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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Year 3 had the most amazing day at Benacre open day. We got to learn about farming and what crops are grown on the estate. We then headed down to the coastal path in the afternoon to learn about coastal erosion and we were able to touch some fossils that had been discovered. We even got to handle the hounds that are involved in the farming and hold puppies that were in training too!

Hunting for Right Angles around the school

Stone Age Cave Art

Science- Investigating what soil is made from

Year 3 investigated soil using magnifying glasses to find out what soil is made from. We really enjoyed looking at the organic layer of the soil and finding live bugs and plants. 

DT- Designing and making a healthy sandwich

Exploring Stonehenge

Active maths outside exploring measure using metre sticks

PSHE Road Safety- we practised crossing the road safely.

Year 3 litter pick!

Today we really enjoyed going out and cleaning up our local area. We walked to Darby park and used litter pickers and gloves to collect pieces of plastic and rubbish. 

Using recycled plastic to create sea creatures to explore plastic pollution of the oceans.

Playing Card Games at the Care Home Community link visit

Inclusion week- foot and mouth painting

3G Class Assembly

3G really enjoyed their class assembly this week. We used the book 'What a Waste' to learn facts about our world and taught the rest of the school ways we can help save and look after our planet. 

Visit from an explorer!

Today we had a visit from an 'Ocean explorer', Mr Vander-molen. He spoke to us about which of the oceans he had travelled, taught us about life rafts and what these are used for and showed us the equipment that is used when signalling for help while on a life raft. We really enjoyed learning more about oceans from a real explorer!

Visiting Artist - Pony Trail

Rainforest environments in a box -Team challenge

Choir performance

Year 3 Kwik Cricket tournament

We are using 'The Day the Crayons Quit' to write informal letters.

Expedition to the South Pole in the footsteps of Captain Scott

Gymnastics sequences using rolls, balances and jumps on the large apparatus

Active maths sessions outside using the Tagtiv8 resources to find multiples

Community link with Beccles Care home- Drawing with the residents.

Science- Parts of a plant

Year Three Girls Football team!

We had a flag expert visit to talk to use about flags. We learnt new words like 'hoist' and 'canton' and we found out the meanings of different flags. Our challenge was to design a new flag for Beccles.

Winning entries for the Beccles flag design!

Packing essential items for our world explorer's world tour.

Doubling and halving Robot

Christmas Play Photos- Jesus' Christmas Party

November 2022- Norwich Castle Trip


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We had an amazing day at Norwich Castle yesterday, we loved going to different workshops to learn more about our Ancient Egyptian topic. It was a fascinating day and we enjoyed getting to look at the mummification process and seeing a real mummy from the Ancient Egyptian times!

November 2022- Christmas Tree Festival!

We have entered the Hungate Christmas Tree Festival this year! In our Art lessons recently we have been creating our 'Crown Jewels' tree decorations that are now on the tree. Please go down to Hungate this weekend and vote for our tree!

November 2022- Egyptian Day!

Year 3 had a fantastic Egyptian day this week! Thank you for coming into school in some brilliant Egyptian costumes! We started the day by learning about a shabti and used modroc to make our very own, which we will decorate once it has dried. We discussed how the Ancient Egyptians used shadufs to transport water from the River Nile and worked very well together in groups to build our own using pieces of wood, tape and string. The day continued as we tried and tested foods that Ancient Egyptians commonly ate. Lots of the children demonstrated great risk-taking skills when tasting foods they had never eaten before! We also learnt about the archaeologist Howard Carter who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and debated whether he should have removed the treasures from the tomb. We had a brilliant day learning lots more about our Ancient Egyptian topic!

November 2022- Pudsey Maths - Children in Need day

November 2022- Science- Investigating forces and friction

Year 3 had great fun exploring friction and forces during Science this week! We explored this by using the book from our Literacy lessons 'Journey', to investigate how we could make a toy boat travel across the guttering. We discussed the forces and friction involved in this.

Fitness circuit training using the Action Mats

We had fun retelling Traditional Fairy tales through our drama sessions outside .

Can you work out which tales we are retelling?

Outdoor learning- Drama - Traditional tales

Science - exploring how our muscles work in pairs to move our bones

3L Class Assembly - The River Nile

We went to look at our local river, the River Waveney to see what it was used for. We compared it to the uses of the River Nile in Ancient Egypt. We found out there were lots of similarities such as travel, swimming, irrigation, animals, leisure and trade. We found out that people do not wash their clothes or bath in the river today!


