Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to Pelicans and Parrots!
The class teacher in the Parrots is Miss Weston
The class teacher in the Pelicans is Miss Miller
Term 1 begins with a wonderful introduction to our famous city, Bristol. In this term, we enjoy looking into the vibrant culture and history of Bristol. Early on we go on a magnificent trip to the docks where we enjoy a bite of lunch in Millennium Square followed by a spot of sketching at Clifton Observatory. As part of this amazing topic, we:
- learn all about our city of Bristol, what makes it special and where it is in the country
- rewrite the myth of the Bristol giants, Gorom and Ghyston
- research and create an information leaflet all about the sights of Bristol
- produce sketches of the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge
- explore Brunel's SS Great Britain.
We are incredibly lucky to have the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Bristol Gymnastics Centre once a week this term. Here, we have the opportunity to improve our gymnastic skills using equipment like: the beam, spring board and foam pit.
Spies & Santa's on Strike!
Term 3 - Egyptians and STEM week
Term 3 began with an amazing STEM week. We investigated bridges
using spaghetti. We also designed and created our own stomp
rockets which were tested against children from the rest of the school
We kicked off our Egyptians topic by visiting the Bristol Museum and
learning about Ancient Egyptian life by the river Nile. We innovated
'The Magic Paintbrush' into our own Egyptian stories, in which we
created our characters, settings and plots. In maths, we progressed
our addition and subtractions skills and written methods for these.
Term 4 - Robots
What a great time we have had with this topic. We spent a whole
week designing, investigating and making robots to create a
trail around the school for other children to follow. Our book
this term was 'The Iron Man' which we really enjoyed writing
a setting description and a book review based on this.
Terms 5 and 6 - Romans
Wow! What fun we have had learning all about Romans. What
a way to end the year! We had a great time on our immersion
day making shields, exploring the Roman timeline and taking
part in an artefact hunt. We continued our work on blending
using the colour wheel as a backdrop for our fantastic
In Term 6, we went on a trip to the Roman baths. The children
took part in a self-guided tour, in which they loved listening
to all of the facts electronically.