Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Class

Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Class. We are a Year 3 class with a thirst for knowledge. Keep up to date with all of the fun things that we are doing in Monkey Puzzle Class here on our page. For more information about life in Monkey Puzzle Class, look at our latest newsletter.

Monkey Puzzle Team

             Miss Sara Bailey – Class Teacher


  Miss Jasmine Sweet – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kelly Millett – Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Class Information

Every morning the children will come in and complete a morning challenge, this will be linked to our current learning in Mathematics or English. This is then followed by the register and Guided Reading. Next it is Mathematics and then break time. Then the children will have a SPaG/Phonics session, after which will be English. Once lunchtime has finished the afternoon will be full of fun Topic work.

Homework goes home on Wednesday’s and is expected to be back in on the following Monday.

Class Lunchtime Prayer 

Dear Lord,

Thank you world so sweet,

Thank you for the food we eat,

Thank you for the birds that sing,

Thank you God for everything.


Class End of Day Prayer

Dear lord,

Thank you for the teachers,

Thank you for our friends,

Thank you for our families,

Thank you for this day,



National Poetry Day

For National Poetry day we had a competition to write see which class could write the best poem about our school. We chose to focus on our schools Super Six values and what they mean to us.


All these mean love

To me forgiveness is forgiving someone and giving them a second chance.

To me forgiveness is fixing what we have done wrong.

To me respect is being polite and caring for everyone no matter who they are.

To me respect is eye contact.

To me friendship is not hurting others.

To me friendship is sharing your heart.

To me aspiration is never giving up no matter what.

To me aspiration is believing you can get it.

To me compassion is being nice to one another.

To me compassion is comfort.

To me trust is giving someone responsibility.

To me trust is being honest.

All we need is love.



Place Value Objectives

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
  • Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words
  • Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.

Addition and Subtraction Objectives

Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:

  • a three-digit number and ones
  • a three-digit number and tens
  • a three-digit number and hundreds
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
  • Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers


Our Britain

This term our whole school focus is Our Britain. In Year 3 we will be developing our Geography by locating and investigating different counties and major cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester. We will also be enhancing our knowledge of WWI and celebrating 100 years since Armistice day on 11th November. We will explore what it was like for people living in the UK before and during the war and also develop our knowledge of the trenches and how tough it was for all those who fought in the Great War.

This was us digging our very own trench in a section of the schools forest school area.