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Class 3 - Mrs Hill

A big ‘HELLO’ from me, Mrs Hill. I’m really excited to be working together with Mrs Brian.

All the children have settled into their classes very well and are enthusiastic and raring to go, which is great to see. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me. Alternatively, send me an email to

Dates for the diary
19th-23rd February Half Term

1st March World Book Day

9th March Year 3 Open Event (9:15-10:15)

19th & 20th March Parents Evening

28th March Easter Production

30th March - 13th April Easter Holidays


Homework: Spellings


The homework spellings will be tested on Friday 16th February. 

This week you will look at the words from the Year 3 4 common exception list. The following six words will be in our spelling test on Friday :











Autumn Newsletter 
Spring Newsletter


Y3/4 Calculation Policy 

Y3/4 Statutory Spellings

Grammar Glossary 





Homework: Literacy 

Literacy - Noun Phrases (due Thursday 15th February)

Weekly spellings - in planners

Year 3 Yearly Spelling List

Year 3 Writing Assessment criteria

Don't forget to read at least 3 times a week and have your parents sign your planners each time



Homework : Maths 

MyMaths: Fraction Calculations

This is due in Thursday 15th February


Homework: Topic





Homework help

Have a look at these videos to see the methods we use for calculations. 



Multiplication ( x 1-digit number) / (x 2-digit number)

Division (bus stop/short division) (long division)


Whole School 'Words of the Week'

Each week we have three words of the week which we need to learn how to spell and to use them correctly in a sentence. This week the words are:





        Lola S

Lola has shown a fantastic understanding of fractions and has really challenged herself when comparing amounts.


She has produced a fantastic food group pyramid and thought carefully about why we need the types of food we eat.




  Follow our journey here!


Week Beginning 8th January 2018

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Class 3 have started the new year full of energy as was seen in their Born To Move session on Thursday morning. In fact some of them were that enthusiastic we weren't that sure if they were relaxing or had just fallen asleep during the cool down at the end of the lesson.


 In Science we worked in groups to test the friction between different surfaces. We set up a ramp and ran a car down it onto grass, rubber, concrete, gravel, wood and carpet. We had to record on which surface the car travelled the furthest (least friction) and the shortest (most friction).


Well done to Amelia for winning the Pick Up You Litter poster competition organised by our Junior Leadership Team.


 Week Beginning 11th December

Let the festivity begin as we came to school in our best Christmas jumpers and outfits on Friday 13th December.




Week Beginning 6th November

On Friday 10th November,  Marsden Junior School gathered around the War Memorial in the park to remember all of those men and women who have lost their lives during the many conflicts that our country has been involved in. 



Week Beginning 30th October

                                                                         Journey To Ancient Pompeii

This week Class 3 had a new teacher called Octavia. She is a Roman citizen of Pompeii and came to give the children a tour of her beautiful city.  On their first day the children visited the bustling market square and worked alongside the stall holders discovering what goods they could buy. When Octavia returned on day 2 she took the children from the market, through the streets of Pompeii and across the bridge to the harbour.



On arrival at the harbour the children worked in groups to become the fisherman untangling their catch from the nets or as sailors unloading goods from the ships.



Week Beginning 16th October

 This Friday we had a visitor to class. Conner brought his pygmy hedgehog, Mr Tiggy, into school. He is absolutely gorgeous and can't wait until his next visit.



Week Beginning 2nd October

 This week the children have written some amazing Rainbow simile poems.

Memorable lines:

Red as planet Mars floating there lonely in space (by Stanley)

Orange like hot fire bursting out of a volcano (Lola W)

Yellow like shimmering gold hiding in the ground (Bailey)

Green as a frog on a miserable horrid day (Cassie)

  • Blue as a beautiful dolphin in the dark ocean (Tilly)

Indigo as a big plum fattening on a tree (Leo)

Violet like sheet lightening spreading across the sky (Cade)


Week Beginning 25th September

On Tuesday we put on our wellingtons, but no waterproofs as the sun was shining, and headed out into the garden. Our task was to move the bark chippings to repair our paths.