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Hen Harriers (Year 3)

Welcome to Hen Harriers - Year 3!


Welcome back Year 3, we hope you have had a lovely Christmas and are well resting for an exciting term ahead! We will be updating this page regularly to let you know what we have been learning and how we are demonstrating our 5 Reydon Learning Behaviours.


As we are now in Key Stage 2, we will be working very hard (as always!) whilst promoting and rewarding independence. Children can now earn their pen licences, which enables them to use pen in their class work. However, the children need to show consistency in their joined-up handwriting, crossing out mistakes with a ruler, underlining with a ruler and using their capital letters and full stops in every sentence. 


Please see our Spring curriculum newsletter, which has all the details of our learning this term.


If you have any questions or concerns, please remember we are always here and available most days after school. 


Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Freeman, Mrs Curry and Mrs Hutchinson. 

Our Hen Harrier's Class Rules

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I would like you share with you some of our Year 3 Maths learning so far this half term. I have been proud of the children's hard work this year and I love that our children enjoy their Maths lessons! We have covered: place value, addition and subtraction and properties of 2D shapes. Below, I have attached pictures of our Maths working wall and some work that I am incredibly proud of. This work has been very well presented with neat writing, one number in each box and the use of the Reydon 5 R's. 

English - The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

The children are really enjoying this books so far this half term and I have seen incredible improvement in their writing because of this. The past few weeks, we have been focusing on story openers and how to create suspense in our writing. The children have written some very detailed and spooky story openers that are making me wanting to read on! 


Also, we are still looking for pen licences to give out! So please practise your joined up handwriting with consistent capital letters (CL) and full stops (FS). 

Black History Month

As October was Black History month, Year 3 chose an artist called Christopher Ofili to learn about. We found out that he was famous for painting with elephant dung. Year 3 recreated his painting 'No Woman No Cry', also using elephant dung (mud) to give a similar effect to their creations. Have a look at our amazing artwork!



Stone Age

Year 3 have loved learning about their Stone Age topic. We have created our own Stone Age paintings, looked at tools, learnt about Stone Age homes and we have also cooked our own Stone Age stew with berries and honey. Here are some pictures of our topic so far!

Stone Age Houses

Have a look at our amazingly creative Stone Age houses that we made for our homework. The children have put an incredible effort and time into making these houses, and the hard work has paid off! Well done Year 3 and thank you to the parents that have helped made it possible for the children to go exploring for resources. 


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Stone Age Day at Ringsfield Hall


The children (and adults) had such a fun and amazing day on our Stone Age school trip to Ringsfield. We learnt so much and did so many exciting activities. We created our own Stone Age houses, made spears, learnt how to make a fire, Stone Age painting, made nettle bread , and we even picked and ate stinging nettle! Year 3 were so brave! All the children were respectful and well behaved throughout the trip, being great representatives to Reydon Primary. 


Year 3 Performing Times Tables

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The children have drastically improved in their 3 and 4 times tables over last half term. This chant has helped them to remember their times tables in a fun way. You could continue this chant with your children at home, maybe with a different times tables. This half term we will be focusing on practicing the 8 times tables using the same technique.

Animals (including humans) 

The children really enjoyed this Science topic last term, they learnt a lot and it was nice to see children bringing in books and posters from home that linked to this topic; they loved showing them to the class during show and tell. We learnt about nutrient, bones and muscles. 

We also compared amounts of sugar in different drinks, the children were surprised by the outcomes. 


Our next Science topic will be Light!


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