Year 3LF: Blog items


Date: 21st Sep 2022 @ 7:42pm

In English, we have been reading the story of The Egyptian Cinderella. This week we are focusing on speech. The children wrote their own speech bubbles for different characters in the text. They then used their speech bubbles in the freeze frames they created to retell the story.



Date: 15th Sep 2022 @ 10:14am

This week in the connected curriculum, we created our own human timeline. We explored some of the key events that happened in the Egyptian era. We learnt when the first pyramids were built and when Tutankhamun reigned over Egypt. Then we put the events in chronological order.

Hunting for hieroglyphics

Date: 8th Sep 2022 @ 11:16am

On Wednesday we had our connected curriculum launch for our topic 'What was it like to live in Ancient Egypt?" In class, we learned all about the hieroglyphic writing system used by the Egyptians. We then went looking for as many hieroglyphics as we could find on the playground. Once we had located each one, we unjumbled the hieroglyphics to discover the word mummification.


Date: 27th Jun 2022 @ 4:57pm

In art this week, we have been focusing on the artist Noel Badges Pugh. We took inspiration from his drawings of seashells to create our own. We used continuous line drawing to create the outline and then used a range of mark making techniques such as contoured lines, dashes, curves, hatching and cross-hatching to make the shells more 3 dimensional. We even thought about shadows and created these again using mark making techniques.


Measuring Mass

Date: 15th Jun 2022 @ 10:05am

In maths, we have been learning all about scales and reading different intervals. Today we estimated the mass of different objects in the classroom before weighing each object. We used our knowledge of reading scales to help us.

Magnificent Mountains

Date: 25th May 2022 @ 5:23pm

In geography, we have been learning all about mountains. So far we have looked at the tallest mountain, what the climate is like at the summit and the different features. On Monday we used atlases to identify where different mountains and hills were in the UK.


Apostrophes for possession

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 1:26pm

In writing today we practised using apostrophes for possession. We used macaroni as apostrophes in our sentences.

Grid Method

Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 10:20am

In maths, we have been learning all about multiplication. Today we began learning how to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. We used a method called the grid method and used ones and tens counters to help us.



Virtual Mountain Tour

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 2:29pm


To launch our topic 'Can I grow lettuce on a mountain summit?' we went on a scavenger hunt. We took a virtual trip around Snowdonia and completed the scavenger hunt along the way. On the scavenger hunt, we saw a summit, people, a cafe, rocks, a lake, grass and paths.


Egg-citing Easter Crafts!

Date: 29th Mar 2022 @ 12:02pm

LKS2 have been hard at work creating some fantastic Easter a crafts - we were all so impressed with how much time and effort clearly went into each wonderful creation!

All of the teachers really struggled to choose a winner but finally managed to make a decision. Have a look at our our winners below!




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Have a look at all of the other brilliant entries below!


Magnetic Poles

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 2:48pm

In science today, we investigated magnetic poles. We looked at what poles attract and which poles repel. We made a prediction before starting our investigation. In our investigation, we concluded the same poles repel and opposites attract.

Investigating Friction

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 5:39pm

In science this half term we are learning all about forces and magnets. Today we investigated how much friction is caused by different materials. We placed a toy car on a ramp covered in different materials and raised the ramp at one end until the car moved. We discovered sandpaper caused the most friction and plastic caused the least friction.

Roman Artefacts

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 5:30pm

In our connected curriculum lesson this week, we became archaeologists. We got to dig and uncover different artefacts from the Roman era. Some of the things we discovered were: coins, knucklebones (a Roman game), gladiators' sandals, a helmet, a shield, jewellery, armour and tiles from a mosaic. 


Roman Banquet

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 3:38pm

Today for our launch, we had a Roman Banquet. We made laurel wreaths to wear and got to taste lots of delicious food. At the banquet, we tried fruit cake, honey, dates, figs, olives, bread and cheese.

Hunting for right angles

Date: 1st Mar 2022 @ 1:33pm

Today in maths we started a new maths topic 'angles'. We learnt all about acute, right and obtuse angles. Then we went on a hunt in the playground and classroom to find some. We used angle eaters to measure the angles we found.




Performance Poetry

Date: 18th Feb 2022 @ 11:20am

In English, we have been looking at the poem 'I was born in the Stone Age' by Michael Rosen. First, we read the poem and then we watched him perform it. We then thought about how to perform the poem ourselves. We thought carefully about using actions, pace and volume. Here are some of our performances.

Investigating what soil is made from.

Date: 17th Feb 2022 @ 8:41am

In science, we have been exploring how soil is formed and what makes soil. We started by going outside to look for soil and exploring what we could see in the soil. We then used magnifying glasses to look more closely at chalky, sandy and clay soil.

Stone Age Homes

Date: 11th Feb 2022 @ 3:35pm

In design technology, we have been working on making Stone Age homes. We worked hard on collecting different ideas and then drawing a final design. Next, we selected materials that would create a strong structure. Here are some of our amazing creations.

Reporting Archaeologists

Date: 4th Feb 2022 @ 2:41pm

In English, we have been collecting information to write our own non-chronological reports about the Stone Age. Today we got into the roles of reporters and archaeologists. The reporters quizzed the archaeologists about their topics.

Spanish Colours

Date: 2nd Feb 2022 @ 11:02am

In Spanish, we have been revisiting reading, writing and saying colours in Spanish. We created our own crowns using our knowledge of Spanish colours. Here are some of the crowns we made.


Date: 6th Jan 2022 @ 12:49pm

In maths this week we have been practising using arrays to help us recall our multiplication facts.

We found this really helpful when looking at 3,4 and 8 times tables.


Rainforest Artwork

Date: 14th Dec 2021 @ 3:46pm

This week we worked with the artist. We worked hard to develop our brushes strokes to create the different pieces of artwork. 


Commas in a list

Date: 6th Dec 2021 @ 7:34pm

This week we have been working on using commas in a list. We wrote lists about rainforest animals which we are going to include in our non-chronological reports.

Pop-up Rainforests

Date: 29th Nov 2021 @ 2:56pm

In our connected curriculum topic ' What is it like in the Amazon Basin?' we have been creating our own pop-up rainforests. We used our knowledge of the layers of the rainforest to place the different animals.

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Rainforest Food Tasting

Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 4:07pm

To launch our new connected curriculum topic 'What is it like in the Amazon Basin?" we tried so many different foods that come from the rainforest. We enjoyed tasting mangos, oranges, grapefruit, chocolate and coconut water.



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