Year 3: The Zebras: Blog items

MAD SCIENCE Assembly, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 31st May 2024 @ 11:33am

We enjoyed our visit from Mad Science.  Lots of fun and learning.  I'm sure we will all be trying the balloon and hair experiment!

Forms have gone home if you would like to be a part of the Mad Science after school club.



Which digestive is the best dunker?, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 30th Apr 2024 @ 7:07pm

Our favourite Science lesson so far this year was investigating which digestive biscuit was the best dunker. We found out the dark chocolate digestive was the best for dunking with a cup of tea. This is because it has a protective layer which slowed down the rate it dissolved and was more absorbent. It was a very messy investigation but we really enjoyed it! So if you are wondering which biscuit to eat with your brew, a dark chocolate digestive is the best choice. 

Learning about the parts of a flower, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 30th Apr 2024 @ 6:58pm

We have been learning about the different parts of a flower. We dissected a tulip so we could identify the different parts. We then presented our knowledge to the class. It was really fun!  

Fun with Micro Bits, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 30th Apr 2024 @ 6:52pm

We programmed Micro Bits to create high visibility safety bands for vulnerable road users in Design Technology. We learnt how to code the Micro Bit to give signals such as left, right and slow down. 

Light Investigations, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 30th Apr 2024 @ 6:46pm

Year 3 have lots of fun in Science. We have been investigating light and shadows. 

We found out the closer an object is to a light source the larger the shadow becomes. 

We also investigated different materials to find out if they were transparent, translucent or opaque. 

Alice in Wonderland Production, by Mr Kennedy

Date: 19th Apr 2024 @ 2:49pm

What a show! Longton children had the pleasure of enjoying a fantastic production of Alice in Wonderland on Monday. 

Jack and the Beanstalk, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Mar 2024 @ 8:48pm

The Lion and the Zebra tribe performed their production of Jack and the Beanstalk to the school and their families this week.   There were all outstanding.  I'm sure you will agree, if you came to watch, the children shone brightly, from amazing acting and character voices to the fabulous singing.  Their enthusiasm was fantastic.  We are all very proud of them. 



Computing Microbit Fun!, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 9th Mar 2024 @ 2:12pm

We had a great computing lesson on Friday with Miss Sanders. We used Microbits and Makecode to program LED lights. We'll be using our new knowledge and skills to create a hi-vis band in Design Technology to keep road users such as cyclists, horse riders, dog walkers and pedestrians safe at night. Keep an eye on our blog to see the finished products. 

World Book Day Rocks!, by Mrs Simpson

Date: 9th Mar 2024 @ 2:04pm

Multiplying Menace, The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin by Pam Calvert was our inspiration for World Book Day. We had great fun dressing up as Rock Stars and writing our own story in the same style. 

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.


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Main Contact: Georgia Whiteman or Nicola Cox

Tel: 01772 612495

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