Category Archives: Year 3

Year 3 blog

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INFUSE-iastic about dance!

 

Over the next few months, Year 3 will be collaborating with Esther and Mark of INFUSE dance to create some amazing art! When we met them, they put us through our dance/movement paces to get us thinking about our physical space.  We loved it! They left us with some photography homework to get on with…. […]

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Published Date: 23rd June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

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The Iron Man is here!

 

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Published Date: 15th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

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The Space Being came from out of a star – a poem

 

After reading the next chapter of the story, we generated exciting language to describe the space-bat-angel-dragon’s descent to Earth. Pairs then wrote a line each and we combined them into a class poem. The final stage was to work in literacy groups to perform the poem including actions and sound effects!

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Published Date: 14th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

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The Iron Man meets Artist of the term Gustav Klimt

 

After reading Chapter 3 where the Iron Man is trapped under ground and a hill forms over the top of him, the Kagan tables created a group mixed media piece to represent this part of the story. To add the colours and textures we were inspired by The Tree of Life by Gustv Klimt.  We […]

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Published Date: 13th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

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The Iron Man – Art and classic text project – Chapter 1 and 2

 

For our first two weeks of this term , the new Year 3 have been working on a classic text and art project.  We have been reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and really enjoying creating our project? We started by reading chapter 1 where the Iron Man is first described. We used charcoal […]

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Published Date: 7th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Forest school Friday

 

  Today was Miss Smitherman’s last day with Year 3, so we decided to go outside and have some fun. We made a small camp fire, which we had to collect wood and twigs for, to toast marshmallows and boil water in the Kelly kettle for some hot chocolate….we thought they tasted better outside. some […]

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Published Date: 7th April 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 3


 

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Y2 and Y3 gardening club – Planting out the bulbs

 

This week, Year 2 and 3 gardeners met up at lunchtime to plant out the bulbs we had been carefully tending in doors.  Just look how they’ve grown!! Muddy hands? Great! That’s what gardening is all about!   ,

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Published Date: 7th March 2017
Category: gardening blog, Year 2, Year 3


 

Right angles

 

Year three have been learning about different types of lines and right angles in maths over the last week. Today our challenge was to write a set of instructions using right angle or quarter turns to help our partners move safely from one side of the classroom to the other. We had a fab time, […]

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Published Date: 6th March 2017
Category: Year 3


 

Year 3 World Book Day

 

      What a wonderful day we’ve had in Year 3 – witches, super heroes, princesses, and a whole library full of characters came to visit us today. We all had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite characters, and shared our favourite books with our class. Even our teachers dressed up!  

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Published Date: 2nd March 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Year 3


 

Our Year 3 Adventure

 

Today Year 3 went on their very own adventure, as part of their Adventurers and Explorers topic. Usually, our science lessons are in the classroom, so we thought it was about time we put on our wellies and explored science in our outside world. We kicked off the day with a walk to Bournville Park, […]

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Published Date: 17th February 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

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Seed Harvesting – ready for the next crop!

 

This week, Year 3 gardening club were taking the lead and helping to train a whole new band of budding gardeners from Year 2.

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Published Date: 16th February 2017
Category: gardening blog, Year 2, Year 3


 

Melting chocolate

 

On Thursday last week, Year 3 continued their work on Chemistry in Science by exploring the changing state of materials. Using hot water, we melted some chocolate buttons and explored the differences between melted chocolate and solid chocolate, such as how it looked, how it smelled, how brittle it was and, most importantly, how it […]

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Published Date: 14th February 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

Year 3 and 4 parks trip

 

Don’t forget to make sure you have returned the consent slip to school for the park trip, which is free of charge, and takes place on Wednesday 15th February for Year 4, and Friday 17th February for Year 3. Your child will need warm, waterproof clothes and sensible walking shoes, as well as a packed […]

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Published Date: 6th February 2017
Category: Year 3


 

Chemistry in Year 3

 

On Friday afternoon, we carried out an investigation using milk, food colouring and washing up liquid. We added a few drops of different colours to our milk, then carefully dipped a cotton bud covered in washing up liquid in the middle of the milk. We watched a chemical reaction take place, and the results were […]

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Published Date: 6th February 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

We are investigators

 

Year 3 have been researching survival skills to help them plan their next piece of writing – a set of instructions for the shipwrecked Michael in Kensuke’s Kingdom. They found out how to start a fire, how to build a shelter, and how to find food and water in the wilderness. If ever we are […]

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Published Date: 30th January 2017
Category: Year 3


 

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It’s Up To Me To Choose

 

Here is the recording of the song “It’s Up To Me To Choose” that Mrs Baker has taught and recorded with KS2 last week. Have a listen Song taught from the Singing Connections resource.

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Published Date: 26th January 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

We are scientists!

 

Today year 3 started to learn about chemical reactions in science. We experimented with hydrogel and salt, to find out what would happen when we mixed them together. We learned that Hydrogels are very clever – they can change their shape depending on what is happening to them. Through exploring with the Hydrogel in the hair gel, […]

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Published Date: 20th January 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3


 

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Y3 and Y4 painting pots and researching Bug Hotels

 

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Published Date: 19th January 2017
Category: gardening blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Art in Year 3

 

This term, we have been learning about the artist and fashion designer, Issey Miyake. We experimented with the different materials and artistic styles used by this artist (including origami!) and then chose an item of fashion to design and make in the style of Issey Miyake. After careful research and planning, we created our final […]

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Published Date: 13th December 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 3


 

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Gardening latest!

