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Class 3

Welcome to Year 3 – Bruce Lee Class

We are Mrs Norris, who teaches on a Tuesday, Thursday and a Friday, and Mr Crudgington who teaches on Mondays and Wednesdays. We are supported each day by the lovely Mrs Campbell, Mrs Donaghy and Mrs Tyler. Our little furry hamster friend Tiddles has also come up from Year 2 to join us in Year 3.

Year 3 is the start of KS2 and is full of fantastic and interesting topics for the children to learn about. There’s lots of learning and lots of fun to be had in Year 3, across the whole of our curriculum. Here are our main themes for each half term.

Autumn Term

1) Stone Age                    2) Mountains

Spring Term

1) Ancient Egypt              2) Settlements and use of land

Summer Term

1) Rainforests                        2) Romans in Britain

These are great themes and where possible learning in other subjects is linked to these, such as learning about animals and plants in Science when we are learning about Rainforests or when learning about mountains the children will be painting mountain views in art lessons. At de Vere, it is important to us that children are engaged in their learning in different ways, that we are creative across the curriculum and encouraging children to be creative too. We look for ways we can help children to connect their learning, knowing more and learning more across the curriculum. We also want children to be able to think logically, make links between their learning and develop an understanding about people and places.

If there is anything you would like to talk to us about, you can get in touch with us via email or telephone via the school office.

k.norris@devere.essex.sch.uk              p.crudgington@devere.essex.sch.uk

Curriculum Overview
Please click here to access the curriculum overview for Year 3.

Class Blog

Friday 23rd September 

Year 3 have had a great start to the year. The children have all settled in well and have got stuck into their learning – especially about the Stone Age. Already they have chosen whether to be hunter-gatherers or farmers, looked at evidence from the time and found out about Stonehenge, with lots more Stone Age fun still to come!

In Maths, pupils have been getting hands on with all kinds of equipment to explore the place value of numbers up to 1000. We have been using dienes, place value counters, played dominoes to match numbers and representations of these and even made a human number line.

In Design Technology, the pupils are learning how to cook savoury food. They have chosen criteria as to what makes a good pizza and have been testing and tasting existing pizzas on the market to base their designs on.


Reading for enjoyment is important at us all at de Vere through their reading books, class reading and the texts we look at in different subjects.

Children should aim to read at least 4 times a week at home. This could be the child reading to you, you sharing a book together or perhaps reading to help make a cake or build a Lego set.


PE in Class 3 is on a Wednesday with Mr Crudgington and on a Friday which is taught by Premier Sports.

Earrings must be taken out for all PE lessons and long hair must be tied up. If your child is unable to take out their earrings independently, then please ensure they are removed before coming to school. 

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