Year 3 Gallery
Welcome to Year 3’s online photo album!
Stonehenge – We have been thinking about the world heritage site, Stonehenge. We considered how we thought the Stone Age people would have created Stonehenge and how long it would have taken. We talked about the shapes and how Stone Age people would have used it. We were amazed that the Bluestones had come all the way from Wales! After our enquiry work, we created our own Stonehenge using biscuits. Look at our amazing outcomes!
Sukkot – a Jewish harvest celebration
We have been learning about the Jewish festival. The sukkah is a hut which Jews lived in during their years living in the desert after they left slavery in Egypt and before they arrived in the Promised Land (Israel). They build Sukkah shelters to remember that time and God’s provision. We really enjoyed recreating our own mini Sukkahs. We used shoe boxes, and collected autumn twigs and leaves to decorate. Just as with full sized Sukkahs they shouldn’t be ‘perfect’ or ‘fully covered’ as they trust in God’s provision and safety against the elements.
Nippon Taster Session – 12th September
RE – Islam and Henna tattoos
Year 3 have been learning about the different rules that Christians follow in RE. Following this we have been learning about Islam and some of the rules that Muslims follow. We have really enjoyed having some of the children from Year 5 who are also Muslims visiting to share their knowledge, and Amaal’s mum came to teach us more about their faith. Finally Areeb’s mum talked us about Eid and how Muslims celebrate, then did Henna tattoos on many of the children’s hands. The children absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait for their turns, and then to show off the beautiful designs.
Arch Bishop Visitors
We really enjoyed a visit from some pupils from Arch Bishop High School and Mrs Cairns their Languages teacher. They taught a French lesson and played some really fun games in teams against each other to practice their French vocabulary.
Roman Day 2022
We enjoyed Roman Day on Tuesday 3rd May. The children made a fantastic effort to come in Roman dress up and participate in all our activities to help kick start our topic. The morning was spent in the hall: completing Roman Mosaics, creating coins, learning about wax tablets, practising our numerals and relaxing in the Roman Baths. In the afternoon we learnt about Julius Caesar and his two failed attempts to take over Britain, then we became part of the Roman legion and practised our marching. Finally, we enjoyed a Roman Banquet after all our hard work.
Year 3 enjoyed visiting church to learn about the events in Holy Week and how it is celebrated in church. Rev Neil taught us about the Easter story, church events and patiently answered our questions.
On Monday, we enjoyed our visit from Claire at Yogi Group. She spoke to us about different breathing techniques, yoga poses and affirmations. We enjoyed taking part in the sun salutation and the relaxation.
We have been looking at the counties of the UK and researching their locations on a map. We used iPads to find out about different counties and especially Lancashire. We played games and challenged our friends.
Carrying on with our work on rocks, we have looked at the three types of naturally forming rocks – Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous. In true Y3 style, we have done this with the power of chocolate. Kit Kat – Sedimentary, Aero – Igneous and Boost – Metamorphic!
Part of our Science work on rocks meant that we needed to go and explore the rocks around us – looking particularly at how rocks and stones change over time. We decided to go to church to explore the grounds for different types of rocks and look closely at how some rocks may have changed due to the weather!
In Year 3, we have been exploring different types of rocks! We used our magnifying glasses to take a closer look.
After we had finished learning about how Christians celebrate harvest, the children enjoyed finding out about how the Jews celebrate Sukkot. They really enjoyed making their own Sukkah shelters with the autumn leaves and other natural things they found around the school grounds.
Year 3 had a great time learning some new Ju Jitsu moves. The children can also join the Ju Jitsu before school club if they want to.
We have enjoyed a wonderful day in sunny Ribchester! We began our day in the Sculpture Garden, where we had a look at the Ribchester Column – inspired by Trajan’s column in Rome. We then moved onto Ribchester Roman Museum, where the children learned so much about the Roman Empire, invasion of Britain and way of life. As you can see from our photographs, they particularly enjoyed trying on armour and handling weapons and artefacts. We enjoyed an indoor picnic at the village hall before moving onto the Roman Bath House, where we applied our map-reading skills and learned what it would have been like to spend a relaxing day there.
In our Science lessons this term, we have been learning about light including sources of light, sun safety and how shadows are formed.
Over the past few weeks, we have thought hard about what makes ‘the perfect shadow’ and we have investigated the ‘shadow-quality’ of different materials, giving each a 5-star rating. We have learned that opaque materials make great shadows, but transparent materials make poor shadows. The translucent materials made shadows, but they were quite weak ones. We have been able to explain our results using our knowledge of how light travels – ask us and we will explain!
We have today applied this knowledge to create our own ‘shadow-makers’ to decide which of the two best materials – card or foil – creates the very best shadow.
Remembrance Day 2020
We have marked Remembrance Day in school today by observing the two-minute silence at 11am. We have also talked lots about why we wear poppies, the importance of remembering and sharing stories, and the children have shared stories of real-life heroes from their own families.
We have also discussed today’s significance as the centenary of the burial of the unknown soldier at Westminster Abbey and the unveiling of the cenotaph in London.
Taking inspiration from our Roman topic, we have been enjoying getting creative at home! Here are our mosaics and shields… aren’t they fantastic?
We have also been learning Roman numerals in Maths!
wc15.06.20 – A day in the life of a Roman soldier
As part of our topic work, we have learned all about a day in the life of a Roman soldier. Have a look at our storyboards below to find out how hard life was and how committed a soldier had to be. Many of us have decided we would not have liked to be a Roman soldier!
wc15.06.20 – Investigating friction
This week, we have been carrying out our own scientific investigations to find out about friction. As you can see, we really enjoyed ourselves! We have discovered that bumpy and uneven surfaces such as bubble wrap and compost create more friction than flat, smooth surfaces such as wood and cardboard. The greater the friction, the higher our ramps had to be to allow our vehicles to travel. We found out that a greater push force was needed to fight the friction.
Our May home learning
So far this month, we have been… research conductors, PowerPoint creators, leaflet producers, line spotters, rule followers, building designers, e-mailers, story planners, maths whizzes, Zoom quizzers, poets and all-round STARS! Last week, we celebrated Christian Aid Week with our own prayers of love.
We are making Mrs Towers and Mrs Patterson so proud!
Celebrating VE Day
Year 3 worked hard at home all week to prepare for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Have a look at our amazing photos below – as you can see, we had a wonderful day!
Home learning in Year 3, wc 27.4.20
We have had another really busy week at home! Have a look at a selection of our work from last week and prepare to be wowed!
Home learning in Year 3, wc 20.4.20
Here are some of the things we have been up to at home. As you can see, we have been very busy! Please take the time to read our poems at the end of the slideshow, which were written to celebrate St. George’s Day.
Our home learning
Have a look at Isla D’s home project… she has built a fantastic 3D volcano! Half of it shows what a volcano looks like on the outside, and the other half shows what a volcano looks like on the inside. Isla has included a magma chamber, main vent, secondary vent, ash cloud, sedimentary rock and lava flow. Wow, Isla – you are a star!
Who else has built a volcano?
Year 3 are really enjoying gymnastics and trying out some of their moves on various apparatus.
A village walk
Year 3 loved getting out and about in Grimsargh and looking at the different features of our village as part of our geography work. The children had very clear ideas about what they liked and disliked about the village and how it could be improved.
Sukkot is a Jewish festival where the people thank God for freedom from slavery. The children worked in pairs or groups to make Sukkah shelters.