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Welcome to Year 3!

Yellow 1 - Miss Treasure -

and Mrs Harrison, Mrs William and Mrs Emsen


Yellow 2 - Mrs Ede -

and Mrs Williams, Mrs Boud and Mrs Rowles


Alternative Sports

Me, myself and I stunning start!

Welcome to Year 3


Yellow 1:

Class teacher: Miss Ackland

Teaching assistant: Mrs Carter


Yellow 2:

Class teacher: Miss Widdison (Monday and Tuesday)

Miss Thomas (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Teaching assistant: Mrs Harrison

Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking Workshop


Year 3 have thoroughly enjoyed their day with Historic Workshops. They have learnt about and examined Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking armour, taken part in their own mini archaeological dig and thought about what the Romans did for us. They have been fully engaged throughout the day and asked lots of interesting questions.

Dupath Farm

Year 3 had a fantastic time visiting Dupath Farm. We visited the sheep, lambs (some were only a few hours old) and cattle. We learnt a lot about caring for the animals and were able to ask lots of questions.


Equaliter ambula”


The children in Year 3 had a great time invading year fives classroom this afternoon.

Beforehand, the children became a member of the Roman army and had to prepare their own armour, plan for their mission and cook themselves some food and undertake training. The children also took part in marching training where they learnt lots of new commands to follow.

Check out some of the photographs of our stunning starter below:

Searching for Fossils in Charmouth 

Honey Fair

Year 3 had a wonderful time at the honey fair today. We made pasties, visited the bees and got to experience some interesting animals.

Our Stunning Starter

WOW! What an exciting way to start off Year 3’s new topic ‘DINO-MITE’

The Year 3 children kicked started the new academic year with a stunning starter. The children started the day by finding dinosaur eggs in the forest school area. The children decided to hatch the eggs by smashing them to pieces (they had a lot of fun doing this). Within the eggs the children revealed mini dinosaurs and their name tags. The children then researched their dinosaurs and created habitats for them to live inside the classroom with us for the duration of the new topic.

For the rest of the day, the children had an extremely good time creating dinosaur poo and dinosaur headpieces. They also used an app on the iPads which allowed them to bring a dinosaur back to life and have a photograph with it.

Check out some of the pictures from the day.

So far for our Sports Week...

I love Rock and Roll!!!

For our stunning starter, we put on Callington's Got Talent! The children practised their acts over the holidays and came back with a huge variety of acts. We have definitely got talent! The acts varied from, gymnastics to singing to jokes and to even magic! They thoroughly enjoyed this show. We even had a special guest judge! We look forward to what the rest of the topic may bring.

I Love Rock and Roll Stunning Starter

Survivor of the Fittest Stunning Starter!

Survivor of the Fittest

Stunning Start

For our stunning start, year 3 took part in a forest school focusing on surviving out in the wild. The children learnt how to whittle sticks, make a shelter and make a fire. We then toasted mini-sausages on our whittled sticks and drank hot chocolate!


Welcome to Year 3!


Yellow 1:

Class Teacher: Miss Treasure

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Harrison


Yellow 2:

Class Teacher: Mrs Ede

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Holman

Marvellous Middle - Singing sea shanties and crimping pasties!

Celtic Cornwall Stunning Starter!

This term we are going to be delving into the magic of our local area, Cornwall. For the stunning starter, the children spent the day making delicious pasties, create a puppet show for a Cornish Myth and an information booklet all about Cornwall. The children especially enjoyed the part we they tried the pasties in the afternoon. As a year group, we are really looking forward to the next term of learning!



Winter Olympics Stunning Start!

Our fantastic finish! The Callington Carnival in the hall!

Our trip to the Eden Project

Forest School!

Brazil Stunning Starter!


Our new topic for this term is all about Brazil, and for our stunning starter we completed many exciting activities to get us into the carnival spirit!

The children made delicious chocolatey treats that children in Brazil enjoy. They also created colourful wings that will go onto a giant parrot for our fantastic finish. Finally they took part in their own research, and created a fact file on Brazil. The children are very eager to learn more about Brazil! 

