Year 3 News

Week beginning 7th October:

Year 3 created their own fossils using moulds taken from real ammonite fossils as part of their rocks and soils learning in science. Our fossils only took a day to make but the originals took thousands of years to form.

Week beginning 30 September:

Year 3 stepped back into the Stone Age this week at Murton Park. After meeting Storm, the Wolf Leader, the children were given a tour of the Stone Age village. They then enjoyed grinding wheat to make flour, using Stone Age picks to the dig the earth, hunting for food with spears and exploring and sketching a range of Stone Age artefacts. These activities provided the children with a hands-on link to their past


Week beginning 23rd September:

In science this week, Year 3 have been investigating and identifying the different properties of a variety rocks using the hardness (scratch) test, the water permeability test and the acid (vinegar) reaction test.


Week beginning 16th September:

As part of our Prehistory topic the children have enjoyed investigating stone age cave paintings. The children initially investigated photographs of cave art, taking note of the way the paintings were drawn and the typical animals and figures found. Following this the children were set the challenge of only using natural materials to paint with including blackberries, mud and chalks. The children discovered the blackberry juice was particularly effective.



Week beginning 9th September:

As an introduction to our Prehistory topic, the children have been playing the role of archaeologists. They discovered artefacts from the Stone Age and worked together to work out what materials the artefacts were made from and discussed what they think they were used for. After discovering some items, such as jewellery made from animal bones, the children concluded that being a archaeologist was a challenging job!

Week beginning 2nd September:

Year 3 enjoyed some outdoor learning in numeracy this week, tackling a range of different problem solving challenges including the four number operations.

Summer Term 2019

Week beginning 10th June: 

In preparation for our trip on Wednesday the children began to research some information about Whitby. The children used atlases to find Whitby on the map. They also looked at which county Whitby is in and investigated the physical and human aspects of Whitby.


Week beginning 3rd June: 

Today the year 3 children enjoyed experimenting with printing. As part of our Extreme Earth topic, we looked at the famous wood block painting of a wave by Hokusai, a famous Japanese artist. The children sketched their wave design and transferred them to a polystyrene tile before finally painting and printing them. The children discovered it is actually a lot harder than it looks.

Week beginning 13th May:

Year 3 enjoyed their topic lesson in the sunshine today. After learning about how and why volcanoes erupt, they had to sort reason for and against living near a volcano. The majority of the class decided they wouldn’t want to risk it!


Week beginning 6th May:

This week, Year 3 have been learning about the different layers of the Earth. They built their own layers using different foods identifying whether the layer was mostly solid or liquid. This practical activity then assisted them in creating their own diagram of the Earth.

Week beginning 30th April:

To start their new science topic this term, Year 3 have been sharing their knowledge of different light sources and testing their sense of touch in the absence of light.

Week beginning 25th March:

The children in Year 3 are currently doing a Design and Technology project called ‘The Great Bread Bake off’. This project has been linked to their Tudor topic as the Tudors ate bread as a staple part of their diet. The children have enjoyed researching the history of bread as well as tasting a range of breads. Today as part of the design process the children experienced shaping salt dough. The children really enjoyed this process and they are looking forward to developing their final design and making their own bread.