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Year 3

Adults in our class this year are: Our class teacher is Mrs Silverstone Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Dykes Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. We hope you enjoy reading our weekly blog below.

Week Ending 25/9/20

Today in P.E we practised our football skills.  We practised dribbling slowly and quickly and we practised stopping the ball.  We also played a dribbling game where we had to keep the ball inside a square.

Week Ending 2/10/20

Our History topic at the moment is the Stone Age.  This week we learned about what people ate during the Stone Age and how they got their food.  We went out into the school field and took it in turns to be  hunters and gatherers looking for animals, nuts, leaves and berries to eat. The gatherers had to be careful by making sure they only gathered food that was safe to eat by reading the information provided.

Week Ending 9/10/20

Our Art topic is linked to our History topic.  As we are learning about the Stone Age we will be making our own cave painting in Art.  We found out that people in the Stone Age used natural materials mixed with water to make paint.  In our Art lesson this week, we made paint using berries and turmeric.  We had a lot of fun!

Week Ending 16/10/20

This week in Science, we started our topic Rocks, Soils and Fossils.  We began looking at the properties of rocks.  We discussed the words hard, soft, cleavage( breaks), friable (crumbles), streak test, colour, lustre (shine) and crystals.  We had a fantastic lesson of looking at and sorting different types of sweets that demonstrated the properties of rocks.  We then recorded our observations.

This week we also looked at sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks.  We made a sedimentary sandwich which helped us to see the different layers of sedimentary rocks.  We also used chocolate chips to make metamorphic and igneous rocks.

Week Ending 23/10/20

This week Christmas arrived in Year 3 as we were busy designing our Christmas cards.  They all look fab.

We also cheered Mr. Mellor on as he ran around the field to raise money for the school.

Week Ending 6/11/20

In Maths this week, we have been looking at the multiplication and division facts of the 2,5 and 10 times table  One of our activities was to go on a division facts of the 2x table treasure hunt.  We worked out the answers to the division facts and went around the field looking for the answers and corresponding letters.  The letters then made up a sentence.  We had a great time.

Week Ending 13/11/20

In conjunction with our Stone Age to Iron Age topic, in D&T we are making houses from that era.  This week we made Mesolithic houses using sticks, felt and string.  We had great fun doing it. 

We also marked Remembrance Day by making poppies and doing the 2 minute silence.

Week Ending 20/11/20

In P.E we have  been working very hard at learning a dance to the song I Need You from The Blues Brothers Musical.  Enjoy watching one of the groups perform their dance.

Week Ending 27/11/20

 In English, over the last two weeks, we have been looking at recounts.  We looked at the features of recounts and the different types of recounts.  We have been looking at the devastation of Pompeii, when Mount Vesuvius erupted in Ad 79.  We read a book called Escape from Pompeii, looked at video clips, read information and looked at a letter written by someone who lived close to Pompeii.  We became journalists and wrote a recount of this event in the style of newspaper reports.

I found it very difficult to decide whose work to show you as everyone did a fantastic job.

Week Ending 4/12/20

Our new Science topic is Food and Our bodies.  We talked about the things all living things need and we used MRS GREN to help us.  We also looked at the different food groups and what food we need to keep us healthy.  We then moved on to talking about our bones, muscles and joints.  We know that our skeleton, muscles and joints give us support, protection and help us to move.  We also know that muscles work in pairs.  Ask your child about bicep and tricep muscles.  We also know the names of the joins in our bodies and where they are.  

Click on the link below to listen to the song we have been listening to which gives the scientific names for our bones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg6kW8vlIzY

 

 

Week Ending 13/12/20

This week we learned about Chanukah, the Jewish festival of light.  We read the story of Chanukah and found out about the traditions.  One of the Chanukah traditions is to play the dreidel game, so that’s what we did.

Week Ending 18/12/20

This week we have been doing lots of Christmas activities.  In English we re-wrote the song 12 Days of Christmas and Christmas acrostic poems and in Maths we worked out how many gifts  were given throughout the 12 Days of Christmas song.  We also made Christmas cards, Christmas hats and calendars.

Year 3 wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Week Ending 8/1/21

Well done to all those working hard at home.

Week Ending 15/1/21

Well done to all those working hard at home.  We have started our Art topic of Mountain Views and this week we were looking at Mountain Landscapes and looking at the way the artist painted the pictures.

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