Year 3

3OB Calculate Perimeter

As part of our measurement topic, 3OB have started to learn about finding the perimeter of 2D shapes. Today, we discussed what the word ‘perimeter’ means and how you can calculate it. In groups, we then created our own 2D shapes and used a ruler to carefully measure the length of each side. Finally, we added the lengths together to find the perimeter in centimetres or millimetres. Take a look at our fantastic learning in action! 

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3RK – Testing Hardness Of Rocks

In 3RK, we have ended our topic based on Rocks, by testing which rock is the hardest? We used a range of scratching tools and investigated which rock material would be most suitable for building a Roman villa. Take a look at us in action!

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3IS Measuring Length

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Weekly review 11th January 2019


Dear Parents,

Welcome back and we hope you had a wonderful break. The children are well rested and eager to take on the new challenges that 2019 has to offer! Preparations for the show are well underway, and we would like to say a big thank you to our Parent Reps who have worked incredibly hard to start getting the costumes sourced during the holidays and this week.

In Literacy, the children are beginning to explore play scripts. They shared what they already know about play scripts and they have made a class tool kit to understand the correct features in play scripts. They have also acted out of different scenes to their class, using stage directions and sound cues.

In Math,s the children are continuing to learn about measure. We have been using Cuisenaire rods to add and subtract different lengths. As usual, we have started with concrete resources, moving onto pictures than moving into the more abstract number sentences.

In Topic, we have been learning about grid references and maps, The children played a game of ‘Battleships’ to help remember to move along horizontally and then vertically when reading a grid reference,

In Science, we have concluded our topic on rocks. The children took part in an investigation to see which type of rock was the hardest. They made the test fair and came to their own conclusions. Next week we are moving onto ‘Light and shadows’.

In Art we have begun an artist study of Quentin Blake, the illustrator who worked with Roald Dahl. The children researched his art online and made a montage of their favourite illustrations, which will help to inspire them in future lessons.


Have a great weekend

Year 3 Team



  • Please help the children to learn their lines, as we will be starting to rehearse next week in the memorial hall.
  • The show will be on Thursday 14th February at 8.00am. Please come along to support all the children if you can.
  • Sports day will take place on Thursday 7th More details will follow nearer the time.


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Merry Christmas from 3JS

Click on the picture below to see a video of the Christmas party.

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Happy Holidays!

We have had an amazingly busy week! We enjoyed Roman Day and had lots of fun at our class Xmas parties!

On behalf of the Year 3 team, I wish you an enjoyable yet restful holiday and look forward to seeing you all again in January!

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3RK Roman Day!

We had a very exciting Roman Day where we took part in a range of activities. There were battle formations as well as, senate finger painting, food tasting, iPad tasks and constructing aqueducts!

We hope you all enjoyed our Roman parade at the end of the day! Animus Attentus!

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Roman Day 11/12/18

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7th December Weekly Review

Weekly Review – 07.12.18

This week

In Literacy, we looked at the features of persuasion. Be careful, they may start using some of these these techniques on you!They applied their knowledge of The Gladiator Games to plan and write a persuasive letter.

In Numeracy, we have been converting measures. The children have been able to convert between mm, cm and m and were able to apply this in their QR code treasure hunt.

In Science, we were able to apply our knowledge of rocks to organise them into groups by identifying similar properties. The children used excellent observation skills to recognise the differences and similarities.

In Art, some classes were finishing off their colour wheels, while others have moved onto their final piece. A magnificent mosaic depicting a Roman scene.

In Computing, the classes have continued their excellent work on PowerPoint and have added animations to their slides. The children thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the presentations and had objects whizzing around appearing from nowhere on their slides.

Notices and dates for your diaries:

  • Celebration Assembly Monday 10th December, lesson 6  – please bring/wear house shirts on this day.
  • Tuesday 11th December – Year 3 Roman Day. Children will need to come dressed in Roman costume so start organising outfits! Parents are welcome to join us from 1.30pm for the Roman parade/battle march on the playground outside of the Prep building.
  • Thursday 13th December – Y3 Class Parties (lessons 5 and 6)
  • Friday 14th December – this  is a half day. Please pick your child up at 12.50pm.

Have an enjoyable and restful weekend.

The Year 3 Team

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3OB Make Chocolate Rocks!

This week, 3OB have been exploring the rock cycle in Science in order to identify how different rocks are formed. We then applied our learning to create our very own sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic chocolate rocks!

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