Welcome to Year 3

with Miss Borley, Mrs Griffin



Year 3/4 Common Exception Words


Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well.

The last two week have been so busy, and action packed including some special visitors! In Geography we have been back to Back Beck to see where it meets Town Beck after the rain. This was much more spectacular than it was during our walk due to higher river levels. Thank you again for all coming to the showcase. The children absolutely loved having you all there and showing off their learning. During science week the AEG came and further embedded our learning about rivers. The children enjoyed a morning outside fishing in the beck, catching animals and looking at them more closely. The children used pipettes to move the animals into the observation tray. The children then made natural art linked to Andrew Goldsworthy. Another thank you to you for coming to the reading on Friday morning, again another thoroughly enjoyable activity with the children.

See you soon. Miss B

We have had a fantastic couple of weeks. In English we have thoroughly enjoyed starting our new text and enjoyed a magic show from one of our budding magicians. We have even taught each other some tricks too! We’ve been out side acting out problem solving in RE and how to help someone in trouble. In geography we had a fantastic walk along the river Wharfe and Back Beck, Town Beck and Wine Beck learning all about tributaries and other features of rivers. On World book day we made spoon characters from our favourite books and had a trip to the Alhambra to see MC Grammar and Lenny Henry where the children rapped and listened to how Lenny Henry became a writer. If anyone else would like to join choir we would love to have you on a Tuesday evening after school until 4pm. All you need to do is call the office and let us know you would like to start!

Well done everyone! What a great week! Miss B

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well!

In English the children have been editing their own work using their editing glasses which have made us super writers! (if anyone has any old glasses – sunglasses or prescription we would be grateful for a few more pairs please). Mr Peeks came to visit and told us some super stories through poetry which we enjoyed. In science we had fun investigating the magnetic field and strength of magnets. In art we painted some fantastic Anglo Saxon artefacts that we designed ourselves. We have been thoroughly enjoying our new library during our library sessions and enjoyed our reading buddy sessions with year y6. In English we did some hot seating and conscience alley to help us write our letter of advice to Mr Tumnus. During mental health week we have completed lots of exciting activities and artwork along with work and activities on safer internet day. We really have had a very busy last couple of weeks of term. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday and enjoy the lighter evenings!

See you in a week!

Miss B

Hello everyone, Hope you are all well!

The past two weeks have been very busy! We are enjoying our Tag Rugby in PE, perfecting our attacking and defending. In science we are enjoying our magnets and forces topic, testing magnets and looking at the magnetic field with iron filings. We loved this! We painted our papyrus paper we made in the previous lesson and our Egyptian gods look just like they did in the book of the dead. The children worked so hard. We enjoyed going outside during english lesson to test our senses in the frosty weather, gathering vocabulary to use in our own opening of the story in Narnia. Then we enjoyed editing our work using our editing glasses. In computing we are learning to programme using Scratch.

Have a great weekend. Miss B.

Welcome back everyone!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year to you. We have enjoyed lots of exciting learning this term and starting our new topics.

In Science we are learning about forces and magnets, investigating gravity and pushes and pulls and in history, the Anglo Saxons, Picts and the Scots. In ICT we have made our own animation using characters and imovie where some of the children improvised and included their own drawings with speech bubbles! In art we made papyrus paper which we will draw our Egyptian God on next week.

The Life Bus came to visit and we were able to look inside someone’s body. WOW! We enjoyed discussing what was harmful and helpful for our bodies.

See you soon.

Miss B


We have a had an action packed last two weeks of term. In art, we painted our Sphinx which the children were very proud of and quite rightly so. We enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree in the hall and in the ¾ area with decorations we made ourselves. Mark, the Rector from St Peter’s church came in to talk about the meaning of Christingles and we made one together as he explained what the different parts symbolised. He also told us the history of the Christingle and where it originated. We had the largest attendance in the school from our class at the beautiful Christmas tree service at St. Margarets church in Ilkley where the children performed in front of an audience in the church. Well done year 3! We had one of our parents in to talk about her job as a dentist and how to look after our teeth which the children loved! Thank you very much for coming in and spending time with us and bringing our learning to life. We have also been learning how to use different apps on the ipad in computing which has been very entertaining. Well done to everyone this year! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Miss B.

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In year 3 these past two weeks we have been Ancient Egyptians and now have Mummified year 3s! We have painted our Sphinx’s that we carefully crafted out of clay – they look amazing! We have perfected our routines in PE using the apparatus and our gymnastics skills. In RE we have played ‘what’s in the mystery RE box today’ and to everyone’s delight it was all about Christmas! In computing we made our own flip books as part of our animation topic. Please enjoy the photos. Have a great two weeks!                                                                                                                                 Miss Borley.

As we finish for the first half of the Autumn term, we would just like to share with you the amazing songs that the Year 3 and Year 4 class have been learning how to perform in singing. A Harvest song and a spooky one, we hope you enjoy listening to them!

Year 3

We have had some very exciting learning in the first two weeks of term!

In history we have opened the mystery history box to find artefacts from the stone age!

In English the children have performed some fantastic drama around our book The Stone Age Boy using adverbs and writing different types of sentences.

In maths we have been looking at place value using practical and pictorial methods alongside 100s 10 and 1s.

In Computing we have been learning about input, process and output with our electrical devices and even designed our own machines.

In science the children grouped rocks by looking at their different properties and testing permeability using pipettes and water.

In music we have been singing and enjoyed our visit from an amazing Rock Musician!

We have had a busy couple of weeks!
Year 3 have been emersed in learning about the stone age in both History and English. In science we have been very interested in how rocks are formed in the earth and in computing we have been learning about e-safety.
We had two special visitors this week from Addingham Environment group who taught us how to “Scythe” and the importance of leaving flowers alone until they have dispersed their seeds.
We have been working so quietly and sensibly, even the Hush Bugs wanted to come out and watch us work!
Please enjoy the photos of year 3 below.

What a time we have had!

We have made wormeries and were lucky enough to have a tortoise to spend the day with us which we all thoroughly enjoyed! We are still loving our rocks and soils topic. Last week we collected rock samples from woodland, flower beds and other areas and then examined the differences under a magnifying glass. Lots of us now want to join gardening club!  We’ve enjoyed looking at maps and are enjoying our topic on the South West. In RE, finding out about Khalsa Sikhs has been really fun. Dressing up and learning about the 5Ks. We are really excited about our afternoon of singing on friday. 

I hope you all have a wonderful half term and look forward to seeing you back after the holidays. Your continued support is much appreciated.

This term so far has been so exciting. We had a fabulous time at Nell Bank and loved pretending we were from the Stone Age! In PE we made fantastic shapes through balancing in groups, had a FAB game of football and enjoyed learning new skills. In RE we played pass the parcel and learned all about what Christmas means to those who follow and do not follow the Christian faith (pass the parcel was particularly exciting). In Science we drew around someone and filled in their bones and named them, creating our own skeletons. Finally, we enjoyed ‘Positive Noticing Day’ where we talked about each other and made labels for us to wear. Enjoy the photos!