Welcome to Blackfriars Bridge Class

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Welcome to the new academic year. We would like to welcome you and your child to Year 3.

The year 3 team consists of:

Miss Danzey -  Class Teacher

Miss Stephenson -  Teaching Assistant

Week beginning 20th September

September 17, 2021

What an amazing week in Year 3! We have had an amazing start to the year. It has been wonderful to meet you all and begin to get to know you. Many thanks for all the support you have shown us so far. We look forward to working with you over the year.


What we will be learning in Year 3 this week:

English- We will be continuing to read the story of Ug Boy Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs. This week we will be inventing a Stone Age game and writing a set of instructions to help others play the game. We will also continue to compare Ug’s world with our own.

Our class read is The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler. Children also have access to a range of Raymond Briggs books which allow them to explore more of his writing.

We will be beginning to send home reading books for those children who have not already chosen them. Reading diaries should be brought to school each day.

Maths- We will be continuing to work on place value, consolidating 3-digit numbers over 200, finding 3-digit multiples of 10 on a 0-1000 number line, finding non-0 0nes digits on sections of number line and identifying and placing 3-digit numbers on a blank 0-1000 number line.

Some of the representations we will be using are;

Place value countersPlace value chartsDienes

PE- We will be continuing to work on football skills and footwork skills in our lessons.

History- We will be continuing to investigate and interpret the past, learning about Stone Age people and how farming changed their lives.

Science- We will be carrying out an investigation to discover how friction caused by different surfaces affects movement of an object.

Homework- We have been looking at inventions which changed the Stone Age world in both English and History. Over the next couple of weeks, we would like children to find out about a person who changed the world and display their information on a poster which we can display at school. Please see below for full details.

PE will take place on Monday and Tuesday for Blackfriars class and Tuesday and Thursday for Waterloo class. Children should come to school in their school PE kits on those days.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school each day.

Lastly, if you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff or email us at the address below;


Year 3 Team

Year 3 Homework


Tips to ease back into a school routine

August 26, 2021


It’s almost the first day of a new term. It’s a change: new daily routine, new bedtime routine, lots of things to remember: school bag, uniform, packed lunch.

It can be daunting for pupils and families so why not try one of the following tips?

When does school start? 
Monday, September 6th.
That’s easy you might say , but what if you find reading time a bit confusing? Or if you need that little bit of extra practice to get ready ?

Sounds familiar? Try a countdown visual!

You can draw one, you can use a paper calendar, an electronic calendar or you might want to check out this website:



It might be the first time you have to wear your Howard School’s uniform. Or you might be an old hand at it but…sometimes it all goes back to front! And how do you tell right shoe from left shoe?! It’s mind boggling!


Try out one of these tips and see how you get on! You can make a visual for right and left foot like in the picture.
Put a red mark, sticker, patch on the front of the trousers/skirt so you can see it when you button up your trousers/skirt; it will be much easier to remember back/front.


Not too keen on the lunch hall? Worried about not finding your lunchbox? Not too sure how to open the lid of your new lunch box?

Well, you are not the only one! Playing the Packed Lunch Game might help you gain confidence. Have a look at the picture below with your Parents/Carers and have a go!



Do you find yourself taking a long time to fall asleep? Worried about not getting enough sleep? Try one of the tips in the picture below. It might help you feeling more in control of your sleep pattern.

I hope that you will enjoy trying these tips and I look forward to seeing you in school on Monday, September 6th. Everything will be fine and you will be ready for a year full of learning, new experiences and playing.

Mrs Pollington