Mrs Clarke

3 Shelduck

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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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May 2022


In DT we have been designing and building our own birdfeeders!  We first looked at a famous birdhouse artist, Ray Dutton who is known as the ‘birdhouse man’.  We then used his art as an inspiration to design and build our own.  The children have been collecting natural materials from home and from school to make their own birdfeeders.  We have included in our design: a wooden roof to ensure the birdhouse is waterproof, hay/feathers for nesting, small perch for bird to sit on whilst feeding and a good sized window for the birds to access food.  Our birdfeeders will also provide protection for the local RSPB bird sanctuary.

Archive 2021/2022


In computing the children have been learning to open and save a word document. Also, the children have been continuing and building on their previous learning which is to type and edit their work. In this term, the children are also beginning to learn the function of toolbar and how different tools are used to format their document. During our computing session, children also discuss abut online safety and how they can keep themselves safe when using the computer, mobile phone, Ipad, games console and other type of media.

Archive 2020/2021


Our topic for this term is ‘How does your garden grow?’ so the children have been looking at examples of gardening magazines and newsletters. The children have also been reading the book ‘James and the Giant peach’ by Roald Dahl. In writing, the children learnt to use different types of Alan Peat sentences that they have learnt in Year 3 to make their entries more entertaining for the readers. Year 3 planted sunflowers and have used their real-life experience to help them write their own gardening magazine entry which include top tips, suggestions, advice and various diagrams to help the readers to grown their own sunflowers at home.

Food Technology

This term we made ‘James and the Giant Peach’ sundaes.  We used ice cream, crushed biscuits, peaches, syrup, whipped cream and wafers!  We worked together in groups to cut and slice the peaches for our sundaes.  In the afternoon, we enjoyed our delicious dessert while we watched the movie James and the Giant Peach!  We can confidently say that the treats were enjoyed by all!


This term, we have been revisiting fractions and word problems including the four operations. Children are using and applying previous learning to solve various mathematical problems. The children are also beginning to use and choose a range of concrete manipulative to help them answer the questions. For the fraction topic, the children are becoming more confident at drawing bar model independently and show their working out clearly. For the mix operation topic, the children have been practising to solve multistep questions. The children are starting to familiarise themselves with the correct Mathematical language and use them  when answering questions.


Children have been learning the National Anthem and ‘Sing’ both of which are in preparation for the Platinum Jubilee.

In addition we have been listening to William Tell’s Overture by Rossini.

We have discussed the tempo, dynamics and instruments of the piece and have followed the melody on the chime bars.

Their playing, helped them to stay in time to a steady pulse beat and play rhythms accurately.


In year 3 we have been learning 5 sets of the Panjabi alphabet, we have been using our knowledge of the sounds and alphabets to make Mukte words as well as introducing the Kanaa and Siharee symbol. For speaking and listening our main focus has been on directions and how to give directions in Panjabi. To make our learning more interesting children have been using a multitude of resources such as flash cards and the interactive board. In Panjabi we also learning names of different transport.

Physical Education

In PE, we have been learning to play Kabaddi! We have been practicing the skills needed to play the sport by taking part in practice games and drills designed to improve spatial awareness. Kabaddi is a team sport in which you have to score points by invading the other team’s space and tagging a player, then returning to your own side before getting tagged back. Children will be working on quick footwork skills and teamwork to improve their game play.  These skills are transferable to many other team and individual sports and we will be discussing this further in our lessons.


In PSHE we have been looking at ‘Relationships’.  We have discussed roles and responsibilities of each of our family members and also how every person in the house plays a crucial part within the family dynamics.  We then discussed how friendship problems can occur and used the “Solve it” technique to discuss and solve various friendship scenarios.

We have also been understanding and learning what it means to be a global citizen.  As a class we all agreed that a good global citizen is someone who behaves in a responsible way and is considerate to the area and others that are living in it.  We discussed that we can all be better global citizens by looking after the environment, helping people in need, follow the laws and rules, be honest and trustworthy and volunteer in your community.

Religious Education

This term we have been learning about Islam.  We first located where Islam was founded and also who it was found by.  We identified some main facts about Islam such as: who Prophet Muhammad was, Mosque is the place where Muslims worship, Muslims follow the Five Pillars and that Allah is the name of their God.  We then learnt about how Muslims follow the cycle of the moon during Ramadan and Eid.  We have also compared Sikhism and Islam and identified how they could be similar or different.


In Science, we have continued to look at “How does your garden grow?”.  We have learnt the life cycle of a flowering plant and new vocabulary: germination, pollination, fertilisation and reproduction.  We have also been keeping a sunflower diary to record the process of how our sunflower grows.  We have successfully planted our sunflowers in our allotments and are eagerly awaiting to see how tall they will get!  We have also started an investigative experiment where we are looking at how seeds grow in different environments are recording our process whilst observing any changes.

Sikh Studies

Children this term have been learning about the two youngers sons of the 10th Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji known as the Chote Sahibzaade and also their grandmother, Mata Gujar Kaur Ji. They learnt about the pivotal story of their martyrdom. Children learnt it as a story time lesson and then recapped the key events in chronological order of their inspiring martyrdom. Children then wrote in their books of what they learnt in the story and also what they will try and do to be like them.