Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Working Together And Achieving More

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


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Year 3 2020 - 2021

Class Information

This year or classes have all been named after countries.

Brazil Class- Mrs Macey, Mrs Burgon & Mrs Howard

Canada Class- Miss Grimwood, Mrs Cotos and Miss Sellers

Curriculum Theme Day

This half term Year 3 will be taking part in a Geography theme day within the week beginning 5th October 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year. Within this theme day the children will learn the world’s seven continents and five oceans. They will be able to identify the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. To do this they will use world maps, atlases and points of a compass to understand geographical similarities and differences such as the human and physical features of the UK. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further  information on you may need to know.



Year 3 are becoming presenters. They will be using an ICT program named ‘Scratch’ to design and create a moving animation. They will then learn how to change sprites, then program it to complete certain movements in relation to a nursery rhyme.



Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on keeping safe; specifically why health and safety rules are in place in school and  what to do in an emergency in the local environment.



Children are beginning their ‘Animals including humans’ topic this half term. They will be  learning about how animals and humans have offspring, which grow into adults. They will be able to describe the importance of exercise for humans, as well as eating a healthy balanced  diet and having good hygiene. They will learn about and describe the basic needs of animals and humans for survival.


Year 3 2019 - 2020

Class Information

This year all our classes have been named after gold medal winning Olympic athletes.

Year 3

Clancy Class - Miss Massett & Miss Marshall

Adams Class - Mr Pedley, Mrs Wright & Miss Raymond

Joshua Class - Miss Grimwood, Mrs Cotos & Miss Wallace



Year 3 Creative - Spring 1


In Spring 1, Year 3 were studying the topic "How Dangerous is our Planet?". We looked at various natural disasters that happen around the world, such as tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In our first lesson, we reenacted an earthquake, practiced an earthquake drill and looked at survival kits that countries would use in these situations. 

Year 3 Creative - Autumn 2

Year 3  Always Event - Autumn 1

Children who kept their golden time or scout time this half term were lucky enough to take part in the Halloween Always Event! They had the chance to decorate Halloween biscuits, try apple bobbing and play Halloween games to win sweets and prizes! The children who attended had a fantastic time!

Year 3 Creative - Autumn 1

What got the cogs turning?

Year 3 are focusing on design and technology where they are aiming to create a cam toy at the end of the unit. The children have explored toys from the past and how they move and are looking at what mechanism they would like to use in their moving toy depending on the motion they want it to produce. The children will be using their design and technology skills to produce their final product.