On Friday 9th November, we took time to remember those who had lost their lives fighting for their country. We made poppies in remembrance of soldiers who died in World War One and planted them in our Remembrance Garden.
We then took part in a whole school service and paid our respects by holding a two minute silence.
In the afternoon, we mixed paints and used lines when painting to create a World War One sunset silhouette.
We took part in a photo treasure hunt around our outdoor area. We had to follow clues from different viewpoints to complete the hunt.
We considered the human and physical features we could see in our immediate local area.
To introduce our new topic, Let it Shine, we had the opportunity to take part in a Planetarium session.
Inside a scientist named Ben taught us all about the power and size of our Sun. Did you know that you could fit 116 Earth's side by side across the width of the Sun? It is huge!
During some of our PE sessions, we have been developing our dance skills.
We have been listening to music that reflects the icy polar regions of Earth. We have worked together on developing travelling actions to convey Arctic animals. We have been using our bodies to create actions and shapes, linking these into a sequence.
This week we have been focusing on Science, investigating how magnets work.
We completed a Concept Cartoon to share our ideas about how the poles of magnets react to each other.
What an exciting half term this is going to be for us all. We look forward to getting to know your children and sharing their learning journey as they start Key Stage Two.
Our first topic is 'Poles Apart', where we will be investigating magnets in Science and finding out about the Polar regions of Earth.
To introduce our topic this half term, we watched Miss Hooson and Mrs Mason perform some magic tricks with cards and magnets.
Then we got to try some tricks with magnets ourselves. These included making magnets dance, moving magnets without touching them and guiding balls through mazes.
What an amazing Year it has been for us in Year 3 this year! We started off the year by exploring force and magnetism in Science; we even had our own magnetic magic show as part of our WOW.
From fractions, to times tables, to written methods of column addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, maths lessons have developed our resilience and growth mindset. We love a challenge and we show determination to complete it!
Creativity and imagination are characteristics build upon in Art and Design this year. We studied different artists and used their ideas to create our own art.
For many of us SAMBA drumming lessons have been a highlight of Year 3. We worked together and produced several pieces of music, performing our final piece to the rest of the school. A great achievement!
Well done Year 3, you have worked hard this Year and you should be very proud of yourselves, we certainty are. Keep up the hard work in Year 4!
Take a look at some of our fantastic learning from the past year.
During Year 3, we have had an amazing time learning about how the past has influenced the future in relation to our ‘Groovy Greeks’ topic. We excelled in our very own ‘Boundary Olympic Games’ where we were split into four nations and competed to win the title. The winners were ‘USA’ with Finley as their captain. Cheering each other on, we showed how we are ‘Always’ children who show many of the schools’ characteristics.
From ‘Forces’ to ‘Light’ to ‘Animals including humans’ we have learnt a variety of scientific topics where we learnt how to use an investigative mind to help set up experiments to aid our subject knowledge. In Maths, we have shown that we are resilient in learning new things and how to be perseverant when faced with challenging tasks. During our Reading Into Writing journeys we have written a range of genres and particularly enjoyed our journey of writing following a story that Dan Worsley had written especially for us. We enjoyed listening to him telling a story and how to recreate our own version of it. We spent the morning retelling our stories to Dan, where we wore his waistcoat and acted in his role as an author.
We have all thoroughly enjoyed Year 3 and we can’t wait to see what challenges await us Year 4.
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