Ukulele Music Concert: The children took part in a concert for their families. They demonstrated how much work and effort had gone into playing their instruments by their superb performance; they were all amazing! They're now ready for Extraffordganza next week!
George Ezra 'Shotgun'
George Ezra 'Shotgun'
K'naan 'Wavin Flag'
K'naan 'Wavin Flag'
'I wanna be like you'
'I wanna be like you'
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
James Brown 'I feel Good'.
James Brown 'I feel Good'.
Practising for the concert.
Here are our fabulous Role Models chosen for their superb manners and for always following our school's Golden Rules. And our Merit Award winners for always trying their hardest and being the best they can be as well as their articulate letter writing and art work this week. Well done to all four superstars!
Artwork inspired by the artist Paul Klee.
In English this week the children learnt about the structure and layout features of informal and formal letter writing.
Wow! Look at this wonderful artwork that took 3 months to complete!
Performance poetry with instruments.
Having fun with our favourite Boogie Friday song.
A frighteningly ferocious Mars!
A Performance Poem based on 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', but with a decidedly Roman edge to it.
God of Mars!
Here are some Sports Day pictures from last week.
A slightly different selection of Awards this week. Three Role Models were awarded for superb all round manners, attitude, behaviour and for their wonderfully confident 'We're Going On A Roman Hunt' performances.
Science: In Science this week the children looked at the effect of UV light and the damage that it can cause. They then designed their very own sunglasses.
What fun they had making them!
Don't we look cool!
Congratulations to our super Role Model this week, she’s been chosen for being such a very kind, thoughtful and helpful member of the class. She always follows our Golden Values and is a friend to everyone! Well done to our Merit Award winner for his superb attitude towards his work and for all his wonderful ideas in English this week, I can’t wait to read and hear his performance poem! And to our other Merit Award winner for her fabulous work ethic and the huge amount of progress she’s made in her work.
RE: Needs and Wants
Science: the children were given an assortment of pictures which they had to separate into light sources and non light sources.
They were given 5 feely bags with an object inside and had to draw it just by feeling.
Science: The results
Well done to our fabulous Role Models for being such amazing School Ambassadors on our school trip to Chester. You both demonstrated impeccable manners, behaviour and enthusiasm. And to our Merit Award winners who have come back after their break and shown that they really can do it!
Geography: Deforestation Effects
History: Mapping Hadrian's Wall
Maths - problem solving in groups. The children were given a sheet of number sentences and had to try to collaboratively workout the patter. Finally after much discussion and team work each table managed to solve the problem and verbalise how they'd reached their conclusion.
Beating the Barbarians
Learning to fight the Barbarians but failing
Becoming Roman soldiers
Marching through Chester
Roman Dewa trip: Inside the museum
Out on patrol.
Well done to our fabulous Role Model for her consistently outstanding behaviour, attitude and manners. It’s been Test week and her focus has been amazing in all subjects. Our first merit Award goes to our superstar Hand Writer who has the most beautiful stylized writing which is a pleasure to read and mark as well as his fabulous ideas and super vocabulary during our class myth writing; it certainly wouldn’t have been the same without it! Finally, to our Merit Award winner for his fantastic focus and superb test results this week, he’s definitely trying to be the best he can be and should be very proud of himself. Huge congratulations!
Our Groovy Friday Dancers!
Enjoying the running track.
Thank goodness it's Friday!
RE: Learning all about World Vision and the impact it can have on communities.
History: having learned all about Roman roads, why and how they were made, the children used atlases to be able to map and draw some of them.
Star Writer – for making fabulous use of a structure strip to retell the story of Theseus and The Minotaur, using senses, similes, great vocabulary and for having written five paragraphs; it was a pleasure to read! Such beautiful handwriting too!
Computing and Geography: using the internet to research animals of the rainforests and their habitats. Recapping on last week’s lesson all about the layers of the rainforest and reflecting on how and why various animals live in the different layers. Once the children had made a fact file, they presented their findings to the rest of the class.
In Science the children were learning about the different ways in which seeds can be dispersed. Each table was given one form of transportation and decided which seeds could be transported in this manner. They then had to act out their mode of transport for the other children to guess.
