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Awards - Summer 2, Week 5

A massive tip of the hat and pat on the back to our four workers of the week!

 

Nate received the Star Award for his outstanding RE work, particularly the very thoughtful missions that he came up with when reflecting on the life of St Dominic Savio.

 

Luke received the Star Award for the beautiful 'flower of rest' that he created, in which he thought about the importance of adequate rest in his own life. He presented his ideas beautifully.

 

Aoife received the Gold Award for being such a delight to have in our class and standing out for the sensible, quiet and mature way in which she goes about her business.

 

Scarlett received the Gold Award for bringing such fantastic creativity to our class and always stamping her lovely individual 'Scarlett style' on to all of her work! 

 

Well done you four, keep up the amazing work!

 

(Cora was absent last week when she won the Star Award).

16.07.21

On Tuesday afternoon Year 3 had a such a fantastic and fun afternoon of LEGO!

We learned how to make solid LEGO structures/buildings, before everyone made their own building or landmark to go in our Year 3 LEGO mini Stockport.

The children had an amazing time, worked so well together and made some wonderfully imaginative creations! Well done Year 3!

Awards - Summer 2, Week 4

A huge congratulations to our 4 workers of the week!

 

Anya received the Star Award for her fantastic RE work, in which she designed some beautiful and very creative symbols that reflected the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

 

Cora was awarded the Star Award for her outstanding 'HEALTHY' acrostic poem, which brilliantly and imaginatively highlighted the key factors of a healthy lifestyle, as well as their importance. 

 

Oliver A received the Gold Award for his amazing attitude and wonderful effort throughout all of our sporting activities this week. He completed every single race in Sports Day, as well as every event in our 'Big Leap' competition with a huge smile on his face!

 

Erin received the Gold Award for all of her hard work and tremendous effort in class. She brings such a lovely mix of bubbliness and humour, along with determination and a hard working attitude to our class!

 

Well done you four, keep up the amazing work!

 

(Cora was unfortunately absent today and the Gold Award certificates have gone missing! Oliver and Erin will receive their certificates as soon as they are found!)

09.07.21

Year 3 have really enjoyed celebrating health and well being week, in which we have really placed living a healthy lifestyle at the centre of our learning.

A huge highlight of the week was Sports Day! Thank you so much to all of the parents and grandparents who came to support us. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

A further highlight of the week was competing in the 'Big Leap' challenge with Mrs O'Hare. We had a great time competing in the long jump (jumping for distance), vertical jump (jumping for height) and speed bounce (jumping for speed) events.

It has been a brilliant week!

Awards - Summer 2, Week 3

A massive congratulations to our three workers of the week and award winners for this week.

 

Freya L was awarded the Star Award for her fantastic Maths work. Her confidence throughout our time topic has gone from strength to strength and she has completed a range of very challenging problem solving activities, relating to various aspects of time, brilliantly well showing great understanding.

 

Alice received the Star Award for the excellent bank of poems she has produced this week. Firstly, Alice wrote a fantastic kenning poem about Cats based on the poem 'Tiger' by Usha Kishore. She then wrote her own version of 'A wolf in the park' by Richard Williams. Both were a delight to read!

 

Sophie L was awarded the Gold Award for standing out all week for all the right reasons and setting a great example to her classmates. The amount of times I have said, 'Sophie L is already ready...' when packing away, coming in from break/lunch or getting ready to start our work, is probably approaching world record territory!!

 

Well done you three, keep up the fantastic work!

02.07.21

In Art this week, Year 3 started the initial drawings for their new Stockport themed art project. They started by drawing a 3D view of their own Stockport street., There was a lot of Maths involved in their art work as the children had to carefully follow instructions regarding the measurements (in centimetres) of certain aspects of their street.

The children worked brilliantly and really enjoyed creating a 3-dimensional effect. They will now choose their favourite landmarks/places of Stockport to add to their drawings, as well as adding Stockport Viaduct running through the background of their work.

Well done Year 3!

