Y3 in the spring term

A little snapshot of what Y3 have been up to in the spring term.


Freeze frames of Spud Murphy


Making bookmarks.


Making games in Kodu.


Visiting Chester Zoo.


Eating our healthy sandwiches.


Opening our Happy Chinese New Year cards from a school in Taiwan.


Making images in pop art studio.



Labeling skeletons made out of dog biscuit bones.

Are computer games good or bad for you?

In parliament week, Y3 had fun debating whether computer games were good for them.  First they generated ideas by writing one idea on a piece of paper.  Then they screwed it up and threw snowballs around the room.  They picked a different one up, read it, then wrote another idea.  Once they had 4 ideas on each piece of paper they shared and discussed them.  We were very impressed with the balanced argument they put forward.  At the end they voted for or against.  The majority of people said that they were good for you, as long as you don’t play them all of the time.  Very impressive Year 3!


Transparent, translucent or opaque?

Y3 have been classifying objects into transparent, translucent and opaque by shining a torch at them and looking at the shadow.  Transparent objects cast no shadow, translucent cast a light shadow and opaque cast a dark shadow.  We can neither confirm or deny that we may have had fun making shadows with the torches too, it was far too dark to tell!



We have been researching festivals of light in our RE lessons.  During the Hindu festival of Diwali, we moulded and painted diva lamps.  These represent the triumph of good over evil and are symbolic in the story of Rama and Sita as they are used to light their way back home.