Year 3 Gallery

Welcome to Year 3’s online photo album!

Roman Ribchester!

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.

Investigating shadows

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.

Roman Artwork

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!

Inside view

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.

Sukkah Shelters

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.