Carlton Junior and Infant School

Carlton Junior and Infant School

Dream - Aspire - Achieve Beyond Excellence

Dream - Aspire - Achieve Beyond Excellence

Carlton Junior and Infant School, Upper Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2DQ

01924 325265

Year 3 Leaves

Welcome to Year Three

Welcome to Leave's class page


We are Mrs Tariq and Miss Patel and we are the adults that will be working with you this year.

If you would like to get in touch with us in regards to any questions or queries that you may have, we will be more than happy to help! Please contact us on the following email address:

  • In RE, children are exploring the concept of spirituality. We tried different spiritual activities such as mindful colouring and meditation. To their surprise, a lot of he children found the activities extremely calming and a time where they were able to self reflect and destress.  
  • After much anticipation and excitement, children were finally able to open their refugee identity box. We talked about the importance of the box and its contents and we thought of questions that we could ask our refugee when they visit our school. 
  • Year 3 were very excited to finally get to meet their partners from Thornhill. We spent the whole day getting to know each other, playing games, having lunch and discussing our Carry my Story journeys. 
  • The temperature in the hall was rising as the Montagues and Capulets came face to face! We had  fantastic Shakespeare drama session with Jo Stokes focusing on Romeo and Juliet. 
  • To celebrate Earth day, year 3 created art work linked to the effects of plastic pollution on sea animals. We worked in groups and looked at how plastic waste is harmful for sea animals and we can do to help protect them. 
  • Year 3 had an amazing time hosting our parents in the classroom whilst we had our English lesson. The parents were very impressed with the learning take place in school and thoroughly enjoyed working alongside their children. 
  • As part of our P4C lesson, year 3 have been focusing on the importance of displaying emotion and how we can express this. We took to the forest school to use natural resources to create faces which showcased different emotions. 
  • Year 3 have been learning about different Gods and Goddesses during our History lessons on Ancient Egypt. Children were amazed to know that there were over 2000 Gods and Goddesses that the Egyptians worshipped!
  • After much anticipation, year 3 finally had their visit from the Carry my Story refugee! We had a question and answer session with Lesia and she spent some time with us going through her experiences living in Ukraine during the war. The children were amazed by her story and couldn't stop talking about the visit afterwards. 

  • Some fantastic work produced by year 3 around the country of term; Italy. How amazing does the Leaning Tower of Pisa look? Well done to everyone that took part!

  • Year 3 are thoroughly enjoying their music lessons. This half term, we are focusing on improving our ukulele skills and getting to grips with playing different chords independently.  

  • It may all seem like fun and games but playing bingo as part of our PSHCE lessons has helped us to get to know one another better and has also helped our new starters to make friends and see what they have in common with some of the other children. 

  • Upholding the value of kindness by spreading love and sharing with our friends in the classroom. What a lovely way to start the new academic year.

  • Our word of the week this week is 'senseless'. Children are enjoying our new word of the week board where they can stick on their own fantastic sentences and demonstrate their understanding of the word. 

  • As part of our learning in Geography, year 3 have been looking at where our produce comes from and we have been exploring the term 'food miles'. We have used the internet to help us research what foods are produced in different parts of the U.K. 

  • Children took to the hot seat to proudly represent the recycling women of Gambia who turned plastic bags into purses. We loved reading One Plastic Bag as part of our Reading for Meaning lessons and everyone felt very inspired by the true story of Isatou Ceesay

  • Meet our fantastic and dedicated team of pals. Our planet pals will help us look after the environment, our peace pals are there for anyone who needs a friend and our pedagogy pals will be working as mini teachers helping those who may be struggling with their work. Well done for securing such important roles!

  • Who knew noughts and crosses could be educational? Year 3 loved playing against each other to turn boring sentences into interesting and informative ones using a range of different writing features. 

  • Thank you to our extremely generous children (and parents) for donating food items as part of our harvest celebrations. Year 3 children are beginning to fill their window sill with all the food ready to donate to the less fortunate.

  • Our pedagogy pals have been taking their jobs very seriously and have successfully managed to teach their first lesson independently. What a fantastic achievement. 

  • Take a look at some of the informative and colourful posters that children have created in small groups all about Harvest. We have had an amazing time creating our own harvest poems and reflecting on the things that we are thankful for.

  • Our focus for Black History Month is Phillis Wheatley, a young black poet who was one of the first to have her work acknowledged and published. We recreated some artwork using the grid method based on an image of her.

  • Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers can be hard but when you get your head around the column method, adding and subtracting even the biggest numbers seems possible. Well done to all the year 3's for doing so well with learning the column method for adding and subtracting.

  • For mental health day, year 3 had a visitor from Kirklees council who spoke to us about managing low self esteem. We spoke about situations that we might find ourselves in and helpful ways in which we could overcome them.

  • In Art, we looked at different styles of crosshatching that we can use to show light and dark areas. 

  • Drama, drama and more drama! The look on our faces says it all! We thoroughly enjoyed getting into the character of Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox and the 4 small foxes from Fantastic Mr. Fox when they were stuck in the tunnel thinking of an escape route from the farmers. 

  • The children watched the film 'The Prince of Egypt' to help them understand why Prophet Moses was so important to Judaism. 

  • Year 3 have been experimenting with different materials in our science lessons to see which are magnetic and which are not. To our surprise, we discovered that a £1 coin is in fact not magnetic!

  • Jack the hand puppet has been helping us with expressing our emotions during our French lessons. We now know how to ask others how they are feeling and how to provide appropriate responses to the question. 

  • Autumn 2 Holiday Homework

  • Stone Age houses fit for a king! Children did a fantastic job creating stone age houses and complete settlements using a wide range of resources and materials. 

  • Using clay and craft knives, year 3 have been creating cave art including symbols that were found in caves from 13000 BC. 

  • Year 3 have been doing character building activities in their English lessons to help us imagine the feelings and actions of the characters we are studying. Here we can be seen forming a conscience alley for our main character to walk through. Children from each side would give the character arguments for and against the point. 

  • Linking our Topic work on the Stone Age, children have been performing the poem 'A journey through the Stone Age' in their Reading for Meaning lessons.

  • Our science lesson was very practical and we were able to study a wide range of rocks under a microscope. We looked closely and worked in teams to identify the different characteristics that the rocks had. 

  • The 4th of December marks international Cheetah day. Year 3 researched why these magnificent big cats are now endangered and what can be done to help protect their existence. 

  • Year 3 have been busy creating their own fitness routines in small groups. You can see our instructor is doing a fantastic job at demonstrating how to squat to the rest of the group. 

  • Year 3 visited Murton Park to experience a full day as Neolithic farmers. We went hunting for wild animals, created clay plots, looked at artifacts from the Stone Age and even wore Stone Age clothing. We all enjoyed the hands on experience of working on the farm and now have a better understanding of what life was like during the Stone Age.

  • Children thoroughly enjoyed reading The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells. In this reading lesson, we used drama to summarise our understanding of a scene from the book. 

  • We spent our English lesson carefully reading through Rhythm of the Rain which is our new vehicle text this half term. We studied the water cycle and followed the journey that Issacs small jar of water takes from one part of the world to another. 

  • Children bought the setting description of a waterfall to life by acting it out and and mirroring the mood of the ever changing river.

  • Children created Iron Age broaches to celebrate the end of their learning around Prehistory. We first planned how our broaches would look and incorporated swirls, knots and symmetry to make them look as realistic as possible 

  • -Our inspirational Headteacher came in to our classroom and showed us all a video of her being an awarded an MBE! Everyone in year 3 now aspires to be awarded an MBE. We know we must work hard and also go the extra mile to be noticed for such a prestigious title.

  • As part of World Thinking Day, year 3 researched all about air pollution. We looked at what air pollution was and how it affects the atmosphere, people and animals. 

  • In Science, year 3 have been looking at the human body. We focused on the muscles in our arms and created a simple model using strips of card, string and split pins to show how the muscle contracts and relaxes as the bones move.

  • Year 3 conducted an experiment to investigate if the length of our legs affected how far we were able to jump. We concluded that the longer legs we have, the further we are able to jump.

  • Take a look at some of the fantastic work the year 3 children have produced for their holiday homework. In our Science lessons, we will now be focusing on Plants. 

  • Year 3 have been focusing on the work of Joan Miro. We created our own miniature sculptures based on his style of work. 

  • In English, year 3 will be writing a return narrative. To help us with this, we have been focusing on the book 'Jemmy Button'. Here, we stepped inside some of the illustrations from the book and brought them to life through the use of drama. 

  • Year 3 are taking part in the Carry My Story project. We have linked with a local school and completed work surrounding our identity. We then had a zoom meeting with our partner school so we could see each other and ask and answer questions about ourselves and our school.

