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Year 3

Year 3

Adults in Year 3:

In Year 3 the class teachers are Ms Powell and Miss Jolliffe (3B) and Mr Anderson (3A).

(jamie.powell@widden.gloucs.sch.uk , Claire.Jolliffe@widden.gloucs.sch.uk  , tim.anderson@widden.gloucs.sch.uk )


The other adults that support class teachers are Mrs Mahmoud, Mrs Browning and Mrs Mohammed.

Term 5

This term our topic is Relics, Rocks and Rumbles. We are learning about different rocks and how they are formed in different ways, resulting in physical differences between them. We are also exploring how fossils are made and what causes earthquakes and volcanoes. We will be looking at different types of soil and carrying investigations into their different properties. 




P.E is now two days a week for both classes: on Wednesday (swimming) and Thursday. We also have a hall slot on a Friday afternoon.


Children should bring a swimming costume on Wednesday and wear P.E. kit on Thursday. P.E. kit is not needed on a Friday, although trainers (daps) are advised.


Please ensure that your child wears appropriate clothes on a Thursday including trainers, jogging trousers/leggings, t-shirt and jumper. 


Children should also bring a water bottle to school so that they don't have to leave a lesson when they get thirsty.


Children will be provided with weekly homework. This may include maths based activities, writing activities and/or other activities relating to the curriculum. We are currently in the process of setting up an online learning platform for each child. Children will be given a 'Seesaw' login shortly and details will be sent home informing parents/carers as to how to set this up. Home reading books are also being sent home. Please return these as soon as they have been read (alongside a comment on their home reading record) so that a new book can be given out. 

Year 3 Top 20 Book Challenge


Below is a link for the 20 books in the Year 3 book challenge. We'd love to see the children each read as many of these as they can before the end of the year-this is a challenge and there will be prizes for those who read the most! Many of them are quite quick reads and are full of colourful pictures, so are ideal if your child finds reading a struggle. There are also some longer books for faster readers. The books have been carefully chosen because we love them, and we are sure the children will too!

All books are available in school but due to having limited numbers of some we do ask that any which are borrowed are returned quickly. We also encourage all home books to be returned on a daily basis so that we can keep a record of how much your child is reading at home. Any reading you can do with them really does help them so much.

A link to what the books in the challenge are is provided below.

Other information:

Please ensure that children do not bring unnecessary items to school. Ideally, children should only bring the following items to school: 


Lunch box 

Water bottle

Home reading book


If you need to contact either Year 3 teachers and are unable to for any reason, please use the following emails:


Mr Anderson: tim.anderson@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

Miss Jolliffe: Claire.Jolliffe@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

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