Mrs Barrow

Term 3

This half term the children have thoroughly enjoyed using a range of primary and secondary sources to find out how Bristol has changed in the last 150 years! A highlight of their topic was visiting M Shed where the children had an opportunity to learn all about Bristol’s floating harbour, its important role as a trading port and some of the industries. They especially enjoyed learning all about Bristol’s chocolate factories and had a chance to experience what it was like to be a worker in the 1940s!

As part of our Science topic, the children have been learning about the human body. They learnt about the skeleton, joints and muscles and then made their own articulated hand! The children were fascinated by the workings of the hand and had to persevere to make this tricky model!

Term 2

3LB absolutely loved their trip (even if it was a bit wet on the way back!) to Whitchurch Library. The children’s behaviour was impeccable and they showed a real interest in all of the exciting books the library had to offer. Whitchurch library were very pleased to see so many children reading their lovely books and invited the children to come back whenever they would like!

3LB were so proud of their exciting class assembly as they took parents and the other children in Year 3 and 4 on a journey across Europe. Travelling via plane, boat and train to Norway, France and Greece, 3LB demonstrated an excellent (and at times humorous!) understanding of the culture and geography of the different countries. Mrs Barrow was really impressed with how much effort the children (and parents!) put in to both learn their scripts and dress up as their character. Thank you very much to all of the families of 3LB for showing your support – you were a fantastic audience, even joining in with the quiz at the end!

The children have adored writing their diaries based on the Polar Express and produced some excellent art work based on the Northern Lights.  

Inspired by the Polar Express story, the children designed, created and evaluated a box to keep the bell safe. Santa would be very happy!   

Term 1

3LB have been doing lots of reading this half term!


The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading each other’s’ French poems. Each child wrote their own poem using descriptive language about the lavender fields in Provence.


3LB have also been studying The Iron Man and have enjoyed getting to know the characters by using inference to predict what they might have thought or said.

3LB have loved finding out all about France, especially in their Geography lessons when they made a salt dough 3D map, complete with rivers and mountains. The children can now explain the differences between human and physical features, and are experts at identifying rivers and oceans!

3LB loved going to a French Café and trying lots of different foods including croissants, brioche, baguettes, crepes, a variety of French cheeses, paté, tarte au citron, crepes and lots of apricot jam!

The children have been superstars while learning French this term and we hope you have enjoyed them teaching you the new phrases they know. Next term the children will continue to learn even more French!