Kingstone And Thruxton Primary School


Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9HJ


Welcome to the Year 3 Blog!

Welcome to Year 3!                                               

As our new class begin to make the transition from Year 2  to Year 3, you can follow their journey our new Class Blog.

On our Year 3 blog you can find out about:   

Our blog will be updated weekly to show what we have been up to.

Mrs Gemmell



News of the Week





WB 1.3.21

This week sees the end of a very unusual period in the life of Year 3. It will, hopefully, be the last time we need to do all our learning from home. The children in Year 3 have managed to make this last week of online learning as impressive as ever, with lots of thoughtful responses, hard work, creativity and focus. The children started their fractions topic this week and were able to recall all their learning from year 2, so well done. Mrs Gemmell was treated to some wonderful drumming skills as part of a music challenge and the children realyl impressed all the staff with their french speaking. Please see below for some expamples of the wonderful work seen this week.

Roll of Honour 5th March... Lewis for quick responses in maths...Seth for always responding well during lives...Freyja for some very creative sentences, inreponse to a book talk session


Ellan for uploading the most pieces of work to Seesaw during lockdown!




Pictures of the Week

Listen to our pop stars of the future!

WB 22.2.21

What a busy week! The children have impressed Mrs Gemmell with how well they have settled back into online learning this week. In maths they have been interpreting and creating pictograms and barcharts, with great accuracy. In literacy there was lots of in depth thinking about character's feelings and actions, with the children showing a brilliant understanding of narrative. To start off our topic, linked to WW1, the children undertook some research and were able find out how Kinsgstone became part of the war effort. Below you will see some great examples of artwork produced by the children as they thought about the sillouettes  made by planes.

Roll of Honour 26th February...Louise for being kind and caring...Elliot for great engagement during his live sessions...Hattie for perfect presentation in her writing books.


Logan P for an amazing attitude and great progress during lockdown.



Art Work

WB 8.2.21

The children in Year 3 have continued to work hard, during the last week of this very strange half term. Mrs Gemmell has been impressed with the quality and quantity of work that has been sent into school, as well as the children's enthusiasm and quick thinking during our 'live' lessons on Teams. This week the children have been typing up their adventure stories and  creating some eyecatching front covers.  On Tuesday they had time to relax as they tried out yoga exercises. Year 3 have shown that they are great researchers, as they sent in some wonderful images of erupting volcanoes, as part of an ICT and Geography task. The children have all shown amazing confidence with adding amounts of money and giving change this week, I bet they can't wait to be able to go shopping and put their skills into practise. 

Roll of Honour 12th February...Libby for perfect presentation...Eden for fantastic Focus...Jack for great determinaton.


Evan for his amazing observations skills during our Kim's Game


Things that make us feel good!

The children made some tree spirits to bring good luck

A selection of the wonderful stories sent in this week

WB 1.2.22

The children in Year 3 have produced some super narrative writing this week, and even recorded themselves reading their own stories. The week started off with a bang, as the children carried out ther own exploding cola experients. They aslo showed investigative skill, as as they examined soil samples to see what they contained. As part of well being week the children found ways to express themselves and competed an origami challange. 

Roll of Honour 5th February ...... Evan for an awesome attitiude...Xavier for amazing responses to the work he has been set...Theo for great improvement...Hunter super focus .


Hunter for super focus in 'live' lessons


Making our own exploding volcanoes

WB 25.1.21

This week in Year 3 the children  have been completing their maths unit on multiplication and division. They then used this knowledge to complete some scaling  problems. In topic this week they have learnt how volcanoes and sedimantary rocks are formed, producing some great diagrams in the process. Lots of children impressed Mrs Gemmell with their stamia and creativity as they continued to work on their Narrative writing unit - The Man on the Moon. For music this week Mrs Gemmel was delighted to hear lots of singing, as the children sang the Lava song. 

ROLL OF HONOUR 29TH January                                   Max...Ellan...Hunter...Lacey


WB 18.1.21

The children in Year 3 have had another busy week getting active, cooking, drawing, learing about metamorphic rock formation, learning how to divide 2 digit numbers and producing some wonderful writing.


WB. 11.1.21

This week children in year 3 have learnt how igneous rock is formed and also what the earth is made of; Mrs Gemmell recieved some fabulous diagrams. The children have been learning how to upload work to seesaw and add lables to pictures. Max even found time to help out in the kitchen.


WB 4.1.21

The children in Year 3 have made Mrs Gemmell reallly proud this week with their entusiasm and commitment to online learning. The photos below show a snapshot of what they have been up to.

