Year 3

Welcome to 3D class page. This term we are exploring  the stone age. We are going to learn which type of people were around in this period and know the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Also, we will be looking at a local study of Darlington Railways. We would like to know all about the first steam train as well as the local railway community. We are planning to visit the Head of Steam Museum. In music, we are learning to sing the song, Let Your Spirit Fly. We will be performing this in front of the whole school.

Our Curriculum 


It is important to read regularly at home. In Year 3 we like the children to read regularly at home and get their reading records signed. The children can then complete the Accelerated Reader quiz on their book. In lessons, we do whole class reading, where we practise reading with expression and finding answers from the text. We also practise reading between the lines and discuss the author’s choice of language. Below are some of the novels we will be reading this year: 


Current Champ: Mr Dyer

Year 3 participate in a dart's league. We play darts as it helps develop our mental maths skills. And it is really fun!  


Project coming soon!

Head of Steam

Project coming soon!

Extra Bits


As Year 3 we believe that it is important to know what is going on around the world. Therefore we watch newsround each day and discuss the main stories going on around the world. Click on the link below to watch the latest newsround.



Each week children receive a piece of maths and English homework based on the learning that has taken place this week. The homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be handed in on Wednesday morning. Any problems regarding homework please contact a member of staff (3D). 


Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane


Co. Durham


Lingfield Education Trust DPO


Tel: 01325 244 950