Mrs O'Reilly and Mrs Stockall

Term 4

We had great fun raising money for Sport Relief and keeping fit!

We all ran over a mile, some of us even managed 3 miles!

As part of our Going Green topic, we had a visit from Greenpeace.  We listened to a talk about the work that Greenpeace does and then we had a workshop where we found out more about different types of plastic and the damage that plastic containers can do to animals and the environment.  We took part in little quizzes to find out what food items contain plastic!  We are all going to try really hard to use less plastic!

Term 3

As part of our History lessons this term we have been learning all about how Bristol has changed in the last 150 years.  We have explored the changing uses of some of Bristol’s important buildings.  To help us with our learning, we went on a trip to the MShed.  Here we learned all about the importance of the chocolate industry in Bristol!  We found out what jobs people had to do in the chocolate factories and the rules that they had to follow.  We learned about the different tools and equipment that the workers used to make the chocolates and we even had a go at making our own (playdough) chocolates.  We then braved the weather for a walk around the harbourside, exploring the different buildings and then created a primary historical source of a sketch of the harbourside from inside the MShed!  We had a fantastic time exploring the MShed too and even designed our own chocolate bar inspired by Bristol.  It was a great day out!

As part of our PSHE lessons we have been looking at the Right to be Cared For and the British Value of Mutual Respect.  We talked about what this means and how if you show that you care for someone, then you are also showing respect.  We thought of different ways that we can show that we are cared for, how we care for others and how we respect each other.  We then created some freeze-frames to show these.

Term 2

We had an enjoyable walk to the Whitchurch Library to find out how libraries work and all the activities they provide. After hearing a short story, we had a chance to look through the books ourselves, which we really enjoyed.

During our topic on European countries we learned about Norway, where you can see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. These magical looking swirls of light are visible in the polar regions of Earth. This linked well with our Literacy topic of the Polar Express, where they go to the North Pole and see the Northern Lights! As an introduction to this topic, we created our own artistic versions of the lights using pastels on black paper. We used lots of lovely blues, pinks and greens and think they are really effective at capturing the mystical nature of the lights.

In Science our topic is Light and Shadows. We have been learning about lights sources, how shadows are formed and how light reflects off some surfaces better than others. To test reflection from a surface, we made reflection testers, using a torch and piece of paper. Then you hold the material up to the torch and see how much light is reflected back onto the paper.

Term 1

3OS have been enjoying lots of reading this term.  We love to read our favourite books during the week.


We are also reading our class novel of the Great Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan which is making us feel very hungry!

3OS were lucky enough to be visited by some Year 3 Medical Students from Bristol University.  They explained all about the body, showed us how to find our pulse and showed us how to use some different medical instruments such as the tendon hammer and the stethoscope.  We had great fun learning how to be a doctor!

3OS have loved learning about France and starting to learn French this term.


We have explored maps and atlases and discussed physical and human geographical features.


We created our own 3D salt dough maps of France including mountains, main cities and rivers. We used a key to help identify the different physical geographical features.

We finished our French topic with a French café. We used the French we have learnt this term to ask for foods and say please (s’il vous plait) and thank you ( merci).

We really enjoyed trying and discussing the different traditional French foods.

We tried different cheeses, baguette, pate, quiche, tarte au citron, crepes, croissants and pain au chocolat.

C’etait delicieux!

We have loved learning about magnets in Science this term. We used our knowledge of magnets to create a magnetic game. We had a lot of fun designing and making them and even more fun playing them!

This term we have been focusing on perspective drawings. We starting with trying to draw our local landscape of Bridge Farm and enjoyed going out into the field to draw our landscape.


You can see our final Art piece of Provence inspired perspective paintings outside our classroom.


We have loved learning about forces in science this term. We experienced the force of up thrust by watching a bottle rocket explode into the air and we made our own balloon rockets shoot across the classroom.

We had great fun raising money for Sport Relief and keeping fit!

We all ran over a mile, some of us even managed 3 miles!