Year 3: The Koalas: Blog items

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Jan 2022 @ 1:48pm

In our assembly on Tuesday we focused on dreams and goals. We are learning to face the big fears of our mountains / challenges. We read a story about a rescue dog that helps in the cold misty mountains and a little boys life, that story taught us not to give up.


On Thursday we had our picture news assembly with the question - is it ever fair to treat others differently because of their looks? We discussed that a Chinese footballer had to cover up his tattoo and he had no choice. We also thought about other jobs like nurses, soldiers and chefs etc. We talked about how it’s not right to judge people by their looks or their culture.

Lucy year 6

Photo's from last Term, by Mrs Leigh

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 1:44pm

Here are some photographs from our learning in the Autumn term.  

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 3:09pm

On Tuesday in assembly, we were taking about what our Jigsaw lessons are all about - Friendships, how to be respectful, ways to keep safe,  working together as a team, how our bodies change as we get older. This half term our topic is all about dreams and goals. We also mentioned what we might want to do in the future for a job. We thought about how the journey to this might be a bit of a roller coaster, there can be ups and downs and sometimes people change direction to end up doing a different job than the one they first wanted.  But all the way we have to remember our learning powers to work hard and self improve, to show commitment, resilience and perseverance.


On Thursday our picture news assembly was all about the James Webb Telescope.  This is in the news this week because NASA have sent it up into space to find out what our Universe looks like.


I wonder if when we grow up we might get to go into space ourselves. Does anyone want to be an astronaut? Scientists, engineers, designers will all work together to design the space telescope, it takes a long time to create and test. These people both boys and girls will have had to use their learning powers like we talked about in assembly on Tuesday.

h, by Mrs Leigh

Date: 7th Jan 2022 @ 12:11pm


Trip to Blackpool to watch Aladdin, by Mr Pearson

Date: 1st Dec 2021 @ 2:46pm

Today the whole school got on 3 double deckers and travelled to Blackpool Globe Theatre pleasure land to watch Aladdin. We all had a fabulous time thank you very much to all our volunteers who came to help and to Anna for organising.

Snow White production, by Mr Pearson

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 2:23pm

A special treat for all the children today, Mrs Brown organised for a pantomime to come into  school based on Snow White. All the children had a fantastic time. 

Halloween Party Fun, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Oct 2021 @ 10:20am

Lots of fun was had at the school's first disco for 18 months. 


Google Classroom, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th Oct 2021 @ 11:31am

A guide has been added to the class page to give you directions how to access Google Classroom and Google Meet for parents evening. 

Please check you have your child's username and login.

Lion's your is coming home today 12th October 

Please have a look at how to do before Monday so we can answer any questions.

Kind regards

Mr Pearson  

Year 3 Projects, by Miss Leigh

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 4:35pm


Children are welcome to select the theme of their project this year.  It may be something which they are interested in, or based on our learning this term.  


A little visitor, by Miss Leigh

Date: 27th Sep 2021 @ 9:19am

Mrs Gaskell very kindly brought “Ollie Bob” into school for us to see and learn about.  

Google Classroom Log in details, by Miss Leigh

Date: 6th Sep 2021 @ 4:11pm


Today I have sent out with your child a copy of their new google password.  The user name remains unchanged.  Please keep this new password safe as it will be used for homework, meet the teacher and in school.  

We've made a wonderful start to the year.  

Take Care, 

Mrs Leigh 

Catch Up, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 14th Jul 2021 @ 6:13pm

Here are some photos from our visit by John Vale about minibeasts and our April to August birthday celebration

Welcome Back Koalas, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 17th Jun 2021 @ 12:52am

The children have made a wonderful start to their final term in Year 2.

They are enjoying working on a poem by Michael Rosen called Bathroom Fiddler and will be having a go very soon at writing their very own poems called Desk Fiddler.

In maths we have been looking at addition of 2 digit numbers and looking over other bits of learning from the past. We have started our new topic which is learning about India and made a start on our new unit of work in science all about animals, life cycles and habitats.

The children enjoyed using BBC Dance Mat in computing today which is a great , free site for learning to touch type.


Arts Week Day 4 and 5, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 28th May 2021 @ 1:48pm

The Koalas have had another couple of busy days. Yesterday children finished their pastel and ink wor, some did some sewing and we used words and symbols to creare graffitti style art .

Today we have painted our clay pots , created super heroes , videoed us singing and finished our time capsule books

Arts Week Day 3, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 26th May 2021 @ 1:49pm

Another wonderful day of Art in Year 2.

This morning the children's morning task was to draw a heart and write words in and around it to depict what thoughts it eveoked in them. We then went on to look at some Covid window art by looking at a window of Hope in Rochester. We used this as a stimulus and created a page of hearts ready to put onto acetate sheets to make our own window. The children traced round their shapes using permanent markers and then added colour and some patterns. They are now on display on our classroom windows. Whilst this was going on we made a start with our rainbow weaving and sewing birds of hope.

This afternoon the children have used pixel art in computing, have done French and then some more art with a visiting teacher.


