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 News Letter


Monkey Puzzle Team

             Mr William Hopkinson – Class Teacher


  Miss Jasmine Sweet – Teaching Assistant

Miss Emma Wyatt – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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RE, PSHE and French

Mrs Jayne Grasby – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Class Information

Swimming dates timetable

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,




Measurement objectives

  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
  • measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes
  • add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
  • tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
  • estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
  • know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
  • compare durations of events [for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks].

January – March 2018

We have been investigating and working with money and various different measurements such as meters, centimeters and millimeters. Most recently we have been comparing lengths. Here are some examples of the investigations we have looked at.



Our writing has come on leaps and bounds over the Spring term. We have been learning how to use fronted adverbials, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and possessive apostrophes. We then tried to use these in our  Wishing Tales, which had the theme of Pandora’s Box. To understand how Pandora must have felt, trying to resist opening the box, we had to resist eating a sweet, which was in front of us, for an entire lesson!

We have also been looking at newspaper reports. We interviewed each other about our most recent art project then used Purple Mash to create our own newspapers.



Our focus in Topic this term is all about Geography. We are focusing in particular on France. Whilst the year 4’s were away for 3 days at Kilve we used the extra space for a few Art and DT projects. Can you guess what famous landmarks and paintings we had a go at recreating?

We have also looked at the Romans and the footwear they wore, so we decided what footwear we would like to have and made slippers. We used this opportunity to invite any willing family member to come in and help us with the sewing (some children have now learnt about outsourcing).




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


November – December 2017

We are trying to become more fluent and efficient with our Maths, so have began to have a more prominent Mental Maths focus in every lesson. Take a look at some of the games we have been playing:


September – October 2017

Look at how we have used place value counters to help us with subtraction…





















We have been writing fear tales in our English lessons. We went on a woodland walk to help us to think about different sounds we may hear and begin to imagine what could be making those sounds. Take a look at our photos and ideas.


Monkey Puzzle Topic Web

A postcard from…

In our Topic work this term we have focused on the Tudors. We have learnt about the Tudor monarchs, Tudor houses and Henry VIII and his 6 wives.

Watch these videos to see us make our collage portraits of the Tudor Monarchs, which you can see on the wall outside our classroom.