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Year 3

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Easter Egg Hunt

We have had so much fun today in Woodpecker class. To celebrate completing another fantastic half term we

were able to compete in an Easter egg hunt - we found all 30 eggs and lots of yummy sweets!! We are looking forward to a well-deserved Easter break! 

Year 3 - Magpie - Teddy Bear Picnic Preparations

In Magpie Class, we are having a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Friday. Every afternoon, we have been making preparations for the picnic. We have made our very own clothing items for the bears, created table decorations and have designed a teddy friendly menu! Take a look at some of our fantastic creations!

Year 3 - Magpie - Angle Monsters

For our practical maths lesson, we created our very own ‘Angle Monsters’. These Monsters like to eat obtuse, acute and right angles. The monsters went on a hunt around school, spotting any angles they could eat!  We found lots of right-angles for the monsters to enjoy!

Year 3 - Magpie - Kandinsky Circles

In Magpie class, we have studied the famous abstract painter, Wassily Kandinsky. We looked at a piece of his artwork called Concentric circles. We discussed what we thought the painting represented and looked at the different colours used. We discussed how different colours and shades can represent different feelings and emotions. We sketched out our own designs before using colours which represented how we was feeling. 

Year 3 - Magpie - Planting

In Magpie class, we planted carrot seeds ready for our new outdoor garden. We worked with Mrs Percy who taught us lots about the carrot growing sequence. We learnt what type of soil they like, what growing conditions they require and how much water they need. We can't wait to watch them grow! 


Year 3 - Woodpecker - Maths Monsters

In our maths lessons this week, we have been learning all about angles. For our practical lesson, we adventured around the school to try and find as many different angles as possible. Using our angle monsters, we were able to identify whether the angles were acute, obtuse or right angles. 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Theme Park Creations

In Woodpeckers class this week, we have been designing and creating our very own roller coaster parks! We all worked in small teams to create the most exciting and stimulating park filled with rides, circus tents and food stalls! We had so much fun.

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Carrot Planting

It has been so lovely to be back together this week after such a long time apart! To add to this week excitement, Woodpeckers have had the chance to plant their very own carrots this week with Mrs Percy. We can’t wait to see how big and delicious they turn out to be!

Year 3 - Lake Monster Creations

In Year 3, we have been learning about the mystery of the Loch Ness monster! We decided to design and create our very own lake monsters! Children at home, became very creative, making models, paintings and creating beautiful, detailed drawings! In school, we used water colours to create our monsters. Have a look at our monster creations!

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Christmas Showcase

ONE TWO TREE... ACTION! Can we have a round of Santa-plause for our amazing efforts in our 2020 Christmas performance. Our nativities are a little different this year, so we have been making and designing props in Woodpeckers to go in our section of the Christmas production. We are all so excited to see it all come together!

Year 3 - Woodpecker - DT Christmas Showcase

In Woodpeckers we have been getting into the Christmas spirit by making our very own Santa clay models. All of our families are excited to see our final master-pieces when they are put on display in our whole school DT Christmas showcase!
In Woodpeckers we have been getting into the Christmas spirit by making our very own Santa clay models. All of our families are excited to see our final master-pieces when they are put on display in our whole school DT Christmas showcase!

Year 3 - Magpie - Celebrating our Hobbies

In Magpie class, we have been celebrating and sharing our hobbies and interests. Scarlett made and presented her very own PowerPoint on her tortoise, Sheldon! We then had a mini-French lesson where Edith taught the class how to say colours in French and designed a game of bingo for us to play!

Year 3 - Magpie - Reading Celebrations

In Magpie class, we are so proud of Shivesh who has read 100 times! What an achievement! To celebrate, there was a special present under the class Christmas tree this morning! A huge well done, Shivesh, we are all so proud of you!

