Category: Class 3

Year 3 – investigate magnets

In Science Class 3 were investigating different shaped magnets to find out which one attracted the most paperclips. We used a bar, ring, button, paddle and horseshoe magnet. Which one do you think is the strongest?

Year 3 – Think Tank visit

Yeaar 3 had a great day out at Think Tank science museum in Birmingham. Lots of hands-on exhibitions to explore, a Lego coding workshop followed by outdoor exploration in the science garden.

Year 3 and 4 visit Beeston Locks

Our recent trip to Beeston Locks has left us buzzing with excitement!  We explored the history of this magnificent canal, uncovering tales of its role in transporting coal and lace.

We compared the canal to the River Trent and Amazon River, discussing how the canal is a man-made marvel, while the River Trent flows and Amazon River flow naturally.

Later on, we conducted a survey to observe and record the different types of people and transport passing us by on the busy canal and canal path. From cheerful boaters to cyclists whizzing through. The sheer diversity reminded us how active and vibrant our local area is.

Year 3 and 4 perform at Nottingham Playhouse

Calling all Shakespeare enthusiasts! Our brilliant Year 3 and 4 children have outdone themselves yet again! They recently took part in the prestigious ‘Schools Massive’ project, where they performed excerpts from the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that out of numerous schools, we were selected as one of only six to participate in this incredible project! And what’s more, they showcased their talents on the renowned Playhouse Stage – one of the biggest in the country!

We couldn’t be prouder of our students! Their commitment and passion for the arts are truly remarkable. This experience has not only deepened their love for Shakespeare but also provided them with invaluable skills in storytelling and performance.

Primary Futures – Raising career expectations

Class 3 and 4 had a very inspiring afternoon on Wednesday meeting Alison and Richard. As part of the ‘Inspiring Futures’ project, Alison and Richard came to talk to us about their careers. Alison works for the NHS and Richard works for the Environment Agency in flood management. What will class 3 and 4 do in the future?

Year 3 are designers and coders!

Year 3 pupils have completed their nightlights! They wired up their Crumble kits, connected the Sparkles and a light-dependent resistor (LDR). After, pupils wrote a program to make the sparkle change colours.

What amazing designers and coders we have!

Year 3 – Hook Day

Class 3 have really enjoyed getting hooked into our new rainforest project. Lots of engaging activities including; using pastels to create brightly coloured parrots, colouring some patterns inspired by the indigenous Kayapo tribe and making a rainforest in a jar. A busy and creative day!

Year 3 and 4 Stone Age Parent Art Workshop

Parents enjoyed travelling back in time to the Stone Age. The children shared their Beaker pots and how they used the clay coiling method. Using their art skills they taught parents how to blend with chalk and pastels.  Working together, families created amazing pieces of art.

Pupils reading for pleasure!

Well done to our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils for completing another reading bookmark. They certainly do enjoy reading for pleasure.

Year 3 – Safer Internet Day

Today was Safer Internet day across school and Year 3 created a timeline of internet milestones, deciding at what age young people might experience them. We discussed how they felt about online bullying and unreliable information, and who can help us deal with this.

Year 3 – Forest Schools at Wollaton Park

What a busy and fun-filled afternoon class 3 have had at Wollaton Park doing Forest School activities; looking at what’s inside a tree, bug hunting and bark rubbing.

We even had time for a hot chocolate!

Year 3 – Diverse families

As part of our wider opportunities lesson today, we have been learning about diverse families. We read the story of Grandad’s Camper and we celebrated the different families in class 3.

Year 3 – Forest Schools

Class 3 had a fabulous afternoon with Ms Turner-Jones carrying out a variety of Forest School activities. These included; making fire with a flint and steel, whittling sticks with a potato peeler to make a spear, bug hunting and making a swing. Great fun was had by all!

Year 3 – Forest Schools

Year 3 children had a fabulous afternoon carrying out a variety of Forest School activities. These included; building a swing, making fire with a flint and steel, whittling sticks with a potato peeler to make a spear and bug hunting.

Year 3 at Nottingham Contemporary

Class 3 had a lovely morning at the Nottingham Contemporary at their Hollow Earth exhibition. The exhibition brings together a wide range of responses to the image and idea of the cave. We learnt about the importance of caves from the Stone Age until the modern age. 

Year 3 Stone Age Hook Days

Class 3 had two fabulous hook days. We tasted seeds and berries that the Stone Age people would have eaten. We used chalk to create hand paintings and drew cave paintings on a stone. We made tools and weapons that the Stone Age people would have used. We are already hooked in to our new project!

Year 3 learn about friction

In our science lesson this afternoon we carried out an experiment to find which surfaces create the least and most friction by putting a car down a ramp. The higher the ramp was, the more friction there was between the car and the surface.

Year 3 sing with Nottingham Music School

This morning, Class 3 had a fabulous singing session with Alex from the Nottingham Music Service. We sung our hearts out!

Years 3 and 4 visit Theatre Royal, Nottingham

As part of local history week Year 3 and 4 visited the Theatre Royal to learn all about its past. They learnt that the first show was called ‘A School for Scandal’ in 1865 and that the theatre only took 6 months to build and cost £15,000!

Years 3 and 4 at Jorvik Viking Centre!

What a fabulous day Years 3 and 4 had in York! They became archaeologists, digging for artefacts. They also found out about Viking medicine and went around the Jorvik museum to find out about daily life of the Vikings.  The children gained lots from this hands-on experience as well as seeing part of the historical city of York.

Year 3 and 4 Viking Day at Wollaton Park!

Year 3 and 4 had a great Viking day at Wollaton Park, with lots of hands on activities and learning more about the Vikings.

Year 3 visit Wollaton Park

Class 3 had a gorgeous day at Wollaton Park. We met ‘Mary Anning’ this morning, a world-famous palaeontologist, and learned about all the fossils she discovered. This afternoon we had lots of fun in the play area!

Year 3 – Our Futures project

Class 3 had a wonderful afternoon with the ‘Our Future’ team. We had a chance to program Vernie the robot to follow a track, then we spoke to two volunteers and tried to guess what special job they did. In the end we discovered one was a radiographer and the other an engineer!

Year 3 Book Cafe

Class 3 had a gorgeous afternoon at the ‘book cafe’, reading our new books from the Young Readers Programme and National Literacy Trust. We shared and swapped books and discussed our choices. We are making recommendations for the school library and for our final personal book order!

Year 3 become Romans

Class 3 had a simply fabulous day being Roman soldiers and archaeologists. They learned how to play Roman board games and about the diet of Roman soldiers. Thank you parents who made some amazing costumes and, of course, to our Roman visitor!

Year 3 create animations

In computing, Class 3 learned how to create animations. We used lots of new skills, including duplicating frames, adding sound and onion skinning! Tomorrow, we will use these skills to make our own Roman invasion animation.

Year 3 paint Roman busts

Class 3 enjoyed painting their Roman busts and adding embellishments as part of their Wider Opportunities session. Don’t they look beautiful?!

Year 3 celebrate World Book Day

Class 3 had a fantastic World Book Day with the Nottingham Library Service. They heard The Plesiosaur’s Neck read to them by the author Jonathan Emmett and Palaeontologist Dr Adam Smith, as well as some great story telling from Robin Smith. Everyone got to choose a World Book Day book to take home as a thank you from the library.

Year 3 Project Hook Day

Year 3 have been busy during their hook days to launch into their new project: ‘Can we survive without robots?’ They have designed and built robot models, completed effective chalk drawings and created robot personas! The classroom is already full of robots!

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