Year Group Blog

Lift Off! (w/c 29.6.20)

We Have Lift Off!

This week, the University of Cambridge Primary School is embarking on a three week project that will culminate in the children meeting their new class teacher at the final Virtual Family Friday on 17th July!

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Learning Links for w/c 22nd June

Hello everyone. Welcome to a new week of your online learning!

Messages for the Week

  • Premier Sport have very kindly offered to send us some fitness and exercise videos that the children can use throughout the week. Each Friday, you

Learning Links for w/c 15th June

Hello everyone!

Welcome to a new week of your online learning!

Messages for the Week

  • Each week, in addition to the Maths sessions, there will be a focus on an unlock challenge in Maths specific to each year group. (For

Learning Links for w/c 8th June

Hello everyone!

Please see below for all of your learning links for the week. Although we have numbered the sessions, please feel free to go at your own pace.

This week is also Bike Week! Cycling has been a great …

Learning Links for w/c 1st June

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to your online learning! We hope that you had a lovely half term. Please see below for all of your learning links for the week. At the end, we have also compiled an abundance of additional …

Learning links for w/c 18th May

Welcome back to another week of online learning! Can you believe that it is nearly half-term?

Here is a booklet all about Empathy for you and your families to do together.

Family Activity Pack_Countdown to Empathy Day (1)

Mental Health

Learning links for w/c 11th May

Welcome back to another week of online learning, we hope you had a lovely long weekend!

Here is an uplifting video shared by Mr Smith. You could use this as a prompt for a P4C discussion:

Here are some …

Learning Links for w/c 4th May

This image is taken from Reasons to be Cheerful which is a selection of poems for children and adults alike. Enjoy reading together and remember that you are doing an excellent job!

Monday 4th May

Maths – We are continuing …

Learning Links for w/c 27th April

Please see below for worksheets and activities linked to this week’s lessons. You will find the Maths and English lessons are on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with a History project for Thursday and Friday. At the bottom of the post …

Welcome back and dive with us Under the Sea w/c 20.04.2020

Welcome back to online learning with Miss Natale, Miss Lownsbrough and Miss Millar.  We hope you and your family kept safe and had a lovely Easter break.

Our new topic for this half-term is ‘Under The Sea’.  We will be …

Learning links for the w/c 30.03.20

Hi year 3! We hope you had a great weekend and that you are looking forward to week 2 of virtual learning!

You will be sent a daily email from enquiries with the UCPS YouTube videos for each day’s learning. …

Learning links for the week beginning 23.03.20

Hi year 3!

You will be sent a daily email from enquiries with the UCPS YouTube videos for each day’s learning. If you have any questions during this period, please email the usual and we will answer these questions …

STEM WEEK: learning outside!

There have been many highlights this week and we have enjoyed working together and exploring the wonders of our environment.

We used our forest to hunt for invertebrates and build bug hotels.

We also took part in a KS2 escape …

Share a Million Stories!

This week we have delved into books and have started planning our own ones as well as being inspired by well-known books. We thought about the power of sharing stories and the importance of reading for pleasure. Here is the …

Around the World in 80 Days

It has been a busy start to the half term and Year 3 have immersed themselves in our new topic ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. The children have particularly enjoyed exploring each of the countries in the Learning Street …

Here We Are: exploring character

This week we delved into the book  Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers and focused on creating characters. We  got a chance to meet another character and work with other classes to get to know our characters well in creative …

Find your brave!

This week we celebrated Mental Health and discussed what being brave means and how we can show courage in our everyday lives.

In English we have been writing powerful speeches using all the features we have learned in the last …

The power of persuasion…

Year 3 have really stepped up to the challenge of speech writing this week, exploring many of the different features from the persuasive speeches we studied last week. We are really looking forward to putting them into practice next week …

Trip to Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Our highlight this week has been our trip to the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

We explored different inventions and took part in interactive, hands-on workshops about bricks, steam pumps, printing press and communication methods. Thank you to all the parents …

Do you want to taste the most amazing sandwich?

In English this week we put our instruction knowledge to the test! First, we came up with our perfect sandwich. Next, we wrote detailed instructions on how to make it. After that, our partner made our sandwich to test whether …

Interesting inventions!

Welcome back to Spring 1!

Our Topic this term is Inventions and we started it by finding everyday inventions around the class. We then had to persuade each other about the best invention, this was a challenge!

In Maths we …

Let the Year 3 light shine!

We have reached the end of a busy and creative term. There has been so much learning and we have developed as an energetic and compassionate Year 3 community.

This week, we explored the meaning of light and focused on …

Hot chocolate and marshmallows!

We had our final session of forest school this week and we definitely went out with a bang! The title of the blog says it all really, and we even had a few fire starters! We’ve had an amazing time …

Knowing our way around in Kensuke’s Kingdom

This week we have really challenged ourselves with our learning!

In Maths, we continued column addition with regrouping and started thinking about the most efficient strategies to solve addition equations.

In English, we started focusing on the book Kensuke’s Kingdom …

Universal Children’s Day!

What seemed like a short week was full of creative and compassionate learning.

We celebrated Universal Children’s Day and thought about the rights of children all over the world. We had a special guest, Jacob Warn, who is part of …

Be a friend not a bully!

This week we focused on the power of kindness and how it can be the best weapon to prevent bullying. On Friday, we took part in an energetic exercise session for Children in Need.

We thought about the difference between …

Virtue or vengeance?

This week we immersed ourselves in The Tempest and became real Shakespeare experts! Many of the children reflecting on the week explained that they loved it because: “We got to do lots of acting and take part in telling the …

What does it mean to be free?

We started our new topic Survival with a powerful story: The Journey by Francesca Sanna.  Throughout the week, we have immersed ourselves in the story by considering the refugees’ journey and trying to understand what feelings they might experience.

In …

Delightful Diwali

What a busy and inspiring half-term! In Year 3 we are really proud of the way we have engaged in our learning and started building our collaborative skills during our art sessions, playful enquiry and classroom learning.

This week we …

Playful performances and passionate learning.

This week, we all proudly performed our LAMDA poem ‘Did you ever play tag with a tiger?’ , some of us were so brave that we presented in front of everyone during assembly.

In English we have been busy exploring …

Adverbs, additions and autumn adventures

This week we continued exploring Ancient Egypt and found out about the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Some of the children have been so inspired by our topic that they asked us to put the link to the Tutankhamun London exhibition. …

The creative wonders of Year 3

We can’t believe how quickly the weeks are flying by! This week we have been inspired by our trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum and have immersed ourselves in learning about Ancient Egypt during playful enquiry! Year 3 have particularly loved …


We’ve had a great week in year 3 beginning our journey to become Egyptologists! All three classes had a brilliant time on their trip to the Fitzwilliam museum. We had a great guided tour around the Egyptian section of the …

Back to school!

We’ve had an exciting start in Year 3 and dedicated ourselves to learning about the school’s values in interactive and playful ways.


In English, we met some interesting characters and thought about how to create a brilliant character ourselves. …