Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

Year 3

Reminders: Belongings from home should be kept to a minimum. They may bring a coat, lunch box/bag, water bottle and a book bag (only if necessary). Your child should not bring in any additional items such as stationary or toys. 

Forest School!

Year 3 have Forest School starting from Monday 14th September. 

Your child should come to school in the morning dressed in clothing appropriate for the outdoors.

Children should bring wellies in a plastic bag to change into before Forest School. 

PEwill be on Tuesday afternoons. Your child should come in to school in their PE kit and will remain in it for the day. 

Reading books: Reading books will be going home soon! In the meantime, please continue to read at least 4 times a week if you can and record it in the children's reading records. Reading records should be in school every day. 

Oxford Owl: In the meantime, please explore the Oxford Owl website using the username and password emailed to you. There are lots of eBooks to enjoy! 

Water bottles: Please bring a named water bottle into school each day.

Spellings: Our weekly spelling lists are posted on Spelling Shed on Mondays (this will start on Week 4 as we are doing assessments).

Times Tables Rockstars: Information about this and new logins will be coming home soon. Watch this space!

Forest School

We enjoyed our very first Forest School! The sun was shining and the children were VERY excited! We revisited the Forest School rules and responsibilities, made leaf kebabs, printed leaves and went on the forest swing!


Stone Age Boy

During Forest School this week we stumbled upon an intriguing letter, a pair of glasses and copy of 'Stone Age Boy'! 

In English, we used clues from the front cover to make predictions about the characters and the setting. 

Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age: When was the best time to live?

We launched our topic by becoming picture detectives! We explored the picture above and using clues, made predictions and asked questions about life during the Stone Age. We discussed different sources of evidence and learnt that there are no written records from this period in history. Most evidence is taken from archaeological finds! We explored cave paintings and how they provide some clues about life during the Stone Age. We even created our own cave paintings outside using examples to help us.  Take a look!

Welcome back!

Year 3 have had a busy first week and we are so proud of how quickly they have settled back into life at Cathedral Primary School!

At the beginning of the week, the children got to know each other through playing a range of community building games. The children then worked in pairs to draw what their ‘nightmare’ school would look like. As a class we compared this with our ‘dream’ school and discussed what would help us to learn and be the best we could be. This taught us about our own rights and responsibilities which we used to create our learning charter.

At the end of the week, we celebrated all the ways that our differences make us special and unique. To showcase this, we used mirrors and paints to create our own self-portraits.

Welcome to our Year 3 Country Class page! We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are excited about coming back to school. We are really looking forward to seeing you all and getting to know you better over the coming term.

See you soon!

Miss Hufford, Miss Hornshaw and Mrs Oakley