Armley Park Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page!


Class Teacher: Mrs Lock

Support Staff: Miss Morrison

Email: [email protected] 


We hope you enjoy looking at our class page. We will update this regularly throughout the year with photographs of what we have been doing and also with key information which you may find useful. If you have any questions, please contact the class teacher who will be able to help.


Summer 2 Curriculum Newsletter

Please click the link above to find out what we are working towards this half term. School is so busy at the moment. We also have a tennis coach in on a Friday for PE. 

Please remember PE kit (white/red t shirt, black leggings or jogging bottoms and trainers) on a FRIDAY. Also ensure children bring in a water bottle as they will be needing to rehydrate. 

Our adventure themed week...we were determined to row as far as Miriam Payne but we realised she must have such strong muscles to row so far across the Atlantic Ocean!

In history, children found that we had a tunnel in our classroom and it led to Tutankhamun’s tomb. They discovered different artifacts inside, but they had to be careful...they only had 10 seconds to discover the finds, reach the chambers and come out to draw their findings.

Our task was to try make a sculpture of an insect...this is before we learnt about the skills we needed to make a sculpture

Some of our finished art pieces inspired by Louise Bourgeois

Spring 2023

English and Guided Reading 

Towards the end of this half term we have been studying the text Hansel and Gretel. The children have enjoyed finding out about new vocabulary words such as: famine, stooped, lagging, weary and seized. They have been creating fabulous setting descriptions of the Gingerbread House where the 'old lady' lived. Our next task is to innovate the story to introduce our own characters and this is where the children are able to use their imagination more. 


We have had a busy assessment week, but are now moving on with our maths and if you would like to help at home, please continue to practise on Times Table Rock Stars. If you need support logging in, please mention it. 

Foundation Subjects

In Art, we have been learning about the artist Jane Davis. She uses colour and texture and we are about to create our own art work. In Music, we have been learning about rhythm and finding the pulse. Last week we even created our own improvisation by transforming the melody of 'The Wheels on the Bus.' We are about to come to the end of the Geography unit on Catalonia and it has been so lovely to see how much knowledge the children have digested. We decided we would like to try churros, so fingers crossed that's something we can try doing. 

Spelling Bee

Year 3 are taking a trip to Pudsey Waterloo on Tuesday 28th March for the Owlcotes Spelling Bee. It has been such a busy time for learning our spellings. Please see the lists below if you want to check which ones we have been learning. There are 3 lists that increase in difficulty. 


Here is our current text Hansel and Gretel

Spelling Bee

The children had a superb morning at Pudsey Waterloo. They battled it out and spelt so many tricky words. Environment, separate, actually…and more! What superstars they all were! Well done to everyone for taking part, you certainly made us very proud and represented our school so well. 


We have been inspired this month when we have learnt about the artist Jane Davies. She is a talented artist and we have looked at one of her floral pieces. The children learnt about texture and warm and cold colours. The children produced some excellent pieces and their pieces are below.