Year 3

Year 3 – Today you are you, that is truer than true.

Features of a newspaper

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 12:09 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For this week’s homework, we are bringing home a newspaper article and have to identify the features. We can also use an article at home to find the features as extra.


Here are the features with a brief description of what it is to help.

Headline – usually only four or five words. It tries to attract the interest of the reader by telling them what the story is about, in a short and interesting way.

By-line – who wrote the article.

Introduction – It will set the scene and summarise the main points of the article:

who, what, when, where.

Body – provides more detail about the event, in particular it answers the questions how and why.

Quotes – sometimes articles will include what a person (like an eye-witness or an expert) has said. These will be in speech marks.

Photograph and caption – sometimes articles have a photograph, and a sentence explaining the photograph.

Past tense – language which describes what has already happened in the past e.g. believed not believe or believing, ran not running or run.

Time conjunctions- a conjunction is a linking word such as and, or, but. Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences. The words before, after, as, when, while, until, since, are also conjunctions. They tell when something happens, so they are called conjunctions of time.


We hope this helps. Please ask a class teacher if you are unsure of anything.


Book review

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 2:52 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016

Half term homework – Book review


I apologise for not putting this on sooner, we will give an extra week for the book review if you haven’t done it already and will discuss how to blog properly tomorrow with the class.

Can you write a book review for your favourite book or a book you have read recently.

What is about?
What was good about it?
Who were the characters? What were they like?
What could be better about it?
Who would you recommend it to?

Leave your review as a comment underneath this post.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

cave painting

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 4:35 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016

Maple class have had an incredible afternoon of creating cave paintings. Some of us went out a collected natural materials for our equipment and some of us used chalk.











You have this to look forward to Redwood class!

Start to the Year

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 2:05 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Well, we have really jumped head first into year three with a lot going on.

The first two weeks were our collapsed curriculum and the whole school learnt about something to do with Northampton. We looked at the life of Walter Tull and discovered why he was such an inspirational person in history. Here are a few of our Walter Tull pictures, created using powder paint colour mixing for the background and pencil drawing portraits.

Walter Tull art on PhotoPeach

Maple class have their class assembly coming up and here are the lyrics to help us remember the song.

The fields are green
The sky is blue
The River Nene goes winding through
The market square is Cobblestoned
It shakes the old dears to their bones
A finer town you’ll never see
A finer town they’ll never be
Big city lights don’t bother me
Northampton Town I’m proud to be

the hotel end those days are gone
now Sixfields roars our voices strong
we fill the towers of Wembley
Northampton town I’m proud to be
no finer town you’ll ever see
no finer town they’ll ever be
big city lights don’t bother me
Northampton town I’m proud to be

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