Year 3 Blog
Welcome to Year 3. You will find a blog at the end of each term here letting you know what we have been up to.
Outdoor Day - Plants
We had such a wonderful day learning all about plants for our Science with Andy Peck. We went outside to look at the different plants around our school, learning how plants grow and why certain flowers look the way they do. It was great fun collecting a rainbow of nature to keep in our work books too.
During STEM week we looked at different ways to investigate Science with Maths. We had a quiz, made structures to hold weight using only paper and held a competition to create a STEM sculpture.
Out winner built a boat and a lighthouse which were both powered by solar. Wow!
In May we took a step back in time to visit the Egyptians. We were able to watch mummifictation taking place. The body was surrounded by important items that belonged to the person. We also played some Egyptian themed games.
The Secret Garden
We have had a very busy half term. To start off the new year we were visited by a theatre company called M&M Theatre. They performed a fantastic version of The Secret Garden. We loved the amazing set they built in our school hall and their singing and acting was great too.
We have been working very hard this year to research, write about and create strcutures to represent the lives of those in the Stone, Bronze & Iron ages. We spent an afternoon showing off our work to parents in the school hall. We hope they enjoyed it!
World Book Day
World book day wa s afun filled day full of books and familiar characters. Each class had a book they had to look at for the whole day. We looked at the books in many different ways creating art, writing and even maths. The costumes were very impressive. Here were our winners!
We were lucky enough to have a day of outside learning with Andy Peck. He did lots of fun activities with us linked to Science and how we can make connections when talking about animals and their habitats.
We have also been outside to do some orienteering around the school. It was a wet afternoon but we thoroughy enjoyed ourselves.
In our art lessons this term we have been using wool to weave. We used a cardboard loom to weave different colours of wool and then made wings and beaks to create an owl. It took us a while to get used weaving but we are very pleased with the outcome!
We were lucky enough to have a visit from The Travelling Book Fair where we could all go to the library after school and buy books for home. There was a wide variety of books- even some to buy our little brothers and sisters. The school also raised enough money to get more books for the library.
Image Musical Theatre came into school to perform 'The Sword In The Stone'. We loved the funny characters and the songs. The company taught us some of the words to the songs so that we couldn sing along and join in with the play. They also used some children to act out some parts which was very fun to watch.
In RE we have been learning about Christianity and the places that people worship. To help us understand how Christian's come together, we walked up to St Hugh's church and were greeted by Reverend Martyn. We sat around the nativity scene whilst listening to the story of Christmas. Some people even won choclate bars for listening very carefully.
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Reverend Martyn Shea
Year 3 worked hard all term to rehearse the acting and songs for the school Christmas play. It was lovely to have the school and our parents come to watch. The actors were brilliant and we were so proud of how well they learnt their lines. We had some soloists too who sang beautifully infront of everyone.
What a fantastic day we had! We learnt all about ways to stop bullying by singing along and dancing to rock songs. The teachers had a dance off and Mr Bright won!