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…

2 Oct

Fluent Fables (reading with expression and flow!)

In English we have been reading lots of different fables. We have been looking especially at Aesop’s fable, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’.  Today we practised reading it aloud and taking the different character roles. We had to look carefully at the inverted commas (speech marks) to see the exact…

2 Oct

Our Grafitti Tags

We have been exploring at the different "tags" that graffiti artists such as Banksy use.  They are like their autographs.  We designed our own and cut out stencils from our designs.  Graffiti artists often use spray paints with their stencils but we sponged different colours instead.  We then used…

26 Sep

Place Value work in Y3

In maths we have been focusing on making numbers up to 1000. We have made and partitioned numbers using arrow cards and we played 3 digit races where we had to run to hoops labelled HUNDREDS, TENS and ONES to make a number.  We are becoming experts in knowing what each digit is…