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Year 3 Blog 2017/18

Read more to find out what the children have been up to in Year 3.

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  • My Magical Garden

    Published 07/09/18, by Admin

    On Wednesday 6th June, Year 3 welcomed author Jacqui Gray to Loughton School as part of our Wellbeing Topic for the summer term.

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  • Wearing Our Slippers!

    Published 26/06/18, by Admin

    As part of our well-being topic, some children in HB3 have been wearing their slippers in class.

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  • History Days

    Published 23/01/18, by Admin






    On Monday, HB4 went back in time to the Tudor period.  They were very lucky as King Henry VIII paid them a royal visit! He taught the class about his favourite pass times, from archery to jousting.  The children ensured they kept their heads by being polite and courteous as always.
    On Tuesday, HB1 went into our time machine, the Tardis, and landed in the Victorian times. The children had a taste of what a Victorian classroom was like with a Victorian teacher visiting for the day. They all agreed they prefer school in the modern times. Subsequently, we got to meet a very interesting character Bill Sikes who taught the children all about being a child during those times and a few ways they could make a living. For example, learning how to walk without being noticed, pick pocketing the wealthy and how you could burgle a house to make ends meet. Great fun was had by all!
    On Wednesday, HB2 went back to 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. We were lucky enough not just to have Queen Elizabeth II there, but also Sir Winston Churchill! The children enjoyed re-enacting the coronation, questioning Sir Winston Churchill and learning some traditional 1950s games!

    What an amazing time HB3 had on Thursday, when we went back to 1066 with William I.  The French King took us on a journey to discover all about the great Battle of Hastings, which included an actual battle out on the fiel!.  The children asked questions and found out all sorts of facts about the life of William the Conqueror.


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  • A Spotacular Day!

    Published 24/11/17, by Admin

    On Friday 17 November, Loughton School had a spotacular day to help raise money for Children In Need.  The children and staff put on their best spotastic clothing and with generous donations, we raised £309.01!  We learnt that our fundraising helps to benefit projects that support hundreds of thousands of children across the UK and that a little care and kindness can go a long way!

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  • Documentaries

    Published 21/11/17, by Admin

    Year 3 children have been involved in an exciting project on documentaries.

    We began by looking at some of National Geographic’s wildlife films. These provided great inspiration for us to go on to plan and film our own documentaries, linked to our theme of ‘Amazing Animals’.

    We created puppets of our featured animal, used pop up facts and commentary in the style of the clips we’d seen.  We are going to send some of the best ones off to National Geographic.  Who knows, perhaps a new wildlife commentator will be discovered at Loughton.  Watch out David Attenborough.  See our documentaries below:







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  • DT Sock Puppet Day

    Published 21/11/17, by Admin

    As part of our Amazing Animals topic this term, Year 3 made animal sock puppets from their class continents.  HB1 made African lions and Elephants; HB2 made Asian elephants and pandas; HB3 made South American Tamarin monkeys and butterflies whereas HB4 made Australian sharks and jellyfish.

    First the children designed their sock puppets thinking carefully about the features of their chosen animals.  They made decisions about the materials and equipment they wanted to use and wrote the instructions they would follow to make it.

    This fully prepared the children for making their amazing puppets with the help of our brilliant adult volunteers.  This would be a good time to say a big thank you to the year 3 grown-ups for lending a helping hand on the day.  We would not have been able to do it without them.

    Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day where there was a buzz of excitement across the year group while the children were busy sewing, sticking and decorating their puppets.

    They were looking forward to testing their skills out by playing with their puppets and felt proud of their achievements when they saw how well they worked.

    Their finished product looked totally brilliant!  Wouldn’t you agree?


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  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities!

    Published 16/11/17, by Admin

    The Year 3 OAA Day

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  • Peter Rabbit!

    Published 20/10/17, by Admin

    As part of our animal topic, this half term we focused most of our English around the tale of Peter Rabbit.  The children adored the story, and produced some incredible work, please take a look below.

    We also learnt how to orally retell the story, with actions, and the children did an incredible job.  They performed their oral retell at our recent harvest assembly, and I think I would be right in saying it was a hit with all!

    Super job Year 3! 

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  • Year 3 Continents Museum

    Published 13/10/17, by Kim Millican

    The Year 3 would like to extend an enormous thank you to the parents who visited our continent museums this afternoon. The children had a marvellous time and everyone was impressed at the standard of work made by the children.  Well done to everyone who helped in making the day a fantastic success. 

    Photos of the day are to follow.

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  • Teeth and Eating

    Published 11/07/17, by Admin

    Year 3 have been doing some ‘egg’citing investigation work linked to our science topic of teeth and eating.  We set up an ‘egg’speriment to observe the effects of different foodstuffs on our teeth. In place of teeth, we used real eggs.  Whilst we understand our teeth are definitely not made from egg shell, this helped to give us an impression of the possible effects!  We encountered some interesting results ...

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  • Cross Country Competition

    Published 11/07/17, by Admin

    This week Year 3 have taken part in their first inter-year group Cross Country Competition!

    The enthusiasm of all the children was inspiring, as they all showed determination and team spirit, by cheering on the other members of their class.

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  • Year 2 / 3 Arts LiaisonĀ 

    Published 30/06/17, by Kim Millican

    29th June

    We had an incredibly busy day today welcoming our new year 3's from our feeder schools. They joined in with our current year 3's in a day filled with sport, music, art and languages, to taste a flavour of what life is like at Loughton. 

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