Trip to compare uses of the River Waveney with the uses of the River Nile

We are exploring 'The Magic Box' a poem by Kit Wright. We designed our own magic boxes and thought about what which feelings we would put into the magic box. We listened to the 'swish of a silk sari on a Summer's day' as this was one of the lines from the poem.

We are exploring 'The Magic Box', a poem by Kit Wright


Harvest - July 2022


Year three have been so excited to harvest the courgettes we grew in our new raised bed. Mrs Roffey then roasted them and we tried them with our school lunch!


Stone Age - July 2022


Year Three Stone Age day was fantastic! We explored life in the Stone Age by trying to build a Stone Age shelter and used sharp Stone Age flint tools to cut up fruit. We worked in groups to create amazing cave paintings and found out about the Beaker People and made clay beakers. We love learning outside and being active learners.





Year 3 Sports Day 2022

This Year's Sports day was 'The Commonwealth Games'
The children learnt all about the Commonwealth then took part in a flag parade as part of the opening ceremony using the Commonwealth flags

Polly Dunbar - May 2022


As part of our Arts week, Year Three were really lucky to have a visit from author and illustrator, Polly Dunbar. She talked about how she became an author and illustrator and how she gets her ideas. She read from one of her books  'Penguin' and we asked lots of questions. Thank you to Polly for sharing her work with us.



Arts Week - May 2022


Year Three have really enjoyed Arts week and have explored lots of different artists and different media. We have been inspired to create our own work and can't wait to show it all during our Arts festival this week. Please come along and see our amazing work!



Trinity Park - May 2022


Year 3 had a fantastic time at The Schools Farm and Country Fair at Trinity Park in Ipswich. They learnt a lot about how our food gets from the farm to the table and they explored activities such as food production, animal handling and countryside activities. The best parts of the day were the amazing sheep show and the tractor and trailer rides!



Symmetrical Eggs - April 2022


Class 3L had fun outside hiding and finding our symmetrical eggs for our Easter Egg hunt today. It was made extra challenging by the strong winds moving our eggs!





Cricket - March 2022


Congratulations to the Y3 cricket teams who took part in the North Suffolk tournament on Tuesday. The focus was on fielding skills and Albert Pye green came 3rd overall.


Eco Warriors - March 2022


Class 3L were Eco Warriors today! We cleaned up and improved lots of areas of our school site. We are looking forward to improving other local areas of Beccles next week.





Red Nose Day - March 2022


In class 3L we had great fun throwing red noses about to learn our quick recall of times tables! We worked together to solve lots of fun red nose maths problems.





World Book Day - March 2022

Flight of the Bumble Bee - March 2022


Year Three showed great listening skills listening to different versions of 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee'. They then had fun exploring the sounds made by different world instruments.



South Pole - February 2022


Class 3L had great fun going on an expedition to the South Pole and finding out all about Captain Scott. We wrote our diaries from the South Pole.




Drums - February 2022


Year 3 had fun learning about and listening to different drums from around the world. They then had a turn playing a selection of drums.




Times tables - January 2022


Class 3L have been really enthusiastic about all the different ways they can learn their times tables. We have tried books, posters, songs, raps, Supermovers dances, Times tables rock stars and our special times tables pencils! All these methods are really paying off!










Gymnastics - January 2022


Class 3L are enjoying the Gymnastics unit in PE this term. They are exploring jumps, rolls, and balances and had fun this week creating partner balances. They are looking forward to using the new apparatus in the next few sessions.







Egyptian Visit to the Norwich Castle Museum

Year 3 Christmas Play 2021

French Vocabulary - November 2021


3L pupils enjoyed sticking labels on their teacher today!


All agreed that it was a fun way to learn and remember the French vocabulary for parts of the body.



Egyptian Day - November 2021


3L had a great day exploring life in Ancient Egypt. We all looked great in our Egyptian costumes. We loved tasting the Egyptian food. We worked together in teams to build a shaduf to get water out of the River Nile! We made shabtis which are servants to help us in the afterlife!











As Part of our Ancient Egyptian topic we are 'Mummifying a Tomato!'

