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If you are self-isolating due to testing positive covid-19, please find the planning below... 

Summer Term - Year 3


Hello  and welcome back to school Year 3,


We hope that you have had a lovely Easter holiday and enjoyed time with your family.


Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and our essential question is - What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Egyptians? We have got lots of exciting learning planned, which we are looking forward to teaching you. 


Please remember to bring a water bottle to school each day, a coat as well as a hat and sun lotion for those long warm summer days, which hopefully will be with us soon.


Our PE day is a Thursday, however please ensure that you bring your PE kit at the beginning of each week in case we have to reschedule.


You will find our Curriculum overview and key vocabulary for the Summer Term below as well as the terms overview for spellings. 


Finally we have organised the annual Year 3 & 4 trip to the Cricket and Countryside Day to Belvoir Cricket Club in June - more information about dates and timings to follow nearer the date via Parentmail.


We are looking forward to our final term together.


Mrs Coupland, Mrs Middleton,  Miss Cullis and Mrs Paceysmiley


Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term Curriculum Overview

Summer Term 1 Spelling Overview

Summer Term 2 Spelling Overview

Roots to Food

Today we have had a visit from Darren from Roots to Food. He has taught how to prepare and cook Jambalaya. 

Once we finished cooking we even got to taste what we had made!


This is the recipe if you would like to make it at home.


Jubilee Celebrations

Follow this link to see us singing our National Anthem - God save our Queen.




Follow this link to see the whole school singing our National Anthem - God save our Queen.







Ancient Egypt 

What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?


History - mummification 

The children have been busy today learning about the process of mummification. They have worked together to mummify someone in their group. smiley


Design and Technology

Our D&T project this term is to design and build an Egyptian tomb with a working alarm system. This week the children have made clay sarcophagus and canopic jars to put inside them.


We've now started to paint our artifacts.

Look at our next stage - drawing hieroglyphics on the walls of our tombs.

Science - Electricity

This term we have been learning about electricity and the components which are needed to create a working circuit to light up a bulb or ensure a buzzer works. This week the children have been investigating switches. 




Summer reading challenge

Year 3 have been set a summer reading challenge to encourage them to read a variety of literature. We are really looking forward to seeing what they have been reading and where they have been reading. The children have been given a bingo sheet with reading targets on, which can be found below. We will ask for this to be returned towards the end of the summer term.

Enjoy! smiley



Fun with fraction! We have come to the end to our block of learning about fractions. Here are some of our small steps. 



Today the children have performed a piece of music called ‘Amazing Egyptians’. They have learnt the verses and chorus to the song, by understanding that melodies  have phrases and exploring layers and layering.


Please follow this link to watch their performance


Following on from this the children have looked at a layered structures this week. They listened to an ancient Egyptian musical procession and then rearranged the song from last week to create a layered structure.


Please follow this link to watch their next performance.





In English this term we are going to be using the text, The Egyptian Cinderella. During the first half term we are going to learn the text before writing a story with a different ending followed by writing diary entries and instructions next term. Watch this space for our story map!


This our story map for the Egyptian Cinderella.

We worked together as a class to decide on symbols to represent the main points of the story.



For the final term we are using the book The Story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland-Peck. We have used information about how Howard Carter found the tomb of Tutankhamun. We have created a story map and will use this to help us write a diary.



These are some the special books that we are sharing in class this term.


ICT - Coding


This term we are going to coding using programs on Purple Mash. There will be 2 Dos set weekly, which the children can access from home. Our first lesson was about using events to control an object. 







Our topic this term in RE is Expressing Beliefs through the Arts. This is a creative unit of RE, which we have started off by considering what creative means and how we can use the word creativity to describe humans. In our first lesson we created symbols using mime to express God and love.


During the term we will explore different ways religions communicate creative expression through art, sculpture, architecture and music. 








The Feeding of the 5000


We have explored artistic representation of key religious stories in Christianity.

The children have analysed  works of art which represent the Feeding of the 5000. We then created our own piece of live art linking to this. The children cut of fish and bread from coloured card before creating a still on the school field.



Planet Earth 

How does the weather change?


English - News Broadcasts


This term we have based all of our English work on the book The Storm by Miyakoshi Akiko. Our final piece was to write a script for a news broadcast and then to record it. We have completed our final edits today - however we were not expecting the snow!

Please follow the links to the school video page to watch our work. One more film will be added after the Easter holiday.


BBC 2 News

HPS News

The Nut Nut News

Year 3 Harlaxton News

Harlaxton News


Investigating how chocolate melts


We really enjoyed investigating what type of chocolate melted the quickest. The children predicted which chocolate they thought would change state the quickest from a solid to a liquid. We used white, milk and dark chocolate and the result was the same for every group - the white chocolate melted the quickest.

