St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

Durham Class (Year 3)



Welcome to Durham Class’s Page!


We have had a super start to our school year, and we are already making great progress in our learning.


During our English lesson with have been reading a host of different texts including ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and Ted Hughes’ classic work ‘The Iron Man’. We have taken part in role play and drama, as well as written some wonderful descriptive pieces based on these texts. We will be exploring different styles of text over the term including poetry, writing in role and nonfiction.


In Maths we are developing our understanding of concepts such as place value, subtraction, addition and multiplication. We are doing this through handling concrete objects such as dienes, looking at pictorial representations and finally tackling more abstract problems. We are learning our 4 and 8 times tables and consolidating our knowledge of 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


In Science we are answering the big question ‘How are animals similar to humans?’. We are looking at skeletal structures for animals and humans and comparing the different types of foods that both animals and humans eat and the habitats that they live in. We are learning about different food groups and how we can keep our bodies healthy by eating the right balance of food.


We have been lucky enough to have a two-week swimming course and have made amazing progress in the pool. We love it!   


KS2 is certainly challenging but we are working hard and embracing all the new learning there is to come