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Year 3 - Gambia

Miss Abraham - Gambia Class
Mrs Benfield - India Class

School Closure Update

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you are aware, the school is now closed to the vast majority of pupils but we will like you to know that we are thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.Your child's learning is very important to us so we would like to continue to provide them with continued education whilst they are at home. We will be communicating mainly via 'Class Dojo'. Daily tasks will be uploaded on there to be completed by each child. We welcome photographs and videos of the children's work so that we can give them feedback and award them some points for their effort. If you are experiencing any difficulties or have any questions, please send  us a message on class dojo and we will respond as soon as possible.


Thank you for your continued support

Miss Abraham and the Year 3 Team

Gambia Contact Us

If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the home learning on Class Dojo, then please leave a message below. Miss Abraham will respond to your message via the School App service.

Miss Abraham and Mrs Ash getting their dance on!!

Welcome to Gambia


There are 2 classes in Year 3, India and Gambia.

India Class is taught by Mrs Ribbins and Mr Sawyer, whilst Mrs Benfield is on maternity leave, and Gambia Class is taught by Miss Abraham. 




PE will take place twice a week and one of these sessions will be outdoors. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school every day which includes trainers for outside PE and their team coloured t-shirt.

Our PE Days are Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).

Term 4


This term, we are continuing with our topic “Let’s get ready to rumble”.  Having learnt about earthquakes last term, this term’s focus will be volcanoes.  We will be thinking about what a volcano is, what causes a volcano, what causes a volcanic eruption and also how does a volcanic eruption impact people’s lives?


In English this term, we are studying a story from a historical setting “Escape from Pompeii” which transports us back to the 24th August AD79 to the fateful day that Mount Vesuvius erupted.  In the story, we meet a boy called Tranio and follow him as he tries to escape the danger ahead of him.   We will also be exploring a new type of poetry; a Haiku.


Fractions and time will be the focus of Maths this term.  Why not have a look at this term’s Knowledge Organiser to find out more about the learning focus?


Key Dates

Friday 6th March – World Book Day dress up

Monday 9th March – Parents invited to join us for Maths Fluency sessions

W/c Monday 9th March – Sport Relief

Monday 23rd March – Mother's Day Cream Tea

Friday 3rd April – term ends at 2pm

Term 3


Our topic this term is "Let's get ready to rumble".  We will be learning all about earthquakes, their causes and the effects they can have on people's lives and the environment. 


In English this term, we will be learning all about Kennings, trying to guess what they are about and write our own version. We will also be creating explanation texts about earthquakes. 


In Maths, we will be focusing on shape and length and perimeter.  We will be exploring different types of turns, angles and also how we can measure and calculate the perimeter of different shapes. 


Key Dates

11th February - Parent Teacher Consultations 3.30 - 6

13th February - Parent Teacher Consultations 5 - 730

Term 2


This term our topic is "May the force be with you" with a science focus on forces and magnets.  The children will be conducting lots of experiments and exploring the differences between pushes and pulls.  


In English this term will be be studying the test Oliver and the Sea Wigs and using this as inspiration for our own adventure stories.  The book sounds so exciting and we can't wait to read it. Here is the blurb, we hope you are as excited as we are. 


"For as long as he can remember, Oliver has been travelling the world, having exciting adventures with his explorer parents. But he's actually quite pleased when they realise they are no longer any blank spaces left on the map to explore, and decide to head home to Deepwater Bay, where Oliver can have his own bedroom and go to school.

But Oliver's peaceful life at Deepwater Bay is soon interrupted when his parents mysteriously disappear. Teaming up with some unusual new friends - a grumpy albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff - Oliver sets out to rescue them. But first he must defeat the evil Stacey De Lacey and his pesky army of sea monkeys..."


Key Dates

Monday 11th November: Remembrance Day

Monday 11th - Friday 15th November: Anti-bullying week

Wednesday 13th November: GB Athlete sponsored visit

Thursday 14th November: Individual and Sibling photos

Tuesday 3rd December: Christmas Unwrapped trip

Wednesday 4th December: Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day 

Friday 20th December: 2pm finish

Christmas Unwrapped workshop

Term 1 


We have had a fantastic start to the year and are so excited to start our topic "We are off to a rocky start". During the topic, the children will have the opportunity to become archaeologists and explore stone age artefacts, complete a case study on a stone age settlement and create their own cave paintings. 


If you are interested in volunteering in school please come in and see us; we love having helpers in! (You will need to be DBS checked, if you haven't already been checked please see Mrs Drew in the office.)



Please do come and see me should you have any concerns. We want you and your child/ren to be happy at East Wichel.


Many thanks for your continued support.


Miss Abraham