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Horfield Church Of England Primary School
Bishop Manor Road, Bristol BS10 5BD

0117 9030041 Fax: 0117 9030042

Horfield Church Of England Primary School

Deeply rooted, flourishing together, reaching great heights

Year 3

Welcome to Classes 7 and 8


Year 3 cooking

Year 3 were visited by Lisa the Fuss Free Foodie who taught us how make falafels. We learnt many different skills including cutting, mashing, slicing, grating and moulding. We even now have two techniques to enable us to cut safely with a knife – these are called The Bridge and The Claw!

Maths and Art

Today we linked Art to our Maths learning of lines! We explored different types of lines and used these to print patterns onto hessian using acrylic paint. We created our lines by sticking masking tape on top of the hessian in vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines.

Once the paint hardened, we peeled off the masking tape and added extra patterns using charcoal.

Here are some skills we are learning:

  • How to develop resist techniques on fabric to produce planned designs.
  • To work in dry media on top of prints to add texture and detail.

African art.

We explored colour through our African art.

We recreated silhouette pictures using red, yellow, white and black paint.

Here are some skills we learnt:

  • We explored making different shades of the same colour.
  • We experimented with making different marks with a single paintbrush.
  • We made smooth horizontal and vertical strokes.

Christmas through the key hole

Year 3 had an awe inspiring visit to “Christmas Through The Keyhole” at the Redland Education centre.  They took a peek through different key holes and then explored different scenes from the Christmas story to collect clues.  This included a visit to Mary’s hut, a hilltop fireside with some shepherds, a royal tent with the 3 wise men, being counted in the Roman Census, Joseph’s carpentry shop and finally getting to meet Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus (yes a real baby!!). 

The children have been getting creative and making decorated Christmas branches to hang in our school hall.  The excitement is building .......!

Bristol Museum

Year 3 had a very interesting time at Bristol Museum.  They took part in an art workshop which involved them carefully studying different paintings to find clues about the period in time and the person who has been painted.  They then took the role of artist or model and roleplayed how they wanted to be painted in order to show their personalities. 

After the workshop they children were very excited to explore the rocks and fossil section of the museum, particularly when they found an Ichthyosaur’s fossil and a whole section about Mary Anning. 


Diya Lamps


Whilst learning about Diwali, The Festival of Light, we created our own Diya lamps to get rid of darkness!



Recently we excavated fossils, breaking open dinosaur eggs and we were very lucky to receive a visit.

Can you feel the force?


In Year 3 we have been exploring forces.

We have magnetised a paper clip, tested the friction of different surfaces and even made a paper clip fly!

Our superb scientist this term is Isaac Newton.

Parent Information Evening.

If you were unable to attend please take a look through the PowerPoint that was shown on the evening. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. 

Our Class Charters are based on our learning metaphor for 2019/2020 which is Exploration.

Class 7
Class 7
Class 8
Class 8