Year 3

Year 3 class is taught by Mr Ben Boisseau.

        Teaching and learning is supported by Mrs Z Kalber and Mrs Pascoe

Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.


Summer 2

What a Waste - Trash, recycling and protecting our planet.

Why the Whales Came: Morpurgo, Michael: Books

What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting Our Planet:  9781465481412: Books

This term we are learning about the global problem of pollution. While we will focus mainly on marine plastics, we will also be coming to understand what happens to our rubbish and how to increase the amount we recycle. We feel this topic is extremely important, as it addresses real-world issues and will see the children making a difference to their school and the local area. 


 Our class will be attending a ‘Beach School’, run by Surfers Against Sewage at Porthtowan beach on 24th June 2021


Ocean School provides pupils of all ages with the opportunity to explore, investigate, protect and ENJOY their beaches.

By combining pupil-led exploration with authentic educators and environmental protection, Ocean School empowers pupils to recognise and react to the threats that face our ocean and marine environment. From interactive biology in the coastal habitats (presented in wonderful 3D in rock pools and strandlines), to the simple, yet vital citizenship lessons in hard work and collective action that a volunteer beach clean provides, Ocean School is literally the greatest classroom on earth


In whole class guided reading, we are reading two books. Firstly, the novel ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo, then the non-fiction book, ‘What a Waste - Trash, recycling and protecting our planet’ by Jess French. 


Unit 1- Narrative- 3 weeks:

 Our narrative unit will be inspired by ‘Why the Whales Came’ Children will first learn the text, then come up with their own adaption, concentrating on setting descriptions.


 Unit 2 -Letter writing- 2 weeks -

We will be focusing on writing letters to persuade and encourage others. This is an important skill for children to learn as it can be transferred into real life contexts. We will be writing to family and friends, explaining why it is important to keep beaches clean. As part of the SAS Plastic Free Schools campaign, we will be writing formal letters to our local MP George Eustice, asking him to explain what the government is doing to help with the fight against plastic pollution in the ocean.


Unit 3 Poetry- 1 weeks - To finish the year we will be writing poems inspired by the sea and plastic pollution.



For the first weeks of the term we will be continuing our learning on time, before moving on to properties of space and capacity/volume. 



This term we will be looking at nutrition and how to have a healthy diet.


Children will have two PE sessions each week - please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every Tuesday and Thursday.


The children will be learning to use chrome books, creating and storing documents on a cloud based server.


Year 3 will continue with their French lessons this term.


In year 3, children need to read as much as possible. All children are expected to read at home most nights for 10 - 15 minutes either to themselves or with an adult. This could be their school reading book, listening to a story read by someone else or sharing a favourite book. All are equally valuable.   All children have a reading record book in which parents, carers or the children themselves can record what they have read or make any comments.

Spellings will be tested, and new spellings issued, each Friday. Please support your child to work on the accompanying sheets, these are designed to make spelling practise more fun and varied!

In addition, children all have access to Times Tables Rockstars, an online site for practising their times tables.