Welcome to our class page!

Earwig are one of the Year 3 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will need to arrive in their PE kits on these days.

Who works in our classroom

Teachers                                                                                                           Learning Support Assistant 

Mrs Berrill (M, W, Th and F)            Mr Lloyd (Tues)                                  Miss Helen Pham


Our Curriculum:                                                                       

This half term we will be learning:


 In Talk for Writing we will be learning the story ‘The King of Fishes’  The children will be learning how to make their setting descriptions detailed using a pattern of three, power of three adjectives and similes. Our Non-fiction unit will be information texts.


 In Maths we will be developing the children’s understanding of place value to be able to make representations of numbers up to a thousand.  Pupils will use place value table, base ten, place value cards and pictorial representations to support them in partitioning, comparing and ordering numbers.


 Our Science topic is the Human Body.  Pupils will learn about muscles, skeletons, the digestive system and the nervous system.


 In History pupils we are studying Ancient Greece.


 In Geography pupils will develop their map skills and apply their learning to the geography of the local area.


 PE will be on a Thursday. Pupils will learn fundamentals of fitness in the morning and in the afternoon they will build their ball skills.


 In RE, pupils will learn about some Christian beliefs and Christian saints.


 In our first Spanish unit pupils will learn greeting, numbers and how to ask how you are feeling.


 Our PSHE this term focusses on building relationships.


 Our Art topic is about the elements of art – colour and line. Pupils will learn how to mix secondary and tertiary colours and how artists choose colours and line in their work.

Design Technology

 In DT, pupils will learn about eating seasonally.


 In Music pupils will learn about Viking songs.


 Pupils will think about keeping safe online and how networks work.

Home Learning

 If a pupil is required to self-isolate due to Covid restrictions, work will be uploaded to Teams or emailed to parents. All pupils can also access TTRockstars from home.


This is a link to all the common exception word spellings from Year 1 to Year 4 for you to practise with your child at home. 

Common Exception Words spelling mat


Knowledge Organisers:

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see the progress they have made.





Religious Education





Design Technology


Our class text is: The Worries by Jion Sheibani


Weekly Newsflash w/c 19.9.22

It may have been a shorter week than usual, but Year 3 have still packed in loads of learning.  They have been innovating a new wishing tale ‘Aladdin’s Big Wish’ using all of the setting tools they have learnt about.  In maths, they have been using number lines to represent numbers up to a 1000.  In History, they learnt about life as a Spartan warrior, being trained from age 7, with only the bare essentials!  In Art, they have practiced mixing colours to make tertiary colours and tints and shades.  Our music this week, looked at musical notation to show rhythms, and pupils learnt about semibreves, minims, crotchets and quavers.  In science, they discovered how nervous impulses travel from the brain to the muscles.  We have continued to read ‘The Worries’, and pupils are enjoying hearing about the trouble Sohal’s worries cause him in a PE lesson.


Weekly Newsflash w/c 12.9.22

What a busy week we have had in year 3. The children have continued with their new routines and classroom arrangements with an eager and positive attitude! In English, we have continued to explore the different setting features of our model text, The King of Fishes, including similes and recapping adjectives. In maths, the children have shown an excellent understanding of place value to 1,000, counting in 100s and combining these with previous learning on tens and ones. The children have excellent explanations and can use great vocabulary during reasoning. In geography, we have explored the symbols of an ordnance survey map. In history, we have learnt about Athens and its democracy. In P.E. we have practised tracking the ball using different movements. In science, we have explored the skeletal system of our body and we have really enjoyed expanding our Spanish learning on greetings by asking, '¿Cómo estás?' and responding.

Weekly Newsflash w/c 5.9.22

What a great start to the year! The children have settled in really well and are getting back into our daily routines.  We have begun to learn our model text, The King of Fishes, in English, and looked at how the setting is described using expanded noun phrases and power of three descriptions.  In maths we have begun learn more about place value using base ten, part-whole models and number lines to represent numbers up to one hundred.  In geography, we have learnt about the eight-point compass and in history we found where the ancient Greek city-states were.  In P.E., we practised balancing. And in science, we learnt about how muscles move our bodies by contracting and relaxing.  We really enjoyed learning a Viking rowing song in music and making our own colour wheels in art.

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