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 Forest School on Thursday morning and PE on Thursday afternoon. They will need to arrive in their PE kits on Thursday and bring named waterproof trousers, coats and wellies in a bag.

Who works in our classroom?



Teaching Assistants: 


Our Curriculum:                                                                       

This half term we will be learning:


 In Talk for Writing we will be learning the story ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Cole’  The children will be learning how to make their setting descriptions detailed using a pattern of three, power of three adjectives and alliteration. 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, we are studying Ancient Greek culture. Pupils will learn the differences between the Athenians and the Spartans and about the origins of the Olympics and of democracy.


 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 focuses 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 D.T, pupils will learn about eating seasonally.


 In music pupils will learn about ballads.


 Pupils will think about keeping safe online.

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 and Maths Whizz 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 Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith 



Please see our video below to give you a snapshot of how we teach reading:


Weekly Newsflash w/c 18.10.21

What a busy half-term it has been! Year 3 have made a fantastic start to the year. In maths they have been working on adding 3-digit numbers with exchanges.  In English, the children planned and wrote an information text about a mythical creature using the information toolkit we have been building.  In our core knowledge lessons, we have been completing our end of unit assessments and showing how much we have learnt:  in geography, we compared the features of Ely and San Francisco and in history we learnt about Greek gods and goddesses.  We hope you all have a restful half-term break.

Weekly Newsflash 11.10.21

In English this week, we have been learning about the features of an information text. We have learnt about rhetorical questions, generalisers and fronted adverbials. In maths, we have been learning how to add and subtract 3-digit numbers using the column method - including exchanging. In D.&T, this week we have learnt all about seasonal food when making fruit kebabs and apple crumble. In P.S.H.E, we have learnt all about friendships and have been considering who is in our support circle.


Weekly Newsflash w/c 4.10.21

This week in English, we have been learning a new text map of an information text about unicorns.  The children have drawn their own text maps and identified the key features of information texts.  In maths, we have been continuing to practise adding and subtracting hundreds and tens. In history we have learnt about battle of Thermopylae. In Spanish, we have practiced writing the numbers to ten. In geography, we have looked at lots of maps of Ely to identify the features of our area. In art, we used our pencil and view finders to help us draw the diagonal lines of the school buildings at the correct angle and in music we have written a chorus to our own class ballad!


Weekly Newsflash w/c 27.9.21

In English this week, we have written our own warning story using our boxed-up story structure. In maths, we have been adding and subtracting hundreds and tens. We have used a place value grid to support our understanding- especially when exchanging those larger numbers! In history we have learnt about the Persian Wars and how they reunited the people of Sparta and the people of Athens. In Spanish, we have continued to work on our greetings such as: ¿Hola, cómo estás? ¿Como te llamas? We also have learnt our numbers to ten. Feel free to encourage your children to repeat these greetings at home! Here are some examples of our Art work, mixing tints, tones and shades.



Weekly Newsflash w/c 20.9.21

In English this week, we have practised writing similes and metaphors and boxed up our model text to see how a warning tale is structured. We have completed our first maths unit on place value and have been really impressed with how well the children understand numbers to 1,000. In science, we explored the nervous system and in history, learnt about the Spartans.  In geography, pupils learnt how to find and write 4 digit grid references.  Have a look at a map together at home so they can share all they know about maps.  In Art we learnt about horizontal and vertical lines.


Weekly Newsflash w/c 13.9.21

In English this week, we have learnt how to use 'power of three' writing tool effectively in our writing. We have also touched on using alliteration to capture the readers attention. In maths, we have been comparing numbers to 1,000 using the more than, less than and equal to symbols. In science, we have continued learning about the human body by learning all about our skeletal system and the scientific names of specific bones. We have also learnt about democracy in history and discovered that Athens was the birthplace of this idea. Another fabulous week of learning - Well done year 3!

Weekly Newsflash w/c 6.10.21

What a great week!  Year 3 have made a great start learning their new model text in English.  Ask them to tell you the story of I’ll take you to Mrs Cole.  We are all really enjoying The Sheep-Pig and have been getting to know the some of the characters in Guided Reading.  In maths, the children have been representing numbers to 1,000 on place value charts, number lines and using concrete resources.  Practise counting in 2s, 10s, 20s and 100s.  The children have been mixing secondary colours in art, and grouping them into warm and cool colours.  In music, we listened to the opening of several ballads and noticed they often start slow, and with solos or instrumentals.  We learnt about the major city states in Ancient Greece for history and in geography, we looked at maps to explore what was in the direction of the eight compass points if you travel away from school.  Mrs Godfrey, Miss Overson and Mrs Berrill are really impressed with the fantastic start to the year pupils have made. Well done and keep it up!


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