Welcome to our class page!

Wasp 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?



Miss Overson                      Mrs Kelly Stoneman                                                                Mrs Samantha Lambert


Our Curriculum:                                                                       

This half term we will be learning:


In Talk for Writing we will be learning the story, Mr Big. The children will be using pattern of three, show me not tell me and use weather to reflect mood in their writing.

Our non-fiction unit will be based on the instruction text How to Trap a Troll.


 In maths we will be adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers using column method. We will also begin to touch on multiplication and division focussing on the 3 times tables.


Our science topic is natures life cycles. This will include the following topics; a frogs life cycle, seasonal cycles, a plants life cycle and animal migration.


In history, we are continuing to study Ancient Greek culture. Pupils will learn about the Greek Gods, Greek philosophers and the Hellenistic period.


 In geography, pupils will learn about the water cycle and rivers. They will study local rivers and compare and contrast them with rivers across the world.


 PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Pupils will be taught gymnastics and football.


 In RE, pupils will learn about humanism. They will compare and contrast this with their previous learning about Christianity.


 In Spanish pupils will be learning the colours, days of the week and the months of the year.


 Our PSHE this half-term will continue to focus on building relationships.


 Our art topic is about texture and shape.

Design Technology

 In D.T, pupils will learn about Pneumatic toys.


 In music pupils will learn about classical music. They will create compositions in response to animation.


 Pupils will be learning about how to code using Scratch.

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.



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





Our class text is: The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Weekly Newsflash w/c 28/11/21 

This week, the children have learnt their new class text How to Trap a Troll. Please ask them to retell you this at home! In maths, they have continued learning how to multiply and divide using arrays and repeated addition to show working-out. In geography, they have learnt about the major rivers in the U.K. and where they run through. In Spanish, they have just began reciting the months of the year; it was brilliant to see their learning come together when they told the class the date of their birthday! In art, we have continued to explore texture by using different brushstrokes to create different textures.


Weekly Newsflash w/c 22.11.21

This week, the children have planned and written their 'hot' write (completed, end-f-unit text) for their story about change.  We have been really impressed with their use of the pattern of three and how they have reflected the characters mood with the weather.  In maths, we have been dividing and multiplying by four and learning our eight times table; keep practising on Times Table Rock Stars!  In history, the children have been learning more about Greek philosophers including Plato, Socrates and Aristotle.  In geography, we have learnt about ways to use water sustainably, and the children have made posters to encourage people to use less water.  In science, we looked at animal migrations and learnt the reasons why animals migrate.  Our art this week has been learning about geometric shapes and the children have planned a cubist style portrait after looking at works by Pablo Picasso.  In computing, pupils have been using Scratch to create animations – the software is free, so get them to show you how to do it!

Weekly Newsflash w/c 15.11.21

This week in English, we have innovated our class text and focussed on including: 'pattern of three' and using weather descriptions to reflect the mood. In maths, we have moved onto our multiplication and division unit: we have been learning our 3 and 4 times tables - please practise these at home. In history, we have learnt about Alexander the Great and the impact he had on Ancient Greece and in geography we have learnt about the River Cam and how it linked to the River Ouse.

Weekly Newsflash w/c 8.11.21

This week, we have completed a unit on addition and subtraction in maths working on drawing bar models to help us solve one and two step problems.  In English, we have been learning how to use adverbs, subordinating conjunctions and expanded noun phrases in our writing and how weather can be used to reflect the mood of a character.  In science, the children have learnt about how the changing seasons affect plants and in geography, they have identified the parts of a river basin.  In history, we have learnt about Aristotle, Plato and Socrates and in art the children created textures with paint.


Weekly Newsflash w/c 1.11.21

What a great start to this autumn half term! Year 3 have been learning their new model text in English; ask them to tell you the story of Mr Big.  We are all really enjoying The Iron Man and have been getting to know the some of the characters in guided reading.  In maths, the children have been continuing their work on subtracting 3-digit numbers using the standard column method – focussing on estimating answers. And in science, we have started our topic, Cycles in Nature, by investigating how and why we have different seasons.


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!


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.


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 6.9.21

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!


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



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