News and pictures
To celebrate the end of Children's Mental Health week (and half term!) Years 3 and 4 joined together in a mindfulness walk around the playground. Whilst walking, we were thinking and talking about how we'd expressed ourselves and also reflected on what has been happening in the world this week and how fortunate we all are that we were able to donate money to such an important cause.
DT - Making photoframes
In Year 3 we have been making photoframes. We were looking at the structure, design and audience of a photoframe. We looked at a range of different shapes, designs and styles of photoframes to help us in designing our own. We had lots of fun using the DT equipment! The glue gun was our favourite part! Some of the skills we were working on, were:
- create a plan which shows order, equipment and tools
- make design decisions
- select suitable tools/equipment, explain choices; begin to use them accurately
- select appropriate materials, fit for purpose.
- begin to measure, mark out, cut and shape materials/components with some accuracy
- begin to assemble, join and combine materials and components with some accuracy
Persia and Greece Day
Today we enjoyed an exciting Persian and Greek day! we all dressed up in costumes and transported ourselves back in time to the 12th Century BC to and retell the legendary Greek story of the Trojan war and the fall of the city of Troy. We enjoyed acting and participating in the drama and storytelling session and also enjoyed feasting on a delicious banquet filled with tasty Greek food, including pitta bread, olives, grapes, dates and melon. A memorable day was relished by all. Thank you to all of the generous parents and carers who prepared, sliced and chopped all of the food contributions for their class and supported this wonderful, 'History of the page' day!
Read With Me workshop
We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon reading with some extra special adults in our class! We hope you enjoyed seeing how we read in our lessons and how we use VIPERS to understand a text. Next up in March...Calculate with me!
Year 3's visit to the Wetlands
On Wednesday 11th January, Year 3 visited the Firs Farm Wetlands which is a short walk from our school. The aim of the visit was to be inspired by nature and the natural environment, which has linked to our studies in Art on Henri Rousseau. We used our school iPads to take photos of what we could find and created a mood board when returning to school. We really enjoyed our visit and saw lots of interesting wildlife and odd objects!
Odd Socks Day, Celebrating how special and unique we all are in year 3 on 14/11/22.
Year 3 PE - Working as a team to use our bodies to create letters
For Black History Month we have been studying Nigeria and Ghana in Africa. We have learnt about the types of traditional food dishes prepared. We were inspired by the range of tropical foods and made Nigerian food plates out of playdough and 3D modelling materials to represent the rich variety of food eaten in Nigeria. These included Yams, Cassava, Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Plantains and Okra. Here are our amazing food plate photographs!