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3 MAPLE - Mrs Homer / Mrs Jones-Brooks

Welcome to 3 Maple!


Mrs Homer

Mrs Jones-Brooks


You can find out what we are currently learning on our Curriculum Newsletter.


We look forward to working with our children and parents this year.


Class teachers

Mrs Jones-Brooks works Monday- Wednesday - (email above)

Mrs Homer works Wednesday – Friday (email above).



We read a wide range of texts in Year 3 and love to read in class. Reading is hugely important to our children. Children can change their reading books daily in 3 Maple. Please ensure these are signed at home by a parent or carer. Please encourage your child to read at home regularly. Every 5 times read = a raffle ticket! 

The children are responsible for choosing their own book from our book boxes.

We read daily in class together through whole class reading and have regular times to read independently using our reading corner.



Homework is set on a Friday. This will cover an element we have been learning during the week with either a maths or English focus. Homework is handed back in to mark together the following Friday. Alongside this children are encouraged to use Mathletics and Ed Shed children earn points for their class by completing tasks that are set weekly. Log ins will be the same as previous years and will be stuck in their reading record books.



Spellings are set on Ed Shed on a weekly basis. We also send home spelling books for written practice at home. Children will be tested weekly on these in class. This half term spellings will be carried out on a Friday. We would encourage children to use Ed Shed/ green spelling books 5x per week. 



3 Maple have PE on a Monday and Tuesday. The children should bring their PE kit in a bag and will get changed for PE at school on these days..


Thank you for your on-going support. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you need to.

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Seed Dispersal - Research

We have had a wonderful day celebrating the coronation. We did King Charles art work, wrote letters to the King and followed a drawing tutorial to draw and design crowns. We loved our picnic with our friends too - despite the rain! 

We have had a wonderful science lesson identifying the functions of parts of a plant. We dissected plants and made collages with their parts. We looked closely at the flower head. 

Science - Properties of Rocks

We have investigated the properties of rocks. We tested the permeability of rocks and the hardness of rocks. 

Watch this space for our Comic Relief song...

Science - Observing Rocks

We have been looking at different types of rock and observing their characteristics. 

We had a wonderful World Book Day. We read our favourite books from home and wrote reviews for our friends to read. We also wrote our own version of the story 'Journey' thinking about where we would love to escape to on our own journey.  

Mental Health Week - Kite Flying

Science Investigating

As part of our healthy bodies topic we have investigated - does the person with the longest femur bone jump the furthest? 

In DT we designed healthy smoothies for an athlete. We thought about seasonality of fruits and chose fruits flavours that we enjoyed. 

Human Skeletons

We have been labelling the parts of a skeleton in class using the correct scientific words for the bones. 

Google Maps

We have been using our computer skills to look at our local area and parts of Yorkshire. 

Christmas Party time

Arrays - we have been learning our times tables and using arrays

English - Roman Soldiers

We have been researching Roman Soldiers in English for our own reports. 


Science - Forces

In Science we are learning about forces, we tested the force of friction on different surfaces. 


In art this half term we have been creating Cave Paintings linked to our Stones, Bones and Homes topic.


Science - Shadows

In Science we have been investigating the length of shadows and how it changes. 


Bonjour! We have been learning a French greeting rhyme. 


Spear Throwing!

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We have followed instructions to make a woolly mammoth.


We have been reading the book 'How to wash a woolly mammoth' and looking at using the features of instructions including imperative and numbered steps to wash our own animals. 


Science - Reflective Materials

This week in Maths we have been learning about place value. We used equipment to represent numbers in different ways. 

In Science this half term we are learning about Light. We decided what objects were light sources and thought about why we need light to see. 

We have been looking at many different artefacts from the Stone Age. They have been discussing what they may be used for and why.