Year 3 - Mystery Package

In Year 3, we were very surprised to discover a mystery package in the forest! We had to be very careful around the unusual box and Mrs Percy made sure the package was carefully handled. We have had lots of discussions around where the box might have come from and what might be inside... We are going to write to York Press to inform them about our exciting discovery! 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Stone Age Stew

In Woodpeckers we have been learning all about the Stone Age and how early Brits lived. We researched into what cavemen ate and we discovered that they enjoyed cooking a Stone Age stew. Therefore, we set off on a caveman hunt around the school to find and catch all of the ingredients that was needed to create the delicious meal. 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Diwali

Within RE we have learnt all about the Diwali festival and we discovered the beautiful rangoli patterns that are used throughout the Diwali celebration. We therapeutically painted our very own patterns and some are now hanging beautifully on the walls in our corridor learning area!  

Year 3 - Magpie - Diwali

In Magpie class we have been learning about Diwali! Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world, it is also called the Festival of Light! We created our own Rangoli patterns using paint. When our paintings are finished, they are going to be framed and put-on display in our new working space!

Year 3 - Magpie and Woodpecker - Children in Need competition

To celebrate Children in Need, we took part in the Joe Wicks 24-hour PE challenge! We had a competition against Woodpecker class to see which class would be crowned the sports champions! We took part in a game of basketball followed by a penalty shootout! Reuben scored the winning penalty and Magpie class were crowned the winners!

Year 3 - Magpie - Stone Age Poo!

In Magpie class, we have been investigating prehistoric poo samples to learn more about the Stone Age diet. We worked in groups to dissect the samples and discussed the items included. We then thought carefully about why these food items were including in their diet. We had a very gross but fun afternoon! 

Year 3 - Woodpecker - Halloween

Look at what we've been up in Woodpecker class if you dare!!! To celebrate Halloween we dressed up in our scariest outfits which left Miss Poulter shaking at the knees! We also had great fun making and designing our very own spooky pop out cards which we took home to surprise our family and friends. 


Year 3 - Magpie - Halloween Party!

In Magpie class, to celebrate completing our reading chart, we had a Halloween party! We dressed up in some amazing Halloween costumes and decorated the classroom with some spooky accessories. We listened to some spooky stories, made Halloween pop-up cards and danced the afternoon away!

Year 3 - Magpie - Magpie Reading

In Magpie class, we have all been working extremely hard to finish our reading chart and we are all so thrilled to discover we have finished in 4th place! Mr McGann set us all a challenge to complete the chart by Monday, which we achieved! He has rewarded us with Ronnie the rhino! We also have a very special Halloween party on Friday to celebrate our success!

Year 3 - Woodpeckers - Hello Yellow

In Woodpeckers class, we thoroughly enjoyed celebrating mental health awareness day by all dressing up in our fantastic vibrant yellow outfits! We also had lots of fun reading the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds which taught us that it is OK to make mistakes and that mistakes can help us gain confidence and take risks. We used our own dot to create some marvellous and unique pieces of art! 

Year 3 - Woodpeckers - Cave Paintings

This half term in Woodpeckers we have started learning about the Stone Age and what life was like 12,000 years ago! We have researched into the cave paintings that archaeologists have discovered and we have made our very own using natural materials such as dirt!!  

Year 3 - Magpie - Hello Yellow

In Magpie class, we created our own dot inspired art work from the book, 'The Dot' by Peter Reynolds. The book taught us that it is okay to make mistakes and that mistakes can help us gain confidence and take risks. We loved seeing how everyone's dot was adapted and changed into something wonderful!  

Year 3 - Magpie - Completing our cave paintings

In Magpie class, we have been making our very own cave paintings. Last week, we prepared our canvas by staining paper with tea and mud. This week, we used paint and our fingers to create our own artistic designs!

Year 3 - Magpie - Cave painting preparations

This week in Art, we have been making preparations for our very own cave paintings. We decided to tea stain our paper to create an old looking effect. We also used mud and gravel to create texture. Once our paper has dried, we are going to add on our own animal illustrations using mud and sticks!

Year 3 - Magpie - Senses Walk

This week in English, we are writing our very own Autumn senses poem! We went on an adventure in the forest to think about what we could see, hear, touch and smell. We found lots of wonderful things to write about in our poem, including the howling wind and rustling leaves.