Year 3 Blogs

Remarkable rainforests
May 22, 2014, 9:45 pm
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Year 3 we are nearly at the end of our time together, next half term we will be trying to answer the question Why do plants grow well in the rainforest? We are going to be doing lots of Science work to investigate the answer. Do you know where plants grow best? What do plants need to grow? Do you know where rainforests are? Do you know what lives in the rainforest? Why are the rainforests so important and what is happening to them?

We will be reading one of my favourite children’s books – Peter Pan. Have you heard of this book? What do you think it will be about? Heard of Jake and the Neverland pirates? The programme is based on this book. What would you like to do with the story? Act it out, build den’s, design your own pirates? We are also going to create poems about the rainforests and telling people why they are so important.

Can you see Neverland in the picture below? What do you think it is like there? What creatures lurk?

In numeracy we will be looking at adding and subtracting  – How many miles to Neverland from Salford? It is 185 miles to London from Salford and 1,723 miles to Neverland from London. How far is Neverland?

We will also be drawing and painting plants. Do you know who this artist is?

How many of the questions in red can you answer?

Mrs Wynne

How can we be healthy at 80?
May 7, 2014, 9:29 pm
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This half term we will be looking at how we can stay healthy at 80.

We will be looking at what is good to eat and what a balanced diet is. Do you know some healthy foods?

Do you know what can keep us healthy?

We will be looking at the artist Arcimboldo – the man who created the famous fruit man. We are going to be making our own healthy foods and looking at the effects of exercise on our bodies. What exercise do you like to do?

We will also be looking at the story Peter and the Wolf – creating our own stories and listening to the music from the story. Do you know the story? Have you heard any of the music?


This is the painting by Arcimboldo.

Could you make a picture like this?

We will also be creating a magazine article about what we should have in own lunchboxes! What would you like in your lunchbox? Would you eat one of our classes lunchboxes?

Mrs Wynne

What is it like in Ghana?
February 20, 2014, 10:16 am
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Welcome back Year 3.

This half term we are learning about Ghana and the slave trade. We are also looking at materials and why we can only use some materials for some items.

We want to know the answers to the questions what is Ghana like? What is the weather like? Do they have schools? What are their houses like? Can anybody from other years tell us some of these answers?

We will be looking at the slave trade and why this happened. We will be thinking about how the Ghanaian people would have felt during this time?

Later on in the half term we will be looking at the uses of materials. Why is a chocolate teapot no good? What use is a glass hammer? Why do we have elastic in our clothing?

We will be looking at a traditional African tale and creating our own using i pads. We will then make some poems about Africa and make, wrap and write instructions for sandwiches.

We will be linking this to our Numeracy work on addition, subtraction and fractions. How much did the sandwich cost to make? How much for half a sandwich?


Could the rest of the school tell us any facts about these topics? Can Year 3 share some of their fact finding knowledge?

Mrs Wynne


Can you tell me what continent Ghana is in?

P.S. We worked hard last half term with The Chinese Art Centre to create some wonderful art. We will be visiting the centre this half term to see our work. There will be an open week, dates to follow.

What have the Romans ever done for us?
January 15, 2014, 9:03 pm
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Happy New Year, Year 3 have certainly grown up over the holidays

This half term we will be learning about the Romans. We are currently finding out why the Romans invaded Britain and we have learnt about Hadrian’s wall – you can read our newspaper reports when the are finished. Why did the Romans come to Britain?

The Romans were here along time ago, even before the Victorians and Tudors, but who was here before them?

I wonder what it was like to be a Roman soldier? What do you think it would be like? Look at what they wore and the weapons they had below.

We be making some of these weapons ourselves and having a Roman battle.  The Roman fought in a very clever way. Do you know how they fought? The picture below gives us clues.


Year 3 will also be doing a class assembly on Friday 7th February where will tell everyone what we have learnt.


Have fun researching. Try this link

Mrs Wynne

P.S. What have the Romans ever done for us?????

Is Salford a good place to live?
November 5, 2013, 8:39 pm
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Hello and welcome back,

This half term we will be looking at the question Is Salford a good place to live? In Literacy and creative work we are looking at the work of Lowry, we will be trying to create our own Lowry paintings. Do you think Salford is a good place to live? Do you know who Lowry is? Can you draw like him?

We will be working on addition and subtraction skills in numeracy and looking at symmetry and fractions of shapes. We will also be looking at Salford in the past. Ask Mum’s and Dad’s what it was like? Can you blog their answers? You could ask Mrs Noone or Mr Johnsen as they have lived and worked in Salford for a long time.

Later on we will helping Santa make presents using magnets and creating instructions for Christmas cards. What can we help Santa make?

We will be going to the Lowry next week to do a creative workshop.


Can you find the name of this painting?

I look forward to hearing your answers.

Mrs Wynne

Welcome to Ancient Egypt
September 14, 2013, 10:24 pm
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This half term Year 3 are learning about Ancient Egypt.

We will be learning about life in ancient times and how the pyramids were built. We will be looking and acting out, not really, the mummification process and making our own canopy jars.

We are reading a book called The curse of the cheese pyramid, we are really enjoying it. We will be writing our own stories about this soon. I hope you will looking forward to reading them.

We will be going to Bolton Museum – date still to be decided, where the children will learn about Ancient Egypt.

There has been some great research conducted already on this topic, can Year 3 share some of their great facts?

Does anybody know what these are?

canopy jars

Happy researching.

Mrs Wynne

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