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Welcome to Year 3 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Year 3's Class Webpage. 

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Remote learning - all remote learning activities will be coordinated on the Year 3 Microsoft Teams groups. Please email me if you're having any trouble accessing Teams.


If you'd like to show Miss Birkett and Mrs Rothwell your amazing work or just to say hi, you can email them too! and

Lucy's recycled space sculpture!

Race For Life

It was a brilliant day for our Race for Life! Every one of Year 3 completed the 1 mile and received their Race For Life medal. Thanks to all the fundraisers and our sponsors who have donated to this very worthy cause to raise money towards cancer research.

Coram Life Education visit with Harold the Giraffe

Year 3 enjoyed their visit from Harold the Giraffe today who told them all about healthy living and how to resolve conflicts!

Year 3 have been celebrating Earth Day with art and literacy, as we made agamographs - pictures which change when they are looked at from a different angle. On one side, we drew how humans can cause harm to the planet, but on the other how humans can take care of our environment.

In literacy we became CBBC Newsround journalists as we reported the news on what Earth Day is and all aspects of protecting the planet, from recycling waste to why trees are so important to walking to school to cut down on car use! 

Gurdwara Sahib visit!

Year 3 and 4 were incredibly lucky today as for part of our RE work on Sikhism we were able to take a school trip around a Sikh Gurdwara! We are very thankful to Hardev from the Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurdwara in Manchester for taking so much of his time to show us around the Gurdwara Sahib, explaining all about the different parts of the Gurdwara from the Nishan Sahib flagpole which shows anybody is welcome to a place of peace, to the langar free kitchen (sadly closed because of coronavirus) and the prayer room. Both years were incredibly excited to ask about Sikh belief and how Sikhs put their faith in to practise around the word, and that we all have something in common - that 'sikh' means 'learner' and we certainly learned a lot today!

Year 3 had a surprise today when a Roman Legionary came to visit and tell them about his life in Britain 1,900 years ago! The children learned about what equipment the Roman army used, how they fought, why they came to Britain and even about the Roman Gods (our favourite being Cloaca, Goddess of Sewers!).

Painting with magnets!

World Book Day! Our dream libraries and book recommendations.

WAGOLL - Jake's storyboard plan!

WAGOLL - What leadership qualities did Jesus show?

WAGOLL - Adverbs!

Chinese New Year Reports - What can you find out about the traditions and celebrations?

Debate Text WAGOLL

Crossword Puzzles for this week's spellings!

Debate text WAGOLL

Stone - or Lego and Play-doh - henge!

Making Fossils!

We had lots of fun making fossils using salt dough! See the remote learning link below to find out how to do it yourself!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Year 3 had a very festive time today with our Christmas dinner complete with Christmas crackers!

Spellings for test on 27.11.20

Spellings for test on 13.11.20

We'll be working on Microsoft Teams for our remote learning during our time away from school;

Please see the linked letter below.

Looking at the Harvest Festival

Year 3 have enjoyed looking at the meaning of the Harvest Festival, writing acrostic autumn poems about this time of year and even created their own decorated harvest baskets full of the fruit and vegetables, good job Year 3!

This week has been a bit strange without Mr Davies but we have had a super supply teacher with us who has carried on under Mr Davies's instructions to deliver amazing lessons.


Year 3 got off to a brilliant start to last week, and even though circumstances mean we've had to return to remote learning for a short time I'm sure nothing will get in the way of Year 3 showing their determination and fantastic attitude to learning. Each day we'll have a new literacy, guided reading, maths and topic activity to complete. Please email me at with your completed work and any questions you might have, just as in school I'm here to help. Stay safe and I will see you all very soon back in the classroom!

- Mr Davies



Although we can't be in school right now we still have a Star of the Week to announce, it's my pleasure to announce that due to her fantastic remote learning, the effort she's put in and her positive attitude shining through in a tricky time that Alice is our Star of the Week - congratulations to Alice!

Who will shine brightly next week?

