Year 3: Blog items

Movie makers in training

Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 7:58pm


We are now movie makers! When we started learning about animation (our computing topic) , we were complete novices.

The first skill we learnt was how to make a flip book which was actually much harder than we thought it would be.

After that, we learned how to shoot frames. When we had mastered this , we planned our own story. This was very exciting as we had to make our own background and characters. Once they were ready, we began filming. Here are our first attempts. Keep a lookout for our next scenes! 



There's a lot more to rocks than we originally thought...

Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 8:35pm

Year 3 have been exploring the properties of rocks again today. They were given four challenges: 

  • Choose a rock that will be suitable to be the roof of a new building. It needs to be waterproof due to the amount of rain we have in the UK.
  • Choose a hard wearing, durable rock that we can use for ramps at a skate park.
  • Choose a rock that will be suitable for a new statue in the local park that will not be damaged by acid.
  • Find a rock that is suitable for a kitchen worktop. 

In order to solve the challenges, the children worked in groups to test a range of igneous and sedimentary rocks to see which were strong, waterproof, hard-wearing and unaffected by acid. Have a chat with them to see what they have found out.


As well as this, we have been learning about how rocks are made. After making their own igneous and sedimentary rocks, they started making comparisons. We are becoming quite the experts!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be flat?

Date: 17th Nov 2020 @ 7:48pm

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be flat?


Well, if you were to ask the children in Year 3 , they would be able to tell you exactly what it's like! This half term, we have been on a reading journey with a young boy called Flat Stanley. We have loved learning and writing about all the things he can do now that he is flat. One particular adventure that we enjoyed writing about was when Stanley saved the day by posing as a painting in the Famous Museum and helped capture two sneak thieves! Here is just a sample of some of our work. 

What am I?

Date: 9th Nov 2020 @ 7:42pm

Stone Age Boy

As part of our landing point for our new book, Stone Age Boy, we made our own fossils. Can you use your eagle eyes and work out what the fossils are?


As well as this,  we became fashionistas by creating Stone Age jewellery! We learned about the types of materials that the Stone Age people used to make their jewellery from, how items were made and the types of decorative patterns that they used. We hope you like our interpretations! 

Terrific teeth

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 10:14am

As part of our science topic we have been learning all about our teeth. They can now tell you what each tooth is called and explain it's role, explain what good dental hygiene is and share ways in which to protect our teeth. During discussions, the children decided to investigate what exactly happened to our teeth when they were exposed to particular liquids. There were some very suprising and slightly digusting results! Why don't you ask the children about what they found out! 

Balby Central Primary Academy

Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

Balby Central Primary Academy, Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL


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