Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

Year 3

Year 3 Staff

Mr Rolfe - Class Teacher

Mrs Heald - Teaching Assistant (am)

Miss Pollard - Teaching Assistant (pm)

Mrs Barker - 1:1 Support (am)

Have a look at Year 3's exciting and engaging curriculum: 

Y3 Long Term 2017-2018.doc

Important Information

  • Year 3 swim EVERY MONDAY. Children will need a swimming kit brought into school on this day.
  • Children may bring in a snack to enjoy during morning playtime. This must be a piece of fresh fruit or veg.
  • Our library day is MONDAY. This is when children may take out or return books from our fabulous and well stocked school library!
  • Children have the opportunity to change their home reading books after lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The changing of these books will be monitored.
  • Children are welcome to bring in age-appropriate reading books from home if they wish to read during quiet reading.  
  • Spelling homework goes home every Friday and is due in the following Friday for the weekly spelling quiz.

Ramsden Farm - 27th April 2018

As a start to our science topic, Animals Including Humans, we went on a trip to Ramsden Farm above Walsden. It is a working farm and it gave the children an opportunity to see how a working farm operates during the lambing and calving season. In the morning we looked in the lambing shed at the new arrivals and collected freshly laid eggs (they were still warm!) 





After lunch, we went pond dipping. We found lots of aquatic species such as tadpoles, pond scaters, water beetles, newts and frogs (Mr Rolfe's biggest fear!). We were really lucky at the end of the day that we got to see a lamb who was only 5 minutes old! We named him Toby and Ashley had the opportunity to spray him!  

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

We have loved reading this exciting book in our English lessons! We have written diary entries, instructions and even designed our own Top Trump cards for brand new dragon species!  We finished the book by painting some terrifyingly beautiful dragon eyes using watercolours.


Orienteering - 26th and 27th March 2018 

We have been really lucky to get of the classroom and explore our local area to work on our map reading skills. We worked in pairs to navigate our groups around Hardcastle Crags and even got to play some games ('The Floor is Lava'!) on the way. Even though there were some steep climbs and uneven paths, we really seemed to enjoy ourselves!