Our final Role Models and Merit Award winners of the year! Well done to a fabulous year of manners, behaviour, attitudes, team spirit and focus!
Well done to our super Role Model who is always thinking of others and is a real friend to everyone in the class. To our Merit Award winners for always giving their best and trying their hardest, taking pride in their work and for being very persuasive in both their writing and performance.in English this week.
English: Persuasive writing. The children bought in a toy and had to persuade the class using all the persuasive features they'd learnt so far as to why they couldn't live without it; using both dialogue and graphics.
Enterprise Challenge Day. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing and being able to buy the products that Y6 had worked so hard making.
On Wednesday the children put on a brilliant Musical Showcase for their parents, grandparents and carers.
Wanna Be Like You
If I Can Dream
Let Me Entertain You
In Science the children learnt how to recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a source is blocked by a solid object by investigating the best material for curtains for a baby's bedroom.
It's definitely a 'boy' thing this week! Congratulations to our Role Models for their behaviour, listening skills and manners. Well done to our Merit Award winner for his fabulous writing assessment about the scariest day living in The Stone Age. Beautifully written with superb features, fantastic vocabulary and great use of our Vocab Ninja words!
In Art this week the children enjoyed experimenting in their sketchbooks with different medium to create different effects having been given words such as: shiny, rough, smooth, feathery, prickly etc.
On Tuesday morning we were treated to The Choir performing Oliver.
We had great fun designing and making sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful UV light.
Over the year we have been investigating the effects Of Ultra Violet light on materials using coloured tissue paper. We made some interesting designs using the tissue paper and placed them in the window, in artificial light and in a cupboard where they wouldn't get any light. We made a prediction at the beginning of the year and written a conclusion at the end of the experiment.
Science: we looked at what happened to our eyes when they we exposed to light after closing them for 30 seconds!
Well done to our Super Role Model and Merit Award winners this week! Fabulous friends to all, amazing attitudes and wonderful work!
Science: using mirrors to follow lines!
The Mirror Maze
Well done to our fabulous Role Model whose behaviour and manners are impeccable both in and out of school and to our three Merit Award winners this week. Huge congratulations for fabulous missing number and problem solving in Maths, for an amazing Powerpoint all about The Romans presented most articulately and finally to our superstar Hand Writer and Star Writer of the week for her superb Performance Poem called We're Going on a Celt Hunt.
We've finally completed all our Klee artwork which we are all very proud of!
Dewa Roman Trip: we had a fabulous day in Chester, the children thoroughly enjoyed going back to The Roman times and being a soldier for the day.
In English this week we have been looking at Performance Poetry. We've written our own 'Roman' poems based on the poem 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Here we are practising our poetry.
Well done to our wonderful Role Model who's come back to school with an excellent attitude and is a good friend to all and to our fabulous Merit Award winners for producing some excellent work this week.
Watching 'The Creative Writing Show' live on air was a real treat for the children on Friday afternoon. They heard from famous writers and illustrators what inspires them.
Our new topic in Science this term is Light. The children started off by learning that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light by taking part in a 'feely bag' investigation.
Congratulations to Mrs Martin who is now Mrs Hudson. The children some lovely messages to the happy couple on their special day.
Our final Role Model and Merit Award winners for this half term. A huge congratulations to our wonderful Role Model for her kindness and patience and to our Merit Award winners for their attitude and perseverance in their learning and fabulous participation in class discussions.
In Geography the children have been looking at the effects of deforestation. On their home tables they discussed the positive and and negative effects and ranked them in order of importance.
RE: The children have been learning all about the work of World Vision.
Computing and Geography: researching and looking at the animals that live in tropical rainforests. The children then stood up and talked about what they'd found out to the rest of the class.
It's definitely a boy thing this week! Huge congratulations to our delightful Role Model whose always helpful and polite and to our three Merit Award winners for being super scientists and fantastic writers!
