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Thursday 2nd March

Congratulations to Rowan Class. We have won the best attendance for the month of February and therefore children are allowed to wear their own clothes on Friday 3rd March (tomorrow). I hope we will continue this attendance and win every month!

Friday 17th February – Year 3 and 4 Easter Production

Important message: As our production of ‘The Selfish Giant’ is rapidly approaching, we would like to make you aware that all children will need to return for the evening performance. This performance will take place on:

Wednesday 29th March at 6.00pm

The children will be expected to return to school at 5.15pm on this evening. Please mark this in your diaries to ensure that your child will be free to attend. An afternoon performance will take place on Tuesday 28th March at 2.00pm.  After half term, the children will given scripts (if needed), song words and a letter notifying you of their part in the performance and any costumes that are required.

Thank you for your support,

Year 3 and 4 team

Friday 17th February – Year 3 Half Term Homework

Below is a link to the year 3 half term homework:

Year 3 Feb Half Term Reading Challenge PDF

Feb Half Term Hwk- Parent Jobs

14th February 2017

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is Forest School day for Rowan Class. Please remember to bring in a waterproof coat and suitable footwear.

2nd February 2017

Please be aware of the letter sent out today regarding enterprise week:

Dear Parents/ Carers,


Next week we will be taking part in enterprise and maths week. As part of this we will need to create models. We would like to ask the children to bring in any of the following clean items on Friday 3rd February and Monday 6th February:


Plastic bottles

Milk bottles

Ice cream tubs

Margarine tubs

Pringle tubes

Toilet Roll tubes


Any donations will be greatly appreciated and as these are free it will help us to make more profit from our enterprise.

Many Thanks

Year 3 team

 9th November 2016

Greetings magic makers! During our Cultural Arts week last week, we visited the Synagogue in Portsmouth. We enjoyed looking at the ornate and rich decoration of the Synagogue as well as recognising the Star of David and the patterns on the walls. We saw some artwork from a recent Jewish festival. As part of our work at the Synagogue we drew some of the items on show there including the menorahs, the ark, the Torah and the windows. We met David who told us more about the Synagogue and the Jewish story of Hanukkah.  When we got back to school, we listened to another visitor called Mrs Guyer who told us more about the Jewish religion. For art, we created salt dough menorahs and also used a range of materials to design our own Hanukkah Menorahs. We improved our work over time to create a final piece of artwork. Additionally, we explored some Jewish foods by tasting doughnuts and potato latkes as these foods are fried in oil which relates to the story of Hanukkah.



This week, we have started our new topic of Magic. We are looking forward to reading ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl. We are excited to create our own healthy magic potions and we have collected all our spells and created a Rowan Class Book of Spells which is displayed in our book corner. We hope to learn more about Magic in the next few weeks and we hope we don’t accidentally turn you all into frogs! Watch this space for another blog coming soon…



 5th October 2016

Greetings explorers! Today we have become palaeontologists and have been searching for dinosaur fossils. As part of our science, we learnt about how fossils are formed and drew our own diagrams to show this. In forest school this week, we created our own fossils making our own salt dough. We explored our natural forest area to find objects to fossilise in our salt dough. We were excited and had a lot of fun making our own fossils. Mrs Fuller has cooked our fossils for us and we are preparing to show them off at our end of term museum. In maths, we have been ordering numbers from biggest to smallest and we have become masters at this! We all enjoyed attending the harvest festival and we would like to thank everyone for providing so much food for the festival.  In our English work, we have been writing our own stories and performing them to the class. Miss Noice can’t wait to read them all! We are all looking forward to next Monday morning where all of Rowan Class will be taking part in a dance festival which we have been practising hard for in PE. We hope you are all having a wonderful week! Watch this space for more about our learning…


Miss Noice and Mrs Bowdery welcome you to the Rowan Class Blog.  We are a fun-loving bunch of independent learners and hope you enjoyed your summer break! This blog is designed to keep you up to date on all the exciting things we will be doing in Year 3. We hope to share with you some of our learning both inside and outside the classroom and any trips. Each week, our keen bloggers will update you by uploading photographs and reports on our learning.

This term we have become dinosaur explorers and are preparing to research and dust off the bones of time! We will be discovering all types of dinosaurs as well as exploring the origin of rocks and fossils; including dinosaur bones. Whilst investigating fossils, this will involve close observational drawings of the artefacts we uncover. As part of our English work, we will be reading a story about a magical mission to Dinosaur Land and writing our own versions of a trip to this mystical place! We are busy preparing our Dinosaur Museum for the end of this half term ready to show you all what we have discovered in our learning. We‘ll see you there explorers! Watch this space…