Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 21
    Jan

    Music - Performing

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We looked at the key concept of performing today. The iconic Mamma Mia is our focus this term. We split into groups to learn the intro, verse and chorus and played a few warm up games to learn each section. We nailed the bronze challenge and even managed a run through without the lyric backing.
  • 20
    Jan

    Science - Acting forces

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 were thinking about all the different ways that forces were at work in various sports. Does every force (push or pull) need touch (contact) between 2 objects? We looked at the role in gravity in sport and then investigated if there were any ways that forces can act without contact by miming various sports to our group.
  • 18
    Jan

    Art - Roman helmets

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been busy creating Roman helmets this week. We used cereal box cardboard to create the initial template and then taped them securely into place. We inflated a balloon and found it difficult to estimate the size of our heads. Finally we began to papier-mâché over the balloon to complete the first step. We will add another layer next week before painting.
  • 17
    Jan

    Spanish - la tomatina

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Once a term, our Spanish lesson is a significant cultural event. Today we looked at the festival of the tomato. This involved us squashing tomatoes between our toes. We didn't take part in the throwing aspect of the fiesta as this was plenty of fun in itself!
  • 14
    Jan

    History - What the Romans did for us

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been travelling back in time to see what inventions the Romans have taken credit for. We had lots of pictures to select from and Emperor Maximus was back to reveal the answers. We were then given the freedom to present our theme piece however we wanted and our results are amazing so far.
  • 13
    Jan

    RE - Jesus' miracles

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We looked at various illnesses today and discussed what we would need to do to feel better. These ranged from feeling dizzy to having a bad knee. We discussed that it wasn't always the best option to go and see a doctor. This discussion starts our work on the miracles of Jesus as we continue looking at Christianity this term.
  • 12
    Jan

    Literacy - nouns and verbs

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 were shown this picture today and had to list all the nouns - common, proper, collective or abstract - they could find. They had to try and write a list of action and being verbs they could think of. We came up with a great list for our working wall.
  • 11
    Jan

    Library visit

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    It was our turn today to visit the local library. Some of us are already members and could explain how to open an account. We were shown where all the non-fiction Roman books were and we listened to one of the librarians read us a brilliant story. Hopefully it has encouraged more of us to join and show our support for this brilliant service.
  • 10
    Jan

    Science - May The Force Be With You

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We began our work on forces by understanding what that term means. We compiled a list of verbs that mean to move, push or pull something along before taking part in the first investigation. We wanted to compare how things move on different surfaces. We will be looking closely at these results over the next few weeks and devising fair test to explore our predictions.
  • 10
    Jan

    Wow day - Part 2

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Emperor Maximus visited us today. He taught us all about Roman numerals, how the Romans built aqueducts to provide fresh running water, what they used instead of toilet roll and what life was like in gladiator training school. We had a great day and hopes he visits again soon.