To finish our science topic today we carried out an investigation to re create a stem. We joined straws together and had to see if we could transfer the water up the stem! It was hard work but lots of fun!
Today is Outdoor Classroom Day! This is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In Year 3 we took our PSHE learning outside and competed in some team working, playground games from around the world.
We started with a game from China called catch the dragon's tail. This entailed of us making a long chain by placing our hands on the person in fronts shoulders. We had 1 person as the head of the dragon and one as the tail and the head had to catch the tail! It was great fun!
We then played a game from the UK called Red Rover we had two equal sized teams All players in team A and in team B link arms to form two chains facing each other. Team A start by nominating somebody from team B to attempt to run and break through their chain. If the player manages to break through they return to their team and if not they join team A. The children were great at getting through the chain!
Great Teamwork Year 3!
A few parents have asked about the spelling app below are the details:
There are a range of apps called Squeebles and are created by 'KeyStageFun' who create exciting, colourful, educational games for children on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and Android (including Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices). We hope this helps your child in learning our Year 3 spellings! Remember to focus on the 3 highlighted ones if your child is struggling.
aIn maths we have been learning about the amount of days in each month, year and leap year. We have also been thinking about seconds in a minute and minutes in an hour. We have used this song to help us and we LOVE it!
Today some of our class decided to make a surprise visit to Y6. We performed some poetry for them to listen to, as we have heard so much about all the hardworking Y6 themselves put into learning poems off by heart. Our poem is linked to our Literacy and History topic on the Egyptians and is called Melvin the Mummy by Kenn Nesbit. We performed it so well, Y6 and Mrs Matthews were all really impressed!
Melvin the Mummy
Melvin the mummy, who lived near the Nile,
had worked as a mummy for more than a while,
for mummies can go their entire careers
without a vacation for thousands of years.
He guarded the pyramids day after day
to frighten the burglars and bandits away,
which meant, as he stood watching over the pharaohs,
he often got shot at with bullets and arrows.
His job was so stressful, the pay was so poor,
but, still, Melvin stayed and protected the door.
Until he got sick of his sad situation
and knew that he needed to take a vacation.
His crypt was so dark and so cold and so clammy,
he packed up his swimsuit and flew to Miami.
He thought he would stay there for just a few days,
enjoying the beach and absorbing some rays.
But, sadly, poor Melvin would never return,
and this is a lesson all mummies should learn:
Don’t take any trips or, like Melvin, you’ll find
vacations make mummies relax and unwind.
Year 3 & 4 enjoyed an exciting, fun packed day at Trinity Park last Thursday. The aim of the visit was to look at the role of farming and how food then gets to our table.
We were lucky enough to watch sheep shearing, sheepdog display and taste some foods including prawns, sausages, pea snaps and strawberries!
We got to ask lots of questions, especially when we visited the air ambulance and police.
The character Flat Stanley came along for the trip as well! See if you can spot him in the pictures!
Well done Year 3 for being super sensible on this warm day.
Today we have been working REALLY hard to write out our stories that we have written especially for a child in Year 1. We have spent along time planning a new adventure story for Paddington to go on and are now making our ideas in to a book with illustrations.
On Monday we are going to visit Year 1 and share our hard work with them.
Great work Year 3 - well done :-)