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Lowerhouse Junior School

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Year 3 - Blyton

Welcome to Y3 Blyton Class Webpage!




    On Wednesday, Year 3 went on a school trip! We went to Outdoor Elements in Simonstone to find out more about The Stone Age.

    During the day, we ate like the Stone Age people! We made some bread dough and added some sultanas and cinnamon. The children rolled a little ball of dough into a sausage shape and twisted it round a stick to make a Stone Age bread twist. Then, we cooked our bread on a fire and ate it - it was delicious!


    Blyton then had a go at hunting for food! We learnt that the Stone Age people used stones to throw at smaller animals such as rabbits and birds to kill them for food. They used spears and a bow and arrow to catch the larger animals. We loved having a go at hunting!

    Finally, we had to build a shelter to protect ourselves from animals and adverse weather conditions. The Stone Age people often used animal skin as a shelter from the rain and the wind. They would twist and tie together nettles to make a strong rope to attach the animal skin to the trees. We learnt about different types of knots that they used.

    Spellings for a test on 21.01.2022


    Group 1:

    • a
    • says
    • I
    • me
    • by
    • come
    • school
    • our


    Group 2:

    • century
    • circle
    • decide
    • describe
    • early
    • earth
    • eight
    • eighth
    • enough

    Star of the Week


    ALL OF BLYTON CLASS! - for their wonderful, respectful behaviour on our school trip! The Instructors at Outdoor Elements could not praise the children enough on how well they listened and participated throughout the whole day. Well done Blyton!


    Head Teacher Award for RESPECT


    Petra B - for being respectful of peers, all year 3 staff and the instructors on our school trip!

    Our week in Blyton Class (10.01.21 - 14.01.21)


    In English, we have written a wonderful recount of our school trip at Outdoor Elements. We wrote in chronological order and talked about what we learnt, how we felt, and all of the fun activities we got up to!


    In Maths, we have been learning how to add and subtract using the column method, including exchanging.


    In Science, we have been learning about how rocks are formed through coastal erosion.


    In Computing, we have been learning how to programme using Scratch. We learnt how to programme certain keys on the keyboard to play a tune on the piano on the computer!


    In Topic, we have began learning all about The Stone Age. We have been defining some unfamiliar words such as prehistoric, archaeologist and evolution.


    In Music, we have been learning how to hold the violin and are learning a song about Vikings!


    In P.E, we are being taught Gymnastics by Miss Witherington!


    TOY DAY!

    DT DAY!


    General reminders:


    PE days are Tuesdays, with FUNDA, and Wednesdays, with Miss Witherington teaching gymnastics!


    PE KIT: On the days that your child has a PE lesson, your child can come into school dressed in the correct PE kit as below. On all other days when your child does not have a PE lesson, your child must wear full school uniform and black, closed toe school shoes. 

     On the days when your child has a PE lesson, your child should come to school dressed as follows: 

    • Navy blue PE T-shirt (as now) 
    • Navy blue PE shorts (as now) 
    • Usual school navy blue (Y3 – Y5) or purple (Y6) sweatshirt with school logo 
    • Navy blue, plain, full length jogging pants or thick, black full length leggings  
    • Plain white or white sports socks  
    • Trainers (ideally these should be plain black but your child will be able to wear the trainers that they have worn in their PE lesson so far this term). Football and other types of sports boots are not allowed for PE lessons 
    • All hair that is long enough should be tied up with a blue, black or brown bobble 
    • Jewellery, including earrings, is not allowed.  



    Reading books - it is our expectation at Lowerhouse that reading books are returned daily, with children reading a minimum of three times per week.  Please encourage your child to do so and sign their reading record book to reflect this. In Blyton, we have began an exciting reward scheme where each child receives a sticker on a bookmark each time they read at home. Once the bookmark is full, the children get to keep this and will also receive a prize!


    Your child has also been given a Times Tables Rock Star log-in letter.  Please encourage your child to play this game, as it really does help with times table knowledge.