Mount Pleasant Primary School

Our Learning Journey...



Spring 2 2022

Monday 28th March 2022       History 

This half term we have been learning about The Romans and Celts. 

We have looked at the different types of houses:

Celtic round house

Roman Villa (countryside houses for the rich)

Insulae (town houses for the poor)

Domus (single-storey town house for the rich). 

When we finished comparing the Roman Villa and the Celtic roundhouse, some of us tried drawing them. We all decided that, if we could choose, that we would live in a Roman Villa as it had underfloor heating and running water. 

Friday 25th March 2022    Class Awards 

Wednesday 23rd March 2022    History 

This half term we have been learning all about the Romans. We are really lucky as someone in 3X brought in a Roman helmet for us to see and try on. 

Friday 18th March 2022       English

This half term in English, we have read The Pied Piper by Michael Morpurgo.

We have finished off our work by researching the author and presenting the information on a information sheet.

Friday 18th March 2022      Class Awards

Tuesday 15th March 2022        Art

We have been really enjoying our Art work, experimenting with different media to create tone and creating work in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe. 

Class Awards  Friday 11th March 2022

Tuesday 8th March 2022       Art                

In Art, we have been learning all about Georgia O'Keeffe. We have focused on her flowers and worked on creating our own pictures. This week we have used chalk to create a tulip, making sure that we used tone. 

Thursday 3rd March 2022   World Book Day 

To celebrate 25 years since the release of the first Harry Potter book, we have all come dressed as a magical character/creature. 

Potion Making 

Today we have made magical potions using glitter, glue and water.


This half term we are learning how to play hockey. 

Friday 25th February 2022      Class Awards

Spring 1 2022

Friday 4th February 2022      Class Awards 


This week we have used Word to create posters about online safety.

We used the skills that we learnt during our unit on PowerPoints to help us add pictures and text.

We all worked really hard and produced some excellent posters. 

Well done everyone! 

Friday 28th January 2022      Class Awards 

Practical Maths Lesson 28.01.22

This week we have been learning all about non-standard and standard measure. Today we had a practical lesson measuring objects found around our classroom. 

We used;

balance scales

metre sticks


trundle wheel.

Maths  Week Beginning 24.01.22     Measure

This week we are looking at using standard units of measure.

We have talked about how to estimate, select the appropriate equipment and measure accurately.

We used rulers and metre sticks to measure objects around the classroom.  

Class Awards   Friday 21st January 2022

Computing   Cyberbullying

This week we have learnt all about cyberbullying and the impact that it can have on people. We know that it is NOT OK to bully anyone. 

We decided to make posters to show that cyberbullying is wrong. 

The pictures below show two of the posters that were created. 

Next week, we are going to create a poster using the laptop.

Practical Maths     21.01.22

 Over the last 2 weeks, we have been learning all about fractions and how we can use our multiplication and division facts to help us understand. Today, we found packets of cut up 2D shapes (we have learnt all about 2D shapes already) and had to put them back together. We used post it notes to label the shapes and talked about how many equal parts there were (denominator). We all enjoyed being shape and fraction detectives.   

Friday 14th January 2022        Class Awards

Maths January 2022 

This week we have been learning all about fractions.

Numerator (the top number) - tells you how many parts of the whole you have

Denominator (the bottom number) - tells you how many equal parts make the whole.


Friday 7th January 2022        Class Awards

We have all worked really hard on our first week back after the holidays and have enjoyed sharing stories about Christmas and New Year. 

PE  January 2022

This half term, with Coach Corey, we will be learning all about football and the skills involved in playing the game. 

In our first lesson, we learnt about ball control and keeping the ball close to our feet. This was not very easy, especially when we had to try and jog with the ball at our feet. Over the next few weeks, we will focus on spatial awareness and passing. Hopefully, we will be able to play a match by the end of this half term. 

Computing January 2022     Online Safety 

This half term we will be focusing on how to keep safe online.

