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Year 3

Friday 26th March 2021


It has been lovely having the children back in school after lockdown. They have settled back into the school routine brilliantly. Here are pictures of the exciting learning they have been enjoying.


Science- Rocks


In science we have started our new topic learning about rocks and soils !! The children loved identifying the types of rocks into metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous. We were very impressed with their knowledge.








We have been continuing to read 'Stig of the Dump', the children have been learning through drama. They took turns to re-enact a part of the book where Stig and Barney spent the day together.  




DT (14th December 2020)

Year 3 have been learning about the importance of Fairtrade and have been baking their own gingerbread using Fairtrade products. Take a look at our pictures below.




Science (1.12.20)


As part of our 'light' topic, we have been investigating shadows and how they change in size. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side! So we were unable to complete our investigation this week- we hope to continue next week! 


Fancy dress day! (27.11.20)

We loved seeing the children in their fancy dress costumes and we were so impressed with their effort. 


Geography (20.11.20)


This week in geography, we continued our work on rivers by studying the journey of the River Thames. We identified and labelled the key features of the river such as the river source, mouth, estuary and meander. We then enjoyed learning about the towns and cities that the River Thames flows through.


Science (20.11.20)


This week in science, Tom from our text 'The Great Explorer' needed our help! We investigated what material would be the best for his curtains in his igloo, so that no light would be let in. We tested different materials using a torch to see whether it was opaque, translucent or transparent. 

English (12.10.20)

We have come to the end of another busy week in Year 3! We have now started our class text 'The Great Explorer' written by Chris Judge. As part of the story, we have been debating whether Tom should travel to the North Pole to rescue his dad. We have also explored his thoughts and emotions through drama using the 'show not tell' technique. 


Click on the links below to watch:


3C class debate

Group 1

Group 2


3D class debate

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Our 'show not tell' technique

PE (12.10.20)

In preparation for sports day next week, the children have been practising the shot putt. Due to the weather, we were unable to use the field. Fingers crossed for a sunny day next Wednesday! 

Science (12.10.20)

This week, we have been investigating how light travels from a light source. We have used mirrors to help us reflect light and then drew diagrams of our experiment. Take a look at our pictures below!

This week in Geography, we have been using atlases to locate cities of the UK on a map. The children thoroughly enjoyed using the atlases and mini globes to find the UK and the seven continents. We were impressed by their knowledge of the seven continents. 
Year 3 have started our science topic on light, we have been investigating light sources this week using different materials. 

For National Poetry Day, Year 3 have been learning the poem 'Constellation of stars' written by Zala Ejaz. We have adapted the poem to create our own version using juicy adjectives and powerful verbs. We then rehearsed and performed our poem in class. Click on the intitals below to watch performances from each class.

3R's performance poems:


M and A and N

M and S and P and M

T and L and I

3D's performance poems:


H and M

S and T

M and M


Take a look at our pictures below!
Year 3 have made a fantastic start to the year! We are all very impressed at how well they have settled back into school. This week in PE we have been continuing with our athletics programme which includes sprinting and field sports. Take a look at our year group pictures- we have some future Olympians in our midst! 
Year 3 enjoyed story time out in the sunshine this week! 

This week, Year 3 have been reading Thankyou letters to the NHS and have been learning about their features. We have created our own success criteria to help us plan and write a letter to Planet Earth based on the story ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers.



Year 3 have been sharing their positive memories about the current school year. We have designed our own t-shirt on paper that reflects these moments on the back and what we are looking forward to this year on the front.