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Happy St Alban’s Day

By | House Carmel, House Jericho, House Jordan, House Sinai, Religious Education, Uncategorized, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5, Year 6

Today is St Alban’s Day

Our school sets huge value on the quality of courage so let’s take a moment to think about St Alban’s courageous act.

St Alban is venerated as the first recorded Christian martyr in England. His death came as a result of him shielding a priest to whom he had given refuge. It is in the nature of this story that it concerns one who gave his life for his values and beliefs.
Though a legend the story embodies something of the vulnerability that is required if we are to act in courage. Alban quite literally cloaks himself with the garment of the one he seeks to protect and, in doing so, takes his place.
(St Alban’s story: https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/history/story-of-st-alban)

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt

By | FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt was a great success today. We will announce the winning house in  collective worship tomorrow.

A huge thank you to the House Carmel’s Leaders. They organised the whole day and demonstrated their superb leadership skills.


The PTA rewarded all children with a chocolate egg- this was a welcome treat after the fast pace treasure hunt -in the cold Spring air!

Oliver Oliver!

By | News, Year 3

We are very excited about performing Oliver to you this week! The programmes are ready and will be available to buy for 50p on the day. One per family initially, to ensure all children have a keepsake. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Jones for their help in the production of these.

Fearne so kindly made a celebration chocolate cake for myself and all the helpers! It is delicious – thank you too to Nonna who helped!

If anyone has a good camera and wouldn’t mind taking a few pictures for us please let myself or Mrs Tune know.

See you all on Thursday!

Class Teacher

Miss Gretton

Year 3 Teacher

I am thrilled to be teaching year 3 after many enjoyable years in KS1. I look forward to guiding your children on the next stage of their learning journey. I have lots of exciting topics to engage your children, starting off with ‘The Victorians’.

Another important role I hold at school is overseeing the provision of specialist support for children identified as having special educational needs. I work closely with children and their families to ensure their child receives the best level of support to help them achieve their best.

In my spare time, I like to travel the world and be active. Most weekends you can find me walking with my dogs in the Peak District.

Year 3 Curriculum Details

Autumn Term  – The Victorian Era

Spring Term – Around Europe in 80 days!

Summer Term – The Stoneage



Planned School Trips:

Tuesday 19th Sept 2017 – Southwell Workhouse

Tuesday 5th June 2018 – Murton Park York, Focus on The Stone Age


Science Topics:


Animals including homes

Rocks and Soils

Forces and Magnets

Light and Shadows


Days to remember

Monday: Spelling rule test (RWI Speed Spell)  Make sure RWI log books are in school.

P.E (make sure full kit is in school) Wednesday & Thursday afternoons. We often go out in the drizzle and cold so an outdoor kit is essential.

Wednesday: Homework to be handed in.

Thursday: Last day to change comprehension books.

Homework given on a Friday to return to school on Wednesday 

Important Year 3 Documents

Year 3 Maths

Year 3 Calculation Videos

This video shows how children in Year 3 use counters to help their understanding of the concept of addition.

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Our Year 3 Gallery Items - You can see all our pictures in the Gallery section of the site.

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt


Year 3 Trip to Southwell Workhouse