Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 05
    Apr

    Happy Easter Holidays!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    It's been a fantastic Spring Term in Year 3. The children have all worked so incredibly hard and are now in need of a good rest! We had a relaxing day making Easter baskets and filled them with tasty treats to enjoy over the holiday. Have a lovely break and I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks! Ms Tough.
  • 04
    Apr

    Why do penguins huddle?

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We have been learning about how penguins survive the harsh conditions of the Antarctic. We were fascinated to learn that penguins use each other's body heat to keep warm by huddling. We wanted to test this out for ourselves and carried out an experiment using test tubes. We had to record the temperature of water in a single test tube and compare it with a 'huddle' of test tubes. We used thermometers to record the temperatures of each every two minutes and made some interesting observations. It was a big challenge to work in our teams. We were assigned different roles and had to think about how we could come together to use our skills collaboratively.
  • 02
    Apr

    21 Acts of Kindness

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We came together to share our 21 Acts of Kindness, which we have been collating over the month of March. We could share lots of different ways to make the world a brighter and happier place, by putting the needs of others before our own. We created a class poster as a visual reminder of the many ways we can be kind and caring.
  • 31
    Mar

    Happy Mother's Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Happy Mothers Day! Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful weekend. We hope your sunflower seeds start to grow and bloom soon! Love from Class 3.
  • 29
    Mar

    Shoe Box Appeal

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    After Easter, we will be doing some Design and Technology projects involving shoe boxes. If you have any spare shoeboxes at home which we could reuse and recycle, please bring them into school before Wednesday 24th April. The more we have, the better! All donations are gratefully received. Many thanks, Ms Tough.
  • 29
    Mar

    Money, money, money!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    In Maths this week, we have been using coins and notes to calculate different amounts of money. We have been converting amounts between pounds and pence. Next week, we will look at different strategies to calculate change! If you are out and about this weekend, perhaps the children could help out with paying for items at the shop! I am sure they will be more than happy to help you spend...!
  • 27
    Mar

    Magnets Investigation

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week, Year 3 have been getting to grips with magnets! We have explored how magnets can attract some materials. We asked lots of questions about how magnets work, and decided to do an investigation about how and why magnets are different. We planned an experiment to test which magnet was the strongest. We could make an object move towards a magnet without even touching it!
  • 21
    Mar

    Downs Syndrome Awareness Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Today, we were thinking about the many ways that we all are unique and special. We wore colourful odd socks to remind us that we are all different - this is what makes the world a wonderful and interesting place to live! As Downs Syndrome Awareness day takes place on 21st March, we took part in 21 different circuit activities to develop our fitness. We needed lots of stamina to keep going. Great fun was had by all!
  • 21
    Mar

    LOST!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Something very strange has happened in Class 3 today. Our emperor penguin has mysteriously disappeared! We used our knowledge of emperor penguins to create some detailed descriptions. We made our own 'lost' posters which will be popping up around school, so we hope everyone can keep their eyes open for him! If you do spot him, come and let us know straight away so we can return him to his rightful home in Antarctica!
  • 18
    Mar

    Polar Explorers Launch Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We were excited to find that a corner of our classroom has been transformed into a Polar Research Station this morning! Our new topic is called 'Polar Explorers.' Over the next six weeks, we will be learning about life in the polar regions, discovering information about wildlife and habitats. We will be considering the impact that global warming is having on the polar regions, and will think about how we can unite as citizens to protect the poles from melting further. To kick start our topic, we used laptops and non-fiction texts to gather and record information about Arctic and Antarctica, and could compare the poles using a venn diagram!