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Coastal Erosion STEM activity

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The children enjoyed investigating coastal erosion as part of their science day. They designed coastal defences and then tested them out.

Will this work?

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Here are some photographs of the children’s ideas.

Spring Term


This term the children will be learning all about rocks, fossils and soils.  They will also be transported back in time to 79 A.D. and the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  We will also be reading the book ‘Escape From Pompeii’ and experimenting with writing similes, metaphors and personification. 


Look out for some of our exciting learning as this term progresses. 




Wenny Meadow 

We spent some time exploring this local green space and discussing what we could see, hear, smell and feel. We thought about the benefits of this space and the impact losing it would have. 

Welcome to Year 3

We are very excited to welcome you all back to school and into Key Stage 2.  There will only be a morning break and you should bring a healthy snack (cheese, fruit or vegetables) to eat during this time if you so wish.  Please also remember to bring your water bottle to school each day.


We will start the term with work around a book called 'The Promise' where we will be looking at new beginnings and our natural environment.  We will also be focussing on getting to know each other and team building alongside setting expectations for the year including our whole school drive to improve handwriting and presentation. 


Our PE days will be on Monday and Tuesday each week so please could the children ensure they have their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school on those days. These can then be taken home to be washed ready for the next week.  Children will not be permitted to wear earrings during PE lessons so please ensure that they are not wearing them on PE days or that they can remove the earrings themselves as adults are not able to help the children with this. 


Once we have heard all of the children read, we will be sending reading books home with the children and their reading card.  Please note that the expectation is that all children read for at least 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week which should be recorded on the reading card. Children are also expected to spend a minimum of 20 minutes per week using Times Tables Rock Stars online.  Further tasks may be set at other times and information will follow.


After the first 2 weeks, our topic this term will be looking at the Stone Age through to the Iron Age and we have some exciting activities lined up!


Best wishes,

The Year 3 Team