Year 3 - Kestrels

Welcome to Year Three Kestrels Class

The children have all settled back into school happily and are working hard. Here is some updated information for the Summer Term. 

Mrs Laureys will be teaching Monday to Wednesday. The children will continue to have ‘Wow Wednesdays’ every week. Mrs Singfield will be teaching on Thursday and Friday.  During the week, we will be supported by Mrs Cooper.   

Class timings for Year Three 

Children arrive between 8.50-9.00am 

Break Time 10.40-11.00am 

Lunch Time 12.30-1.30pm 

Home Time 3.20pm 

Class Information:  


All children must have a waterproof coat in school every day, as they will be going outside for break time and lunchtime, unless it is particularly bad weather. They must also bring in a water bottle every day, as they will be unable to use school cups. 

Children are to bring in their own pencil case to keep in school with pencils (HB), sharpener, eraser, glue stick, whiteboard pen (medium nib or whichever your child is comfortable using), whiteboard eraser (matchbox-sized sponge is suitable) and a small assortment of coloured pencils (no felt tips or gel pens please).  Please ensure their items are labelled where possible. 

No toys or other items are to be brought into school. 


PE will be on Wednesdays, and also on Thursdays, when the children will have dance. Please ensure your child/ren comes to school wearing their PE kit. They need to have tracksuit bottoms over PE shorts and a t-shirt and sweatshirt.  This is in case of bad weather, as we will aim to have PE outside as much as possible.  

Adventure Island  

Our Adventure Island slot is on Monday. Children must come to school in their Adventure Island clothes. Please ensure that your child wears school shoes and brings their labelled wellies in a plastic bag.  

Kind regards, 

Mrs Singfield and Mrs Laureys 


Print Workshop

We spent the day in Adventure Island, enjoying a wonderful print workshop.  First, we made brightly coloured prints using different leaves and flowers that we found.  We tried various techniques to create a range of effects.  Then we designed our own 3D characters from card and made a print using them.  Finally, we worked together to draw maps, leaning on different coloured inks.  These created fantastic multi-coloured maps.  Everyone enjoyed the day and learned some new art skills.

For Forest - A Poetry Performance
Year Three have worked incredibly hard together to perform the poem 'For Forest' by Grace Nichols as a class.  Some children made sound effects, while others read parts of the poem.  They worked brilliantly as a team, and I'm very proud of them for their wonderful performance.  I hope you enjoy watching it.

For Forest

Forest could keep secrets
Forest could keep secrets


Forest tune in every day
to watersound and birdsound
Forest letting her hair down
to the teeming creeping of her forest-ground


But Forest don't broadcast her business
no Forest cover her business down
from sky and fast-eye sun
and when night come
and darkness wrap her like a gown
Forest is a bad dream woman


Forest dreaming about mountain
and when earth was young
Forest dreaming of the caress of gold
Forest roosting with mysterious eldorado


and when howler monkey
wake her up with howl
Forest just stretch and stir
to a new day of sound


but coming back to secrets
Forest could keep secrets
Forest could keep secrets
And we must keep Forest


By Grace Nichols