Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 2018-19 with Mrs Frisby, Mrs Ten Broeke/Mrs Jones, Mrs Stanley and Mrs Harrington.

We would encourage you to keep an eye on these pages as we like to share aspects of the children’s learning and experiences from Lime and Holly classes.

Important Information - Y3 Residential Trip 2018-19

Y3 Residential Trip Powerpoint

March 2019 - Victorian school morning

Year 3 travelled back in time over 150 years and experienced a morning learning as Victorian children.  They were all given Victorian names, the classrooms, Mrs Jones and Mrs Frisby were very different to how they normally are and the timetable was pretty unusual too!

Instead of our normal learning, the children had to have their hands inspected for cleanliness, stand in straight lines for drill in the Hall and sing 'All things bright and beautiful'. No use of lovely school pencils for the children of Holly and Lime class!  They had to practise writing 'children must be seen and not heard' using ink and quills. There was a lot of ink on and off the paper!  Then they recited their 2,3,4 and 5 times tables - if they got any wrong the Dunce's cap was worn!  Our final activity was to draw from nature and the children copied some beautiful pictures of leaves, flowers and berries. As a 'treat' Mrs Frisby read from her 125 year old copy of Alice in Wonderland'  to both classes and our morning ended with the children discussing if they preferred learning as modern or Victorian children.

22nd January 2019 - Feeling the force!

As part of our Science this term about Forces and Magnets, we have been experimenting with Force Meters to measure how much force is needed to move objects. We considered the statement, “Will it take more force to move an object across a smooth surface than a rough one?” What do you think?

Did you know... that Newtons is the name of the unit of measure for measuring forces?


12th November 2018 - Clay Stonehenge

As part of their Stone Age project, Year 3 have been learning about Stonehenge. We discovered that it took 1500 years to build, that it is made of different types of rock and the largest stone (the Heel stone) weighs 30 tons! Year 3 then designed and created their own version of Stonehenge out of clay. The results were very individual, with some forming a triangle design and others layering the rocks and creating a roof.


5th October 2018 - Creating Fire!

Year 3 are currently reading 'Littlenose the Hunter' and have created instruction texts on how to create a fire.  

As part of their learning, Mr Thurgur kindly offered to show each class how to build, light and put out a fire. After a fire safety talk, the children enjoyed hunting for big, medium and little sticks (kindling) to place on the tinder and decided the cotton ball was really wool covered in Mammoth fat!  They were wowed by the sparks created by the flint and steel and learnt that a fire needs oxygen - which was provided by Mr Thurgur blowing on it.  

18th September 2018 - Rock Investigation

As part of our Rocks, Soils and Fossils topic, we used the outdoor environment to investigate different types of rocks. It wasn't easy, as we had to identify whether the rocks and stones were naturally occurring or man-made. So, is a stone built wall natural or man-made?

Year Ahead Powerpoint

Year 3 Year Ahead Powerpoint 18-19