Year 3


Exodus 3:14


I hope you all had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and are all ready and eager to get back to learning! Our school theme ‘I am who I am,’  Exodus (3:14) continues alongside our class topic ‘Water, water everywhere…How is the Water Cycle part of our Life Cycle? Another exciting term awaits…

At the heart of our learning this term will be the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Our journey in faith will be developed with the themes of Journeys, Listening and Sharing. The children will learn about the journey and sacrifice that Jesus made as they deepen their knowledge of the Eucharist and the events of Holy Week during the theme of Giving All.

Our Other Faith study this term is Judaism and as we journey through Lent learning about the important events leading to Jesus’ sacrifice, such as the Passover, Year 3 will re-enact The Resurrection Story early next term.

We will discover all about the Invasion of The Vikings and through History and Geography, deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain!  We will investigate why the Vikings have such a bad reputation and if recent excavations might lead us to change our opinions…

We plan to follow in the Viking tradition of story telling, becoming skalds (story tellers), writing mini-sagas and learning about Myths and Legends through some exciting and wonderful books, texts and film! Our Class Reads are ‘The Sheep-Pig’ (better known as Babe) and the wonderful ‘A Bear called Paddington’

How you can help

Reading, spellings and maths homework will continue to be set every week. Multiplication facts and number bonds should be practiced regularly. There could also be follow-up research in other areas if    appropriate, a letter goes out every Thursday detailing home-work information. Encourage your child to read daily and explain what they understand from the text to check their understanding.

Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (black shorts, white tee-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays. PE kit should stay in school all week. As the weather is much colder this term, they are allowed to wear a dark-coloured tracksuit over their kit.

Your child also needs a painting apron/old shirt in school to protect their uniform during art lessons. This should also remain on their in their bag all week.

Please check this page for updates and recommended websites. We also have a Twitter (X) account @BRWSchool and a Facebook page to keep us all connected – just click on the links at the top of the Website Home page.

If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, I’d love to hear from you! We always need volunteers to hear readers, accompany swimming sessions and support with visits too—we can’t do these things without our fantastic parents.

We have an incredible and inspiring term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support, I’ve been so impressed with the creative approaches and wonderful homework so far this year—I can’t wait to see what this term holds!  Mrs Byrne

Diary Dates 

Back to School 4th January

Epiphany Liturgy 9th January

School Photos 8th  January

 BRW’s Got Talent Show 7th February

Y3/4 Visit to Pearlthorpe 23rd January Bring wellies, a change of socks and wear warm layers. You will need a waterproof coat and hat! Parent helpers much appreciated and urgently needed! Please speak to me or the Office know if you are able to support.

Half-Term  12th – 16th February 

World Book Day 8th March

INSET Day 9th March

Parent Consultations 19th  March 4pm-7pm

Parent Consultations  20th March 1.30 – 3:30pm

End of Term 28th March

Y3’s Easter Liturgy 16th April

Three Times Tables

The Water Cycle Song – Explains the different stages in simple terms.

The Water Cycle Song

BBC Teach Geography Explain This…Rivers

BBC Teach Geography The Water Cycle

Life in the Time of the Vikings - The Story of Britain BBC Teach

What’s so special about Viking ships?


What is Judaism?


4x Tables

4x Tables 'I'm still standing'

8x Times Table

Cosy Reading

Log Fire

Beach scene