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Our Lady of Lourdes

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St Matthew Year 3

'Our Lady guides us as we have fun learning together,

aiming to be the best that we can be'



My name is Ms Peneau and I am the Year Three Teacher; working alongside me will be Mrs Butler from Monday to Wednesday and Mrs O'Neill on Thursday and Friday as well as Mrs. Duncan with us everyday.

As a team we are dedicated to your child's well-being as well as academic success!


We will update this site regularly with all the fun learning that we are doing in class.




Year 3 Class Assembly

Click on the link to watch our fantastic class assembly on being healthy! 



As part of our History topic with D&T, we have made some chariots similar to those that the Ancient Greeks would have raced in, at their own Olympic games. Check out the different chariots that we have made

Today we went to the Natural History Museum in order to see real fossils and learn about what they can teach us about dinosaurs. In Science, we are learning about rocks and soil so we found it fascinating to be able to tell the difference between normal rocks and fossils. We got to handle some and to dig out two dinosaur skulls!

Today, we were priviledged to have some people come in to school to teach us about renewable energies. We learned about the different ways we can use the winds or currents in order to produce energy that will not run out. We even made our own windmills!

IN RE, we acted out the parable of the good Samaritan

In Maths, we have been using different units to measure perimeters. Check out the photos of us measuring the hall in feet and hands. We all got different results as our hands and feet are of different sizes

In Literacy, we have been writing Cleopatra's life story. Below is a selection of pieces of work from some of us. Read and learn

In maths, we have been learning how to use different tools to measure perimeters. This one was our favorite as we got to measure the perimeter of the classroom and the playground!

After learning all about what plants need. We have planted our own tomatoes in the best possible environment.

As part of our History and Literacy topic, we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. We went on a trip to the British Museum this Monday where we say lots of artefacts that we had been learning about, especially Cleaopatra's mummie.

To finish our history topic about Ancient Egypt, we have learned a song. Below is our performance.

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In Literacy, we have been learning about how to write play scripts. Linking it with History, we wrote the story of Isis and Osiris as a play script. Click on the link below to read our work.

We have been learning about the months of the year in Spanish. Check out the video of our songs to memorize them.

We have gone on a trip to the Museum of London where we learned loads of things about the life of prehistoric people, especially in the Iron Age as we met Tamesubuga (an Iron Age lady) who taught us how she makes her clothes, her tools and her own house. We also got to go on a prehistoric artifact hunt throughout the museum: we had to find clues about the different tools and bones in the museum and draw conclusions from them. This links in to our Topic this term about Treasures.

In Literacy we have been learning about performance poetry: how to perform poems using different tones and gestures to make them more engaging. We performed poems that we learned over the Easter holidays, we wrote our own poems about our trip and performed them too! Below are videos of some of our performances (Click on the Earth symbols to access them).

We performed the shadow puppet show that we have written, designed and built as teams in front of Year 2

Happy World Poetry Day! As we celebrated Science day today in school as well, we have joined the two together and written poems about our science topic. Check out four pupils' work

Today we had a forensic scientist come in and teach us all about finding clues on a crime scene to find the thief

In Year 3, we like to read under our apple tree.

Our Science topic is Light and Shadows this half term. Today, we explored how to make shadows and we learned that the closer the object is to the light, the larger its shadow

Year 3 wishes you a Happy World Book Day

In music, we are learning pieces on the xylophones. This is very challenging!

This half term, we are learning how to Irish dance. In Irish dancing it's so much fun!

In Literacy, we have been learning about spine poetry. Check out the poems that we have written about different animals. Can you figure out the features of a spine poem?

In Year 3, we LOVE comic Friday

In maths we are learning about place value this week using lots of different tools. We even teach each other!

For our IPC topic: Fashion, we designed and decorated our own t-shirts. We then presented them in an awesome fashion show to KS1

In Year 3, we love reading. We read books and on PurpleMash. We read independently, with a buddy or in a group.

This week in Literacy, we have been looking at instructions for crafts. Can you make an origami cat following the instructions written by our pupils?

Today in Science, we looked at the bones in the human body, we described each bone, where they are in the body and made each other guess the bone. Here is three pupil's work. Can you guess the bone?

In Science, we are looking at feeding and movement this half term. Play this game with your child: which fruits do you think these belong to? hint n.1: there are two pictures per fruit. hint n.2: one of these fruits is a lychee

In Literacy, we have been looking at instructions for cooking. We wrote instructions for a rice krispy snowman. If you want to try this at home, attached are the instructions written by our pupils

We then followed each other's recipes and made rice krispy snowmen

In maths, we have been looking at 2 and 3 digit numbers. Today, we had an investigative day where we were looking at different rules of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We worked with our coaching partners.

In maths, we have been looking at capacity. Today, we measured the capacity of different containers using rice. We had to label them and order them lowest capacity to largest capacity

In History, we have been looking at the Stone Age. Today, we experienced some activities that hunter-gatherers would have done such as tool making and cave decorating. We used charcoal to decorate a cave made in our classroom to draw the animals that we have hunted.

In Maths, we have been looking at measurements in meters, centimeters and millimeters. We measured items all around the classroom using a 30cm ruler, a meter ruler and a tape measurer

This week we are learning about Prehistoric Britain. Today we looked at the Ice Age and did a fun quizz about how life in the Ice Age was like

Advent is Coming

This week, Year 3 designed their own advent calendar using the signs and symbols of advent.

IPC- The Generation Game Exit Point. "When I'm 64" Party

R.E. Moses and the Burning Bush, our interpretations

In Maths, we are looking at 3D shapes this week, looking at how to describe them and compare them

International Entrepreneurs. One of our products that we proudly sold!!

P.E. Training hard for the Our Lady of Lourdes Rugby World Cup

As part of our Rugby World Cup topic in Literacy, Year 3 used the Ipads to carry out research on all the different countries involved!

YEAR 3/4 IPC ENTRY POINT. Our Guess The Baby Game was a huge success. The children had a great time trying to figure out who the baby in each picture was

MATHS. KS2 children now! We are learning how to investigate independently with a partner. Sometimes we even pretend to be the teacher.