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Class: Year 3 VT

PE is  Tuesday and Thursday.



Class email: 3vt@oldfield-brow.com

Monday 22nd May 2023

What a day we have had! The children had a visit from Rainforest Dave who told them all about the diffrent tribes and animals living in the Rainforests and the children got to hold a variety of amazing animals. Then in the afternoon they made tribal inspired necklaces and had a go at observational drawing of some preserved insects. 

The children were fantastric and really did display all of the Oldfield Brow Values.

Big shout out to Ronnie R, Fedor, Emily and Mayomikun who really did Oldfield Brow and their families proud today! Fantastic school citizens!



Monday 15th May 2023

The image for the 500 words competition is here:


Please send typed entries to the class email address: 3vt@oldfield-brow.com

12th May 2023

10 Minute Write Pictures are in the downloads below.

We have been fantastically busy in Year 3. We are continuing with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children have been creating story boards.

In Geography we have been learning about different animals in the rainforest. Music has been about disco genre. We've also been a musicla journey through the 1990s ready for our Coronation Week.

We've also seen how water is transported through plant susing coloured water.




Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Timson

2nd May 2023

3VT have been busy again this week reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a class and having the opportunity to reda aloud as a group to practice our expression and tone.

Science has built on our previous lessons on plants with the children completing observational drawings of different plants.

Our Rainforest topic has led us to explore the layers of the rainforest and the types of plants and creatures that live in each area. Please check your emails for information on our Rainforest visit on 22nd May!

10 Minute Write pictures are in our downloads! We have been working on descriptive vocabulary this week and using the thesaurus and our vocab mats to improve the quality of our writing. Maths for this week is a 45 minute TTRS session, spread from this Friday to next Friday 5th!


24th  April 2023



Welcome back! I hope you had a restful Easter break.

The children have had a fantastic first week back last week.

In our reading and English lessons the children will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children are already enjoying the book immensely and I am very excited about the quality of the writing they will produce!

Science is all about Plants and the children have set up an investigation to find out what a plant needs to grow strong and healthy.


In Maths our focus will be fractions and in particular tenths.

We are also very lucky to have a Gymnastics coach in to support the children durign their PE lessons.


Kind Regards

Mrs Timson and Mrs Smith


Friday 10th March


Happy Friday!

Please see the downloads section fro thgsi weeks 10 minute writes and our new Spring Curriculum Overview! A challeneg has been set on TTRS also.

3VT have had a jam packed week. On Wednesday our classroom was the scene of an exciting archaeological discovery. The tomb of King Tutankhamun had been discovered overnight! The children braved the curse of King Tut and travelled through the narrow passageways to discover the treasures buried there.



Monday 27th February 2023

What a busy first week we had in 3VT.

We have started our English unit based on the World Book Week Book 'The Lost Happy Endings'.

We got to use all of the kindly donated plastic botttles for our Science lessons looking into the muscles we use to breathe.

The children have also started to get ready for the Pupil Parliament Elections when each class will elect a Member of Pupil Parliament (MPP) by slectign their nominees. 

And finally, congratulations 3VT on your swimming progress. The children were all awarded their certficates from the swim coaches on Friday.


We have another busy week of learning planned. Starting a new unit in Science on Light, continuing with the Ancient Egyptians in History and will be starting Length and Perimeter in Maths.


Have a great week.

Mrs Timson


Friday 10th February 2023

Happy Friday! Homework is a maths sheet to be compeleted by Wednesday 22nd January. Spellings will go live on Spelling Shed on Friday 17th Feebruary and paper copies will be sent home on Monday 20th February.

The children have worked so hard this half term and have had an action packed week. They even learnt the Macarena in 45 minutes and performed it to the whole school as part of Childrens Mental Health Week. We have had discussions over what we think is an appropriate age to have a mobile phone, chat online and lots of other digital milestones as part of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday. The childrens resposnses were really thoughtful.

And Mr Egypt was an amazing day, the children were fantastic. Pictures to follow......

We hope you have a lovely half term break and look forarwd to seeing you all again on 20th February!


Mrs Timson and Mrs Smith


3rd February 2023

Good afternoon! Homework this week has been set on TTRS (45 minutes practise) and Padlet (vocabulary questions) and any super language the children research can be discussed, if they choose, in school next Thursday.

Next Wednesday, we will be spending the day with Mr Egypt who shares with us a plethora of wonderful experiences and knowledge on all things Ancient Egypt. Payment is still being taken through ParentPay.

We had a guest reader in 3VT today, Mrs Brownsall form 6KB came and read our class novel 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' to us. She learnt all about exploding dragon poo!!  Mrs Timson went up to 6KB and read their class book to them. 

It was our last week of swimming this week and the children have all made fantastic progress we are super proud of them.


Friday 27th January 2023.