Eaten by Animals:
Catching a Lift:
Our Role Model this week has been chosen for her organisational and administrative skills! She’s a super Class PA! Always Ready, Kind, Safe and Respectful as well as being thoughtful and trying her best in every subject. Her presentation is always of the highest standard. Well done! Our first Merit Award winner has been chosen for her fabulous work ethic and attitude in Maths especially in Problem Solving which has been a huge focus this year in class….trying to explain in words how you’ve managed to get the answer is no easy feat by any means but she’s certainly smashing it!! And to our other Merit Award Winner for her super learning and motivation to really try her hardest; get her head down working and an amazing participation in class discussions especially in our ‘Myth’ work in English this week. What fabulous ideas you have!
Wow what a fabulous end to the week! Our Boogie Friday winners were chosen by the whole class this week!
Computing: Programming a LEGO snail using blue tooth and starting to create a code to change its light.
Science: Learning all about the parts of a plant by dissecting a lily.
French: Days of the week to warm-up!
Geography: Layers of the rainforest. Here the children are demonstrating: Emergent, Canopy, Understorey and Forest Floor.
The children learnt about the different features of the rainforest layers, the different plants and about the animals that live there.
The final Stone Age projects. They've been amazing to see and to hear the children talk with such enthusiasm. They've definitely enjoyed the topic and have learnt a lot about the Stone Age!
Well, it’s girl power this week! Two Role Models chosen for their impeccable manners and behaviour and always adhering to the school’s Golden Rules: Ready, Kind, Respect and Safe both in and out of the classroom. A huge congratulations has to go to our very worthy Merit Award Winner for the amount of progress she’s making which is down to her fantastic focus and attitude towards her learning. Brilliant Maths and English this week. Well done to all three of you.
Friday Boogie Groovers!
After a very close vote here are our two new Class Representatives for the following year. No doubt the rest of the class will be giving them a lot of ideas to take to their meetings!
Well done to our fantastic Star Writers of the week, both chosen for the huge progress they’ve made this school year!
Following on from Geography and learning about rainforests the children in Guided Reading have read The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, not only have they enjoyed the text, the illustrations are beautiful as well as the message the book conveys.
Great concentration, focus and complete silence whilst answering the questions and referring back to the text to support their answers.
In Geography this week the children have been looking at the climate and weather conditions of rainforests. Each table was given a destination and then as a group they had to present a weather forecast to the rest of the class.
Thursdays projects and presentations:
Wednesdays projects and presentations:
Tuesday's projects and presentations:
Monday's projects and presentations:
Each day this week the children were allocated some time to 'Show & Tell' their homework projects. To start us off we had a very talented, future film animator, come in and show his 'Lego' Stone Age project: we were all very impressed!
What a very full on week we’ve had; the children have all come back rested and ready for their last term in Year 3. Huge congratulations to our wonderful Role Model, she may be very quiet and incredibly well behaved with lovely manners, but she always follows the school’s Golden Rules and is a great friend to all. Well done to our Merit Award Winners for coming back to school with such a fabulous attitude and have produced some great work this week. One for his fabulous Maths work and superb Stone Age project and the other for his concentration and focus, great participation and superb hand writing. Well done to all three of you.
French: learning to count to 100 the fun way.
Enjoying the running track! Even Mrs Pope was seen running!
Science: The new topic this half term is Plants. After having done a diagnostic test to check how much and what they know, the children looked at the parts that make up a plant and started to learn about their functions. Each table worked together to set up an exploration and observation investigation to find out what plants need to grow well. They had to choose a question, make a prediction, state why they thought this and write about the method they would use.
To help the children to remember the 7 life processes of a plant, they have found a friend to remind them - Mrs Nerg. Although her name sounds a bit strange, the letters in it stand for the life processes - movement, reproduction, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, respiration and growth.
Maths: Place Value…..great concentration and a little friendly competition between the tables to see who could get through their Maths within a set time and not make silly mistakes….
Computing: Using the internet to research and find information out about a rainforest.
Role Model and Merit Award Winners: Huge congratulations to our very mature, kind, thoughtful, dependable and reliable Role Model. How amazing to be able to possess all these wonderful qualities at such a young age: an amazing ambassador for our class and school! Well done to our super Merit Award winners who are definitely trying to be the best they can be. They are always smiling and happy, tell funny jokes and cheer everyone up. In addition to having been chosen as Star Writer for a super playscript and for their determination and focus. Well done to all three of you!
