Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 15
    Feb

    Weaving

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    As part of our Stone Age topic, Year 3 have been learning the prehistoric art of weaving. In the Stone Age, people made needles by carving bones and made thread by twisting nettles and vines. The children really enjoyed making their own creations and could create patterns using different colours.
  • 08
    Feb

    Time Travel Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Today, our school travelled back in time to different eras. Year 3 travelled back to the Stone Age, and took part in an exciting day of activities linked to this time period. In the morning session, children created algorithms to navigate safely around a Stone Age camp. They had to apply their knowledge of right angle turns to avoid bumping into prehistoric creatures and navigate to a point of safety using precise mathematical language. They also designed and made Stone Age jewellery, using clay to sculpt teeth, bones and shells for their own Neolithic necklaces. Finally, children learnt about how Stone Age people used weaving to create their own baskets, traps and clothing. The children then used a loom and needle to begin their own weaving with wool, which we will continue with next week!
  • 05
    Feb

    Safer Internet Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Year 3 have been learning about how to stay online as part of 'Safer Internet Day'. They could share lots of tips about how to stay safe online, including asking for permission from a grown up before downloading new apps or games. The children know the importance of protecting their personal information. We used the laptops to work through a series of activities online which promote internet safety for children. Year 3 are in the process of designing some safety posters which will be popping up around our class and school corridors later in the week.
  • 01
    Feb

    Rugby Six Nations Fantasy League

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Mr Chaffey and Mr Hart are entering a friendly fantasy rugby league for the duration of the six nations which starts tonight. If any parents/carers are into rugby and would like to participate then please do so. It would be a good way to get children interested in rugby if they are not already. Also it will provide a little bit of fun around school especially when England beat Wales over half term! To join in you simply need to go to fantasyrugby.espn.co.uk Pick a team and then click on leagues and join a league Enter the pin for our league which is 1355202-124314 You need to be entered before kick off this evening otherwise you will miss out on all points from this weekend. Make sure you check the squads each week either on the bbc sport website or the six nations app. Good luck and I hope you enjoy! #WearTheRose
  • 28
    Jan

    Class trip to the Jenner Museum

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Today Year 3 took part in two wonderful workshops at the Jenner Museum. Edward Jenner was fascinated by nature and made many important discoveries about wild animals and their habitats. We explored different habitats around Edward Jenner's beautiful garden and found some interesting creatures living there. Inside, we used a range of materials to build a hedgehog shelter. We had to think carefully about how we would keep the hedgehog warm by creating layers of insulation. We did an experiment to test which shelters could keep the warmest by placing a hot water bottle inside our shelters and comparing the temperatures before and after.
  • 24
    Jan

    Cave Paintings

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week, Year 3 have been learning about the different animals that lived in the Stone Age. Inspired by their learning, they decided to create their own cave art to share their knowledge of what prehistoric beasts would have looked like long ago. First, the children created observational drawings in their sketchbooks before experimenting with charcoal in true Stone Age style. They used painting techniques to create a stone background effect, before finally using charcoal over the top to produce their final piece. Well done children for using your creativity this week!
  • 17
    Jan

    Edward Jenner

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week, the children in Year 3 have been learning about the incredible life and work of Edward Jenner. Some special visitors from the Jenner Museum came to our school on Monday to share some fascinating information with us about Jenner's life. The children have been reflecting on what they found out, and have been writing some fantastic diary recounts from the perspective of Jenner himself. Year 3 have been working hard this week to improve their written work even further, by using noun phrases to add more description in their writing! Way to go, Year 3!
  • 17
    Jan

    Stone Age feasts!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    As part of their topic learning, the children have been looking at non-fiction texts to gather information about the types of foods Stone Age people ate long ago. They have investigated how the Stone Age people found their food: through hunting and gathering. Working together, the children sorted foods into different groups and looked at different sources to learn about how food was traditionally prepared and cooked.
  • 11
    Jan

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. The children have settled back into school life extremely quickly and have really impressed me with their kindness towards one another, along with their attitude to learning this week. They have been extremely helpful and have done a brilliant job at welcoming me into their class. We have a new reward system in place, which children have been very enthusiastic about, as they can win house points and raffle tickets to enter into a weekly prize draw each week. They can earn their rewards by demonstrating our school values: perseverance, respect, creativity, trust, responsibility and forgiveness! Please note that the newTopic Web is now available on our class page, so you can see what the children will be learning about this Spring. Homework will be issued every Tuesday from next week. Please ensure that your child hands their homework book in by the following Monday at the very latest. To support your child at home, please continue to practice times tables with them as this is an integral part of our learning this term. All children have been issued with a new Reading Record this term. Please ensure that your child brings this in to school every day, along with their reading books. We encourage you to write comments in your child’s record each week if possible. Finally, please ensure that your child has the full P.E. kit in school for both indoor and outdoor activities. As the weather is colder this time of year, they need appropriate P.E. clothes for outdoor activities. Next week, we will be sharing more information about the learning that is going on in the class! More information to follow…! Have a lovely weekend. Ms Tough
  • 14
    Dec

    Mini Marines

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Today, Tyndale have had the opportunity to train with the mini marines. The children were given a range of activities and put through their paces from real life Marines! Congratulations to Tyndale for being this terms housepoint winners! Great effort.