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Year 3 - Lion & Tiger Class

Welcome back!


We hope you had a lovely break and thank you for the cards and gifts.


We have a busy term ahead. The children will be starting swimming on Monday 10th January. We have a visit from Farmlink on the 13th January and will be going to St John's Church to celebrate Christingle.


We also welcome Mrs Sykes to the Year 3 team and she will teach in Tigers.


Happy New Year


The Yr3 team :) 

Welcome to Year 3


Mrs Larson and Mrs Hoppins are the class teachers in Lions and will be supported by Mrs Searle.


Mrs Jay and Mrs Sykes are the class teachers in Tigers and are supported by Mrs Csete.


Miss Horsey supports children in both classes.


Teachers can be contacted on the following email addresses


Reading in years 3-6


At the beginning of every new school year(in Key Stage Two) your child will complete a reading assessment called 'The Star Reading Test'. STAR Reading is a computerised reading assessment.
Questions continually adjust to your child’s responses. If the child’s response is correct, the difficulty level is increased. If the child misses a question, the difficulty level is reduced. The test uses multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 20 minutes. Your child will re-test on The Star Reading Test every half term.
The Star Reading Test will give your child a ZPD (Zone of proximal development) The ZPD is the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration or loss of motivation. 
Your child then picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. They will start at the lowest level in the range and read through the levels at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer – passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. 
Every time your child passes a quiz their book level will rise by 0.1. The whole process is overseen, monitored and adjusted (where necessary) by your child's class teacher and teaching assistant. 
At Eastover, we have many rewards in place to motivate:
-prizes given after every quizzed passed
-a visit to our gift shop once they have passed a certain amount of quizzes/ read a certain amount of words
-different competitions held throughout the year
-class readometers-the first class to reach the top every half term receives a class prize. 
Parent's guide designed to answer common questions about Accelerated Reader. Explore questions around reading level, reading practice and quiz taking. A comprehensive look at how students use Accelerated Reader in the classroom.



Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions. 

Important Dates:



Monday 10th January - Yr3 start swimming (bring swimwear and towel in a bag)

Thursday 13th January - Maps and Compasses workshop 

Friday 28th January - Christingle at St John's Church (no parents)

Monday 31st January - Yr3 PE Festival

Monday 21st March - Yr3 PE Festival 



Homework expectations




Children in Y3- Y6 have the following homework each night. Please record in the children’s yellow books that all the tasks have been completed. If your child wishes to do more homework or spend longer on each task, or complete their own tasks afterwards, this would be excellent! Please note, additional tasks linked to other subjects may be sent out by class teachers.


10 minutes of reading aloud

10 minutes of TT Rockstars or Doodle practice for those with a log in

10 minutes of spelling practice




Merry Christmas to all. Thank you for your support so far this year. 

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Our Christmas video.

Year 3 Tigers singing in French

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Y3 trip to Robert Blake Museum 


We had a great afternoon visiting the Robert Blake museum this afternoon.  We learnt lots about him, his life and his achievements.  The children were also able to visit the Bridgwater history rooms within the museum and see lots of amazing artefacts from the past. We used the walk there and back to continue our quest to find out more about Robert Blake and we were surprised to see how many things in and around the town were named after him.  He has a statue, a chip shop, guest house, a street and a school!


Do do you know why he was a local hero?

21.9.21 Science Rocks and Fossils Workshop


Year 3 children enjoyed the visit from the museum to learn more about rocks and fossils to support their Science work on Tuesday. They sorted rocks, tested how porous some rocks are, took rock rubbings and had a game of bingo! 

17.9.21 The Invisible


The children have enjoyed reading the text 'The Invisible' by Tom Percival over the last two weeks. We have explored the story, written descriptive pieces and considered how it feels to be invisible. As our final piece we wrote some acrostic poems about Isabel. 

13.9.21 Cave paintings


We have been studying figurative drawings and rock art in Art. Here is the website of the ancient caves we looked at today!  I wonder what you will find inside!



12.11.21. Michael T - excellent effort in Maths

05.11.21. Lillyrose P - positive attitude to learning

15.10.21. Sebastian P - excellent work in History

08.10.21. Leona G - having a great attitude to learning

01.10.21. Grace E - excellent mathematical explanations

24.09.21. Charlie R - excellent work in English and being a good friend

17.09.21. Dexter H - brilliant noun phrases in descriptive writing

10.09.21. Jaden V - super use of noun phrases in English



What are we learning?


Use the link below to explore our curriculum and the long term plan for Yr3 (September 2021-July 2022).

Other brilliant learning links: 

Yr1 & 2 common exception words