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registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Gillshill Primary

Year 3

Y3 Spring 2023 Curriculum Overview

Y3 Spring 2023 Curriculum Letter

Y3 Autumn 2022 Curriculum Letter

Y3 Autumn 2022 Curriculum Overview

We strive to develop imagination through a stimulating, creative environment where every child has the opportunity to shine.

At Gillshill Primary School we aim to deliver all subjects thoughtfully and to make links that are relevant, appropriate and purposeful to the area of learning.


Mrs Makey

Mrs Baldwin

Mr Cooper


Miss Goldspink


Mrs Stabler

Miss Salmon

Miss Green

We line up on the meadow and use the classroom door for entry and exit.
Our times are:
8.45am - start lessons
12:00 - lunch
1:00 - afternoon lessons
3:00 - hometime

Y3 bring only these things to school in a book bag:
Reading book
Spelling book*
We bring a packed lunch and water bottle separately.
*Spellings can also be found on our Spelling Shed game.

Weekly diary:
Monday - spelling test.
Virtual Achievement assembly delivered by the Assistant Head.
Tuesday - new spelling.
Virtual PSHE assembly delivered by the Assistant Head.
Wednesday - outdoor PE - we come to school in our PE kit.  Hand in homework.
Hymn singing in class.
Thursday - Virtual Newsround assembly delivered by the Head of School.
Friday - Reflections and rewards assembly in class.


Year 3 learnt how to use our virtual classroom very well during lockdown.  We are still using it now for homework and some extra lessons.  If you need help accessing the online classroom, please email:


Links to educational resources and games can be found on our Remote Learning page of the school website.

School Visits

We are in the very fortunate position that we have 4 school mini buses; this enables us to provide a wide range of visits across the region and the UK. All of our drivers have been assessed for suitability and hold the relevant licences and checks.

Class Assemblies and Performances

At Gillshill we place great emphasis on developing pupils confidence to perform in front of a range of audiences. We have a longstanding reputation for our performing arts. Each year all of our children will be involved in a Harvest and Christmas performance as well as a class assembly.

Enjoyment & Enrichment

Throughout the year we organise a wide variety of fun, enrichment and charity events to bring our school community together, such as:

** Children in Need**
** Comic Relief**
** Family Sports Day**
** Easter Extravaganza**
** Christmas Craft Fayre**
** Times Table Rock Stars**
** Ice Cream Friday**
** Pet Respect**
** School Discos**

Y3 Rockstars


As soon as the children start school they will be immersed in music. They will continue to learn to sing songs and rhymes as well a play with musical instruments. As they go through the school they will receive specialist music instruction in Year 5. We are fortunate to have Miss Hunt who provides outstanding percussion lessons. We also coordinate violin, cello, flute and double bass lessons for those who have a special interest.

P.E. & Sport

We have an outstanding reputation in P.E. and Sport. In Key Stage 2 (Years 3 -6) the children will receive specialist teaching from Mr David Start. With Miss Jesney (our PE Leader) and Mr Start the children have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra curricular P.E. events and competitions. We are very proud of our extensive track record of success and awards. Liam Cooper – Leeds United, Paul Jubb - British Tennis, Danny Washbrook – Hull FC are past pupils.



We believe that children have a right to expect a curriculum which is fun, motivating, interesting and most importantly purposeful.