Category Archives: Year 3

Y3 Investigate Numbers Like Pythagoras

Y3 Investigate Numbers Like Pythagoras

Last week, we all took part in some Pythagorean challenges and investigated square numbers, just like the ancient Greek, Pythagoras.  Following these investigations, we looked at a variety of statements by ancient Greek thinkers and had to prove whether they were correct or incorrect.  Come and take a look at our work:

Y3 say ‘WeDo’ to Building Mechanisms

Y3 say ‘WeDo’ to Building Mechanisms

Year 3 have been building a series of mechanisms (gearing mechanisms, cam mechanisms, lever mechanisms, etc.) using LEGO.  They then learned how to program these mechanisms to move using WeDo.  They learned so much that they were able to apply their computing knowledge to building dancing birds, moving crocodiles, goal kickers, dancing people and drumming…Read More

Y3 Investigate like Archimedes!

Y3 Investigate like Archimedes!

As part of our Ancient Greece Creative Curriculum topic, Y3 have been learning about that great inventor, scientist, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer, Archimedes and how taking a bath led to Archimedes’ great idea – Eureka! For the story of how he used this idea to help the King of Sicily solve the problem of his…Read More

Y3 Are Someone’s Reason To Smile: Anti-Bullying Week!

Y3 Are Someone’s Reason To Smile: Anti-Bullying Week!

Our whole school held an Odd Socks day for Anti-Bullying Week on 12th November to celebrate what makes us all unique!  Year 3 also took part in #ChooseKindness with Bullying UK to help stand up to bullying.   On a video we watched we were shocked to find out that, according to the National Bullying Survey in…Read More

Y3 Tynemouth Trip!

Y3 Tynemouth Trip!

We had the most wonderful time on our trip to Tynemouth on Wednesday 10th July.  We visited the park (where the monks of Tynemouth Priory kept their gardens), North Shields Fish Quay (where we saw the superb sculpture commemorating all the fishermen lost at sea), Admiral Collingwood’s monument, Tynemouth Priory, and King Edward’s Bay.  Thank…Read More

Y3 Geography: Comparing Chile and England

Y3 Geography: Comparing Chile and England

We are very lucky that Alice in our class is from Chile and would like to say a huge thank you to her Uncle Luis for giving up his time this morning to share his knowledge about the country in which they were born.  Take a look at all the work we have been doing…Read More

Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Last Wednesday we had a visit from Sarah Lord, an iron age woman who taught us all about the history of pottery from the Palaeolithic era to the Iron Age.  We made our own Prehistoric pots using natural objects and tools that Prehistoric people would have used.  You can see it all here!  What a…Read More

Y3 Science:  Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Y3 Science: Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Using models of different tree seeds that Mother Nature had designed to disperse far from the parent tree (in order to have space, more light and more water to grow), Year 3 investigated the design of 8 different seeds.  Each Year 3 scientist, with the help of our Work Experience volunteers, pretended to be the…Read More