Year 3 2020 - 2021

Mrs Taylor

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Year 3 page. 

Our class teacher from Tuesday to Friday each week is Mrs Taylor and Mrs Blezard teaches Year 3 all day on a Monday. Our teaching assistant each day is Mrs Whiteside and thirty hard-working and very enthusiastic children complete the Year 3 Team!

Please find below a copy of the Year 3 Meet the Teacher Presentation 2020, together with details of the Oxford Reading Buddy digital reading scheme, statutory spellings for Year 3 & 4, times tables packs for the 2,3,4,5,10 and 8 times tables required for Year 3, together with any fact sheets and Table Top Tips to support our learning in Year 3.  I will update this page with other information that will be useful to you as it becomes available.

To contact me, please e-mail me on and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 


Spring Term - Fun Activities to support our Learning about Volcanoes and Rocks

Please find below some fun creative activities that support the learning you are doing on Volcanoes and Rocks.  These activities are for fun and can be done at any time if you and your family have the time  - some of them are tasty too!!

!. Make some rice crispie or cornflake sedimentary rock cakes - the crispies represent the tiny rock fragments that are worn away from rocks and carried by rivers until they settle at the bottom of the sea.  The melted chocolate / syrup represents the salty deposits that cement the pieces together to form new sedimentary rocks.

2. Have a go at making an erupting volcano.  Follow these instructions to find out how to make a simple cardboard cone around an old pop bottle and create an erupting volcano.  There are various more complicated designs on youtube as well, depending on how much time you wish to spend.

3. Make chocolate rocks - follow the instructions at the bottom of the page and give this easy tasty activity a go to simulate how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed.

4. Make a fossil in amber - you will need: water, orange or lemon squash, plastic bugs (spiders, flies etc), lolly moulds or small plastic tubs that can be frozen.  Make up the squash mixture and pour it into the mould or tub.  Place the plastic bug inside, then freeze the mixture. Once fozen, you now have a simulated fossil in amber!

5. See the 'Make your own fossil' sheet at the end of this page for more prehistoric palaeontology!

I hope you enjoy yourselves and remember to send in some pictures, please.

Volcano and Earthquake Fact Sheets

Have a look at the Oddizzi factsheets at the bottom of this page to support our learning in Geography this half term.

Keeping Fit during Lockdown

We have a wake up and shake up activity on the website every day but here are some links to other longer physical activities to help you to stay fit and healthy.

Check out the Chance to Shine website for fun cricket-based activities that follow on from the excellent lessons that were run in school last term.

Chance to Shine

The Sports Development Team at South Ribble (who run our Friday P.E. sessions and clubs) have some great dance routines on:

 Also worth a look are the following:          

Oti Mabuse -

Joe Wicks! -

And finally.... to chill out and relax, we love the yoga activities on Cosmic Kids Yoga

Cosmic Yoga -

P.E. Days

Please note that from Thursday 5th November Year 3's P.E. Day will be on Thursday instead of Friday. Children will need to come to school wearing their P.E. kit on Thursdays from now on, please.  In addition, from Monday 30th November for 3 weeks, Year 3 will have cricket training and children will need to wear their PE kits to school on both Monday and Thursday each week.

Files to Download

Year 3: News items

newsletter, by Mrs Hesketh

World Book Day, by Mrs Hesketh

Anti Bullying Week, by Mrs Hesketh

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Penwortham Primary School

Crookings Lane, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0HU

Headteacher: Mrs Helen Hesketh

01772 743321

Bursar: Mrs Julie Cullen

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