Welcome to Wasp Class

Wasp is one of our Year 3 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum each half term and all the work we get up to in and out of the classroom.

Children have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will need to arrive in their PE kits on these days.

We will also be updating our website with pictures, work and more!

Who works in our classroom?

Mr Matt Turner                                              Miss Fran Axton


Our Curriculum:

 This half term we will be learning:


In Talk for Writing we start the term looking at  persuasive writing and then we will be learning the text, Perseus and the Minotaur - a Defeating the Monster tale. The children will be looking at how to write exciting action using –ing openers, patterns of three and show me don’t tell me sentences.


 In maths we will be developing the children’s understanding of fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions using pictorial representations and finding fractions of amounts. We will also be learning how to tell time to the minute and calculating changes in time.


 Our Science topic is rocks. We will become geologists and learn about how rocks are formed and changed.


In history we are studying the history of law and power.


 In geography pupils will learn about physical and human geography of the countries in Western Europe.


PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will be focussing on tennis and yoga this half term.

R.E (Religious Education)

 In RE, pupils will learn about Judaism and God’s family.


 In Spanish we will learn about Spanish fruits, vegetables and other foods.

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

 In PSHE this term the pupils will be learning about personal safety and how to tell if a situation doesn’t feel safe.


Our art topic is about architecture.  We will be learning about architects and drawing buildings.

D&T (Design and  Technology)

 In D&T, pupils will make a simple electric circuit to power an electric poster.


 In music pupils will be learning about traditional Indian music and instruments.


Pupils will be learning to create simple programmes using Scratch.

Home Learning

 All pupils can also access TTRockstars at home. You may also wish to find additional activities on Oak Academy or BBC bitesize.

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 Abominables by Eva Ibbotson



What have we been up to?

Newsflash w/c/22.05.23

Its our final week before a lovely half term rest. In English, we have written up our own 'Defeating the Monster' stories based on our original text of 'Theseus and the Minotaur'. In Maths, we have continued to practise time and reading different clocks both analogue and digital. We had a great time during Arts week, illustrating our own animals, creating stain glass windows and a enjoying some drama and dance as well, the children were full of energy and really enjoyed the visiting artists.

In Science, we wrote up some instructions on how to create a rock or a fossil, which we have written up neatly for our corridor display, it looks great! We also created some ammonite zen tangles and oil pastel agate slices to decorate. I hope you all have a restful half term and see you for our final leg of year 3.

Newsflash w/c/19.05.23

This week we have been innovating a defeating the monster tale based on our class plans. The children have really enjoyed creating a new story following the structure of Theseus and the Minotaur – ask them to retell the new story to you at home using the action tools they have learnt.  We have practised using short snappy sentences for action, prepositions, starting sentences with an –ing clause and including small amounts of speech to drive the action forward.  In maths pupils have been learning how to tell the time to the minute and how to read digital and analogue clocks.  This is a skill that benefits from regular practice, so this is a great time to encourage them to wear an analogue watch.  In science, we have learnt how fossils are formed and compared different types of soil.  We discussed the European Union in geography lessons and in RE we looked at the similarities and differences between the major Jewish communities. All pupils completed an initial assessment on Lexia https://www.lexiacore5.com/ , and can now access this website from home. Please help them to log on so that they can benefit from the personalised reading tuition it provides.

Newsflash w/c 08.5.23

Another very short week with the bank holidays. We have begun to explore our new fiction story of 'Theseus and the Minotaur' in English, focusing on action using dramatic fronted adverbials and changing our sentence length. In maths, we have been working further on money and finding change from a certain amount. We will be moving onto exploring time and telling them time using digital and analogue time - it would be great to do some clock reading at home as well, see what they can do! In History the children heard the story of King John and the Magna Carta. In Geography we have explored trade between countries in Western Europe and also focused on Germany as a significant country. We also had fun exploring the permeability of rocks in Science, which the children really enjoyed. We have also been adding to our Spanish vocabulary and learning how to ask for fruits, vegetables and different breakfast foods.

Newsflash w/c 1.5.23

The week may have been shortened by the bank holiday, but we still got lots of learning done in Year 3.  In English pupils planned and wrote their own persuasive text, using alliteration and imperative verbs.  In maths we have begun a new unit learning about money – this would be a great time to let your children explore any pots of change you have in the house.  In history pupils learnt about Thomas Beckett and in geography they used climate graphs to identify the wettest and hottest months in Germany. In RE, we heard about the Jewish calendar and the importance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  We made beautiful rose windows in art, as we identified the architectural features of Westminster Abbey.  On top of all that, on Friday, we had a special assembly, workshop and picnic to celebrate the coronation.




Newsflash w/c 24.4.23

Another week already gone, time does fly. We have moved onto learning about persuasive texts this week with Perfect Parrots For Sale, exploring the use of alliteration, adjectives and much more to hook the reader. In Maths we have practised how to find a fraction of an amount and how we can use a simple two step method. In history we have learnt about the relationship between Henry II and Thomas Becket. In geography, we have identified the physical geography of Western Europe on a map and which countries they are in. In R.E., we have heard the story of Abraham and how he founded Judaism through the Covenant. In science we have identified the three different types of rock and how they are formed on our planet. We have also continued to work as architects in art and finding out what the purpose of some famous buildings are.

Newsflash w/c 17.4.23

What a great first week back! Year 3 have continued their work on discussion texts learning how to use sentence signposts to show how consecutive sentences are related, and writing their own discussion texts. In maths they have practised adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We have begun our new unit in history looking at the impact of Henry II on the use of a jury or presentment.  In geography we identified the countries in Western Europe and marked their capital cities on a map. This term our PSHE unit began by learning about medicinal and recreational drugs and how drugs can enter our bodies.  Pupils learnt about the origin of Judaism in Canaan in RE and in Art they learnt what an architect does.

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