Oxley Park Academy

Dream, Believe, Achieve - Together

Two Sites - One Heart, One Mission, One School


Welcome to Year 3!



Whats happening in Year 3....

Autumn Term fun!

Our current topic is Digging for Dinosaurs. As a part of this topic we are learning about:


Non-Chronological Reports - We are learning the features of non-chronological reports and will be creating our own report on Mary Anning and our own information text on rocks and fossils.

RE - We are starting our new topic on Islam and will be looking at key festivals and principles of Islam.

History – We are looking at the paleontologist Mary Anning, as well as setting up a historical enquiry looking at whether humans and dinosaurs were present on the earth at the same time.

Geography – We are going to be studying Lyme Regis and fossils.

Science – We will be exploring different rocks and fossils, looking specifically at how fossils are formed and the difference between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.


Ways to enhance your child's learning at home.....


Create your own fossils at home and excavate it! Full details for different ways on how to make fossils can be found here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/homemade-fossils/ , http://www.planet-science.com/categories/experiments/messy/2011/10/make-a-fake-fossil.aspx , https://mothernatured.com/animal-craft-ideas/making-clay-fossils/

Create your own information text on your hobby or interest!

Go on a walk and collect different rocks you find. Then sort them at home into sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.


Please bring your learning in to share with the class :)

Upcoming dates:


Wednesday 3rd January: Inset Day

Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February: Half Term Holiday

Important information


As we are 1 school over 2 campuses, our pupils will access facilities at both sites to enjoy the excellent, but differing provision and facilities. This will normally be done through escorted walks. If we are using the school minibuses we will ask you to sign a consent agreement. With escorted walks to support our curriculum, we will, as always for local walks, notify you on our Year page that we are going out in order that you can ensure children have appropriate clothing. 



Our PE day is Monday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit. 


Home school link book:

Please use your home school link book to record any reading with your child and any notes for your class teachers. If your child attends a club, 4 o'clock club or ziggy could you please record which days your child attends these in the diary so the class teachers can keep a record. 



Everyday we will be testing our times table knowledge in a daily challenge - this week we are practising our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Maths homework will be going home every Thursday and is due the following Monday. 

Follow these links to:

How to help @ home

Clubs Noticeboard