Class 3

Class Three - 2017-2018

Class 2 have been busy making their own books based on their topic 'Kenya'. In C3, the children have been also been working hard in pairs to create their own Viking books. Both classes thoroughly enjoyed sharing their books with one another on Thursday afternoon and learning lots of interesting facts!

March 2018

On Tuesday Class 3 had fun in Science investigating the mysterious powers of magnets!

Some of the questions they had to investigate were.....

Do magnets work through water?

If the biggest magnet is always the strongest?

Are all coins magnetic?

February 2018

Recently in Computing, Class 3 have been learning how to use the online programme called Scratch. Scratch allows you to make short simple animations/programmes by fitting lots of blocks/instructions together in a sequence.

Most recently, the children have made their own interactive Birthday card and made a short simple animation of their name using Scratch.

We have also been practicing the basic skills of turning on and off a computer, logging on and off, typing on the keyboard as well as learning how to search for Scratch on the internet.


January 2018


Friday 10th November 2017


Creativity in Class 3


Here are some finished bookmarks that the children have been working on over the past few weeks.

This week Class 3 have been busy writing their own stories (based on our class story called Winter's Child) and writing them up in neat.



We've been creating our own little drawings based upon finger print paint dots.



In honour of Remembrance Day, Class 3 created their own tissue paper

collages of a field of red poppies.

Monday 23rd October 2017 Update


Pop Art in Class 3

Children in Class 3 have been creating their own Pop Art style portraits. The children painted over black and white photographs of themselves using vibrant colours.

Class Trip!

We have a class trip on Friday 3rd November to Buckland Abbey - please see the letter below!



Half Term Homework

Over half term, your homework is to play the 3 x table board game with someone at home.

You also have 10 of your own Danger Words to practice for Thursday 2nd November.

Have a wonderful half term everyone!

Friday 6th October 2017 - Update!

We have been busy finishing off our bookmarks this week and have been learning new stitches.

Our topic this term is Explorers, and on Friday the children were planning their own expedition in pairs.


Monday 25th September 2017 - Update!


We have been learning basic computer skills this term, such as turning and logging on and off a computer. We have also been learning to type things up on Microsoft Word.


This week, we have started decorating our own bookmarks with simple stitch patterns.


Children in Class 3 have been learning how to play the recorder with Sarah. They have been learning how to play a few notes and a simple tune.

Maths in Class 3

We have been learning about Place Value in Maths and working with numbers to 1000. We have also been practising working together as a team and solving problems.


Profile Artwork

The children in Class 3 have been using wax crayons and brusho to create their own profile pictures. We used a projector to draw the outline of everyone's profile onto a piece of paper on a blank wall. We then filled our silhouettes with pictures of things we like. Then we spread water over the outside of the outline and sprinkled different colours of brusho over to create the dappled effect.

Class Three - 2016/2017

Class 3 Update: July

Today, Class 3 had a bridge competition! Using a tray of newspaper, straws, pipe cleaners, cardboard and string, the children came up with a design and attempted to build the strongest and most attractive bridge. We had a really fun morning/afternoon making and testing these!

In 1st place, we had Magpies!! (a withstanding weight of 310g!)

In 2nd place was Herons:

In 3rd place was Robins:

In 4th place we had Puffins:

Over the past month, we've been busy doing lots of art - portraits, pirate drawings, collages and pastel drawings. Here are some photos of the children beavering away.

Come in to class and see more of our art work!

Healthy Eating

Here, the children in Class 3 picked their own salad from the school garden. In partners, we then put together our own salads using red leaf lettuce, spinach, tomato, beans, peppers and pea shoots. Yum!


Class 3 Update!

Recently Class 3 went to Holsworthy to take part in a dance workshop. Despite the very hot weather, everyone was full of enthusiasm and energy! The children behaved amazingly and were an excellent example of the school. They should be very proud of themselves!

We have been learning about different 2D and 3D shapes in class. This afternoon the children made different 3D shapes from polydron as well as creating as many nets as possible for a cube.

We have come to the end of writing our non fiction books! The children in Class 3 spent part of the afternoon sharing their books with groups of children from Year 2. Here are some photos of our lovely afternoon!

Class 3 Update!