Miss Lane’s class chant

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Class 3L had great fun learning a chant about being a part of Miss Lane’s class. They added some BSL signs too!

Active Learners - October 2021


Year three were very #Activelearners today in their science sessions. They found out all about the function of their muscles and explored which muscles we use when we do different activities.



Cinderella - October 2021


3L had fun outside acting out our own versions of Cinderella. We made freeze frames of each scene. We love being active. Drama really helps us before we write our Cinderella stories.





Using the Sugar Scanning app to create a Healthy packed lunch

Trip to look at the River Waveney

Visit from Dippy on Tour

3L Tagtiv8 Active Maths session


Cave Paintings - July 2021


Class 3L enjoyed their last few days in Year Three outside in the sunshine working cooperatively to produce these amazing cave paintings!





Time and Tide  - 3L July 2021


3L had a fantastic visit to the Time and Tide museum for a 'Surviving the Stone age' day. They really showed how much they had learnt this term and had lots of fun at the same time!





Art Week - July 2021


Arts Week was lots of fun in Year Three!









Stone Age Day - June 2021


Stone Age day has been a great success in Year Three. We had fun working in tribes to build Stone Age shelters. We explored real Neolithic flints and used them to carve and shape vegetables. We found out all about The Beaker People and we made simple clay pots just like they did. The whole day has been great fun and we have learnt a lot!  #Active learning!





Pizza - May 2021


3L had fun designing, making and evaluating their pizzas in their DT session this week.


Cave Art - May 2021


3L have been exploring Cave Art and taking a virtual tour of the Lascaux caves  in France. Look at our fantastic Cave Art!


World Numeracy Day - May 2021


On World Numeracy Day 3L had great fun exploring tessellation.





Active Maths - May 2021


3L had great fun during their active maths sessions estimating and accurately measuring in and around the school grounds.







Henges - May 2021


Year 3 had great fun researching 'Henges' and designing and building their own henges. We had some interesting ideas about why and how they thought Stonehenge was built.





3D Shapes - May 2021 


3L had great fun solving a tricky challenge! See if you could solve it: Which 3D shape can you make from only 9 straws and 6 balls of plasticine?





Lego - May 2021 


3L had fun writing sets of written instructions for 'How to build a Lego digger'. They used bossy 'imperative verbs and adverbs. We love Lego in class 3L!



The Proudest Blue - April 2021


As part of our #NoOutsiders sessions, 3L listened to 'The Proudest Blue' story and found out what it means to wear a hijab. We were so lucky to have Miss Islam from Year 2 come and visit our class to answer all of our questions. She explained so beautifully how proud she was to wear one and what it represents for her.


Venn Diagrams - April 2021


Active learning for Class 3L out in the glorious sunshine sorting shapes in different ways using Venn diagrams. Caused lots of debate and discussions!





A Surprise Visitor - April 2021


Year 3 had a visitor in the classroom, a tiny field mouse crept in, so we rescued it then used the visit to inspire us to write a class poem!


Mouse in the classroom,

Hiding everywhere,

Behind a cushion, under a chair.


Mouse in the classroom,

Scurrying around,

Trying hard, not to be found.


Mouse in the classroom,

As black as soot,

Ah! He’s now, under my foot.


Mouse in the classroom,

Oh what a fuss,

He’s running around as fast as a bus.


Mouse in the classroom,

Oh what a to-do,

Three teachers and thirty children too.


Mouse in the classroom,

Oh what shall we do?

It really is a hullabaloo.


Mouse in the classroom,

Finally set free,

Now he can go home for his tea.


Mouse in the classroom,

Oh no, he’s come back,

And poor Miss Lane can’t bend her back.


Mouse in the classroom,

Mrs Powley can’t see,

That leaves Mrs Masterson and Mrs Cameron to set him free.


Written by Class 3L


Based on the poem ‘Dog in the Playground’ by Allan Ahlberg

Inspired by a mouse in the classroom yesterday morning.


Rocks and Crystals - April 2021


Year Three were very lucky to listen to a talk about 'Rocks and Crystals' as part of their science work. Mr Secker brought in a selection of rocks and crystals and we found out where they come from in the world and learnt all of their names. We were very lucky to handle some of them and find out how rare they were. This has inspired some of us to make our own collections! Thanks to Mr Secker for giving up his time.


