Year 3 Blog

Royal Wedding Fun in Year 3

Mad Scientist causes major explosion !

Quietly, the children of Park Hill Primary School were sitting in awe and wonder as the scientist demonstrated his experiments. Suddenly, at about 2:20pm there was a massive explosion that shook the school!  One or two of the staff, alarmed at the commotion, came running to the rescue to find that all was under control […]

Caribbean Launch Day

Copper Coin Race

Thank you all for the donations of Copper Coins at the end of last term to help support our funding for the mini-pitch. It has taken a lot of counting, but Mrs Plant and her ‘Plant’s Angels’ have been working around the clock (break and lunchtimes) to count every last coin. The final total is… […]

#MiniPitch Raffle!

On Friday, all children took home a book of raffle tickets and a letter explaining about our #MiniPitch fundraising! So far, we have raised over £3,5oo and we still need to confirm the money raised from the Copper Coin Race before Easter! Our fundraising page is Please follow the page to keep updated and […]

Exploring Plants in Year 3

Year 3 have been learning to identify the different parts of flowering plants and the jobs that each of these parts carries out. We dissected a plant to find its parts and also mimed each part’s job!

Copper Coin Collection!

Wow-thank you for your generosity in bringing in copper coins today for our race. Well done 4H on winning, but what an epic effort by all! Thank you all so much… it may take a long time to count, but it’s very much appreciated for our mini pitch fund!  

Year 3 Morning of Music

Today, Year 3 had a fantastic time visiting Broad Heath Community Primary School, where we participated in the Morning of Music celebration. We were joined by pupils from Broad Heath and Coundon Primary. Together we performed the songs that celebrated how British music has evolved through the years.  We even played musical instruments (reading musical […]

Active Communications Donation

We are very pleased to share that Active Communications have donated £100 to the #MiniPitches fund! Based at 10 Unicorn Avenue, Eastern Green, we quick to support the community when we got in touch and it helps our totalizer creep towards the £1000 mark! Please visit their website for any telephone systems, computer / wireless solutions, […]

Cupid’s arrow struck @ Park Hill

On Friday 9th February, the school PTA organised and ran a Valentine’s Disco for Key Stage 2! Plenty of dangerous dance moves were on show and it proved to be a very popular event! Without fail, the tuck shop was a massive hit and alongside ticket fees, the PTA raised £306.55 towards the Mini Pitch […]

World Book Day in Year 3

Year 3 had a great time immersing ourselves in the world of books today. We started the day by watching the Biggest Book Show hosted by the World Book Day organisation. We got lots of tips from authors about how to become a writer. After that, we held our Show and Tell session where we […]

Miles 4 Money & The Children’s Mile

Dear parents / guardians,   As you may know, children within school have signed up to take part in ‘The Children’s Mile’ in association with the Coventry Half Marathon. In total, 111 children have signed up for the event! (More information will be sent to you in due course if you are taking part.)   […]

Rocket Balloons

Our new topic in Science is “Space and Astronauts”. This afternoon, Year 3 learnt how rockets propel spaceships into outer space. After several attempts, we were able to model this using a rocket balloon. 3M explained how the experiment worked and their findings. As a class we created a balloon rocket. First, we held a […]

All weather pitch fund raising

Yesterday, we set up or ‘neighbourly’ page for our new all weather pitch (it’s similar to a ‘just giving’ page). Please use the link below and sign up and ‘follow’ us, as well as sharing it with your family and friends, as the higher our ‘activity score’, the more attractive we are to businesses and […]

Why do people stand up against injustice because of their religion?

Today  Year 3 learnt about a Christian called Rosa Parks who made a difference to society because of her actions and beliefs.   Rosa Parks was asked to give up her seat and move to allow a white person to sit down. When she refused to move, the bus driver called the police and she was […]

Clubs Crazy!