We have been learning about angles in maths this week. Particularly we have been learning what right angles are and trying to find as many as possible in the playground! (See below)

Class 3 have been busily researching facts about the Vikings. They have been planning and writing their own non-fiction books that, once finished, will be shared with children in Class 2. Here are some pictures of them beavering away!

For the Bradworthy Arts Festival, Class 3 have been busy making their own masks to wear whilst performing their own weather dance. Their dances were recorded and played throughout the weekend in the school hall.


Class 3 were fortunate enough to have a session with Mrs Recycle on Thursday. The children made their own plastic flowers out of yoghurt drink pots, bamboo, plastic balls and pipe cleaners. Children also made their own turtles to remind everyone to look after our sea animals by improving how much plastic we recycle.

Science Update - Magnets!

Today we tested out the games we had designed in Science. They had to involve magnets and the use of attraction or repelling to move the pieces. We invited some of the Year 1's  to have a go too!

We had lots of fun playing the games and used lots of the knowledge we have learnt over the last few weeks in our topic.



Friday 31st March 2017

Seed tray gardens

Class 3 have been working hard in small groups to design and create their own seed tray gardens. Below are some photos of them hard at work as well as their finalised gardens!

Class 3 update - Cooking!

Class 3 have been practising how to write instructions. They spent the morning making their own chocolate Easter nests with Sarah.

Bee Talk

Class 3 went visited Julian’s Farm to learn about bees. The children came away full of lots of new facts about what bees do and why they are so important.

A massive thank you to Chris who gave up his time to give us all a really interesting talk about these little creatures!

Friday 17th March 2017

As part of our Maths work on Fractions, the children in Class 3 were given the following problem:

Below are some photos of the children attempting to tackle this problem and enjoying their doughnuts!

Friday 10th March 2017

As part of our topic on Extreme Earth, we carried out a mini experiment using jelly, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

The children in class had the opportunity to try out the steel drums this week. They enjoyed it so much that they continued learning 'Mary had a Little Lamb' on other musical instruments back in class!

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Class 3 Trip to Julian's Farm

This week, Class 3 spent the afternoon at Julian's Farm exploring the wildlife, trees and colours around them. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine! The children searched the farm for different colours, bugs and twigs. They also collected things throughout their walk on the farm and added them to their journey stick which we will be using in class for some map work. The children will also be writing some Spring poems using everything they collected with their senses in our afternoon on the farm.

Update: Monday 27th February 2017

In Maths we have been learning about Fractions. Today we have been making different non-unit fractions like 2/3, 7/8 and 5/6 etc. We have also started looking at equivalent fractions and understanding that 4/8 is the same as 1/2.

Wednesday 8th February 2017

We have been learning about rocks and fossils this half term.
This afternoon we had our own class museum to show off all our rock fossil and crystal collections. 
The children have really enjoyed this topic and have learnt a lot about how different rocks are formed.
A class of top Petrologists!

Tuesday 7th February 2017

This week, the children have been finishing off their volcanoes by painting them. The children will take these home after half term - some are hoping to use coca cola and mentos to create an eruption from their volcanoes. It would be great if we could see some photos of these eruptions after half term!

This afternoon the children were also finding out facts about volcanoes from the information books.

Volcanoes Research by Ewan Shadrick and Alan Anderson

Basalt is a volcanic rock and so is granite. Red-hot lava (liquid rock) shoots out of a volcano in a curtain of fire. Mount Etna's crater is 150,000 feet wide and 200,000 feet long.

Key Fact

Volcanic lava is hotter than iron and it melts at 1,535'C (2,795'F)

Friday 3rd February 2017

The children had a great time learning about Chinese New Year today.  They tasted noodles and green tea, and learnt lots about the festival.

Thursday 2nd February 2017

This week in Maths the children have been learning how to tell the time. They spent Thursday afternoon timing each other with a stop watch or sand timer to see how many times they could do things like hop and write their name in a minute. We had lots of fun!


Wednesday 1st February 2017 Class 3 Update

We have been learning about soil and to see if different types let water soak through or not.
There was a really muddy soil, normal soil and sandy soil.

The muddy soil didn’t let the water soak through and the normal soil let most water through.

We have also made some fossils using plaster of paris. We used some clay. We imprinted a shell in the clay and then filled it up with plaster of paris. We then waited for a week for it to set and then we took it out.

