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Welcome To Year 3

Meet the Year Group Teacher, Miss Arkle…

My name is Stasi Arkle and I have been teaching for over twenty years! During this time, I have worked throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I came to Oxclose Primary Academy to do some supply work and have stayed ever since! I currently work in the Year 3.

I love to listen to music in my spare time and jumped at the chance to start the Oxclose Primary Academy Choir in school. I also love football, WWE and darts. I like to spend time with my family and friends and my cat Willow.


Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Science Week

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World Book Day

Year 3 had a fantastic day dressed as their favourite book characters and reading their favourite books. We had quizzes, wrote book reviews and shared our stories with our friends, trying to persuade them to read our book. Our favourite activity was a game where we had a book character’s name on a post it note and everyone had to try to guess who we were by asking yes/no questions. It was a lot of fun!

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Year 3 Puzzle Afternoon

Year 3 enjoyed puzzle day, especially when our parents came in. We love working as a team in year 3.


Roald Dahl 100 Day

Our favourite part of Roald Dahl day was helping Penny to design the story chair. We thought of the stories we knew and how we could represent them on the chair.  We had lots of chocolatey ideas when we thought about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the tail of Mr Fox was sticking out from behind the chair on many designs.  We can’t wait to see the finished chair!





















For World Book Day this year, we all dressed as our favourite book character. It was fun to see who our friends and our teachers had chosen to be.  We enjoyed a ‘Find 5’ quiz about different book characters, which showed how much we love Roald Dahl and Julia Donaldson.  We watched the Gruffalo’s Child and designed a new front cover for the book and we created story boards for our favourite book characters.  To finish off a wonderful, fun-packed day, we went to Reception to share a story with Miss Brown and her class.














Rock Workshop

In year 3, we have been learning about different types of rocks.  A geologist called Dr. Saville came in to help us learn.  We found out that rocks can be sorted into three main groups: metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous.  We found out their different properties and where we could locate them.  It was a fun afternoon where we learned lots about geology!







Year 3 went home on Monday 18th April leaving a tidy classroom. When they got in on Tuesday morning, the room had been trashed! There was a cracked window, green slime and mud everywhere and even some upturned tables. The sink was in a terrible mess and some of our displays had been torn and ripped.

When we investigated the clues, we worked out that we must have been attacked by some sort of monster. After a while, we decided that it must have been the Lambton Worm…



Library Visit

On Thursday 12th May, year 3 went to the Washington Library for a workshop with Tony Wilson. He is a local story and song writer whose stories we have used in class.

We told a story together about a scary woman who trapped people in trees, sang songs together to improve our vocabulary and listened to Tony tell a story from China about dragons and fire monsters. It was lots of fun. The boys and girls said it was the best English lesson ever!


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