Tel:01453 883205

Email: [email protected]

Head: Mr. Andrew Ferguson

Class 3 Blog 2021-2022

Summer 2022 

VENI VIDI VICI  –  I came, I saw, I conquered!

Welcome to Class 3’s Summer theme of learning. We are about to go on a journey into history to find out about how the Romans changed and influenced life in Britain. What has been their legacy? 

Gloucester was known as Glevum in Roman times and was an important city. We will find out more about what was special about Glevum and the types of people who lived there during Roman times. 


  • Know how Britain changed   from the iron age to the end of the Roman occupation
  • Know how the Roman occupation of Britain helped to advance British society
  • Know  how   there   was     resistance to the Roman occupation and know about Boudicca
  • Know about at least one famous  Roman Emperor




SPRING 2022 – Out of this world!


Welcome to our new theme of learning for Spring Term 2022! Out of the world! During this theme, we will be finding out all about space and Earth, as well as light and electricity. We will learn about the moon landings, creating our own newspaper reports and about key figures in the history of space travel through writing biographies. In music we shall be listening to classical pieces such as Gustav Holst’s planet suite and more modern music such as David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Our art work will be exploring the talent of artists such as Peter Thorpe, creating our own pieces inspired by his work. All this and much more besides…..keep checking in to our blog to see how our learning journey develops this term.







Look at this fabulous bunch of musicians! The entire class are doing brilliantly at learning the recorder, they can already play a variety of songs using the notes A and B and crotchets, quavers and minims. 









Forest School:

The class have been enjoying the outdoor space during Forest School this term. They have been led by Mrs Edwards in a variety of fabulous activities. Here are a few photographs of what they have been up to:



























































































In our art lessons we have been studying the style of Australian artist, Peter Thorpe. We learnt about foreground and background in compositions so we could decide how our final piece should look. We used our knowledge of drawing to learn how to draw a rocket, we followed a ‘How to draw a rocket’ guide video, tried our ideas out in our sketch books before deciding on our own personal rocket designs. For the background, we used vibrant felt pens to mark out and colour geometric shapes and lines. We made our rockets 3D by adding two small paper springs to the back of them. We are very proud of the finished pieces.



In our art lessons we have been studying the style of Australian artist, Peter Thorpe. We learnt about foreground and background in compositions so we could decide how our final piece should look. We used our knowledge of drawing to learn how to draw a rocket, we followed a ‘How to draw a rocket’ guide video, tried our ideas out in our sketch books before deciding on our own personal rocket designs. For the background, we used vibrant felt pens to mark out and colour geometric shapes and lines. We made our rockets 3D by adding two small paper springs to the back of them. We are very proud of the finished pieces.


We have started looking at electricity in our science lessons and have been learning about the types of renewable and non-renewable energy that we use. We were able to link our knowledge back to last term’s H2O theme where we had talked about hydro power.

Next, we had a really fun time investigating how to make a simple circuit – we used a battery (cell), some wires with crocodile clips, a bulb, a buzzer and a switch. It was so exciting getting the bulb to light and the buzzer to make a sound. We added a switch into our circuits so that we could change them from complete to incomplete.



Yippee! World Book Day was today – Thursday 3rd March 2022. We had great fun dressing up as a word – can you guess what words we were? We did lots of book-centred activities to further prove Class 3’s love of reading. Take a look at our day.























































Autumn 2021 – H2O

Welcome to Class 3’s blog for 2021-2022. This Autumn term, we are learning all about water in our theme – H2O! We are going to be scientists and geographers to find out about the water cycle, to  learn all about river features and to find out about major rivers in the UK and the wider world.  We would like to learn about our local waterways, the historic docks in Gloucester and the canal system nearby, in order to do this we are looking forward to our visit to the Waterways Museum in Gloucester in a few weeks ….watch this space to see photographs of our trip.

We participated in a fantastic workshop on how to build a crane using cogs and gears, took a historic tour around the docks finding out lots of interesting information about the history of our local area as well as exploring the museum too. We also had a really exciting trip along the Gloucester to Sharpness canal on the Queen Boadicea that was used to rescue soldiers across the channel during WW2. 

Look what else we have been up to this term:

We listened carefully to ‘The Storm’ by Benjamin Britten. We composed our own music to accompany one of the repetitive rhythms that runs throughout the piece. We also create some mixed media artwork in response to the music. 





































We have also explored a range of artists to see how they have used water as a theme in their work. The first artist we have focused on is David Hockney, looking in particular at his painting, ‘A bigger Splash’. The children experimented with different techniques to create water effects in their sketch books before creating their final mixed media piece. 







































A watercolour colour wash was used to create the sky effect, then the children chose from their sketch books trials which method they wished to use to create the pool water – bubble wrap print and wax resist were popular methods. The building was created with collage and the children blended pencil crayons to create lifelike palm trees.








All of the staff in Year 3 have been amazed by the stunning results of the homework project that was set in response to our school visit and to our geography learning about river features. The children have truly outdone themselves – and thank you to the parents for their support with this project. Here are some of the results of our river features and canal system models. WOW!

Summer Term 2021 – Invasion

Welcome back to a new fun and learning-filled term! It’s so nice to have us all back in together after a long period of time doing home learning all about out spring term theme – Stone Age Rocks!

Now that lockdown has finally ended and we are back into the swing of things,  we are raring to go! Our new theme is…



On Wednesday morning, a very interesting character – Professor McGinty – arrived at Bussage to regale the class with tales of his time travelling adventures. The children had the BEST time listening to how he had found himself back in Viking times and how he had met Erik the Brave. The class has aching tummies from all the fun and laughter, but at the same time learnt so many interesting Viking facts. Can you see the enjoyment on the children’s faces?