Awards - Summer 2, Week 2

A huge well done to our three super star workers of the week.

 

Felicity received the Star Award for really standing out in our swimming lesson and particularly showing amazing ability and confidence when completing whole widths of the pool underwater.

 

Freya M received the Star Award for her amazing Maths work focusing on our very tricky 'time' objective. She has been especially impressive in how well and how quickly she has caught up after missing most of last week.

 

Eli was awarded the Gold Award for  being such a responsible and mature member of our class. Eli always stands out for all the right reasons and sets a wonderful example.

 

Well done you three, keep up the brilliant work!

 

 

25.06.21

In Science, Year 3 focused on fossils and how fossils are formed. They started by coming up with their own definitions of fossils before learning about Mary Anning, who in the early 1800s became very famous for the different fossils she discovered.

Following that, the children cut up a jumbled sequence detailing the process of how fossils are formed and worked in pairs to put it into the correct order. They then added pictures of each step.

Awards - Summer 2, Week 1

 

A huge well done to our three workers of the week for this first week back after half term!

 

Will and Erin won the Star Award for being such a fantastic team during our Maths lessons this week. They worked together, discussed ideas with each other and really helped each other to develop their understanding of using analogue clocks to tell the time. Effective partner work at its best!

 

Alice won the Gold Award for being a golden pupil who always works so hard, smiles her way through the day and who is an absolute delight to teach!

 

Well done you three, a fantastic start to your final half term in Year 3. Keep up the great work!

18.06.21

In Maths, Year 3 have been practicing using analogue clocks to tell the time.

 To start with the children recapped the four key positions of an analogue clock: o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Following that the children practiced telling the time to 5 minutes, in which they looked at the hand positions on an analogue clock, as well as the corresponding digital time. Finally the children practiced the strategies and language of telling the time PAST the previous hour and/or TO the next hour. We even managed to recap our Roman Numerals from I - XII, which often appear on analogue clocks.

Well done Year 3!

Awards - Summer 1, Week 7

A huge congratulations to our three workers of the week, our final award winners for this half term!

 

Oliver W was awarded the Star Award for the fantastic progress he has made with his writing. He has recently moved onto joined up writing which really seems to have spurred him on. The standard of his Hodgeheg story from last week, along with his 'Inside Out' memory recount this week have been of a wonderful standard!

 

Orla received the Star Award for the amazing poster that she created, showcasing the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. It was a wonderfully creative, colourful and imaginative design, showing great artistic flair!

 

Hayden won the Gold Award for being the ultimate Mr Reliable! His attitude, effort, behaviour, maturity and work ethic are always exemplary and he is a delight to have in our class.

 

Well done you three! You have certainly earned your half term break!

 

 

28.05.21

Over the past few weeks, Year 3 have been focusing on Athletics in our outdoor PE lessons. Firstly, the children focused on sprinting and experimented with different starting positions to generate the most 'explosive' start. We then moved onto short distance relays and practiced the technique for an effective baton change. Finally the children practiced their long jump and triple jumps, progressing from standing jumps to jumping with a run up.

It has been a fantastic half term of PE with our swimming and athletics lessons!

Awards - Summer 1, Week 6

A massive congratulations to our workers of the week.

Oliver R received the Star Award for the wonderful progress that he continues to make with his writing. The second chapter of his ‘Hodgeheg’ story was absolutely brilliant and a delight to read!

Tom M won the Star Award for his wonderful attitude and participation during our ‘Lobbo’ championships during National Numeracy Day. He really stood out for his sportsmanship and great attitude, as well as his fantastic Maths work!.

The whole class were awarded the Gold Award this week. It was so lovely to watch them during the Active Maths relay race and ‘Lobbo’ championships working so well in teams, supporting & encouraging each other and having fun. They’re a class of 28 stars!

Well done all, one week to go, keep up the great work!

21.05.21

On Wednesday we celebrated National Numeracy Day. Year 3 placed Maths, specifically number work, at the forefront of our learning and completed some brilliant activities linked to the day.