Homework is 10 minute writes and maths. ALL children have been given a copy of the maths sheet. The stimuli for the 10 minute writes is in the downloads section.



Friday 20th January 2023

We have had a busy busy week in 3VT! We have been buidling on our multiplication knowledge and applying it to division problems, we have started our Ancient Civilisation booklets, using the amazing research we completed in History, and we have also managed to get out into the snow and apply our forces knowledge!

Y3 Snow Day


Congratulations to our certficate winners this week too.



Mayomikun (for always volunteering to read out in class and doing so brilliantly! )


Olivia G (for her resillience and postivity this week) 


Marcus (for his perserverance with his handwriitng practice and using his new skill in his work)


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Timson


Monday 16th January 


We hope you all had a restful weekend.


10 minute write pictures are in the downloads below.


The children have been displaying a fantstic attitude to listenign and learning this week. We are very proud of them.

In Science we have atrted a new unti an dhave been learining all about Diet and Nutrition. We were amazed by how much sugar was in a chocolate bar ( 8 teaspoons if you were curious!!).


History is all about Ancient Civilisations and we start with the Indus Valley Civilsation. The children learnt all about their way of life and some of their inventions this week. Whilst Birtain was deep in the Stone Age the Indus Valley people were trading goods with each other, living in homes made of bricks and even had flushing toilets (before the Romans!!).

Have great week.

Mrs Timson, Mrs Smith and Mrs Canham.


Monday 3rd January


Happy New Year! We would like to update you on some housekeeping for Year 3.  
Swimming will recommence on Tuesday 10th January 2023. The reason it was not on today was due to the different start dates of the new term in schools across Trafford. Please bring swimming kit in a bag and remember no jewellery and long hair tied up (in a bun preferably).
PE is on a Wednesday for both classes. Full PE kit expected for this. As previously stated this should include black shorts/jogging bottoms, black hoody and a royal blue polo shirt. These should be plain with no logos.
Spellings for the week are available on Spelling Shed. 
The children have had a great first day back and have shown a fantastic attitude as they embark on a new year of learning. 
Best wishes for the New Year,

The Year 3 Teaching Team



Friday 9th December 2022


Happy Friday!! The children have been working their socks off this week on Festive suprises. 


We have also been lookign back at our progress since September as we near teh end of their first term in Year 3.The children have progressed so much since September it has amazed both the teachers and the children ho wmuch they have learnt and grown.

Spellings are live on EdShed, no print outs were sent home today. The 10 minute writes are in the downloads section below.


Have a great weekend!


Friday 25th November 2022

10 minute write pictures are in the downloads section below. Congratulations to our certficate winners:



Joshua (for always volunteering to read aloud in class -whatever the text!)


Yuson (for showing the Oldfield Brow values of determination and resillence during swimming lessons)


Evie (for her fantastic science enquiry and leadership skills this week)

Have a great weekend!


Friday 11th November 2022

The children have had a super busy week this week!  We have been learning about forces in Science, playing the glockenspiel in Music, multiplying in Maths and the children have contributed to the most fantastic poem about anger in English! The metaphors were flowing!

The children have been superstars so picking three for our certificates has been a challenge!

Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded the following certificates in school:


Maya (for a fantastic contribution to our reading Padlet and her comprehension work)


Kody (for supporting fellow classmates during lessons)


Lily-Beth (for her fantastic attitude to learning and progress she has made in Maths this week)


Well done everybody! Have a great weekend. 



21.10.22 - Half-Term Sponsored Read

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read over half term 22/10/22-30/10/22. 
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Partner, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So, for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books! 
We always aim to beat our last year’s target which was £1000 in sponsor money with Usborne donating an additional £600 of books for free if our target is met. This will give us a total of £1600 to spend on new books and resources for our children. 
Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words!  For younger children in EYFS they can listen to the adult read their books and that still counts. 
The class who have the most recorded minutes will win an extra free book and a small treat! All children will receive a certificate for taking part. 
If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find on the reverse a sponsorship form and an extra reading log for your child if they wish to use it to record their reading.  Please send any money in a named envelope with the class name and the amount raised alongside the forms by Friday 4th November.


Friday 14th October 2022


*** UPDATE *** Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded the following certificates in school:



Fedor (for his amazing contirbuiton to the class Padlet)

Connor ( for his progress and determination in both his reading and written work)



Olivia G ( for being an excellent role model to the rest of her class)

Savar ( for the kindness and support he has offered to another pupil)



Owen (for an excellent 10 minute write)

Isabella (for her courage and bravery during swimming lessons)


We have been busy continuing our English topic on Fairy Tales this week creating 'All about me profiles' for a villain from a fairy tale. There were some fabulous profiles created!

We are learning all about the Stoneage in History and our Guided Reading book is Stoneage Boy. 3VT have enjoyed reading the story and using their VIPERS skills to predict what will happen in the story.


