A very warm welcome to Team TCP's Year 3 Class Page


There are 29 children in our class and we are all team players who are enthusiastic about learning across the curriculum. Each day is exciting! We are resilient, independent and we come to school keen to do our best, with a love of learning.

Our class teacher is Mrs. Gaskell. The other adults working with us are: Mrs. Cookson, Mrs. Bridge,  Mrs. Bradley, Miss. Latham and Mrs Biltcliffe.

Our exciting themes to look forward to this year are: ‘Walk like an Egyptian,’ ’Secrets of the Stone Age’ and ’Into the Jungle.’ 

We love our PE days: Monday is Net and Wall games and Wednesday is Gymnastics.

 We value and appreciate the support from our parents - daily reading, practicing times tables, working on key spellings and accessing Mathematics activities on MyMaths. We use ClassDojo as a communication platform to encourage children and get parents engaged too! Click the image below to access ClassDojo (you'll need your personal log in details).


Thank you for taking the time to look at our Class Page, enjoy sharing our learning journey!

Summer Term 2

Science Week

Science week began in fancy dress.

We got to work on our mission to design a rocket that will travel the furthest in the launch on Friday

Here we have it!

Let's Debate

As part of our theme work on the rainforest, we have been learning about deforestation. Our debate became quite heated......

Summer Term 1

Fundamental British Values Day

  • What is Saint George's Day?
  • What does it mean to be British?
  • What does Democracy mean?

Just some of the key questions we focused on during the day. It was great to watch and listen to the children speaking confidently and with passion during the class board game called 'Is it Democracy?'. Well done everyone.


Spring Term 2

Happy Easter

We celebrated the end of term with an Easter Egg Hunt in the school garden.

Stone Age Art

During our Stone Age topic we learnt about cave paintings and then developed our art skills by using paste resin and making our own stamps.

Making Soup

We have been learning about eating a healthy, balanced diet and about fruits and vegetables that are in season. We used this knowledge to plan, make and eat soup. Take a look:


Our PE lessons this half term have focused on team building. We worked hard to develop our communication skills including speaking, listening and non-verbal communication. We really enjoyed building strong relationships of trust with each other and feel that we have become a stronger, more supportive and independent group of problem solvers over the last half term.

Trying to get the team across the dangerous swamp.........

Red Nose Day

We had a great time today realising Bassoons have a lot of comedians. It was great telling each other jokes and learning the techniques behind writing new ones. It is a lot more difficult than it seems!

World Book Day

We had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day. We began with an assembly in which each class took part in a cat-walk. Everyone looked fab.

World Book Day

During the day, we played musical chairs with our books. Everyone had chance to share their books and we have all seen a book we would like to read next. In the afternoon, all the teachers visited a different class to read their favourite stories. We were visited by Mrs Bruzzese.

World Maths Day

We have had loads of maths fun today. Our day began with an assembly in which we were presented with an envelope containing our maths mission.

We couldn't wait to get started.........

Later that afternoon we were visited by some of our parents who spent time looking at our work and then set off with us on a maths trail. 

We even did some maths in French with Mrs Bradley.


Spring Term 1

Celebrating Darwin Day

On the 12th February it was National Darwin Day. We launched the day with an assembly led by Year 6. We thought Mr Upton made a fantastic Haribo Tree! Once back in class we learnt lots more about Charles Darwin and then worked together to produce posters about each stage of his life.

Click below to learn more.

Charles Darwin


We learnt all about Darwin's theory of evolution and had lots of fun adapting our own animals that would survive in our chosen habitats.

Click on the link below. It's really interesting!


Safer Internet Day

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the ways in which images posted online can potentially stay there for ever
  • To identify images that can either create a positive or negative impression
  • To recognise that some images can be false
  • To realise that it is easier to create a better internet when everyone is working together.



We looked at images that could give positive or negative impressions. We realised that there is often more to them than meets the eye. Only the people that Mrs Gaskell chooses can look at her photo album but if we put photos online we don’t know who will look at them—it is out of our control. It is important that we think before we post.


We looked at images and discussed whether they were real or fake. We understand that photos are often manipulated for effect.


Unite for a better internet

It is easier to create a better internet when everyone is working together.


Autumn Term


Enterprise week

Many thanks to our inspirational Dragon Sara Brookes who shared her 'Jollie' journey with us. We have a better understanding of how to set up a business, design a personal logo and how money is spent in designing and making products.

Enterprise Week


We wrote a biography about Simon Weston who fought in the Falklands War and survived. Isabelle went the extra mile and contacted Simon Weston by email and he sent a reply!  

English - Newspaper Articles

We are writing a newspaper article about Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb.

Click on the game below to test your knowledge - Can you remember what a good newspaper article needs to include?

Harvest Festival

Bassoons successfully led our Harvest Festival on Tuesday 18th October. We enjoyed celebrations with parents, children, staff and Pastor Rob Baggaley (Hesketh Bank Christian Centre).

Thank you all for your support, we will be delivering your kind donations to Fox Street Mission in Preston and International Aid to send abroad.


Click the image below to find out more about Harvest Festival.

Homophones Game

Click the image below to play the game. Can you match the words that sound the same, but are spelt differently and have different meanings? Eg: pair,and pear.

History - Walk like an Egyptian

We are Archaeologists who understand some of the methods of historical enquiry, and how evidence is used to make detailed observations, finding answers to questions about the past. 


Travel back in time with us to November 1922 when Howard Carter made history ...

Enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (if you dare) ...

Music - Our bassoon experience!

We had a visit from Mr. Heptinstall who came into our class to play the bassoon. We learned that the bassoon is one of the largest instruments in the orchestra and it has a great range of notes from very low to quite high. We won't be buying one though as bassoons can cost thousands of pounds!


Maths - Pyramid Perimeter

We know that you can calculate the perimeter of a 2D shape by adding together all the lengths. We applied this knowledge in order to solve Mrs. Higson's 'Pyramid Perimeter Challenge'

What we will be learning to do this year?

Key Learning in Reading in Year 3.docxDownload
Key Learning in Writing in Year 3.docxDownload
Key Learning in Mathematics - Year 3.docxDownload
Key Learning Computing Years 3 and 4.docxDownload
Key Learning in Science Year 3.docxDownload
Key Learning in Science Year 4.docxDownload
Key Learning in Art and Design Years 3 and 4.docDownload
Key Learning in Design and Technology in Years 3 and 4.docx.docDownload
Key Learning in Physical Education - Years 3,4,5 and 6.docxDownload
Key Learning in PSHE in Years 3 and 4.docDownload
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