Year 3

Miss Lucy Charnley

Class Teacher

Hi everyone, my name is Miss Charnley. Having recently completed my teacher training with Exeter University within Kernow Learning schools, this year will be my first year of teaching. I am so happy to be a part of the St Newlyn East Learning Academy community and can’t wait for the year ahead as the year 3 class teacher. Maths is a particular area of the curriculum that I love to teach and I strive to make all learning as engaging and fun as possible for children.

Outside school, I like to keep active by rowing, sea swimming all year round and walking Cornwall’s beautiful coast path.

Mrs Julie Phillips


St Newlyn East has been my home for 23 years now, so I guess you could say I love my job!.
I have supported many children in the time I have been here and now they are returning with their children.

I have two grown up children, Michelle and Jade, and they too attended this school.
In my spare time I like to go to the theatre and spend time with my girls.

W/b 9th and 16th June 
Year 3 have been writing their own myths in our Literacy lessons and their tales are absolutely brilliant. In our Topic lessons, we have started our learning about The Romans, focusing on the legend of the founding of Rome and how the Roman Empire changed over time. As part of our whole school Science investigation, the children carried out a ‘Rocket mouse’ experiment, focusing on forces.   

W/b 25th April and 2nd May 

Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the new term. In our Art lessons we have been using clay to construct our own mining engine houses. In our Literacy lessons we are reading ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Michael Morpurgo and will be writing our own myths next week. The children had a wonderful afternoon with Cornish folk singer Will Keating on Tuesday, in which they took part in a workshop with him, singing lots of Cornish songs and learning about the stories behind them.

W/b 28th March and 4th April 
Year 3 have had a brilliant few weeks. We had a fantastic day at Geevor Tin Mine learning about what it was like to be a miner in Cornwall and what processes were involved in the mining of tin. It has been wonderful to see so many home learning projects coming into school for our mining topic. In our Literacy lessons we have been working towards creating a cautionary tale, writing in rhyming couplets. The poems the children have produced are fantastic! 
W/b 14th and 21st March

Year 3 participated brilliantly with our whole school science enquiry ‘can gummy bears grown in size?’. The children decided how to measure the changes and how they wanted to record their data. It was wonderful to hear that some children continued the investigation at home. In our Maths lessons we have been focusing on statistics, exploring different ways of recording data. The children had a brilliant afternoon of PE on Friday, playing team games with Year 4.


W/c Monday 28th and Monday 7th 

Year 3 have made a brilliant start to the new term. In Mathematics we have been focusing on money, recapping our understanding of adding and subtracting money and giving change. In Literacy, we are working towards writing our own stories about kindness, taking inspiration from our book ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde. The children have participated wonderfully in our Topic lessons, in which we are learning about the history of mining in Cornwall.

W/b 31st January and 7th February 

Year 3 have started their new unit in Science, learning about forces and magnets. We have been investigating how a force can move, or change the movement, of an object and which surfaces have the most and least fiction. In Maths lessons, we are focusing on division, learning different methods for dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number, sometimes with a remainder. In Literacy, the children have written some absolutely fantastic mystery stories, based on the Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

W/c 17th and 24th January 
Over the last two weeks Year 3 have been learning all about our local area. We spent an afternoon in the village, thinking about how and why the village has changed over time. We visited the old school and spent some time doing observational drawings of the churchyard. In maths we are learning to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number and we are almost ready to complete our mystery stories in English.

w/c 3th and 10th January 

Year 3 have had a brilliant start to the term, in our PSHE lessons we have been focusing on intentions for the year and hopes for the future. In our topic lessons we are focusing on our local area this term. In our music lessons we are learning to play the glockenspiel and starting to read music. Our literacy unit this term is inspired by some mysterious drawings that were delivered to the class from an anonymous sender… We will be writing our own mystery stories to go with the pictures.

w/c 29th November and 6th December

Year 3 have had a very festive 2 weeks with lots of crafting and singing and a lovely Christmas lunch. For our whole school science experiment we tried to beat the Guinness world record for the longest Curly Wurly stretch! Amelie, Clem and Caleb were the Year 3 winners.

w/c 15th and 22nd November

We have been very busy practicing for our nativity, the class are very excited to share it with you! In our Maths lessons we have started our new unit of learning, multiplication and division. In Science this term we are learning about rocks, fossils and soils. We started the unit by identifying naturally occurring and man-made rocks and classifying them by their characteristics.

w/c 1st and 8th November
In our Art lessons we have studied the work of Andy Goldsworthy, learning about the ways in which he brings nature into his artwork. Taking inspiration from this, along with our knowledge of the Stone Age, we created cave paintings using objects from our outdoor surroundings. In English, we have started a new unit of learning focusing on ‘The Heart and the Bottle’, building up to writing their own stories. We have started our new topic of the Iron Age, learning about how people in the Iron Age lived. We had a fun afternoon at the end of last term, the class celebrated meeting their dojo target with a hot chocolate, film and games. Freddy, Florrie and Lily were awarded certificates for receiving the most dojos in our first term - well done!

w/c 4th and 11th October 

We’ve had a very busy couple of weeks in Year 3. In Mathematics we have been focusing on addition and subtraction. As a school we are in a competition with another school within the trust on TT Rockstars, so if Year 3 can get on TT Rockstars at home to practice their timetables that would be amazing! In our Literacy lessons this week we are writing our own stories, imagining we are the person that created the world’s first drawing. The children have been doing some fantastic writing and I look forward to sharing it with you at parents evening next week.

 w/c 20th and 27th September 

Year 3 have had a very busy 2 weeks! Continuing with our Stone Age topic, we have been reading ‘The First Drawing’ for inspiration, leading up to writing our own stories. We have been learning about what life was like in the different stages of the Stone Age and built our own fires. In Science we have been learning about animals (including humans), understanding what our bodies need to stay healthy and building our own human skeletons.

w/c 6th and 13th September 

Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the term, it has been so lovely to get to know everyone! In our topic lessons we are focusing on the Stone Age, this week as archaeologists we have been looking at Stone Age artifacts and learning about what life was like for Stone Age people. In our Literacy lessons we are learning how to write instructions and will be writing our own instruction for how to wash a woolly mammoth next week.