The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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In the links above you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this half term! Please have a browse.


Below you will find important information regarding your child's PE time slot and information on reading.


At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog- A weekly update of all the exciting things that happen within Year 3! Enjoy!


Reading Books

Every child in Year 3 will have a reading book and we encourage them to read with an adult at home. We will visit the library weekly and children will bring home their choice of a library book. Please ensure that their reading books and reading records are in school each and every day as we will be reading with each child throughout the week. Every time a child reads with an adult, they will receive a stamp on their reading chart, which will earn them certificates and book prizes.


P.E Days

Year 3 will have PE once a week, however, the day may change. Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school every day. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in.

Class Blogs

Please read our weekly class blogs below.

Friday 3rd November 2021



In English this week we have been writing a dilemma and resolution for our story we have been writing based on Narnia.

EB “In English, we have been writing an effective dilemma and resolution.”

SE “In English, we have been looking at the story of Narnia. We have been looking at the dilemma and resolution.”



In maths, we have been focusing on multiplication and looking at different ways we can show multiplication.

AS “In maths, we have been looking at our 2 and 5 times tables”

SS “In maths, we were using arrays to help us use times tables”



This week we have looked at the changes that have occurred in Basildon since 1898. We have had a class discussion on whether these changes were good or bad.

FA “In geography, we have been looking at the old Basildon and what has changed”



In science we have been focusing on how magnets are used in our everyday lives. We have then began to plan a game which uses magnets.

LD “In science, we have made a plan for a magnetic game”



In art we have been drawing a mythical creature based around Mr Tumnus from the story Narnia.

ST “In art, we have been creating our own mythical creature that lives in Narnia”



In SPAG this week we have been focusing on direct and indirect speech and how to correctly use and punctuate these in our writing.


JH “In SPAG, we have been learning about the difference between direct speech and indirect speech”


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