Year 3: The Zebras: Blog items

Cooking up a healthy lunch!, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 19th Feb 2024 @ 6:35pm

In Science we have been learning about healthy eating and seasonal fruits and vegetables.  As part of our DT topic we used our Scientific knowledge to design, make and of course eat a healthy vegetable tart. They were very yummy! 

Design Technology, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 19th Feb 2024 @ 6:31pm

So far in Design Technology we have made some very creative items. We started off the year improving our sewing skills and made some bright, decorative cushions. We learnt how to use a range of different stitching techniques. 

Our next project was to learn a range of joining skills to create a castle using 3D nets. We then learnt how to make a facade to mask the inside structure.  

Watching Year 3 Assembly, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 3rd Feb 2024 @ 5:00pm

The Lions loved watching the Year 3 assembly.  It was very informative.  Well done to Oliver who answered one of the quiz questions at the end correctly. 

Well done Year 3 - you shone brightly. 

Stone Age trip to Brockholes, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 17th Jan 2024 @ 4:04pm

Year 3 enjoyed learning about the Stone Age on their visit to Brockholes Nature Reserve. It was a cold, icy day but that didn’t spoil the fun!

We started the day learning how to use the forest to build Stone Age shelters. We were really successful at this and made some fantastic, strong structures.

Then we learnt all about food that the forest provides and went foraging for berries and nuts. We learnt which plants were suitable for eating and which plants were poisonous.

In the afternoon we played a Stone Age hunting game, made cave drawings on rocks and learnt how to make a fire. We even got to roast tasty marshmallows!

Eco Halloween, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 8:19am

A big thank you to some of the Eco team who helped Kelly create some funky Halloween decorations out of milk cartons They looked fab..and  the team enjoyed helping out!

Year 3 Enterprise, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 9th Oct 2023 @ 8:35pm

This week is Year 3 Enterprise.

We have been working hard making Rice Krispy Pumpkins.

We will be selling our yummy Krispy Pumpkins on Wednesday 11th October after school in the Quad.

Only 50p each!

So come along and grab a tasty treat.  

Apple picking, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 5th Oct 2023 @ 5:33pm

Thank you Eco team and Mrs Jackson who stayed behind after school to help pick the apples and pears. There are a lot bring a bag and help yourself after school tomorrow by the tuck shop, donations welcome!

Our Year 3 Classroom, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 31st Aug 2023 @ 1:24pm

I am looking forward to welcoming you all back to school tomorrow.  I am really excited to hear all about your summer holidays. 

Here are a few photos of our classroom. 

Mrs Simpson

Hickory's Brunch for lucky readers!, by Mr Kennedy

Date: 26th May 2023 @ 2:44pm

Big well done to all the children who attended Hickory's brunch today! The children won this lovely rewards from being in the lucky draw for reading every day. A big thank you to Hickorys Hutton for looking after us.

Arts week Tuesday, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 6:19pm

We began today by looking at images of the Great Fire of London. These werecomputer illustrations as well as the art work and displays that other children have done.  

We discussed the different medium which had been used; paper collages, oil pastels, pencil crayon, wax crayon, tissue paper, felt tips and paint.

There were two main parts to the art work - the flames and the buildings.  We explored the different medium to create flames in our art books. We also work on our own or in teams to create 3D houses.  

Arts week Monday, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 6:13pm

Today we were focusing on the Coronation.  We talked about what happened during the weekend events in London and in our own families.

We focused on symbols which linked to King Charles III to produce some art work. 

Art printing, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th May 2023 @ 1:50pm

Environment, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th May 2023 @ 1:40pm

This week we have been enjoying the lovey weather. We have been helping to improve our school grounds.  Brushing up and weeding were a few of our tasks.

Maths -fractions, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th May 2023 @ 1:37pm

We have been exploring recognising a third and finding a third of a number.

PE hitting skills, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th May 2023 @ 1:33pm

We have been practising our hitting skills over the last few weeks. 

Mad Science Assembly, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th May 2023 @ 1:32pm

We enjoyed a visit from Mad Science.  The assembly was full of excitement, fascinating facts and lots of wow moments.


Science - living or not living, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th May 2023 @ 1:29pm

We sorted pictures into living and not living.  We also discussed whether some things which were non living used to be alive.


Computing, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 2nd May 2023 @ 1:21pm

This half term we are learning all about programming.


Easter, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Mar 2023 @ 11:11pm

We have had a lovely week with lots of Easter activities.

The children have made cards, we have had our Easter bonnet parade, Easter bingo and our Easter service in church.

You are all very talented designers, the bonnets were amazing.  Well done.

Hickory's Brunch, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 30th Mar 2023 @ 9:12pm

Today 10 children from Year 2 to Year 6 had an amazing time at Hickory's. The group all earned the reward by reading every day. Names were drawn in each class from a lucky dip of all the children who have read every day . The children had an amazing time, making milkshakes, eating popcorn and pancakes. They also spent some time in the cinema, read their books, chatted, laughed and had fun.

Will you be in the next group of children who go for brunch? Read every day each week and yoyr name will get entered into the draw. 

The Great Fire of London, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Mar 2023 @ 9:17pm

The zebras thoroughly enjoyed their history visitor learning even more about the great fire of London.

It linked to our science learning about flammable materials and fire safety as part of our PSHE curriculum. 

DT healthy wraps, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd Mar 2023 @ 4:03pm

A special thank you  Mrs Reagan who has helped the children make their healthy wraps today.  We practised our being healthy, by cleaning all the surfaces before hand, giving our hands a good wash and washing up afterwards. 

Red Nose Day, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Mar 2023 @ 6:39pm

Congratulations to our Red Nose Day competition winners.

Their positive character trait Mr Men/Little Miss characters were put on a t.shirt for them to wear with pride.

Thank you to everyone who entered.  Certificates are on there way to each of you. 

The Bee Musical, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Mar 2023 @ 6:25pm

Congratulations Zebras.  You were amazing.

World Book Day 2023, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 5th Mar 2023 @ 6:38pm

Where’s Wally theme was a huge success.  The children looked fantastic, they have written some amazing postcards all about what Wally saw on one of his adventures. 

The children have brought home their very own Where’s Wally activity book, as a gift from us, so they can continue to enjoy reading for pleasure at home as well as school. 

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