Gotherington Primary School

The Lawns, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9QT

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Miss E Turley

PPA Teacher
Mrs J Johnson

Teaching Assistant
Mrs E. Rimmer

SEN Teaching Assistant 
Miss E Ballatyne

Year 3 is an exciting first year of Juniors for the children. We aim to build on the key skills children developed in the Infants and help them become more independent in their learning, in preparation for the rest of Key Stage 2.  We try to make the transition to Key Stage 2 as smooth and enjoyable as possible and have many memorable activities and events planned!

Autumn Term: 'Ancient Greece'
Spring Term: 'Life in the Freezer'
Summer Term: 'Locally Grown'
Information for Parents

Please find below both current and archived curriculum letters and a class timetable (please note this is a guide only and is subject to change). We have also included a recommended reading list from Spring 2014 which parents of confident readers might find useful when helping children select appropriate books. Also included are last year's Spring and Summer curriculum letters for information.

Moving Monsters Design and Technology Project
Antarctica Homework Projects
Waitrose Visit
Spring Term Science

Rocks and Soils Skeletons and Muscles

Dress up days
Wilson Museum Trip

As part of our topic 'Life in the Freezer', Year 3 visited The Wilson Museum to learn about the Cheltenham explorer and artist Edward Wilson. We interacted with artifacts from the time of Wilson's life, found out about his expeditions to Antarctica, explored the museum and did some watercolour paintings in the style of Wilson.

Christmas Decorations
Our finished clay pots and tiles

The potter fired our clay pots and tiles in his kiln. Then, we painted them.


As part of our Greek day, a potter helped us throw a pot on a pottery wheel.

Greek Day

As part of our topic 'Into the Labyrinth', we had a Greek day. We dressed up in Ancient Greek clothes and made clay pots, tiles and Greek theatre masks. We also tasted Greek food.

Science Autumn Term

Forces and Light

Greek Homework Projects

We were set a homework project to create a presentation about a Greek god.

Scratch Games
Trust Games