13th – 17th November in Y3

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We have had a fun filled week in year 3, reading, acting out and writing about Traction Man. The children have been immersed in their learning and are eager to start writing their Traction Man recounts.

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As part of Anti-Bullying week we created an anti-bullying pledge and celebrated our similarities and differences. Please watch one the videos we shared and discussed in class


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We have also written beautiful letters to Angel Gabriel from Mary and started to create some beautiful Annunciation art work for our Advent display.

I hope you have a restful weekend,

Miss Pringle



Celtic Harmony and Remembrance Day

This week we visited Celtic Harmony Camp near Hertford to experience a Warrior Day!

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Upon arriving we were greeted by Owen a man from the Iron Age who led us to the camp, where we had to declare peace in order to be allowed entry! Once safely inside a round house (complete with fire) we were separated into two groups and we were given a name for our group; The Wolves and The Bears.

During the day we took part in lots of activities; including  archery, making headbands, Celtic warrior face paint, a quest in the forest to solve riddles and find clues to help us solve a problem, warrior skills and a weaving activity. We earned points (gold coin) for team work, listening and performance on each activity.

Year 3 found themselves completely immersed in this fun but educational day at the camp and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I’m sure that you will agree that we all looked the part!

I would like to say a special thank you to Ms Coupland and Mrs Schofield for supporting us on this trip and joining in on all the activities to help the teams earn extra points!

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Home learning

This week I would like the children to write a recount about our visit to Celtic Harmony on the double sided sheet provided. This will be used as part of out topic learning and put into our topic books but it will also support our English writing next week when we begin to look closely at the book ‘Traction Man is Here’ as we will writing recounts of Traction Man’s adventures.

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The children should also practise their week 2 spelling, 4 time tables and read over the weekend please.

The children also led a beautiful Remembrance Day assembly today – I was so proud so how they all read and sang – thank you for coming to support, I’m sure you will agree that they did a great job. Well done Y3.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle


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Autumn 2 in Year 3

This week Y3 have been busy outside, clearing our garden, planting spring bulbs, taking soil samples, looking for worms and designing our class garden! We are looking forward to seeing our daffodils and bluebells appear in the New Year.

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In science we have tested the permeability of different rocks.

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We have also been working on mental addition and our 3 x tables. The children have been completing timetable grids each morning and looking for strategies to complete 2 and 3 digit additions mentally.

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In art we are creating masterpieces for the art exhibition later this month!Fronted adverbials and time conjunctions have been our focus in English – see if you can spot any whilst reading this weekend. Next week we will be writing poems with similes. We’ve also enjoyed indoor athletics in PE and have taken part in many fitter futures activities.

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Trip next Tuesday to Celtic Harmony

Please ensure the children are dressed in warm clothes, suitable for being outdoors (wellies or old trainers, tracksuit bottoms and a jumper). They may also wear a stone age costume over the top but it is not compulsory.

Please see below for the children’s reading parts in assembly.

Jamie B

Good morning everyone. Welcome to 3’s assembly, Please join us in

saying our school mission prayer.



Our assembly today is all about remembering. How good are you at remembering things. Do you ever forget things?



I sometimes forget to bring in my PE kit but I always remember when it’s my birthday.



I sometimes forget to learn my spellings but I always remember when its pocket money day.



I sometimes forget to tidy my bedroom but I always remember Christmas.



I try not to forget to say please and thank you. I try to remember my times tables.



I try not to forget to bring in my home learning and I always try to remember to do my best.


Matthew L

Most people find it difficult to remember everything in their busy lives. There are lots of different things we can use to help us remember things.



Important events can be written on a calendar. You can keep important phone numbers in the memory of a mobile phone.



Post-it notes can remind us of things we need to do. You can record things you have done in a diary.



Some people tie a knot in a handkerchief to help them remember something. It is said that elephants never forget.



Many people write a shopping list so that they don’t forget anything at the supermarket.



Certificates remind us of our achievements. Photograph albums hold many special memories.


AlexLet’s see how good your memories are. Which animals never forget?Who spoke about mobile phones?



What else did Patrycja talk about? What do people take to the supermarket? Well done. You have remembered well.



We can all recall special times and experiences. We all have both sad and happy memories. Remembering helps us to learn from the past and to plan for the future. The sharing of memories is an important part of family, school and community life.



November is the time of year when we remember all those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War 1.



At 11am on November 11th 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous fighting. Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11th November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.



A national ceremony takes place at the Centotaph in London. There is a big parade attended by members of the Royal Family, the Government and men and women from the armed forces. You will be able to watch this on television on Sunday morning.



There is usually a 2 minutes silence so that people can remember the brave men and women who died in the First World War, Second World War and in other wars. It is a way of remembering not only past events but also the suffering that war continues to bring to the world today.



Some will remember heroes; others will remember friends whose lives have been lost. The sharing of memories in this way ensures we never forget those who have gone before.


Matthew S

Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. These are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans. But why do we wear poppies to remember those who died in wars?



Some of the worst fighting in World War 1 took place in Flanders, the western part of Belgium. Buildings, roads, trees and natural life simply disappeared. All that was left was a sea of mud.


Megan C

Only one living thing survived – the poppies. These colourful red flowers grew everywhere where the soil had been disturbed. The sea of mud became a sea of red flowers. In class we have sketched and made paper Mache poppies.