To round off a super term, the children had an Easter Egg Hunt! 3P were definitely the fastest they managed to find the most eggs in the allotted time!
Practising their play-scripts ready to perform.
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Eating Stone Age jam.
What a sticky mess!
Star Writers: Play-script 3 Little Pigs
On Thursday the children went up to church for the Easter Service and were all beautifully behaved.
RE: Resurrection – reflecting on artwork around the crucifixion of Jesus and discussing the mood and feelings portrayed and how Mary must have thought having discovered that Jesus’s body was no longer there? Whilst the children were reflecting, they listened to Stabat Mater music which is a hymn to Mary, Jesus’ mother, and portrays her suffering during her son’s crucifixion.
Our RE Scrapbook - Reflection: iSingPOP and Resurrection.
DT: Making Stone Age Jam: wild berries and honey.
Computing: Scratch Coding
Observing our wormery…the worms look happy and have been busy eating the food.
Science – investigating the permeability of different soils.
Wow, what an end to an amazing week! Double Merits and Role Models this week!! Well done to our all our Role Models and Merit Award Winners for their amazing attitudes, perseverance with their learning and infectious enthusiasm both in class and in church this week.
Times tables dance winners!
Huge congratulations to our Star Writers for their fabulous adventure stories. Their writing was full of all the writing features taught over the last few weeks as well as starting to develop a sense of pace to pull the reader into their story. Well done to both of you!
Easter basket making.
Evening performance at church.
Very excited to perform in front of their parents at church: Fighting For Love.
iSingPop at church
See Those Hands
We're All One
Closing scene and song.
It's a Hard Enough Life
The Little Princess
RE: Our class RE scrapbook is coming together nicely - Salvation:
Science - learning all about soil and what's in it. The whole of Y3 came together to make a wormery! Worms supplied courtesy of Mrs Pope's garden and constructed by Mr Cunliffe. The children will make careful observations over the next few days by taking photographs and making notes.
Our favourite Boogie Friday song!
Star Writer - chosen not only for his beautiful handwriting but for his fabulous vocabulary and descriptive phrases in his 'Search for the Magic Ring': 'he ran as fast as a cheetah speeding across the savannah' and 'his heart was pounding and beating like a drum'.
A taste of one of the songs the children have been learning this week with iSingPop.
It's sounding good!
Huge congratulations to our Role Model who's always, Ready, Respectful, Kind and Safe, not only has she got the most amazing smile, she possesses all the qualities a Role Model should have and has beautiful manners. Well done to our Merit Award Winner for an amazing contribution during our Stone Age Day (you're a walking encyclopedia of facts). And to our final Merit Winner for her persistence, perseverance, determination and fabulous work ethic!
Crazy Hair Day!
In Maths this week the children have been doing fraction work. Here they are playing fractions dating where they had to find their perfect partner to make a whole.
Each of them found their perfect partner!
Writing up our Pirate Adventure stories: not a peep could be heard!
Congratulations to our super athlete who helped the school team to come overall 3rd in Trafford and he's only in Year 3!!
RE: Salvation – the children listened to the story about Zacchaeus and how he found Jesus, said he was sorry and changed his ways. Taking it in turns to be Zacchaeus in the hot seat asked him some questions before he found Jesus and then afterwards.
Zacchaeus's attitude before he found Jesus:
Zacchaeus's attitude after he found Jesus:
On Tuesday the whole of Year 3 (in the rain) went to Tatton to experience life in The Stone Age. None of the children allowed the weather to dampen their enjoyment. It was a fun-filled educational / hands-on activity day and all the children came away thinking they’d learnt even more about their topic. Some of the activities were: farming, tool making, clothing, hunting and how to make a shelter.
To begin their day the children had to order and make a timeline of key events from the dinosaurs through to the present day.
Part 2 of their timeline:
RE Reflection Book: Forgiveness. The children worked in groups and discussed how Peter might have felt before and after his betrayal of Jesus.
