Trojan horse

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 3 have been working on recreating the Trojan horse. We used our DT skills to design and make a jinx frame with wheel axels. Then we used a net to create the cube to hold the horse. After that we used the hot glue gun to strengthen the jinx frame. They turned out…

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Constructing shapes

This week we have incorporated practical learning in our math lessons to help the children develop their shape knowledge and understanding. On Monday, the children used a variety of materials, such as multilink cubes, tooth picks and play dough, to construct cubes, cuboids, triangular-based…

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The Birth of Jesus

Today in RE, the children role played the birth of Jesus. They took on the roles of Mary, Joseph, Angel Gabriel, the inn keeper and the shepherd. Their reenactment was very captivating and they were able to answer questions about the key biblical figures. Great addition to our advent…

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Year 3 Collective Worship

This week's focus for collective worship is the poor. As a class we discussed who the poor are and what they may be in need of. On Tuesday it was World Toilet day and we linked our collective worship them to it. The children came up with some beautiful prayers asking God to help those who don't…

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Perimeter

For maths, the children were learning more about perimeter. As we class, we estimated the perimeter and then used the trundle wheel to see if our estimation was correct. Some of the children's estimations were so close! Turns out the perimeter of that part of the field is 40…

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Year 3 Knowsley Safari Park Trip

Wow! What an amazing first trip. We went to Knowsley Safari Park to learn more about our predators topic. There were lots of animals  such as rhinos, camels, sea lions and lions. We even got to see some tigers! The children really engaged in the tiger workshop and the guided tour around the safari…

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Marvellous mirrors

In Year 3 we have been learning about light and dark. The class have carried out different investigations to find out more about what dark is, the different light sources and what reflection is. Today the children were using the mirrors to discover what happens when you look in a…

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A whole heap of "thank yous"!

As part of our Collective Worship this week we were looking at Caritas Theme 6. This is all about the different people in our community. We spent time thinking about all the people who help us in our community of St Francis School. We thought about our teachers, teaching assistants, office staff,…

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Drumming showcase

Year 3 Djembe Drummers in action! Year 3 showcased their drumming to the whole school. They were excellent.

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Rocks

We had loads of fun investigating rocks and answering these questions; Which rocks are permeable? Which rocks have the highest density? What rocks are the most durable?

We had to decide our equipment, plan our investigation, find out the answers, present our data and share it with the class. We…

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Picnic in the sunshine!

Year 3 had a lovely treat this lunchtime-a picnic on the grass. Linda made them all sandwiches and they had ice lollies too. They played games and had music to dance to. I bet they would love to do this every day.

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Blossom

We have absolutely loved the beautiful view out of our classroom window this Spring Term. There is nothing as pretty as a carpet of pink blossom! 

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