This week has been very difficult to pick a star as I have seen not only great work but brilliant attitudes to learning. The person who stood out a tiny bit more was.......William! Your handwriting really surprised me and your maths work fabulous. But it was definitely the attitude to learning that swung it. 

Well done William!

Amazing news this morning. 

Mr Davies became a daddy to baby Arlo who weighed 7 lb 15 oz (mums like to know this!)

Because of this we are going to let Mr Davies have a little rest and have time to get to know Arlo. Instead of returning any work or messages to him please email to me, Mrs Rothwell (how rude I didn't introduce myself!). My email is

As with Mr Davies contact me about anything.

Finally I'm sure you would like to send your congratulations to Mr Davies and his beautiful family.

Mr Davies and Arlo

Good afternoon and goodbye!

That is it for remote learning and on Monday we are back in the classroom. I can not wait.

Today has been a little quiet but some fantastic work has been sent in. I can't pick anyone out today who has been exceptional as each and everyone of you has been amazing. Also a big shout out to those amazing people at home supporting you with your learning. 

Mrs Rothwell

Good morning year 3!

Last day of remote learning today....hooray we will be back in school on Monday. Today's learning is some spelling activities for literacy, Reading Eggs, Maths is as every Friday, investigative maths and finally PSHE is all about rules.

I hope you have a fantastic day and an even better weekend. It has been an absolute pleasure seeing all your work over the last few days so finish the week with a bang and blow my socks off.

Mrs Rothwell

Well I have had a fabulous day looking at all your work and seeing your fantastic photos. What I found the most interesting was looking at the books that you have been reading, you all have such different tastes.

Well tomorrow will be our last day remotely and we will be back in class on Monday. Have a lovely evening and I will see you in the morning.

Mrs Rothwel





Day 9 out of 10 well that's gone quick. Today in Literacy you are learning about compound words. Maths is continuing with muluplications on Purple Mash . Computer safety- what is it? Find out by watching the videos. I apologise now to parents and carers now if the links do not work and need to be typed into your search bar. Alternatively email me and I will send link .

I wonder how Mr Davies' first night as a parent went ? Don't forget to send your congratulations to him and Arlo.x

Mrs Rothwell

Well what a day! 

I've had a great time looking at all your work and photographs. Mr Davies has given me your work for the rest of the week so you will not miss out. Two more days of Remote Learning and we will be back in school on Monday. I cannot wait. Another special shout out to William who not only finished his work but asked for more!!!!

See you tomorrow guys.

Mrs Rothwell

Halfway through our second week of remote learning already! No time to slow down though, we've got some exciting stuff to be learning about today - in literacy, you can change the entire meaning of a word with one easy trick. What is it? Click the star above to find the secret of suffixes! Carrying on from our history work, we're looking at the diary of a mill worker in guided reading - was it all bad news or did she have reason to be hopeful? Read the text to find out! In maths it's game time - dominoes and memory matching card games! Finally in RE, we take a look at an important figure for Christians (and Judaism, and Islam - he's important in all 3!) - Noah.

We've had another cracking day of remote learning about some tricky ideas, but our brains have proved up to the task! I want to give a special mention to William who sent me a fantastic video on why it's important in literacy to keep an eye on your verb tenses - one tense to make sense! Another special mention to geography expert Luke, who was not tricked by human geography looking like physical geography, correctly identifying reservoirs as a human feature of our area. Good job!

Welcome to day 7 of our temporary remote learning - in literacy, don't be tense, but we're looking at tenses. In guided reading, relax with some fairy tales, while in maths we're getting to grips with the ten times tables and grouping tens together on Mathletics - if you've not got your log in details, email me and I'll get them to you straight away. Last but not least we're continuing our work on the local area by looking at physical and human features of the area. What do we mean by physical and human? Click the star above to find out...

School and our online remote learning don't seem so bad once you realise how tough children in Lancashire had it in the past - the mills might have brought lots of money to the local area, but it cost a lot of children a lot of pain and suffering as they worked in noisy, dangerous conditions all day long. Take a look at our letters and thank your lucky stars that you get to go to school instead!

