St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Class 3 Wider Links


This half term’s topic is: ‘The Romans’. Below you will find links to activities, places of interest and much more beyond the classroom. Simply click the images to explore and find out more!

Check out the AMAZING activities from The National Trust- can you complete any that will help you tick something off in your Passport to Learning?

Check out the Britannica Education page for more information about Europe.


The Ribchester Roman Museum is Lancashire’s only dedicated Roman antiquities museum.  Come and explore the fascinating ancient Roman history of this picturesque village on the banks of the river Ribble that was once the Roman cavalry fort and settlement of Bremetenacum Veteranorum.

Check out these famous landmarks in Europe.

The Science and Industry Museum is devoted to inspiring our visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

It’s a story that we’re uniquely placed to tell—on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, today alive with innovative discoveries in science and technology.

Brockholes is a nature reserve near Preston, Lancashire, England, just off Junction 31 of the M6 motorway. It is owned by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. Situated in the flood-plain of the river Ribble, it has the UK’s first floating visitor village. Brockholes was previously a major quarry extraction site.

We will be looking at a wide variety of information and this website is a great place to start, especially for an animal lover! Check out the information, quizzes and much more – why not create your own animal fact file booklet and bring it into class to put in our reading area!

Our planet is one in a billion. How incredible, awe-inspiring life is driven by its natural forces – and how we can ensure humans become a force for good. With David Attenborough. Eye to eye with the unknown – the world’s wildest continent.

Wildlife documentary series, presented and narrated by David Attenborough, exploring the planet’s oceans.

Delve into the secret lives of charismatic, captivating animals as they fight for their families against the odds. Get caught up in real life drama. Narrated by David Attenborough.

David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.

Seven years. Six habitats. One planet. Charting our world’s most threatened ecosystems – a unique global portrait of extraordinary change and the hope of ground breaking solutions.

Revealing the extraordinary wildlife stories and unseen wilderness of our seven unique continents.

Dive into a world where a single life can last a thousand years, with David Attenborough. See things no eye has ever seen, and discover the dramatic, beautiful plant life of Earth.

Martin Mere is a mere near Burscough, in Lancashire, England, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. The mere is a vast marsh, around grid reference SD 41 15 that was, until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England.

Why not check out the NEW creatures at The Sealife Centre!

Wetland and woodland nature reserve, home to rare bird species, with a floating visitor village.

The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, that works in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment.

The farm itself is constantly evolving, with new animals coming to stay every week. We provide homes for everything from cows, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, llamas, owls, meerkats, donkeys, ducks, skunks and deers. In fact, we have over 25 different types of residents. Some are more furry than others. But all are lovely. Even our Burmese pythons.

Check out the NEW residents at Blackpool Zoo!

The National Trust – check out what exciting activities you can get up to in your garden and in your local area! Here is a list of 50 things the National Trust believes all children should do before they are 11 3/4 – how many have you already done? Once a year, this FANTASTIC show descends on Lancashire to demonstrate the machines that changed the agricultural past- what will you discover?
Leighton Hall – Enjoy the famous collection of Gillow furniture and objects d’art, the gardens, woodland walk and our many special events. Go Ape! – Hailed the mini Lake District of Manchester, Rivington is a perfect location for Go Ape. With its rugged hills, picturesque reservoirs and woodland bustling with wildlife, it has proved to be a hit with adrenaline lovers who enjoy a whole day out. Anderton Centre – Whatever the weather, we’ve got ways of keeping your kids entertained and active; archery, low ropes, canoeing, tree climbing, den building, puzzle solving and we may even throw in a bug hunt for good measure.


Not able to get out? Check out these virtual 360° Tours!

Delve into the fascinating story of our planet, from its fiery beginnings through billions of years of transformation, and explore life on Earth through exhibitions and activities, collection objects and research that happens in the lab and in the field. Explore the British Museum collection and journey through two million years of history. Walk through two million years of history and culture across more than 50 galleries.




A blast from the past- hot off the press- check out this podcast about The Great Plague of 1665!

Heritage Learning Lancashire – Whole Lot Of History – The Great Plague of 1665 Podcast