Ancient Egypt

On Monday 13th January 2020, year 3 were visited by Tony North who came in to teach us all about the Egyptians. First we learnt all about the Egyptian gods. Then we did a quiz- the prize was an A2 Egyptian poster! The winners were Joel, Thomas and Aisha! They were very happy with their prizes!

Next we practised writing in hieroglyphs, before writing our names on some Egyptian paper called papyrus. Did you know that the word ‘paper’ comes from papyrus?

In the afternoon we painted our own Egyptian models using acrylic paint. We have had a fantastic day today!

From year 3

Remembrance Day

As part of our inquiry focus of ‘how do we remember war and those who fought in the war?’ Y3 have been learning about the importance of Remembrance Day. Today we walked to the Royton Park war memorial to pay our respects to those that have died in war and to place our handmade poppy wreath at the site. 


In RE this half term we have been learning about the story of Rama and Sita and how their homecoming is celebrated by Hindus all over the world during the festival of Diwali also known as the Festival of Lights.
We had a great time doing Diwali dancing, tasting special Diwali food and even had henna patterns on out hands.

We are archeologists!

In Y3 we had an exciting introduction to our Stone Age topic! We were given the task of being archaeologists for the afternoon. We had to uncover clues around school and use them to guess our next class topic and predict what our next Whole Class book might be about! We had an amazing time!

Gallery Oldham

Year 3 went to a very famous place and we went to Gallery Oldham. First our coach came to pick us up and everybody was ready to go to Gallery Oldham.


Next we got there and Thorp and Baretrees were very excited. After that we went in and two very kind ladies showed us around Gallery Oldham. Then we did two activities with Baretrees and we had so much fun.

After that we went to Alexandra park with Baretrees and had our lunch in a very big place and our lunch was really nice. Then we played on the playground.

Year 3 trip to BareTrees School

On Tuesday 11th June Year 3 went on a trip to Baretrees school. Year 3 Thorp children were so excited. When we got there we got so nicely welcomed by Baretrees. After we got put in groups we went to go and sit down with Baretrees. Half of us went in the big hall and the rest of us went in the small hall. Next we changed halls and did more activities. We were exhausted! When we had dinner we sat in the small hall. 

In the afternoon we talked about two different religions, Islam and Christianity. We hope year 3 Baretrees enjoyed it.

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Bridgewater Hall trip

On the 19 of June on a Wednesday afternoon year 3 went to the Bridge water Hall. Year 3 were so excited to go and play with one of the most famous orchestras in the world. We played the Blue Danube, the Ran Can Can and sung One Step on the Moon and Galactic Groove. The hall was beautiful. It was full with light and joy.

Year 3 were so happy to be there and we had so much fun. I can’t wait to go and perform again! 

Egg competition

Today Thorp Primary had an easter egg competition. Were we had to paint,colour and create an egg to win a big chocolate egg. The judges were Miss Garside and Miss Clark. They had to choose one person from each class the winner of our class was Ted. People did lots of different and interesting eggs for the competition.

Trip to Tatton Park

Year three went on a trip to Tatton Park. First we met two ladies called Ruth and Tracey they told us different things about the Stone Age. There were three sections in the stone age called old stone age, middle stone age and new stone age. After we did some learning. We used some rocks to cut some paper and the paper broke. When we had finished we went on to digging with the stone age tools. Tracey told us to get the stone age tools and she asked what tools some of them were easy some of them were not. Later on after our lunch we looked at animal skins. We all followed Ruth and she got out some animal skins everyone got hair on them.