At Park Hill we are clubs crazy! With 15 clubs on this half term, including dance, gym, taekwondo, basketball, tennis, table tennis, football, dodgeball and netball. In total, 217 spaces were filled which is just under 88%! Well done to all of the children who have been taking part in clubs so far. If anyone […]

Year 3 Warwick Castle Trip

Year 3 had a fantastic time at Warwick Castle on Thursday and we had lots to explore. Attack and Defense workshop We had a tour of the castle’s defenses where we learned all about how well defended Warwick was. We enjoyed looking at the murder holes and seeing the “Death Zone.” Swords and Shields workshop […]

The Children’s Mile!

On Tuesday, all children from Y1 to Y6 will have brought home a letter about a Children’s Mile on Sunday 18th March. The aim of the event is to increase participation in regular physical activity alongside promoting a healthy lifestyle. In addition to this, we are raising money for both the school sports pitch and […]

Fund Raising Bike Ride

As part of the fundraising for the new sports pitch, we are organising a bike ride from Park Hill to Wembley, as it is the FA who provide the majority of the cost. We would like to invite as many people as possible, no matter what their experience, to cycle the 110 miles on Saturday […]

Year 3 Jigsaw -Aspirations

For our PSHE Jigsaw lesson this week, Year 3 discussed their aspirations and what was needed to reach those goals. We read the book Me…Jane, all about famous primatologist Jane Goodall. The book described her dream to go to Africa to work with animals and how she reached her goal by following and dedicating her time to […]

Clubs for Schools Booking – Spaces Available!



Please make sure that all children have the correct PE kit or equipment for their lessons. Since returning to school after Christmas, there have been children unprepared for their lessons, which means teachers have to find alternative activities for them to take part in. It is essential that all children bring the correct kit so they […]

Year 3 Castles and Knights Launch Day

Today we had a special Launch Day to start off our new topic of Castles and Knights. We had visitors coming into school who explained all about medieval falconry, and brought lots of birds of prey with them for us to see. We even got to have a go at holding one of the birds […]

School closed- Monday 11th December

Due to the snow, school will be closed tomorrow to ensure the safety of our children and staff. We hope the children are enjoying the weather!

Year 3 Discovering Our Skeletons

Today in Science, Year 3 examined the bones in the human body. In groups, they had a go constructing a skeleton and labelling the bones using their common names. We then used this knowledge to look at the scientific names (such as the cranium and the metacarpals).

Year 3 Celebrating Children In Need

Year 3 had a lovely time celebrating Children In Need. Below is a collage showing the variety of stalls, including hair-spraying, glitter tattoos, guess the sweets, hundreds of cakes, all setup by the Upper School children. We had a brilliant time raising money for this important cause. Year 3 was especially lucky as we had […]

Friendship Friday in Year 3

To celebrate Friendship Friday, and kick-start Anti-Bullying Week, Year Three spent the afternoon exploring what Anti-Bullying Week promotes; what bullying is and what to do is you experience/witness it, and what makes a good friend. Each class created a Friendship wreath made up of hands which describe what a good friend is:   While exploring […]

Learning Latin in Year 3

As part of our Topic on the Romans, Year 3 had a go learning Latin.  Check out some of the Latin words and phrases we learnt.   This was a famous quote by Julius Caesar when he came to Britain.  

Parking – Sign the petition!

The Governors and I are always trying to look for ways to make our school as safe as possible for children and families. Road Safety is high on the agenda. We have been liaising with Local Councilors to raise aware of road safety outside of school. Ward Cllrs we have also been approached by parents […]

SPENCER – Half term Champions!

Tomorrow morning, Spencer will be celebrating their first victory of the year (and the first of many!), when they watch the Lego Batman Movie!  

Pumpkin competition winners

thank you for all of your entries… here are the winners!      

Year 3 Mythical Creatures

In preparationfor writing our own Roman myths, Year 3 have designed their own mythical creature. Check out Thomas Tildesley’s fantastic description of a “Carcarerdontersaur,” complete with fronted adverbials! Great job, Tom!

Halloween fun

thank you to all of the children who entered the PTA pumpkin competition. Mrs Timms was extremely happy to see so many entries (and it even scared some of us every time we walked past!). The winners will be revealed in Friday’s star of the week assembly.

