparison to inside e.g. using a tumble machine and clothes rack. Not only has he nailed the skill of doing laundry and reflecting on this, he has also mastered hanging the clothes up with ONE HAND! Go Benedict! 

Ryan vs The Lion

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Last week, Ryan was super busy. He got involved in some cooking, fractions work, filtering dirty water and bravely taking on a lion with 'Google Animals'! You absolute superstar Ryan! I wonder what other animals he will be ready to take on this week? 

Spot Tilly B!

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Tilly B got a bit of fresh air and took part in her favourite activity - tree climbing. Can you spot her in the tree? She also had a catch up with some of her friends over Face Time. It's great to see they are keeping in contact over this period. 

George's Marvellous Week

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George took part in many practical activities last week, which all look like fun! From painting, to making jelly, to wanting to be a mud man and covering half of his body in mud - whoops! 

Magnetic magic!

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Look at Lara's creative, magnetic game! Doesn't it look fab? A game that I would love to play. Great work Lara!

Grace's Exciting Week!

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Grace and her family were very busy last week by taking part in loads of practical activities around the house. All of these activities look so exciting and looks like they made the most of the lovely sunshine! What a fantastic way to spend the week! 

Vegetable fun

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This unique vegetable figure was create by Freya. A great way to be creative whilst preparing a home meal. 

Wicked Writing!

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This was a snapshot of Freya who was hard at work with her writing this week. I really loved reading her writing and I am sure all of you will too. Round of applause Freya. Fantastic work!