To round off our brilliant Geography Day Year 3 enjoyed a very welcome ice lolly and Boogie Friday outside.
Wednesday 16th May - Our Year 3 choir members had the amazing privilege of visiting Media City with Mr. Cunliffe this morning to watch and hear the BBC Philharmonic perform live! The 'Three Pieces for Orchestra' concert was presented by Radio 3's Tom Redmond and included orchestral pieces, such as; Nimrod by Elgar, March of the Valkyries by Wagner and Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky. We absolutely loved it! There are some videos on the 3C blog, if you'd like a sneak-peak at what we saw!
This week there are two amazing Role Models, chosen for their outstanding manners, behaviour and attitude to school life and one Merit Award Winner chosen for her perseverance in writing her Greek Myth story and for her tremendous work ethic! Congratulations to all three of you!
What a wonderful way in which to end the week: we had some very special visitors special visitors!
Geography: The life cycle of a plant. To start the lesson the children talked in pairs about what they already know of life cycles and shared their ideas with the class.
The children learnt about the five stages every plant goes through: germination, growing and flowering, pollination, fertilisation and seed formation, and seed dispersal.
Acting out the life cycle of a plant.
The life cycle of a flower.
The children learnt that there were a number of ways in which seeds can be dispersed: water, wind, shaking, dropping, bursting, eating and carrying. They were given various pictures of seeds and and had to decide how each is dispersed.
Seed dispersal: by animal
Our first Klee inspired watercolour paintings are finished!
Y3P were superstars in Computing today. They designed a number of different animations onto the LED display on their microbits and then created code to make their designs appear and disappear using the following code: show LEDs, pause for 1000 milliseconds and clear screen, all surrounded by a 'forever loop'. They then went on to create a fading heart which gradually faded in and out within a tenth of a second.
A huge congratulations to our Role Model for his fabulous behaviour, manners and acts of kindness and to our Merit Award winners for their perseverance in in their learning showing that they really can do it!
The children have been busy writing their very own Greek Myth this week, focusing on a different paragraph each day using the layout of a story mountain. Finally, writing up their story in their Creative Writing books. their ideas and writing are absolutely fabulous!
In Art the children have been studying the artist Paul Klee and have developed their own composition having used one of Klee's quotes: A line is a dot that went for a walk.
Geography: To remember the layers of a Rainforest, the children acted out the layers: Emergent.
Well done to our wonderful Role Model, who just comes into class and quietly gets on with her work and to our two Merit Award winners for their focus and attitude to their learning.
The children were treated to a fabulous production of Alice in Wonderland!
Red table's 'Rainforest Weather Forecast' for Daintree, Queensland, Australia.
Purple table's 'Rainforest Weather Forecast' for Kuching, Malaysia.
Blue table's 'Rainforest Weather Forecast' for Macapa, Brazil.
Green table's 'Rainforest Weather Forecast' for Singapore.
Yellow table's 'Rainforest Weather Forecast' for Antalaha, Madagascar.
Huge congratulations to our new School Council Reps as voted in by the class.
All the children have come back to school very eager to learn and have worked incredibly hard this week, which made it a very difficult task to choose this week. So, well done to about beautifully mannered Role Model who’s always smiling and to our two Merit Award winners for their amazing reading comprehension skills: inference, understanding and being able to gather evidence from a text. And finally, to our ‘Class Hand writer’ of the week, who’s managed to totally transform his writing. Congratulations to all four of you!
French: having learnt to count up to 20 for our class assembly the children have learned the next set of numbers and now can count up to 60. To make it fun and consolidate their learning we had great fun playing bingo on ‘Topic Tables’.
Our new Science topic this term is ‘Plants’. This week the children learnt to identify and describe the functions of a plant and played a pairs game to match parts of a plant with their functions to reinforce their learning. They then set up a science experiment to explore the requirements of plants for life and growth by investigating what plants need to grow well. Over the next few weeks they will observe their plants and record their findings.
