SKIP 2B FIT at Brooklands Farm

Wow! What an amazing and inspirational couple of days working in partnership with SKIP 2B FIT.

All children in our school showed amazing resilience and growth mindset towards improving their own personal bests. We all really enjoyed the motivational competitions between staff and children. Mr Rickett and Mathias are currently our skipping champions – we are looking forward to see if anyone can beat their scores in the future.


Year 3’s Working Hard on their Maths Close the Gaps!

Year 3 have been working on practicing using written methods to solve four questions every day. They are given an addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This close the gap work is completed in the children’s maths books and each child has a grow sheet to track their progress each day. Importantly, they MUST show their working out – something they have not consistently been doing. This helps eliminate minor errors and is a skill required in later years for SATs and GCSE’s as marks are given for showing working out not just the final answer.

Examples of questions: 

520cm + 193cm =

342 – 139 =

5 x ____ = 40

27 9 =

How you can help your child at home…

Spend 10 -15 mins creating similar style questions and supporting your child to answer these 3-4 times a a week. Short, focused and regular practice will improve your child’s overall skills.

Any questions, please talk to a member of the year 3 team.





Year 3 Spring Term learning

Year 3 have begun learning about the Ancient Greeks. As part of our Ignite day the children took part in a Greek dress up day and participated in a variety of activities, such as creating Greek temples, playing Greek games and learning the Greek myth Pandora’s Box to ignite our learning. 

In our maths lessons we have been exploring methods to solve multiplication problems. We had lots of fun creating arrays to work out our questions.

Homework for this week

Y3 Spring Week 2 Homework

Happy New Year from all of the Year 3 team!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. Thank you for all of your support last term and for supporting your children to produce wonderful project homework over such a busy two weeks off!

Below is the link to this weeks homework. We are focusing on time and recapping what the children learnt in year 2.

There are 2 pages.

Page 1 is less challenging and just covers what was learnt in year 2.

Page 2 challenges the children to problem solve and read the time in a range of intervals.

Year 3 Maths Homework – Spring Week 2

Year 3D create their own Rainforest

Year 3 had a wonderful time creating their very own living rainforest.

They welcomed the children from across the school to experience what it’s like to be immersed in the tropical rainforest. Children created enclosures, acted as tribes people and animals and were tour guides to help explain their learning.

Well done for your fantastic work!!

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Year 3 had a fantastic time visiting the Living Rainforest in Newbury. We experience the heat and humidity of the rainforest and saw some great plants and animals.

Here are a few snaps from our day:

Year 3 Big Question Fridays!

Fridays at Countess Way are now when Year 3 come together again as a year group and work with Mr. Gray. Today we have been learning about performance poetry using speaking and listening skills. We then went on to answer today’s Big Question: What is an ecosystem?

Here are a few performance videos!


What is an ecosystem? (With a special guest appearance from a caterpillar!)

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Year 3D Shadow puppet theatres!

As part of our learning about light in science, the children made shadow puppet theatres and wrote their own little story. They learnt that shadows can change size the closer or further from the light an object is.

Maddox and Darek


Michelle, Julia and Aya