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                                                              


Our Curriculum:

 This half term we will be learning:


In Talk for Writing we will be learning the text ‘The Close Call’, 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 We will .


 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 reformation and dissolution of the monasteries.


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


PE will be on Tuesdays. 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 learn how to make cushions. They will learn and apply two new sewing techniques – cross-stitch and appliqué.


 In music pupils will be learning about Jazz music by listening to and playing ragtime, Dixieland and scat music.


Pupils will learn to recognise inputs and outputs and that the computer sends and receives information; explain that the parts of a laptop work together and the purpose of each part; explain what an algorithm is; suggest what memory is for inside a computer and to make comparisons between different types of computer.

Home Learning

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

Weekly Newsflash w/c 16.5.22

Weekly Newsflash w/c 16.5.22

The highlight of this week was definitely our trip to Ely Cathedral.  All of Year 3 walked safely to the beautiful cathedral in the glorious sunshine, the welcoming cathedral staff showed us around.  We took our sketchbooks and did lots of observational drawings of the architectural features of Ely Cathedral.  The children had learnt all about the English Reformation in history and were really excited to spot evidence of it in the cathedral. Back at school, we have enjoyed playing Mary Had a Little Lamb to a swung rhythm on xylophones in music, learning about how fossils are made in science and what the Torah is in R.E. In English we have learnt a persuasion text, Perfect Parrot for Sale, and identified some useful writers’ tools for when we write our own persuasive texts next week. See if we can explain to you what a rhetorical question, sentence signpost or imperative verb are.  In maths, we have learnt how to add and subtract fractions and then applied this to word problems and writing our own questions.

Finally, this is the last week for your ideas for our Ely20 – we’ve had some amazing ideas so far including going sailing and watching a West End show! Click on the survey link to suggest your ideas.


Weekly Newsflash w/c 9.5.22

In English this week, we have been writing our 'defeating the monster' tales. There have been some fantastic stories that have really had us on the edge of our seats! In maths, we have been learning about equivalent fractions. Some of us found this slightly tricky so have used fraction walls to support our understanding. In science, we investigated the permeability of different rocks. We particularly enjoyed it when the sedimentary rocks produced bubbles! In PSHE we have discussed safe and unsafe secrets. We focussed on how to classify a 'safe' secret and what to do if we have been told an unsafe secret.


And finally, we are collecting suggestions for the 'Ely20' - a list of experiences that our children should have before they leave at the end of Year 6. We would like to collect your suggestions and then the school council will take the ideas to the children who will vote for the top twenty. Once we have the completed #Ely20, the school will then work to create opportunities for all of our children to enjoy these community experiences.

So, we need your help! This survey will be open until Thursday 26th May. Then the children can decide our list and we can share it after the half term break. Thank you.


Weekly Newsflash w/c. 02.05.22

It has been another short week with the bank holiday on Monday, but we have still packed in loads of learning in Year 3.  In English, we have innovated our 'defeating the monster' tale about Peter Rabbit, using -ing openers, 'power of three' verbs, 'show - not tell' and using apostrophes for possession.  In maths, we have been using our understanding of numerators and denominators to find fractions of amounts.  It really helps us if we draw a fraction bar to show what the word problems are asking us. We really enjoyed listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway in music, and had a go at our own call and response scat singing.  In art, we have looked at stained glass windows and made our own designs.  Our geography this week required us to read climate graphs to learn about the climate in Western Europe, and in history, we learned about the reasons behind Henry VIII's many marriages (we could remember a lot from our play!)  In science, we investigated the formation of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks and in PSHE, we learnt more about consent.


Weekly Newsflash w/c 25.4.22

This week in English we have been building our action toolkit based on our 'defeating the monster' text. We focussed on -ing openers, power of three and sentence types. In maths we have continued our work on fractions with a specific focus on tenths. We were counting in tenths and even managed to count in mixed fractions! In science we became geologists and investigated the properties of a variety of rocks. In geography we have learnt about the physical geography in Western Europe. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!


Weekly Newsflash w/c 18.4.22

Welcome back! It has been lovely to see all the children back after a two-week break. We have begun to learn our new 'defeating the monster' text, A Close Call, in English. In mathematics have been learning about unit and non-unit fractions and how to make a whole.  In music, we really enjoyed listening to ragtime songs by Scott Joplin, and found trying to clap the syncopated beat really tricky.  In art, we looked at the architecture of famous buildings and used sketching pencils to draw the shapes we could see. We have got stuck into our new class text, The Abominables – ask us what has happened so far to Lady Agatha and the yetis she befriends in the Himalayas...

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