 

Firstly, the children took part in an Active Maths session in which they completed a range of individual and team games, before taking part in an Active Maths team relay challenge. The children worked in groups of 4 or 5 to complete an obstacle course in which they had to work their way through 16 calculations/statements and organise them into true or false piles. 

 

Following that, Y3 took part in the first annual 'Lobbo' championships!

('Lobbo' is a game that we made up during Lockdown!)

We thought about the scoring systems used in various sports and reflected on the huge amount of Maths used in sport. The children then played three games of 'Lobbo', with each game having a different scoring system and criteria. 

Game 1 focused on mental addition strategies to work out each players total score.

Game 2 focused on written addition strategies to work out each players total score.

Game 3 focused on written subtraction strategies to work out each players total score.

 

It was a brilliant morning in which the children had great fun.

Grassroots Lobbo at it's finest!

National Numeracy Day - The Y3 'Lobbo' championships (scoring systems in sport)

Awards - Summer 1, Week 5

A massive well done to our three award winners this week!

 

Both Ruby and Jake won the Star Award for their outstanding opening chapters of their adventure stories, based on Dick King Smith's classic, 'The Hodgeheg'. They both included so many of the language and text features from our 'success list', as well as their own fantastic and creative ideas! Their writing was a delight to read.

 

Sophie R won the Gold Award for all of her hard work, efforts and for always bringing such a wonderful element of humour and FUN to our class! She keeps us all smiling, each and every day!

 

Well done you three, keep up the amazing work!

14.05.21

As part of Mental Health Awareness week, Year 3 thought about ways in which nature and outside space can help us when dealing with some of the more negative emotions/feelings such as stress, anger and worry. We took some time outside to be still and focused on listening to the sounds of nature all around us and how they made us feel. Following that, we went for a walk around the school field.

When back in class, the children brainstormed ideas as to how they could utilise nature in their own lives when dealing with negative emotions, such as anger, stress or worry.  Ideas included, going for walks, having quiet time outside to listen to the sounds of nature, bird watching, planting seeds and growing a plant, listening to music in their gardens, as well as many other great ideas and suggestions.

Finally, they visualised their own nature inspired 'happy place' and drew an image of their visualisation. 

Year 3 have been working super hard over the last few weeks learning the instrumental part to 'The Cup Song'. They picked it up so quickly and concentrated so well in our session. Well done Year 3.

 

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Awards - Summer 1, Week 4

A massive well done to our three workers of the week!

 

Both Oliver A and Jack received the Star Award for their fantastic Science work. They both became rock detectives and identified six different rocks based on short descriptions of them. They then produced some outstanding and highly detailed observational drawings of the six different rocks! Brilliant work lads!

 

Orla received the Gold Award for being such a delightful presence in Year 3 and for bringing such a lovely, humorous, upbeat and all round wonderful attitude to all aspects of school life on a daily basis!

 

Well done you three, keep up the amazing work!

07.05.21

Year 3 have moved on to our new Science topic, 'Rocks and Fossils.' Firstly, the children completed their knowledge organiser, in which they wrote down their initial thoughts, understanding and knowledge about rocks and fossils, before coming up with three questions they would like to find the answer to during the course of the topic.

Following that, the children became rock detectives and identified six different types of rocks based on some short descriptions of them. Once the children had identified the rocks, they labelled them, identified key features and completed some fantastic observational drawings.

Well done Year 3!

Awards - Summer 1, Week 3

Please give a standing ovation to our three workers of the week!

 

Nate was awarded the Star Award for his fantastic and enthusiastic contributions to all of our discussions, as well as our many practical investigations throughout our 'Forces and Magnets' Science topic!

 

Hayden won the Star Award for the outstanding art work that he produced throughout all stages of our Amazon Rainforest art project. He has a wonderfully unique drawing style and his end product was top class!

 

Jack was awarded the Gold Award for really showing what a great friend he is to others by showing such care and kindness to his classmates, following a bit of upset on the playground. He set a wonderful example to everyone!