What a fantastic end to the term! Huge congratulations to our wonderful Role Models for all their help, manners and attitude to their learning, and to our Merit Award winners for their hard work and focus!
Our Easter Service up at church. The children were all very well behaved and sang beautifully.
Our Easter baskets
Writing our play-scripts of The Three Little Pigs.
Stone Age jewellery
We're very proud of all our threading and making!
Science: investigating soil permeability.
Stone Age jewellery construction and basket making.
Observing our wormeries.
Huge congratulations to our fabulous Role Model and Merit Award winners for the huge amount of progress and their focus this term. You were all great ambassadors for the school this week on our school trip and are amazing friends to your peers.
Finally, after a month of colouring our Easter picture for St Mary’s Church is complete! We are very proud of all our artistic skills and our team effort!
At 2 pm the whole school went out for Sport Relief to skip, even the teachers joined in!
On Thursday the whole of Year 3 went To Tatton for a Stone Age experience, it was an amazing day: the children learned so much through all the ‘hands on’ activities. Their behaviour was impeccable, and they thoroughly enjoyed the whole day! The activities included were fire making, shelter making, hunting, cave painting, making wattle and daub and farming.
Animal skins were used for warmth and clothing
Wattle and daub
English - learning how to change dialogue in a story into a playscript.
Creative Week: Experience Easter - an interactive Easter Story
Experience Easter: Station 1 - Hopes and Dreams
Station 2 - Servant King
Station 3 - Remember Me
Station 4 - Alone
Station 5 - Sharing our Sorrow
Station 6 - The Empty Tomb
Reflection and Prayer: remembering the events that took place and understanding that the resurrection is important to Christians today as it gives them hope and a belief that there is life after death.
Science: Making our wormeries.
What a busy week we’ve had in Y3, which made it all the more difficult to choose a Role Model and the Merit Award winners! However, our new Role Model was chosen for his beautiful manners and conscientious attitude, always focused and keenness to learn. Our Merit Award winners for their hard work and participation in class discussions (always sitting nicely, hands always up and with HUGE smiles). Well done to all three of you, you are all a pleasure to have in the classroom!
How lovely to walk into Friday’s assembly to the accompaniment of one of the children from our class playing beautifully on the piano!
Following on from our planting of potatoes last week.....we already have some shoots!!
Looking at the properties of 3D shapes, investigating how many faces, vertices and edges different shapes have. Understanding the difference between a prism and a pyramid. There was much excitement once The Shape Shop was open for business. This is a game when someone rings the bell and describes the properties of a shape (they have access to the shapes which nobody can see), whomever names the shape correctly is then in charge of the shop and chooses another shape, describing the properties etc…)
DT: designing and making our very own Stone Age Jewellery out of clay.
Art: completing our colour wheels having learnt all about the primary and secondary colours we started to look at tertiary colours. We investigated different ways of drawing through using different techniques such as stippling, cross hatching, scumbling, varying pressure and layering. We worked with a design vocabulary and looked at how we could draw different textures.
English: in ‘Big Writing’ the children were given a variety of story starters and carried on writing having looked at how they could up level their sentences using adjectives and adverbs to create a different mood or feeling. As they completed their work, they read their stories out aloud to the class noting any corrections and then they swapped their work with a learning buddy to peer mark.
Maths: being able to identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and diagonal lines.
Huge congratulations to our wonder Role Models and Merit Winners this week. You’ve all been wonderfully helpful in the classroom, are fabulous friends and have stood out for your attitude and focus this week! Keep up the great work!
Such an inspiration! One of the children from 3P played the school into and out of assembly on Thursday…we were all blown away! Apparently, he practises for at least an hour a day!!
Maths: Fractions - a warm up activity….there was a lot of discussion and debating trying to decide which one was the odd one out?