Welcome to Year 3!


Yellow 1:

Class Teacher: Miss Treasure

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Harrington, Mrs Dunne


Yellow 2:

Class Teacher: Mrs Ede

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Holman


Year 3's Marvellous Middle trip to the Eden Project.


As part of our topic 'Grow it, Pick it, Eat it!' we had an exciting trip to the Eden Project to see where some of our food comes from and how it is part of a Global Market. We got to explore the Rainforest Biomes and take part in a Crazy Chef Challenge where we had to use clues and a map to find hidden ingredients from around the world to make a cake.


Year 3 enjoyed a great week celebrating Best of British, participating in a school subject election and celebrating the Queen's Birthday by dancing through the decades!

We carried out some British sports - of course it was raining so they were all inside!

We painted in the style of Alison Lapper who was a famous artist during the 2000's.

We cooked a traditional British picnic food, cheese straws.

We created music based on our focus song by Franz Ferdinand, a singer from the 2000's.

We invented a confetti launcher to celebrate the Queen's Birthday.

During the Thursday, general election day, we held our own in school election and voted for our favourite subject party.

Finally, we showcased our amazing dance skills by performing a dance to Take Me Out in front of the whole school and parents and family friends.





Nine Ashes Day 2

Another amazing day at Nine Ashes and great fun has been had by all. Today we have eaten super snacks cooked on our own bushcraft fires, we created fantastic flintstone carts and zoomed down zip wire! 

Nine Ashes Day 1

We've had an amazing start to our residential! We're now enjoying the evening sun after an action packed day.  Today we have been riding quad bikes, climbing walls and crawling through tunnels! We're all looking forward to tomorrow's adventures. 

Day 1

Grow it Pick it Eat it Stunning Start

We discovered that lots of food came from plants and were surprised by quite a few! Throughout the day we planted sunflower seeds, picked some radishes, looked at beans which were still growing and tasted a range of fruit and vegetables as well as making amazing tissue paper sunflowers. We took part in a workshop called “Farm to Fork” where we learnt about healthy eating and got to make our own muesli. Did you know that many of our healthy snacks come from plants? We are looking forward to seeing how our tall our sunflowers will get!

Year 3's Yabba Dabba Doo Fantastic Finish

Year 3 had a fantastic time where we got to experience many Stone Age activities such as: shelter building, fire making, tool making and hunting. 

Our Bronze Age Week

Equality and Diversity Day

Our focus for Equality and Diversity Day was families.

We started the day thinking about what made us similar and what made us different. This led into a discussion about how our families were different.

We looked at how different families were made up: those found in story books, those found in the animal kingdom and those found in real life.

We also discussed how changes can affect our families. Sometimes changes can be a bit scary so we thought about what we could do to help each other.

We ended the day by making “Family Cards” which we gave to our family to show how much we appreciated and loved them.

Year 3 E-safety Day February 2017

Year 3 started off the day discussing how the internet can be so much fun and can be used for many different things. We completed surveys and discovered that the most popular use of the internet in year 3 was watching youtube!

After that, we started to think about the internet a little bit more and discovered that anybody and everybody can put things on the internet and that we cannot always trust what we see or read. We must take responsibility when we are online and one way is by protecting ourselves - keeping our Personal Information including our identity, passwords, images and addresses safe. We created amazing posters to remind us of the things we need to keep private.

Then we looked at communicating on line. We role played what could happen to pictures when they were posted on line. Each child drew a picture, “posted” it then commented on other people’s pictures. Through this activity we started to discuss how our messages can have a huge impact on other people’s feelings and how any negative messages could lead to cyberbullying. This activity was very thought provoking and everyone understood the importance of being kind online and what we should do if we felt cyberbullying was happening to us.

To end our day, we listened to some fun songs which reinforced our learning about protecting personal information and being responsible on line.

KS2 Maths Workshop Handout - January 2017


Another amazing start to a new topic.  We are really excited about learning about the Stone Age.  After creating our own Cavemen we then had the challenge of making tools - but were not given any glue or sticky tape!  We also made tooth necklaces.