 

Last week in gardening club, we had lots of work to do clearing beds, filling up the composting bins with weeds and “putting the garden to bed ” for winter.

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Published Date: 9th December 2016
Category: gardening blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4
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George’s marvellous medicine

 

Wow we had the most amazing travelling to the theatre by train and going The Alex theatre to watch George’s Marvellous Medicine. The show was great and we even had a special visitor come with us too, Mrs Rahul 😝

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Published Date: 30th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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Chinese calligrapher

 

We had the most amazing assembly to start a Monday morning, we had a famous visitor from China that did calligraphy in Arabic and Chinese. He spoke in Chinese and had a translator to help us understand what he was saying. He called up children to copy his writing. They were amazing!!

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Published Date: 28th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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Gardening Club is Growing!

 

This half term, Mrs Edwards and a team of Key Stage 2 gardeners have been getting to grips with Autumn in the garden and preparing for Winter.

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Published Date: 15th November 2016
Category: gardening blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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Year 3 & 4 Reading Workshop

 

Yesterday, Year 3 and 4 invited parents to come and join them for an afternoon of reading and enjoyment.  Thanks to all those who came to take part!

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Published Date: 15th November 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

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Children in Need

 

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Published Date: 9th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS2 blog, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Diwali party

 

Year 3 had a fantastic afternoon celebrating Diwali. We learned a traditional Bhangra dance, enjoyed some music traditionally listened to during Diwali and had fun playing some party games. We all enjoyed our party food and dressed up in our smartest, most glamorous clothes. A super time was had by all!

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Published Date: 31st October 2016
Category: Year 3


 

Diva lamps

 

This morning, Year 3 have been learning abut the story of Rama and Sita, and why some people celebrate Diwali. The children had a lovely time designing and making their own Diva lamps out of salt dough, using tools to help them shape the dough and make patterns in it too. We can’t wait to […]

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Published Date: 31st October 2016
Category: Year 3


 

Bingo!

 

This morning Year 3 have been learning their number bonds to 20. We had lots of fun playing number bonds Bingo to help us learn.

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Published Date: 10th October 2016
Category: Year 3


 

Eid Party years 3 and 4

 

Today Years 3 and 4 got together to celebrate Eid. We played party games in the classroom and enjoyed some party food together. Earlier in the day, we learned about the celebration, learning about Ibrahim’s sacrifice and discussed the 5 pillars of Islam and their importance. We had a super day!n

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Published Date: 16th September 2016
Category: Year 3, Year 4


 

All things potato

 

 Some time ago, the children in Year 3 planted some seed potatoes in a tyre on the field. Today the time finally came to dig them up! We donned our gardening gloves, rolled up our sleeves and set to work. After digging up almost 50 lovely potatoes, we decided to have a go at putting […]

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Published Date: 20th July 2016
Category: gardening blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

A few more photos from Year 3 & 4 trip to Cannon Hill Park

 

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Published Date: 18th July 2016
Category: Year 3, Year 4


 

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Year 3 and 4 Woodland Adventures

 

Today, we went on an adventure to Holder’s Lane Woods and Cannon Hill Park as part of our learning about plants and trees but also to have a bit of fun! We walked all the way to the woods and then went on a hunt for interesting natural objects to create our “Story Sticks”.  We […]

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Published Date: 15th July 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Sports day

 

Year 3 had a fantastic time at KS1 sports day this morning! We participated in the long jump, an egg and spoon race, a running race and a bean bag throw. Children who won first place in each competition were awarded a medal and a certificate, and the children who won second and third places […]

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Published Date: 6th July 2016
Category: Year 3


 

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We’re MAD about science!

 

We had a great assembly when Mad Science came in to do a fantastic assembly for the whole school. It was such fun science experiments. Some children have now joined the Mad Science Club after school. Watch this space for more information about their progress!  

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Published Date: 26th May 2016
Category: Science Blog, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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We are Maths Smarties!

 

Today, as part of our work on statistics, we created our own tally and pictograms using Smarties!  First we created a tally to record how many of each colour Smartie were in our mini- box.  Next we took our Smarties and turned them into a real-life pictogram. 

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Published Date: 3rd May 2016
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

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Observational Drawing

 

Today in Year 3 we have been learning all about the way in which archaeologists work.  Part of the process we learned about was the careful recording that needs to be done when anything is discovered.

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Published Date: 26th April 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 3


 

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Terrific Treasure

 

Look at that grin! This morning, this young man walked into Year 3 and said “I’ve brought my treasure in to show everyone.” Can you guess what our new topic is….Treasure! 

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Published Date: 25th April 2016
Category: Year 3


 

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Year 2 and Year 3 Keyboard Concert

 

A big thank you to our parents who came to support our keyboard concert today! It was fantastic to see how much progress everyone had made this year!

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Published Date: 21st April 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 2, Year 3


 

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Easter Egg Competition – the Winners!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We are pleased to announce the winners of the Easter Egg competition!   Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2   Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

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Published Date: 24th March 2016
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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Some Egg-cellent Entries! The Easter Egg Competition

 

A big well done to all the children (and parents) for their fabulous entries this year! 😉 Here are the amazing entries which are being judged. Watch this space for news of the winner!  

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Published Date: 24th March 2016
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6