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This week in year 3

Andrew Rowney (admin) on: Year 3 blog


Mulberry and Juniper have had lots of fun this week and are feeling festive as have been practising Christmas songs in our music lessons. We have also turned into archaeologists this week, by exploring a ‘Neolithic settlement’ around school and linking it to Skara Brae, a site in Orkney. Next week we will be starting our sentence stacking work to write a holiday brochure encouraging people to visit this area. In science, we have continued our work on forces and investigated magnetic materials around school.

Awards this week go to…

Juniper: George, Teddie, Tim and Emmie (Headteacher’s award).

Mulberry: Orla, Seth, Lizzie and Felicity (Headteacher’s award).

We’re looking forward to next week!

Mrs Cantwell and Mr Nino

This week in Juniper and Mulberry

Andrew Rowney (admin) on: Year 3 blog

This week, we have all become poets and have written our own 'Winter poems' and the children have enjoyed either typing them up or presenting their work in best using a pen. A special well done to all the fantastic winter mood boards created for homework last week.

We have started our DT project and made a linked lever in class. Please look out for the homework task this week that is based on this topic.

TTRS: Well done to all year 3 for doing lots of practise on TTRS. Mulberrry came 2nd in the school and Juniper came 4th. Can we beat Maple off the top spot next week?

A special shout out goes to the award winners this week...

Mulberry: Ruben, Jonah and Jack.

Juniper: Molly, Luca K, Joe, Ivy and Ben.

This week in year 3

Andrew Rowney (admin) on: Year 3 blog

Hi everyone,

Mulberry and Juniper have had an action packed week and loved ending with the 'Big Draw'. We have created portraits of what we imagine Lady or Lord Winter will look like in preparation for our independent writes next week. Don't forget to complete your winter 'mood board' this weekend!

Please also take a look at our Mackenzie Thorpe inspired art gallery photos.

Well done to the following children who won certificates this week:

Mulberry: Gabriella, Enzo and Bella; Juniper: Arlo, Davi, Laurie and Cooper.


Andrew Rowney (admin) on: Year 3 blog

Mulberry and Juniper have had excellent fun-filled first weeks back at school.

Our 'Mindmate' theme has been 'being kind to others'. The children decorated rainbow fish with words to show how we feel when people are kind and unkind. We had some really interesting and thoughtful discussions.

The children have enjoyed starting their final piece of artwork in the style of Mackenzie Thorpe and will finish this next week. On Tuesday, we went to our future 'wildflower meadow' and helped dig, sketch and plan for the most suitable plants to be planted there. 

Other highlights of the week have included using the large apparatus for gymnastics and dribbling in hockey and using clues to prove continental drift in geography.

Finally, the children have once again loved learning how to play the ukulele today with Mrs James from Artforms. We practised the 'c' and 'a-minor' chords and played lots of fun songs!

Ask your child about our class reader 'Krindlekrax' - Juniper finished it this week. We all think we would recommend others to read it.

Our Well Done certificate winners this week are:

  • Lizzie
  • Jemima
  • Jake
  • Hadley
  • Tom
  • Isla D
  • Rocco

Well done!

Looking forward to another fantastic week next week! Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Cantwell and Mr Nino