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Deeping St James C.P. School

Inspire to learn, achieve together

Year 3



Welcome to Year 3


Mrs Doud (Assistant Headteacher)

Hello, I have been teaching at Deeping St James since 2000 and have worked throughout the school from Y2 to Y6. During my time here I have had many roles in school, currently being an Assistant Headteacher and curriculum lead for the mathematics and science group. Before having my own 2 children I worked full-time but since starting a family I work part-time with Mrs Glover as a job share. My favourite subject is mathematics, this is something which I really enjoy teaching to all the children in my class and hope that by the end of year 3 they enjoy it as much as I do! When not working hard, I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling and socialising with my friends.

Mrs Glover

Hello, I have been teaching here since 2001.  I have experience from years 1-6, but particularly enjoy teaching year 3.  My favourite subjects are English and anything creative.  Like Mrs Doud, before having my own 2 children, I worked full time but now enjoy a part time role. When not working hard at school, my family and I enjoy long walks in the woods and swimming. 

Our Team

Together we pride ourselves in delivering a strong education for your children using effective communication links to ensure that we are both fully well aware of all the children's needs. We teach to our subject strengths with a view that your child will receive the best all round education that we can both provide.

Mrs Doud and Mrs Glover  



Year 3 Planned Trips - Academic Year 2018/2019

This academic year we are planning some exciting, external education experiences for your children. The dates of these visits and approximate costings can be found here in order to help parents plan ahead.

Spring Term

Heights of Abraham - Tuesday 2nd April  2019 (Approx Cost £25 per pupil)

Summer Term

The British Museum - Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (Approx Cost £25 per pupil)

Rand Farm Park Mini-Residential 15th &16th July 2019 -  Cost £95  (£20 Deposit due by Wednesday 30th January, Full Balance due by Wednesday 12th June)

Roman Day

On Friday we had our special “in school” Roman Day.  It was a great day with lots of activities to keep the children busy! We kicked off with a fashion show to celebrate the fantastic costumes that the class had all prepared for the day.  Everyone enjoyed parading their outfits down the catwalk, some a little too much!  I think we have some budding models in year 3! 

The children learnt about the myth of Romulus and Remus – the story of how Rome got its name.  They then learnt how to create a clay pot using the coil technique, designed Roman shields, used the library books to find out interesting facts, cut wood for our villas and even had time for a fun word search. 

I hope the children enjoyed the day as much as we did! 



Heights Of Abraham Visit - April 2019

On Tuesday 2nd April Y3 experienced a fun, action-packed day in Derbyshire at the Heights Of Abraham - Matlock Bath. The children built on their science learning all about rocks; taking in the limestone caves and searching for calcite and lead on the Masson hillside. The children also experienced the vastly different topography of the land compared to our local area; Derbyshire having very steep inclines and tight contour lines on OS Maps yet Deeping St James, on the edge of The Fens, having none at all. Please take a look at our fabulous photos showing how much we enjoyed this hands-on, practical enrichment experience.

All excited on the long coach journey into Derbyshire's Peak District ...



Arriving at the cable cars .... so excited, we can't wait to go!



First sight of the cable cars and where our journey will take us!


How High Up?

Riding the cable cars...



We arrived at the top an had an educational talk whilst taking in the stunning views of the Peak District

   Our Year 3 class ... so proud

Now - strike a pose - interesting, very interesting :0)

Our bold, brave pupils getting ready to climb the Prospect Tower with only a stone, spiral staircase that had no middle. Hold on tight Y3 and don't look down! (And yes, we did send Mr Wilkinson up first after his safety talk!)


It was chilly at the top - but superb views for all our budding Rapunzels in the tower!

We then made the trek up onto the Masson Hillside - lots of walking today on hilly terrain for Y3. At the highest point of the day the children saw the Tinker's Shaft where the miners entered the mine  hundreds of years ago.

Some are looking a little tired after the walk!

The children then went searching for calcite, lead and crystals in the limestone rocks that are on the hillside. The children were allowed to take the best rock they found home - within reason of size - happy searching!





Our 1st Cave of the day 'The Great Masson Cavern'.






    After lunch we took another trek - down this time - to the Rutland Cavern.  As we were a few minutes early we had some team photos ...

Team Cooling

Team Bradshaw

Team Wilkinson

   More Team photos to follow later on.

It was then time to take in our 2nd cavern of the day - The Rutland Cavern




After all that learning some time to enjoy 'The Woodland Adventure' whilst Mrs Doud and Mrs Cooling brave the shop with 32 children who have money in their pocket!

Lots of fun was had by all!













Getting ready to leave, waiting for the cable car back down ...


Back in the valley - the final team photos of the day next to an antique cable car

Team Doud


Team Parsonage

Team Cooling

Team Bradshaw (Brady for short!)

Team Wilkinson

After a fun-filled, action-packed day it was a short walk back to the coach park and then a well earned rest on the journey back.  Our worn out Y3s enjoyed the movie 'Up' on the way home but for some it was all a bit too much ... ZZZZZ!




Many thanks go to our fantastic staff and governors who supported our Y3 visit today - Mr Wilkinson, Mrs Cooling, Mrs Parsonage & Mr Bradshaw. But most importantly, a huge thank you to all our fantastic, supportive parents whose contributions made today possible.

We really had the most amazing day!