Category: Class 3

Year 3 are Scientists

In Year 3 this afternoon we have been scientists. We have dissected flowers and explored the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants. We learnt new vocabulary such as stamen, anther and filament.

Year 3 Project Exhibition

It was lovely to see so many parents at our project exhibition this morning! We hope you enjoyed the children’s performance and joining in with the freeze framing. 😀

The children have learnt so much about the Egyptians from Susan during the Creative Collaboratives project.

Year 3 become archaeologists

Class 3 were lucky enough to have visitors from the University of Nottingham. We became archaeologists, searching for artefacts and using them to decide who the artefacts belonged to. Some of us even got the chance to dress up as Roman soldiers!

Year 3 visit Beeston Lock

Year 3 had a fabulous field trip today! We went to Beeston Lock to look at the human and physical features of the river and canal. We took photos and did sketches of the features we had identified in our previous map work lesson. We also carried out a Likert scale survey.

Year 3 – Geography

Class 3 have had a fabulous geography day learning all about rivers! We studied the water cycle, learning new vocabulary such as evaporation, condensation and precipitation. We used an atlas to locate rivers in the UK and across the world. The river Nile is the longest river in the world at over 4,000 miles long.

In the afternoon, we learnt about the features and course of a river and worked in groups to create our own models of the upper, middle and lower course of a river.

Year 3 – Weston Park trip

Class 3 had an amazing day at Weston Park museum. We got to see real Ancient Egyptian artefacts and learnt about the people who were buried in the sarcophagus’ we saw. We were told that experts find this information from the hieroglyphs they were decorated with. Later, we learnt about the mummification process then made our own artefacts from modelling clay. A fascinating day!

Year 3 – Ancient Themed Money Containers – Design and Technology

Class 3 are making great progress with their Ancient Egyptian themed money containers. Having designed their own container to represent the time period, they have used their sewing skills to bring their designs to life. So much wonderful talent!

Safer internet day – tech through time

On Safer Internet Day this week, we looked at ‘Tech Through Time’. We looked at how technology has changed and why it is better. We thought about how technology might be in the future and ways it could be used safely.

Year 3 – Creative Collaboratives

We had another fantastic drama session this week with Susan, re-enacting how Howard Carter must have felt on discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb!

Year 3 – 50 things to do at Southwold

Class 3 enjoyed carry out some of their ’50 Things to do at Southwold’ activities. We did some pond dipping, tried to a make a sound with a grass trumpet, made dens and held a ‘scary’ beast!

Year 3 create stained glasss

Year 3 pupils made their very own stained glass cross to represent what they had learned about Good Friday

Year 3 – Computing

Today in Computing Class 3 have been learning more about making animations. We drew, then photographed images to create our frames. We saw how making more frames of a single movement made the movement much smoother.

Year 3 – Creative Collaboratives

Class 3 have had another fantastic afternoon of drama with Susan from Creative Collaboratives. The children have used freeze framing techniques to portray Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. They worked in pairs to shoe Isis, the goddess of healing and then transitioned into Ka who represented the spirit of a person. Brilliant participation by everyone. Mrs Reddings even got to be an Egyptian pharaoh!

Year 3 – Forest Schools

Class 3 had another fabulous afternoon doing Forest School! We made animal footprints in clay, threaded twig necklaces and used a flint and steel to create sparks. In the classroom, Ms Turner-Jones taught us how to tie different knots. We finished the afternoon off with apples roasted on the campfire and coated in cinnamon sugar!

Year 3 – Creative Collaboratives

Class 3 started their Creative Collaboratives sessions yesterday. We are very lucky to be working with Susan Gardner who is teaching us drama techniques through which we are exploring aspects of Ancient Egyptian life.

Year 3 – Forest Schools

Class 3 have loved their first Forest School session! We have climbed trees, done bark rubbings, sawn wood, hunted for bugs and birds amongst lots of other exciting activities. Mrs Reddings loved the worm measurer! We finished the session around the campfire eating smores and drinking hot chocolate. We can’t wait for next week!

Year 3 Hook Day – Ancient Egyptians

Class 3 have had a wonderful hook day learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.

We used clay to make a cartouche and wrote our names in hieroglyphics. We have used repeating patterns to decorate a an Egyptian collar or ‘wesekh’. We decorated a death mask based on the most famous  death mask ever found, that of the boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun.

Year 3 Design & Technology project

Class 3 have started their Design and Technology project, ‘How do I use different sewing techniques and fastenings to create a money container?’

We learned about the famous Louis Vuitton and afterwards we learned 3 new sewing techniques.

Year 3 pop surrealist art work

Class 3 created pop surrealist art work inspired by the Eric Joyner painting, ‘Robot R & R’.

He loves to paint robots and donuts and puts them in different settings. Do you recognise some of the settings in Nottingham that we chose?

Year 3 & 4 Project Exhibition

It was so lovely to see so many of our year 3 and 4 parents at our project exhibition. We used chalk to create Iron Man pictures, used QR codes to find out about the features of Antarctica and finished with a song about the continents. A real showcase of our autumn learning.

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.

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