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A week in Year 3

Published on Tuesday 2 July 2019 by Mrs Ferguson.

We have been super busy these past few weeks. We have started a new topic looking at light and plants! We planted our own plants which was very exciting!

A week in Year 3

We have also been busy recording our DVD for the DVD competition. We can't wait to share our production with parents!

A week in Year 3

Here are some pictures from our DVD to give you a little taster :)

A week in Year 3

Dates for diary;

Friday 5th July CFest

Tuesday 16th July pm KS2 Sports Day

Friday 19th July 11:15am Year 3 Prize giving


New Term New Topic

Published on Thursday 6 June 2019 by Miss Adlington.

This week has been the start of our final half term in Year 3 and we started our brand new Geography topic; The Water Cycle. We started looking at key terminology of the features of mountains and rivers. Here we are creating our own river in the classroom and discussing the features.

New Term New Topic

Just a reminder that P.E days this term are Wednesday and Thursday. Please can we ask that children have a full P.E kit in school on those days, including suitable footwear (trainers/plimsoles) and earrings/jewellery are removed. Thank you.

New Term New Topic


Designing and Making Shelters in Year 3

Published on Wednesday 22 May 2019 by Miss Adlington.

Looking at homes from The Stone Age inspired us to design and create our own shelters! We designed a shelter in partners, looking at a variety of different materials, and discussed which would be useful for a strong structure that could stand up and withstand bad weather. We then discussed the meaning and use of 'diagonal struts' to strengthen our structures. Here we are having lots of fun making our shelters!

Designing and Making Shelters in Year 3


Stone Age Shelters and Camps

Published on Thursday 9 May 2019 by Miss Adlington.

This week we've looked at both the camp from Stone Age Boy and the variety of different Stone Age shelters from the three different Stone Age periods; Paleolithic Period, Mesolithic Period and Neolithic Period. We worked in groups to recreate parts of a Stone Age camp, in our outdoor area. Children looked at shelter, preparing food and tools and camp fires. We then examined the different structures and homes back in the classroom and compared the different periods. An exciting part of our topic that the children thoroughly enjoyed!

Stone Age Shelters and CampsStone Age Shelters and Camps

Stone Age Shelters and CampsStone Age Shelters and Camps


Extreme Reading

Published on Thursday 2 May 2019 by Miss Adlington.

A huge well done to Lydia and Eve for winning the Extreme Reading Challenge for years 3 and 4! Lydia has read with the pirates and in the deep blue sea with the sharks! Eve managed to read in the cockpit of an airplane! Amazing effort, girls.

Extreme Reading


Science Boffins

Published on Wednesday 20 March 2019 by Miss Adlington.

This week we were lucky enough to have a Science Boffin workshop where we learned all about Space and our Solar System. There were some fantastic contributions and all the children worked very hard to win the Space quiz. Why not ask your child about the rhyme they learnt to remember all the planets in The Solar System?

And of course, the children looked fantastic dressed up as scientists! Thank you to all the families for their efforts towards costumes!

Science Boffins


Mathletics Winners in Year 3

Published on Wednesday 20 March 2019 by Miss Adlington.

A huge well done to Ella and Sophie for their fantastic effort towards the March Mathletics challenge. Their scores were fantastic and they completed all their assigned activities. Super work, girls!

Mathletics Winners in Year 3


What have we been up to in Year 3 this week?

Published on Thursday 14 March 2019 by Miss Adlington.

What a busy week we have had in Year 3. In maths we have been looking at length and measuring in centimeters, millimeters and meters. Everybody made sure they were very precise in their measuring skills and we even converted centimeters into millimeters.

In topic we explored different settlements and understood key words such as; urban, rural, hamlet, village, town and city. We discussed and described what the characteristics and features were of each settlement and identified such settlements in our local area and county.

As well as this, we also revisited local maps and even sketched our own local map whilst analysing the route we take to Crook Library and the route we take to go swimming each week. We plotted the route on our sketched maps of Crook. Super map skills, Year 3!

This week we are taking part in our yearly Mathletics challenge. Lots of tasks have been assigned to the children and the challenge is to see who can earn the most points! The winner will be announced next week. Who will be the Year 3 challenge winner?!

What have we been up to in Year 3 this week?


World Book Day in Year 3

Published on Thursday 7 March 2019 by Miss Adlington.

For World Book Day 2019 each year group looked at a particular author. The author we chose in Year 3 was Tom Fletcher. 3A focused on The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet and 3F focused on The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess. The children came in dressed up and looked amazing! We had characters from The Creakers, The Christmasaurus, There's a Dragon in Your Book and much, much more! Well done to all the children and their families for the wonderful effort towards World Book Day costumes so we could see Tom Fletcher's characters come alive and most importantly, thank you for the fantastic reading that happens at home.

World Book Day in Year 3


Welcome back!

Published on Thursday 28 February 2019 by Miss Adlington.

This week was kicked off by the children bringing their favourite chocolate bar into school in order for it to inspire their own chocolate bar design. Everybody used play dough to create their own bar and used their imagination to think of scrumptious ingredients to include. They then designed their own packaging and thought of persuasive vocabulary to use for their own advert.

Welcome back!

As part of our local study, this week we started looking at the local artist Norman Cornish, who was from Spennymoor. We looked at his mining paintings and tried to recreate and sketch one of his pieces of art.

Welcome back!

For golden time this term 3A will be doing football and 3F will doing outdoor adventure. Please ensure sensible and appropriate outdoor clothing is brought into school every Friday. Thank you.

Welcome back!Welcome back!