Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Caring for All: Learning for Life

01924 367396

St George's Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8AA


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Year  3  

This year all our classes are named after plants. 

Primrose Class

Miss Potter 

Mrs K Spurr (TA)

Miss J Dyson(TA)


Sweet Pea Class

Mrs Lewney (teacher) and Ms Goodfellow 

Miss F Spires (TA)

Miss D Parkin (TA)


Bluebell Class

 Miss Pratt 

Mrs M Kelly (TA)

Miss D Parkin (TA)


Spring 1



This half term Year 3 will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes through the theme ‘How Dangerous is our planet?’ Pupils will learn what the Earth is made from and how volcanoes are formed. They will look at why earthquakes happen and where both volcanoes and earthquakes occur around the world.



Art this half term will focus on ‘Painting’. Pupils will learn how to experiment with different water colour techniques to create different effects.  They will learn how to create a water colour wash and experiment with creating mood through painting.



In computing this half term we will become programmers.  Children will learn how to use the software ‘scratch’ to design, create an algorithm and also how to debug  any problems it may have.



In RSHE this half term children will be learning about health and well-being and in particular about ‘What keeps us safe?’ Children will learn how to manage risks and recognise hazards. . Children will learn how to keep themselves protected by wearing the correct safety equipment , they will also learn what to do in an emergency situation and who to call.



This half term our topic is  Rocks . Children will learn will learn how to compare rocks based on their properties. They will look at the difference between sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rock.  



Year 3 children will continue to focus on learning about ‘What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today? ‘ Children will learn continue to learn how Christians practice been a Christian.



Children will be learning how Identify classroom objects and describe the object’s using colours. Pupils will also learn how to say their  age and recognise and repeat classroom instructions .