 

Well done lads, keep up the fantastic work!

30.04.21

Year 3 have completed their Amazon Rainforest art project! 

They started by all drawing their own Amazon Rainforest scene using only a HB pencil.  Following that, we discussed the use and effect of different pencil grades and the children upscaled their initial drawing by replicating it using a variety of differently graded pencils. Finally, the children practiced and experimented with using charcoal, before replicating their Amazon Rainforest scene once again using charcoal. The children really enjoyed the art project and produced some outstanding art work.

Well done Year 3!  

Awards - Summer 1, Week 2

A massive well done to our three workers of the week!

 

Lucy was awarded the Star Award for her amazing work in our first swimming lesson. Lucy was brilliant in the water, subtly overcoming nerves and demonstrating great resilience throughout the lesson.

 

Isabella won the star award for really standing out in our RE lesson when demonstrating exceptionally impressive independent knowledge all about Pentecost and the significance of the Holy Spirit.

 

Will won the Gold Award for bringing an attitude to our class that never dips below a 10 and for really developing his confidence in his own great abilities and learning.

 

Well done you three. Keep on impressing and keep up the fantastic work!

 

23.04.21

Over the past couple of weeks, in our English lessons, Year 3 have been focusing on persuasive writing. The children have written some outstanding pieces of work, incorporating many of the key features of persuasion into their writing.

Firstly, they wrote a persuasive review to encourage people to buy a garden toy called the 'Slip N' Slide'. Immediately following that, they had to flip their thinking around and write a second review with the goal of encouraging people not to buy the 'Slip N' Slide.'

Finally, the children wrote very convincing persuasive arguments as to why all children should be allowed to have one treat food breakfast (ice cream, chocolate, fudge cake, wine gums, etc), just once a week on a Thursday morning!

Their work has been extremely strong and a real pleasure to read! Well done Year 3!

Awards - Summer 1, Week 1

A massive congratulations to our first set of award winners for the Summer term.

 

Eli won the Star Award for fantastic Maths work, converting millimetres, centimetres and metres. Eli even established his own strategy for working out these conversions, which we have called 'The Eli Rule', which has been a massive help to the rest of the class and their understanding.

 

Lily won the Star Award for producing two outstanding pieces of persuasive writing, firstly persuading people to buy the Slip N' Slide, before flipping her thinking round to persuade people not to buy it. She used a range of persuasive features to great effect and structured her work wonderfully. 

 

Oliver W won the Gold Award for the fantastic start he has made to the Summer term. Oliver has really stood out all week for his fantastic attitude, great work and huge efforts!

 

Well done you three, a great start to the term! Keep up the fantastic work!

16.04.21

This week Year 3 completed a Science investigation in which they answered the question, 'Are bigger magnets more powerful than smaller magnets?'

The children made predictions and thought about what was needed to ensure the investigation was a fair and valid one, before they tested how many paper clips (paper clip chain) each magnet could attract and hold.

After careful investigation, Year 3 concluded that the size of a magnet does not necessarily effect how powerful it is.

Spring 2, Week 5 - Awards

A massive well done to our three workers of the week!

 

Sophie R received the Star Award for her outstanding character profile of Fantastic Mr Fox! It was brilliantly written and a real pleasure to read!

 

Aoife received the Star Award for her wonderful RE work in which she reflected on and explained her interpretation of various Bible quotes.

 

Tom received the Gold Award for always being such a happy, positive and joyful presence in our class, which is very much appreciated by everyone in Year 3!

 

Well done you three stars, keep up the great work!

Year 3 - Lenten Fund raiser

Year 3 had a brilliant time during our Lenten Fundraiser.

Firstly, we had a pyjama and teddy day, in which the children came to school in their pyjamas and particularly enjoyed introducing their teds to the rest of the class.

In the afternoon we also had a creative Lego 'buildathon'.

The children all completed a 20 brick challenge in which they had 8 minutes to create something (anything!) using just 20 Lego bricks. The range of ideas they all came up with was brilliant.

