Class 3 were lucky enough to visit the Skylark Centre on Tuesday 24th May. The sun was shining and the weather was glorious. Class 3 were ready to take part in lots of Science themed, fun activities. They went on a Woodland Walk and discovered different leaves and identified them. They also found different animal prints and tried to investigate who had created them. They were also lucky enough to go pond dipping and found all sorts of amazing creatures. Also, we were privileged enough to stroke a hedgehog. We learnt that you can identify if a hedgehog is poorly if you see them in the day light. We were also amazed to learn that there is a swan hospital at the Skylark Centre, and we learnt about the caring nature of the team that look after them . Finally, we were very excited to take part in workshops that taught us all about rocks and soils and we were even lucky enough to make (and bring back to school) our very own wormery.
We have been working very hard on many different pieces of work in Year 3. We have studied fractions, looked at perpendicular, parallel, vertical and horizontal lines. We have put into practice our orienteering skills when investigating the properties of shapes and we have also been taking part in coordinate activities.
Our topic for Spring term is called "Food for thought". In Class 3 we love food, but we also love broadening our minds and discussing different things. Take a look at What Spring Term has had in store for us so far .....
At the beginning of the term we looked at, and tasted various (tasty) fruits. We then used our imaginations to describe the flavours and tastes we experience. Why not look at some of our amazing work?
Also, we decided to look at different form of writing; letter writing. Using a French film to inspire us (Le genie de la boite de raviolis), we wrote a letter to the genie, trying to persuade him to grant us two wishes. Yes! Two wishes, not three. Again, some of our beautiful work is ready to wow you. If you were the genie, would you grant our wishes?
We used Michael Rosens poem "Chocolate" to get messy and have fun with poetry. We loved his chocolate cake performance.
We have also been lucky enough to have visited by Tesco, to take part in the "Build a Weet-a-buddy. Could you follow our simple and easy instructions?
We have been so busy with our writing, we just can't wait to share it all with you. Feel free to browse the images to sample some of our hard work.
In Maths we have been very busy measuring! We have measured capacity, mass, length and soon we will be looking at time. Once we are finished with that, we will be looking at fractions and more word problems relating to all these exciting skills. We particularly enjoyed estimating how many times we could do particular activities in a certain amount of time. Miss Farthing gave us 30 seconds, and asked us to estimate how many times we could write the alphabet! The answer (for most of us was, zero!) However, when she was much fairer and gave us one minute (60 seconds) we were able to complete the task. Kenny and Elizabeth were particularly impressive because they used 30 seconds to help them estimate how many times they could complete an activity in 60 seconds, as they realised all they needed to do was double the answer.
We have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory recently, and guess what? Mr Wonka himself, and his Oompa Loompas paid us a visit! They snuck in and delivered the golden box. He asked us to write an advert for his new chocolate bar, and we had to use alliteration. Why not look at our fabulous response on our display? He was impressed with our work and sent us the golden envelope with a letter in, thanking us for our time.
As you can see in Art we have been focusing on colour wheels, and designing our own. This skill has been handy in helping us mix colours to illustrate our food based pieces of writing.
In French, not only have we been asking genies for wishes, but we have been watching the French film version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have been looking at the foods he has eaten; and decided whether we like them (j'aime ca bien) or if we do not (je n'aime pas ca). We have also started creating our own French movie which we look forward to sharing with you soon. Within this we discuss foods, days of the weeks, colours and numbers!
In R.E we have been reading about the Good Samaritan and deciding how we can help others. Do you think we have worked well? Do you think we make Good Samaritans?
Time has flown so quickly this half term in Class 3! Miss Farthing and Class 3 have been so busy with lots of activities. Miss Farthing is really proud of how well we are settling down into our new Junior environment. Take a sneak peek at some of the activities we have been doing during our topic of Spot the difference!
In Class 3 we have been working hard consolidating our knowledge of place value and numbers. We have then used and applied this knowledge to learn the column addition method. We have worked amazingly hard on this method, and are trying our best to apply it to solve some problems. We feel really proud of our achievements in maths so far, and we can't wait to start looking at column subtraction, using the <>and = symbols correctly, and applying these skills to many problem solving activities.
Miss Farthing has been pushing our imagination and use of adjectives recently. We have taken part in various activities to help us use different, interesting and exciting adjectives.
First of all, we got to grips with ice..... really we did! Miss Farthing let us feel blocks of ice, and use this experience to describe the ice. Miss Farthing's favourite description was "the ice is cloudy, like there is a storm inside". Why not look at some of our amazing work? We tried really hard to illustrate our final pieces with pastel. We're proud of them, are you?
Also, Miss Farthing sent us "searching for Spring" (a funny thing to ask for in Autumn!) But, nevertheless, we used our detective skills to find evidence of Spring. We found green grass, colourful flowers and heard all sorts of animal noises. To help us, Miss Farthing also played to us different videos from Spring time. We had to listen first to the sounds and write down what we thought we could hear. She then showed us the videos, and we were amazed! There were all sorts of Spring time animals, beautiful flowers and rushing rain. We particularly enjoyed watching the slow motion videos of lowers opening. Miss Farthing was impressed with our description of "beautiful flowers opening and waving hello". She thought this was really personal. You can see some of our great work below!
We are currently in the process of writing recounts about our trip to Tesco. We would be more than happy for you to look at our pictures, and watch this space for some more incredible work.
We are also looking forward to writing in different ways. Soon, Miss Farthing will be asking us to investigate different poems, and applying different skills to write poems of our own.
As you have seen, Miss Farthing has been really busy pushing our writing, artistic and mathematics skills. After we have had a well deserved rest in the half term break, we will be coming back and researching various religions and different religious festivals. we will use our ICT skills to take part in a Geography investigation and we will apply our speaking and listening skills to tell others what we have learnt.
Of course we can't wait to share all of this with you, when we have plenty of work and photos to show you.
Bye bye for now, Class 3!
We thought you would like to take a look at us having a great time in our P.E lessons.