Year 3 have started their new topic named Choco Block. We are looking at all things chocolate including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This week we completed an experiment to test whether a coated chocolate lasted longer than a chocolate button when held in our hands. The children held a minstrel in one hand and a button in the other while their teacher read the poem Chocolate by Michael Rosen. Then they showed us the results. Here they are......
To complete our research into the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, Year 3 enjoyed a day at Creswell Crags, near Worksop. We spent the day as Stone Age people, hunting reindeer, building shelters, lighting fires, creating cave art and even exploring a Stone Age cave!
All of Year 3 were invited to Barnsley College to take part in a regional Indoor Athletics competition. We had a fantastic afternoon with all children trying a variety of different track and field events! All six teams performed very well and demonstrated their sporting prowess, competing with 3 other schools.
Last week Year 3 were visited by the local fire service! We learned a lot about their Fire Safety Project, including the importance of having working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan. We also learned how to make a 999 call in case we are ever in an emergency.
Year 3 have been thinking about bullying and this year's Anti-Bullying week theme of 'Choose Respect'. We worked together to think about what this means to us and why it is important to Respect each other.
We have been working hard in Year 3 to remember all of the service men and women in the armed forces who have fought in wars to protect the country. We discussed the importance of World War One and why we use poppies as a symbol of remembrance. We also hand-made our very own poppy to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at the end of World War One and wrote a formal letter to Sergeant Stubby, a brave dog who helped with the war effort, to say thank you for the sacrifices he made.
Thank you to all of Year 3's lovely parents for coming along to our Family Fun Session Monday morning. We had lots of fun creating cave art which is now adorning the walls of the display boards outside Year 3 classrooms. What a wonderful backdrop for our children's amazing Stone Age Boy stories. Thank you again!
This week in year 3, we became Stone Age artists! The children entered their very own Stone Age cave and created cave painting masterpieces! We have also continued our exploration into light and dark, looking at how shadows are formed and how they change.
This week in Science we have been finding out about light. We used our torches to check whether items around the class room were Opaque, Transparent or Translucent.
Welcome to Year 3! We have had a lovely week settling in and getting used to climbing those stairs to KS2. Already we are learning about the inventions the Stone Age made for us and how they helped us as part of our new topic ' People who help us'.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Welcome Meeting on the 10th September it was lovely to see you all. For those of you who could not attend I hope you received your welcome packs.
A few quick reminders - Year 3 have PE on Tuesday afternoon and Mr Cavanagh asks if we could have PE kits please. We also have swimming on Thursday morning.
In KS2 we reward reading at home. Once you have read for 25 days we award you in assembly and celebrate your achievement. We have 315 days from when we started school on 5th September 2018 to when we finish on 19th July 2019 which includes weekends and holidays so that 300 reads medal is well within our reach. So please keep reading!
We also have Class Dojo this year as a reward system and as a way that us teachers can keep you all up to date with what we are doing in class.
Additionally we will update the Year 3 blog each week to let you know what we are doing and all the fun we are having.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Miss Williams and Mr Cavanagh
Year 3 Blog
In Year 3 we have the ‘Wild Cheetahs' led by Mr Cavanagh and the ‘Wise Owls’ led by Miss Williams. We have lots of wonderful support staff who help us with our learning every day; they are Mrs Hill, Mrs Camm and Ms Wood.