They then worked in teams of two in the 'tallest tower' competition, in which they had 10 minutes to build the tallest free standing Lego tower.

Congratulations to the winners of the 'tallest tower' competition, Anya and Jack who just pipped Eli and Oliver R for the win by one Lego brick! 

It was a fantastic day for a wonderful cause. Many thanks for your generous donations.

26.03.21

This week Year 3 completed a Science investigation in which they looked at which surfaces would require the greatest pulling force to make a toy car move across them. Out of the five surfaces, the children all predicted that the table surface would require the smallest pulling force, whereas their predictions for the surface that would require the greatest pulling force were split between the grass field and the stones in the prayer garden. The children really enjoyed the practical element of testing the five different surfaces with their investigation partners and they all produced some great Science work and linked their conclusions to the force of friction.

Spring 2, Week 4 - Awards

A massive well done to our three workers of the week!

 

Luke received the Star Award for all of the hard work he has put in and the amazing progress he has made with his reading and particularly developing his comprehension skills.

 

Scarlett received the Star Award for her excellent work in our Fantastic Mr Fox hot seating activity, in which she came up with great questions that she answered brilliantly in the role of Mr Fox.

 

Freya L received the Gold Award for her amazing attitude to school! She always works so hard, with such wonderful enthusiasm and she is a delightful member of our class!

 

Well done you three. Keep up the amazing work!

19.03.21

It's been another great week in Year 3.

This week, Mr Smith from Stockport Music Service was back with us, teaching his brilliant music lessons for the first time since before Christmas. In this weeks lesson, the children all chose different instruments to represent the various characters from the story of Peter and the Wolf.

The end result was a brilliant whole class collaboration! 

Spring 2, Week 3 - Awards

A huge congratulations to our three workers of the week in our first week back after school closure!

 

Ruby received the Star Award for her fantastic Maths work throughout the week in which she showed great confidence and ability when recapping our work on fractions and column addition.

 

Cora also received the Star Award for the wonderful start she has made to our Amazon Rainforest art project, in which she created two wonderful Rainforest scenes using a range of differently graded pencils.

 

Lucy was awarded the Gold Award for being such a delightful member of Year 3, who always listens carefully and works so hard during any task or activity she undertakes.

 

Well done girls, a fantastic start back in school following the extended time away. Keep up the great work!

12.03.21

We're back in business!

It has been a wonderful first week back in school following school closure and so lovely to see all of the children back in class together.

This week in Year 3 the children started their Amazon Rainforest Art project. The children started by drawing their own image of the Amazon Rainforest using a HB pencil.  Following that, the children were introduced to and experimented with using a variety pencils of different grades. From that they then recreated their original picture, aiming to upscale their original work by using various pencils of different grades in order to add lighter and darker effects where appropriate.

Next week the children will use charcoal to recreate their Amazon Rainforest picture.

Autumn 2, Week 6 - Awards

A massive well done to our three stars of the week!

 

Oliver R received the Star Award for his fantastic opening chapter to his Greek Myth.  It was so well written and made me smile from start to finish - especially with his descriptions of the mean 'King Chickenus!'

 

Anya received the Star Award for being such a great leader during our Hawaiian Christmas songs rehearsals, in which she performed with wonderful enthusiasm and set a great example.

 

Jake received the Gold Award for showing super resilience during our hockey tournament in which he came back from a nasty shin injury in the first game to lead his team to victory!

 

Brilliant guys, well done and keep up the great work!

11.12.20

Last week, Year 3 took part in our own Ancient Greek Athenian democratic assembly, in which three new laws were proposed by the 'Boule' (ruling council), which were then voted on by the 'Ecclesia' (voting citizens).  The children had to put themselves in the position of a free citizen living in Ancient Athens and decide weather they wanted to vote for or against the laws by choosing a white pebble to vote 'for' or a black pebble to vote 'against', just as they did in ancient Greek times.