WB 7.12.20

This week we were asked to produce some paintings to put on the picking trolleys at Belmont Tesco. I'm sure that you will agree we had some impressive winners.

We also carried out an investigation to see which magnets were the strongest.

WB 30.11.20

This week the children learnt some pottery skills as they made coil pots, just as the Beaker People in the Iron age did! They also carried out an investigation into magnetic and non magnetic items in the class, there were some surprising results.

WB 23.11.20

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You could hear a pin drop in Year 3 as the children were trying their very best, writing replies to the letters from their new pen-pals.

In science we were investigating the power of magnetic forces.

In gymnastics this week we were challenged to perform a variety of balances. Mrs Gemmell was impressed with all our original ideas. 

In music we created our own soundscapes with pictures and instruments.

This week we continued our work on algorithms and 'programmed' each other to be able to walk around a course with our eyes closed!

WB 16.11.20

This week we all wrote a letter to Mr Bull to let him know how we had settled into Year 3, his favourites have been added to our 'Wonderful Writing' page. We were also very excited to receive letters from a school in Sheffield. We will be writing responses next week. In ICT we were learning all about algorithms and made up our own algorithm dances to share with the class. In PE this week we were learning how to jump and land like gymnasts.  In history we were studying photographs of Iron Age artifacts to see what we could learn about how Iron Age people lived. 

WB 9.11.20

Well, what a busy fun packed week we have had! We have had a brilliant opening minds week, 'Making Connections'. As always, the children have worked hard and have had  lots of fun learning about the many ways in which we can stay connected. Each child wrote a letter to a key worker. You can read some examples on our wonderful writing tab. In French we learnt to greet each other, say goodbye and also ask how someone is feeling.

Great teamwork to get this domino effect.

Matching French greetings with pictures.

Learning and performing a song in sign language 

Making a whole school rainbow

Year 3 showing Good Choice Gordon how they  line up sensibly.

Good Choice Gordon was very impressed with the children as they paid their respects on Remembrance day.

WB 2.11.20

The children have been amazing this week, demonstrating a fantastic attitude towards their work. In recognition they have been awarded Good Choice Gordon. This week the children have been learning about the different letters that people write, they then wrote a postcard, imagining that they had gone back to the Stone Age! In Maths, Y3 have been learning patterns and facts from the 4 x table. Our Science topic is 'Forces and Magnets.' The children have been investigating the forces that they use in the classroom. It was our last Forest School session until spring this week so as a treat the children cooked s'mores over the campfire, a lovely end to a busy week.

WB 19.10.20

This week we have been showing what we have learnt about the Stone Age by creating a fact file. We have also been completing our poetry unit by typing up our own work, using Word and then illustrating our work. In maths we have been adding numbers that require an exchange and have also learnt how to use column addition.

WB 12.10.20

This week Year 3 have been trying hard to improve their mental addition and subtraction skills. In literacy they been writing information sheets all about flowering plants. In Science the children dissected a flower stem and found that it was full of tiny tubes that carry water from the roots to the flowers. They also revised the parts of a flower as they carefully pulled apart a flower. In art the children produced some amazing pictures of sunflowers in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. 

Pictures of the week


Drawings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh

WB 5.10.20

This week the children have been counting in different steps - 20, 25, 50. Some children have written their own maths problems, can you answer these?


A boy had 5 bags with 50 balls in each. How many balls altogether?


A farmer puts 25 cows into each of his fields. How many cows would there be if he had 7 fields?


In science the children have been learning about the pollination process. They carried out an investigation to show how flowers are pollinated by bees. Each child made a paper flower with bright petals to attract a bee. The bees flew from flower to flower ( on a child's finger) the pollen was represented by cheesy puffs so that the children could see how it is spread from flower to flower.

WB 28.9.20

In class this week we have learnt about how people were hunter gathers in the middle  stone age (mesolithic period). In Science we have been finding out about how bees are vital in the pollination  of flowers and we learnt that without bees we would have no fruit. Mrs Gemmell was really impressed with our poetry skills this week and how creative we were when producing out own diamante poems. In math we have been thinking about the value of 100 and finding ways to divide 100 equally.

Testing out our hunting skills by imagining that the trees were woolly mammoths and using makeshift spears.

Pressing our own apple juice

Diamante Poems

WB 21.9.20

Recreating stone age cave paintings

Using a flint and steel to make fire.

Dissecting and labeling parts of a flower

Making miniature mud huts in Forest School 

Getting back to learning!