  • As part of Reading Month, year 3 had the opportunity to travel onboard the Bradford Literacy Bus. Imran read a snippet of The Little Badman to us by Humza Arshad and we then drew an image of the main character based on the description from the text. 

  • In Science, year 3 have been learning all about plants. We dissected a plant and looked at the different parts of the plant and the role that each part plays. 

  • Take a look at some of our fantastic World Book Day costumes. Year 3 dressed up as some of their favourite book characters and took part in various activities throughout the day. 

  • In English, children have been focusing on the book 'Jemmy Button'. We are looking at writing our own return narrative. Here we are summarising the story through the use of a storyboard. 

  • Children took part in a 'Find the Pharaoh' activity where they studied the lives of many different Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. We looked at the different pharaoh cards and then wrote important information about them onto our worksheets.

  • Year 3 had a very exciting morning and joined a webinar with famous children laureate, Joseph Coelho. We were able to ask him questions about writing and he shared many tips with us on how to become successful writers. 

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Gallery Archive 2022-2023

Season Calendars 

Year 3 have been creating their very own 4 seasons calendars using water colours and acrylics. We're very proud of how they have turned out. 


Stone Age Cave Art

As part of our Stone Age learning, year 3 have been creating Stone Age cave art using clay. We have also been drawing underneath our tables with the lights off to imitate the inside of a cave. 


Lets Rock!

For our new science topic, year 3 are studying all about rocks. We looked at different types of rocks such as basalt, marble and sandstone closely using a microscope. 


Stone Age Architecture 

Year 3 have spent a lot of time over the holidays creating some stunning 3D models of Stone Age homes. The children have used natural resources to make the homes as realistic as possible. What a fantastic start to our new History topic. 

Autumn 2 Holiday Homework 

Sir Mo Farah

Year 3 have been studying and celebrating the achievements of Sir Mo Farah as part of our Black History Month celebrations. We learnt that he was originally from Somalia and he could speak no English when he first arrived in the UK. We also had lots of fun doing the mobot which is Sir Mo Farah's victory pose. 

Year 3's Freedom Quilt 

We have been working hard to piece together our very own freedom quilt. This was part of our Black History Month celebrations. Did you know that freedom quilts were placed in underground railway stations and included hidden messages for slaves to direct them to freedom? 

Harvest Celebrations 

To celebrate harvest, year 3 made a delicious carrot cake. We then wrote up a step by step recipe explaining the method in detail. Our favourite part was definitely eating the cake!

Counter Crazy

Year 3 have been using concrete apparatus to consolidate our learning of crossing 1s and 10s. 

World Poetry Day

Take a look at some of the fantastic poems that year 3 have brought in to share with teh rest of their class and with some of the year 4s. We had lots of fun performing our poems to each other 

Is it magnetic?

During our science lessons, year 3 have been exploring materials that are magnetic. Through a simple science experiment using different materials, a magnet and some sand, we have discovered that not all metals are magnetic. 

Meet our Pals

Our pals each have an important role in our classroom. Our pedagogy pal is more than happy to help anyone who needs a little support with their work. Our planet pal has the important task of making sure year 3 are doing everything they can to help save our planet and our peace pal is there to lift anyone's spirit when needed.  Well done for securing such important roles. 

Excuse me, coming through with the goods!

  A huge thank you to one of our extremely generous year 3 students who spent so long baking lots of cakes and biscuits for the McMillan coffee morning.  Well done for demonstrating the values of kindness and responsibility so well.  

First aid training

Year 3 have been learning how to save lives through their first aid training. We had plenty of fun bandaging each other up, checking for a pulse and learning how to put someone into the recovery position. Learning essential skills through fun and play. 

Things we have in common 

celebrating the simple things we have in common for our P4C lesson. Year 3 have been exploring the simple similarities we have with our friends. 

Welcome back to year three!

A big hello from our new year 3 class councilors. Well done for performing such powerful speeches and winning the crowds over. 


3D Pyramid Models 

Only a small sample of some of the excellent 3D models of pyramids created by the children using a wide range of different materials including pineapple cubes! How inventive! 

Coronation Celebrations

Children in year 3 have created a timeline to showcase the main events of King Charles's life. We created our own pieces of artwork which included a collage to which represented all things British. 

Mummifying Process 

Bringing the ancient world into the classroom, Year 3 students were practicing their mummification skills on each other. The next best thing to linen strips.... toilet roll!

Reading in the Park

The whole class had a lovely, relaxing time, spending an afternoon reading at the local park.

