Year 3 have been
continuing their hard work maintaining the
Nature Reserve - setting up a pond, clearing
weeds and tidying up. Along side this they
have been learning about compasses to link
with their science topic on magnets and
decorating some vegetable growing tubs. Lots
of hard work and learning!
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see a slide-show
Year 3 have really
enjoyed Science Week! We've done lots of
experiments and made plenty of predictions
along the way. We've learnt about forces,
solids and liquids, optical illusions and
Year 3 have had a fantastic
week learning about the history of Weston and it's
schools over the past 200 years. A particular
highlight was our Edwardian Day when children and
teachers dressed up and experienced life as a school
child in the olden days. We sat in rows and in
alphabetical order, wrote lines and had lots of fun.
It was a great way to imagine how children at school
in Weston used to learn.
Year 3 took their
reading to the extreme during Book Week.
They found interesting places and positions
for reading outside. The blustery weather
only made it more extreme!
Year 3 had a fantastic
Muddy Monday this week. We walked up to
Primrose Wood and helped the trustees of the
wood to plant bluebell bulbs. We worked
together to dig holes the right depth and
made sure the bulbs were the correct way up!
Hopefully we'll be able to go back in spring
and see the results of our hard work!
A Visit from a Dentist!
As part of our learning on
healthy eating and teeth, Year 3 were lucky enough
to have a visit from a real life dentist! Dr.
Sitkiewitz came in on Friday morning, along with his
assistants, and taught us all about how to look
after our teeth.
our Muddy Monday sessions we have been
taking our science learning outside. We have
been recreating the human digestive system
and acting out how it separates fats and
carbohydrates. First we drew a huge human
body on the playground, then we got into
coloured groups for the food groups and then
we travelled through the body!
Multi Cultural Week
Y3 really enjoyed
learning about different countries for
Multicultural Week, 3T learning about
Senegal, 3W about South Africa and 3G about
the United Arab Emirates. This involved
making Senegalese wooden masks, finding out
about the life of Nelson Mandela, and
learning all about the amazing
transformation of the U.A.E., imagining what
they would do if they got the chance to go
After another busy Muddy
Monday the wetland ponds are filled with water
and have even been visited by some frogs! We also
put the bird boxes we made up in some trees and very
excitingly we saw a blue tit checking one of them
out this morning! Hopefully we'll have a nest being
It was an exciting
return to Muddy Monday this week as some of
the snowdrop bulbs we planted before
Christmas have now emerged. We marked out a
path through the reserve so that the do not
get stamped on. Meanwhile, work on the
'wetlands' section of the reserve made good
progress with many of the small ponds now
being in place.
Roman Baths Trip
Year 3 had a great day
out at the Roman Baths. We learnt about how
the Romans used the baths and got clean in
very different ways from us. It was a great
chance to learn about the Romans and explore
our city's heritage.
Rodney the Stable Rat
A huge congratulations to all
of the children for their fantastic performance of
this year's nativity, 'Rodney The Stable Rat' on
Monday. They had all worked incredibly hard and
deserved every clap and cheer that they received for
their fabulous singing, dancing and acting. Thanks
to all adults for their support in rehearsing lines,
costume making and audience participation.
Year 3's Muddy Mondays
are now in full swing and on Monday 19th
September the session took an extra exciting
turn of events. During the clearing of our
nature reserve a huge fossil was uncovered. "We were delighted when we found it was a
fossil!" said Dylan and Adam from 3T.
Year 3 hope to display the fossil in the
visitor's centre for their nature reserve,
in the mean time it can be seen in class 3T.
We have had our Celtic Day and
it was a fantastic, fun and learning filled day.
First we drew cave paintings of animals, then we
measure the perimeter of a Celtic camp that was
found in the playground.
In the afternoon we made Celtic knots, dyed fabric
with natural colours like beetroot and turmeric and
finally we learnt a Celtic Warrior dance. As you can
see from the photos [click on the photo to see more] and video, we all had a great
Following the success of our
Year 3 class assemblies we are now well underway
rehearsing for our Christmas play, 'The Bossy
Lines are being learnt, songs are being sung, dances
are being choreographed and costumes are being made.
It is certainly a busy time!
In computing we have been learning how to design and
code animations using Scratch.
Here is an example of what we created.
Julius Caesar Video
As part of our Roman topic we
have been learning about ‘Julius Caesar’ by William
We wrote our own version of the script, made puppets
and then filmed the play using our green screen.
Here is the finished movie, we hope you enjoy it.
Successful Bake Sale
Congratulations to Clarrie and her friends who organised a hugely
successful bake sale.
Clarrie wrote to Mrs. Bull to inform her that
"...today we have raised a total of £53.90 by baking
and selling cakes. We are giving £33.90 to Comic
Relief and £20 to Race for Life."
Well done to all who were involved!
As part of Road Safety Week we used
our computing skills to create road safety
animations. Here is one of the many wonderful
animations that were made in Year 3.
Four Seasons and
In the Autumn
Term KS2 children painted some new screens for the
hall. The fabric paintings of the four seasons
depict different trees that are significant to the
SPRING - Cherry Tree
SUMMER - Willow Tree
AUTUMN - Horse
WINTER - Holly Tree
and November children and Staff have made 200+
ceramic, felt, knitted and crochet poppies. Inspired
by the instillation at The Tower of London children
in every class have made, glazed and planted
poppies. Most of the poppies have been planted
around the horse chestnut tree opposite the school
entrance others are displayed inside the school. In
the following months different flowers will be added
to the instillation transforming it from a poppy
field into a meadow of flowers.
Year 3 Bush Camp
Here are the
photos of our Year 3 camp which took place on the
19th and 20th of June. You will see the children had
a great experience and were fully involved in a wide
range of activities which included; putting up their
tents and then camouflaging them, playing team
games, toasting marsh mallows and singing songs
around the campfire, making fire with flint and
steel, making and cooking bread on a stick, making
lanterns, building bridges and forming human marble
runs to transport a marble across the field. After a
lunch eaten in traditional camp form on our knees
outside, we then de-camped and finally played a
range of team games culminating with a very
impressive water rocket contest.
In 3E our class value
is 'creation'. After using our bibles
(recently presented to us by Weston All
Saints Church) to read the story of creation
in Genesis we then discussed the beauty of
God's creation, our enjoyment of it and how
God gave us the job of looking after it.
Next we wrote some prayers which we have
typed up and edited in our computing lessons
to make a class prayer book. A few examples
are included here.
Sutherland, comic strip creator of comics
such as Beano, spent all of Wednesday 23rd
Oct working with Year 3 pupils. His high
energy, witty and enthusiastic teaching kept
all entertained and everyone thoroughly
enjoyed the day.
end of the day each class had produced their
very own class comic with their very own
caricatures included at the back.