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  • Stone Age Rocks!

    Published 06/10/21, by Ceri Thomas

    Year 3 have been working hard to practise their poem ready to share with you all.

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  • Fantastic Falconry

    Published 22/09/21, by Ceri Thomas

    Year 3 have had another wonderful couple of weeks at Roebuck.

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  • Welcome to Year 3

    Published 08/09/21, by Ceri Thomas

    Investigating the Stone Age

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  • Poetry pie!

    Published 18/07/21, by Andy Mari

    Over the last two weeks, Year 3 have been focusing on Roger McGough the poet. We have been looking at his poetry book called 'poetry pie'. We looked at various different poems and even had the opportunity to perform some. We performed 'School for Ghouls'. We focused on the meaning of the words and the expression we used when performing. We went outside and used one of the tents as our performance space!.

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  • Year 3 European Day

    Published 25/06/21, by Andy Mari

    On Wednesday 24th June, Year 3 had a European day! This day involved the children visiting different European countries and experience native clothing, food and games. We started off our afternoon by learning a traditional Spanish dance called Flamenco dancing. We had to clap and stamp with the rhythm. We then visited different countries. We had homemade Albanian Pite, which is a pastry tart with cheese and onions. We also tried a homemade Albanian cake too! In Poland, we sampled some sausages, pickles and pretzel sticks. We tried various foods from all over Europe such as, croissants, madeleines, cheese, parma ham, chorizo, biscotti, crackers, Welsh cakes, cheese pretzels, and beef stroganoff! Along with the food, we also learned different facts about these countries. To finish off the day, we all watched the England Euro 2020 highlights. We cheered for England and sang it's coming home! We discussed what the Euros were and how important it is to each country and how we celebrate different countries coming together for football. 

    We all had a fabulous day and we learned lots! A huge thank you to all parents who donated food and objects to help with our day. We could not have done it without you! 

    Miss Williams and Miss Whitfield. 

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  • Money, Money, Money!

    Published 13/06/21, by Andy Mari

    In Maths this week, Year 3 have been learning all about money. We started off our topic by becoming familiar with the different coins and different ways we can make the same amounts. We continued and developed our learning throughout the week, where we started to convert pounds to pence. We ended the week by adding amounts of money without regrouping. This tested our mental addition and our resilience. We used the money to help us understand the concept more. 

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  • Shadows in Year 3

    Published 21/05/21, by Andy Mari

    In Science this week, we were learning all about shadows. We learnt new vocabulary: 




    We found out that shadows are formed when an opaque object blocks the light source. To enhance our learning more, we created shadow monsters outside with our group. We had different challenges each time- we even had to make a shadows monster with no legs!  

    We also set up a stick outside Pear class to monitor and closely observe how the shadows moved throughout the day.  

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  • Roman Day in Year 3

    Published 20/05/21, by Andy Mari

    On Friday, we all experienced a Roman Day! This day was filled with lots of different activities all relating to Romans. In the morning, we had a carousel of activities in our groups. The different stations were:

    1. Javelin Practice- Roman’s enjoyed javelin as a sport. The soldiers also carried Javelin’s too.
    2. Gods and goddesses top trumps- The Romans worshipped many different gods and goddesses. We had to read about the different Gods and create top trumps about the Gods.
    3. Create a Roman Town- Each group had to design a part of a Roman Town.
    4. Tie-dying- Each group had to create a tie-dye. They had to chose to dye their material either turmeric (yellow), spinach (green) or beetroot (red).
    5. Puzzles- this station had lots of different puzzles relating to the Romans. They could choose mosaic drawing, colour by Roman numerals or word search.
    6. Pin the dot on Italy- The children were blindfolded and had to pin the dot on Italy.

    After these activities, Miss Whitfield led the children to sing 2 different Roman songs.


    After lunch, we had a quiz. We were split into different teams and had to think of a quiz name! There were 3 rounds to the quiz- all relating to our knowledge we learnt in the day!


    Next, we sat on the floor in a circle (how they ate at banquets) and got to try some foods the Romans had. We could try:

    • Dates
    • Figs
    • Olives
    • Bread with honey
    • Grapes


    Finally, we were treated to a real life gladiator fight between Mrs Chapman and Mr Steedman. The girls were told they had to sit at the back just like they were in the Roman time. The boys got to sit at the front! We all chanted for Mrs Chapman to win, and she did!


    We all had a brilliant day!

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  • Be Bright, Be Seen

    Published 01/05/21, by Andy Mari

    Our current Science topic is all about light. For this lesson, we were learning what reflection is and how important it can be to keep us safe. We worked in pairs and discussed that reflection is where light bounces off reflective materials. We also found out that light can be absorbed by dark materials. After this, we then worked collaboratively and produced a 'Be Bright Be Seen' poster. We had a checklist of certain items we had to include! We then had to present all this information to the class! 

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  • Who is he? Nobody knows. Where has he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows.

    Published 15/04/21, by Andy Mari

    We have kicked off this term's English with The Iron Man! For our first lesson, we were only shown the front cover. We had to become book detectives and think carefully about what clues were given to us. We worked in groups to find out what we knew already. We found out that The Iron Man is colossal, we knew this because there is a young boy, who looks tiny, perching on the Iron Man's shoulder. We also found out that the Iron Man has eyes that glow! Some of us made predictions about what the Iron Man could be like or who the young man could be. 

    For the next part of the lesson, we collected and studied lots of vocabulary relating to the Iron Man. We looked as different properties of metals, such as, temperature, texture, colour and types of metals. We each had different items which were made out of metal which helped us think of great descriptions we could use for the Iron Man! 

    We can't wait to learn more about the Iron Man! 

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  • Which materials made the car go further?

    Published 23/03/21, by Andy Mari
    For our Science, we have been looking at forces. We learnt about a force called friction and how it effects the movement of objects. We wanted to find out which materials made the car go further. We used ramps which had different materials on. We let the car down the ramp and then measured how far the car went when it got to the floor. We had to make sure our test was accurate and fair. To ensure our test was fair, we only changed on variable- the different ramps. It was clear to see which materials had the most friction. 
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  • Did Bronze age people believe in God?

    Published 15/03/21, by Andy Mari

    In this lesson, we wanted to find out if Bronze age people had religion or believed in God. We found out about the Stonehenge and what people thought it was used for. We found out that a lot of archaeologists believed it was used for religious purposes. They also thought it could be used for a burial site.  

    We then created a replica of the Stonehenge using lego, mutli link cubes and playdough. We made sure we included the features such as the altar, the heel stone and Outer Circle of Sarsen stones.  

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