Year 3

Welcome to Hazel and Willow classes

The teachers in Year 3 are Neil Bourne (Hazel Class) and Eve Mehtar (Willow Class)

Home Learning

  • Please ensure that children are supervised when accessing websites.
  • Home Learning will be deleted each week. 
Monday 30th March
We hope you are all doing well and have been managing to get on with the work we have set you. We know that some of you have been finding the reading quite hard, so this week we would like to try something different.
You will need your parent/carer to help you.​
2. Your adult will need to register an account (it just needs your name and email address)
3. Once you have registered you will receive an activation e-mail which means you are able to access the site
4. Go to the free e-book library
5. Choose an appropriate book to read
When you have chosen your book look at the first page and it will give you some tasks to do before you read the book and as you read the book.
If you would like to read some non-fiction then go to:
It has child friendly articles about various things including hottest and coldest places, building a domino display and cuddly creatures making a comeback.
Try to make sure you are reading for at least 30 minutes a day.
Maths: My Maths
English: Write a simple sentence (e.g. The cat fell.) Use different conjunctions to extend the sentence.
               Conjunctions – and, but, because, then, so, while, which
               For example: The cat fell because it was not looking ahead.
                                        The cat fell when the dog chased it.
                                        The cat fell and hurt its leg.
                                        The cat fell but it did not hurt itself.


First Aid – we have been learning some First Aid.

Trip to Mount Anvil Construction Company
Children in Year 3 were invited to a challenge day at the Mount Anvil development project in Whitechapel to learn about the company and the world of construction.  The children worked in teams with volunteers from the company to design and build a model of a tower block that would meet the needs of a range of potential residents.

They also had the opportunity to visit the viewing platform on the site, and learn about some of the jobs in the construction industry from planners, surveyors and architects to crane drivers and bricklayers.  One boy was very interested in the crane drivers job and thought this was something he might enjoy doing when he is older as he likes heights. 

Our class reporter was Matthew: “We have been learnings about making an art centre in Enabling Enterprise; dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers; writing present perfect tense sentence, how the Roman invasion was useful in Britain and reading My Monster and Me in PSHE. We also presented an assembly about the Romans and Boudicca.”

Our class reporter was Grace. “In Spanish we have been learning about the months for example I was born on quince Agosto which is August the 15th. In DT we have been painting Roman shields. In music we have been learning how to say pattern words, for example pentagon means 5 sides. In maths we have been dividing by 3 for example three divided by three equals one and also in maths we have been learning about the three times table. We have also been rehearsing for our assembly about Romans.”

Nativity – what a fantastic Nativity! You can see pictures here

What we have been doing this year:

  • At the beginning of the spring term Year 3 completed their topic on rocks and soils with a further visit from Geobus. They then began studying their main topic this term: The Romans and their influence in Britain. The children in year 3 wrote and produced class assemblies that were both informative and entertaining demonstrating their knowledge of the Romans in Britain. They will take part in a Roman workshop led by ‘History off the Page’ after Easter. They have continued their morning runs around the playground circuit and have started swimming lessons.
  • Year Three’s major topic last term was the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages . They have been learning about the Animals , Tools, Homes and Art. The topic was reinforced with a trip to the Museum of London where the children got to see and learn about various Artefacts from Pre history, these included, weapons, jewellery and the first coins. The children and staff had a great time and learnt a lot. 

In science they have been learning about rocks and magnets. To tie in with this the children have taken part in a science curriculum day on rocks and fossils run by GeoBus. They have also had a series of gymnastics sessions run by Non-Stop Action as part of their indoor PE curriculum. Year 3 will soon be rehearsing for their nativity show at the end of term.

National Y3 Tate Project

Holly Park Primary School is one of over 1,500 London primary schools involved in the Tate Year 3 Project, one of the world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects. Explored through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, a vast new art work is one of the most ambitious portraits of children ever undertaken in the UK.

Miss Mehtar went to find the poster.
It offers a glimpse of the capital’s future, a hopeful portrait of a generation to come. Last academic year, Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen invited every Year 3 pupil in London to have their photograph taken by a team of specially trained Tate photographers. They included children from state primaries, independent schools, faith schools, special schools, pupil referral units and home-educated pupils. Holly Park took part in this project. These class photos are brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils in a milestone year in their development. ‘There’s an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future […] to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work. I think it’s important and in some ways urgent.’ Steve McQueen.
Both of our Holly Park Classes from Y3 last year will feature in the exhibition at the Tate which will run for 6 months. In addition to the thousands of class photographs exhibited together at Tate Britain, the Tate Year 3 Project will also take some of the classes out into each of London’s 33 boroughs. An outdoor exhibition will feature individual class photographs on large billboard sites across the city. It will take place in the first three weeks of November 2019, beginning just before the opening of the exhibition at Tate Britain. The exciting news is that one of our Y3 classes was selected as only one of 54 classes who were selected from the apx 1500 classes. You may want to look out for them when you are out and about in London! Our current Y4 classes (Y3 last year) will be going on a trip to the Tate in March with their Y3 class teachers to see the exhibition.

Year 3 have been working with a Coach from Non Stop Action doing Gymnastics on the apparatus.

The children in Year have been looking at the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural materials to create pieces of art. The children collected their own natural materials and made their own pieces of art using them.