Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Welcome to Year 3 and Team Amber 2023/2024!

Your teacher is Mrs Bollen

Your teaching assistants are Miss Greatbatch and Ms Blackwell



This week in Maths, we have been solving problems involving multiplication and division using bar models and part-whole models to support our understanding. In English, we have been inspired by the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. We have then used our favourite things to create some beautiful poems. Thank you to all who helped by sharing photos!


After half term, in Maths, we are going to be learning all about fractions. Understanding the difference between unit and non-unit fractions, ordering and comparing them. In English, we will be exploring the story 'Mini Rabbit Not Lost' by Jon Bond. We will focus on use of descriptive phrases including expanded noun phrases, punctuation involved when writing dialogue as well as prepositions and adverbs to add detail.


In History, we have been learning about Boudicca and her revolution. As well as how Romans fought her in our local area. In RE we have been discussing the impact of beliefs on people's lives and how similar and different that can be across religions. In PSHE we have been putting our plans into action to make decorations for our school garden, we then evaluated our products and thought about how we overcame the obstacles. In DT we have been evaluating our wraps and thought about how we would improve them in the future.


Half termly overview


Year 3 have had a brilliant half term! We have been fortunate to have weekly cornet lessons and have been learning how to play notes and combine them to play some familiar songs like Hot Cross Buns.

In English, we began the term by reading the Paper Bag Princess and went on to write our own version of the story from a different character’s perspective. We were then inspired by the story ‘The True Story of The Three Little Pigs’ to write our very own reports explaining what had happened to the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.


In Maths, we have learnt; how to calculate perimeter of rectilinear shapes, used arrays to calculate multiplication sums, used sharing and grouping to calculate division equations as well as understanding, interpreting and creating pictograms.


As Historians, we have been delving into the world of The Ruthless Romans. We have learnt about their fearless leaders such as Julius Caesar as well as their amazing army. Also we started to understand how the Romans culture still influences us today.


In Science, we have been learning about ‘Animals and Humans’ organising animals using Venn diagrams as well as learning about the human body including our muscles and skeletons. We have looked at the different food groups and identified how they are organised to ensure we can eat a healthy and balanced diet.


In Computing, we have been learning how to input data into spreadsheets and have explored the different ways that we can use spreadsheets to represent information.


In DT we have been making wraps. We started with taste testing a range of foods that are regularly seen in wraps, we then designed, made and evaluated our wraps learning about a range of cutting techniques.

Weekly Home Learning

Times Table Rock Stars and Spellings each day

Reading (5 times per week or 7 times for the challenge)


Summer Term Optional Home Learning

This half term our topic is The Romans. If you would like to, we are setting an optional homework linked to our topic. This project involves you researching a topic and presenting it as a fact sheet, poster or anything your imagination can think of.


Topics to choose from are:

Roman Religion (Gods and myths)

Roman Sports and Leisure (Gladiators, competitions, etc…)

Roman Towns (Houses, town planning, etc…)

Roman Homes (Mosaics, food etc…)

Roman Army (Soldiers, road building, etc…)


This will be due in on Friday 22nd March 2024


Websites you could use –




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Ruby-Mae and Jax


Amalia and Emilia MSophie and AmeliaDarius and Ariyah

Amalia and Zinzile for showing kindness to others and helping their learning partner.


Top Ten Rockers:Challenge - 7 times5 times
  1. Amalia
  2. Noori
  3. Rishil
  4. Ariaana
  5. Jasper
  6. Zachary
  7. Maya
  8. Woodrow
  9. Darius
  10. Charlotte










Amalia, Ruby-Mae and Maya

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