In our first lesson, we talked about the rules for keeping safe online:


Do not share any information about yourself

Do not tell anyone where you live

Do not accept friend requests from people you do not know

Tell an adult you trust if you do not feel safe

Do not click on any pop ups


We learnt that there are safe places to share information and all contributed to our Class Blog. 

Autumn 2 2021

Practical Maths 03.11.21

This week we have been looking at number sequences, linking them with multiplication and using different equipment to represent the sequence.

Hundred square/number line

Bead string

Place value counters



Number fans



Two of class 3X have worked really hard on problem solving.

Well done! 

Music  Recorders 

3X are continuing to learn how to play the recorder. 

Today we learnt how to play an A and played a song called 'Driver'.

We are getting much more confident and improving every week. 

Friday Certificates 05.11.21

Practical Maths   09.11.21

Today we have learnt how to arrays to help solve multiplication calculations.

PE Autumn 2 2021

In our PE lessons we are focusing on hand-eye co-ordination through ball skills. 

Thursday 11th November 2021       Remembrance Day 

Today we have learnt all about Remembrance day.

We took part in a two minute silence at 11 o'clock. 

12.11.21             Timetables 

This week we have been working really hard on our times tables (2, 4, 5 and 10) so today we played multiplication blockbusters. We had lots of fun playing and it helped us recall our tables. 

Friday 12th November 2021      Class Awards 

Practical Maths   15.11.21

This week we will be looking at division and the relationship with multiplication. Today we worked on sharing and grouping.

Fire Safety Talk    Monday 15th November 2021

Today we were lucky enough to be visited by four firefighters who taught us all about fire safety and what to do in an emergency. We learnt a lot from the firefighters and enjoyed meeting them. 

Friday 19th November 2021    Odd Sock Day

This week we have taken part in lots of activities about Anti-bullying. Today we all wore odd socks to show that everyone is different but we are all special.

The theme for this year is, 'One Kind Word'. We have all be trying to make sure that we say one kind word to somebody every day. 

Friday 19th November 2021    Class Awards 

Friday 26th November 2021      Class Awards 

This week in Year 3 we have completed our Autumn Term English Assessments.

We have all worked really hard and made good progress. 

Well done everyone! 

Wednesday 1st December 2021 DT

Food Tasting

This half term in DT we are learning all about how to design and make a sandwich. Today we have tasted four different sandwich fillings and evaluated the taste.

We enjoyed tasting the different fillings and are looking forward to making a sandwich in the next few weeks. 

Well done everyone!

Class Awards Friday 3rd December 2021

Tuesday 7th December 2021  Pantomime Trip

Today we were all lucky enough to go to the theatre to watch Richard Whittington and his Cat. We had lots of fun cheering for Jack and Richard and booing at King Rat. 

10.12.21    Practical Maths 

This week in Maths, we have been learning all about 3D shapes and how to identify them using the correct Mathematical vocabulary.

For example, a cube has 6 square faces, 8 vertices and 12 straight edges. Today we have made models of 3D shapes using cocktail sticks (we talked about being safe) and bluetac. 

Friday 10th December  Class Awards 

Monday 13th December 2021    Christmas Jumper Day 

Tuesday 14th December 2021

Today we were lucky enough to be able to visit Father Christmas because we have been so good since starting Year 3. 

Wednesday 15th December 2021

Today we have made sandwiches as part of our DT. 

We all tried really hard to spread the butter and add the filling of our choice.

We are looking forward to eating them at our Christmas party tomorrow. 

Thursday 16th December 2021       Christmas Party Day


Today Year 3 have enjoyed coming to school in their best party clothes for our Christmas Party. 

We had lots of fun playing games:

Musical statues

Musical bumps

Don't wake Santa

Stick the nose on Rudolph

Snowman drawing

Balloon races.

We enjoyed eating the sandwiches that we made yesterday.

We have all had a brilliant day but are definitely all partied out!

