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July has been a very busy month here at Alston. We started off the month by celebrating the end of Ramadan with our Eid parties. We created freeze frames of parts of the story we are reading in English - Charlottes Web so that we could understand how characters might be feeling. Our Children also helped Alston to win the inter Trust Sports day competition between Leigh, Wyndcliffe and Alston, showing great sportsmanship and excellent behaviour throughout the day. In Science we have been investigating shadows and how they are formed. The children created a puppet theatre using silhouette characters and torches to retell some of their favourite stories to the class. In this last week we have celebrated the success of many of our children who received a Governors Award for all of their hard work and dedication over the last Academic year. We would like to thank parents for all of their support this year and wish our children all the best in Year 4. Have a safe and happy summer holidays and we look forward to seeing you all back in September.

Shadow Puppet Theatre

Eid Party July 2016

What an exciting week we have had in Year 3 this week. On Monday all children were surveying either children in their own class or the traffic going past on Bordesley Green East. We also had a visit from Sue Fearon of Birmingham City Mission who shared the story of Exploring Canaan from Numbers 13-14, with the message to trust in God. Tuesday we used the data collected to create pictograms in our maths books and on Wednesday we used JIT on BGFL 365 to create bar charts from the data that we collected. Thursday and Friday saw 3F and 3M visiting Sarehole Mill in Birmingham to understand what it would have been like to live in Prehistoric Britain, venturing into Moseley Bog and creating some Cave Art. 3OK will be visiting next Wednesday, we can't wait! We have used the I-pads to create posters for our community issues campaigns in Our Class Democracy project for Computing and Friday afternoon seen us taking part in the Empty Classrooms project.

Week Beginning 20th June 2016

The Big First Aid Day

The Big First Aid Day 1
Today KS2 took part in the St John Ambulance Big First Aid Day live and interactive event.

The Big First Aid Lesson Live is an interactive online programme streamed live into classrooms. It’s filmed in front of a live audience of students and hosted by Dr Ranj, the co-creator and presenter of the hugely popular CBeebies’ show, Get Well Soon.

In this lesson, we looked at:


  • In Case of Emergency (ICE)
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Stings

Seasonal Foods DandT

Seasonal Foods DandT 1
We have been looking at seasonal fruits in the UK and how refrigeration and ethylene gas is used to preserve fruit so that it can be used all year round.


Today we have been celebrating the Queens Official 90th Birthday by making fairy cakes using seasonal food from Britain, grains.

Celebrating the start of Euro 2016 with a penalty shootout

Diversity day - The children enjoyed participating in different activities that centred around the significance of being diverse. The children agree that IT IS OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT!

UNICEF - A day for Change where our children came to school in non-uniform in order to raise money to help those less fortunate. The children took pride in being able to raise money for this cause and were very enthusisatic to learn all about UNICEF's mission to help those in need.

Our poetry performances

RE - Our debate against false accusations and how lies affect individuals.

RE - Our debate against false accusations and how lies affect individuals.  1

Our fantastic work on Magnets and Forces!

Skills we have been learning in PE.

Welcome back to an exciting Summer term!


We hope you are all well rested and ready to learn. We look forward to learning about letter writing, forces and magnets, countries and weather around the world and many more interesting topics.


A polite reminder:


3M will be swimming this term on Thursday afternoon every week. They will arrive back at school before home time and ready to leave as normal. All children must have a swimming costume and towel in a bag ready for Thursdays. Costumes must not be white. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask. They will also have PE on Wednesdays only. 

World Book Day (Friday 4th March)

Exciting News!

  • Congratulations to Muhammed (3F), Nusaibia (3M) and Awais (3OK) on receiving the Star of the Week award. They worked very hard, tried their best in all subject and showed excellent behaviour. 
  • 3F were the highest attenders last week out of all Year 3 and 4 classes. 
  • The A-Factor is being held on Wednesday afternoon this week. Only a few were selected from each Year 3 class so ask your child about it. Parents are welcome! 
  • Thursday will be the last day of school for the term. There will be no school on Friday. Summer term begins on Monday 11th April. 



Year 3's Week Ahead!

(Week of 21st March)

  • This week, we are working on adding and subtracting fractions, as well as equivalent. 
  • Our classes will be continuing to write their sequel to Oliver and the Seawigs
  • We are very excited to continue our new topic: Romans. A lot of interesting activities are coming up in that, including making our own videos.

Welcome to the Year 3 Page!

Old class pages can be found below.  Info added before February 2016 can be found there.