Year 3 2017 - 2018

Mrs Page

Miss Murdock

Mrs Down

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back!

How wonderful it was to see the children after their summer break and to hear all their news.

We were also delighted to have the opportunity to meet with so many family and friends at our recent information evening.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 3 team should you have any questions or queries.

During the year ahead, we look forward to sharing our many learning experiences with you.

Watch this space…


17. 11. 17

Year 3 have certainly rocked this week!

Following our edible rock investigations, it was time for our budding geologists to turn their attention to a variety of other rock samples.  

Research and discussions have shown the children just how varied the appearance and physical properties of rocks can be.  Click here to take a closer look at what we did!

The children are certainly building an impressive collection of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, from both near and far, and we look forward to discussing them further.   

We also look forward to fascinating fossils in the week to come …


10. 11. 17

What is under your feet?

This week, we spent time answering this question. By creating our 'dirt pudding', the children developed a greater understanding about the layers below them. We began with the inner, outer core and mantle before discussing the crust, bedrock, subsoil, top soil and finally organic matter/leaf litter. Amazing!

Next week, we look forward to observing, discussing and sorting our edible rocks. Look out for our photographs.

In the weeks to come, we will continue learning more about both multiplication and division and our homework will reflect this.

Why not take a look at the A* app to support spelling consolidation. It is a free downloadable app that enables the children to input their specific spellings, as well as record them, ready for testing.  True independent learning. 


3. 11. 17

Rock on!

We have been really excited about our 'Rock and Roll' topic this week. The children have certainly impressed us when sharing their current knowledge. They have been asking plenty of thoughtful questions too! Is a rock a fossil? What and where are the rarest rocks? What does volcanic mean? Wow!

We look forward to answering these and many more questions as we dig deeper into our topic!

From next Tuesday, Year 3 Homework Club will commence. The children are welcome to bring any of their homework and queries along. 


20. 10. 17

This week, while learning more about light, we conducted a shadow investigation. The children spent time in and out of the classroom noticing shadows. They thought about how shadows are created and, over the course of a day, looked for patterns in the shadows they saw. Fascinating! Why not choose to investigate them further when the sun is shining?

Click here to take a look at our investigation.


13. 10. 17

Another exciting week was had in Year 3!

Our focus in Maths has been simple subtraction and subtraction with renaming. We deepened our understanding of the regrouping and renaming strategies.

This week, also saw Year 3 complete the final rehearsals of their Bollywood dance. We can’t wait to performing for our Year 2 friends next week.

Next week, we celebrate St Luke’s Day with Rev Nicol and also look forward to completing our Kandinsky paintings. We’ll be sure to post some photographs.

Congratulations to our Year 3 Superstars!

Megan and Isaac from 3P

Dylan and Lily from 3DM


6. 10. 17

Year 3 have been enjoying excellent hockey coaching from the team from Formby Hockey Club. After our skills-based sessions we hope to mix the classes and have a mini tournament.

We are reading The Twits by Roald Dahl and were horrified by the description of the Twits' ghastly garden. We decided to use our senses to describe our meadow and these pictures show the children making notes of what they can see, hear, touch and smell. Their written descriptions were fantastic!

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us as we celebrated Harvest in church last Monday. Both classes received a class superstar certificate and, in true Willy Wonker style, 5 Golden Tickets! Well done to Year 3, we were very proud of you and many have said it was a lovely service. Mrs Cowey enjoyed our song 'Autumn Days' so much, she practised it in hymn practice!

Take a look at the pictures here!


29. 9. 17

Year 3 have had such a busy week, with hockey training, Bollywood dancing and a visit to church to practise our Harvest Celebration! We hope you can join us on Monday for our service, 3P at 9.30 and 3DM at 10.15. Both classes will attend both services to join in with our singing of Autumn Days. We look forward to seeing you there.

22. 9. 17

What a fantastic week we have just had!

The children have certainly enjoyed learning more about light and which materials and objects are reflective. We will continue in our search for further examples, so any opportunity to investigate at home would be brilliant.

We have also been working on our Harvest service and look forward to sharing it with you at church on the 2nd of October.

Brighter days allowed for energetic hockey lessons outside but we didn’t mind the weather for our Bollywood dancing! What a treat. The children were enthusiastic throughout and relished every moment. Jai Ho!

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