Da Vinci


"Learning never exhausts the mind."
Leonardo da Vinci

A warm welcome to Da Vinci's class page!  Year 3 are proud to be named after one of the world’s greatest creative geniuses that ever lived!  Not only is a celebrated as a great artist, but he is also known as a inventor having designed many machines years ahead of their time.

Time Travellers

We are really enjoying our first term in the juniors.   Our topic this term is ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici! Here Come The Romans!’  We have been learning about the invasion and settlement of the Romans, how they lived their lives and the legacy that is still evident today.  Make sure you follow our class link for our home learning this term; it gives us all the oppportunity to follow our own learning path and it's always exciting to see and hear your wonderful presentations!

Please share our learning by looking at our gallery on this page.

Christian Values

This term, our Christian Value focus is "Compassion".  From the story of the Good Samaritan, we are learning the importance of taking care of others.

"The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love."
Old Testament
Psalm 145:8

Please take the time to share our class prayer that we wrote together by reflecting on our school values.
We also wrote a prayer to share in our school's Acts of Worship.  You can read it here.

General Information

Further information about our class routines and learning can be found on the links to the right of this page.  Furthermore, if you have anything you wish to discuss, the best time to see me is after school and I am always available for those early morning, urgent matters.

Here’s to another exciting term as we head towards Christmas... Jesus is the reason for the season!

Mrs Leigh


Further information


Da Vinci Class Information

Da Vinci Class Timetable

Term 1 and 2 Learning Overview

Term 1 Spelling Bank

Term 2 Spelling Bank

Year 2 Common Exception Words

Year 3 & 4 Statutory Spelling List

Term 1 Home Learning Challenge

Term 2 Home Learning Challenge


Remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning!

Spelling punctuation and grammar
Prefixes and suffixes – Use the machine to create new words by a prefixes at the beginning of words, or suffixes at the end.  Look how the prefix or suffix changes the meaning of the word.
Trapped! A game for identifying common nouns and proper nouns, adjectives and comparative adjectives
The Quest of Comma Castle – A spooky adventure that tests your word and punctuation knowledge: begin at level 1
Doorway Speller – Spelling quizzes.  Go from ‘first-second level (C)’, or try the word lists of common tricky words.
Look, cover, write and check spellings – You can input your weekly spelling list here!
Squeebles – A multi-platform app where you can input spellings to practise on a tablet or iPod or android device.

Squeebles – A range of maths apps to support the different areas of maths.




The Romans – Woodlands Junior School
Discover Ancient Rome – History for Kids
Ten facts about Ancient Rome – National Geographic Kids
Lullingstone Villa – English Heritage
The Roman Painted House – Dover

Earth, Wind and Fire
17 Explosive Facts - National Geographic Kids
Facts about Volcanoes - Primary Homework Help
Volcanoes - DK Find Out!
Volcanoes - How they spew out lava - Easy Science for kids

Our gallery