Having written a ‘Wanted’ poster for our dastardly pirates, the children drew their character in Art. They began with a warm-up activity on whiteboards before illustrating their work.
Mrs Pope to the rescue! There was much excitement when we had a visitor hop into school this week! He / she was taken back to the pond where we thought it might be a little quieter!!
Mrs Thompson’s 500 word writing competition: Our Y3 winner....huge congratulations!
On Tuesday 6th March, we planted our potatoes! Fingers crossed!
Writing our Pirate Adventure Stories: Monday ‘The Opening’ Tuesday ‘The Build-Up’, Wednesday ‘The Climax’, Thursday ‘The Resolution’ and Friday ‘The Ending’. Each paragraph had a variant of an exciting sentence along with ‘BOYS’ sentences, targeting the use of adverbs and adjectives for description. On Friday for those that had completed their work, they began to write up their story in their Creative Writing books. They all worked incredibly hard and the results are some rather fabulous swashbuckling adventures!!
In DT the children had a go at making ‘Stone Age Jam’, using ingredients that would have been around in that era.
Well done to our wonderful Role Model for always trying her hardest and being an amazing friend and to our two Merit Award winners for working incredibly diligently and for their fabulous focus in both Math and English this week. Keep up the great work!
This week there was a bit of a competition going on, so there are two Role Models!! They have come back to school after our break with a fabulous attitude, great focus and superb behaviour! Well done to our Merit Winners who’ve got a Growth Mind-set of ‘I will be able to do it’ and because of their perseverance and persistence can now safely say, ‘I CAN do it!’ Wonderful division and multiplication in Maths and superb Adventure Story writing in English! Keep up the great work!
An Earthquake Siren Goes Off In A French Lesson
In Science our new topic is Rocks!
English: Pronouns – where are the children?
On Tuesday 20th February we began to ‘chit’ our potatoes for two weeks.
Wow, what a super end to our half term! All the children were fantastic in our Class Assembly and spoke with beautifully clear voices with loads of enthusiasm and expression! Well done to our Role Model for his superb portrayal of John the Baptist, his remarkably cool demeanor and beautiful intonation; and in class for his attitude to learning and being the most caring and wonderful friend to all. Congratulations to our superb Merit Award winners again for their wonderful acting (such a believable devil) and timing and in class for their amazing focus, attitude and sheer perseverance and persistence in everything they do.
Making Stone Age dwellings from paper and natural materials.
Completing our Monet waterlily pond pictures in oil pastels.
Praying in Colour: Our Lent Prayers
Cricket punctuation: forming punctuation with our bodies as a warm up to our SPAG lesson. Capital letter, full stop, comma, question mark and an exclamation mark!
Cricket in the rain again!
Our Class Assembly: Pancake Day & Lent
Receiving our swimming certificates during Monday's assembly.
On Friday morning we did things differently in Year 3: we had our own assembly for the presentation of our Role Model and Merit Awards in Mr Cunliffe’s class. Well done to our fabulous Role Models for their superb attitudes, focus and behaviour and to our amazing Merit Award winners for their superb writing, hand writing and hard work this week.
It’s been a very busy assessment week in Year 3. The children have worked extremely hard and all given their best, so what better way to end the week than to watch a pantomime. Mrs Sales organised a visiting theatre company to come in and perform Aladdin, which all the Junior children thoroughly enjoyed.
Huge congratulations to our beautifully mannered, helpful and very polite Role Model who ALWAYS puts 100% in to all her work. Our Merit Award Winners have been tenacious in their approach towards their English work, producing some wonderfully written and incredibly well presented Stone Age reports focusing on their targets. Well done to all three of you!
Sadly, our swimming lessons have come to an end! The children finished off by having a handball match in the pool, lots of laughter and screaming could be heard. Thankfully, the match ended as a draw!
As promised from last week’s blog: here are some of the amazing Stone Age non-chronological reports. They are fantastic: Mrs Martin commented that they were more like ‘Year 5’ work!
