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Bridgetown Primary School

Caring, Learning, Succeeding

Year 3

Welcome to the Spring Term!


This term we start to explore Ancient Egypt, finding out about the process of mummification, Ancient Egyptian Gods, Death Masks and much more!  We will learn the story of The Egyptian Cinderella in English, continue our work on multiplication and division in maths and begin to explore our Amazing Bodies in Science.

Please have a look at the overview of the term below as well as our topic knowledge organiser.

Dear Goldfinches and Puffins, 


Welcome back!  We hope you have had a fantastic holiday and feel well rested, ready for an exciting term, exploring Ancient Egypt!  We have many fun and interesting lessons planned for you and hope you will enjoy it.  


Best wishes, 

Mrs Pearson and Miss Thijssen

Thinktank school trip 


The Year 3 children were very excited as they went on their first school trip for a very long time to the Thinktank in Birmingham. The children had an amazing time in this hands-on museum learning about engineering and mechanics on the way. The Electricity Show was a great start to our new science topic too and the Science Garden was the overall favourite! The children behaved beautifully and we are very proud of all of them. We would like to say a big Thank You to the volunteers that helped us on the day.    

Autumn Term 2 


We continue our Rainforest topic this half term, and getting stuck in to the problem of deforestation and global warming. We have been watching the COP26 updates on Newsround and the children are becoming passionate about saving the rainforest and its inhabitants!  We are planning to hold a biscuit sale to raise money for the WWF, and hopefully raising enough to adopt a rainforest animal.  Watch this space for further information! 


On Tuesday, 9th November, we are going on a school trip to the Thinktank.  This is an amazing hands-on Science museum and we are sure that the children are going to love it!  We will also have a Electricity workshop at the museum to introduce our new science topic. 


In DT the children are going to design and make a 3D pneumatic rainforest animal, out of junk materials.  Please can we ask you start to collecting junk material, such as large and small boxes, yogurt pots (washed out), kitchen towel tubes, bottle top lids etc?


All in all, a very busy half term! We will update this website as often as possible with pictures so you can see what the children get up to. 


Very best wishes, 

Miss Thijssen and Mrs Pearson

Martial Arts

The Year 3's thoroughly enjoyed the Martial Arts taster sessions this Friday.  There will be a new after school club starting after half term, on Wednesday afternoons.  Please look out for an email with more information about how to sign up on Monday. 

Learning Conversation 15.10.2021

Learning conversation 08/10/2021

Harvest festival 


We are very excited that we are able to invite all parents to our Harvest Assembly on Wednesday 20 October.  The children have started rehearsing and most should have brought words home to learn. ( Please don't worry if your child hasn't brought any home, that means that they are part of role play or poem and will learn this at school.)


We would be grateful if you can support your child to learn their lines, the more confident they are, the louder and clearer they will sound!  


Below are three links to the songs that we will be singing, we hope you enjoy listening to these. 


Thank your lucky stars with words.mp3

Harvest Samba


This is a link to the third song, it is a Youtube clip that we use in class.


Welcome to Year 3!  


The Year 3 team consists of Mrs Pearson, Miss Thijssen, Mrs Tilford, Mrs Elwell, Mrs D'Ambrosio and Mrs Smith.  We have a very exciting term planned, in where we will study the Rainforest and the human impact on our environment. As part of our rainforest work, the children research different animals and write a non-chronological report, make 3D rainforest animals and study the jungle art of the artist Henry Rousseau. Please have a look at our topic organiser to see what other exciting learning will be going on this term. 

Topic Organiser