Year 3CB: Blog items

Peacock Art

Date: 25th Feb 2020 @ 3:11pm

This week we worked with the artist. We discovered that many artefacts left behind from the Romans had images of peacocks on. We practiced line drawing and using oil pastels to create patterns inspired by peacocks. Here is some of the work we created. Next week, we will be turning our designs into a textile.


Food Chains

Date: 24th Feb 2020 @ 2:58pm

In science, we have been learning all about food chains. Here are some websites to help us practice.

Rock Quiz

Date: 12th Feb 2020 @ 10:31am

For our experience in the connected curriculum, we created our own quiz about rocks. We used our prior knowledge and filmed the questions and answers on ipads. We then went and asked the questions to year 4 to see what they could remember from last year.

Stone Age Homes

Date: 3rd Feb 2020 @ 3:55pm

In design technology, we researched, designed, made and evaluated our own Stone Age homes. Here are our final designs.

Where did they live in the Stone Age?

Date: 28th Jan 2020 @ 3:09pm

In the Connected Curriculum, we are making our own Stone Age homes. To start the design process we collected ideas. Here are some of the ideas we collected. Come back soon to see our final designs.

Money Madness

Date: 28th Jan 2020 @ 2:00pm

This week in maths we are learning written and mental methods for addition of money. Here is a website to help you practise at home.


Finding out about the Stone Age

Date: 13th Jan 2020 @ 12:08pm

In English, we are writing our own non-chronological reports about the Stone Age. We shared our expert knowledge with some reporters. They asked lots of interesting questions.

Biscuit Homes

Date: 13th Jan 2020 @ 11:37am

For the launch of our Stone Age topic we made Stone Age homes. We used biscuits to make the homes which was very tricky as the biscuits didn't balance.

Marvellous Magnets

Date: 20th Nov 2019 @ 2:26pm

In science we have been learning all about magnets. We investigated if objects were magnetic or non-magnetic by using magnets.


Pop up Taj Mahal

Date: 18th Nov 2019 @ 3:15pm

In the connected curriculum we have been learning all about the spectacular Indian landmark the Taj Mahal. We found out lots of interesting facts and made our own pop up versions of the landmark.

Fascinating Friction

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 3:08pm

In Science, we have been learning all about friction. We did a scientific investigation to see which materials caused the most friction on a toy car.

Egyptian Visitor

Date: 4th Oct 2019 @ 2:33pm

On Wednesday we had a very special visitor come to school to help us learn about the ancient  Egyptians. We had the chance to mummify a body, play ancient Egyptian board games and compete in chariot racing.

Egyptian Collars

Date: 1st Oct 2019 @ 4:13pm

In art, we got into small groups and used our collage skills to create Egyptian collars.

Egyptian Patterns

Date: 24th Sep 2019 @ 11:30am

In art we looked at lots of different Egyptians patterns. We created our own using oil pastels and ink.

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.

Flower Collages

Date: 23rd Apr 2019 @ 3:03pm

As part of our topic about plants we have created collages of flowers. We used paint to create the background and magazines to the create the flower itself. Take a look at some of the collages we created.

Making 3D shapes

Date: 12th Mar 2019 @ 12:52pm

In Maths we have been exploring the properties of 3D shapes. We created our own 3D shapes from playdough and art straws.

World Book Day

Date: 12th Mar 2019 @ 12:47pm

To celebrate World Book Day we dressed up as a character from our favourite book.

Creating Roman Charcoal Drawings

Date: 12th Mar 2019 @ 11:50am

In Art we have been looking at creating lines, shapes and tone with charcoal. We used these skills to create Roman drawings of statues. 

What did the Romans eat?

Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 5:11pm

To launch our new Connected Curriculum topic ' Why were the Romans so powerful?' we had a Roman Banquet. We tried a variety of food that they would have eaten. We tried figs, dates, honey, cold meats, cheese(made from goat's milk) and many other things.  

Hunting for angles

Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 5:06pm

In class, we have been learning about different types of angles. Today we went on a hunt around the classroom and playground to see how many right angles we could find. We used out angle eaters to check if the angles we found were right angles.

What was it like in the Stone Age?

Date: 9th Feb 2019 @ 2:17pm

We took on the roles of archaeologists and reporters to find out more and share our expert knowledge of what it was like in the Stone Age.

Finding Fractions

Date: 9th Feb 2019 @ 2:15pm

What is soil made from?

Date: 9th Feb 2019 @ 2:12pm

In Science, we used magnifying glasses to look at what soil is made from. We looked at peat, sandy, chalk, clay, calcareous soil.

Visiting a Hindu Temple

Date: 12th Dec 2018 @ 7:16pm

This week we went to visit a Hindu temple. We learnt more about Hindu gods and goddesses, Diwali and Hinduism.  

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