Monday, 19 April 2021

Young Artists Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Last Call for Submissions

You may remember back in March, our last Lockdown #InspiredToLearn Challenge was all about Art!  If you did want to get involved I will need to submit your work before Monday 26th April.  Please email a jpeg of your artwork with a description by Friday 23rd April to be included.

Here is the information just in case you missed it!


 A #InspiredToLearn Artistic Opportunity

Now in its third year, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for students aged 5 - 19 studying in the UK and British schools overseas. Artworks are judged by artists and arts professionals with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts.

We just had to get involved!

Have a look at last year’s exhibition to get #InspiredToLearn:

What is The Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show?

Artists are at the heart of everything at the Royal Academy of Arts – they’ve been championing them since 1768 and firmly believe in nurturing young talent and celebrating the next generation of artists.

Taking inspiration from the annual Summer Exhibition, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is an opportunity for young artists aged 5 - 19 years to exhibit their work online and on-site at the Royal Academy.

The project is generously supported by Robin Hambro, a passionate advocate for the importance of access to art, and the benefits of encouraging the arts, for children and young people.

A panel of passionate and award-winning artists and arts professionals work together each year to select artworks to exhibit online and on-site at the Royal Academy.  

Your artwork could be among those the judges select this year!

How do I enter?

We are registered as a school and you can submit up to 3 pieces of artwork, these can be works of art created at home or in school, in the past or something you are working on currently.  They can also be collaborative pieces that have been created by you with support of a group of other children.  There is no set theme or media for your artwork - It can be a painting, sculpture, photograph, installation, video, drawing, or a combination. 

For each artwork submission you will need a jpeg image/s of the artwork along with details including a title, medium and a short description, child’s name and age.  Please see the attached guide for taking your photos.  

Send your photos to

Please also complete the attached permission form and hand in to the school office.  Your picture will then be submitted by us and you will receive confirmation via a return email from us and everyone who submits work will hear from the Royal Academy by the end of May.

The closing date for submissions is 26th April 2021

The full terms and conditions are available on the Royal Academy Website.

What happens next?

Your artwork will be seen by a panel of judges and the selected pieces will be shown in our online exhibition. Some of the artworks will also be selected to be shown at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.


Prizes are awarded each year for two inspiring artworks from each key stage, as chosen by the President of the Royal Academy, and you can also vote for your favourite artwork in The Royal Academy’s annual People’s Choice Award. 

Are you ready to be...


Sunday, 18 April 2021

Year 3: Summer term here we come!

The Summer term is here and we have some inspiring learning opportunities! Tomorrow we have the 'Big Bang' which we will share the photos from. We also start our Jurassic Coast topic. We will be learning about fossils and Mary Anning. We'll share this information with our friends in America. 

Thank you for the few videos we have had in. There is still time to share videos with me about Dorchester. 

The Big pedal starts tomorrow and so we will be collecting data about children that cycle or scoot to school. 

This week there will be no Forest School, I will update the blog for next week when you will need this. 

Just a reminder that breakfast and after school club is no longer in the classroom. 
Our classroom door will be open from 8.45am, if the door isn't open please do not open it as the staff inside will do this as soon as they are ready. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. 
Hats, suncream (that can be kept at school) and water bottles are encouraged during this term. 

See you tomorrow!

The Year 3 team 


Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Times Table Rockstars - March Update


 There have been some super Rockstar moves coming from years 2, 3 and 4 this March and we would like to give a massive shout out to these Rockstars from each year group who have been impressing us with their dedication in learning their times tables!

Year 2 Rockers of the Month:

Marissa, Ursula and Vasilis

Year 3 Rockers of the Month:

Jacob H, William T and Joel

Year 4 Rockers of the Month:

Lily, Gracie Mae and Isaac S

Mathletics March Update


A massive well done to all of our amazing Mathletes this March.  We have had an amazing number of certificates and lots of you joining in and practicing those all important maths skills.
We would like to praise these children for their participation:
William W, Tabitha, Kizzy, George P, Joshua, Sarah, Malie, Ruby, Reuben, George D, Lana, Anna, William F, Freddie, Charlotte, Jesse, Cameron, Tom, Florence, Thomas and Evie P.

Bronze award winners for March:
Ellis, Lucia, Charlotte, Alexander, Mia, Anna, Asimina, Vasilis, Marissa, Hollie, Rosa, Alfred, Olivia and George

Silver award winners for March:
Asimina, Vasilis, Alfred, Rosa and Hollie

Gold award winners for March:
Rosa and Asimina

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Eastertastic Home Learning - 1st April 2021

 Year 3 #InspiredToLearn Home Learning - 1st April 2021

Happy Easter, above all rest, have fun and play together.  If you have time to enjoy these learning activities together:

Reciprocal! Work together to achieve something wonderful!

Resilience!  Don’t give up, keep trying…….practice makes perfect!

Project with Renee!

Practice with Reggie every day

Film Challenge: 

After the holidays we will continue our project with Fairfax School, Virginia, USA.  The children will be meeting again via the power of technology and we would like to tell them more about where we live.  Can you make a short video or presentation about your favourite place/places in and around Dorchester?  Please send your finished video to:

We will share your videos during our next video meeting.

Photo Challenge:

Most innovative way of eating an Easter Egg challenge.  Use a knife and fork, invent an egg rolling into your mouth machine, take part in egg bobbing, let your imagination fly!  Please send a photo to:

  • 15 minutes TTRS or Mathletics

  • 15 minutes reading

  • 15 minutes spelling practice

How did I build MY learning powers?

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

We're still on the hunt! - 30.03.21

 We are still on the hunt for a watch that has gone missing in school.  

The year 3 detectives are keen to track it down!  

Please can you keep an eye out for a watch similar to this one:

Many Thanks

The Year 3 Team

Friday, 26 March 2021

Year 3 Home Learning with Remi and Reggie - 26th March 2021

 Hello everyone, here are this week's home learning choices:

Year 3 #InspiredToLearn Home Learning - 25th March 2021

This week we have battled and built up our understanding through drama of what it was like to be a Roman Soldier or a Celtic Warrior.  We have also been thinking about how music and sounds can help us to learn as well as stop us learning as well.  We have introduced our learning powers characters to our home learning activities:

Reflective! Use what I know to move my learning forward!

Resilience!  Don’t give up, keep trying…….practice makes perfect!

Project with Remi

Practice with Reggie every day

Choose from:

  • Find three pieces of music that you enjoy listening to.  One relaxing, one that helps you focus and one that you like to sing to.  Write down their titles and the artist who performs them.

  • Write a poem about a Roman battle, it can be any type of poem you like!

  • Draw or trace a portrait of Boudicca.

  • 10 minutes TTRS or Mathletics

  • 15 minutes reading

  • 10 minutes spelling practice

How did I build MY learning powers?