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Year 3

2018 -2019

Summer Term

Visit by TSB Bank

The children were lucky to have some important visitors from TSB Bank. They worked with the children showing them different aspects of working an a bank.

Roman Day

Year 3 held their own Roman Day. The children dressed up and totally immersed themselves into what life might have been like for Roman Legionaries. They created amazing shields and helmets, learnt about the structure of the Roman army before learning some drills and battle formations. An amazing learning opportunity.

A Visit to Verulamium

Year 3 are investigating the lives of Ancient Romans. To enhance their learning the children visited the city of Verulamium, or St. Albans. This local city was once a major Roman town. The children visited roman ruins, the local museum and took part in a fantastic workshop.

Solving Number Problems with Cuisenaire

Year 3 have developed their number solving skills and have used Cuisenaire rods to aid their work. The use of materials really helps to visualise and solve a variety of problems. Well done Year 3.

Spring Term

Baking and Tasting Cookies

As part of their topic focus this term Year 3 investigated the yummy world of biscuits and cookies. They sampled lots of different flavours and types before baking their own recipes of cookies.

Fairy Tale Jars

Children have been looking at fairy tales in their English lessons and have taken that enthusiasm and created wonderful fairy tale dioramas inside large jars. Wonderfully creative and amazing detail to investigate.

Exploring the Rainforest

As part of their work looking at Brazil, Year 3 focussed on the amazing Amazon rainforest. They looked at the eco-system and what you can find in the rainforest. They were so inspired they turned their middle area into a Highwood Rainforest.  They then used their middle area to look at the effects of deforestation.


Carnival Day

Carnival Day in Year 3 was a wonderful experience. To reinforce their topic work the children learnt about the importance of Carnival to Brazil. The children created beautiful masks and music and held their own parade.


A scoubidou  is a knotting craft, originally aimed at children. It originated in France. As part of there French lessons with Madame Watson the children have been learning the skills of knotting with scoubidous.

Stay and Read

After enjoying a wonderful assembly by Maple 3 the parents and children had a fantastic time with a shared stay and read session. All involved had a great time reading together and sharing their love of a good book.

Autumn Term

Testing the Hardness of a Rock

Year 3 designed their own science investigation into how to test the actual hardness of a variety of rock sample. They thought about the equipment needed, the method to carry out and how to maintain a fair test.

Experiencing a Day in the Stone Age and Iron Age

Year 3 had a wonderful day when they were visited by “Portals to the Past.” They all dressed up as stone age or iron age people and explored what life would have been like in those periods. They were informed, entertained and had the opportunity for hands on sessions. A truly wonderful day.

Investigating Stone Age “Poo”

As part of their wonderful history topic on the Stone Age, the children were finding out about the diets of people living in that time. They investigated this aspect by examining the remains of Stone Age Poo (not real poo!) They used scientific equipment to examine and identify key aspects of the diet.

Starburst Rocks

Children in Year 3 had amazing fun creating some rocks out of sweets. As part of their science work the children squashed together different coloured sweets and then baked them in the oven. They created bizarre rocks after they had cooled.

Place Value in Mathematics

The children have been working hard to develop their understanding of numbers, especially place value. The children are great at manipulating equipment to help solve investigations.

Oliver Jeffers Project

Year 3 focussed on the book “Here We Are” by Oliver Jeffers. They created some amazing work across all areas of the curriculum.