Sunday, 19 January 2020


This week, we are continuing our work on fractions - comparing, ordering and identifying them. Here is a link to a game on the fantastic website
which reinforces classroom learning in an interactive and fun way. It is tablet friendly as well.

This week's book

Our topic for this term is Egypt. This is a History based topic. Our whole class book this week is a non-fiction book full of  gruesome facts from this ancient civilisation.
Here is a link to the Amazon website where you can have a sneaky peek at it. Dojos will be given if you can tell Mrs Collinson or Miss Dent a fact from this book. Happy reading Year Three.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Our Class Book

In class, we are reading the story of the Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. This links with the traditional tale of Cinderella but it is set in the land of Ancient Egypt. Here is PowerPoint version of the story for you to enjoy at home. Happy reading.

Friday, 13 December 2019


This week, your children will be creating their very own experiment to investigate friction. 

The Stone Age

Year 3 have been creating information posters all about fire in the Stone Age. Ask your child about why fire was important!

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The Stone Age - Skara Brae

This week, we have been discovering the secrets of Skara Brae and how it was discovered. Here is a link to an informative film explaining how and why Skara Brae was so significant.

The Snow Dragon

This is a link to an interactive version of the class book we are studying in English. Who will defeat the Fierce Fire Dragon? Will the Snow Dragon survive? Watch this to find out.

Sunday, 1 December 2019


Our new Science topic is Forces! 

This week the children will be exploring what a push and pull is. 


In History this week, children will be learning all about fire and why it was fundamental for development in the Stone Age. 

Have an explore of the link below. 

Friday, 29 November 2019

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Next Week's Spellings

Spelling- homophones

This week, we have been learning about homophones. They are words that SOUND the same but are SPELLED differently. This film on YouTube explains exactly what they are in an enjoyable animation.

Copy and paste the link into your browser. Happy spelling.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Stone Age resources

Here is a link to an amazing website all about the Stone Age. It is full of interesting and unusual facts and also has links to other resources you might like to look at to develop your historical knowledge.
Bring in your favourite fact to share with your class next week.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Next week's spellings

Fossils - how are they made?

As our Science topic, Rocks and Soils, comes to an end, we are revisiting the process of fossilisation. Here is a link to a fantastic resource which will explain what fossils are, and how they are made.
copy the link into your browser.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Spellings for this week











Friday, 8 November 2019

Next Week's Book

Have a sneaky peek at our book of the week

Maths Week England - can you work out the answers to these 3 questions for next week?

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Telling the time

This week we are revisiting telling the time.
Here is a link to a lively and inter-active game that supports the children's learning.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term.
A big thank you to all those families who completed a Stone Age themed craft activity - they look fantastic (photos to follow)
Just a reminder that PE kits need to be in school every day please and that the after school bonfire event is on Thursday at 5.30pm. You can get your tickets from the office.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Monday, 21 October 2019

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Book of the Week

We are enjoying reading 'Stone Age Boy, by Satoshi Kitamura. This links with our learning in History, which is all about the Stone Age.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ryedale folk Museum

Two more sleeps then we're off to this amazing, immersive outdoor museum near York. We will have a fantastic day, experiencing life as a Stone Age person. We will learn how to make Stone Age weapons, experience life in a Stone Age house then learn to weave as they would have done.

Take a look at the museum's website to get abetter idea of what to expect


This week in Science, we have been learning about the process of fossilisation. Here is a link to an informative website with an interactive game for the children to consolidate their Science learning.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

PE Kits

Just a reminder that children need their PE kits in school every day. The kit consists of black shorts or joggers, black pumps or trainers, a pain white T-shirt and a plain black sweat shirt (for colder days).
Any queries, do please speak to Mrs Collinson or Miss Dent.

The Stone Age

Here is a link to an animated film on the BBC Teach website that demonstrates how people caught animals for food and how they gathered other food throughout the year.

