Whole School Transition Morning Thursday 11 July, New reception children to attend, 9am-1pm.

Jupiter Community Free School

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Year 3

Year Three

Key Stage Two

The children in these classes are in the first year of the National Curriculum Key Stage Two Programme of Study which covers a four year period.


You can contact the Year Three teachers by emailing:

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Swans and Ducks will be adding regular updates about their learning to this page. Enjoy!



What a fantastic outdoor learning week we have had. The children have loved building dens, cooking bananas, learning how to make fire and using hand tools. "My favourite bit was making fire because it was fun learning how to do it and I saw some really cool things." Lily - Swans. "I think that den building was helpful to learn to work together in a team." Stanil - Swans. "I liked making my pendant but it was hard." Marianne - Ducks. "Den building was fun because there was a lot of people working together." Reagan - Ducks.


Take a look at some of the photos!



Have a wonderful week off! If the sun is out make sure you spend some time in the shade, drink lots of water and protect yourself with sun cream and a hat. We look forward to having you back for the final leg of Year 3 with our new topic 'Rainforests' and new Literacy book 'Flotsam'.



All of Year 3 have been working hard this week to create their own mystery story. Next week we will be spending some time writing these up and creating some illustrations to go with their writing. All week the children have been learning different ways to solve multiplication - see if they can explain this to you at home over the weekend. Next week we will be revisiting fractions! The children were very disappointed to hear that Mr Jones wanted to cancel P.E. lessons and clubs so they wrote some fantastic persuasive letters to him to change his mind, ensuring they included all of the reasons why physical education is so important. Have a nice weekend.



A rainy week this week! The children have been busy planning their own mystery story which they will be writing, editing and improving all next week. In Maths next week we will be looking at using different written method to solve calculations such as 72 x 2 = ? We will continue to learn about Sports and the children will be doing some persuasive writing to explain just how important sports clubs and P.E. really are. Have a great weekend.



This week the children have been working on their description skills in their writing and building mystery. We have also started creating 'Edit Stations' to support the children when improving their own work, the children have helped create some ideas for these stations and we will begin to use them next week. Have a look at some in the recent photos in Swan Class. In Science and Theme we will continue to learn all about the body and what we need to survive and how our body works. We will be learning all about the skeleton. Enjoy the three day weekend! See you all on Tuesday.



Welcome back to our final term in Year 3. Fingers crossed the sun makes an appearance. A lovely three day week where the children have been introduced to the new Literacy book 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'. In Theme the new topic is Sport which links nicely to our Science learning all about 'Our bodies'. Over the next few weeks we will be recapping column addition and subtraction and place value. Please ensure you are still reading at home with your children and checking their understanding of what they have read. Continue to work on learning times tables at home as we will continue with the tests in school. Enjoy your weekend.



Congratulations to Jessica and Sebastian for their Easter Bonnet designs! They all looked great, what brilliant effort from everyone who made one. We hope you have a well deserved rest and enjoy some quality time spent with family, hopefully the sun will shine. See you in two weeks.



A busy week of checkpoints and all the children have worked really hard! Thank you to those that came to parents evening, we hope you enjoyed the chance to see the work your children are producing and you should all be feeling very proud that we have so many children within our year group who always try so hard with their learning! Remember next Tuesday morning from 08:50am we have the Year 3 assembly, please come along! Hopefully this beautiful weather stays for the weekend and the rest of School, fingers crossed! Next week the children will be writing stories in Literacy and we will go over some of those tricky maths questions from the checkpoints. Enjoy the weekend.



Fun with magnets! Toby was finding out different ways he could make magnets move by using two of the same poles. Sorry for the lack of photos over the last two weeks! Miss Gillingham has not been very snap happy with the IPad. Next week the children will be taking part in the end of term assessments, the results will not be shared and used only to help make judgements on where the children are working. Please encourage them to try their best and feed them a healthy breakfast each day.Thank you!



