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Year 3

As part of our work on bridges, in Creative Home Learning we made bridges. Look at our pictures of the bridges we made.

Bridge that Gap!

In Y3 we have been learning about the different kind of bridges there are in the world. Some bridges are made from metal, wood, stone, brick or concrete. Bridges can cross rivers, canyons, ravines, fields, lakes or ponds. Trains, vehicles, people and water can travel over bridges. 

We found that stone bridges usually had an arch shape but metal bridges often had triangle shapes. Suspension bridges have strong metal ropes to hang the road from. 

We have made bridges out of construction equipment. Our bridges needed to span a gap wider than a ruler and carry a heavy book on them. Look at how well we did.

Our Lego Bridges.

Here are some of the world's most famous bridges.

In Art we have being looking at the work of Monet. We have used water colours to paint pictures of trees in the school grounds. All our paintings were in the style of Monet. His style of painting is called Impressionism.

We took photos of the trees we wanted to paint using the ipads. This was just incase it rained on the day we wanted to paint! Then we took our paper, paints and water outside so we could paint the trees. We enjoyed sitting outside to paint.

World book day was exciting, we all dressed as our favourite characters. After lunch we each were able to chose a free book. Lots of us choose a selection of short stories by Michael Morpurgo. This is because Mrs Gee read The Butterfly Lion, written by Michael Morpurgo to us and we loved it.

Year three went to Cresswell Crags to help us find out more about our Learning Challenge. Everyone had a super day and took part in lots of interesting activities. We know that Stone Age people lived there during the Ice Age.

Curriculum Newsletter

Year 3 enjoy a bit of sunshine!
As part of our work about a Mediterranean country, we have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. Although his paintings are now sold for many millions of pounds, he only sold one painting in his lifetime. We looked at his paintings of sunflowers and used different materials to make our own pictures.

Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh and Year 3!

Our finished work.

At the moment it is Advent. This is the time leading up to the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Sue and Nick came from Mount Tabor Church to help us think about our hopes for ourselves, our family and friends, and the world. We lit a candle and thought about our wishes for the future. We did activities to help us think.

Remembrance Day

For Remembrance Day this year we had a visit from Mount Tabor Church. They led us in some activities to help us reflect about those who have given their lives in war. 


Every morning when we come to school we do our morning work. In morning work we complete fun challenges. Our mums like to take part in the challenges. Here are some pictures of us doing a maths challenge.
We have been learning about measurements, here are some pictures of us measuring our height and our feet.

We have a new Learning Question this term. As we find out more about Greece we will let you know.

Here are some pictures of the volcanoes we made.

Our Learning Challenge question was 'What makes the Earth Angry'. Amongst other things we learnt about Volcanoes. All three classes made their own volcanoes out of Art-Roc. Using vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and red food colouring we made our volcanoes erupt. It was great fun. Look at our photos and video of the errupting volcanoes.

Year 3 are learning about Rocks and Soils. For their Creative Home Learning task they were asked to make a display of rocks.

We were really pleased with the work they produced. The children enjoyed sharing their work with each other.

Creative Home Learning Challenge.

We have been sorting rocks. Each group sorted their rocks in a different way.

We are working hard in Year three. Here we are sorting fiction and non-fiction texts.

Y3's York Adventure!

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The Vikings.

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Year 3 are learning about the Vikings. We have made Power Points to share our learning with others. This Power Point has been coverted to a video so you can see it.
We went outside for Maths this week! While we were having fun we were collecting data at the same time! We measured how far we could jump, how far we could throw and how tall we were! We used different measuring equipment to measure. We used the data we collected to make a bar chart. Who knew Maths could be so much fun?

Sporty Measures!

Our experiment to see how food and drink affect our teeth.

We used eggs to represent our teeth. Each egg was left in a different liquid and we looked to see how the egg shell changed.

Did you know that by the time you are an adult you can have up to 32 permanent teeth! Permanent teeth start to emerge when you are around 6-7 years old.  We have been learning about the different types of teeth. Incisors are used for biting food, canines are pointy and great for ripping and tearing. Then you have molars and premolars which grind food down easily as they are large and flat.  Do you have any teeth missing? If so, which ones?  

All about teeth!

The brushing your teeth song


Brush your teeth, brush your teeth,

Give them all a treat!

Brush up and down and all around,

To keep them nice and neat.


In the morning and at night,

Brush them twice a day.

Brush up and down and all around,

Keep fillings well away.


Brush your teeth, brush your teeth,

Give them all a treat.

Brush up and down and all around,

To keep them nice and neat.


We decorated eggs and brought them into school.

Art Week 2014


We have been looking at the work of the famous New York artist Andy Warhol. He was well-known for his Pop Art which made art from everyday, popular things. In Year 3 we have used different media to create pictures in the style of Warhol. Our work includes printing from styrofoam tiles, pencil crayon drawings of cans, re-colouring the same photo in different ways and using the Paint programme in ICT to create repeated patterns.

In Literacy we wrote reports about Art Week. We also wrote instructions about how to make a print picture in the style of Andy Warhol.

Please look at our wonderful writing about Art Week.

Our Andy Warhol Art Work in Y3

World Book Day Homework Y3

Examples of work reporting on World Book Day.


In the morning we all came in a costume, I was an Umpa Lumpa. When we got into the classroom all of our class did a Big Write on famous authors. After that we each got a pound voucher to spend in the hall. When we got to the hall there was a table full of amazingly, cool and funny books.


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After my dinner it was class time but five minutes later it was assembly time and we all went to assembly. When we got there almost everyone was dressed up in the school! Mr Glisson was telling us how well we were dressed and I was impressed too! Then he picked out the judges who were Mr Fenn, Mr Stevens and Miss Wood. This year, there was one pupil picked from each class. There were lots of children picked and eventually all the classes had a winner!





When It was World Book Day nearly everyone was dressed up as one of their favourite book characters. We wrote our own story called 'Mr Twit's revenge'. In the hall there was a book shop with different kinds of books in it.  We were given a voucher so we could keep one of the books.


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World Book Day in Year 3.

Y3 January Newsletter

As a part of our topic on Romans, we recently had a Roman Day. We were given the opportunity to examine artefacts such as Roman shoes, weapons, shields and pots. We also found out about everyday Roman life and how it compares and contrasts to our own.