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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 half term and are well rested for an exciting half 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.


We had a super last term, learning a great amount of exciting thing including: plants, the UK and Jack and the Beanstalk. Below we have provided some pictures to share with you are fantastic learning. We are incredibly proud of the children's learning. We are also looking forward to sharing our learning with you for the summer term ahead. 


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 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

Our Hen Harrier's Class Rules 1

English - The Canal 


Our new English topic for the summer half term is 'The Canal'. Below there are some resources provided to help support you at home with homework or anytime you would like to practise the story map to show your family. 


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)


Here is a link for the text that we are learning:



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. 

Great Britain Day

Year 3 had great fun exploring different activities from countries in Great Britain. We did weaving, read a story about the Loch Ness monster, created paintings of Nessie, did some Irish dancing and designed our own flavour of scones. After, we cooked our scones, we had a Great Britain tea party to try our scones we made, with juice and tea. The children had a fab day and looked great in their red, blue and white colours!


Art - Georgia O'Keeffe

Year 3 have been looking at Georgia O'Keeffe's flower art work. 

We have been creating our own flower pictures and exploring her style using paint. We used both normal paint and water colours and compared which gave us the best effect. We have also been looking at colour mixing and creating different shades of a colour. 


Have a look below at our creations:

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Music - Our Samba Band

For the next few weeks, Year 3 are learning to play some new instruments in order to form our own Year 3 Samba band. Here is a taster of what we will be learning:


Year 3's Samba Band

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The Longshoremen


A massive thank you to The Longshoremen who visited us in the afternoon to sing some sea shanties to us. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and went home singing the songs! 


Alive Alive Oh

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Ancient Greek Day!


Year 3 had a super day learning about Ancient Greece. We learnt how to write our names in Greek using the Greek alphabet, made Greek pots out of clay and we had a Greek feast with food that they ate in Ancient Greece. All the children took a risk and tried something new. We learnt that the women served the men their food and then ate separately, therefore we had a girls table and a boys table. The children had a chance to try: asparagus, olives, bread, figs, cabbage, grapes, cucumber and Greek cheese. 



Thank you to the parents that came to the topic fair and tried some of our Greek food. We enjoyed sharing what we had learnt during the Spring term with you. 



World Book Day!


Year 3 had a fun World Book Day! We went on an alphabet book hunt and created our very own potato characters linking to our English book, The Iron Man.


Well done to our winner!! 


Oral Health Day!


The children had the wonderful experience to have an oral health nurse in to teach us how to clean and look after our teeth. Below are some pictures of the children cleaning their teeth. 

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.

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