By Lissy and Fred.

Class 3 Update - Friday 27th January 2017

This week in music we have been practicing how to play different instruments in time with different counts.

In Literacy we have been learning about techniques to use in persuasive writing. This week the children have made their own 'Cycle to school/work' posters for their homework.

The children in Class 3 have been learning about a new topic called Extreme Earth. They have been learning about how the Earth is made of tectonic plates and are beginning to learn about volcanoes. The children have been busy working hard on making their own volcanoes from a plastic bottle, some cardboard, paper mache and lots of glue! Check out the photos below to see how they've been getting along.

Christmas Cooking

When we did some Christmas cooking we mixed condensed milk with flour and sugar to make some sweets. We then dried them and put them in the boxes we made. By Minnie

Today at Rosemoor we did a lot of things. We went on a walk and found lots of pretty leaves. We collected plants that were different colours of the rainbow. We went to the playground/brash. We dyed string with onion skin, logwood and madder root.  On the way we found a hobbit house and a bug hotel. We also made fish with reeds. It was fun.

By Minnie and Charlotte

See below for photos of our fantastic day out at Rosemoor!

Topic in Class 3

This week children have been learning about the moon including the main different phases. Using biscuits children made these phases: new moon, first quarter, full moon and third quarter.

Music in Class 3

Today we learnt about crotchets and quavers. We practiced as a group and then performed to the class. We then wrote about who played in our group and what beat we all did. By Ewan

River Dipping at Julian's Farm

On Thursday 29th September 2016 Class 3 went to Julian's Farm for a morning. We met three people called Izzy, Amber and Harry. They were going river dipping and we helped them. We carried the things to the river. We found all sorts of bugs like flat bodies, shrimps and lots more interesting things. We also found a grass hopper. By Olivia

Class Three - 2015/16

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This week at Forest School the children in Class 3 had the opportunity to choose form different activities to take part in. Some took part in finding the Green Man (can you spot them hiding in the photo?) whilst some children decided to teach others how to play the game they had made last week. All the children made their apple snack using the blackberries they had picked previously which were kindly cooked on the camp fire by Claire. A massive thank you to everyone who helped with transport this week and the fantastic team at Forest School. We hope you enjoy the photos!
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Last Thursday, the children in Class 3 took part in a session on Aboriginal Dance with Sue. The children had a fantastic time and learnt how to dance to Aboriginal music using different techniques such as stamping, jumping and using their hands to express feelings and stories. A massive thank you to Sue for such a wonderful session!
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This week at Forest School, the children continued with some of their activities from last week. Some children continued creating their own Green Man using moss, leaves, mud and other plants. Others continued making camouflage capes out of branches and leaves to hide under later from us all! There were also groups of children collecting blackberries and making aboriginal games from branches, string, pine cones and wooden counters. A huge thank you to all the parents who transported children to and from Forest School, and to all the adults who worked with the children in the morning.

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Class Three - This Year (2014/15)

This photo shows our Year Three children busily at work, or at least posing for a photo, in our school garden this Autumn.
It addition to their hard work here they've also been out and about to Rosemoor Gardens and Julian's Farm where they've been learning about how things grow.
Hopefully this will make their garden project a huge success.
We're certainly all looking forward to tasting all of their produce.

Using our local environment as an effective learning resource is a big part of what we are trying to achieve as a school.
Forest School has been a part of this for several years now.
This term children in our Reception, Year One, Year Two and Year Three Classes have all benefited from this wonderful experience with weekly half day sessions.

Class Three - Previous Years

Friday 25th May

Classes 3 and 4 have been acting out their sketches for the book that they have been studying - Kasper Prince of Cats by Micheal Morpergo


Classes 3 and 4 have been working hard on developing an information / non-fiction book of their own choice, including how to add an interesting introduction, producing a useful contents page, glossary and index.

We have had lots of fun researching facts on our own chosen subjects, from dogs, Egypt, waves, football to the RNLI.

We brought in books from home, raided the school library and searched on-line.

Next Term we will be sharing our books with Years 5 and 6.

If you want to find out more about carding a wave, how long ago Veloceraptors lived or fascinating facts about life in the oceans, ask us in Classes 3 and 4.