TOGO NOGO A*Stars

Over the last few weeks in our PSHE lessons, we have been learning about Road Safety.   We have been using the A*Stars website to learn about the different aspects of Road Safety.

Before we went on our walk in the local area, we watched some videos, looked at pictures and had some discussions about the different hazards that we might come across while we are walking, or using the roads and pavements.

We had a visit from the A*Stars team yesterday who took us out with our teachers to help us learn more about Road Safety.  We walked out of school, over the bridge, across the pedestrian crossing and into Tame Road.

While we were walking, we had to look out for hazards such as:

  • drives
  • moving cars
  • bins on the pavement
  • holes on the ground
  • T-junctions
  • parked cars

We learned that we must always:

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN AND THINK!

Safer internet week

This week marks safer internet week. Today, Year 3 completed a session all about being safe when using the internet.

As a class we discussed what permission means and what it means to have permission. We shared ideas of what we need permission for when using the internet, when it is safe to give permission and even practised giving permission.

Year 3 wanted to say, they really liked playing the permission game and they enjoyed working as a group.

Be internet safe!

A visit from Mr Bennett

This week we had another visit from Mr Bennet the music teacher. We stomped and clapped to create a beat. It was so much fun! We also learnt how to read some music 🎼

Year 3 really enjoyed their music session.

Thank you Mr Bennett😁

Pupil leadership

This week we have joined together with Nursery for two sessions. On Monday we created some icy art work based on protecting the polar bears and on Tuesday we worked together to make some Chinese lanterns as part of our Chinese New Year celebrations. The children also enjoyed doing some research on how to protect the polar bears as well as learning all about Chinese New Year.

The children would like to say that they have really enjoyed working with Nursery this week. We love joining together to help the littler ones and can’t wait to meet again! Thank you to our Nursery friends for sharing these experiences with us 🙂

Good Remembering!

This week Year 3 have been working towards retelling chapter 1 of ‘The Snow Queen’.

Today, we have used actions to help us complete an oral retell of chapter 1.

The children worked really well together and have produced part of a fantastic retell.

Catch!

Today, Year 3 have partnered up with Nursery for PE. The Y3 children have been teaching Nursery how to throw and catch.

We used a few different techniques; overarm throw, underarm throw and we tried rolling the ball and stopping it.

The children had lots of fun and it was clear that everyone was able to improve their throwing and catching skills. Well done everyone!

Miss Hazel is very proud of how Year 3 behaved during the session. They are super role models to our partnership class 🙂 Can’t wait to meet again!

Ice Worlds

Today the children arrived at school to find our classroom had been frozen! The classroom is covered in snow, ice and plenty of sparkle.

We were challenged to hunt around the classroom for 12 letters. Eventually, we found all of the letters and also some clues that led us to work out our new book this term will be ‘The Snow Queen’. We used the clues and the front cover of our book to make some icy predictions about what we thought the story will be about.

The children spent the rest of the day completing other icy activities. We had a go at some music marking to a mystical winter soundscape and created a piece of art that shows a winter landscape using oil pastel and chalk.

Year 3 are so excited to immerse themselves into the Ice Worlds topic, we just can’t wait to see what other snowy treats we have lined up 🙂

A special WWII visitor

Today Year 3 have had a very special visitor. Alan, who was just 9 years old during the war, came into school to tell us all about his experience as a a child during WWII. 

Before the visit, the children prepared some questions to ask Alan. You can see a few examples in the pictures below. Alan told the children all about rationing, children being evacuated, air raid shelters, what it felt like when Neville Chamberlain announced the war and much more.

Year 3 would like to say a very big thank you to Alan for visiting today. We have gained even more knowledge of what it was like to live through WWII, which is brilliant as part of our ‘I Remember’ topic. 

Listening to Alan tell us what foods were rationed during WWII.
Alan telling us about wearing a gas mask.

Savage Stone Age!

On Friday 23rd November, Years 3 and 4 had a special Stone Age activity afternoon in the woods to experience a little of what life would have been like in prehistoric Britain.  We sampled some foods that Stone Age people would have gathered, collected wood for the fire, made shelters, created cave paintings and other art from natural materials and made wooden arrows / spears.

Investigating Friction

This week in Science Year 3 have investigated the effects of friction on different surfaces. We used ramps covered with different materials such as sandpaper and carpet to test the effects of friction on a toy car. 

We began by making a prediction then, completing the investigation, followed by a recording of our results in a table. We are super scientists in Year 3!

The children said that they enjoyed this investigation very much! Keep up the good work Year 3 🙂