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.

By Phoebe and Riley O

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.

Times Tables competition

Year 3 all went  to a times table event against 3 other schools. We all walked there. When we got there we all went to the hall. First we danced to a times table song. Then we went to do a puzzle were we had to find a word from times tables. Then Zak and Alycia went to the front of the hall and did the competition on an ipad. Guess who won? Yeah we did because of Alycia and Zak.

World Book Day

Today is world book day! It is one of the best days ever in school. World book day is where you dress up as a character from a book author. In year 3 we have dressed up as characters from Roald Dahl books. We have been reading Charlie and the chocolate factory, Charlie wins a golden ticket to go and visit Mr. Willy Wonka’s factory.

In assembly each year group did a little parade. They stood up and walked around the hall with a connected song to the author or the book they were reading.

Times tables

In Maths we have been learning the 3 and 4 times tables. In year 4 we are going to learn 6,7,8,9,11 and 12 times tables.

Year 3 are getting the hang of times tables.

Year 3 play times tables games a lot.

Before dinner and playtime Mrs Tomlinson gave us some questions too and it helps us.

If  you know your times tables you will know your division facts.

After Christmas year 3 are going to be doing a times table competition with some other schools.

Some of the year 3 are struggling with their times tables so we do some games that help us.

In year 2 we did a times table cup and people got the cup for a day.

Castleshaw linking schools project

First we went to the coach we were on the coach for at least half an hour. When we got there we met up with Bare Trees Primary School. The first game we played was to meet each other and learn about each other. The second game we played was a picture game were we had to look carefully at a picture and find it we had a card that had numbers up to 18 and we had to clip the number that was on the back of the picture. Then it was dinner time we all had our dinner in a little hut. There was a big house that looked like a castle. Then we went to the playground and we played something like shark attack where we had a rope and we had to get to the raft without falling. Then we moved on to an even smaller one and it was even trickier than the big one. Then we built shelters with a mat, four metal clips and four ropes. Finally we got back on the front of the coach back to our school in time for home time and then we got all of our stuff and went home.