Science Week


We had a really exciting start to 2017, coming back to school and spending 4 days being scientists.  Our focus area was "changing materials".  Over the 4 days we learnt a huge amount about solids, liquids and gases, changing materials using forces, the effects of heating and cooling materials, reversible and irreversible changes and separating and dissolving different materials. 

"I loved melting the chocolate."

"We were surprised by how to recycle paper."

"I discovered that some liquids moved really slowly!"

Some of our amazing displays showcasing our learning


Year 3 have all worked extremely hard this half term learning all about space.  Our focus in science was electricity where we learnt how to create circuits. We then put all our learning into practise and  made our own motorised moon buggies.  

For our Fantastic Finish we had a visit from Space Lab Planetarium . We actually felt like we were in space!  We then had moon buggy races!


Forest School


Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic, space themed forest school day.

Alternative sports Hand Ball


We enjoyed and played a new sport called hand ball which was fast paced and exciting.

Year 3 Judaism

Today, Year 3 were lucky enough to have a Jewish speaker, Elizabeth, to tell us all about Judaism. Elizabeth was born Jewish and was able to answer our many questions as she told us stories and facts about her religion, belief and lifestyle.


We looked at the amazing writing on scrolls. Elizabeth did not read from the scroll but sang the words to us in Hebrew.


Jewish people originally had a temple where they would make sacrifices three times a day. Nowadays, there is no temple as it was destroyed and Jewish people now pray three times every day instead.


All Jewish laws are written in the Toran, the Jewish bible which Jewish people follow.


Meat and milk cannot be eaten together so Elizabeth told us that she had never eaten a pizza with a meat topping or a cheese burger!


The Star of David came from the story of David and Goliath. David became king and the symbol on his shield was the six pointed star.


Jews wear kippahs on their head as they believe that God is always with them and they should not be seen before a King with a bare head.


We discovered about Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest and were very shocked by some of their rules – no TV!  We role played a Shabbat meal and compared our day of rest to Shabbat.


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What an amazing start to our new Space themed topic!   The children in year 3 are really enthused about the topic already.  We started off the day investigating the size of planets and their distance from the sun. We were all quite shocked at how vast our solar system really is. After, we watched a rocket launch and created our own model rockets.  Our finale to the day was actually launching our rockets.  They were amazing!  There was a real buzz to the whole day and we are all really exciting about our new learning.

Year 3's Fantastic Finish


Year 3's fantastic finish to Dartmoor Zoological Park was a huge success where the children were able to present their fact file on a certain big cat located at the zoo.

Year 3 Forest School


We had a fantastic day of forest school where we had a mini beast hunt, made a camouflage hides and created models of big cats.


Today Year 3 had their Stunning Starter for their new topic Fierce Felines!

We designed and created our own mixed up animals. In the afternoon we created animal enclosures in the forest school area.

Road to Rio  Stunning Start

Preparing flags and banners

Our Opening Ceremony Parade

Alternative Sports

Vicious Vikings Fantastic Finish


Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their topic “Vicious Vikings”.  Our topic culminated in the creation of our own Viking boats followed by a Viking Raid!  All year 3 Vikings travelled to local woodland where we participated in a treasure hunt game and “raid the nest”. The winning team managed to raid over 90 pieces of golden treasure!


Those of us who went on the Roseland Residential had a fantastic time.  Here is just a snap shot of some of the amazing activities that we enjoyed.

On days 2 and 3, the rest of year 3 have been busy cooking delicious treats and making 3D letters out of paper mache. Today we have covered them in tissue paper ready to take home tomorrow. 

This afternoon we have a pyjama party where we get to eat our yummy treats and watch a DVD. We are looking forward to everyone coming back to school tomorrow. 

Day 2 and 3

While the rest of year 3 are in Roseland, the rest of year 3 have spent the day doing forest schools. We played lots of team building games, completed a treasure hunt around the school and spent the afternoon building dens. We had great fun! 

