Year 3

Friday 9th October
Friday 2nd October
 

This week, it was Year 3’s turn to visit Forest school with Miss Owens.
Our challenge was to make a bird’s nest, it had to be warm and balanced off the ground. The children had such a good time exploring the different locations around the forest school and finding materials they could use.
I wonder what our next challenge will be?

In English we have begun our new topic, we’re looking at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Have you read this book by Roald Dahl?
It’s great! 
We’ve enjoyed writing character descriptions and setting descriptions of the wonderful chocolate room. It made us all very hungry! Next week we will be creating our own setting and writing our own narratives based on this storyline.
In RHE, our objective was ‘Anchoring Anxiety’. We discussed and shared the different emotions and feelings we have all experienced during the coronavirus pandemic and began to discuss effective strategies to support us with managing these feelings.
Finally, we held our school council elections. The children read out reasons why they should be chosen and how they could help the school. I have counted all the class votes and the results will be revealed on Monday!

Have a good weekend, Miss Bell :) 

Friday 25th September

This week we have worked really hard in English with our instructions writing including imperative verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Some of us created some really gruesome recipes including slime, zombie toenails, rat tails and even some body parts!  
Can you tell someone in your household what an imperative verb is?

 

We've enjoyed developing control with our dribbling skills in hockey, ready to move onto incorporating dribbling and passing together next week. In Multi-skills this week we worked on balance and aim enjoying a really competitive game rolling the tennis balls onto cones to get the most points.

 

In RHE this week our objective was ‘Caring for Others’. The children began by focusing firstly on self-care; how they feel and what they like about themselves. We then discussed the feelings of others around them and identified what 'empathy' looks like. The children shared some lovely thoughts about emotions and feelings.


We finally celebrated European Language Day today looking at different languages spoken all over Europe during our French lesson. 
Do you know roughly how many different languages are spoken in London?

We've had sunshine, rain and blistering winds this week, I wonder what the weekend will bring... Have a lovely time!
Miss Bell 

Friday 18th September
Welcome to our Year 3 Blog!
This week, Year 3 have worked really hard and have completely settled into their new class routines! 
We’ve had a jam packed first two weeks and we are enjoying all of our topics so far :)

In PE, we have continued to work on static balances in our Multi-skills lesson and worked on push passing in Hockey. In RE, we began our ‘Homes’ topic with some wonderful spiritual art, we discussed some questions on our new display to get us thinking about what we enjoy most about our own homes. 
In Music we have been looking at crochets, quavers and rests. We have enjoyed clapping to the beats and hoping to use instruments next week! 
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! 
Miss Bell

We have begun our new ‘Other Faiths’ topic in RE this week. We learnt all about Judaism through our focus on places of worship. We discussed features of a synagogue and the different symbols inside.
Can you remember what boys must wear inside a synagogue?

Next week we are hosting a zoom call with the United Hebrew Congregation to ask questions and find out more about the faith. Unfortunately, we can’t go for a visit this year with the current situation, but we’re all looking forward to our zoom.
 In Science with Miss Hamer the children looked all the different bones in a skeleton and had a go trying to rebuild their own- such fun!
Can you name any bones?
In English, the children wrote their own narratives based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I can’t believe how good they are; I’ve been completely blown away. I’m 100% sure we have some young authors in this class who will go on to write some unbelievable stories in the future :)  

We have ended our week with our ‘Brighten Up’ day to celebrate the harvest and to raise money for CAFOD! Year 3 were super colourful and energetic today, we’ve had a great time!
Year 3, you have worked really hard this week, I am very proud of you all! 

Have a lovely weekend, Miss Bell x

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