Welcome to Year 3

This half term, our Learning Journey is: Roald Dahl

Week Ending: 24.01.20


This week, the children wrote a rap about Roald Dahl and performed it during a rap battle.

Next week, we will be focusing on Science as it is Science Week.


This week, the children have been learning how to exchange using the expanded columnar method for subtraction.

Next week, we will be focusing on Science as it is Science Week.

Learning Journey

The children have been exploring watercolour and how they can change the tone of a colour.

Home Learning:

The children have been asked to learn their lines and the songs for our Matilda Assembly. They are also finishing off their Science investigations and deciding who they think their favourite scientist is.

The children have been given the Year 3/4 list of spellings to practise at home and these should be practised throughout the year. Also, the children have been reminded of their Times Tables Rockstars log in details for them to practise at home.


Values Certificate Winners
3R: Lily and Kane
3O: Lily and Alek
3M: Noah and Rosa

Well Done children!Image result for smiley face

*******************************REMINDERS & NOTICES*********************************

Calling all Science-enthusiasts

Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning of January 27th 2020.

We would love for any parents or members of the community, who have careers involving science or who simply have a passion for science, to come in and share this with our children! Our aim is to inspire the children and create a real ‘buzz’ for the subject with engaging, practical activities throughout the week.

If you think this could apply to you, please email the school or speak to Miss Hennessy directly.


Plate Presentations

Celtic Artwork

We would like to thank you for supporting the children and their work.


Trip to Celtic Harmony

We would like to thank you all for your support towards the trip to Celtic Harmony. The children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great to see how much they have learnt. Thank you to the parent helpers, on the day, who helped out and made the trip a success. We appreciate your continued support.


Times Tables Rockstars

When using Times Tables Rockstar, please make sure that the children are playing in either Garage or Gig mode.


Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2: Hinduism
Spring 1: Roald Dahl
Spring 2: Extreme Earth
Summer 1: Magnetic Magic
Summer 2: Ancient Greece
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in two PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
3R: Tuesday and Thursday
3O: Tuesday and Friday
3M: Tuesday and Thursday



Big Bang

Roald Dahl Day

On Monday 6th January, the children took part in Roald Dahl Day. As part of this, the children completed activities linked to one of Roald Dahl’s books. They made dream jars, invented a new chocolate and drew a picture from just a description. In the afternoon, the children watched the film, Matilda which linked in with our English lessons for the week.


Christmas Bells

As part of enterprise at Hazelwood, Year 3 made their own Christmas Bells. They used yoghurt pots and paint to create the bell and then decorated it with glitter and sequins. To finish it off, they added a pipe cleaner and bell. Thank you for support with this.

Big Bang

Hinduism Day

The children took part in Hinduism Day and learnt all about the religion. They were taught about the different traditions and the festivals that are celebrated. The children designed and painted their own diva lamp, made their own sweets and created their own Rangoli pattern.


Celtic Plates

As part of our Learning Journey, the children made their own Celtic plate. They designed their symbol and carved it onto clay, before painting it.


Celtic Harmony

On Tuesday 29th October, we visited Celtic Harmony and took part in a variety of fun activities. We built huts out of wood, hunted for food and discussed the tools that Iron Age people would have used. It was a great day!


Sponsored Obstacle Course

The children took part in the sponsored obstacle course and worked hard to complete it as many times as they could.


National Poetry Day

This year, the theme was ‘Truth’ and each class wrote a poem all about it.



By 3R

At Hazelwood we value honesty

When I speak, you need to trust in me

Every time I do something

My mind goes ping!

Honesty makes me want to sing!

Truth is so lovely

So I want to speak loudly

To let you all know

That honesty is what I want to show!

This value I will not let go!

In 3R we show respect

And in return, the truth we expect

Never tell a lie

So don’t be shy

Let’s keep the truth between you and I!



Poem by 3M


Stone Age

Palaeolithic people threw spears into water to catch fish,

Palaeolithic people gathered berries and nuts too,

Palaeolithic people used to live in caves,



Hazelwood is the school with values,

Hazelwood is a democratic place,

Kindness is what makes Hazelwood great,



Family is when you do things for each other #amazing,

Everyone thinks their Mum is the best,

Brothers can be super annoying,



Squirrels have sharp claws they use to climb up trees,

Woolly Mammoths evolved into elephants,

Dolphins are very playful mammals,



Tree’s leaves only fall in September, October and November,

Autumn turns leaves orange, yellow, brown and red,

Winter is when animals hibernate,




It is good to tell the truth,

Because lying is bad,

The truth is good in many ways,

Whilst lies can make you sad.


Telling the truth is important,

We tell the truth at school,

Honesty is a value,

And it is a rule.

At home we show respect,

As it’s the right thing to do,

We tell the truth to parents,

And other people too.

 By Class 3O


Big Bang

Stone Age Day

The children took part in their Big Bang all about the Stone Age. Whilst some children were searching for food, other children were painting in the Stone Age way. In the afternoon, the children sat back and enjoyed the film ‘Early Man’ which introduced them to the Stone Age way of life.




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