Forest Schools

Year 3 had a super forest schools. We definitely developed our team work skills as all of our activities involved working with partners from a different class to our own.  Great fun was had by all.  We played games, wrote our messages using runes, completed a scavenger hunt, invented tree Vikings, created A frame Viking structures and of course enjoyed free play, tasty marshmallows and hot chocolate.  

Esafety Day May 2016

Year 3 decided to focus their learning on age restrictions and the appropriateness of games and content on the internet. 

We were very surprised learning about some age restrictions – often not being able to guess the age of the game by looking at the picture.  Then there was lots of discussion about the reasons why we actually needed age restrictions and how important it was to take notice of them.  This led into thinking about age restrictions for social media sites and again we discussed the impact of what could happen if we did not adhere to age restrictions.


Imagine a world with no age restrictions – A disaster waiting to happen!


This inspired us to create some art work and animations about how dangerous it could be.

Imagine a world without any age restrictions.......

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Consequence: to play or not to play


Everyone is really excited following our stunning start.

Viking shields, Viking names, Viking cooking and Viking brooches.  What a busy, exciting day! 

Camp Out Fantastic Finish!


Wow! What a fantastic finish! Year 3 came back to school in the evening to pitch tents.  We had an amazing time chatting in the tents, telling stories and lighting up the dark with our homemade torches.  The evening ended with a campfire feast of beans, sausages, hot chocolate and of course marshmallows! frown

River Dart Country Park.


Year 3 all had an amazing day visiting River Dart Country Park as part of our "Camp Out" topic.  We became campsite inspectors and rated how good we thought the facilities were.  We all agreed that we'd love to go camping there. A big thumbs up from us!no

Equality and Diversity Day

Year 3

Today, when we were thinking about equality and diversity we discussed ageism.  In particular we focused on the elderly.  We initially discussed what age we considered to be “old” and created a list of adjectives that described elderly people.  We then looked at each adjective and realised that they were not age specific and could be used to describe any age.  We repeated this, thinking about any words that came to mind when thinking about elderly people. Again, we quickly realised that these words really could be used for any age range and discussed age stereotypes.  We particularly enjoyed acting out activities and discussing the type of music that different ages listened to and found it very difficult to work out who was which age range, once again breaking down age stereotypes.

We realised that age was not a barrier to achieving and were very impressed when we watched a video of a man running a marathon – he was 104 years old!  We were then inspired to create our own books thinking about what we hoped to achieve as we got older! 

Extreme reading for Book Week

Fab Forest Schools 


On Monday and Tuesday, Yellow 1 and 2 went out to do Forest Schools. In the morning we played lots of games where we had to follow instructions to help us with our literacy work on instructions. After play, we worked in groups and we made our own mini fires. We had to think carefully about the instructions as we are going to be writing a clear set of instructions this week. 

Finally, after lunch we worked in groups to make a tent. Miss Johnston and Mrs Hume threw some water over us to see if they were waterproof! 

Welcome to Year 3!


British Values 

Today we are thought about how Britain is a multicultural nation.

We discussed the phrase 'Cultural Diversity' and how it means a range of different societies or people of different origins, religions and traditions all living and interacting together.

We discovered that Britain has benefited from diversity throughout its long history and is currently one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.

We found out how the Caribbean has influenced and had an impact on our life in Britain, thinking about the food we eat, the music we listen to, and the traditions we celebrate.


Throughout the day we enjoyed finding out about Caribbean communities living within Britain, eating delicious Caribbean food and participating in our own carnival inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival. 

Did you know that…

The Notting Hill Carnival attracts around 1 million people each year, making it one of the world’s largest street festivals, and a significant event in British culture.

In 2006, the British public voted it onto the list of icons of Britain!

Camp Out! 

Year 3 are extremely excited about their new topic “Camp Out”.

The teachers decided that they were going to go camping for the day but when they looked in their rucksacks they hadn’t packed anything useful!  Our first task was to help them and plan what they would need to pack.  We then designed and made our own campsites and tents.  Have a look at our amazing work!