The children participated brilliantly in the assembly and came up with fantastic reasons to support their decisions. This week the children reflected on their decisions during the assembly and wrote down the main reason behind each of their three votes.

Autumn 2, Week 5 - Awards

Congratulations to our four stars of the week!

 

Freya M, Lily and Sophie L all received the star award for their storyboards which accompany their animations in ICT. They worked as a group of three to come up with a fantastic idea, which they explained and depicted brilliantly in their storyboard.

 

Thomas M was awarded the gold award for really standing out all week with his exceptional attitude, behaviour and listening skills, demonstrating what a mature and responsible pupil he is.

 

Well done guys, keep up the fantastic work!

04.12.20

In gymnastics the children have been working on five key positions (straight, star, tuck, straddle and pike), two key movements (releve and battement), as well as three key actions (balance, rolls and jumps). 

This week the children worked in pairs to plan and perform a sequence containing a variety of our key positions, movements and actions. There was lots of fantastic work on show!

Autumn 2, Week 4 - Awards

A massive congratulations to our stars of the week!

 

Scarlett received the star award for her brilliant comic in PSHE, highlighting the importance of gas safety. Scarlett's drawings were particularly brilliant!

 

Sophie L received the star award for the consistency of her presentation with her written work. Soph's worked so hard on her joined up handwriting, which would be worthy of any Year 5 or 6 class!

 

James was awarded the gold award for always participating so fully in ALL of our lessons with his wonderful enthusiasm and terrific attitude!

 

Well done guys, absolutely brilliant! Keep up the great work.

27.11.20

As part of our 'We are Programmers' topic in ICT, this week the children made a start to their animations, working in partners in the ICT suite.  Each pair worked together to choose a sprite/character and a backdrop for their animations.  The next phase of our work will now involve the children designing a three part storyboard to base their animations on.  Great work Year 3! 

Autumn 2, Week 3 - Awards

A huge well done to our three stars of the week!

 

Sophie R won the star award for coming up with a selection of excellent reasons, both for and against opening Pandora's Box. Soph made particularly great use of a range of sentence starters throughout her writing.

 

Thomas was awarded the star award for his fantastic contributions to our class discussions around our class book, 'Stitch Head,' where he always offer super answers and talks with great enthusiasm.

 

Cora won the gold award for being a delight to teach and for really developing and building her resilience in class when faced with a particularly challenging or tricky piece of work. It's been brilliant to see!

 

Well done guys, keep up the fantastic work!

20.11.20

In Science as part of our new 'Light and Shadow' topic, the children took part in a Science investigation led by Miss Crocker. The children predicted which objects they thought they would be able to see in the dark, which they backed up by scientific reasons. The 5 objects were: a metal spoon, a yellow Lego brick, a white rubber, a pair of scissors and a black multi link cube. The children then had a great time investigating in teams of 3 and particularly enjoyed working in the dark!

*sorry about the quality of the photos, they were the best I could do!

Autumn 2, Week 2 - Awards

A massive well done to our three stars of the week!

Isabella was awarded the star award for her amazing rhyming poem in the style of, 'Where teachers keep their pets,' by Paul Cookson. It was full of wonderful imagination and creativity!

Orla received the star award for her outstanding information text about the Ancient Greek city state of Sparta. It was so well written and beautifully presented!

Lily was awarded the Gold Award for always following the classroom and school rules so diligently and doing so with a permanent smile on her face!

Well done girls, keep up the tremendous work!

12.11.20

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Year Three have excelled themselves again with a fantastic performance of ‘A Million Dreams’ this morning. They were concentrating on their performance so much that some of them forgot they were being videoed. They are picking up this new skill so quickly.

13.11.20

During this half term Year 3 will be working with Mrs O'Hare in our Thursday morning PE lessons, with hockey being our focus sport

This week the children continued to practice their hockey skills, particularly running with speed, running with power, stick stop and push pass. They then applied their skills to 5 on 5 game situations. 

The standard and quality of the games and some of the skills on display was very impressive!

