Year 3


The Hedgehogs enjoyed learning about the work of the artist Maggie Hambling. They listened to the sound of the sea and used the string technique to create waves using paint. We also discussed what Maggie Hambling said about waves: ‘A wave is both alive and dead.’

Alberto Giocametti

The Year 3/4 Owls have researched and studied the work of Alberto Giocametti. We concentrated on his sculpture work and created our own figures. We also looked at faces and facial expressions.

Researching Electricity

The Owls have used their ICT skills to present what they know about electricity. We thought about keeping safe, how electricity is made and how we use it. We also considered the future and how electricity will be provided.


At the end of this week’s maths topic, The Hedgehogs enjoyed preparing to teach fractions! They had to make the problem with concrete objects, write the explanation and then come up to the front and teach the class. Well done!

Escape From Pompeii

The Owls re-enacted a scene from the story ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We thought about what we would see, hear, taste and feel. We also imagined what it would be like if a volcano started to erupt.

Maths Masters

The Owls have been using their STEM sentences to discuss equivalent fractions. We agreed and disagreed; we also changed our minds.

Our Kindness Box

On the first day back to school after the Christmas break, the Hedgehogs decided to create a kindness box. We wrote sentence strips telling our partner why we think they are kind. After reading the beautiful words, each member of the class placed their kindness strip into a special box. Finally, we thought of lots of different ways to use these in class. What a super start to PSHCE 2020! Will you take a ‘lucky dip’ a ‘change your day’ or a ‘find your kindness’?

A Visit to St. John’s Church

The Hedgehogs loved visiting St John’s Church, Cudworth, to learn more about the significance of Advent in the Christian calendar. Thank you Father David for your generosity of time and patience to teach us about this special time of the year. We hope that everyone enjoys celebrating Christmas, Jesus’ birthday!


The Hedgehogs enjoyed learning about fractions in our maths lessons using objects and pictures. We even got on to comparisons! 

Children’s Voice 

This film is what happened when the Year 3 Hedgehogs were let loose with iPads on a mission to spread the word about the books they love.
The Hedgehogs loved speaking about their favourite books and authors. They articulated their opinions and gave reasons for their preferences. We loved acting out our favourite parts and hope that you will read some of our recommendations!

Hedgehogs Class Assembly – Our Mining Community

What a fantastic presentation and performance of work! The audience were most impressed by all our learning about coal mining. We shared our work about home life and mining in the Victorian period, the different jobs children did in the mines in the 1800s and how disasters such as The Huskar Pit flood led to the Children’s Act. The children’s dancing, acting and singing really brought our topic to life! 

Lest We Forget…

The Year 3/4 Owls have been working exceptionally hard to create the artwork for our Special Remembrance Assembly board. We have sewn poppies and created poppy wreaths using wax crayons. We signified ‘unity’ using our hands for the leaves of the wreath. 
We also read the story ‘Peace Lily’ by our friend Hilary Robinson and used this to think of questions in our philosophy lesson. Miss Spellman was really impressed with some of our deeper thinking questions. 

Fabulous Fireworks!

The Year 3/4 Owls looked at lots of different firework patterns and then recreated some of these using pastels. We blended the colours with our fingers. Have you spotted any of these patterns in the sky over the last few weeks?

The Gunpowder Plot

The children have been sorting sentences about The Gunpowder Plot into paragraphs using who, what, where, when and why. We are getting ready for our Big Write on Friday – a non chronological report. 

A Special Visitor

The Hedgehogs were lucky to have a special visitor, our Governor Mr White, who talked to the children about his experiences as a miner. We learned a lot about what it was like and enjoyed handling the coal. This was an also excellent opportunity for us to ask questions to help with our study of ‘an aspect of history that is significant in our locality’.