Arts Week Day 2, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 25th May 2021 @ 7:21pm

Today started with an activity they asked to do as their morning starter. As the children came in Sing, the song we started to learn yesterday was playing. The children got out their art books and began to use symbols to show what they could hear and feel,using a technique from ealier in the year when they had Mrs May for Art.

Work then continued making clay pots, completing weaving boards and finishing work based on Claire Baxter's Rainbow of Hope. Whilst all of this was giing on the children used fabric pens to decorate their arts week t shirts.

After play we watched an online art lesson to learn how to use dip pens and ink to draw. We used the ink and pens to have a go at creating different types of lines and shapes. Next we looked at the book The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. As we looked at the pictures we discussed the techniques he had used. We then looked at his work Hope in readiness to create our own Hope pictures in his style.

We finished the morning by singing Sing and listening to the story A Child's Garden - a story of hope by Michael Foreman.

After luch some of us began to draw what we thought a covid germ might look like whilst groups of children worked with Mrs Richards to use pastels and ink to create their own Hope pieces in the style of Charlie Mackesy. 

Our last activity was to begin filling in our covid booklets to put in our time capsule.

We spent some time makung a list of everything we have done so far this week. We were amazed by how much we have done and the new skills we are learning.


Arts Week Day 1, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th May 2021 @ 7:24pm

It has been a wonderful opening day to Ats Week. The children started by creating a stamp for The Royal Mail Covid Hero competition. There are some amazing entries. Next job was to design a template using the word HOPE to put on the front of their Arts Week T shirts tomorrow. Work also began on the sky background for our rainbow weaving.

This afternoon  we looked at a piece of art called Rainbow of Hope by the artist Claire Baxter and the children then worked hard to work in her style to create their own Rainbows of Hope.

To tie in with our theme hope and the Big Ask we have started to learn the song written by Garry Barlow for the Queen's Diamond Jubiilee, Sing. Look out for a video performance later in the week.

Keep your eye on Twitter tomorrow for action shots as they happen. 

Looking Smart and ready for action, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st Apr 2021 @ 4:34pm

Fun in the sun, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 20th Apr 2021 @ 8:26pm

The children have had fun outside today. They have spent time doing some brilliant sketches of our outside area building on their love of Monet from last term. They also had fun taking part in a Tri golf taster session. 

Can you rise to the challenge?, by Sandra Fletcher

Date: 12th Apr 2021 @ 8:05pm

This week the children have been challenged to work quietly when they are asked to. If they meet this challenge their personal star will hang proudly on our recognition board.

I am sure all 30 stars will soon be hanging proudly. 

Welcome back, by Sandra Fletcher

Date: 11th Apr 2021 @ 9:13pm

I hope you have all had a lovely break, eaten lots of Easter Eggs and made the most of the lovely weather.

Summer term is now upon us. I have uploaded this terms subject organiser for you to look at. Please remember to bring your PE kits into school-PE will be on Tuesday and Friday.

Reading books need to be brought in on Monday to be changed. 

Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning 

Mrs Fletcher


Easter Service, by Mr Pearson

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 8:49pm

Photographs of the event can be found here 

click here 


Wonderful Wednesday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th Mar 2021 @ 4:07pm

The Koalas have had a Wonderful Wednesday.

The day started by tackling comprehensions based on extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The class did an amazing job remembering the steps needed to be great reading detectives.

Next was spelling where great fun was playing a game where they had to solve anagrams for ey words- they enjoyed the game so much that you can now find it as a material, along with 2 other games on Google Classroom.

After a nice run around in the sunshine we came back in , did our fluent in five maths warm up and then began to use base 10 to subtract 2 digit numbers.

We practised our poem for the Easter Service tomorrow and then began to watch the Easter Story.

Lunch was delicious- roat chicken or pasta and yummy chocolate crispie cakes for all who wanted them.

The afternoon has flown by wit coding in computing, learning about colours in French and then singing in music.

A truly WONDERFUL day 

Birthday Fun, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 23rd Mar 2021 @ 6:57pm

Today we have had a lovely day ceebrating the 7th birthday's of 3 members of the class.

We had time in the hall playng corners, musical statues and having a dance. We also did the hokey kokey.

Back in class we made a list of all of the things we would like to do for the rest of our party day. We chose a quix, charades, colouring, dancing, drawing and watching something on the big screen.

After lunch we managed to do all of those things as well as singing happy birthday and eating delicious birthday cake.

It really has been a lovely day .


Thank you Koalas, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 4:04pm

Thank you Koalas for a wonderful week. You have worked hard and done some amazing learning.

Your knowledge of the Great Fire of London is truly outstanding and your enthusisam for our book in English, Vlad and the Great Fire of Londo has been brilliant to see. 

In maths some of us have found using base 10 to add 2 two digit numbers a challenge but you jave all shown grit nd determination and you will all get there very soon.

Today learning about the census and linking it with your knowledge of the nativity story was great too. Your skills to draw your own tally charts to record the data we collected for our mini census really impressed me. 

It has been a perfect Longton week, well done everyone.

See you all next week for more fantasti learning and lots of Easter fun

Mrs Fletcher 

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