Well done Year 3!

Autumn 2, Week 1 - Awards

Congratulations to our three super stars of the week!

 

Oliver W won the star award for standing out in our hockey lesson, in which he really caught the eye with his tremendous skills, particularly with his technique and accuracy of passing.

 

Eli won the star award for his outstanding 'Ghoul School Rules' poem, which was full of wonderfully creative and imaginative ideas and content, as well as being beautifully presented.

 

Luke won the star award for being such a responsible member of our class and being a fantastic role model to his classmates, particularly when settling down to work quickly and quietly when returning to the classroom from the playground.

 

Well done boys, a brilliant first week back.  Keep up the great work!

06.11.20

This week the children completed a Science investigation looking at the effect of exercise on the lungs. The children answered the question, 'do people who exercise regularly pant less than people who don't exercise regularly after exercise?'

The children followed a set investigation structure writing up their methods, equipment list, predictions, results and conclusions, as well as participating in the practical element of the investigation.

Autumn 1, Week 7 - Awards

Well done to our stars of the week!

 

The star award for this week went to the whole class. The children have all been amazing since starting back at school in September. They have settled straight back into school life and adapted so well to the new post lockdown rules and routines. It has been a fantastic first half term in Year 3. 29 stars!

 

Bells won the Gold Award this week for being such a delightful memeber our our class and setting such a great example, both inside the classroom, as well as outside on the playground. Well done Bells!

 

Congratulations all of you, keep up the great work!

23.10.20

As part of our Ancient Greece topic, over the past three weeks the children have been working on their Parthenon art project. They started by layering a background scene of hills and mountains, before using art straws to construct their Parthenons. The children followed the architectural style of the Ancient Greeks, by using Greek columns to construct their buildings. They have all put a lot of hard work and effort into their art work and had a great time whilst doing it. The end result looks fantastic! Well done Year 3, super art work.

Autumn 1 - Week 6 - Awards

Well done to our three Year 3 superstars this week!

 

Felicity received the star award for her wonderful information text all about ancient Athens, which was brilliantly well written, excellently punctuated and beautifully presented.

 

Alice received the star award for her fantastic poem in the style of 'At the end of school assembly,' by poet Simon Pitt. It was full of great humour and super ideas!

 

Oliver R received the gold award for the great balance of hard work and effort ,along with the great humour that he brings to our class!

 

Well done guys.  Keep up the great work!

16.10.20

In our PE lessons Year 3 have been focusing on cross country running.  They have been practicing the '5 levels' of running, from walking pace all the way up to full sprint and thinking about how to pace themselves during a long distance run.  The children have now taken part in two cross country runs, consisting of five laps of the school field (including the smaller field towards the gate!).

The progress they have all made in 6 weeks is amazing and has been great to observe.

Well done Year 3!

A quick demonstration of the 5 levels of running (levels 1-4)

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16.10.20

Year three have mastered another song using Makaton. I am so impressed with their hard work, what a fantastic performance this is.

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Parents Open evening

Please have a look through the photos below for a taste of what the children have been doing so far in

Year 3. They have all made an amazing start to the year, managing the transition from infant to juniors fantastically well and settling back into school life so effortlessly following lockdown and the summer holidays.

 

A brief snapshot of work/topics covered so far:

RE - The Christian Family

English - stories by the same author

Guided Reading - comprehension and various 'carousel' activities

Maths - various elements of place value

Science - keeping healthy

Topic - Ancient Greece

ICT - research and gathering data

Art - Ancient Greek temple scene

PE - cross country

 

Parents Music Poll

In an attempt to introduce the children to different genres of music, today we listened to two songs in class (one of Miss Hendry's favourite and one of Mr Webb's favourite) and the children voted for their favourite.

It finished as draw with both songs receiving 14 votes each!

To break the tie, the vote is now opened up to parents and siblings.

 

The two songs are:

- 'Sound check' by Catfish and the Bottlemen (Miss Hendry's choice)

- 'The Tuxedo Way' by Tuxedo (Mr Webb's choice)

 

The children will pass your votes on next week.

