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Year 3 Poplar

Welcome to Year 3 - Poplar!


Our teacher is Miss Hughes and our teaching assistant is Mr Olszynski

We also work with Mrs Laughlin and Mrs Dost for some subjects. 

There are 30 children in our class - 14 boys and 16 girls in our class.

Welcome Leaflet and Home School Agreement

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Respect everyone and everything.
  • Be a good listener and try your best.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
  • Show good manners.

British Values   

As part of our British Values in Year 3, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes.  We vote for our School Council representatives and also vote for our Behaviour Ambassador each half term.


Mutual respect and tolerance of each other are part of the values underpinned in Year 3, and the importance of accepting, respecting and valuing the feelings and views of others is embedded in the day to day learning.  We will be learning about similarities and differences, and how these should be celebrated.    Children are always encouraged to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to express their needs and opinions. 


The children are taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom, and how they contribute to making our school a safe and happy environment.  They are always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices.  Our Behaviour Ambassador will choose a weekly 'behaviour star' to celebrate this.


We will work together to help one another and to make Year 3 Poplar a great class!

Our Class Timetable


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Homework is set every Friday to be returned by the following Tuesday.  Children are given a piece of English and a piece of Maths work to consolidate their learning in class.  At times there may be homework related to other aspects of the curriculum.  There will also be some research topics to find out about at different times of the year.  Please support your child with their homework and encourage them to try their best.  Thank you!

Reading Olympics


As part of our Reading Olympics we encourage children to read daily at home.  Please support your child to read on a daily basis and sign their Reading Journals.  We aim to hear all of the children read in class through individual and guided reading.  

Class Representatives


This year's School Council Representatives are Irfan and Aisha.  


This half-term's Behaviour Ambassador is Rayan who was chosen by the class themselves.


The class' Smartbots are Hadi and Muniba.  


The class' Sports Council Representatives are Roshni and Arfat.


The class' Librarians are Hadi and Aisha.


The class' Eco Warriors are Tvisha and Yasin. 



Class Awards

Each week, children are selected for certificates based on their learning and behaviour. This week our awards go to...



Behaviour of the Week-Melissa

Mathematician of the Week-Karthik

Reader of the Week-Melodi

Have a go Hippo-Hamid


Well done-fantastic work! smiley

Creative Curriculum


Our topics enable us to develop and apply knowledge and skills in different areas of the curriculum, such as history, geography and art.  These lessons take place during the afternoon.  Where possible, we go on educational visits or invite visitors in, so that we develop our learning and understanding more.  These are the topics that we will be covering each half-term.  










Take me on a Journey





Exploring England




Natural Creations







Our Summer ii Author

Our Summer ii Author 1

Here are some pictures of us being Super Readers!

Here are some pictures of us being Super Readers! 1
Here are some pictures of us being Super Readers! 2

Our May Day Performance

Our May Day Performance 1

On Tuesday 7th May and Wednesday 8th May, we performed our May Day assembly to the rest of the school and to our parents. We wrote the assembly together using facts we had learnt about May Day and ways in which it is celebrated in this country and around the world. We worked so hard learning our May Day dances, practising the lyrics and actions to our song and rehearsing our lines for the performances. We did some beautiful skipping for our dances and we spoke our lines clearly and confidently. We also created some detailed acrostic poems to celebrate the arrival of Summer. Everyone looked so smart in their May Day outfits and everyone did so well with their parts-our teachers are very proud!


Happy May Day to you all!

Our Class Assembly

Our Class Assembly 1
We really enjoyed sharing facts about our author Anthony Browne and his work during our class assembly to the rest of the school. We wrote the assembly together as a class and everyone had a piece of information to share. We all used loud and clear voices and presented our assembly confidently and proudly. Well done everyone!

Word mats and resources we use to help us with our learning

Word mats and resources we use to help us with our learning 1
Word mats and resources we use to help us with our learning 2
Word mats and resources we use to help us with our learning 3
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