Science week in Year 3 and 4

The cornflour egg experiment! 

Year 3 and 4 teamed up together to mix cornflour with water to experiment with how, when pressure is applied, the liquid solution becomes a solid. They then tested with, upon impact, the cornflour and water would turn to a solid to protect an egg from cracking. 

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Fantastic friendship!


At playtime some of the girls from Year 3 were found clearing up the leaves and having lots of fun. They worked collaboratively and it was great to see.

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Elves behaving badly

What were the Year 3 and Year 4 elves up to last night?! 

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Year 3 and 4 Book Club

Year 3 and 4 book club working hard on inference questions this evening.

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European School Sport Day 2021

On Friday 24th September, we joined thousands of schools across Europe to take part in 120 minutes of exercise throughout the school day. Our day was kicked off with a Wake and Shake in the school playground, followed by a whole school active assembly in the hall.  We were very lucky to have…

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Olympic Firsts

This week is sports week and so for our maths lesson, we focused on looking at Olympic firsts. We looked at the beginning of the Olympics and some of the records which were set by the first athletes to compete. We then compared these to the world records we currently have. It was then our turn…

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Welcome to the Bronze Age!

Today in Topic, we moved into the Bronze Age! We learned about how bronze started to replace stone, to make things such as weapons, as it was much stronger! We discovered that bronze is made from mixing copper and tin, and the process they used to do this was called 'smelting'. We then had a…

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Our Class Treat!

This half term, year 3 have been working incredibly hard and have managed to get all of their marbles into their class jar. The children decided they would like to watch a movie, and have some smores! We all toasted our marshmallows on the barbeque, before squishing them between 2 biscuits- they…

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit

This week in RE, we looked at 'The Fruits of the Holy Spirit', which are the fruits which grow inside us with the help of the Holy Spirit. They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. 

We had the outline of various fruits and had to use…

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Growing our own plants!

Over the past few weeks in Science we have been investigating plants, looking at different parts of plants and designing the 'perfect conditions' which help them to grow. Today, we all planted our own seeds that we will be watching grow over the next few weeks!

We were also asked if we…

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Class Dojo Information

What parents can expect from the St. Francis Teaching Team in the coming weeks.


As always, the staff at St. Francis will work as a team to support and guide your child’s learning.

This will be a different way of working for us all.


We will use Class Dojo to keep in touch about…

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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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