 

Have a great weekend!

Autumn 1 Week 5 Awards

Well done to our 5 (yes...5!) brilliant award winners this week!

 

Aoife received the star award for her amazing story, 'I'll take you to Mr Coke's'.  Aoife's story was full of fantastic ideas, wonderful descriptions and was both structured and punctuated brilliantly well.

 

Hayden, Will and Jake all received their star awards for their amazing running in our first proper cross country race (5 laps around the school field!). All three of them paced their run amazingly well, culminating in a three way sprint to the line and nail biting photo finish.  Who needs the Olympics when Year 3 are out doing cross country?!

 

Nate received the Gold award for bringing his wonderful enthusiasm and energy, as well as his lovely humour and positivity to our class on a daily basis!

 

Well done all 5 of you!  Keep up the great work!

09.10.20

In English, we have been looking at the Nigel Gray and Michael Foreman book, 'I'll take you to Mrs. Cole's'.  Over the past couple of weeks, the children have written 'WOW' descriptions of Mrs. Cole's imaginary dungeon and come up with reasons why the main character wanted to run away, amongst many other activities and pieces of work.  This week the children have all planned and written their own five paragraph story in the style of, 'I'll take yo to Mrs. Cole.'  The children have worked extremely hard on their stories, which have been a delight to mark and read. 

Well done Year 3!

Autumn 1, Week 4 Awards

A huge well done to the three children who were awarded the special certificates this week.

 

Erin won the star award for her fantastic place value work in Maths, in which she has worked with great confidence, wonderful effort and as a result made excellent progress!

 

Jack won the star award for his brilliant information text/fact file about Socrates, which was superbly written and beautifully presented!

 

Anya won the gold award for being such a delightful member of Year 3 who has been a huge help to me around the classroom!

 

Brilliant guys! Congratulations and keep up the great work.

02.10.20

Our topic in Year 3 for the Autumn term is Ancient Greece.  Our key figure within the topic is the Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.  This week we learnt about Socrates and his approach to philosophy in general.  The children then created and decorated their own Socrates fact file.

In the coming weeks, the children will become Socrates and discuss a variety of philosophical questions such as 'What is love?' 'Are the best things in life free?' and 'Is it ever OK to be violent?'

Autumn 1, Week 3 awards

 

A massive well done to our three special certificate winners this week.

 

Lucy won the star award for writing a beautiful and very thoughtful prayer, giving thanks for her amazing family.

 

Oliver A won the star award for his fantastic work and great enthusiasm when using an I-Pad to research facts about modern Greece and England.

 

Freya M won the Gold award for being such a helpful and kind member of our class who demonstrates a wonderful attitude every single day.

 

Well done guys and very well deserved!

25.09.20

It's been another great week in Year 3.

Our topic for this term is Ancient Greece. Following a map skills lesson in which children located Greece on a map of Europe and answered a range of questions regarding Greece's position, border countries, surrounding oceans,  etc, the children this week really enjoyed using the I-Pads to research facts and further their understanding of modern Greece. They also researched the same facts about England and compared features of the two countries.

Autumn 1, Week 2 Awards

A huge well done to our three award winners this week:

 

Freya L won the star award for her amazing English work, in which she wrote an exceptional 'WOW' description of Mrs. Cole's dungeon.

 

Tom won the star award for a fantastic start to the year, where he has worked with great independence, producing a super standard of work especially in English and Maths.

 

Ruby won the Golden award for her terrific start to Year 3 in which she has really shone in all areas of school life.

 

Well done guys, keep up the great work!

18.09.20

Hello and welcome back! 

It has been a brilliant first couple of weeks back at school.  I can't praise the children enough for the start they have all made, settling straight back into school amazingly well! A massive well done and thank you to all of the children.

This week, the children have been learning a Makaton song with Mrs. Hopton.  It is coming along brilliantly well!

A Thousand Years

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A Thousand Years -full song

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