Category Archives: Year 3

Year 3 blog

Children in Need: Best Dressed Bear Competition

 

This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Year 3 and 4 Reading Inspire Workshop

 

Year 3 and 4 had a lovely morning sharing their classroom with some very special guests… their parents! It was their chance to explore some of the many ways we use to develop our reading skills: inference, the meaning of words in context, retrieval of information and reading for a purpose. Just look at all […]

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Published Date: 14th November 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Dramatic goings on with the RSA

 

Today, Year 3 had a very inspiring session with Geoff, an actor from the R.S.A. We had a fabulous session and look forward to using more drama to improve our writing.

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


 

Magical maths is back!

 

Today we had a magical maths assembly and the clubs will be starting again in January. The clubs will be after school every Wednesday for 6 six weeks. You can join by visiting the website or calling the telephone number on the flyer that was handed out today. There is a cost for the workshops. […]

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Published Date: 7th November 2017
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Reptile Skin Mono Prints

 

We learned a new technique in Year 3 today, mono-printing using press print tiles. We had previously sketched reptile skin, using the ipads to research different types but today we took it to the next stage. We drew our design carefully into the polystyrene tile, then prepared the ink ready to roll onto the tile. […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Year 3 & 4 and the Deadly Dinosaurs at the Lapworth Museum

 

  This week Year 3 and 4 have been on an exciting visit to the Lapworth Museum of Geology, just over the road at the University of Birmingham.   We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the fascinating exhibits, and exploring the museum itself. We then got the chance to learn about the different types of fossils; […]

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Published Date: 1st November 2017
Category: Science Blog, Year 3, Year 4
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Rock Properties – Meet My Pet Rock!

 

To demonstrate our understanding of the different properties of rocks we used a fun task writing task called My Pet Rock. See if you can spot the properties of rocks in our fun descriptions.

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Published Date: 11th October 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Rock Investigations

 

In Science this week, Year 3 learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We then investigated different examples of these to see if they were permeable, durable and low or high density. Lots of good investigation, team work and careful recording going on today!

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Published Date: 4th October 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

McMillan coffee morning

 

The McMillan coffee morning was a success this morning – thank you to Mrs Matthews for organising it and all the staff that helped set up. A huge thank you to all the parents/carers/staff and children who donated cakes and biscuits in order to make it successful. We had a good turn out and we […]

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Published Date: 29th September 2017
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, School Council, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Project Outcomes

 

We gathered our planned materials and left them to dry before proceeding to carry out the final making process.   We then added the finishing touches.  Success! They are all free-standing!

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Published Date: 28th September 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Reading Buddies

 

What a great success our ‘reading buddies’ sessions have been with year 3. We have started a new morning session (once a week) where half of the class swap rooms and listen to and read our books to one another. Children have been great role models and readers in both classes, well done.

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Published Date: 27th September 2017
Category: Year 3, Year 5


 

Design and Technology Project Week in Year 3 – next steps

 

Part two – Focussed Practical Tasks To get us ready for designing, we carried out a series of tasks. 1) Testing out ways of stiffening paper using folding, rolling and layering. 2) Exploring strong structures using lego to build bridges 3) Exploring and testing stable structures using lego to build chairs. Our final task was […]

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Published Date: 18th September 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Design and Technology Project Week in Year 3

 

Part one – Investigating and Evaluating We started our project by learning about free-standing structures – What do they all have in common? We learned the terms stable and strong. We then had our design brief explained – we are going to make our own picture frame! Step one was to evaluate existing frames:  we […]

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Published Date: 18th September 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

BeeBot and Cooperation

 

Year 3 have been learning some new computing language with BeeBot this half term – algorithm, input, output and debugging. We have been working as teams to program BeeBot to find treasure and then to follow a track created in rulers.  We have managed to progress from programming his input step by step, to finally […]

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Published Date: 16th September 2017
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

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


 

The Iron Man is here!

 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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