Lost City - April 2021


We have been inspired this week by stories of a lost city. We explored the lost city and found abandoned buildings like temples. In drama we created these buildings and left coded messages for future visitors to find, explaining why the lost city had been abandoned. Some amazing writing and drama this week from Year 3!





Rainforests - March 2021


3L have been finding out all about deforestation of the world's rainforests. They worked together in teams to create these amazing 3D Amazon rainforests! They showed great teamwork.







Explorers - March 2021


3L have been researching famous explorers. We used our research to create these eye-catching information pages about each explorer. We are proud of our writing and glad to be back in school together! #wellbeing #backtoschool





Remote Learning - March 2021


In Year Three we have been celebrating all of the wonderful remote learning that the children did at home. We chose a small selection to display at school so we could all share it together. Well done Year Three!



Print Blocks - February 2020


Year three have been printing using their own print blocks. We were inspired by objects in the natural world and created our own hand-printed wallpaper. We are so proud of how they turned out!


Plants - February 2021


Year three found lots of creative ways to show their plant knowledge!



Year 3 Christmas Performance 2020

Egyptian Day - December 2020


 3L really enjoyed their Egyptian day exploring lots of exciting questions such as How did Ancient Egyptians get water out of the River Nile? and Why did they take statues of servants with them to the Afterlife?


A debate was held to decide whether or not Howard Carter should have left the treasures in Tutankhamun's tomb or not. We all learnt a lot and had great fun too!





Magnets - December 2020


In our science sessions Year three have been exploring magnets. We found out all about the poles and we investigated which materials were magnetic. We explored the forces involved. we love being scientists!


Quest - December 2020


Great excitement today as a present arrived for Year three to open! We were so pleased to unwrap it to find that it was a set of 'Quest' books! This is the sequel to the 'Journey' book we have been exploring. We were so excited and dived into the book immediately! We had so many questions to ask and to answer. We loved this book. You could feel the excitement in the room!



Magic Carpets - November 2020


Year 3 have been enjoying exploring the Journey book. They designed and made their own magic carpets to go on a journey around the world!





The forest beyond the door - November 2020


Year 3 have been looking through the door into the forest in the 'Journey' book. They have created some beautiful paintings of the forest beyond the door.



Children in Need - November 2020


3L had fun on Children in Need day with some Pudsey maths challenges and we raised lots of money for Children In Need.







Journey - November 2020


We explored forces in science using the aquaducts and canals from the ‘Journey’ book.







Ancient Egyptian Art - November 2020


Year Three have been exploring Ancient Egyptian Art. Look at our amazing display!





Mummification - October 2020


Year three had great fun finding out about mummification. We set up an investigation to mummify a tomato. We are going to leave them over time and observe what happens to the tomatoes. We can't wait to find out what happens.






Matball Club - October 2020


Our Year 3 Matball Club taking part in the NorthSuffolkSG In-school competition. The children completed all 4 for the challenges set with some fantastic passing/moving and scoring.



BSL - October 2020


Class 3L have been learning some BSL (British Sign Language) every week. This week we learnt the signs for families. Here we are signing brother, sister, father and mother.


We also really enjoy learning signed songs.


Flags - October 2020


Class 3L have really enjoyed taking part in Miss Lane's flag challenges. Can you guess what this week's and last week's flags were?


Edgar Degas - October 2020


Year Three looked at Edgar Degas 'Dancing Girls' paintings and were inspired to create some collages showing movement. They moved their bodies in different ways before making their masterpieces! We were all very impressed with the results!







The Human Body - October 2020


Year three have had great fun learning all about the human body. We found out how muscles work and learnt the names of all of the bones in our skeleton. We asked lots of scientific questions about bones and muscles and we used the laptops to research the answers to our questions.


Ancient Egyptian Writing - September 2020


Year 3 had fun exploring Ancient Egyptian writing. They wrote their names in hieroglyphics and decoded some Egyptian writing. They made their own cartouches using real papyrus. 



Egypt - September 2020


Year three went on a flight to Egypt. They flew on a five hour flight to Cairo. They made their own passports and enjoyed an in flight movie!


It was great fun!



The Magic Box - September 2020


The Year three children have been reading The Magic Box. A poem by Kit Wright.


We loved the rich language and imagery in the poem and particularly loved the line about 'The swish of a silk sari on a Summer's day.' We swished a real sari to see what sounds it made!