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Year 3

Year 3

Year 3 enjoyed reading ‘Henry’s Freedom Box’ which tells the story of 19th century Virginia slave Henry Brown, who mailed himself to friends in Philadelphia where he escaped to freedom. We were amazed by the powerful illustrations throughout the book.


Over the half term holidays, Year 3 children created a 'Freedom Box' similar to Henry's.

Spring Term 

Year Three have thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Hidden Figures,' a non- fiction text.  At home and in school, we enjoyed learning all about NACA and NASA. We learned about Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden and Mary Jackson, four incredible mathematicians. 


Each day on our Zoom call, we had great fun learning all about their incredible work. We were saddened to learn about the segregation they faced because of their gender and skin colour.


Their determination, resilience and endurance taught us that with a strong mind-set, we can achieve anything! 

Summer Term 


This term, Year 3 read the story, 'Sisters and Champions.' We enjoyed empathising with the characters and learning about Venus and Serena Williams. We enjoyed learning about their success with competitive sport and how they reached that level of competition with sheer determination and resilience. We created Newspaper reports of their first match at Wimbledon on 6th July 2002.