This week in Maths we have been learning about pictograms, bar charts and tally charts. We have been collecting data to represent using one of these styles. In Literacy we have been writing a report about 'Tea' and at the end of the week we have been editing and improving our writing. The children have been working on creating their own Vlogs on a chosen topic and are now adding these to PowerPoints to share with the class. The children have raised lots of money this week for Comic Relief! Enjoy your weekend.

Nathan & Olivia & Stanil - Swans



What a fantastic World Book Day! All the children looked spectacular and made a great effort with their book character costumes. Well done Jess on winning the 'Dress a potato' competition! I would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents/carers who spent some time with the children at the end of the day reading too. It really is wonderful to have you all involved in helping all of the children here at Jupiter to develop a love for reading!



Well done to Lily and Jake who were elected to represent Year 3 in our Jupiter School Council. All the children who stood up and read out their applications were fantastic. It made me so proud to have such sensible, thoughtful, caring and conscientious children in our Year 3 cohort who had really thought carefully about how they wanted to help and support Jupiter School in order to make changes and improvements that would benefit everybody! All the children sat and listened carefully to each applicant and then had a tough decision to make when it came to casting their votes. Remember you can still apply next year if you did not make it this time around.



After half term, the children will be electing a Jupiter School Council member from their class. Each child has brought home a sheet. Should they wish to be considered for the role of School Councillor, they will need to fill in the sheet and return it to the class after half term. By the end of the first week back, each class will have voted for its School Councillor and our School Council will be in full force!

Have a wonderful half term break!



Today the children had a very important talk about internet safety! Please quiz them at home about what they have been speaking about in regards to the safe use of the internet and gaming! Take a look at to refresh your own brains about staying safe online!


Here are some rules to follow:


1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, school, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible - turn off locations in apps and turn off chat rooms

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.



The children have loved learning about Pompeii through our Literacy and Swan class used our Now Press Play headphone set to go on an adventure back in time to when the Volcano first erupted. 

In Maths the children have spent a week looking at fractions and ordering them from the smallest to the biggest. The majority of us agreed we would prefer 1/2 of a chocolate bar than a 1/4. Next week we will look at different poetry styles and write our own based on volcanoes and get the chance to perform them to each other. Over the weekend talk about measurement as this will help with our Maths!



In Literacy this week we have been writing our own myth like stories, next week we will begin out new book 'Escape from Pompeii'. In Maths we have been recapping 2D shapes and their properties next week we will look at dividing by 2, 4 and 8. In Science we have been carrying out investigations about forces and air pushing windmills to make them move.  In R.E we tried some fruit that was originally grown in Israel to learn about the celebration of Tu B'Shevat. Finally, in Dance we have been creating our own robotic dance routines.

Swans Class  



We must have had a very busy first week back to forget about letting you know what the children got up to! Apologies. In Literacy we have started a new book called 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' which we are basing our writing around. The children wrote descriptions of rats using lots of adjectives, verbs and adverbs - get the children to explain these words to you! This week the children have been putting their Government advisor hats on and have had to think carefully about whether the Mayor of Hamelin town should pay the rat catcher. We had a wonderful lesson where the children wrote down their ideas for 'yes' or 'no' teams and then came together to pick three main points to debate. Much like Theresa's Brexit Deal, the vote was pretty unanimous and the children decided against paying the rat catcher mainly because he had led all of the rats into their river and ruined the fresh water supply! In Maths the children have been re-visiting money and continuing to use column addition and subtraction to solve calculations. Theme this half term links very nicely as we are looking at 'British myths and legends' and learning the stories of Robin Hood, King Arthur and the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Have a lovely weekend!



What a very busy week with checkpoints! The children across Year 3 have all worked so hard and should be feeling very proud of themselves. We hope you all enjoyed the carol concert! I think everyone is ready for a nice break and from everyone in the Year 3 team we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have fun, make memories and we will see you in January.



What a fun Friday with a very special visit to Santa's Grotto! The children had a fun time and were on their best behaviour.


