Swimming tomorrow

Please don’t forget that it is swimming tomorrow (Friday).  Children need a swimming costume, swim hat and towel.  Goggles is you have returned a goggles letter.  Thank you


Science and Starbursts

42E192BB-C317-4287-B787-360ED225D73FScience is so much more fun with sweets involved.  Today, we looked at forces.  Having eventually decided that forces were to do with pushes and pulls we then did several experiments with pushes and pulls.

Sweets, skipping ropes and balls were used to identify pushes and pulls.


Summer Term Week 1

Starting our narrative writing, we have looked at the structure of a story and why characters and settings are important.  We will be challenging ourselves to find new characters and settings, different problems and inventive solutions.  Our spelling focus is on the prefixes: dis, mis and un.

In maths, we are recapping our methods of multiplication and division before moving on to word problems.

In science, investigating forces – pushes and pulls.  And in topic, looking at how Stone Age man lived in Britain.

RE is looking at ways we can help each other.

As always your help with times tables and reading at home is much appreciated.

Thank you

Back to the Stone Age

We had a great day yesterday – our classroom was turned into a cave and we made cave paintings.  We then looked at clothes through the ages from Palaeolithic man’s furs to the woven and dyed clothing of Bronze Age and the Roman Era.  The afternoon was spent hunting and gathering.  We found that not all berries are good to eat, flint is a great tool to cut things and protect yourself from wild animals and that water is extremely important for our survival.  Thanks to all for the help with the dressing up.

First Week Back!

What a fantastic and busy first week back!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year !

We had an exciting first day back on our Hook in Day on Volcanoes. We wrote our own question about what we wanted to find out by the end of term. We looked at the Earth’s layers using an avocado, named each layer and learnt some interesting facts too!

In the afternoon, we looked at the different types of Volcanoes and even made our own! We had a lot of fun causing them to erupt watching the ‘lava’ flowing out.

In maths, we have revised 3 digit column addition with exchanging and solving word problems.

In English, we have been watching the song ‘Lava’ for our writing for this term and wrote a personal response.

Year 3 went swimming today and they all thoroughly enjoyed their first session!

Homework for this week is to revise timetables. 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, 8’s and 10’s.

Well done for an excellent week Year 3. You should all be very proud of yourselves.

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Miss Swales and Mrs Parker



Term 1

Wow! What an exciting term it has been.

In maths, we have been looking at place value and been learning the 2 and 5 times tables.

We have published our letters to our authors and they are in the post…fingers crossed we get some replies!

The children have loved learning all about Roald Dahl and we will continue to read the BFG after half term.

Have a relaxing and safe half term!

We look forward to welcoming you back you back ready to start Term 2.

Miss Swales and Mrs Parker

Week Commencing 24th September

This week in Year 3 we have done lots of new and exciting things

In Maths, we have learnt how to add and subtract 10 and 100 from a number and explain what we noticed.

In English, we have looked at the traditional Goldilocks and Revolting Rhymes Roald Dahl where we prepared our viewpoints ready to present in a court case style.

We set up the classroom as a court; where we had a judge, Goldilocks and the jury.

Class 6 were nice and found Goldilocks not guilty!! Phew

Class 5 on the other hand…GUILTY!!

In Topic, we have located countries where Roald Dahl travelled to and have looked at continents of each of the country.

In Art, we have drawn like the illustrator, Quentin Blake, and have drawn our own Mr and Mrs Twit using half of our face.

All have a lovely weekend – hopefully the sun will stay shining!

See you Monday

Emily Swales and Susie Parker

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