Welcome to our class page!
Wasp's 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?


Miss Overson


Teaching Assistants: 


Mrs Butterfield                                                               Mrs Murray 

This term we will be learning: 

Subject Content
English In English, we will be focusing on setting description through our Talk for Writing programme. The children will be learning the text "I'll Take you to Mrs Cole" and exploring the features of good setting descriptions. The children will be focusing particularly on the power of three, alliteration, strong adjectives, adverbs and writing for an audience. 
Maths This term, we will be focusing on place value and ensuring the children are confident understanding the value of each digit within a three digit number. We will then move into addition and subtraction, using or place value knowledge to add and subtract numbers crossing tens and hundreds. Finally we will move into multiplication further using our place value knowledge to support us. 
Geography This half term, the children will  be learning about the human and physical features of the local area. We will be exploring famous human features of Ely, such as the cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's house, as well as the wonderful physical features available to us, such as the Great Ouse. The children will also learn how to identify such features on an ordinance survey map. 
History In history, we will begin to explore the Ancient Greeks and their culture. We will learn about Ancient Greek Gods, the Olympics and the changes from Ancient Greece to present day. 
Science In science, we will be learning about rocks, exploring rock types and types of soil. We will also learn about fossils and how fossils are made. The children will learn how to classify and sort rocks and fossils according to their properties. 
R.E In R.E, we will be exploring Christianity and the saints of God. The children will learn about Christian culture and beliefs. 
Music In music, the children will be exploring Rhythm and Sound. They will learn to identify and repeat rhythms within  music.
P.E The children will be continuing Gymnastics with Mrs Parker and will also be learning team building games with Mrs Godfrey. 
German The children will begin learning the basics of German, saying hello, goodbye and naming colours. 
Computing The children will be learning about online safety and how to keep themselves safe online. 
Art The children will be exploring different types of paintings such hand landscapes and still life paintings. We will be using a variety of painting materials and creating our own cool and warm colours using powder paint.


Our Class book is: Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne 


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


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.

Science knowledge organiser

History knowledge organiser

Geography knowledge organiser


Weekly Newsflash 27.11.20

This week in English we have begun learning a new story based on Mr Big by Ed Vere. The children have learnt lots of new vocabulary which they are now beginning to use in context. In maths we have continue with our addition and subtraction, this week focusing on three digit numbers with exchanging. In geography we learnt the names of the seven main rivers in the UK. In history, we further explored Alexander the Great and his role in Ancient Greek history. In science, we explored exo and endoskeletons through classifying animals by their skeletons.

Weekly Newsflash 20.11.20

This we have finished our Information texts about mythical creatures. The children worked really hard and wrote some fantastic examples of Information texts. In maths we have continued addition and subtraction, this time, focusing on 3 digit numbers with exchanging. In geography we learnt about one of our local rivers, the River Cam and its' features. In history we further explored philosophers, focusing particularly on stoicism. On Friday we had a fantastic author, Humza Arshad, visit that had all the children in stiches! We also had a virtual visit from Ash Dyer at Cambridge United football club discussing the importance of anti-bullying. 

Weekly Newsflash 13.11.20

This week we have been discussing generalisers, openers and innovating our new texts in English ready to write next week. If you want to find out more about their mythical creature, ask your child to retell their story over the weekend. This week we have continued to work on using column method for addition and subtraction using exchanging. In history, we discovered the three main Ancient Greek philosophers. In art we continued to learn about visual textures through studying Van Gough. In geography we learnt all about the features of rivers. We had a fantastic pyjama day and all children looked fabulous. Thank you for all your donations, have a lovely weekend. 

Weekly Newsflash 16.10.2020

This week in English, we have been writing stories. The children worked really hard at these and wrote some wonderful warning story. In maths, we have starting working on addition of three digit numbers including exchanging. We will be continuing this next week.  In science, we had investigated the permeability of different soils. On Thursday, we had a fantastic virtual visit from Marcia Williams the author of Three Cheers for Women. The children were brilliantly behaved and asked some lovely questions. 

Weekly Newsflash 09.10.20

This week in English, we have continued to explore our talk for writing topic, focusing particularly on personification, alliteration, similes and metaphors. The children worked really hard at these and wrote some wonderful examples. In maths, we have continued our work on place value, focusing on counting in 50s and ordering numbers to 1,000. In science we had investigated what minerals are found in food and how this relates to rocks. In history we learnt about the mighty Spartans and their feud with Athens. Next week, we have our pop-up author visiting virtually via teams.

Weekly Newsflash 02.10.20

We have had a fantastic week in Earwigs exploring more place value in maths - this week focusing  on Number lines to 1,000 and counting on in 10s an 100s. In English, we have continued with our story, focusing on the use of adjectives, alliteration and contractions to improve our writing. We have further delved into the life of the Ancient Greeks, focusing on Athens and the birthplace of democracy. In R.E, we have continued to look at Christianity, focusing on the ten commandments. 

Weekly Newsflash 25.09.20

Wasps have had a fantastic week returning to formal based learning after two weeks focusing on our recovery curriculum.  We have been learning our talk for writing text, I'll Take you to Mrs Cole, and focused on the use of adjectives and power of three. In maths we have focused on Place Value and using base ten to represent numbers to one thousand. The children have worked incredibly hard on this and are making fantastic progress. We have also experimented with rocks and learnt about saints in Christianity. In history, we have begun our Ancient Greece topic and the children have been really enthusiastic.

Weekly Newsflash 18.09.2020

This week, Year 3 have continued their work on the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. We learnt about how we can stay safe in school and created rainbows out of our hopes and dreams for the future. We have been completing a few quizzes to see where our learning needs to go next. We also got creative and made our very own wasps out of clay. Well done! Another brilliant week, Year 3!

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