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 and gymnastics on Tuesday afternoon and will need to arrive in their PE kits on Tuesday. 

Who works in our classroom?



Teaching Assistants: 

This term we will be learning: 




In English, we will be focusing on writing speech through our Talk for Writing programme. The children will be learning the text The Twits by Roald Dahl and exploring fronted adverbials, author word choice, paragraphs and expanded noun phrases.


In maths, we will be focusing on our times tables. Focusing on our 3's, 4's and 8's. We will be exploring multiplication and division, using arrays, number facts and repeated addition to support our understanding.


In geography, we will be learning about our local area. We will learn about the Fenlands and why they're important, the different types of houses that can be found in the local area and what attracts tourists.


In history, we will be learning about the rule of law and restraints of royal power. We will be looking at Henry II's impact on law in1166. We will also be learning about the Magna Carta and when the first parliament was introduced.


In science, we will be learning about light and how it travels. We will explore the different types of light (man-made and natural) and discuss the terms transparent, translucent and opaque. We will also look into how shadows relate to time. 


The children will be learning dance with Lane Academy. They will be exploring rhythm and how to move their bodies along to the beat. 


In art, we will be exploring symmetry. We will learn how it to reflect artwork and the importance of using a mirror when creating symmetrical artwork. We will also explore asymmetrical artwork.


Our Class book is: The Twits by Roald Dahl


This 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 enhance our students learning and to allow parents and carers to support their child's learning. In our knowledge organisers you will find essential knowledge, key dates, vocabulary and key figures where relevant. These can be used as a fun assessment tool which will ensure that students remember more and learn more in the upcoming unit of work.

History Knowledge Organiser- Spring 2
Science Knowledge Organiser- Spring 2
Geography Knowledge Organiser- Spring 2
Art Knowledge Organiser- Spring 2

Weekly Newsflash w/c 22.02.21

This week the children have settled back well into mixed learning, both online and at home. In English, we have started our new story, focusing on suspense and creating tension.  So far the children have learnt the story map and are beginning to explore the writing techniques. In maths, we have been dividing two-digit numbers by one digit using partitioning and also mixed problem-solving. In history, we started our new topic - War of the Roses - and have learnt a brief overview of how the war started. In geography, we have continued to learn about settlements, looking closely at services found within different types of settlements. In science, we are exploring plants and becoming botanists for the afternoon. 

Weekly Newsflash w/c 1.2.21

This week, we have been finding ways to express ourselves as we have celebrated Children's Mental Health Week. In maths, we have been focusing on multiplying 2 digit numbers. In English, we have been innovating our How To Trap a Troll text. I have really enjoyed reading the children's adaptations and have learnt a lot about their mythical creatures. In geography, we made our own tourist guide's to the local area and in art, we explored 3D shapes and created nets. In music, this week children have been expressing themselves through creating their own song about 2020. Well done for another fantastic week of learning!

Weekly Newsflash w/c 25.01.21

We have had yet another brilliant week of learning this week. We have started to focus on related multiplication and division calculations, using our times tables knowledge to work out multiplying by tens. In English, we started our new focus, instruction texts, and story mapped How to trap a Troll. The children have learnt the text really well and even managed to write an introductory paragraph on how to trap their own mythical creature. In geography, we learnt about settlements and different house types. In art, we continued to learn about symmetry and this week focused on symmetry in nature. In science, we learnt how shadows change during the day. Have a lovely weekend!

Weekly Newsflash w/c 18.01.21

We have had yet another successful week of juggling remote learning and in-class learning. The children have worked incredibly hard, both in school and at home, making us very proud. This week, we have looked at the 8 times tables and dividing and multiplying by eight. We have also focused on 2-step problems and divisibility.  In English, we finished our Mr Twit stories and started to focus on possessive apostrophes and paragraphs. In geography, we learnt about human features and then identified lots of them around Ely. In art, we continued to learn about symmetry and created our own symmetrical art work. 

Weekly Newsflash 15.01.21

We have had another fantastic week juggling learning both at home and in school. The children have remained focused and positive throughout which has made Mrs Godfrey and I so proud! This week we have focused on our 4 and 8 times tables in maths, both with division and multiplication. In English we have continued with the Twits, focusing again on speech and powerful verbs. In geography we have explored the Fens further, particularly why the fens are so goof for farming. In science we introduced opaque and transparent objects. 

Weekly Newsflash 08.01.21

What a funny week it has been, you have all been incredible adapting to the new way of learning and supporting your teachers with new technology! In maths we have recapped multiplying and dividing by 3, and will be moving onto 4's next  week. To support your child, please continue to learn their times tables. In English we have started a new story-The Twits- and the children have been fantastic at creating their own story maps and learning the story. In science we have begun to learn about light and how darkness if the absence of light. 


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


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