Welcome to our class page!

Earwig are one of the Year 3 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE on Monday and Thursday. They will need to arrive in their PE kits on these days.

Who works in our classroom

Mr Neil Lloyd                         Miss Michelle Reitinger


Our Curriculum:

This half term we will be learning:


 In Talk for Writing we will be learning and exploring the poem The Magic Box and the pupils will innovate their own versions.  Additionally, we will be learning the story Kings of Fishes. The children will be learning how to make their setting descriptions detailed using a pattern of three, power of three adjectives and similes. Our Non-fiction unit will be information texts.


In Maths we will be developing the Pupil’s understanding of place value to be able to make representations of numbers up to a thousand.  Pupils will use place value tables, base ten, place value cards and pictorial representations to support them in partitioning, comparing and ordering numbers.


Our science topic is the Human Body.  Pupils will learn about the muscular system, the skeletal system, nutrition the digestive system and the nervous system.


 In history, we are studying Ancient Greece.


Pupils will develop their map skills and apply their learning to the geography of the local area. The pupils will develop their understanding of symbols on a map.


 P.E. will be on a Monday and a Thursday. Pupils will build on their ball skills on a Monday and will develop their understanding of the fundamentals of P.E. on Thursday.

Religious Education

 In R.E., pupils will learn about Judaism and God’s Family. Pupils will explore Jewish lifestyle and communities as well as learning about synagogues and still start to make comparisons with churces. Pupils will understand about Shabbot and the Torah.


In our first Spanish unit pupils will learn greeting, numbers and how to ask how you are feeling.

Personal, Social and Health Education

Our P.S.H.E. this term focusses on building relationships.


Our Art topic is about the elements of art – colour and line. Pupils will learn how to mix secondary and tertiary colours and how artists choose colours and line in their work.

Design & Technology

 In D&T, pupils will learn about eating seasonally.


 In music pupils will learn about Viking songs.


 Pupils will think about keeping safe online and how networks work.

Home Learning

 If a pupil is required to self-isolate due to Covid restrictions, work will be uploaded to Teams or emailed to parents. All pupils can also access TTRockstars from home.

This is a link to all the common exception word spellings from Year 1 to Year 4 for you to practise with your child at home. 

Common Exception Words spelling mat


Knowledge Organisers:

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see the progress they have made.








Our class text is: The Worries by Jion Sheibani

Week Commencing 11th September 2023

This week, we have continued the fantastic start to the year. We published our first piece of writing: a poem about A Magic Box filled with our wonderful, original ideas. It has been great to see the children show off their knowledge of place value in maths and the teachers have had to work hard to challenge everyone. We have begun to learn about OS maps by learning how and why they were first developed and how they are used today and in PSHE, we are continuing to develop our ability to work collaboratively. In history, we have located some important areas in Ancient Greece – like Sparta and Athens and have enjoyed learning to perform an song with actions well (ask us to sing our Viking song!) Have a great weekend.

Week Commencing 4th September 2023

The class have had a fantastic start to the year and have returned to school eager to start their learning! The children have settled in really well and are getting back into our daily routines.  We have begun to text map our poem, The Magic Box, in English, and identified writing features within the poem.  In maths we have begun learn more about place value using base ten, part-whole models and number lines to represent numbers up to one hundred.  In geography, we have learnt about the eight-point compass and in R.E. the children were introduced to Judaism and its foundations.  In P.E., we practised balancing. And in science, we learnt about how muscles move our bodies by contracting and relaxing.

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