Year 3RH: Blog items

Magnet Mania!

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 9:07am

Yesterday, we tested the strength of different magnets and saw how strong they were! We then did two experiments: 

1:How many paper clips the magnet could hold flat,

2:How many paper clips the magnet could hold dangling in a line. 

Some were stronger than others. We had great fun testing this out!

The Mighty Battle!

Date: 27th Nov 2019 @ 12:43pm

We reenacted the battle from the story of Rama and Sita and became demons and monkey warriors!! 


Anti-bullying Workshop

Date: 21st Nov 2019 @ 4:15pm

This morning, we participated in an anti-bullying workshop. We did roleplay and spoke about different types of bullying. We had lots of fun and acted out situations. 

Egyptian Visitor

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 8:39am

Yesterday, Year 3 were greeted by an Egyptian visitor who told us some fun and interesting things about Ancient Egypt. We had a go at some Egyptian games as well as taking part in a fact hunting quiz! We even got to see the mummification process! If that wasn't enough, at the end of the day we competed in our very own Ravensbury Charriot racing! What a brilliant day!

Egyptian Neck Collars

Date: 3rd Oct 2019 @ 7:51am

In groups, we created Egyptian Neck Collars in Art as we were looking specifically at patterns and Egyptian designs. We had so much fun!

Place Value

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 1:39pm

In Year 3, we are currently practising place value. Use the websites below to help you practise at home.

How did the blossom become an apple?

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 1:06pm

This half term we have been learning about plants and what they need to grow well. For our launch, we planted Cress seeds.

Our Roman Visitors!

Date: 4th Apr 2019 @ 10:13am

For our Roman experience, we were lucky enough to meet 2 Roman soldiers! We found out what Roman soldiers and Celtic warriors wore and we got the chance to try on some Roman armour. It was really heavy! One of them even led us into battle and taught us different battle formations! It was a battle between the boys and girls. Girls were not allowed to join the Roman army but the girls at Ravensbury won!

Roman portraits

Date: 18th Mar 2019 @ 2:17pm

We worked with Mrs McAffer to produce some fantastic Roman portrait sketches!

Roman Banquet Launch

Date: 1st Mar 2019 @ 2:21pm

For our launch, we recreated a Roman banquet. We made laurel wreath headbands and ate food typically eaten during that time such as flatbreads, olives, grapes, pancakes, cheese, carrot sticks, apples and oranges. 


Rock Quiz!

Date: 26th Feb 2019 @ 9:09am

For our experience, Year 3 took part in a rock quiz! We researched information about rocks and wrote our own questions. We filmed each other asking questions on the Ipads and then we showed them to the other year 3 class. We really enjoyed it!


India Experience

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 11:07am

Our visit to a Hindu temple

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 11:05am

Year 3 went on a visit to a Hindu temple. We found out lots but we could also share our own information about Rama and Ravana as we have been writing our own stories during our India topic this half term. 

Indian food tasting

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:00pm

We tasted lots of different Indian foods such as poppadoms, nan bread, vegetable samosas, mango chutney and mint and cucumber raita. We really enjoyed the poppadoms and mango chutney!

We made Indian patterns!

Date: 22nd Nov 2018 @ 11:24am

This half term, Year 3 are learning about India and what it is like to live there. We have also been doing Indian artwork. We looked at lots of different Indian patterns to help us design and make our own. Look at the bright colours we used!

Times Tables!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:31pm

This year at Ravensbury we are thinking about developing our times tables. We will be practising our tables in a variety of different ways. One of the ways we can practise is by using a range of online games and activities. 

Click on the links below to practice! All of the activities work on a laptop, some may not work on a tablet.

In Year 3, we are learning the 3, 4 and 8 times tables and revisiting the 2, 5 and 10 times tables from Year 2.

Hit the button

Mental Maths Train

Coconut multiples

Daily 10

Maths Fishing

Tommy’s Trek

Magical Maths Mission

Connect 4 Factors

Sum Sense

Number Fact Families

We made canopic jars!

Date: 13th Nov 2018 @ 3:57pm

We made some fantastic canopic jars! These were used by the ancient Egyptians for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. There was no jar for the heart: the Egyptians believed it to be the seat of the soul, and so it was left inside the body.


Ancient Egypt

Date: 13th Nov 2018 @ 3:48pm

In Autumn 1, Year 3 learned all about Ancient Egypt. For our launch, we explored a tomb and found out how the Egyptians mummify their dead. We even turned our friends into mummies, explaining what we were doing and why! 

What lies beneath our feet?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:03am

Year 3 have started a new topic, ‘What Lies Beneath Our Feet’, as part of our connected curriculum. We will be learning about The Stone Age and finding out how different rocks are formed. For our launch, we discovered different artefacts used by archaeologists to find out about the past and we also performed a cave man dance and made cave paintings.

Year 3 have a special visitor!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:03am

Year 3 were lucky enough to have a very special visitor last week. We found out what it is like to go to a primary school in Africa. We asked lots of questions and we learned that although there are plenty of things that are the same, there are lots of things which are different. We were surprised to find out that students sit on the floor to do their learning!

We visited a Hindu Temple!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:01am

Would you like to live in India?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:00am

Year 3 have started learning all about India and thinking about what it might be like to live there. For our launch, we smelled some Indian spices, tried on saris and had a go at Bollywood dancing!


Ancient Egyptian Experience

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:58am

For our experience we had an ancient Egyptian exhibition. We invited our grown-ups and some of the year 4 children to look at our work. We displayed our canopic jars and we explained everything we have learned about mummification. They were very impressed with how much we know!

Ancient Egypt Launch

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:58am

Year 3 have been learning about the ancient Egyptians and thinking about what it was like to live in ancient Egypt. For our launch, we became archaeologists in order to explore a tomb. We then became embalmers and found out how to mummify a body!

Welcome back Year 3!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:57am

We are all looking forward to the exciting year ahead in 3AR. It will be full of fantastic learning opportunities and experiences. Have a look at our main page to find out all the things you can do at home to help practise important skills.

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Contact:  Maureen Hughes - Headteacher

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