Year 3’s trip

On Monday we visited Wellholme part as part of our Science trip. While we were there we carried out a few experiments. We used the skate ramp to conduct an investigation to find out how far a car would travel the further up the ramp it started. We went on a nature hunt to discover all the weird and wonderful things we could find. We also went on a magnet hunt to find all the different things we could that were magnetic, some which were rather unexpected!

Then to finish off the day after our lovely picnic in the sun, we enjoyed a game of rounders. The children loved it!

Daily mile

This week we have decided in year 3 to join in the daily mile. Yesterday was the first day we took part as we introduced it during our pe lesson. The children were very enthusiastic about it and challenged themselves to complete the distance… let’s see how many days the enthusiasm will last!

Herb garden

Im year 3 we have also planted some herbs which we are going to look after throughout this term. Hopefully, we will have some freshly grown pizza herbs by the end of the term and to celebrate we can try them out by making some delicious pizzas! 

What do plants need?

As part of our plants topic, we have been investigating what plants need in order to survive. The children then decided they’d like to carry out an investigation to see if a plant would survive with one of those necessities taken away. We’ve planted sunflower seeds in: a cup with no soil, one without water, one in a cupboard with no light, one in a fridge with no warmth, one with cling film over to limit the amount of space it has and one with all its needs. The children have predicted what they think will happen and why and hopefully we will be able to see some results before half term! Whilst we were out planting, this also gave us a great opportunity to explore the wildlife garden in this glorious weather!

Book swap

As part of our save the planet topic, we decided to hold a book swap in year 3. This was a top tip given to us by George who was busy saving the planet by lunchtime with the help of his grandpa. He explained to us that letting other people reuse things that we no longer want is a brilliant way to create less waste. The children brought in books and were given a golden ticket in return to then redeem a new book someone else had brought in. The children absolutely loved the idea of new books to look through and to be able to take home and enjoy.

Money person’s trash is another person’s treasure!

Let’s see what colour they will go

During our Science topic last week, we investigated the way in which water I’m transported through a flower.

Exciting vocabulary

During our work on The Varmints book, we have explored the use of lots of new vocabulary to use in our writing. Words such as intimidating, bleak, destroying, hostile were just some of the words the children then began t

The Varmints

This term our topic is year 3 save the planet! Some of our literacy lessons will be based around this book, The Varmints.

In the face of overwhelming urbanization and recklessness, creatures struggle to preserve the peacefulness of nature they once knew. Selfless acts of love plant the seeds of change that will ultimately prove the salvation of his world.

What’s the time?

During time week, we went back to understanding how a clock works and we made our own, making sure we had all the 5 minute intervals on as well as colouring in the past and to. Children then had this to refer back to in their books throughout the week. I also now have a time teller of the day which they seem to be loving!


During Literacy, the children have been making adverts to sell a tool that they have made. In Stig of the Dump, Barney finds a tool that Stig has made from a TV aerial and picture wire. The children came up with objects around the class or their home that they could use to make a tool and then persuade people to buy it. They followed this up then with a letter of persuasion.

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