Year 3LF: Blog items

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.



Maths Week

Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 4:01pm

For maths week, we have been playing lots of games to help us practise our times tables. Our favourite game was multiplication race. We have also enjoyed two books all about maths called How To Make One Million Robots and Place for Zero.



Date: 8th Nov 2021 @ 3:00pm

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Column Addition

Date: 5th Nov 2021 @ 7:10pm

In maths this week, we have been learning to use the column method for addition. Use this game, to help you practise at home.


Mental addition

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 5:33pm

This week in maths we are looking at mental addition. To start this topic we are revisiting our number bonds. In today's lesson, we used tens frames to help us, played splat and 4 in a row.

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Moving Mummies

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 8:22am

In the connected curriculum, we are learning all about Ancient Egypt.
For our launch, we learnt how bodies were mummified. After we learnt all the steps we acted out some of the stages.

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Ordering numbers

Date: 7th Oct 2021 @ 12:59pm

This week in maths we have been practising ordering numbers. Use the game below to help you practise.


Welcome Back

Date: 9th Sep 2021 @ 8:21am

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Welcome back to school 3LF. Everyone had a fantastic day yesterday and settled in well. We will be posting all about our learning on this page over the year so don't forget to take a look.


Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 1:51pm

In DT we have been designing and creating our own lighthouses. We researched designs and collected them. Next, we choose our final design and sketched it. We then painted the lighthouse. We used bulbs, wires, switches and batteries to create a circuit with a light. 


Making Shadows

Date: 6th Jul 2021 @ 2:44pm

In science today, we explored creating shadows. We learnt a shadow is an area of darkness where light has been blocked off. Here are some of the shadows we created.


Reflective Surfaces

Date: 28th Jun 2021 @ 8:01am

In science, our current topic is light. We recently investigated which materials reflect light well. We made light reflectors and used torches to test different materials. We discovered a CD and tin foil are great at reflecting light whereas paper doesn’t.



Date: 15th Jun 2021 @ 12:57pm

In maths, we have been learning how to find the perimeter of a 2D shape. Some children have been practising drawing their own shapes from a given perimeter.


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