Welcome to Year 3 - Miss Maughan & Mr Donaldson



Hello everyone! Welcome to Year 3’s blog space! Here you will find a catalogue of photos, experiences and opinions relating to topics, school events and much more! This will be updated on a monthly basis so please keep checking back to find out what we have been up to.

September 2017.

Finding our feet in Year 3

On 5th September 2017, we all started Year 3 with poise and confidence. Some of us were feeling a little nervous and others very excited, but we can now say how thrilled we are to be in our new classes with Mr Donaldson, Miss Maughan and Mrs Jackson. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will bring!   

Our New Topics

This term, we are learning about ‘Ancient Egypt’. We have already found out many interesting facts about this period of time that took place 5000 years ago.

Did you know...?  The Ancient Egyptians had a totally different alphabet to us called hieroglyphics! They drew pictures instead of writing their ABCs. For example, the letter ‘L’ is a lion! Here are some examples of when we wrote our name using hieroglyphics.




Every Thursday, we have been swimming at the Aquatic Centre and we have been loving it! Not only are we all feeling more confident in the water (some of us don’t even have to wear discs on our arms anymore), but Mr Donaldson said we are super stars when it comes to getting on the metro and walking to and from places!  We also love our PE lessons with Nick from SAFC, where we get to play a variety of fun games; not just football!



Roald Dahl

On 11th September we had a special visitor come into our class called Beatrice. She had four large sparkly boxes, each one containing clues as to which Roald Dahl story we were going to be looking at. We discovered Matilda, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With our teachers we have started to look read George’s Marvellous Medicine and can’t wait to make some medicines of our own!

Violin lessons with Ms Mason.

Every Tuesday morning, Ms Mason teaches us how to play the violin. We are having so much fun learning about this new instrument and are already playing songs with the bow (which is made out of horse hair)! Hopefully, we will get to perform for everyone at some point this year. Already, Ms Mason said we sound like a beautiful orchestra, but you can be the judge of that! Here are Amelia and Connar showing off their skills.