Topic and Science!

Posted on Friday 15 September 2023 by Miss Birch


Year 3 have had a great second week where we have really got stuck into our new learning.

Topic – Geography – Where in the world am I?

Year 3 have become geographers for this half term (a scientist who studies the Earth). We began by using an atlas to help us plot the capital cities, rivers and mountains in the United Kingdom on our own maps. Have a look at one of our maps!

We then began to answer our question: Where in the world am I? We realised there are a lot of answers to this question; Leeds, Europe, Moortown, Moortown Primary School, UK, England and the Earth!

Help at home: visit Google Earth and zoom all the way out from Moortown Primary School! What else can you see?

Science – Skeletons!

We began by trying to build the human skeleton out of different pieces. Once we had successfully done this, we tried to name as many of the bones as possible. We focused on these 5:

We imagined what we would look like if we didn’t have a skeleton or bones… it would be quite strange! Skeletons help to protect our organs and supports our body and movement.

Welcome Back!

Posted on Friday 08 September 2023 by Miss Goswami

Welcome back after the summer holiday. We hope you had a happy and healthy summer. It  has been great to see so many happy faces back in school.  The children have settled really well in their first week and are adapting to new routines, classrooms, teachers and an earlier start time of 8:45am.

This week, we have sent the children home with a reading book and a new reading record book. It is really beneficial that your child reads at home daily – it improves fluency and increases the enjoyment of reading. The children can record what they’ve read at home in the reading records. We will also set a task for them to complete at home. Please ask your child what their task is for their homework and actively encourage them to think about the presentation of their work in the journals and the importance of neat handwriting and accurate use of punctuation.

Thank you to all the children who have come to school in the correct uniform and PE kits  this week. If you are unsure of the uniform, please click the link to see what is required.

Important Dates

PE – Monday and Wednesday

Spelling test – Friday

Library – Wednesday

Class assembly – Wednesday 22nd November 2023 & Wednesday 21st February 2024

We are looking forward to a successful year!

A brilliant first week!

Posted on Friday 08 September 2023 by Mr McGriffiths

Well done everybody! We have had a fantastic first week in Year 1! The children have been amazing settling in and have really impressed both Mrs Roth and myself with their brilliant attitude and learning.

We look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks but for now, here is some key information about Year 1.

Important days and dates

PE – Monday and Thursday

Spelling test – Friday

Library – Friday

Class assembly – Wednesday 25th October at 2:40pm

Water bottles

These should be brought to school daily and they will be brought home every day for refreshing and cleaning.


Whole school homework is set every Friday (along with new spellings). Homework and spellings can also be accessed from the website.


In Year 1, we will continue using e-books for our reading practice. Your child will bring home a log-in for the e-book website. Please log out of last year’s account and log in with the new account. This will ensure any new books are in the account.


We continue to use Numbots in Year 1 (using the same login as reception) and certificates will be awarded every Friday for children who complete the different stages.

For spelling practice, reading and Numbots, little and often (10/15 minutes a day) is recommended.


Please do check the uniform policy to ensure your child is wearing the correct items including for PE days. Earrings must be removed on PE days.

Finally, please do ask if there are any queries and keep checking back on class news to find out more about your child’s learning!


Reading Records!

Posted on Thursday 07 September 2023 by Miss Birch

Reading Records

This week, Year 3 will be sent home with their new and exciting reading records! These records are to help me (Miss Birch) keep track of the children’s reading progress. 

The new reading records key info:

  • Each time one of the children signs out a new book to read from the library, they can make note of these in the book and rate them out of 5 stars.
  • I’ll choose an activity for the whole class to complete on their chosen book each Friday. More information on these activities are inside the record.
  • The children will need to bring in these reading records every Friday for our Book Club lesson where we’ll discuss their books and develop their love of reading.
  • The children’s grown-ups will also need to write a short comment sharing with us the lovely reading their child has been doing at home.
  • It gives the children ownership and responsibility of their reading!

I hope this is all clear and I’m really looking forward to seeing their progress.

Any questions, please ask!

Welcome back!

Posted on Wednesday 06 September 2023 by Miss Wilson

A very warm welcome from me, Miss Wilson!

I hope you had a happy and healthy summer. It’s been a pleasure seeing the class again and fab to get properly stuck in to Y6.

Here’s some important days to note down:

  • Book Club will be on Mondays so please bring your signed Reading Record in then.
  • Our library slot is every Tuesday.
  • PE will happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Our first class assembly is on 29 November.

My door is always open should you have any questions, comments or concerns. I’m really looking forward to the year ahead!

Miss Wilson

Year 3 PE and Swimming

Posted on Tuesday 05 September 2023 by Miss Birch


Year 3 are swimming on Wednesdays this year. This will begin in the second week back on the 13th of September.

For swimming, your child will need to come to school in their PE kit and with these things ready in a bag:

  • a swimming outfit
  • a towel
  • a healthy snack for afterwards e.g. fruit or vegetables
  • goggles if needed!

Our other day for PE will be Thursdays. Please could your child come to school wearing their PE kit on this day too! If you’re not sure on the PE kit, please let me know and I can give you the school’s uniform policy.

Thank you!

Miss Birch

Looking forward to a new year!

Posted on Tuesday 05 September 2023 by Miss Birch

Hello Year 3!

As you know, I’m Miss Birch and I’m going to be your teacher for the next year! I’m really looking forward to working with all of you. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer holiday and are raring to come back. I just know that we’re going to be a fabulous team – bring it on!

A fun-filled last week!

Posted on Friday 21 July 2023 by Alice Needham

It has been a jam packed week in Year 3!

A highlight was definitely our school trip to Magna. The children loved exploring the four different pavilions: air, wind, fire and earth. A class favourite was definitely seeing the fire tornado!

We finished our go-karts and tested them in the hall. They all moved freely which met our design criteria.

Today, we propagated our much loved Swiss Cheese plant. We have placed our cutting in some water and hope that some roots have grown by the time we come back in September!

On behalf of Mrs Burgess, Mrs Maqbool and myself, thank you for a great year. Thank you all very much for our lovely gifts – we feel spoilt!

Have a great summer and see you in September!

A SMASHING masterpiece!

Posted on Friday 21 July 2023 by Miss Goswami

Yesterday, the children finished off their Eggy’s cars. They added safety features like seat belts, crumple zones and a roll cage. Take a look at their fabulous work!

To complete our DT project, the children then had to test their cars against the design brief. We completed three tests:

  • if it was moveable (roll test);
  • if it would protect Eggy when the vehicle crashed (crash test);
  • and if it was driveable day and night (headlight test).

For the crash test, the children pushed their cars down a ramp into a wall to see if Eggy would still be in intact. Take a look at our SMASHING experiment!

Lego Legends

Posted on Monday 17 July 2023 by Mrs Weekes

On 07 July, some of our Y2 children took part in a STEM festival, where they presented a model that they’d prepared as a team. They were all prepared, a bit nervous, but they answered questions from the judges really well and were very passionate about their creation.

They discussed lots of interesting issues including: sources of renewable energy; storage facilities for energy; and many more technical matters! The judges were very impressed with their creations and ideas. Their model even included a motorised element which included coding on an iPad – very impressive.

Thank you to the parents who were involved and who organised it.