Rucstall Primary School

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Happy 2022!


Welcome back Lime Class - we hope you had a restful, safe holiday over Christmas and New Year.


Already Year 3 have got straight back into their learning and beginning lots of new and exciting topics for this half term.


In Maths we have investigated shapes, right angles and horizontal and vertical lines.


In Science, our new topic is Light. The children seem very knowledgeable already about light and have enjoyed our two experiments so far!


Please continue to read 4/5 times a week and record every read in your reading record. Children or adults can record a comment.


PE days are now Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure kit is in Monday and will be sent home Friday afternoon. 


Thank you for your continued support across the school year.


Mrs Murphy & Mrs Lomax

Update: Friday 17th September 2021

We have had a great first two weeks back into school; getting straight into our routine and learning.


Each child has been given a spelling sheet with highlighted words to practise at home. We will start learning new spelling patterns and words in class.


In a few weeks, we will do another assessment of those words to see how well children are progressing.

Update: Friday 24th September 2021

In Science, Lime Class have been learning all about magnets. They have learnt that magnets have 2 poles - North and South and how they either attract or repel each other. This week we also investigated magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

Update: Friday 1st October 2021

In English, Lime class have been reading Pumpkin Soup and writing recipes for how to make the soup. The children planned, edited and wrote their recipes up in neat and took them home this week.


I have uploaded a document to show how we are learning to add and subtract in Year 3. The children have been practising these methods over the past two weeks and will continue to do so in our maths and arithmetic lessons.


Update: Friday 8th October 2021

Today in Art, Lime Class had their first try at block printing in the style of William Morris. We used his pictures as inspiration to create our own designs and then drew them onto polystyrene tiles. Using rollers to apply the paint, we then printed our blocks onto paper. Here are some of our prints!

Update: Wednesday 10th November 2021


We have already had a busy couple of weeks in Lime Class since half term. The children have started to learn about new units of work including Stone Age to Iron Age and looking at artefacts in class, predicting what they might be and what they were used for.


We have also started our unit on Rocks in Science.

Today, the children learnt about the 3 different types of rock and we made them out of Starburst sweets. 


We looked at the structure and layers on a sedimentary rock, how heat and pressure turns into a metamorphic rock, heating the rock produces magma which once cooled, forms an igneous rock. 

Update: Wednesday 24th November

Last week, Lime Class got to experience some food tasting in DT!

We did this to try and understand how important our senses are when we eat. We always look at the food to see if it is appealing and use mainly our taste and smell to enjoy the food.


We sampled a variety of foods including: savoury, sweet, fruit and vegetables. We ate foods that had different smells, textures and flavours to really understand the wide variety of foods available.


All the children enjoyed it and nearly everybody tried everything on the plate! A great success! 

Update: Wednesday 1st December


We had an amazing time at Butser Ancient Farm today for our Stone Age to Iron Age trip.

The children behaved impeccably and listened and engaged really well with our group leader Zoe. She was so knowledgable and showed us a variety of Stone Age artefacts, housing, jobs and skills that they would have used all those millions of years ago.


As a class, we will now be using our trip experience today to write non-chronological reports in English for our last unit before Christmas. I think the children will write fantastic reports as they now have first hand of all the Stone Age experiences!


Here are some pictures we took of all the things we learnt and experienced today. 

Update: Wednesday 8th December


In History, we looked at Stone Age art. We discovered that in that time period, humans would create cave drawings and draw the animals that they hunted and ate, the tools and weapons they used and they would include a handprint, almost like a signature and a way to show that humans had been living there.


Lime Class got to make their own cave paintings yesterday in class. We turned the lights off, got under the tables and used scrunched up black sugar paper to create our cave setting!


Here are their finished pieces.

Maths - shape and right angles