Scary Story Campfire 

Students from year 3 enjoyed their scary story campfire night along with their hot chocolate and teddies.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park 

Its been al about animals this week as year 3 have had another fun filled day in the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It was an amazing experience for everyone being able to see so many wild animals up close. The entire day was jam packed with adventure and admiration. 

Visit from the  Wild Side

Carrying on the theme of Science, year 3 were able to hold and pet some reptiles along with some other furry animals. It was quite scary but everyone was very brave. 

British Science Week 

Year 3 had a visit from a very special guest  from Batley Girls High School. As part of British Science Week, Mr. Akhtar helped us to create our very own parachutes using plastic bags and string. This was to help us to understand how forces work. 

The Nothing to see Here Hotel

Wally, Witch, Mary and Woody welcome you all to the nothing to see here hotel. Year 3 has transformed into a magical hotel which hosts monsters only, no humans allowed! Enter our classroom at your own risk... 

Stems, Leaves, petals and Bees!

As part of their new science learning focusing on plants, students have created 3D models of plants using many different resources.

Drum Roll Please... 

For music this half term, children have been exploring samba music. We are learning how to play different types of drums with the help of our music teacher. 

Boxing Club 

Children in year 3 and 4 have had their first boxing lesson today. The students were extremely excited and eager to learn.



Charity Eid Cards 

Children in year 3 have been designing their own Eid cards in an attempt to raise money for the victims of the earthquakes




This half term, year 3 have been learning how to play simple melodies on the glockenspiel. 

Reading Corner Sanctuary 

Children in year 3 have been enjoying their peaceful reading corner and enjoying some time escaping to a different world. 


 Measuring Perimeter 

To practice measuring perimeters, year 3 have been taking part in a hunt for shapes around the classroom. In groups, we have been using rulers and metre sticks to measure the perimeter of different shapes that we found. 




Sculpture making inspired by Joan Miro

In Art, year 3 have been studying the artist, Joan Miro. We have been looking at his style of art and and the idea of surrealism. To celebrate his work, we sketched out what we wanted our sculptures to look like and then moulded them using sticks and plasticine. 

Does height determine how far we can jump?

In maths, year 3 have been looking at different units of measure such as m, cm and mm. We conducted an experiment to see if our height effected how far we were able to jump. This was a fun way of helping us to measure accurately using a metre stick 

Chinese New Year Celebrations

As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations, year three have created Chinese lanterns using Papier-mâché. Lanterns in China signify letting go of the past and embracing the blessings that come with the new year. We had a fantastic time covering our balloons (and our tables in the process) in PVA glue and then decorating our beautiful lanterns in the traditional colours of red and gold. 


This term, year 3 have been receiving special dance lessons focusing on ballet. This will help our co- ordination and our collaboration skills. 


Rainbow making- Length and Perimeter

To kick start our learning on Length and Perimeter, year 3 have been creating rainbows using coloured strips of paper, measuring each one to a different length and then stapling the edges together. This activity has definitely helped us with understanding how to use a ruler efficiently. 

Sticks, shapes and remainders 

As part of our maths learning on multiplication and division, year 3 have been using sticks to help them work out two digit numbers divided by one digit numbers that leave a remainder. 


Students are beginning to explore the style of using Papier-mâché to create models in art. Take a look at some of the amazing pieces created by some of our students as part of their homework. 


Rhythm of the Rain

As part of our new English topic this half term, year 3 have been studying the book 'The Rhythm of the Rain'. We took our time reading the entire book, stopped to discuss ideas and illustrations and discussed the journey that one small jar of water can take. 


Summer Term

Knot in a Rope 

Do you know the secret to tying a knot in a skipping rope? Sounds easy doesn't it? It isn't easy when you cant let either ends of the rope go! Year 3 once again found themselves in the middle of a difficult task. We now know that all you need to do is fold your arms before picking the rope up of course!


Egyptian Death Masks

Bringing our learning on Ancient Egypt to an end, year 3 have created these amazing death masks to replicate the ones used by Egyptian Pharaohs. 

Pen Pals

We have teamed up with Hade Edge Primary school and are currently responding to the letters that our new friends have sent us. We're very excited to meet our new friends at the start of the next month. 

Don't let go!

One of our P4C tasks was to form a circle and circulate a hula hoop without letting go of our neighbor's hands. It was a pretty tough task but with some collaboration and determination, we got there in the end.


Children in year 3 did an amazing job creating these origami hearts by following a set of instructions. Our Country of the Term is also Japan!

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