Year 3 Visit to Salisbury Museum

Last week Year 3 spent the day at Salisbury Museum. We had a fantastic day, learning about archaeology in the morning and the Romans in the afternoon.

In the morning, we were role played as archaeologists who had be asked to excavate a local field before houses were built on it. We found all sorts of artefacts, including bones, coins and fragments on Roman pottery. We then has the opportunity to make our own fragments of pottery, which will be on display in our own mini museum on February 12th.

In the afternoon, we explored the Wessex Gallery, learning about Roman finds along the south coast. We discovered that a roman mosaic had been found in Downton and this is on display at the museum.


Year 3 Art

Year 3 worked hard on their Delft tiles before half term. They learnt how to roll the clay with a rolling pin and used tools to make indents in the clay to form patterns and pictures from their design in their Art books.

They were then able to show off their tiles to their parents during the Parent Workshare. Well done Year 3.

Year 3 Maths

This week, in Maths, Year 3 have been learning all about shapes. We have enjoyed making shapes with the pegboards and recognising the difference between regular and irregular polygons. We’ve been looking at 2D and 3D shapes, and sorting 3D shapes using Venn Diagrams. Finally, the children had great fun making 3D shapes with playdough.

Year 3 Tennis

This week Year 3 have been playing tennis.

At the beginning of the lesson we recapped what we did in last week’s lesson. We balanced a ball on a racket and counted how long we could balance it for. Then we practised our forehand and played little games of tennis with a partner.

By Year 3 child

Year 3 and 4 Football

What an amazing start to our sporting calendar! These 10 Year 3 and 4 boys took part in a Football competition at Ringwood School on Thursday 26th September. They competed against 5 other teams from the local area and came out on top winning first place! Arriving back at school they were all greeted by proud teachers who applauded their efforts.

Proudly, the boys have been wearing their medals and commenting on how much fun they had. Well done boys your hard work and effort paid off!

Inclusive ‘Can Do’ Festival

This year we have started with an exciting bang by being involved with lots of sporting events. On Wednesday 25th September,   these children were selected to represent Fordingbridge Junior School in an Inclusive Can Do Festival.

This took place at Testwood Sports College in Totton and the children represented us really well by being polite and great sportsman.

As you can see from the smiles on their faces the enjoyed their day and gave 100% effort throwing themselves into all the activities.

Natalie, 4AG- “ I had so much fun and I really enjoyed the activities. I also saw a friend who had a different type of cerebral palsy and it was nice that we could all participate together”

Year 3 this week!

Year 3 have explored the world this week in our hook for our topic ‘Around Europe in Six weeks’. We wanted to know which countries they knew by giving them traditional clues as well as edible ones!   They had a go at tasting German sausage, African biltong, baguettes and poppadum, so they were very brave! We were very pleased at how knowledgeable they were with their country names – especially knowing the different flags.

They also had a taster session on rugby this week with the Fordingbridge Rugby club, which they really enjoyed.

A great start to the week Year 3!

Year 3 Teamwork

Children in Year 3 have been focusing on teamwork this week and working really well together.

In Science they’ve been learning about three different types of rocks – sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous – and having a go at recognising them. Then in English, they’ve been looking at catchy and exciting headlines in newspaper articles and picking out their best, ready to write their own article.


Year 3 Science

This half term Year 3 are learning about the different types of rocks, how they are formed and the rock cycle. We used Mars Bars to show the different types of rock, sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic.