Week commencing 25th March

Visit from Reverend Adam

On Wednesday, Reverend Adam came into class to talk to us about Holy Week. It was so interesting to hear what he had to say and he was very impressed with our knowledge, comments and questions. Thank you Reverend Adam for giving up your time to come and see us. 

Year 3 Reverend Adam visit for Holy Week

Iron Man Art

This week our fabulous Iron Man inspired art work went up on display for all to admire. We used a range of different media to produce these effective pictures. Some of use tried to produce a 3D image. We are looking forward to our Mums and Dads seeing them next week at Parents' Evening. 

Year 3 Iron Man Art

Year 3 Iron Man Art

Friday 22nd March

Our Iron Man experiment 

What does Iron Man eat for breakfast?

Today we started thinking about what we know about non-contact forces and what we would like to find out. We carried out an investigation to answer the question ‘Which cereal has the most iron in it and therefore the better one for us?’ We looked at the packaging of some cereals, particularly the nutrition table. This helped us with our predictions.

When it came to carrying out the experiment we had planned, not everything went to plan, but we had great fun! We then discussed and evaluated what we could improve/change if we were to repeat the experiment. 

Year 3 Science The Iron Man experiment

On Thursday some of the children cme to school wearing funny or odd socks to raise awareness for Down's Syndrome. We love wearing funny socks to school! 

 

World Down's Syndrome Awareness Week 2019

Bog Eyed Jog Wednesday 20th March

Today we jogged 4 laps of the playground dressed in our pyjamas to raise funds for the PTFA! Afterwards we enjoyed toast and a drink in the hall. Thank you for all your support in collecting sponsorship money. It is very much appreciated. A big thank you to the PTFA for organising this fun event. 

 

British Science Week

Today, as part of British Science week, we had a science day focusing on the theme ‘Journeys’.

We looked at and discussed what some insects, birds and an aeroplane have in common – WINGS!

We discussed the design of an eagle’s wing compared to an aeroplane’s wing. We noticed that an eagle’s wings are long and wide and help the bird to glide.

We then had a go at making our own hoop gliders. We tested how far our gliders would fly and compared the distance with a friend's glider. We then changed one variable and tested how far our gliders could then fly. It was so much fun!

Year 3 Science Day

World Book Day

We had so much fun dressing up for World Book Day and celebrating our love of books. We took part in some brilliant activities. Look and see! 

Year 3 World Book Day

 

 

Design Technology- Levers and Linkages

Focused Practical Tasks

We have been practising how to make things move using different mechanisms. We had to measure using centimetres and then cut pieces of card. We used split pins to join strips of card together. We had to follow instructions carefully to make our moving pictures. It was quite tricky!

Year 3 Mechanisms

 

Stonehenge

Yesterday and today we have been learning all about Stonehenge. We thought about how the people of the Neolithic period could have transported the stones and then we watched a video all about it. We used Google Earth to look closely at Stonehenge. We have used atlases and online maps to locate where Stonehenge is located and the name of the nearest river. We also locate West Wales and the Preseli Hills where the Bluestones used at Stonehenge are said to have come from. 

 

Have a lovely half term! 

Year 3 How was Stonehenge constructed?

Romeo and Juliet Workshop with Jo and our Shakespeare ambassadors 

Today we thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a Romeo and Juliet workshop. We learnt a little about the story -

SPOILER ALERT! It's a tragedy and doesn't have a happy ending for Romeo or Juliet!

We enjoyed acting out part of the script in different ways and using different techniques such as freeze framing. A huge thank you to Charlotte, Aston and Chloe our Shakespeare learning ambassadors who led the session so well and to the mummies, daddies and grandparents who came along and took part so well too.

Your child should have brought home a leaflet about the show at The Grand Theatre Blackpool but more information can also be found on The Grand's website.  

Year 3 Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet workshop with Jo

Yoga with Little Yoggies

On Thursday we were lucky enough to have Chelsea from Little Yoggies come into school to teach us some Yoga. We learnt about the origins and Yoga and as well as some of the movements. We learnt about the importance of listening, being quiet and relaxing our bodies and minds. Thank you Chelsea, we had lots of fun! Look at how well we can stretch and balance!