Jamie H

The first Poppy Day was held in Britain on 11th November 1921 and raised a lot of money to help soldiers who had been wounded. The poppies are sold by the royal British Legion. This is a charity which looks after ex-service people and their families. Nearly 11 million people in the UK are eligible for support from the Legion today. People as young as 17 can be sent on active service so veterans are often much younger than people realise.



Meaghan S

We will now lead you in our schools act of remembrance. Let us now hold a two minutes silence to remember all those who gave their lives in war. You may like to bow your head, close your eyes or watch our remembrance movie. A bell will ring at the start and finish of the 2 minutes.



A poem called For The Fallen is often read aloud during the ceremony. Please read its most famous verse with us: They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Let us pray.



Lord God, we thank you for the gift of memories that we can share together. Help us not to forget the feelings of others. May we heal painful memories through kindness and create better, happier memories for tomorrow.  Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.



Help us to remember all those who have lost their lives in war. Help those who suffer because of war today. Help those in power bring peace and an end to violence. Amen.



We will end by singing. Thank you for taking part in our act of remembrance today. Why not find out what ceremonies are happening where you live this weekend. Buy a poppy Or why not watch the London ceremony on television?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Miss Pringle


One World Week

We had a marvelous time in Y3 learning about India during One World Week. Thank you for coming to our celebration morning, we loved sharing our learning with you. Please take a look at the giant Peacock, on the hall window, that you helped us create during celebration morning and click on this PowerPoint link to find out more about our OWW. powerpoint for clebration morning

Well done to Bella, whose estimation was the closest to the pumpkins weight.


Have a lovely half term,

Miss Pringle.


Year 3 week 5

It was lovely to see so many of you this week at parents evening, thank you for your continued support.

This week we have focused on developing our mental maths skills and the children are working hard on the 2 and 3 timetables. In English we have been writing diary entries as ‘UG the boy Genius of the Stone Age’.

In art we have been using different collage techniques to create wonderful autumnal pictures and impressions of Stonehenge.

The children are working hard on their presentation and cursive handwriting – please see this link for letter for formation videos and support.

We are very much looking forward to studying India next week as our One Word Week focus and celebrating our learning with you on Friday morning.

Have a lovely weekend,

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Busy Year 3

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They have also been carefully observing differnt rocks, making notes about textures and patterns. They have also learnt how the 3 main rock types (igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary) are made – our starburst experiment was quite a hit!


We also now have a playtime science box, which children can use to follow their own lines of enquiry – it has been fascinating to see what they have found.


I hope you enjoy researching famous rocks around the world. I look forward to seeing your information posters.

The children’s dodging skills are really improving in P.E. and they have learnt many new dodging games.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle.


The Stone Age

We have had a wonderful time finding out about the Stone Age in Y3 this week. Thank you to those who were able to come and celebrate our learning in class on Friday, the children were very excited to welcome you into our classroom. I have attached a PowerPoint of our learning to show you what we have been up to.

Have a lovely weekend,

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A week full of rounding , editing and fitter futures!

It has been yet another busy week in Year 3. The children are working really hard at listening and following instructions, which is brilliant and I was very impressed with their home learning and reading this week – well done year 3.

In English we have developed our editing skills by wearing our editing glasses and editing SPAG in our writing. We have also celebrated our fantastic writing by dressing as our chosen crayon and reading our letters to each other! I am very proud of your writing. Please Y3s Hall of Fame below.

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Rounding and reasoning have been our focus this week in maths.

Here is our rounding song (to be sung to ‘We Will Rock You’ tune!)

We will, we will round you!

We will, we will round you!

Find the place, look next door.

Five or more you raise the score!

Four or less you let it rest!

Look to the right, put zeros in sight.

We will, we will round you!

We will, we will round you!

Can you solve our rounding code and find the hidden name?


It has also been great fun tracking the way we travel to school and using ‘Fitter Future’ in class.

Enjoy your weeks,

Miss Pringle

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The B.F.G. crayon and rock week

First I would like to say how lovely it was to meet so many of you on Tuesday at the meet the teacher session,  I hope you found it useful. The slides are on our class blog for those who could not attend.


This week year 3 have continued to explore place value in maths and have been justifying their answers to tricky word problems.

They have written letters to Duncan as one of the crayons in the book ‘The day the Crayons Quit.’ We are looking forward to editing and performing them in class next week – check out our photos and videos next week!

The children were super busy on Wednesday, celebrating Roald Dahl day, sharing their books and learning about the B.F G. The day started with them learning the B.F.G.s Whizz Pop – Whizz Bang song and making B.F.G. ears, which they even wore during playtime. Thank you Fr Shaun for coming to visit us and joining us in the B.F.G. madness, your ears looked great!


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Later on Wednesday, the children highlighted descriptive language in an extract from the B.F.G. and used the adjectives found to draw some wonderful pictures of the much loved characters. Finally, we made the B.F.G.s famous frobscottle (drink) and after sampling the emerald cocktail they wrote fabulous instructions using imperative (bossy) verbs.

We have also explored the types of rocks and soil found in Potters Bar and compared them to those found in the highlands. I’d like to say a special thanks to Dame Alice Owens geography department for loaning Y3 a very extensive and interesting rock and fossil collection, we can’t wait to find out more about them next week.


Home learning has been sent out today and is due back on Tuesday. Please see the letter inside the pink book, which explains how home learning will run. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Enjoy your weekend

Miss Pringle

Hall of Fame!

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