This week we have been learning the 8 times tables and linking this to what we already know about the 2 and the 4 times tables. Next week we will be introducing time and looking at reading clocks with roman numerals and telling the time to the exact minute. Then we will move on to timelines. In Literacy the children are enjoying the new book 'The Tear Thief' and have been doing some persuasive writing. Next week we will continue to base our writing around the story and the children will be doing an independent piece of writing all about meeting the 'Tear Thief'. Have a lovely weekend.



This week in Literacy we have been writing a diary entry pretending we were Sophie in the BFG, we then typed up our fantastic pieces of writing. In maths we have been learning the four times tables and figuring out some word problems. Next week we will be starting our new book for Literacy called The Tear Thief and thinking of some questions to predict what the book might be about. In maths we will continue to look at counting in 2s, 4s and 8s.

Swans class



This morning in Literacy we have been thinking about the BFG and are going to be writing our very own diary entry from Sophie's point of view. In maths we have started to work on our four times tables.

Lily G & Seb - Swans



In Swans we have been learning about Albert Einstein and researching on Ipads to find out information about him. We turned the facts we had been learning into a quiz! In Literacy we were writing descriptions about the BFG after starting to read the book this term. We used these descriptions for a 'Wanted' poster.

Stanil & Archie - Swans



Have a wonderful half term Year 3!



In Swan class we use the compliments jar to send kind messages to each other. The messages are a complete surprise as children do not write who they are from. We have filled a whole jar with kind messages and will be sending these home this week. Being kind and friendly and respectful is really important in our class!

Riley - Swans



This is our new certificate system. The children will first work through all the multiplications before moving onto division, mixed calculations and finally the platinum times table grid. Continue to practice all multiplications and the corresponding division calculations  at home as this will support their learning in school.






Times table grid


x1 x2 x5 x10

Bronze Gladiator

Silver Gladiator

Gold Gladiator





x3 x4 x8 x11

Bronze Warrior

Silver Warrior



x6 x7 x9 x12

Bronze Titan

Silver Titan

Gold Titan




What a great assembly Duck's class! Thank you for sharing your learning with us. This week all the children have been completing assessments in their maths lessons and have been working hard to gain their certificates in the multiplications. Keep practising these at home!



We have been having lots of discussions this week about manners, respect and our behaviour. Year 3 are role models to our younger students and should always be setting great examples of behaviour inside the school and out at playtime. We are talking lots about showing respect by working well together in groups, listening to what others have to say and by speaking with kind words to friends. Remember good manners cost nothing!



Yesterday our grandparents came in and we read to them. We have learnt that there are a 1000g in 1kg.

Charlie - Swans



This week Year 3 have been writing some fantastic poems and haikus. They got the chance to type these up and have been reading these to each other in the class. Next week we will be moving onto our new book to study in literacy 'The Heart and the Bottle'. In maths we have been re-capping fractions and finding a fraction of an amount or a fraction of a shape such as a half or quarter. Next week we will be learning about mass and talking about grams and kilograms.



We have been  learning the 3 times tables. In literacy we have been describing Leon from The Place Between.

Freddie & Matthew - Swans




The children have spent the week writing a re-tell of the class book. They have been carefully editing and improving their own work using the purple pen. Both classes have been learning different ball skills in P.E. with Swans practising their netball skills. This week music has started and the children have enjoyed learning brass instruments.



In maths I did multiplication calculations and on the whiteboard I learnt about 3D shapes. 

Christopher - Ducks



This week we have been looking at the book 'Leon and the Place Between'. Our Literacy work has been looking at different grammar used within the story such as adjectives, adverbs and fronted adverbials. In maths we have been recapping place value and adding/subtracting two and three digit numbers. The children have been thinking about belonging and our school values. We have been talking lots about what it means to be kind and how our actions can have an impact on others. Swan class enjoyed taking part in the Roald Dahl drawing activity!