Year 3: Blog items

Jason Robinson visits Year 3 !

Date: 2nd Jul 2021 @ 8:43am

Ruby Class Sports Day

Date: 14th Jun 2021 @ 7:45pm

Northern Ballet

Date: 8th Jun 2021 @ 7:27pm

Year 3 were incredibly fortunate to have three members of the Northern Ballet come to school and take them through some complex steps. Everyone thought that the event was very enjoyable and they suprised us all with how quickly they were able to pick up the techniques.  A few of our children were even chosen to attend the Northern Ballet training session at the end of this month so watch this space! 

Friction finders

Date: 6th Jun 2021 @ 8:09pm

Friction finders! 

Year 3 were set a very important task today: they had to observe and describe the movement of objects on sufaces that are smooth and rough, flat and inclined to different angles.  It was a very successful lesson as we were able to draw some similar conclusions, compiled lots of findings and generated several questions that we wish to find the answers to next. 


Date: 3rd Jun 2021 @ 8:58pm

To celebrate and share our wonderful writing, we performed our favourite paragraphs from our brochures, to our peers. 

Rome has it all!

Date: 3rd Jun 2021 @ 7:25pm


Rome - the dream destination!

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If you' ve not been tempted to visit Rome before now, you most certainly will be after reading these leaflets. Year 3 have worked hard to apply persuasive techniques like exaggeration, alliteration, positive expanded noun phrases and rhetorical questions to name just a few. We hope that you'll agree that they've done a really good job at tempting us to book a trip away! 

The Captive Celt

Date: 10th May 2021 @ 8:03pm

We are only half way through our book ‘The Captive Celt’ but we have already been through so a lot with our main character, Deri. This young chap has suffered lots of pain and heartache and it's just about to get worse as you'll see in our letters. 

The Captive Celt

Date: 26th Apr 2021 @ 12:20pm

The Captive Celt!

We've had a blast launching our new book, The Captive Celt! In Year 3, we dressed as Romans for the day, became potters to create bespoke jugs, or bowls, and even designed and created our own mosaics- a very tricky skill indeed! We cannot wait to learn more about Ancient Rome and Britannia whilst we accompany Deri on his turbulent journey.

Maths with Parents Support Video

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 4:16pm

A huge "thank you" to all of the parents that joined us for our Mathematics Mastery Zoom meeting on Tuesday!

For those of you that missed it, were unable to attend or would like any further support with using Maths with Parents, please click this link to watch:

Your child's code is contained in the video. Alternatively, you can get this on our school Facebook page.

Thank you,

Mr Mynett


Education City

Date: 6th Jan 2021 @ 8:11pm

Education City Link  

(Or type Education City into Google)


Step 1: Log in as a student (you will need your username and password)

Step 2:  Select Subjects






Step 3: Choose a subject






Step 4: Choose the correct year group






Step 5: Click the Activities tab and choose an activity.


Balby Central's very own Stone Age settlement

Date: 30th Nov 2020 @ 8:03pm

Stone Age huts

This afternoon was spent constructing our very own Stone Age houses. We used a wide range of natural materials to create our huts. This posed quite a few challenges, especially when trying to make the houses sturdy and water tight. We applied a range of techniques to construct, improve and repair our huts,  such as making knots. 

BCPA's (virtual) art gallery

Date: 30th Nov 2020 @ 8:04am

Stone Age Boy story snippets!

Date: 29th Nov 2020 @ 8:27pm

Stone Age Boy II 

An ordinary boy's life takes a turn when he meets a girl called Om. Together they see and do many exciting things. We have really enjoyed our book study story so we decided to create our own interpretations- some people may say that they are even better than the original! Here are a few sneaky snippets for you. 


After talking for a while, the girl who I found out was called Om, offered to take me back to her camp so that they could help. Anxiously, I followed her to her camp to see if her family would help me. As I entered the interesting home, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right in front of me was smoky, crackling fire. Sizzling on this, was a freshly cooked, slimy fish. It caused thick black smoke to fill the air. Om turned to me and said, “You want fish? Lets go river.” Cautiously agreeing, we went on our way. We settled down on the river bank to sharpen our harpoons ready to capture the slimy, scaly fish when all of a sudden the trees started rustling behind us...

By Arthur


In the blazing, midday sun , me and my little sister were playing with my soft , fluffy teddy in the garden. As the wind blew, I could see a violet butterfly flying in the sky. The air was filled with the sound of birds chirping. It felt peaceful and calm. In the distance, I could smell the fragrance of beautiful flowers. Then underneath the fresh, green grass I saw an ancient, fossil. WHen I touched it, a portal came and tried to suck me up. Quickly, I tried to grab on to something but my hand was weak. it sucked me up. I was terrified.

By Advika


The next thing I know, I’m being held over a camp fire by two men. I was very very scared because I was dangling of a stick . I begged and begged for them to let me go but they wouldn’t listen. I tried again but they still wouldn’t listen. I said, “Please , please, please let me go! I’m terrified! Let me go please!” They smiled and took me off the camp fire. I wiggled out of their hands and got away with the stick still on my back. Then I started getting chased by the two men that put me  over the fire which made me even more terrorfied. The huge, outrageous men were catching up with me . I tried to loose them by turning into the bushes but they saw me. All of  a sudden…  

By Lexi F 


Ear-piercing roars came again but this time they were much louder as they were closer. Om hurried back towards her tent but left me in the cage. “Come back come back!” I shouted. I banged the cage sides trying to escape. My heart pounded even more because the lions were so close. The nearby trees were rustling. Desperately, Om came running back with something in her hand. It was the keys!  

By Joseph


I ran up a ginormous tree as quick of I could. But the bear came out of nowehere and took me. I screamed out for help buy no one responded until “boom! I got knocked out. I woke up on a red and yellow fire. I was devastated. I shouted for help in the distance I saw a girl not a normal girl. “Its Om” I shouted. She came up to me with a big bucked full of ice cold water to put the fire out. A smile swept across my face. I said to Om “thank you thank you so much.”

“Welcome” said Om.

By Kiera


When I woke up , I was in a dark, gloomy cave that I didn’t know. As I clambered up off the floor, I felt very dizzy and a really bad pain on my cheek was dripping blood down my face. I gently wiped the blood off my face and then I stumbled to the entrance in front of me. When I looked out of the cave, I saw people with funny looking sticks chasing big cows, people wearing odd clothers and people hitting heavy stones on other stones.

By Jacob


As I woke up I tried to look around but it was as dark as the night sky. Slowly, I clambered up from the floor and felt a horrible pain jump on the top of my big, pale forehead. I could feel something sticky trickling down my face . Confused, I walked out of the cave. I saw a strange looking gir chewing a small, brown fish off a stick.

By Josh

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! 

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Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

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