Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 28
    Mar

    PE - Games

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are looking at the skills needed in the games of rounders and cricket. We have focused on how to hold a bat and how to strike a ball with control. We then looked at how bowlers and fielders stand in the correct position to throw and catch accurately. We are building up to have a game next week.
  • 24
    Mar

    Geography - Points of a compass

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been looking at the cardinal and intercardinal points of a compass. We had a great discussion about who would need to use a compass and why and even linked the magnetic fields to our science work last term! We had great fun on the field getting to use the compasses and then had to direct each other from one point to another.
  • 22
    Mar

    Spelling - Wordle

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Alongside our spelling lessons, we spend part of Whole Class Reading looking at the spellings of words and discussing vocabulary. We have used Wordle as a great way to help with our spelling. It has been a great way to encourage critical thinking skills as the children have found successful strategies for solving the puzzle.
  • 17
    Mar

    Geography - Physical and human

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been looking at physical and human geography and comparing Berkeley, Gloucestershire with Cinque Terre, Italy. We have used Google Maps to take a closer look at these locations and worked in groups to find similarities and differences between the two locations. Year 3 have sorted features into either physical or human and written brief descriptions for each one.
  • 16
    Mar

    RE

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    This week Year 3 looked at the first half of the Easter story and hunted for clues which suggested Jesus may have been aware of what was going to happen to him. We found the following : 1) Jesus said the bread was his body and wine his blood, almost leaving his followers with things to remember him by. 2) He said to his disciples it would be his last supper 3) He told his disciples he was going away. This term we are considering why good Friday is known as 'good' given the events that occurred!
  • 15
    Mar

    STEAM Week

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been loving our science, technology, engineering, arts and maths focus this week. Year 3 had to try and make a contraption to lift an egg off the ground. They loved working in groups and using all of the resources around the class to problem solve together.
  • 10
    Mar

    D.T - Sewing

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are sewing this term. We have looked at traditional clothing of different European countries and decided which ones we could try and replicate. We had lots of fun trying to tie knots and keep our thread in the needles! We have templates for shirts and shorts to add to our designs in the next few weeks.
  • 07
    Mar

    Food tasting

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Our catering providers, Aspens, held a taste testing session this morning. Chef Russell provided the children with a range of fresh fruit and vegetables to sample. There was even a mini quiz to check how many of the products we could remember. Basil and watermelon was a surprisingly delicious combination.
  • 04
    Mar

    Music - recognising symbols

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We had a fantastic session this afternoon identifying the symbols for a minim, crotchet and semibreve. We worked in groups to clap along with how many beats they represented before joining together for one big "Clap The Beat Challenge."
  • 03
    Mar

    World Book Day

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We loved coming to school as our favourite character from a children's classic tale. We've enjoyed lots of discussion about our favourite books and even got to choose two new books each for our class library, kindly donated by parents and carers.