The children have also enjoyed an assembly on International Day of the Girl Child where we learnt about Malala Yousafzai.


Homework this week is Maths and 10 Minute Writes. The slides for the 10 minute writes are in the downloads section below.


We hope you have a great weekend.


Mrs Timson and Mrs Smith


Monday 10th October 2022


What a busy few weeks we have had in 3VT!


We have been reading 'How to Wash a Wooly Mammoth' in our Guided Reading lessons and really working hard at using our VIPERS.

We have helped Miss Drabble with the design of our new garden area. We produced a lovely planter design to help us with our Science topics.


The children are really progressing in their swimming lessons.


We had a great time collecting facts on teh Stoneage and sharing them with our partners in History. There were some fabulous pieces of research produced!


Here's to another exciting week in Year 3!



Friday 30th September 2022

What a fabulous week we have had in 3VT!

We have been using water colours in our art lessons to create Secondary colours using Primary colours. We have even applied these skills to some exciting art work for you all.

In Science we have been learning about how rocks are fomed and the children learned about being Petrologists (they will be professional Petrologists by half term).

Your input on Padlet has been fantastic, thank you. I have a very full 'To Read' list now!!

Thsi week our homework focus is the 10 minute writes and maths along with spellings. Please look in the downloads section for the 10 minute write pictures. 

The children should all have their scores in their homework books.

We look forward to an exciting week ahead focusing on 'Villains' in our writing topic, continuing to discover how rocks are formed (including some exciting experiments) in Science and learning about pulse and rhythm in music.


Monday 12th September 2022

Spellings were uploaded to the children's Spelling Shed accounts on Friday and we ask they practice as much as possible in time for their test next Friday. We have carried out a short assessment to allocate spellings, however, groupings will continue to be monitored moving forward. The children will bring home a paper copy of their spellings at the back of their 10 Minute Write books (more information on that starting next week). Our preference is to use Spelling Shed to practice spellings.  If you have any queries or need a reminder of logins, please email 3vt@oldfield-brow.com 

On Tuesday , the children will begin swimming lessons as part of the Year 3 P.E curriculum. Please come to school in normal school uniform. Each child will need a towel and swimming costume/trunks (no board shorts are permitted). Goggles/hairbrushes are optional and swimming hats/arm bands/floats will be provided. PLEASE can children with long hair tie it up in a bun/plaits, to help with putting on hats before and changing times after, their lesson.

It has been wonderful to get to know our new class this week and we are looking forward to working hard and enjoying our learning as we navigate our way through the first year of the juniors



Friday 8th September 2022

Today we spent some time talking and understanding a little more about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Year 3LP and Year 3VT watched a Newsround programme dedicated to the story and asked/answered questions we had afterwards.

Spellings have been uploaded to the children's Spelling Shed accounts today and we ask they practice as much as possible in time for their test next Friday. We have carried out a short assessment to allocate spellings, however, groupings will continue to be monitored moving forward. They will also be bringing home a spellings book with a copy of the spellings in to practice.

It has been wonderful to get to know our new class this week and we are looking forward to working hard and enjoying our learning as we navigate our way through the first year of the juniors! We have been impressed with how well they have adapted to the new Key Stage!

Enjoy a lovely weekend,

Mrs Timson, Mrs Canham and Mrs Smith





Wednesday 7th September


What a super settling in day our new Year 3s have had! We have been learning about our new routines, getting to know one another and looking at our expectations for the months ahead.

The biggest change to the children's routine today was their later lunch time. Some became hungry before lunch time so in an effort to hopefully combat this in the future, please send your child in with a healthy snack for morning break - we are unfortunately unable to provide fruit for all in the same manner as KS1. 

If you have any questions moving forward, please email 3vt@oldfield-brow.com

Mrs Timson, Mrs Smith, Mrs Canham





CONTACTING Mrs Timson : please use the email address 3vt@oldfield-brow.com to get in touch with the 3VT team.


PE DAYS: Tuesday and Friday.

Please see the school website for PE Uniform Expectations.


PE LESSONS and SWIMMING will start in our second week, starting on Monday 12th September.


SWIMMING: Year 3 have swimming lessons on Tuesdays during the Autumn Term.

Please do not wear your swim wear under your uniform.

Please ensure your child brings to school in a seperate bag their swimming costume, towel and goggles. No two piece swim wear please.



Spellings will be set on a Friday in preparation for our spelling test the following Friday. This will begin on Friday 9th September 2022 when children will bring spellings home to practice and they will also be live on Spelling Shed.

Additional weekly homework will be set on a Friday to be completed and returned to school the following Wednesday.

Chatterday will continue as an optional and additional homework to complete.


PE lessons will begin on the second week back, week beginning 12/9/22. 



Mrs V Timson Mrs V TimsonTeacher
Mrs V Canham Mrs V CanhamTeaching Assistant
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