Category Archives: Year 3

Year 3 blog

Year 3 World Book Day Poetry Project

 

Year 3 had a brilliant time reading, writing and performing poems over World Book Week. Below is a link to our final project- a poem we all wrote together about why we play.   https://youtu.be/fQXOZ8R8qDA

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Published Date: 8th April 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

UNICEF RRSA Inspire Workshop KS2

 

Thank you to all the parents who attended our first UNICEF RRSA workshop this morning. We learned a lot about the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and had fun taking part in lots of short activities. Members of the Steering Group lead a game matching picture cards to specific articles. […]

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Published Date: 27th March 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

World Book Day 2019 – KS2 storyteller

 

This morning, KS2 had a brilliant time with a story teller.  The story was The Story Thief, which is an Anansi story from West Africa.   We knew it wasn’t going to be just any story when we all had to get up and pretend to be different animals from the story! Can you tell […]

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Published Date: 7th March 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Steering Group Assembly and Bronze Award

 

The Tiverton RRSA Steering Group took over yesterday’s assembly to teach us all about UNICEF’s role in disaster relief. We also had the exciting news that our Bronze Award certificate has arrived. Congratulations to everybody on your hard work!

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Published Date: 13th February 2019
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y3 Peter and the Wolf performance

 

Year 3 have been really busy putting together a performance based on Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’.   They wrote their own song and choreographed dance moves to go along with it. The class also split into groups, and composed music to represent each character in the story. We brought all of this work together […]

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Published Date: 11th February 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Wants and Needs

 

We have been busy planning and teaching lessons this week. In our meeting, we explored different activities using the RRSA Wants and Needs cards. Which of the images show things which are essential to our survival and wellbeing, and which are extras, or ‘wants’? Some pictures had us discussing different situations, for example the bicycle. […]

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Published Date: 25th January 2019
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y3 ‘Mouthy Monsters’ D&T Project

 

Y3 have designed and built moving toys this week, which open their mouths when you blow into the straw at the back. Here are some of their builds! (Noah’s monster is Henry VIII!)  

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Published Date: 28th December 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Christmas Lunch

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas lunch today – thank you to our cooks .

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Published Date: 14th December 2018
Category: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Year 3 & 4 Inspire Workshop -Writing Skills

 

This morning, Year 3 and 4 welcomed some of their parents to take part in a series of activities to develop writing skills. They had opportunity to practice: Kinesthetic Spelling – practicing the Year 3 and 4 exception words. Turning speech bubbles into direct speech. Vocabulary – playing a card game to orally build interesting […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Y3 Nature reserve trip

 

We had lots of fun at the nature centre learning all about endangered species, and even getting to watch some of them being fed!  

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


 

Concert Party

 

What a treat we had in school today when some of the KES boys came to visit. We were lucky enough to watch them perform some key Bach pieces to us in assembly – some of us even had a go.    

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Black History Month Celebrations

 

KS2 came together yesterday afternoon to celebrate different aspects of Black History through singing, artwork and dancing. We had an amazing time and would like to thank Miss Meah, Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Baker for the help. What do you think of our masks?  

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y3 Lapworth Museum Trip

 

Year 3 had an excellent time visiting the Lapworth Museum of Geology today, where we learnt all about earthquakes and volcanoes.  

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Published Date: 28th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

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
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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