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Welcome to Year 3


You will have two teachers - MrsThornton-Pugh is in class for Monday, Tuesday and  Wednesday morning - whilst Mrs Harban is in on Wednesday afternoon,Thursdays and Fridays. On our team we also have Mrs Corley and Mrs McKerchar.

We have a different topic each term:

Autumn - Our topic is Natural Disasters

Spring - We are studying the Romans.

Summer - Local history.

After our performance with our SOTRO partners on the piazza in Huddersfield, we decided that this week we would celebrate the end of the project. We led an assembly to share our SOTRO activities with the rest of the school. This culminated in a repeat of the performance of our composition about Brockholes, plus a rendition of the project song. Afterwards we prepared some party food and ate this together. A great time was had by all. (A snippet of our performance was reported by the Examiner - see link on main school page).

Hot off the press - a taste of our African drumming session with our SOTRO partners! We had such fun!

Recently we have been for a village walk with our SOTRO project partners from the Methodist Church, who were happy to share their knowledge of Brockholes along the way.


Sing out to reach out - project update.

After our recent visit to the Methodist church, it was our turn to host a second meeting. We all had a lovely afternoon. After completing a people bingo quiz which allowed everyone to work together, we tried to make palm crosses. We listened to the song that we will be singing in Huddersfield town centre in July and then we sang our Easter song for the visitors.

Our partners in the project described the children as 'charming', 'confident' and 'happy'. Here are some photos of our time together.



Salvete! Spring term has turned our attention to all things Roman.

In order to celebrate the ending of our Roman topic, we have enjoyed an interesting visit to Tolson museum. The museum staff ran workshops for us. We made catapult engines and tested them. After listening to a talk about the Roman fort at Slack, we took part in a Roman quiz and were able to handle genuine roman artefacts. We designed and made tile mosaics and went shopping in the gift shop - always a highlight of any trip! One class member was able to show us how a Roman soldier would be dressed and all children were able to inspect the replica sword and shield. The day ended with a Roman ghost story. Was the story true? Ask your child what they thought!



We've discovered an excellent music series and are learning songs about different aspects of Roman life. A short play has now been written and performed for our assembly which was enhanced by some atmospheric dances.

Thank you to parents and carers for providing the children with some wonderful costumes. We hope that you enjoyed the performance - the children made us feel very proud. 

Dress rehearsal
Dress rehearsal

We've been undertaking some fair tests on the use of arches in bridges to investigate how Romans were such good engineers. See our engineers in action...

Year 3 have had an unusual morning taking part in the online launch of the BBC competition 500 words. We participated in an online lesson. This involved watching various presentations about planning settings, creating characters and making decisions about plots and the children then had to jot down ideas. Hopefully this will inspire them and give them a structure to use when writing in school. See below...


Here are a few pictures of our autumn trip to Magna. Many of our photos ended up being a blur of fluorescent jackets as the children were so engaged with the exhibits that it was hard to capture each moment with a camera!

The children liked the interactive nature of the different zones and were wowed by the science workshop. Be careful as they might be inspired to try out some of the experiments at home...