Year 3


We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for the term ahead. We are excited to welcome your children back to class for a summer term full of learning. We run an open door policy so please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you have any questions or concerns.

What we will be learning this term

English:  This term we will be reading and writing: newspaper reports, short stories, poetry and non-fiction books. Our class book is ‘The Chicken Gave it to Me’ by Anne Fine

Maths:  Our Maths topics will be fractions, time, properties of shapes, mass and capacity

Computing: Science animations, coding

Science: Plants, Forces and Magnets

History: Ancient Egypt

Geography:  The River Nile and Rivers of the world

DT:  Egyptian Artefacts, Bookbinding

PE: Athletics, Tennis

Music: Recorders, Singing

Art: Egyptian Art, Portraits

MFL:  French

PE uniform: Please note the school has uniform on sale. Please write your child’s name on all their clothing – it helps enormously if they get lost or mixed up with another child’s clothes! Please note we are not responsible for any lost items of clothing – we teach children to take full responsibility for their possessions. If for any reason clothing is lost, we endeavour to help locate it, but we do not replace uniform of any kind (please see our lost property policy).


Latest Year 3 News

Year 3 Staff

  • Jackie Balcombe
    Jackie Balcombe
    Teaching Assistant Year 3
  • Cal Byrne
    Cal Byrne
    Year 3 Teacher
Jackie Balcombe
Teaching Assistant Year 3

I have been working at Grinling Gibbons Primary School for 17 years, and this is the school that my children attended, as well as the school where I came as a child. This is why I love working here – it’s more like home to me!

Over the years, I have had many roles including lunch-time support, cleaner and teaching assistant, but whatever it is I’m doing, I really enjoy working with the children.

Cal Byrne
Year 3 Teacher

Additional Responsibility


I have worked at Grinling Gibbons since September 2015 and am excited every day to come to school and learn with the children. I enjoy working here because the children are so enthusiastic and interested in their learning. As well as teaching in Year 3, I run a weekly maths booster class, after school with our Year 6 children.

As P.E. lead, I think keeping fit and staying healthy are really important. That’s why, as well as organising events such as Sports Day and ‘The Daily Mile’, you can always find me taking part in the weekly Keep Fit sessions with the other teachers!