West Oxford Community Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 is an exciting year as the children get settled into Key Stage 2, move upstairs in the school and learn to be more independent. Led by Miss Rebecca Morley, Year 3 is a fun, stimulating ,exciting and hands on creative yet hard-working year.

About Year 3

I love teaching in Year 3 as I enjoy seeing the children develop and grow into independent, enthusiastic, confident, self-motivated learners throughout the year.

In Year 3 we really get involved in our cross curricular History topic of The Romans. We learn all about Life in Ancient Rome, The Roman Invasion and Life in the Roman Army. We plan to design and make Roman shields, mosaics and clay soldiers. We also go on an exciting school trip to help our Roman learning to visit the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. We also have Roman dress up day and feast .

Later in the year our Cross curricular topic is The Stone Age and this links in nicely with our Science learning of rocks and fossils.

Our exciting Geography based topic is the Rainforest and the children are enthusiastic to explore and learn about the life of the people and animals in the Amazon and other Rainforests around the world.

English and Maths is taught in the morning following the National Curriculum, making cross-curricular links wherever possible.

In English we love using The Power of Reading English where all our work is based around a rich text. We work on deepening our understanding of the text through drama and other techniques as well as writing every day. We also practice grammar within these lessons and continue our daily handwriting and spelling practice.

Maths lessons are fun and interesting and stimulating linked to The white Rose Maths scheme and topics change every few weeks.

We have lots of fun during all our projects and trips throughout the Year. We take part in science week, Arts week, Multi-intelligence days, sports competitions and provide lots of exciting learning opportunities! We are always busy!

Miss Rebecca Morley

Year 3 Teacher


Our Curriculum For Year 3

We follow the National Curriculum at the West Oxford Community Primary School.

Our team in the classroom works hard to make sure that every child is nurtured and supported as we work together to achieve the milestones set down by the  government, creatively and effectively.

The subjects that we cover include: English, mathematics, science, art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, geography, history, languages (Italian), music and physical education.

National Curriculum guidelines for English in Year 3

National Curriculum guidelines for Mathematics in Year 3

National Curriculum guidelines for Science in Year 3

Full list of National Curriculum Subjects for Key Stage 2

What Books Will Your Child Enjoy in Year 3?

Check out this great list of books from The School Reading List. This list of books is put together every year by a team of English teachers, librarians and parents, and features books for all abilities at this stage.

The School Reading List – Year 3

Year 3 News

World Book Day!

Thanks to all of the children and staff who dressed up and shared their favourite books on World Book Day. We have also enjoyed decorating the classroom doors - what a selection of books you have shown!  

Year 3 Storytelling Project

Year 3 have been enjoying working with a storyteller and a drummer to create their own song on the theme of Journeys. We have benefitted greatly from working with a visitor from Jamaica who told us all about their journey to Oxford. The children were then inspired to...

Science Workshops

Today, Foundation Class up through Year 6 were able to take part in a Science Workshop run by Oxford Hands On Science. This is a volunteer group of Oxford University PhD students who are studying various fields of science themselves.   The children had a...

Festival of Voices – June 2019

The WOCPS school choir had a fantastic time performing in The Festival of Voices at Dorchester Abbey this year. They worked incredibly hard with Mrs Gill to learn all 16 songs and sang them beautifully on the night. They also looked great in our new choir t-shirts!...