Welcome to Year 3 Maple Class!

Year 3

Class Teacher: Miss T. Cheetham

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D. Huggins 

Homework reminder:

In Year 3, children will be given one piece of literacy and one piece of maths homework per week along with a list of spellings to practice.

Homework will be given every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will be on the following Friday.   In addition to this homework, children are expected to read their home reading book at least twice a week.

Thank you for your support!

Spring Term 1 - 2018

This term our topic is Ancient Egyptians. We decided as a class what exactly we wanted to learn about and came up with some fab questions! Here are some of the children's ideas...

  • How many pharaohs were there? (Shad K)
  • Why were they buried in the pyramids? (Charlie S)
  • Did Egyptian children go to school? (Robin A)
  • Why did they wear 'funny' clothes? (Harry L)
  • What was the Egyptian diet like? (Dexter H)

 Draw like an......Egyptian

So far in topic, Mrs Huggins transported the children back to Ancient Egypt in a magically, creative art lesson and they became pharaohs themselves. Can you spot yourself?

Music lessons

Year 3 have been learning to play the recorder with Mrs Kendrick and they have enjoyed it so much!! They're progress on the recorder has been awesome! (December 2017)

Penshaw Monument, Sunderland
Penshaw Monument, Sunderland

Welcome back everybody! We are going to have a fantastic year and we can't wait!

For the first two weeks we will be taking part in a whole school history fortnight, where each class studies an area of north-east history and our area is Sunderland!

We will be finding out how it became a city, looking at local landmarks and visiting Penshaw monument to discover more about The Lambton Worm. Keep a look out here, and on Twitter, to follow our adventures!

Penshaw Monument

Today we went to Sunderland to visit Penshaw Monument. We hiked to the top of the hill and spent some time looking around and sketching the landscape. After lunch we went to Herrington Park and took part in a nature trail. We had such a fun day!  (September 2017)



Information from 2016-2017 class:


Our class visited Lord Lawson School to compete against other schools in an orienteering competition. We had to work in two teams to complete mini challenges and find all the markers on an orienteering challenge...and both of our teams won a medal!

Miss Cheetham's team won silver and Mrs Huggins' team won bronze! We were awesome!



Pizza Express Visit 

On 2nd May, our class visited Pizza Express in Newcastle to find out how pizzas are made. 

We found out how all the ingredients were gathered, and where they came from, and we even sampled some different types of toppings like olives and basil. We each made our own individual Margherita pizza to bring back to school with us. It was an awesome day out!

Climbing Centre - 28.2.17

We visited Newcastle Climbing Centre in Byker with year 4 to end our Mighty Mountain topic. 

We were all extremely brave and everyone had a try...some even made it to the very top!



Year 3's class author this year is Anne Fine.

Please take part in our poll and let us know which of her books is your favourite!


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Which Anne Fine book is your favourite?

Inter Hockey Final


The Brandling Vikings and The Hockey Champs played in our Year 3 hockey final this week. The Brandling Vikings were victorious with a 3-0 win. The goal scorers were Dominic and Kornel. Well done to the winning team (Shahed, Maciej, Bobbyanne, Dominic and Kornel) and to the runners up (Connor, Kevin, Iliendy and John)

Great North East Day

We enjoyed our music workshop this morning where we learned about famous people from the North East and joined in with local songs.


Beamish October 2016

We had a great day at Beamish where we learnt even more about The Victorians. We had a school lesson by a strict Victorian teacher, explored what it was like in the mine and visited the different shops from The Victorian period.