Viking Day at Copsegrove Farm – May 2021.

We beat the challenging weather to have a glorious Viking themed day in the heart of Copsegrove Farm. Nestled in the heart of the woods, we gathered around the campfire to begin our day. We learnt about trade in Viking Britain, the Viking aphabet that used symbols called Runes, we learnt to cook stick bread after whittling our very own green wood sticks to bake our bread on and we also forged around the woods to find building materials to build our own Viking longships or long houses out of. 

What a magical day we had! Have a look at our gallery of photos. 


Ukulele fun!

We had our first Ukulele lesson today with Mr F-P. It was fantastic! Everyone learnt to play the note C which is the second string from the top. We also learnt what it looks like in written notation. We can’t wait to learn our next new note next week.

DSC_0972 DSC_0973 DSC_0974 DSC_0976 DSC_0977 DSC_0978

Class 3 blog 2020/2021


Welcome to our Class 3 page, where you will be able to see what we have got up to as the year progresses. Our first theme this year is:

Around the world in 80 days.

During this theme we will be reading the Jules Verne text of the same title, as well as travelling around the globe learning about our locality, Europe and the wider world.

Here we are in our geography detective groups following the trail to find out the capital cities of some European countries, it was great fun and kept us running about and working well as a team.

DSC_0957 DSC_0960 DSC_0961 DSC_0962 DSC_0963 DSC_0964 DSC_0966 DSC_0967 DSC_0968 DSC_0969 DSC_0970







































We found out that the largest European country is Russia and that the smallest is Vatican City.









We will be spending the first few weeks of the year getting used to being back in school after such and extended break, looking after our well being as well as checking that we are up to date with the learning we would have being doing in school at the end of Year 2.










Here are some photos of us practising mindfulness by doing some Zentangle doodles. We think they look fantastic, don’t you agree?



DSC_0971 DSC_0972 DSC_0973 DSC_0974 DSC_0975 DSC_0976 DSC_0977 DSC_0978 DSC_0980 DSC_0981

Hello Class 3

Hi there Class 3.

We are really missing you! What have you been doing since we last saw you? We really hope you have been enjoying the gorgeous weather that we have been having, and are spending some lovely quality time with your family at home.

We have sent your parents an e mail to tell them all about the learning we have set up for this term, and have lots of new books for you to work from in your new work packs. If your parents weren’t able to collect them, they will be delivered to your home in the next few days. We have set up a site that we will be putting your tasks onto so remember to check them weekly – you can also find some helpful resources to assist you with some of your tasks: your parents have been sent an e mail with a link on so that you can find all of this information.

Don’t forget to use the class e mail address to get in touch if you need us: [email protected]

Good luck with your new learning, let us know how you are getting on.

We hope to see you really soon,

Mrs White & Mrs Poad 


Class 3 – 2020: What have the Romans done for us?

What have the Romans done for us

Welcome to a new term and a new decade! Year 3 have jumped straight into our new theme, ‘What have the Romans done for us?’ by participating in a history trail around our school grounds so that we can find out about how the Romans came to be in England, and about the Celt civilisation that existed before and during the Roman invasion. 

Through this theme of learning we will be finding out all about Roman Britain and the legacy that the Romans left behind and will be learning some key vocabulary:

Amphitheatre, Aqueduct, Boudicca, Bath House, Century, Centurion, Citizen, Emperor, Forum, Gladiator, Julius Casaer, Toga, Villa as an example of just some!

We are looking forward to our exciting visit to the Roman Baths not far away in Bath just after February half term where we will be able to have a first hand experience of a key factor of Roman life.

Keep an eye on our blog to see an update of what we have learnt throughout the term as well as images from our day trip.

Roman baths


Visit to Aquae Sulis – The Roman Baths. February 25th 2020.

Class 3 had a fantastic time exploring a key Roman site. We were amazed to see the baths and learn how they were used and worked. Look at our photographs from the day to find out more about our experience.

After studying Roman soldiers, we spent time researching what they would have worn and used in the Roman Army. We designed and then made our own shields which have symbols on them that are special to our unique personalities.

Vikings invade Copsegrove Farm

Year 3 had a fantastic Day at Copsegrove Farm as Viking invaders. We had to find out where the Vikings came from and where they sailed to. We learnt about Viking trade and built longhouses in the woods. We cooked bread over the campfire and drizzled it with honey and we deciphered Viking rune messages.

Here are some pictures of our brilliant day. 



Class 3 have begun their new theme “Invasion” by looking at the Anglo-Saxons. We have used maps to find out where they came from. We have found out about the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and have completed a trail looking at Anglo-Saxon artefacts. We are looking forward to our visit to Copsegrove Farm when we will become Anglo-Saxon and Viking invaders! Watch this space. 


Stone Age houses

Class 3 created fantastic Stone Age houses based on those found at Skara Brae in Scotland. We had to make tiny bricks out of clay, build up the walls, add in features such as beds and a fire pit and make a roof to go on top. We also had to think about how we could label the different parts of the house to make them interactive. 


Stone Age Day

In January Classes 3 and 4 went back to the Stone age and learned how to be hunter gatherers, how to make Stone Age jam, how to made bows and arrows and cook mammoth steaks in the forest. We also made mammoths out of milk bottles. We had a really fun day with lots of great learning. IMG_6042