Year 3 - Kestrels

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to Year 3 Kestrel Class. During the week, we will be supported by Mrs Morison and Mr Thomas.

Here you will find information about current topics, important class routines and a glimpse of how we learn together.

Autumn Term 1: Our topic this half term has been ‘A WAY with Waste’.

We focused on waste/pollution and its impact on our environment. The children have all enjoyed reading our class book ‘Tuamor the Turtle’ by Jo Earlam.  As part of this topic the children wrote letters to Theresa May to persuade her to stop the use of single use plastic. Pupils also created tops made from recyclable waste; this concluded with a whole school fashion show at the end of the half term.


Each year the school takes part in the Sidmouth Science Festival. All pupils are given a hexagon and asked to design something along a theme; this year’s theme was ‘transport past, present and future’. We decided that as this is the centenary of the First World War we would base our transport on the different aircraft used within the Armed Forces since WW1. Our hexagons went on display at Kennaway House. Year 3's display won the Public Vote.

River Otter Trip:

This is an annual trip for year 3.  We visit the River Otter for the morning and complete activities organised by the East Devon Ranger. These activities included: bug hunting and kick sampling. 

Class Information: Here is some information you may find useful:

Home/school books:

  •           Please can parents/guardians write in this home/school diary once your child  has read (I would like pupils to read at least four times a week, every night would be fantastic), pupils can also write in this too.
  •           Pupils still on the coloured reading scheme will have their books changed every other day; this is to help with their comprehension of the book.


Times tables (frogs)

These are tested every Monday (Frogs).  Please check the Lily Pad’s to check which times tables you are on. Please practice these at home with your child.


You will be given maths and/or literacy homework each week, on Fridays, this is due in the following Wednesday.

  •           P.E:

We have P.E every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  Please make sure you have the correct PE kit (white t-shirt, dark shorts, socks and trainers or football boots depending on the activity and weather).

  •           Snack:

Children in Key Stage 2 are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack for break time, as they no longer receive free fruit. Year 6 run a fruit stall every day, items range from 20p -50p (maximum you’re allowed to bring in is £1.00).

  •           Water bottle:

Your child will also need to bring in their own named water bottle.

I do not teach on Wednesday’s, Mrs Hall (mornings) and Mrs Laureys (afternoons) will be covering.