Our Role Models this week have been chosen for stepping out of their comfort zones and for perseverance. They should both be very proud of themselves for definitely being the best they can be this week as well as being kind and thoughtful to others: all such great qualities. Our Merit Award Winners have been chosen for their superb Pirate Adventure story planning this week. Superb use of grammar, vocabulary and exciting sentences as well as creating a sense of pace and atmosphere; their writing certainly managed to grip and pull the reader in which is not an easy feat to achieve!
Boogie Friday winners!
Our Role Model's choice of song and routine....
Thank goodness for Boogie Fridays!
Setting up our Science enquiry this week.....the children wanted to know which rocks were permeable? As a class they made a plan, set up their investigation and observed what happened. To do this they submerged a variety of rocks with different properties in water. They were quite amazed by the results and how some of the rocks reacted, especially as one of them actually floated! They then wrote up what they observed and the results of their investigation.
In RE this week the children learnt about the parts that Judas and Peter played in betraying Jesus making links to life today through the words: trust, forgiveness, betrayal and reconciliation. They acted out what happened when Peter denied Jesus three times and then in groups they used body outlines to write down all the feelings Peter must have had before and then after denying knowing his friend Jesus.
RE: Here they are acting out Peter's betrayal:
World Book Day
The children all came in very quietly this morning and proceeded to read their books before Church Assembly.
Not a peep was heard...the power of reading!
We were lucky enough to have 8 Year 6 boys come and read with the class.
Firstly, a huge well done to the whole of 3P! You’re all superstars and all deserve to have a Role Model and Merit Award this week; you should all be very proud of yourselves for putting on such an amazing cross curricular assembly all about The Stone Age. Fabulous clear voices, great use of the microphones, superb acting and great dancing!
Singing, clapping and banging away to I Will Rock You, but with Stone Age words!
Our Stone Age Assembly:
Our RE Book of Reflection: in RE the children are taking charge of their learning by writing their thoughts and prayers which are being compiled and put into a whole class book. This week the children wanted to write and share their memories of Mr H.
Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Racing - what fun Year 3 had! Even the teacher's raced one another!
Well done to our gorgeous Role Model for definitely being the best person she can be, always smiling, trying her hardest, being a great friend but above all else consistently following our 4 Rules! Two Merits go to super mathematicians, writers and artists this week. Each day they have come in and got on with their work with an amazing attitude and great focus. And then finally to our super ‘Star and Hand Writer’ of the week for a fabulous recount of an adventure story written and presented beautifully. Well done to all 4 of you! You are all 'Bucket Fillers'!
Well, what a busy and very packed week 3P have had. Not only have the children been practising like crazy for their class assembly next week they’ve also taken on board Mrs Hudson’s Monday assembly ‘Can you fill a bucket today?’ with huge enthusiasm. Everyone in the class has managed for the first time to get to GOLD on their class target board! Which means they’ve also followed all of the 4 School Rules: Ready, Respectful, Kind and Safe. Keep up the great attitude!
Our amazing 'Boogie Friday' dancers and singers!
For DT the children have researched what they may have worn as jewellery in The Stone Age from what archaeologists have discovered. They then designed and made their own beads and teeth from clay and presented them as a fashion item.
Our new Science topic: Rocks! The children will be studying Rocks which fit in very nicely with our Stone Age theme this term. Our Science Working Wall and Investigation Station.
The children have loved using our Science Enquiry Box, they also have a Science Enquiry Book to write up what they’ve discovered and to write questions about what they’d like to find out!
For their first lesson the children did a diagnostic test to find out what they know and then they thought of questions that they’d like to find out. They then learnt about the different kinds of rocks and how to group them. Here they are looking closely at them.
Here's our wonderful 'Star Writer' and 'Hand Writer' of the week - fabulous work!
QUACK – our new problem-solving checklist is proving to be a huge prompt in helping the children to QUACK their Mental Maths. Look at our Maths Working Wall with a Stone Age theme!
History: grouping different foods. They were given photos of different foods and had to say what it was, in which Age it was eaten, whether we’d eat it now, how they’d have found it and how it would have been prepared?
PE: Here they are acting out the elements of: Earth, Air, Fire, Water in time to the rhythm. And finally coming together in prayer and refection.
Cleaning the stones.
From another angle:
Chipping the stones:
PE: Stonehenge in the Hall.
