24 Nov

Edible rocks!

This afternoon Mrs Dowson has been teaching the children about different types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous.  They used edible items to make the different types of rocks and  then drew real examples of each type.  They had lots of fun learning some quite tricky concepts and…

24 Nov

Pied Piper of Hamelin (by Robert Browning)

We have been reading the story and the poem of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.  Last week we learnt some of the first verse off by heart.  We hope you enjoy it!


23 Nov

Exploring packaging in D.T.

Today we started investigating different types of packaging for our new D.T. topic. We opened up lots of cardboard boxes to see how they were made. It was amazing that usually it was only one piece of cardboard used to make an entire box.  We then drew the different nets and looked at the…

21 Nov

Making healthy sandwiches in Y3

After weeks of investigating, tasting, planning and practising our cooking skills, the time had finally come where we could make our own sandwiches! We used our plans and prepared the food, using spreading, chopping, cutting and grating. We chose from different food groups and tried some new…

21 Nov

Rat Attack in Year 3 (Hamelin!)

In Year 3 we are reading the traditional story “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”.  Today we were attacked by imaginary plagues of rats! We pretended to be the townsfolk going about their business until the rats appeared… You can see our horrified reactions.


16 Nov

Ready, steady, cook!

Next week we are making our healthy sandwiches so this week we have been practising different food skills. We learnt how to chop using the bridge hold and a fork hold. We also practising peeling and grating and spreading. We enjoyed spreading the most as we were able to eat the bread once we had…

8 Nov

Y3 Super Speedy Maths

Y3 are working very hard towards their Super Speedy Maths target this week.  They are practising recall of all single digit number addition and subtraction facts.  The aim is to know these facts by heart.

15 Oct

Street Art in the Year 3 & 4 Corridor

Here are our finished pictures in the style of the street artist Keith Haring! We are really proud of them.


6 Oct

Tony Peek (Poet) in Year 3

To celebrate National Poetry Day, the poet Tony Peek came to Scotforth and visited Year 3 (as well as all the other classes!)  He performed lots of his poems (we particularly enjoyed his funny ones!) and helped us to write some alliteration poems and rhymes. We are looking forward to reading his…

6 Oct

Surveying sandwich fillings in Year 3

In DT we are going to be making sandwiches.  We started this week by discussing different sandwich fillings and came up with loads! We then carried out a survey to find out which sandwich fillings we prefer as a class. We used tallying to collect our data and next we will put our results into a…

4 Oct

Exploring atlases in Year 3

In geography we are finding out about the countries in different continents. Today we used the indexes at the back of the atlases to look up different countries such as Brazil, France and Egypt. We found out which continents the countries are in and also used the maps to find out which countries…

3 Oct

Art inspired by Keith Haring

We have been enjoying looking at the pictures of Keith Haring in our graffiti art unit. He uses bright colours to show lots of people, often moving and having fun! We particularly liked the picture ‘Dance Party’ and have made our own versions using collage. We had to practise drawing moving people…