Diwali fun in Year 3

Once again, Year 3 showed how talented they were by creating Rangoli patterns — using pen and coloured salt — and candles as part of our lessons on the festival of Diwali.   Take a look at the fantastic finished products:  


With October being International Dyslexia Awareness Month and having just passed the British Dyslexia Associations Dyslexia Awareness week now felt like the right time to start our series of blog posts outlining information about the various different types of needs some of our children might commonly experience in schools. In the UK, on average, 1 […]

Dol-Y-Moch Fun!!

Another fantastic day for the Park Hill crew! The  children are conquering their fears and learning new skills. Some children have even learnt how to ride a bike whilst here. Making so many memories.

We Love Sentence Stacking in Year 3

Check out our fantastic writing in Year 3 using Sentence Stacking. We have written a newspaper report all about the incident with Mr Twit and the Four Sticky Boys stuck to his tree. We used lots of great language features to improve our sentences such as fronted adverbials, expanded nouns phrases, brackets and subordinate clauses. […]

Fantastic Fossils in Year 3

Following on from our learning about Mary Anning, we worked in pairs to create our own fossil prints. We used playdough and craft tools, to create the markings and texture that would have been created by real fossils.

A mysterious bundle of clothes in Year 3

When Year 3 arrived at school this morning, we found a mysterious bundle of clothes on the floor of the classroom. Where did they come from? Who did they belong to? We scratched our heads, we had a little think, and then we realised that it was the work of Mr and Mrs Twit. The clothes […]

Year 3 Jigsaw – Working Well With Others

This week’s Jigsaw puzzle piece was all about working well with others. We challenged Year 3 to build a tower using only masking tape and a newspaper in PSHE. They were given no other instructions so had to work together as a group, using lateral thinking, to create the tallest free-standing structure in the class. […]

Year 3 Celtic Roundhouses

This week for history, Year 3 have been investigating Celtic roundhouses. We looked at their structure and the materials used to build them. In groups, we made our own model roundhouses to create our own class Celtic hill forts. We used a variety skills such as problem solving, team work, accurately cutting and construction to […]

Rocksteady assembly

    Today, we’ve had Tommy from Rocksteady telling us all about his musical instruments and how they work. We’ve had some great fun! 

Year 3 Roald Dahl Day

As part of our English topic focussing on Roald Dahl, today we celebrated Roald Dahl Day in Year 3. We dressed up as Roald Dahl characters and took part in a variety of activities. In the morning, we watched Rik Mayall’s Jacknory rendition of George’s Marvellous Medicine which we used as inspiration for our own […]

Reading – the key to success?

I remember some of my earliest experiences of books, sitting on the floor of my school library surrounded by choices and not knowing where to start! The anticipation of choosing a new book and using that ‘5 finger rule‘ to check that I would be able to read it fluently enough that I could enjoy it. […]

Mr Twit’s Beard

Today, we read the first three chapters of The Twits by Roald Dahl. We found out that Mr Twit has a manky beard. Whenever he ate, he would get tiny bits of food stuck in his beard and stay in there for months (or years!) and go rotten. We used thesauruses to look up really interesting […]

Our First Day in Year 3

We have had an exciting start to Year 3. This morning we went into the hall, to greet each other and share our holiday news. We had our first English and Maths lesson. In English, we began to study the work of Roald Dahl, by beginning to read The Twits. In Maths, we recapped our […]

My Summer Holidays

My summer was filled with celebrations, by attending eight traditional Indian weddings! This was a celebration of my religion and culture, as well as a privilege to watch loved ones begin the next part of their lives. It involved many outfits, parties and a lot of eating. I also got to spending time with relatives […]

My Summer Holiday

Welcome to Year 3! I hope you have had a fantastic summer. Miss Nickerson: I was lucky enough to go on holiday to Norfolk. I stayed on a boat on the Norfolk broads. It was a bit squashed though, as there were 5 people and a dog on board. I also enjoyed having lots of […]

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