Primary School


Primary School

Year 3: Holly and Hazel Classes

Welcome to Year 3 Holly and Hazel Class Page. 

We are taught by Miss Emma Brown, Mr James Sidebottom and Mrs Cath Priestley.

We are supported by Mrs Louise Amesbury and Mrs Michelle Roberts. 

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Let's discover a fantastical world of mythical creatures and heroes!


From nothingness came chaos; from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.


This half term, we’ll learn about Apollo and the other gods who reign from Mount Olympus. We’ll explore the land of Greece, where the sun scorches the wings of Icarus and Helen of Troy inspires the launch of a thousand ships. We will discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. In PE, we’ll take part in athletics and practise synchronised battle movements just like the ancient Greeks. Using historical source materials, we’ll research daily life in ancient Greece. We’ll write diaries as Daedalus or Icarus and learn about epic battles. In D&T, we’ll design wings, just like Daedalus, and make Trojan horses. We’ll read Theseus and the Minotaur and create amazing labyrinths, using positional language to guide others around the maze. On maps of Greece, we’ll plot the journeys made by ancient Greek characters. 

For World Book Day, we will be delving into the wonderful world created by Anthony Browne.

The Year 3 team will be dressing up as Anthony Browne characters; below are some examples of easy costumes that could be worn to match the theme. Children are also allowed to dress up as a different book character that isn't from Anthony Browne stories.


Here is the link to Anthony Browne's website. Have a look at his website for interesting facts and information about Anthony and his books. There are also some fun activities that can be printed, including a monkey mask that could be worn on World Book Day.

The ground was moving in the year 3 classrooms this week. We tried to build earthquake proof structures using dry spaghetti and marshmellows, whist also trying to record the power of the tremors using some home made seismometers.