My Style homework

This term the children were set a piece of my style homework which was to research our essential question - How does the weather change?


Here are some of the projects.

Science Week 2022


This week in Science week the children have learnt about the water cycle and have made pictures followed by presenting them to the class. They have learnt the key vocabulary and what this means.







World Book Day 03.03.22


We have had a fantastic morning taking part in World Book Day activities.

After the children introduced their character, we were lucky to be given the opportunity to listen to 2 librarians from Grantham's Library. 

In class we read the 2 newest stories from the Mr Men and Little Miss series before creating our very own characters. 





NSPCC speak out stay safe campaign 21.02.22 - 25.02.22

This week the children will be taking part in assemblies and activities relating to this years NSPCC campaign about speaking out and staying safe. 

Safer Internet Day 2022 - 8th February 

This year’s theme is ‘All fun and games?’ - exploring respect and relationships online. The children will take part in an assembly before completing class activities. On Friday we will send home an activity called - family online safety plan to be completed over half-term.
The link below is for guides and resources for parents and carers.


Safer Internet Day Family Resources

Children’s Mental Health Week 07-13 February

This week we will sharing story books with the class around the theme of growing together. We’ll add the titles of the books that we share during the week.



Keeping our minds healthy - posters and poems

Our display of our weather poetry.


Getting ready to write a newspaper report about the weather. Our story map for The Storm by Miyakoshi Akiko.

Some of the special books that we are reading and sharing this term.


Our daily TT Rock Stars sessions - we love them! 


Together we can - learn, encourage, aspire, respect and nurture. - supporting each other during maths lessons.


Self-Isolation Planning


Below is a weeks worth of planning should your child be isolating due to a positive Covid-19 result.  We will aim to call at least once, but if you need to speak further please email through to the office: enquires@harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk and I will call at my earliest convenience. 


If your child is unwell, please do not feel pressured to complete all of the learning. 


Take care, 

Mrs Coupland & Mrs Middleton

W/C - 28.03.22

Home learning timetable WC - 28.03.22



Tuesday- Easter Story Part 2

Part 2 of 4 in Mr Buckeridge's Easter Story for school's Collective Worship during COVID-19. Aimed at KS1-2 but hopefully enjoyed by all!Here are some worksh...

Tuesday Maths lesson 1 - Find a half

Find a half" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Tuesday Maths Lesson 2 - Recognise a quarter

Recognise a quarter" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


Easter Story Part 3

Part 3 of 4 in Mr Buckeridge's Easter Story for school's Collective Worship during COVID-19. Aimed at KS1-2 but hopefully enjoyed by all!Some more worksheets...

Wednesday Maths Lesson - Find a quarter

Find a quarter" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


Thursday Maths - Recognise a third

This is "Spr3.10.5 - Recognise a third" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


KS 2 Christmas Carol Service - Year 3 Nativity

Romulus and Remus - Autumn Term 

During the Autumn term the children in Year 3 studied and used the story of Romus and Remus as their focus for their English work. They wrote a description of a character and a setting before rewriting the story.


Once they had learnt the story they added stage directions and dialogue to the fight scene between Romus and Remus. The children worked in small groups with each child having a role. The roles consisted of narrators, and actors.


After completing their scripts they spent time rehearsing the scene.  

Music - Autumn Term Outcome


Follow this link to our video page to see how Year 3 have composed and performed a Roman march.


Autumn Term - Music outcome - A Roman March


Roman Day


Both the children and staff had a fabulous day dressing up and taking part in Roman activities. The day was polished off with a banquet whilst watching entertainment which included, dancing, marching and acting.


Roman My Styles


Here are some of the My Styles that the children have been working on at home this term.

Maths guides for parents


Please find below parent ‘how to’ guides which provide information on how you can help your child understand certain mathematical topics.

If you follow this link or scan the QR Code you will be taken through to White Rose parents page called Maths with Michael. You will find short film clips to accompany the guides.


White Rose - Maths with Michael



At Harlaxton we use the White Rose Scheme of work to support our planning and teaching of Mastery Maths lesson. Mastery Maths is broken it 5 elements - please see the diagram below.


White Rose have launched home-learning resources, which can be found at the following link. These resources include film clips, questions and answers. I may refer to these on the weekly timetable.




Top tips from White Rose for everyday maths at home.





The NCETM have now produced learning clips which are delivered by Maths Specialists for each year group with new ones being released each week. They have also created a Facebook page for Parents, Teachers and Maths Specialist for support.



I See Maths


Gareth Metcalfe has launched home learning lessons, where he will build understanding in small steps (this will be in the form of a video) before setting the children a task. These will be launched each day at 9am. His website can be found at the following link.




Online Learning 


Your children have their usernames and passwords in their home-learning book.





Purple Mash



TT Rockstars



Leader in Me


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Growth Mindset


This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values