Year 3 2022 - 2023
Mrs Dutton 3/4LD
I have been teaching at Woodlands Primary School since September 2013, and lead our Year 3/4 team. I am passionate about teaching all subjects, but I really enjoy teaching English, exploring different narratives and writing imaginatively and creatively. I lead English across our whole school, and love to plan exciting activities to promote reading at Woodlands. When children reach the top of the reading chart or strive for 5, it makes my heart sing!
When not in school, I can usually be found running around after my two children or my dog, Bertie. I love reading stories with my children or baking yummy treats in the kitchen.
My motto is 'Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars!'
Miss Roberts 3DR
Hi! I am Miss Roberts, and this will be my fifth year teaching at Woodlands Primary School. I
am so excited for another fantastic year at such a supportive school.
I am passionate about teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy physical education, and I
am very proud of leading the subject and all things sport across the school. I believe that
physical activity should be at the heart of all learning to support out personal and academic
When I am not in school, I like to keep myself busy with exercise and going on long
countryside walks. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries, and spending time with
my family and friends.
I can’t wait to continue our learning journey together next year and learn about everyone’s
hopes and dreams. It is going to be a very exciting year!
Mr Barnes 3PB
Hello everyone! I am Mr Barnes and I have been working at Woodlands Primary School for 16 years across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
I am passionate about the Arts and have led a number of whole school art projects since starting at Woodlands. One of the most successful projects was the one based on the impact of palm oil on animals in Sumatra. It was in association with Chester Zoo and the school looked amazing when completed. The children produced work of such a high standard and more importantly, understood how important it is to look out for products using sustainable palm oil ingredients.
Outside of school, I have two children, Mia, 16 and Charlie who is 14. I enjoy running, cycling, football and most of all, being with my family. I cannot wait to learn more about you, and discover what your passions, hopes and dreams are!
I am very excited to be your new teacher and I cannot wait to help you to be the best you can be!
Welcome to Y3!
This half term, we will read the narrative, 'Blue John' by Berlie Doherty. In the narrative, the Queen of Darkness lives deep underground beneath a mountain with her child, Blue John, a boy she made from the blue of the glacier and the hot yellow light of the sun. Blue John is forbidden to leave his mother's side, but the lure of the light above is too strong. When a singing, dancing girl comes to the caves, Blue John must make a choice between darkness and light. It is a heart-warming story that embraces the beauty and colours of the natural world.
At the end of this unit of work, we will write an explanation about cave formation including diagrams.
Our Mastery Targets for Summer 2 are:
- Build an increasing range of sentence structures
- Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive and the present perfect forms
- Group related ideas into paragraphs
In maths this half term, our mastery targets for Money is to;
- add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical context
In maths this half term, our mastery targets for Time are;
- to tell and write the time from an analogue clock
- to tell and write the time from 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
- to use Roman numerals from I to XII
- to estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute
- to record and compare time
In Year 3, we aim to grow our times tables knowledge by learning our 3,4,6 and 8 times tables off by heart. We will practise these alongside our 2s,5s and 10s which we learnt in Year 2. Please support your children with their recall. You may wish to use TTrockstars and URBrainy.
In year 3, our PE days for this half term are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please come into school in your PE kit on those days. For both outdoor sessions on a Wednesday, please wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather. If it the sun is shining, please apply sun cream in the morning and bring a sun hat.
Our PE topic for this half term are cricket and rounders.
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