In English & History: - following on from the work of non-chronological reports; the children studied Skara Brae at the beginning of the week and then wrote an explanation text using De:de (description: detail) and N,w,w,w (Noun, which, where, who) sentences.
Unfortunately for the class it rained again this week in cricket, but we were lucky enough to be able to get into the small hall and then thankfully into the big hall for some very much needed ball skill and game practice.
In RE the children learnt about The Parable of the Soils. Then in their table groups they used sticky notes to write a few words about what kind of person was associated with each soil. This gave way to a fabulous lesson of discussion and reflection.
Wow! What a fabulous week we've had in Year 3P! A huge congratulations has to go to our superb Role Models whom epitomise everything a role model should possess - fantastic behaviour, manners, attitude and focus, but above all else this week, maturity! And then to our Merit Award Winners: for their 'I can do it' attitude in Maths and English, as well as 'hand-writer' of the week! All of the class could have received a merit for their brilliantly written and beautifully presented non-chronological Stone Age reports . Completed work to be photographed and blogged next week: so watch this space! Please keep up the great work!
Geography:- After a recap of what has been learnt so far: the structure and parts of a volcano, how the world 's crust covers the earth, the three different classifications of volcanoes, movement of the plates and having looked at the Ring of Fire; the children have been discussing the positives for and the negatives against, living near volcanoes.
In English the children have been busy writing up their non-chronological Stone Age report from the notes they'd made the previous week, with some very impressive results!
In Maths this week the children have been reinforcing their learning of multiplication and division facts using their times-tables in multiples of 10s and 100s. They have looked at number sentences and used the inverse to check their answers when working out problem solving questions.
What a fabulous start to the New Year! The children have come back to school with great attitudes and focus which made it all the more difficult to decide. Well done to our Role Model who has excelled in everything so far, fabulous manners, attitude and focus towards his work and with a huge smile on his face! To our wonderful Merit Award winners for being a Star Writer and Hand-writer of the week and to our super Geographer for being an encyclopedia of knowledge. Huge congratulations to all three of you, your awards were certainly well deserved!
Here they are having received their awards in Friday's assembly.
Wow both cricket and swimming in the first week back! The children were very excited to see Toby and thoroughly enjoyed their first lesson of cricket in 2018...role on summer!
In French the children have started to learn about 'Our School' and played a game using cards to show the french vocabulary of things in the classroom learnt so far.
In History the children have started to learn about The Stone Age, but in order to understand exactly when it happened they had to make a timeline of events in chronological order.
In Art the children looked at Stone Age Art and did some observational drawings in pencil in their sketchbooks.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our fabulous student teacher! All of 3P would like to thank and wish Miss Harrison all the best over the coming year: you'll be missed!
Our final dance-off at the end of term was quite a battle but was finally won by some magnificent groovers!
Finally, our fabulous Christmas books were finished and we got to take them home!
On our final day, we were all greeted by our naughty elf: Malteser who had decided to take down the Christmas tree, play snow angels and eat rather a lot of chocolate!
What a super way to round off the end of term and to celebrate all the children's hard-work. Lots of fun was had on the last day!
On Monday morning the children came into a very untidy classroom. Malteser, Moz and Fuzzy P seem to have had some fun with the 'sock-wipes' over the weekend!
Wow! What a super end to an amazing term! Well done to our Super Role Model and Merit Award winners! Wonderful singers, friends, writers and artists!
This is what 'Malteser' (our class elf) has been up to this week in class!
What a great lower junior Christmas party we had!
Our fabulous Christmas finger painted robins.
Miss Harrison did a carousel lesson based on the book 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. There were five stations, which were acting, maths coordinates, painting, a description of the robin and a story map of what the robin encountered along his long journey home.
Well done to all of Year 3 for behaving and singing so beautifully in our School Christmas concert!
