Category Archives: Year 3

Year 3 blog

David Smith – Commonwealth champion

 

You will never guess who visited our school today?… David Smith. He is a commonwealth champion from Glasgow. He can jump over 7 feet 😮 He is a professional high jumper! He is in our school today working with KS2 doing circuit training.  

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Published Date: 19th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

UNICEF rights respecting school

 

Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school. The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group! There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6) We all had to attend our first meeting together on Thursday – it was […]

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Published Date: 30th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y3 Active Planet Entry Point

 

To introduce our new topic ‘Active Planet’, Year 3 imagined Tiverton was to become an earthquake disaster centre!   The children worked brilliantly in their Kagan teams to decide what they would need, how they would organise it, and even produced a news report to inform the local community!   Below are some pictures of […]

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Published Date: 14th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3
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KS2 Sports Day

 

We had a brilliant time in the sunshine this morning. Congratulations to all who participated and huge thanks to Miss Meah and Miss Hale for organising the best sports day ever! Thanks also to parents and families who came to cheer us on. We are really proud of the incredible talents and sportsmanship on display […]

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Published Date: 3rd July 2018
Category: KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Bilbo’s Riddle – Super Singing from Year 3 & 4

 

This term has all been about Treasure and Mrs Baker has taught the children in Year 3 and 4 a hauntingly beautiful melody inspired by J.R.R.Tolkien’s epic story “Lord of the Rings”. What do you think?

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Published Date: 25th May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Barbara Hepworth 3D forms

 

We chose one of our observational sketches to inspire our abstract natural forms.  We learned a new skill of paper mache: 2 layers of newspaper and then cardboard additions to recreate features of the seed heads.  Finally we added a layer of tissue paper to even out the surface. Once dry, we chose natural and […]

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Published Date: 24th May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Geometry Round Robin Challenges

 

After a couple of weeks of intensive learning about shapes and lines, we decided to challenge our team mates using two versions of Round Robin.  In this Kagan strategy, we each think, draw or write our response before sharing in turn.  Our teams gave us immediate feedback and it felt great!   Using Write Round […]

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Published Date: 24th May 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3
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Seed Science – Germination and Growth

 

As part of our Science topic about plants, Year 3 set up an investigation to test what plants need in order to germinate and then to grow successfully. We planted some cress in cotton wool, sand and soil, watered them and waited. After two days, this is how they looked. All had started to germinate. […]

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Published Date: 16th May 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Tales from the Silk Road – Super Storyteller

 

Today, Year 3 had a surprise visitor – a storyteller, The Spirit of the Silk Road. They told us all about the wondrous journey that silk takes from worm to the luxurious fabric. Before we found out the truth, we had opportunity to imagine the creature that could have created such a beautiful thing. We […]

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Published Date: 10th May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Artist of the term – Barbara Hepworth

 

This term, our artist Barbara Hepworth has proved to be very inspirational for Year 3. So far we have researched who she was,  what media she worked in and what she was inspired by.  We put this into a fact file in our sketchbooks. This week, we have been getting ready to move onto some […]

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Published Date: 2nd May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Plants – Growing Our Science Knowledge.

 

Today, we began our new topic “How does your garden grow?” We got started by using the Kagan Strategy Timed Pair Share where we had 30 seconds each to share what we think we already know about plants with our partner. We then switched to trios to share with even more partners. When we’ve completed this […]

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Published Date: 17th April 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3
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DT – Final Evaluation

 

We finally got to wrap, then unwrap and taste our design! Yum. We asked ourselves questions like, How well did our snack bar fit the purpose? How could it have been improved? Do you like it in general?   A great project.

