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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 3

    Who’s in the class

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    Mr K Blythe
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs M Scrimshaw
    Teaching Assistant
  • Profile picture of Mrs E Taylor

    Mrs E Taylor
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Dove

This term our topic is:
How Far Can I Throw My Shadow?

Welcome to Year 3 - Dove Class!

Our main enquiry question this half term is ‘How far can I throw my shadow?' and our corresponding book of the term is 'Orion and the Dark' During this topic, we will be focusing on light, sun, reflection and refraction, and how certain materials reflect light better than others. 

Our weekly focus questions are as follows:

  1. What is the dark and why is Orion afraid of it?
  2. What is reflection and how much do we know about it? How can you design and make a periscope to show how light reflects?

  3. How can you explain the relationship between the Earth, Sun and the Moon (in terms of lighting up the moon)?

  4. How can you set up an experiment to show how shiny things respond in the dark?

  5. Why does your shadow change shape and how many interesting creatures can you create using shadows?

  6. Make up a shadow theatre production of the story of Orion and the Dark?

  7. Reflection: Put together a photo story of what they have learnt about light and dark, to include shadows.

Welcome to Year 3 Dazzling Doves



Should Year 3's bubble have to close, all work will be delivered paperless via Seesaw which can be accessed at Your child’s class teacher will provide you with a code. There will be daily face to face opportunities with the class teacher to discuss work set. We will endeavour to provide the children with content as close to that which they would have been doing in class- although some adaptations will inevitably need to be made. 

Should you wish to access additional work, we recommend the following sites: 



White Rose Home Leaning:


Top Marks:

Maths is Fun:


BBC Home Learning:

Bug Club: (your child will have been given an access code)






In KS2, children will be asked to complete the following pieces of homework on a weekly basis: 

  • Times Tables Rock Stars (3-4 mins per day)
  • Read at least 3 times a week

In addition to the above, you may be asked to complete topic-based homework such as a piece of art or conduct some research at home. When this happens, your class teacher will post instructions via the class Dojo page. 


Times Tables 

Every child in Years 2-6 have their own Times Tables Rock Stars log in which can be accessed via: It is recommended that they take a little and often approach, aiming for 3-4 minutes, 5 times a week. The children will be rewarded with certificates- if they earn them- every Thursday. In order to move up to a new Rock Status, they need to play on ‘Studio’. After every 10 games, a new average score will be calculated which may lead to a change in their status.


Your child will bring home a book banded book in addition to a library book. The book banded book gives you an indication as to where your child is in terms of age related. By the end of Year 3, ideally your child will be on ‘brown’ book band. The children do not need to wait to be told to change their books, they may do so when they see fit.



Year 3 will have P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kits. Earrings should be removed at home or a letter obtained from the office if ears are newly pierced. 

British Values

This half term the children will be focusing on the value - 'Responsibility'. The children will be discussing these values in assembly and within class. 

Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions.

Mr Blythe





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