In Computing the children learnt how to superimpose their faces onto a video of dancing elves.
In Art this week the children had an art assessment. The Elf on The Shelf was drawn 'cold' and then the children had to follow instructions. They had to compare their two pieces of work and decide which was better and why, how they could improve their work and be able to talk about it. The lesson was fast paced, fun and got them to really think about what they were doing: this was their first lesson in art appreciation.
Well done to our fabulous Role Model, for his conscientious attitude, wonderful manners and being such a good friend to his peers and to our lovely Merit Award winners for their sheer perseverance and hard work! Super maths, poem writing and beautiful handwriting!
Some of the antics our very naughty class elf (no name as yet) has been up to this week.....
Design & Technology: All our amazing elephants are complete and we think they are rather FABULOUS!
In English this week we've been looking at Nonsense Poems and Word Play.
As well as writing poems and working on our Christmas Books, the children have been very creative in Art.
A huge congratulations goes out to our amazing Role Model, who not only works hard, but she won 'Best in School' in The Bebras Challenge! Well done to our fabulous Merit Award winners for great results in our assessments this week and for superb handwriting!
Our Hinduism and Indian Architecture display is now complete, well done to all the children for all their very hard, creative work!
Our sleeping elf!
Today after our Y3 Role Model and Merit Award assembly we had a huge surprise from some very special little elves!
In English the children wrote a storyboard for their friendly monsters.
Look at our beautifully embroidered elephants created in DT.
In Art this week, the children learnt how to draw Mary and Joseph. The results were great!
Another investigation! In Science the children learnt how a compass works by using a bar magnet to find their very own treasure which was hidden around the classroom.
This week's Role Model and Merit winners have worked exceptionally hard. Well done to you 3 and everyone else - you've been amazing this week.
In Design and Technology with Mrs Murray and help from some of the Mums, the children have been learning how to embroider, the results are quite fabulous.
Snapped: caught on camera! Reflection in our Prayer Corner.
The children have been taking part in a very well known shop's nationwide competition by creating their very own imaginary monster and thinking about how their friend is fun. Their ideas and creativity have been amazing.
In Science the children carried out an investigation to find out the strength of different types of magnets.
The children were treated to a visit from Miss Harrison's friend, 'Science Monkey' to inspire them.
Well done to our amazing, 'Role Model Pilot' who exemplifies everything a role model should be, including being a wonderful friend to all in the class. Our 'Artist Merit Award' winner stood out as our Hand Writer of the week and for being a super linguist in both French (taught by Mrs Pope) and German (taught by Miss Harrison). Our 'Scientist Merit Award' winner stood out for being a superb mathematician for his fraction work in Maths this week. A huge congratulations to all three of you!
Children In Need Day: What amazing outfits and dreams for the future!
We certainly had a very fun packed day on Friday afternoon! As well as a French lesson, the children went outside and planted bulbs, followed by learning The Charleston, Funk Dancing, Boogie Friday and a Dance Off!
Wow what fantastic dancers and groovers we have in 3P which it made it all the more harder to choose! A huge congrats to our winners of our: 'Dance Off!'
The Parable of The Tax Collector and The Pharisee
In RE this week the children learnt about The Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee. After some discussion about them and how they behaved when going to the temple to pray, the children were given 5 minutes to draw each character, whilst they drew them they had to think which one they associated more with. To keep this reflective and peaceful there was music by Enya playing in the background. Then they had to go around the classroom showing their art in a boastful manner and then to look at each other's work showing humility.
The Tax Collector: showing humility.
The Pharisee: being boastful.
The whole school have taken part in a nationwide computational thinking competition -the BEBRAS challenge, which involved some tricky non verbal reasoning questions. We will have to see how we got on - the winners are invited to Oxford University for the day. Fingers crossed!
In Science this week the children sorted materials into magnetic and non-magnetic groups. They were quite surprised to find out that not all metals are magnetic.