Category Archives: Year 3

Shapes and Shelters!

We have had a busy week in Year 3!

This week, we have enjoyed designing and starting to build our Stone Age shelters. We researched and designed different types of structures, including teepees, A-frames and roundhouses, before deciding on a final design.

Here we are enjoying the challenge of creating our shelter prototypes. We had to work together and think carefully about how we can join materials – only using string!


Some of us have begun to build our final shelter. We have used bubble wrap to ensure our shelter will be water tight. Next, we will be covering them with natural materials, so our shelter can be camouflaged in the woods. Take a look at them so far!

We have enjoyed building on our knowledge of shapes in Maths this week. We have been identifying different types of angles (right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles). We have also learned how to identify horizontal, vertical, parallel, diagonal and perpendicular lines.

We looked at the work of artists Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky, who used different shapes and lines to create their artwork. Inspired by their pieces, we created our own artwork!


Don’t forget to collect natural materials this weekend to build or add to your shelter next week.

Remember to fill in your reading journals over the weekend and to bring them in on Monday – we love to see what you’re reading!

Have a happy weekend! 

Shapes and more!

This week, Year 3 have been busy learning all about shapes! We have been naming different 2D shapes and counting their sides, vertices (corners) and angles. We have also been naming 3D shapes and counting their edges, faces and vertices. We even met the angle family – Mrs Right Angle, Mr Obtuse Angle, Baby Acute Angle and Reflex Angle! Here we are building our own 3D shapes.



This week in Science, we investigated whether the length of all of someone’s fingers measures the same as their arm. We selected our measuring tools and worked in pairs to ensure we were measuring accurately.  After lots of careful measuring, we found the statement to be false! Here we are measuring our fingers:


We celebrated some fantastic home learning in Year 3 this week, including Stone Age models of Stonehenge and roundhouses, cave painting drawings and even some DIY artefacts!

Well done Year 3!

Don’t forget to keep reading over the weekend and bring your reading journals in on Monday – if you have read three or more times this week, you can get a Read to Succeed ticket! 

Happy weekend!