Year 3AR: Blog items

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.

Getting the measure of things!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:56am

In maths, we have being learning about measure and how to read different scales in order to measure the length and weight of different objects.

In English, we have been reading about a boy called Thomas Tull who starts to shrink. We created a character who might come and help him grow again.

We used adjectives and 2a sentences to describe the character’s appearance: The witch had long, silver hair.  The colour of her hat was sky blue. Her eyes were red like burning lava.

We used 3 part sentences to describe their behaviour: The wizard pounded on the door, flung it open and barged into the room.

We also thought about what our characters might say: The wizard shouted, “Silence! I am Wizard White-beard of the South and I have heard of your problem.”

How did that Blossom become an apple?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:56am

This half term we have been learning about plants and thinking about why they are so important to humans. We learned that they are an essential part of our diet as nearly every food chain starts with a plant. Plants helped us to make a healthy sandwich!

We met a Roman Soldier!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:55am

Year 3 have been learning about the Romans and thinking about why the Roman army was so powerful. For our launch, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from a Roman soldier! He told us all about what it was like to live in Roman times. He even led us into battle and taught us different battle formations!


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