Friday, 27 September 2019

TT Rockstars

Which class will win Battle of the Bands? 

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Next week's Class book

Here is a preview of the book we will be reading as our class text. It links to our learning in History.

This week's homework

Here are the spellings for next week. Remember to log on to TT Rock stars to practise your timetables and see who can win the Battle of the Bands

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Place Value Game

This is useful way of practising understanding of 3-digit numbers in an interactive way. 
There are also other interactive games on the website that reinforce some of the learning we have been doing in class. Take a look.

The Stone Age

This week, we have been researching homes in the Stone Age. This is an informative film looking at different aspects of Stone Age homes.

This week's spellings

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Next week's spellings

The Stone Age

This term's History is all about the Stone Age. 
Here is a link to a fantastic website full of interesting facts and animated film clips that depict life in the Stone Age.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Maths Focus

This week, the children will be learning about Place Value. They will learn the value of 3-digit numbers and compare them. 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

This week's spellings

Welcome back everyone

Welcome to the Autumn Term at Iveson Primary School
We have had a fantastic start to the new academic year. All the children have shown enthusiasm and focus in lessons and everyone looks so smart in their school uniform. They have all manged the new routines and classrooms with confidence and ease.
We look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Do you want to take part in the Maths Challenges over the summer? Do you want your children to keep busy over the holidays practising their maths skills?

We are running two maths challenges over the summer - see the details and links below. 

  1. Real-life Maths Challenges 

Click on the year group you have just finished and bring in as many of the answers as possible on a sheet of paper. You can do one question or all the questions! There will be some prizes for children who return their work in September. 

       2. TT Rockstars 
There will be prizes awarded to children who achieve the most points on TT Rockstars over the summer holidays. Miss Armitage will check the results in September. 
Times tables are essential to learn as they form the foundations of many units of maths. Will you be a winner? 

Remember, you can use TT Rockstars on mobiles, ipads, computers or any electrical device now for free! 

Have a lovely holiday and keep those maths skills ticking over! 
Miss Armitage 

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Fun Spelling Strategies

Learning tricky spelling words doesn't just have to be look, cover, write, check.

Here are some fun and creative strategies to practise learning weekly spelling words at home.


Year 3 Weekly Spellings

Friday, 28 June 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Year 3 Weekly Spellings

Here are Year 3's weekly spelling words. Our spelling test is on Friday. 

Music: Becoming Composers

This term, Year 3 are learning how to compose their own rhythms in Music. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing different rhythms on Kenyan Djembe drums, in their pyjamas for Pyjamarama Day.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Science: Thirsty Plants

Year 3 knew that plants need water to grow, but how plants 'drink' their water proved a bit of a mystery. 

So, we conducted an experiment to find out! We observed how water was absorbed by kitchen towel and then moved through the material. We then visited the school garden and dissected some plant stems to investigate the inside of a stem. We could actually see the xylem where water is 'pulled' from the roots to the leaves using different forces.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Investigating the inside of a plant stem.

PSHCE: Changes

Year 3 are exploring the theme of 'Changes' in PSHCE this half term. 

This week, we thought about changes that have happened in our lives. We discussed that change can be both positive and negative, as well as thinking of strategies to help us deal with new things. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Weekly Spellings

Monday, 13 May 2019

Victorian jobs!

Today in History, we investigated Victorian jobs in Leeds. We mainly focused on factory workers, chimney sweeps and cotton workers. First, we predicted what we thought the jobs were, how many hours they would work, what the conditions were like and how much they got paid. After, we watched a variety of videos explaining what life was actually like for children who worked in factories, cotton mills and as a chimney sweep. We were very shocked. After, we discussed how that is different to now and how our British Values would prevent children working now. Finally, we had the chance to hot-seat as these workers and ask a variety of questions about their life.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Computing: Internet safety

We take internet safety very seriously in Year 3. Today we used Purple Mash to research how to stay safe online. Then, we began to design informative posters.