The Year 3 Blog | Home of Chestnut, Sycamore & Beech

CAT | Geography



Terracotta Army Trip

The Year 3 children enjoyed an impromptu trip to visit the late John Nike’s collection of Terracotta Warriors which have rarely been seen by anyone outside the family.

The children were excited to see the statues which they have been learning about in Geography.

A huge thank you to Mrs Nike for invited us and sharing her experiences with us all.


· ·



Chinese Schools

In Geography this term we have been learning about China and this week comparing our school to a Chinese equivalent. Click the picture below to take a look at a video which shows the differences between the two.

What did you find interesting? Would you prefer to go to school in China or in England? Tell us what you think.




New Science Topic: Habitats

This week we have began to identify the features of different habitats and the species that live in each habitat. If you want to investigate more, place the game below:

· · · ·



Outdoor Learning

Can you spot the ways in which our Outdoor Learning area has changed over the Easter break?

· · · · · · ·

Extreme Snow Ava from Holme Grange School on Vimeo.

· · · ·



Outdoor Learning update

Over the past few weeks, Year 3 have become a tremendous gardening work force. 

Firstly, we have begun to landscape our Outdoor Learning Site using bark to create pathways that will absorb the rain. We have also been focusing re-planting 100 baby trees that we won from the Woodland Trust around Holme Grange School. Finally, we took a well-deserved break to observe thousands of tadpoles hatching from their frog spawn protective coating in our school pond.


· · · · · · · · · · ·



Year 3 Assembly

Our North America Assembly was an absolute hit with parents, children and staff this week.

Congratulations to all of the Year 3 pupils who put on such a fantastic show. It really was brilliant so many people who watched have had great things to say about your enthusiasm, confidence and risk taking.

As a reminder of the experience here is the video that started the assembly.

North America from Mr Boynes on Vimeo.

· ·

· · · · · · · ·



The Roadside Woods

I go to the Roadside Woods…

…on an adventurous tune-up of my senses.

While we have the freedom to do what we like in this natural wonder, we are happy to like what we do!

The Roadside Woods is an exciting outdoor site for the children in Years 3 & 4. It is a new wonderous aspect that has been introduced to their weekly school curriculum by Mrs Robinson, who passionately advocates the importance of outdoor learning and play at Holme Grange School. Along with Miss Carberry and Mr Rex, the children have been busily building their site with enterprising enthusiasm, since September 2016.


No tags

Older posts >>

Theme Design by