Welcome to week 2 of our remote learning! In literacy, we're making up some silly sentences with subordinating conjunctions. What are they? Click the literacy link above to find out! In guided reading we've got a fun way to remember this week's spellings and in maths something that will come in handy a lot later - partitioning. In history, we'll be looking at an important part of Bacup's past; the cotton mills. What was life like for those who worked in them? You'll probably be very, very glad to have been born in the 21st century rather than the 19th century after you find out...
We're halfway through our period of remote learning - time flies when you're having fun, and it's been great to see all the fun you've been having! Today you've all really impressed me with your good thinking about how our body has to work together to get a job done - the human brain is more powerful and complicated than the most expensive computer on the planet, but without all the other body parts to support it would be completely useless! No matter how brilliant you are on your own, you can get even more accomplished by working with others. We'll carry on our work together next week! 

Alice has been super busy making bath bombs for her and her brother - some super DT!

Good morning Year 3! We're halfway through our remote learning period, let's keep up the excellent work. Today we're investigating question and exclamation marks in literacy, earning some shiny golden eggs in guided reading (if you don't know your password for ReadingEggs, make sure you email me), solving a puzzle in maths and finding out how our own bodies teach us the value of teamwork and why working together can achieve things we could never accomplish on our own. 

We've been busy today! Not only did we fix some superhero sentences, become marine biologists with our non-fiction ready comprehension and win number bond races, we've also kept our heart rates up by exercising while we hunt for Pokemon! Why not hold on to them so you can keep catching them and stay active? Thanks to all the parents who helped with the scavenger hunt! Also, if you've been up to any other work, send it in - have a look at Daniel's amazing bear art that he made just using stickers!

Daniel's Brilliant Bear Art!

Almost finished with a whole week of remote learning, it's flying by and I can't wait to see you all in school again - just a little bit longer to go! While we're waiting, let's keep our learning up with super sentences in literacy, finding out all about the world of dolphins in guided reading, racing against the clock to ace some number bonds and in PE, well, we're going on a bit of a hunt! Good luck!

Amazing work today on the traditional tale of the Enormous Turnip, Mathletics number ordering, searching a fairy tale forest for those nouns (special mention to Olivia and Sophia who did a brilliant job explaining the difference between common and proper nouns!) and our super map reading skills on a place very close to us! Remember to keep sending messages for your friends!

Good morning Year 3 - we're already halfway through the first week of our remote learning, can you believe it? We'll be back in school before we know it, so let's keep up that fantastic learning! Today we're recapping nouns in literacy, reading a traditional tale about an unusually large root vegetable in guided reading, keeping our understanding of the 2 times table sharp (earn a certificate if you know them back to front!) and looking at somewhere we all know pretty well in geography. 
Some more great work for the Proud Cloud - we did a fantastic job thinking about how Bacup has changed over 130 years! Have a look what we spotted below.
Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of our mini remote learning! Today we're looking at apostrophes in literacy, those fun hovering commas, comparing numbers in maths and looking at how our own beloved Bacup has changed since the year 1890 in history. In guided reading we're writing a letter to our friends about the last book we read. Speaking of friends, if you have a special message for any people in the class, email it in and it'll appear in the messages part of our class page at the top!
Some fantastic work from Year 3 today, have a look at these brilliant examples of RE work on why people followed different leaders in the past! If you have a message for your friends, email it to me and I'll put it in our messages section above. You could let them know what you've been up to, or just that you're thinking of them and will see them after this short bit of remote learning! 

A sneak preview of Year 3!

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Welcome to Year 3 letter

Looking back on Year 3 2019-2020

A little happy summer holidays ready for tomorrow from me and Miss Collins!

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Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page.

Check this page regularly for updates on our antics inside and outside the classroom.

We are a wonderful class that care for our environment and shoot for the stars every day.

Miss Stott and Miss Collins.

Just a little message from me and Miss Collins letting you know we're thinking of each and every one of you every day.

Enchanted Woods by Enid Blyton Audiobook

Welcome Letter for Year 4