Year 3 Class News

Charlotte’s Web

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mrs Freeman

The children in school have been enjoying listening to a story called Charlotte’s Web.

Charlotte’s Web is a children’s novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams and it was published on October 15, 1952. The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte.

One of the all-time great classics of children’s literature. This gentle story has inspired readers for generations. Readers discover how we should make and keep friends and how we should treat each other.

Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger.

His heroine is a hairy spider who sucks the blood out of flies, aided by a rat, and they’re working to save Wilbur from the reality of every working barn.  Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that. Charlotte’s Web is a classic tale of friendship, bravery and some animal magic.

This week, the children have made their own versions of Charlotte. The concentration in the room was quite something!

Well done, Years 3 and 4!



Zoom calls

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

I’d like to set up some group Zoom calls next week, but I haven’t heard from many of you to say that you’d like to be part of them. If you’re interested joining in on one, please let me know as soon as you can, including what name you will appear as on the call. If I don’t recognise the name, I won’t be able to let you in.

Let me know by email if you want to join us on a Zoom call: [email protected]

I’ll email interested people soon to let you know a time and date.

Rafts, maps and other piratey fun!

Posted on Thursday 02 July 2020 by Mr Owen

Captain One Eye has been particularly impressed with your efforts today. Check out what some of your fellow captives had created! Thanks to everyone that’s sending photos in – it’s great to be able to share all your hard work. Anyone else that would like to share, please email me at [email protected]

There’s a video of Princess Leia’s raft launch here!

Young shipwrights ahoy!

Posted on Wednesday 01 July 2020 by Mr Owen

One of your fellow captives aboard my pirate vessel has proven himself to be a decent shipwright, makin this wonderful ship.

Some of ye arrrr seeming to be quite handy. Nobody has had to walk the plank so farrr. I might have to consider some new additions to me crew!

Landlubbers aho!

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Some of ye landlubbers be working hard. So hard in fact, that they don’t need to walk the plank after arrll.

Have a look at this’n! It be at least adequate.

(Awesome job, Evie!)

Bottles entering space all over Moortown

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Check out some of these fantastic science experiments, following the instructions in last week’s home learning!

One’s here.

Another one’s here.

Great effort guys!

Hobby Half Day

Posted on Friday 26 June 2020 by Mrs Freeman

In school, the children get an afternoon a term where they take part in different hobbies. As this can’t happen this term, we decided to have an activity themed morning painting pottery. After choosing their preferred money pot, the group set to work painting. We each chose song to listen to whilst working!

Well done, everyone!     Well done | Dunbar Primary School P1's Class Blog


Super Spaceship!

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Check out this fantastic spaceship! I LOVE IT!

(If you’ve made your own, or something else you’re proud of, don’t forget you can email me a photo on [email protected])

Alien spotted!

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020 by Mr Owen

Warning! Alien spotted near Moortown Primary School!

I have received this alarming report about an alien siting near our school.

An alien has been spotted in Moortown! He was creeping around in the woods and at one point was found sleeping stood up in between the trees!

He seemed to be very interested in everything around him, including a human he spotted and scared!
The alien seemed to be happy in a wooden den, maybe it was because he was camouflaged!

Later on he was spotted looking confused at a Moortown Park sign….we don’t think he could read!

There was something small and slimy on the path which the Alien was intrigued with. He was also confused about a four legged creature that was sniffing everything.
The alien went past Moortown Primary but the gates were locked so he couldn’t explore it. He thought it looked like an interesting place!!!

All of a sudden the alien got a surprise when he spotted a small spiky character walking along on his 4 tiny legs. He tried talking to it, but it didn’t reply.

The alien got most excited when he found another green man, but after a few seconds it turned red. He pressed a button and it became green again. How strange?!

He did seem a friendly alien, but if you do spot him, approach with caution!

Take a seat

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Mrs Freeman

In school, the children have been designing and constructing chairs. We looked at many different examples and enjoyed sketching some.

Doing design and technology, whilst social distancing, is tricky! However, the children were mature and followed the rules well.

The finished products!