Mrs Clarke

3 Shelduck

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 3

Mrs Clarke and Mrs Athwal warmly welcome you to Year 3.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 3, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Athwal

3 Heron

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June 2021


In Art we have continued to create our paintings and models where we have incorporated Jackson Pollock’s style of ‘drip painting’ and ‘action painting’.  Alongside our topic of looking after the environment we have used various different recyclables to include in our model.  We have experimented with mixing colours and watering down the paints to create the ‘drip style’ painting.


In Writing this month, the children have been practising to write Alan Peat sentences that will be used in the report. Children have been learning to write catchy title for their report and suitable sub headings for their paragraphs. We have been discussing about different ways that children can help the environment and how they can start this from their own classroom and school. To make the writing more interesting and informative, they have been learning to use a range of conjunctions, different sentence openers and including interesting facts to capture their readers attention.

Food Technology

This term in cooking we have made pancakes and fruit salad!  We have learned many new skills starting with how to measure dry and wet ingredients.  We weighed our pancake mix with a scale and measured out in grams.  We then measured out the water in millilitres using a measuring jug.  Next we poured the batter on to the pan and learnt how to flip our pancake!  For our fruit salad we learnt how to cut our fruit into halves and quarters.  If you would like any pancakes for breakfast – we are experienced chefs now!


In Maths this month, the children have continued to learn place value. They are beginning to use the knowledge of place value to add correctly. Children learnt to use the correct mathematical vocabulary to explain how they add numbers up to 3 digits. In this topic, they also use place value chart to write down calculation for addition correctly using column method. Children have been practising to write the numbers in the correct place value by separating the numbers into ones, tens and hundreds. List the numbers in a column and always start adding with the ones first.


I have been very proud of the attitude of the students this term as some music restrictions are still in place.

Year 3 children have continued to play several different rhythms in time to the pulse beat. The rhythms include crotchets quavers semi quavers and one beat rests. They have also learnt how to change dynamics and internalise their rhythms whilst remaining silent.

They have followed notation and graphic scores on line which helps their listening skills, team work, perseverance and sense of achievement.


In Year 3, we have been learning 3 sets of Panjabi letters and revising our previous knowledge by reading and writing Mukta words. We have also been beginning to construct new Panjabi words. Children are using the Panjabi alphabet sheet to allow them to make connections, furthermore, recognise familiar sounds to enable them to read and write Mukta words. This term, children have also been learning about self-hygiene in Panjabi. For speaking and listening our main focus has been on directions. To make our learning interesting children have been using a variety of interactive resources such as flash cards and pictures. This term they have also been learning about Guru Arjan Dev Ji and Guru Ji’s shahidi.


This month we had our Sports Day!  Children took part in lots of fun races including Parachute Popcorn, Slalom and 50 metre dash!

There were lots of winners on the day and the fastest sprinters won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals.  We also gave away Frisbees and Sponsored water bottles as prizes to children who showed excellent team spirit by cheering their team on and encouraging others!

We also had a visit from our much loved mascot Ladoo and children enjoyed the lovely weather on the day by having a picnic on the field with their friends and teachers.

We hope to see you all at next year’s Sports Day as you were missed this year by all staff and children.


In PSHE this term we have been looking at ‘Healthy Me’.  We started out by discussing why the heart and lungs are important for us and how we can keep the two organs healthy.  As a class we had many discussions about how exercise can be fun and the many ways we can include it in our daily lives.  Alongside this we had the opportunity to participate in a MAD activity day where we spent the whole day outside being active!  We also have been looking at healthy eating and talking about a well-balanced meal.  In the Food Tech room we have made our own pancakes and fruit salad as an example of a well-balanced healthy meal.


This term we have been learning about the River Ganges and the significance of it to Hindus.  First we learned the facts about the river to understand the history about it.  Next we found out why it is important to Hindus and why it is a sacred place for them.  Finally, we discussed how other people would want to visit the River as well and how it can feel special to people from many religions.


In Science we have continued to look at light. More specifically we have looked at how the sun affects the size of a shadow depending on the time and location of it. We have carried out various investigations to find out where the shadow could be at various times of the day. One day we could not see any shadows and we found out this was because the clouds were blocking the sun’s light!