St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Year 3

Chocolate Making Day

On Friday 20th January, Year 3 were visited by Artistry in Cocoa from Newmarket for a chocolate making workshop. They were told all about where chocolate comes from and how it is made, from the cacao bean through to the chocolate we buy from the shops. They all enjoyed a tempering chocolate demonstration and then got to make their own chocolate lollies to take home. This was a great, enriching experience for our current Learning Challenge curriculum topic: Where Does Chocolate Come From? Check out some pictures below. 


Year 3 Spring Termly Planning Document

Year 3 Routines: Our PE days are Tuesday(mornings) and Thursday (afternoons). Ensure that children have both indoor and outdoor kit in school, we recommend bringing kit in on a Monday and sending it home on a Friday to ensure we covered in case of any last minute timetable changes. 

Spring Term Timetable 3VB

Edible Soil

In science this half term, we have been learning about rocks and soil. We finished off our learning by making delicious edible soil. The Oreo at the bottom was out bedrock layer, the parent rock layer was made up up of chocolate chips, the sub soil was a layer of angel delight. On top of that was the top soil (crushed Oreos), we use this layer of soil the most and it is home to lots of animals (including our gummy worms!) Finally, was the organic material layer, this was represented with green sprinkles and would be made up of grass, leaves, twigs etc. 

Volcano Double Page Spreads

Jingle Bells

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Year 3 have been learning the recorder this half term and today played Jingle Bells. Pretty impressive after only a few weeks of lessons.

Christmas Cards in DT - We used a lever to make our Santa fly across the sky.

Angel Trail at St Mary's Church

Volcano Learning

This half term we have been learning all about volcanoes: what they are, how they are made, what effect they have on the area around them and why people live near them. We have also discussed earthquakes and what you would do if you were ever in one. They children have really enjoyed this topic and we look forward to finding out 'Where Does Chocolate Come From?'

Autumn Term Planning Document

This term we are answering the questions: ' Who First Lived in Britain?' and 'What Makes the Earth Angry?' Please see document for more detail. 

3VB Timetable