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Elm Class - Mrs Selmi


Firstly, I would like to welcome you to the Year 3 class webpage. Please check this page regularly to keep up with what's been happening in Elm Class. If you need to speak to me regarding your child, please come and find me on the playground at home-time or contact the school office to arrange a meeting. Thank you - Mrs Selmi

Our Learning


In order for children to be at the "expected" level for Maths, children are required to write in words all three and four digit numbers. To help children accurately spell the words, please could you practice with your children at home.

Below is a link with the key spellings which the children will be tested on in two weeks time (Monday 26th September).

Many thanks in advance :)


Term 6

Final term of year 3! We can not believe how quickly this year has gone. Every child has worked extremely hard so far this year and I'm certain they will continue with their efforts in the final term.

Our topic for term 6 is 'tremors.' Have a look at all the exciting things we will be covering throughout the curriculum:

Term 5

What a fantastic start we have had to our penultimate topic, "Mighty Metals."

We have started reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes and it has been extremely exciting. We can't wait to find out what happens next... Check our page regularly to see our super pieces of learning :)

Elm Class have loved creating their own Iron Men. Have a look at some of our excellent examples:



Mighty Metals:

This week, we have been comparing the beginning of 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes with the poem 'The Coming of the Iron Man' by Brenda Williams. We loved performing the poem using expression and actions in front of the whole school.

Term 4

Term 3

Elm Class LOVED the Tribal Tales topic. Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed finding out about life in the pre-historic era. The children were extremely enthusiastic both in class and at home, producing learning of a very high standard. 

Have a look at just a few (of many) fantastic pieces of Home Learning created throughout the topic :)



Can you guess which era the above are meant to be from?


 Term 2

What a fantastic start to Term 2! Elm Class have thoroughly enjoyed the start of our new topic 'Scrumdiddlyumptious.' Have a look at the link below for more details about all the exciting things we will be covering throughout the topic.


You should have all received the Home Learning for this term. Below is a copy of the Home Learning sheet just in case :)


We will update our class page regularly so you can see the super learning taking place - make sure to check the website often.

Examples of our fantastic learning...

 We learnt about "exporting" and "importing" products around the world.


After learning about how products are transported across the world, we looked into 'Fairtrade' items. With our fantastic research, we created an acrostic poem which highlights the significance of helping people across the world by buying and selling 'Fairtrade' products.


What a fun afternoon we had yesterday! During Design and Technology (D&T), we created a banana split - using Fairtrade bananas of course. Yum! 

We have created our own recipe books and all the fantastic foods that we will have the opportunity to make will be written up in our book so we can make them at home if we wish :) 

To end our Topic, we made scrumptious Christmas cakes which we thoroughly enjoyed eating. What a fantastic Topic indeed!

 How will I decorate my scrumptious cakes?

 Finally, they are complete - yum!

Term 1

This term, Elm Class will be looking at the topic 'Heroes and Villains.' Have a look at the link below for more details about what we will be covering.


To start our topic, we met Cruella De Vil. She was terrifying and HATED children; what a vile villain!


In September 2015, we introduced the Cornerstones Curriculum - a creative, engaging and exciting way of linking skills and learning. There are four main aspects to this curriculum: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.

Please click the link below to view our topic headings throughout the year:

PDF icon Year 3 Overview 2015-16

To find out what your child is learning in Mathematics, please click on the link below:

Year 3 Mathematics Curriculum

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