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Doves - Year 3



We are the year 3 class at Motcombe Primary School and we like to work hard, be kind to others and have a fantastic time.



Keep an eye on this page for information about our learning, fun exciting activities and adventures.

Rewards and Sanctions


In Doves Class, we all like to work hard, have fun and enjoy our friendships. For those times when we need help to remember these things, we are reminded with our behaviour ladder. 

When we do well, we may receive rewards like: verbal and non-verbal praise, house points, a trip to Mr Barge or another member of staff to share our work or a celebration certificate. 


Here is a picture of our behaviour chart. 

Autumn Term information

Spring Term Information

English - Poetry September 2018

In English, we have been writing poems about our families. These poems were called Stanza's. We had to include a simile and some fabulous adjectives. 

Once we had written our poems, we were able to perform these to the rest of the class using expression. 

These photos are from when we were practicing our poems with a partner. 

We all really enjoyed listening to eachother's master pieces. 

Well Done Doves. 

RE - Creation/Fall

We are currently learning about Creation in RE. Last week, we went outside with Mrs Taylor and we looked for all things that made us say 'WOW'. We collected some pieces of nature and then used these in our lesson. We talked about why these objects made us think about the World and Creation. 

21st September 2018

Continuing our RE sessions this week, we were tasked to act out different parts of Creation. We were able to choose either the 7 days of the Creation story, or something nature related. Some of the children decided to act out sunflowers growing from a seed, up to a fully grown flower. We really enjoyed being able to act out our stories and look forward to completing more drama in the coming weeks. 

Addition using Dienes Tuesday 25th September

In maths this week, we are learning how to add 3 or 2 digit numbers by 1. However, some of the questions were tricky so we had to carry. We have been using Dienes and whiteboards to help. We were able to discover that 11 units are the same as 1 ten and 1 unit. This helped us when completing our questions. We are continuing to work on addition for the rest of this week and we all hope to be an 'Addition Whizz' by the end of our learning. 


Well done Doves! 

English - Instruction Writing Friday 4th October

In English, we have been learning how to write instructions. First, we looked at time connectives and bossy verbs. The children then decided to write some instructions on how to use a glue stick. Above, is an example of a set of instructions written by the children. 


We are looking forward to writing instructions on how to catch a giant next week, which relates back to our Jack and the Beanstalk topic. 

Shape - Wednesday 17th October 2018

This week, we started our new topic in Maths. We are now looking at shape, specifically 2D shapes. Today, a few of the children were grouping shapes while some of the other children were drawing shapes in our books. We were using a ruler to ensure our lines were straight and also the correct length. 


We are enjoying our new Maths topic and look forward to doing some more work on Shapes after half term.

PE - Dance Thursday 8th November

In Dance, we are learning about movement. We are using the music from the Disney film 'Fantasia' and we are becoming Mickey Mouse. During this PE lesson, we used miming skills to act out a scene from the film. We thoroughly enjoyed this, and cannot wait until our next lesson. 

Fractions - Tuesday 13th November

In maths, we are learning about fractions. On Tuesday 13th November, Miss Lentle brought in chocolate to help us work out fractions of objects. We split the chocolate into 24 equal parts and then we was able to work out 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8 and 1/3 of the whole amount. We loved using chocolate to work out fractions especially because it started to melt, so we all got sticky fingers! 

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

During this half term, the children have been studying the story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis. We have used this story to write a non-chronological report. We designed leaflets about Narnia, and included 3 different sub-headings. We were able to choose what part of Narnia we wrote about. Some of the children chose The Beavers, The White Queen and even Aslan. 


We have also drawn our own Narnia scenes in our Sketch Books. We hope you like the ones below. 

Christmas Decorations

On Friday's we have Mrs Taylor teaching us. During the past few weeks, we have been making Christmas Tree decorations. We are looking forward to hanging these on the School Christmas Tree. 

Christmas Dinner 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped make the School's Christmas Party Day a success. The Christmas Dinner was delicious. Doves Class had a fantastic time and we particularly seeing everyone's Christmas jumpers. 

Gymnastics is fun! January 2019

This term, we are learning how to travel using different parts of our bodies. We have been climbing, sliding and moving using our hands, feet, bottom's and tummy's. We have also been practicing our tuck jumps and star jumps. The children are really enjoying this, and are being very imaginative. Well done Doves, keep it up! 

Sandwich making in English. Why, I hear you ask?

In English, we have been learning about time adverbials and the best way to learn these is by writing instructions. To begin our learning, we had the opportunity to follow some instructions Miss Lentle had written on how to make a Jam Sandwich. Miss Lentle even made sure we all had enough ingredients to make these. This was an exciting lesson enjoyed by all. Later in the week, we was able to create our own sandwich instructions. Its safe to say, some of these were delightful and some a little strange.  

RSPB Visit - 8th February 2019

On Friday 8th February we had a visit from Anneka of the RSPB. We were excited to learn some new vocabulary. We went outside and used binoculars to locate different birds. We saw some beautiful Robins in the trees. Anneka also used a cheeping bird toy, so we could talk to them, as if we were Robins too. We then came back inside and wrote some poems. We had a lovely time, even though we got very wet. Thank you Mrs Drake and Miss Lentle for organising this fun activity for Doves Class.

Summer Term




This term we have been reading the book 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. We have found the book to be exciting and mysterious! 


The Iron Man is a mysterious character because nobody knows where he has come from. He arrives at the top of a cliff and the falls down, breaking into a million pieces!


Here is some of the work that we have done to explore what might have happened to the iron man...

Here are some of our reviews of the Iron Man