Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Winchester Science Museum

On Friday, Year 3 had a visit from Winchester Museum.  We were learning about what colours we can see in a shadow. We made predictions about which colours we thought might show up. Some of  us thought yellow or green or blue.  We made shadow puppets in groups and stuck the coloured paper on the front.  We realised that the coloured paper didn’t show up on the shadows created by the shadow puppets because the card blocked out all of the light.

Today we started to think about which materials to use to create our shadow puppets.  We discovered that coloured plastic did create a colour shadow and that we could create new colours by putting two pieces of coloured plastic together such as yellow and blue to create green.  We also decided that card was the best material to use for creating our shadow puppets because it gave a clear shadow and was a strong material so would not go floppy.

Could you please bring in any spare cardboard tomorrow so the children can create their shadow puppets this week.

Thank you

Year 3 team

Fabulous Fractions and a lot more…


Some children have already completed the abacus Maths game following on from the fraction work that the children have been completing in class.

We have been talkiing to the children about how the fraction needs to be split into equal parts.  Have a look at these websites to help the children consolidate this idea. 🙂


The children have been learning their words for this week using rainbow writing. I’m sure the children would love to share this experience with you at home.


We are nearly ready to start writing our Playscript based on the story of the Gruffalo.  Over the next few weeks we will be changing this into a shadow puppet show for the Reception children to enjoy! We’re looking forward to this.


Don’t forget we have Intech visiting on Friday to teach us all about shadows and how they are formed!

Year 3 team


Top Marks Times Tables

‘Top Marks Maths’ website is a great resource for playing online games with your children at home.

Try playing this game everyday for a couple of minutes to see if the children can improve their rapid recall of the times tables facts.




Our Church visit.

Year 3 and 6 had a lovely time at the church this morning.  The weather held off thankfully and we even had some sunshine as we walked. Father Kevin gave us a tour of the Church and talked about the different symbols in the Church.  Our Mass today was called ‘Prayers’. Well done to all of the readers today and to all of the children for their beautifully singing along to the hymns.

Another huge thank you to all of the parents who came along with us today. We hope you enjoyed our Mass as much as we did.

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 3 Team

Mass – 7th November 2014

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have offered their services with walking to the church tomorrow morning.  If you are walking with the children in the morning, please arrive in school at 9:20am as we will be leaving the school at 9:30am.  You are welcome to wait at school after dropping off your child until this time.

If you are meeting us at the church for the service, it will be starting at 10:45am.  Please arrive at the church for this time.

We will be back to school by lunchtime and so lunch will continue as normal.

Year 3 team


Winchester Science Museum Visit for Year 3 and 4

Winchester Science Museum Visit for Year 3 and 4

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 21st November, the children will be lucky enough to have a visit from a specialist Science teacher from Winchester Science Museum.  She will be spending the morning with the Year 4 children who will be taking part in the ‘Sounds interesting’ workshop.  In the afternoon, she will be working with the Year 3 children on the ‘lights and shadows’ workshop.

In both workshops, the children will be able to have a hands on experience using the resources provided by Winchester Science Museum. The workshops are designed to be investigative and will support the curriculum covered this term in both Year groups.

We would be grateful for a contribution of £2.00 for your child’s workshop.  If you are able to pay online this would be greatly appreciated as this is a more secure way of paying.  If not, please send your contribution into your child’s class teacher in a named envelope.

Year 3

Welcome back Year Three

Welcome back to all of our Year Three’s! We hope you have all had a fun filled and relaxing half term. We are all ready to go with an exciting new topic this term, called fireflies! It is a science based topic focusing on light, we will be learning about how we see things, shadows and reflections. The new homework pyramid focusing on our new topic will be handed out this week.

This Friday, the 7th November 2014,  Year Three and Year Six will be holding  a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Waterlooville. It will start at 10:45 and we would love for you all to be there. If there are any parents that would be able to help us walk the children down to the church we would be extremely grateful! We will be leaving school around 9:30 and aim to be back at school by 12:00, if you would like to help us walk down to the church please write a note in your childs diary so we can confirm numbers, thank you!

Exciting news: Next week starting from Wednesday 12th November to Friday the 14th November Year Three will be taking part in scooter training, we will be sending out more information on this, this week.

Hope to see you all on Friday


Miss Shaw and Miss Turner