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Hill View Junior Academy

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Welcome to Year 3


The children make a big jump from infants to juniors and we aim to make that transition as smooth as possible. We have high expectations of our Year 3’s and we always know they will rise to the challenge. We also aim to make time in Year 3 as engaging and fun as possible. Here are some of the things children in Year 3 can look forward to:-

  • Topics including the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, Plants and animals and weather around the world.
  • Trips to the Oriental museum and the Baltic.
  • Lots of art including drawing, painting and printing.
  • Lots of sports including gymnastics, tennis, dance, golf and athletics.
  • We get to cook and sew in Year 3 as well.
  • We have fish in year 3.
  • We use Ipads lots to help us with our learning.
  • A Christmas production.

In Year 3 we stay with our class teacher most of the day apart from Maths where we work in Sets. Homework is given out on Thursday’s and returned by the following Tuesday. Spellings can vary from class to class but each class will send spellings home to be learnt ready for a weekly spelling test. Reading is a huge focus in Year 3 and we ask that the children have their books in school every day.

Most importantly we want our Year 3’s to be happy when they come to school and we know that if they are they will learn to their full potential

PE in Year 3

Year 3 have been enjoying many different sports taught by specialist coaches. Here are some enjoying a non-stop dance workout.

Egyptian Trip

Year 3 are visiting the Oriental museum in Durham and learning all about life and death in Egyptian times.

Newspaper reports

This term Year 3 had their Class toys stolen by a mystery thief. In order for them to be returned we had to write a newspaper report and reveal the thief’s identity!

Making sandwiches! 

In Year 3 we designed and made a healthy sandwich. Then the fun part we got to eat them!

This week Year 3 had lots of special visitors. Our reading corner was full of our toys. Watch this space to read our fabulous stories.

We have started our Egyptian topic this week and looked at lots of Egyptian artefacts.