What a busy half term we’ve had! Well done to our wonderful Role Model for her resilience and perseverance, for always smiling and ‘lifting’ the class with her infectious smile and being a beautiful friend to all. To our Merit Award Winners whom have been noted for embracing our four school rules: always respectful, ready, kind and safe. As well as being amazing movers in PE, what great rhythm and timing you have! Finally to our Star Writer of the week for a superb Explanation Text all about Skara Brae: managing to incorporate both De:De and N,www sentences in every paragraph of writing. What a fabulous attitude you all have to your learning. Well done!
Friday Boogie Winners!
A fun way to learn our 8x tables!
Stig in the Dump den: the children had lots of fun turning our class tent into Stig's den, then playing in and around it. They made a window out of bottles and even used tin cans to make a chimney just as Stig did!
Cave painting art work….getting ready for our class assembly…
Cave Art in progress:
Our Star Writer of the week:
Working with a partner in Maths to solve addition pyramids.
In English this week the children have been learning all about Skara Brae, then using De:De and N,w,w,w sentences wrote an Explanation Text:
A combination of PE, Dance and Music: IMoves: Stonehenge. Here they are cutting, chipping and cleaning stone:
Here they are trying to move the stones:
Winter Solstice: Here they are acting out the elements of: Earth, Air, Fire, Water in time to the rhythm.
And finally coming together in prayer and reflection.
A beautifully illustrated and very well written Stone Age Report:
A huge congratulations to our Role Model, who is a role model every day and every week: for consistently outstanding behaviour, attitude and manners. And for delivering so brilliantly in every single one of her tests this week! Then to our Merit Award Winners for their superb focus and love of learning, having taken everything on board and being the best that they can be. Well done to all three of you for shining so brilliantly!
Our fabulous Star Writer of the week, chosen for the huge amount of progress she's made since September - well done! She's also our Hand Writer of the week too!
Congratulations to this week's Boogie Friday winners!
Mr King: Y3 were extremely lucky to be treated to an afternoon talk all about Extreme Weather from an expert. They were all very well-behaved and asked some rather interesting questions which even got Mr King thinking…
Mr King teaching the children about tornadoes using two bottles to create a vortex.
On Thursday morning the children came into class immediately as it was very wet, cold and rainy. Their Maths ‘Challenge’ sheets were out and very quietly they got on with their work before assembly. However, unknown to them an alarm would be sounded…..would they know what to do?.......NO!!!!
The alarm was paused, and the children then learnt about earthquakes; how they happen, their scales of magnitude and impact and what to do when they hear an earthquake siren. 2nd siren….
Cave Art: the children were given a selection of different medium in natural colours and had a go at drawing Stone Age animals.
We will always have 'Pond Memories' of Mr H.
Remembering Hr H in our prayers.
Our Y3 waterlily pond for Mr H.
Our crazy socks!
Playing outside and having fun, just as Mr Hamblett would have wanted.
Mr Hamblett Day. In our classroom: making waterlilies and ponds in memory of Mr H.
Mr Hamblett Day. In Mr Cunliffe’s classroom: making dens.
Playing in their dens.
Around the campfire, a scout's song.
Mr Hamblett Day. Finally in Miss Harrison’s classroom: making Stone Age dwellings.
Illustrating their information texts whilst listening to Chapter 3 of Stig in the Dump.
English – Stone Age Information texts – don’t they look great!
Maths – measuring weights and comparing units of measure. The children had to estimate the weights of everyday items found in school. They then used scales to see how accurate they were.
Our wonderful Monet 'pond' sandpaper pictures.
Well done to our Role Model for being the best person he can be this week. Trying especially hard in making the right choices and decisions. Hos hand is always up and is a very useful walking encyclopaedia of knowledge! And to our Merit Award winners for their sheer enthusiasm and love for learning especially in Maths – they’ve certainly QUACKed their problem solving! ConQUACKulations and well done to all three of you: you certainly have achieved GOLD this week!
Boogie Friday winners!
We celebrated our last week of swimming by having a water polo game. Red team won 7-5!
Peter Pan - dancing to one of our favourite Boogie Friday songs!
On Thursday the children were in for a real treat as Peter Pan came to school!
Activating our brains!
History – Art – sketching cave drawings in their sketchbooks whilst listening to Chapter 2 of Stig in the Dump!