Category Archives: Year 3

The Roll of Honour

The Autumn term at St Edward’s has come to an end! Over the last four months, many, many children have created some fantastic pieces of work and represented themselves and their school to the best of their ability. We’re really proud of each and every one of them and we’re anticipating even greater things in the terms to come.

We would like to honour the achievements of some of the pupils who have covered themselves in glory at different points this term.


At the end of the week, each teacher chooses two children who have worked their hardest, performed beyond expectations and generally been a shining star.


We have also seen people working fantastically hard to improve their handwriting, making their work look more beautiful than ever. It’s been really gratifying to see such hard work and determination to improve; in recognition of this, here are the people who have earned their Pen Licences. Keep it up!


One of the highest honours is the weekly recognition of one pupil from each year group who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve their writing. Not only have they met the success criteria for a piece of work – they have done it with flair, panache and a swaggering, flamboyant vocabulary that has delighted their target audience: their teacher.


Finally, entering the pantheon of greatness are those who have reached the highest echelons of achievement by obtaining the Gold Award. This is given for a level of meritorious, valorous, phenomenal behaviour beyond the expected standard. These children have met every challenge whole-heartedly and demonstrated the core values of our school in ways that we are incredibly proud of.

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Bollywood dancing in 3C!


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3C African drumming!


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Colchester Zoo

Last week, Year 3 went on a very exciting trip to Colchester Zoo. We learned a lot about different creatures, particularly those that live in the rainforest.


The children enjoyed seeing the vast array of animals and the habitats that have been created for them, from the ant colony and the creepy-crawlies in the Discovery Centre…


…to the elephant paddock and the tiger enclosure (feeding time was not for the faint-hearted).


It was a great day out. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who gave up their time to come with us!


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Year 3 Love World Book Day!

St Edward’s has been celebrating a belated World Book Day with a visit from Tolu who showed us his new book, The Frog and his Dancing Shoes, and performed it for us.


Year 3 have been sharing their favourite books and characters with each other, talking about what makes a good book, and designing some of our own.

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Year 3 staff dressed as trolls.


Let us know what your favourite books are!

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Year 3&4 – 5&6 Athletics!

Years 3-6 competed in an athletics competition against all the schools in Havering. Years 3&4 competed on 30th and years 5&6 on the 29th. Both groups placed 2nd against 30+ schools which is a big achievement.

Digital leaders and students made a short news round video about the event, hope you enjoy it!

(Video is broken into 4 parts as it could not upload as 1 file)

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Outdoor Learning Day

On Thursday 18th May 2017, our school took part in the national Outdoor Learning Day. Year 3 researched different types of birds and their diets. We then went outside and made a bird feeder using floral wire and string. We placed cheese, chopped apples and cheerios on the wire before bending it to form a circle. Finally, we tied string to it ready to hang in our gardens.

Did you know that the study of birds is called Ornithology?

For homework this week we will be becoming ornithologists… Our job is to observe our bird feeders and we look forward to sharing facts and information on the types of birds that have visited.


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Ancient Greeks Day

On Wednesday 17th May, year 3 experienced a day in the life of Ancient Greeks.

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Our African Animals Experience

On Monday 22nd May, Key Stage 2 had some special furry, scaly and scary visitors. We had the opportunity to hold, stroke and pet African animals such as a Pygmy hedgehog, a hissing cockroach, a baby meerkat and a royal python. Some children were even brave enough to wear the python around their neck! Mitch shared lots of information about each of the animals including their diet, habitat and how he came about rescuing them. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!

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Ancient Greeks Day

On Thursday year 3 had an ancient Greeks day. The children learnt all about the ancient society such as food, warfare and the Olympics.

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