It's a a been a very busy final week, but I think it's safe to say the children have enjoyed it.
Yesterday, the children enjoyed cooking their Chinese recipes and trying them at the end of the day with our mini Chinese feast. Today, they all enjoyed playing their games together and watched Alvin and the Chipmunks whilst munching on popcorn, sweets and biscuits! A lovely treat to end the year.
The highlight of the day was receiving a reply from Michael Morpurgo's literary agents! You may remember that, earlier in the term, the children wrote to Michael Morpurgo about his book Long Way Home. It was so lovely to finish the year with a reply as the children worked so hard on their letters.
Well done to all the children for a fantastic year!
We all wish everyone a wonderful, restful and safe summer holiday.
The Year 3 Team.
As well as taking part in the cricket tournament, Year 3 also had the opportunity to work with Ryan, from Immersion, to create some robots which they then raced and battled. The children also had a go at orienteering at the Recreation Ground. They thoroughly enjoyed both activities and there were smiles and excitement all around!
It has been a sport-filled week for Year 3. On Monday, we headed to Okehampton College for the rounders festival as part of the Festival Of Hope week. We then practiced field events in preparation for Sports' Day on Tuesday and Wednesday. The whole school came together for a fantastic whole-school Sports' Day on Thursday and we finished the week of with multi skills at Okehampton Primary school!
This week we took our English lesson outside of the classroom and had a treasure hunt for words that include apostrophes. We have learnt that apostrophes can be used for two reasons: the omission of a letter or to show possession. The children went on a hunt around the playground to find matchings pairs. They had great fun!
Linking to our History topic of Ancient China, Year 3 have been learning about traditional Chinese food in Design Technology. This week they were able to sample a range of sauces, noodles and prawn crackers. After trying each sample (and a few mixed reactions), the children made notes on the appearance, smell, taste and texture.
Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday for our visit to Kents Cavern.
The highlight of the week was, undoubtedly, the music concert held on Thursday afternoon. It was incredible to watch the Year 3 children sing their hearts out for so many parents and family members. I was blown away by the talent of the young musicians and singers we have in our class.
The last lesson of our plants (science) unit was based on seed dispersal. The children had a great deal of fun making paper helicopters and watching them fly across the playground. This helped them realise just how far seeds can travel in the wind. Patrick was our record holder - his helicopter travelled from the middle of the playground, over the cars in the car park and landed safely, next to the climbing frame, on the school field!
Have a lovely weekend.
It's been lovely to see all the children back after the half term break.
Today, all the children took part in OCRA's Quadkids competition. They all tried their best at a sprint, vortex throw, standing long jump and and middle distance run. The sportsman ship and support the children displayed was wonderful - well done, everyone!
Year 3 had a brilliant last week and topped it all off with a lovely day, yesterday.
In English this week, the class worked hard to finish writing their letters to Michael Morpurgo. All of the children have chosen questions to ask the famous author and, on Friday, we went to the local Post Office to send them to London. Fingers crossed , we’ll receive a reply soon!
After we had posted the letters, we headed to the Forest School to create some forest faces for the final part of the Picasso art unit. The children used clay and the natural materials they could find around them.
The week was finished off with our whole-school Jubilee tea party. It was a wonderful atmosphere and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves (and all their food) in the sunshine.
Enjoy the half-term break, everyone!
The children have been busy this week continuing to learn about fractions. At the start of the week, they enjoyed playing different fraction games to consolidate and apply their understanding of equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts and fractions of shapes. There was an added challenge of working together to understand the rules of each game.
In Art, the children became mini Picassos and created their own pieces of artwork inspired by his different techniques and styles.
The children first created a collage base, using different paper backgrounds, and then drew faces with black marker pen over the top. Finally, they added blocks of colour, using water colours, to their pictures. They look fantastic!
Have a lovely weekend!
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