Year 3

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

Aztec gods

Filed under: General News — pawlusek at 10:43 pm on Friday, December 1, 2017

Thank you for your fantastic comments on the previous weeks homework picture. We really enjoyed reading your brilliant descriptions, and it was great to discuss and share these with the class. Thank you and well done!


For your homework please comment on this post with your favourite Aztec god. Remember to explain your choice.


Filed under: General News — pawlusek at 3:44 pm on Friday, November 10, 2017
  1. Practise singing pure immagination.
  2. Mathletics; If you have your Mathletics password from last year, login and view the subtraction task that has been set. If not passwords will hopefully be sent home on Monday evening 13th November.
  3. Reading: Using the picture (link) discuss what you can infer from the picture. What can you tell me about what you can see? Can you think of an appropriate title? Discuss with a sibling or parent about what you notice and post it in the comments of this post 🙂


resource image


We have also had some requests for new spelling jounals. Please use this link to download the spelling journal.

Redwood class celebration

Filed under: General News — pawlusek at 10:00 am on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Please use this link to practise our song for Redwood class celebration. Enjoy 🙂




clay skills

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 12:59 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We had a fantastic opportunity to learn some clay skills with Mrs Watson yesterday. She showed us how to join clay together to make walls, the different patterns we could make and how to make a hollow ball.

Can you spot what equipment we used to make the different patterns?

She then took 12 of us to use these skills to make Chinese dragons. Here are some examples.

clay skills on PhotoPeach

A Journey through Asia

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 4:18 pm on Friday, June 9, 2017

We have been learning a lot about Asia, in particular India. In our drama, we followed a girl named Tashi who was a Tea Leaf Picker. She was not treated very kindly by the Overseer but eventually, with her perseverence and hardwork, she was rewarded. Her friends (monkeys) discovered ‘Cloud Tea’ which was worth a pouch of gold coins. This allowed her to live a more comfortable life and help to provide medicine for her sick mother.

We have really loved this drama topic and felt that Tashi was an amazing character who showed that caring for family and not giving up will have it’s rewards in the end.

Here are also some of our decorated elephants.

Minecraft rainforest islands

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 2:35 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017

We have been using Minecraft to show how we envisage our island. The only criteria we had was that it must have a forest and some kind of shelter. We used our imaginations and creativity to add anything extra.






Magical Island

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 4:51 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Welcome to the Spring term. Our new topic has started off intriguing with little being revealed. All we know if that somehow our classroom has turned into an island.

We have no idea where we are however we have done lots of research to find out.

We have learnt that we are an island, a forest island. So … we used atlases to find all the islands in the world and all of the main rainforests. Some thought we might be in madagascar, some in Australia. All good suggestions. We had to research because a message in a bottle turned up and we need to reply!


We have since become experts about our island – trying to find out as much as we can about rainforests so that we can reply to the letter and send back information pages. Hopefully that will help them find us!

Not only that though… we know that this is no ordinary island. There is magical beings, like fairies and sprites. They have been leaving mysterious notes and have been playing tricks around our classroom. They even showed us some magic!



Here is our artwork relating to this mysterious topic. Maybe you can figure out what it is about! We are definitely looking forward to finding out more.

stormy seas on PhotoPeach

How to light your Roman oil lamp

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 11:26 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tomorrow is Roman Day for us and we are very excited about all of the activities we will take part in. One of which will be making our own Roman oil lamp out of clay. For part of your homework, we would like you to try out your oil lamp with an adult. Here are the instructions and cannot wait to see if they all work!


This MUST be done with an adult!

Once it is dry you can try it out! take a piece of kitchen roll the length of the lamp base – roll and twist it into a thin rope. This will be the lamp wick which draws the oil out of the lamp. In Ancient Rome rolled up linen was often used in a similar way.


Pour some olive oil into the hole in the top of the lamp and wait a while until you can see it soaking into the wick. You can now light the wick.


Finished – this is the perfect light to use at a Roman feast.

The only slight problem with our one was the smell. It was slightly stinky when we blew it out, and gave off quite a sooty smoke. It might be worth experimenting with some different kinds of oils or wicks to see if some other vegetable oils are better, but is likely that olive oil was used in many of these lamps. Did the whole of Rome smell like this in the evenings? It would be lovely to know!

Keep checking back to see updates on the different activities tomorrow and check out our twitter for updates throughout the day.

Fossil finders

Filed under: General News — Miss Bird at 1:59 pm on Thursday, November 24, 2016

We have been learning about how fossils are formed and we were able to create our own fossils using plaster of paris, clay and shells. It really helped us to see how the fossil is created (even though it would take much much longer to form in real life!)

fossil finders on PhotoPeach

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.


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