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Published Date: 29th March 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Baking our Designs

 

Today, we made our decision about which ingredients we wanted to add.  We wrote our recipe and measured out our dry ingredients using teaspoons, tablespoons and weighing scales – all bagged up and ready to go. Next step was to carry out the recipe and the method, before finally pressing the mixture into the silicone […]

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Published Date: 27th March 2018
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Design and Technology Project – Sensational Snack Bars

 

As the end point to our chocolate topic, we are embarking on a creative project to reinvent healthy alternatives to chocolate bars. We started by looking at what was on offer already – we were very surprised by the amount of sugar in some of the bars we thought were healthy. Next, we had a […]

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Published Date: 26th March 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3
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Rally Robin in Group Reading

 

This week, we were starting the new text Big Bear, Little Brother during group reading.  To start us thinking about the book, we used Rally Robin to take it in turns to say what we could see on the cover.  It was really tricky to describe just what we could see without imagining too much! […]

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Published Date: 20th March 2018
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Learning to Illustrate in the Style of Quentin Blake

 

Last week, Year 3 read the poem The Trouble with My Brother, by one of our favourite poets Brian Patten. What a trouble that brother was too! This week, we are writing a short illustrated narrative inspired by this somewhat gruesome tale.  As we have been really enjoying the illustrations of Quentin Blake in our […]

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Published Date: 13th March 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Beautiful assembly

 

Well we certainly had a treat today with Miss Wyatt and her friends performing for us! They played some music by a composer called J.S.Bach – it was incredible. Thank you Jo and Steve for visiting us 😃  

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Published Date: 6th March 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Year 3 Maths Inspire Workshop “Inside the Factory”

 

This morning, Year 3 were thrilled to welcome some of our parents to a challenging Maths inspire workshop based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We had to solve several challenges using the RUCSAC method and team work to solve the mystery of which Ooompa Loompa was spying in the factory.  We managed to find […]

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Published Date: 5th March 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

The Winners Are…

 

We held a competition for the best dressed character from Nursery to Year 6. Take a look at our winners: Ladybird in Nursery Tiger in Reception  Cat in the Hat in Year 1 Mary Poppins in Year 2 Goth Girl in Y3 Willy Wonka in Year 4 Hetty Feathers in Year 5       […]

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Published Date: 1st March 2018
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Escher Inspired Tessallation

 

Our artist of the term is M.C.Escher and we have been trying to recreate some of his tessallation artworks. We used a technique called “Nibble and Add on” to create our template, before imagining what our newly created shape could be. (Can you spot the mouse, the piranha and the dinosaur?)  It was a real […]

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Published Date: 27th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Year 3 and 5 – Our Exhibition at the MAC

 

As we blogged a few months ago, Year 3 and 5 were extremely fortunate to have been involved in an exciting photography project entitled “I am me; We are us” in collaboration with Mark and Esther from INFUSE dance. Today was the culmination of all that hard work! We were invited to the MAC to […]

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Published Date: 31st January 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 5


 

Making Muscles

 

In science today, we continued our learning about the body by creating ‘muscles’ that relax and contract.  It really illustrated to us how amazing our   muscles actually are.

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Published Date: 30th January 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Chocolate Excitement at Cadbury World!

 

This term, Year 3’s new IPC topic is Chocolate! So when planning our exciting entry point, there was only one place we could visit – Cadbury World! We are so lucky that this real-life chocolate factory is within walking distance of our classroom and so we set off under blue (but chilly) skies for a […]

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Published Date: 25th January 2018
Category: Year 3


 

Solving Division Problems Together

 

Today, we were practising our dividing skills using the Kagan cooperative learning structure – Showdown. We had a set of questions (with the correct answer) face down on the table, then we took it in turns to be the captain – whose job it was to read out the question. The rest of the team […]

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Published Date: 24th January 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3
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Riverside ‘Adventures in Oz’

 

This morning, we were treated to another amazing show from Riverside Performing Arts, featuring singing, dancing and amazing acrobatics! Which was your favourite song? What messages did the play teach us?

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Published Date: 19th January 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Skeleton Science

 

Today in Year 3, we were beginning our learning about the human skeleton. We started off by discussing what we already knew, before finding out all about the different bones in our body. We had a go at drawing a human (by drawing round our friends) before trying to picture and add in where all […]

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Published Date: 17th January 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 3


 

Perimeter Problems

 

Today, Year 3 learned a new concept during their maths lesson – Perimeter. We learned that this meant measuring the length of each side around the outside of the shape.  When we had measured each side, we then added them together to find the perimeter.

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


 

Baby ball room

 

Today we had the privilege of seeing some professional ballroom dancing from Miss Meah’s younger brother. They were incredible and have definitely inspired some of us to start dancing. Our chins were literally on the floor. They were amazing!!!  

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Published Date: 24th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, 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