Year 3 Yoga

Dan Worsley's Writing Workshop

 

Dan Worsley's Writing Workshop Year 3

Number Day

 

Friday 1st February 2019

Today has been so much fun! We have been moving to the BBC Super Movers and been on an addition number hunt. Some of us also completed a greater than and less than maze. The highlight of the day was Teachers v Kids multiplication and division. Anna was the quiz master and Oscar the score keeper. Well done to the children who beat the teachers 7-5. Well done children! Better luck next time teachers! 

Year 3 Number Day

 

Samba

On Wednesday we had a Samba session with Gary Fox. It was so much fun! 

Y3 Samba

 

WW1 Remembrance Silhouette Stained Glass Windows

As part of our work on Remembrance and WW1 the children have printed images onto OHP films and used tissue paper and PVA glue to create a colourful stained glass window effect. We are really pleased with how they are looking so far. We are letting them dry over the weekend and will post photographs of the finished pictures next week. 

Y3 WW1 Remembrance Silhouettes

Children in Need.

We all had a fantastic day in school welcoming the rickshaw and Pudsey Bear. Thank you for all of your effort and contributions for the cake stall.

Y3 Children In Need

Our Shakespeare Workshop

Shakespeare Workshop

 

Year 3 have been using OS maps to investigate the local area.

Map Work

Year 3 Blue Moose Dance Workshop

Blue Moose Dance Year 3

 

Year 3 Quidditch Practice

Quidditch Year 3

 

Year 3 have been retelling the story of Sarah and Abraham. The children rehearsed, directed and filmed their own group.

Year 3 RE

 

 

 

Year 3 have been writing some Harvest prayers this week. They are now proudly on display in church ready for this year's Harvest Service.

Y3 Harvest Prayers

Year three visited the Harris Museum in Preston this week.  The children behaved beautifully and were a credit to our school.  We enjoyed finding out about bronze sculptures and then making our own sculptures from clay.  We also spent some time in the discovery room completing a 'time explorers challenge trail'.  We loved visiting the museum shop to spend our money and all children showed excellent Maths skills!  We had such a lovely day and hope you enjoy looking at our photographs. 

Trip to the Harris Museum

Look at our fantastic display of persuasive posters to advertise Chitty Chitty BANG BANG!  

Chitty Chitty BANG BANG display!

We had a fantastic week in Year 3 during MADD (music, art, drama and dance) week.  All our activities were linked to the musical 'Chitty, Chitty BANG BANG'.  We acted out the story with Mrs Cleasby, sang the songs, performed dances from the show and created t-shirts with sweets designs.  We were also visited by the Lytham Arts Society who helped us design and create fabric bunting.  What a great week!  

MAD week in Year 3

Today, Year 3 were visited by Alan and Stuart from Urban Organics who helped us to design and create a living willow-cross! It was so much fun and we are very proud of it. We are going to take very good care of it as it is very special to us and we love that we can see it every time we look out of our classroom windows. Thank you so much Alan and Stuart and to the parents who joined in and helped us!

Willow Cross

Year 3 had a fantastic morning enjoying the 'Thy Kingdom Come' prayer activities.  We prayed for our families, our school and the whole world!  

Year 3 prayer activities

We have started reading a new class novel this week:  Mr Stink!  We are enjoying how funny the characters and the story are.  Year 3 LOVE David Walliams' books! 

Mr Stink by David Walliams

Year 3 have been making and labelling skeletons in groups! 

Year 3 Skeletons!

Faith Week – Year 3 Purim

In Year 3 we found out lots of interesting information about the Jewish celebration of ‘Purim’. We read all about the ‘Story of Esther’ and created a storyboard. We also made our own Hamantaschen biscuits. We found out about all the different traditions involved with Purim and at the end of the week, we presented our work to Year 5.

Year 3 Purim

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