Autumn 1 2021

PE        September 2021

In our PE lessons we have been working with Miss Brown to learn and perform a dance. We have also been working with Corey (a sports coach) to learn tennis. 

We are having lots of fun learning new skills in our PE lessons. 

Practical Maths         September 2021

 As part of our learning in Maths, we have a weekly practical lesson where we play Maths games using the skills we have learnt throughout the week. This week we have been learning all about number order and place value so we played Snakes and Ladders. 

Art            September 2021

This half term we are learning all about famous buildings.  In our first lesson, we looked at photographs of some famous buildings and discussed how they were built, where they were located, what materials they were made out of and our likes and dislikes of the appearance of the building. We then worked in small groups to appraise each building and decide on which building we liked the most, and why, and which building we liked the least, and why. 

English: The Sound Collector                      September 2021

Over the last two weeks we have been using the poem 'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough during our English lessons. We really enjoyed going on a sound walk around school so that we could plan and write our own sound poems. 

Computing        September 2021

This half term we are learning how to create a PowerPoint. In our first lesson, we learnt how to log on and off the laptops and to find where the PowerPoint programme is.

We are looking forward to creating our own PowerPoints linked to our Topic: The United Kingdom. 

English: Cloud Tea Monkeys          September 2021

Today we have all applied for the position of apprentice tea taster. We had to use our senses of smell and taste to describe the aroma of the tea. 

We had lots of fun tasting the different types of tea. 

Friday 17th September 2021   3X Awards 

Practical Maths  Friday 24th September 2021

This week in our Maths lessons we have been learning all about 2D shapes. Today we had a practical lesson using lolly sticks to make shapes. We also linked it to our Art Topic (Famous Buildings) and created pictures of buildings. 

3X Class Awards    24.09.21

Science: Skeletons        Tuesday 28th September 2021

This half term we have been learning all about skeletons. Today we have learnt the common names for bones in a human body. When we had finished our work, we drew skeletons on a whiteboard. 

We hope you like them. 

Art    Thursday 30th September 2021

Today we have looked at symmetry in architecture. We studied Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and then used tracing paper to create a symmetrical drawing.  

Class Awards   Friday 1st October 2021

Yellow Day Friday 8th October 2021

Class Awards Friday 8th October 2021

English: The Heart in the Bottle 

This week we have used our story to investigate spelling patterns. We have also looked at how adding a prefix to a word changes the meaning. 

Maths October 2021

In our Maths lessons we have been learning about all the different strategies to solve an addition calculation:

Mental calculation

Number line/hundred square

Bead string

Place value counters

Base 10



Column Addition

Inverse operation

Thursday 14th October 2021    Music

Today 3X have started to learn the recorder. First we looked at the different parts of the recorder and then we talked about how best to play it. We all blew really hard into the recorder but it made an awful sound so we blew gently. This was not a great sound either. Luckily, we found the correct about of breath to blow into our recorders to produce a good sound.

We learnt a new song and enjoyed blowing into the recorders.

We are all excited about our next lesson. 

Accrington Stanley Shirt Giveaway 2021

Every child is Year 3 has been lucky enough to receive an Accrington Stanley football shirt and goodie bag.

Thank you. 

PE Superstar    14.10.21

This half term we have been learning how to play tennis. In each class, they found the child who could hit the ball across the net the most times. 

In 3X, we had a child who managed it more than anyone else in school.


Practical Maths Lesson    15.10.21

This week in our Maths lessons we have looked at all the different methods for solving addition calculations and problems. We had fun today moving around the classroom, finding problems and choosing our own method to solve them. 

Class Awards Friday 15th October 2021

First Aid Tuesday 19th October 2021

Today we were lucky enough to all take part in a beginners first aid course. We learnt all about:

  • how to help someone if they fall
  • how to put someone in the recovery position
  • what to do if you burn yourself
  • how to perform CPR.

Recorders 21.10.21

Class Awards Friday 22nd October 2021

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