Mount Pleasant Primary School

Our Learning Journey...



Autumn 1 2021

Spelling in Year 3         September 2021

Eight children in class 3X got 35/35 on their first Spelling Test of Year 3.

Amazing work.

Well done!

Spelling Shed      September 2021

We have started having weekly spelling tests and are using Spelling Shed to help us learn them.

On Friday 10th September 2021, 27 out of 28 children in 3X got 10/10.

We also made it into 10th place in the top 100 classes in the world.

How fantastic is that?

Well done to all of you. 

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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