Buller Avenue, Preston, Lancashire PR1 9QQ

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St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Nurturing hearts and minds

Welcome to Year 3

Sensational Superheroes!

Using ipads to create branching database in Computing.

An Egyptian Hieroglyph Masterclass from Liverpool University.

Getting to know our ‘rock friends’ by making observational drawings and writing clear descriptions.

Looking at how shadows are made and how they change.

Safer Internet - we had some great discussions on how to keep ourselves and our friends safe.

Trundle wheels and Times Table Bump - Mathemagic!

Computing - recognising the similarities between using digital devices and using non-digital tools.

PSHE - Learning about how worries make us feel and who can help. Thinking who our trusted adults are. Learning about Childline.

PSHE - thinking about the important things that families do for us and then, after discussion with our groups, ranking them.

Developing a tuned and untuned ostinato for Mars from Gustav Holst's Planet Suite.

Watching an orchestral performance of 'Mars' by Gustav Holst.  Very powerful, dramatic and moving.

Computing - Inputs, Processes and Outputs.

Using feely bags to begin our Science topic on light.

Exploring the snow with our friends.

Literacy - Reading, enjoying, performing and analysing Kenning poems.

Our Lower Key Stage Carol Service.

Design Technology - Tasting and evaluating our Healthy Sandwiches.

DT - Making our healthy sandwich snacks.

Photos from our Well-being Day. 

Our Class Collective Worship

In Science we have been investigating the question - Do people with the longest femurs jump the furthest?

Investigating replica Stone Age artefacts.

We enjoyed a basketball session with Dave from the Lancashire Sports Partnership Team.  We learnt to control the ball with both hands and used this to score points in a game.  It was a fun introductory session.  Thank you!

We are really focussing on learning our Times Tables facts by heart. 

We are using lots of different games to help us recall these facts more quickly.  Times Table Bump is lots of fun!

In RE our topic this half term is 'Homes'. 

We have been reading St. Paul's letters of advice and have been writing recipes for a Happy Home.

In Computing we are learning all about ANIMATION this half term.

Welcome to Year 3 Letter

Year 3 Times Tables Rock Party

Blackpool Zoo

Here are some of our animations.  We have used iMotion.

Our Showcase Assembly

Using iMotion to create our own animations in computing. Evaluating the work of others and improving our techniques.

Remembering our RE learning about Pentecost

Investigating Plants in our school garden


In Computing we have designed a data collection chart, gathered class data and presented this using bar graphs.

We investigated how different surfaces affect the distance that a car will travel.

Year 3 Mini Vinnies Prayer Stations. Parishioners enjoyed a cup of tea after Mass and then journeyed round our Church - stopping at different points to reflect and pray with the children.

Natural History Museum live lesson sharing their learning about Volcanoes.

World Book Day in Year 3

Our fantastic fossils!

End of topic Collective Worship - Journeys

Design Technology - Linkages and Levers

Observing changes to ice and water in Science

What temperature of water will melt chocolate the quickest?

Look at what we will be learning this Half Term

We can build a circuit that incorporates a motor.

Using equipment to solve problems about grouping.

Friday morning Times Tables on the ipads.

Learning to play the notes to accompany ‘Let you spirit fly!’

Gathering ideas in Literacy to describe our Magic Boxes.

Sharing our prayers with the class.

We are learning how to touch type in Computing - home row, top row and bottom row keys.

Look at what we will be learning this Half Term

Welcome to Year 3 - Parent Letter