Violin blog

By Brooke

This term we have been using our bows properly. Mr Lord has been showing us how to hold it correctly on the right string. To hold our bow we need to put our thumb on the bottom of the bow, curve three fingers around the top of the bow and then finally we put our pinky left on the end of the bow. Most of my class say they have improved the bow hold.


A couple of weeks ago we learnt how to pluck and now we are learning a piece of music called Can Can which has one half plucking and other half has bowing.


My favourite piece of music is Circle Madness but only the slow version because the fast version gets me muddled up!

Christmas Fair

Year 3 have made amazing chocolates in a bag and a homemade painted candle holder to sell for our business enterprise at the Christmas fair. It is a competition between all the classes to see who will make the most money. The candle holders and the chocolates both cost £1. The candles will light up your house. The chocolates can be hung on the tree and you can eat them. Please come to Thorp’s Christmas fair on Saturday 2nd December at 10am.

Class assembly

On Thursday the 12th of October Year 3 had a class assembly all the parents and family came to watch it.  It was all about pirates and our two trips Castleshaw and Saddleworth Museum and French. It was the first assembly this year  and it was fun and it was happy and we sang a French song. We practised this assembly and we wrote letters for are parents to come and watch it. They took photos at the end of the end of the assembly.


Year 3 children have made good progress in their violin lessons this term. They have learnt some simple songs using the open strings (G, D, A and E). Today they began to learn new notes by placing the first and second fingers on the D strings.

Well done Year 3!

Saddleworth Museum

We went to Saddleworth museum with Mrs wood, Mrs Tomlinson and Mrs Smith. Getting into the day we met our pen pals. We even met two teachers called Cat and Linsey. We made hats and moustaches. Later on into the day we did some drawings and one of the drawings was a portrait of us pulling some faces. We all enjoyed it at Saddleworth museum.


On Friday 29th September 2017 all of year 3 went to Castleshaw. Mrs Tomlinson, Mrs Wood , Mrs Brown and Mrs Ashiq came with us on the school trip. We learnt about map work there. We got given a map and there were letters on cones and we had to follow the directions on the map and on the way we had to write the letters down. And then we had a big map and we had go and find some words. Then it was lunch we had to eat inside because it was raining. Then after lunch we did some more activities about maps and then sadly we had to go back to school. The teacher at Castleshaw was called Rod he was in charge of what to do. All of the year 3 children enjoyed Castleshaw. And we all said a special thank you to Rod.