New Class- New Key Stage
Year 3 have been working hard so far this half term. Not only have they been learning lots of new things, including French! But they have been adjusting to life in key stage 2.
The step up into the juniors is a big step, children are adjusting to a lot of new things and are now starting to become more independent. One class is even going swimming!
We look forward to keeping you updated on what the children have been up to as we progress through the year.
Dance from the heart
Over the last half term we have been learning a dance that has been set to different tunes that are related to the theme of Space, including 'Rewrite the Stars' and 'Reach for the Stars'.
On Thursday the whole school got together to perform the dance.
Lots of schools from around Lancashire were involved in the dance which was organised by the Lancashire Sports development team.
The team came to our school all dressed in space themed costumes. The most exciting part of the performance was the Robot who was about three metres tall and could bounce about one metre high. The robot was amazing and everyone went back into class with big smiles on their faces.
What a fantastic time we all had on the last day of half term. Hothersall Lodge was brilliant.
We were involved in lots of team activities, such as canoeing, finding hidden clues, problem solving and working together as a team. We were all very tired at the end of the day. Thank you to all the staff for organizing such a fun packed day.
Nearly Half term Holidays
We have had a very busy half term completing all our assessments.. Lots of us have taken part in the 'walk to school week' and have had lots of fresh air and enjoyed the better weather. On Friday the final day of half term, we are excited to go to Hothersall Lodge, where we will be involved in lots of outdoor activities. Watch this space for some great photos of the trip!
Finally, we have done some superb pieces of homework, we take great pride in celebrating our achievements in class and sharing our work with everyone.
We have all worked extremely hard this week, throughout assessment week. We have done quite a few spelling tests; some reading and comprehension papers; arithmetic and problem solving assessments and writing assessments. Phew, all done, thank goodness. We have all done our best and now it's over to the teachers to do all the marking.
This week we had a special whole school assembly from the Dogs Trust, everyone listened well and enjoyed it.
All of Year 3 had a lesson from the lady from the Dogs Trust. She taught us all about how to take care of dogs as owners, especially when we play with them and greet them. She talked to us about how to read a dogs mood. Sometimes they wag their tails to show when they are happy and if they are showing their teeth they could be angry. If they are scared they could snap at you. One important fact that she told us to be aware of was never to disturb them when they are eating as this could be dangerous. They may even need a bit of privacy when they need to go to the toilet. We all got to stroke a toy dog that looked quite realistic, it was lovely and soft and good fun.
What lovely sunshine we had over the Easter holidays. We all feel refreshed and ready for the new summer term.
This term in Maths we are finding angles in shapes and we are identifying weather an angle is obtuse, acute, or a right angle.
In our topic this term we will be learning about plants and pollination.
Checking for right angles.
We are using our right angle finders to find which angles are right angles.
Our last week before Easter!
It's been another busy week for us in year 3. Our children enjoyed showing the work they had produced for homework, which included some lovely magic & mystery artwork and some beautiful Easter cards and poems. This week we also took part in a fundraiser day wearing our own clothes to raise money for Team William. This is a local family that our school supports.
On Thursday we had our creative arts 'magic and mystery' show and tell assembly for the parents. The children did a brilliant job of performing the song, 'Double double, toil and trouble' whilst we had our witches making a spell in the cauldron. Other children shared their magic potions, wands, hats, magic spells and other things. We were very proud of how well they all did! We hope you all have a fabulous Easter break.
Here are some photos of our week.
What an amazing week we have had in year three. Our creative arts topic has been Magic and Mystery around Lancashire. We have learnt all about 'The Pendle Witches'; have made witches hats; spells and potions. It was great fun creating our own version of the witches poem from MacBeth and writing potions for different spells. On Tuesday we had a local artist teach us how to make a magic wand, a magic potion and another magic spell book. We had a really fun time with the artist who brought in lots of different resources for us to make all the magical things.
Our Maths and lessons have been exciting, we have been solving lots of number mysteries and been solving maths problems. We are looking forward to wearing our hats in an assembly quite soon.
WRIST performance at the Guild Hall.
First week back after half term and what a busy one it was for Year 3! We were lucky enough to be able to take part in the WRIST performance on Thursday night. The children were very excited about this and had a very busy but fun day. We arrived at the Guild Hall in the afternoon to have a practice on the stage before having our tea. Before we knew it, it was 7pm and time for the show to start. The children did a fantastic job performing their dance and made us all very proud. Well done Year 3!
Here are some of the pictures.
Well done to year three for producing fantastic pieces of homework. We were really impressed by the time and effort which was spent on various pieces!
Also, a big well done for working so hard this half term, we hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
This week year 3 have been doing maths, writing and reading assessments. We have also been learning about the Romans.
Everyone in year 3 was very excited on Tuesday and Wednesday to see the snow we hoped it would have stayed for longer so that we could have played in it.
In computing we have been using the ' To animate ' program to make an animated cartoon. It was great fun.
We've really enjoyed starting to learn our dance this week.We need lots more
practice to be ready to perform it for the Wrist Celebration at the Guild Hall on
Thursday 28th Feb.
We hope you can all come to watch us.
We hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas break.
This week we have got straight down to work ,doing
all our spelling assessments.
We have all worked very hard.
Happy New Year!
We were very excited in year three to do our scoot safe training.We found out how to stay safe on our scooters and did lots of fun activities.
Year 3 Performance Poetry 2018
On Tuesday our poetry performance was amazing, we performed it in front of the whole school and then for our families. We have really enjoyed writing and performing our own poetry. Everyone thought we did a fantastic job of it! We were the first year group to perform. Mrs Brownley said that all the other year groups would have a hard job to do as well as we had done!
This week in year three we have been practising our poems and songs for our poetry performance next week. The poems are about winter and animals.
In Geography our topic this half term is the weather. We have been researching information about extreme weather such as hurricanes, flooding and blizzards using the IPAD's. We then looked at the weather symbols which are used in weather forecasts and had a go at writing and presenting our own forecast to the class.
In Science we have been learning about the human skeleton. We have learnt about the functions and the different parts. We then made our own human skeleton out of art straws.
We have had a busy half-term in Year 3!
In Literacy, we have enjoyed exploring a variety of fables and creating our own, using a similar story line to 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.
We have been focusing on division and measurement in maths, and have had lots of fun incorporating our lessons in the playground.
Well done and thank you for all of the fantastic homework produced, we were really impressed with the time and dedication the children gave.
Year 3 have been very lucky to have been visited by the South Ribble sports partnership to learn all about the importance of scooter safety.
We are all looking forward to the fun this next half term will bring.
Miss Arands, Miss Dervish, Mrs Ball and Mrs Dixon
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
Mrs Metcalf, Miss Arands, Mrs Ball and Mrs Dixon
Well done to year 3 for presenting their homework tasks to their classes. All the children worked with great care and effort and the homework was of an extremely high standard. We were very impressed by the fantastic work which was shown to us. Here are some of the examples:
Christmas card designs
Wonderful winter scenes
Book cover designs
Finding the meaning of five words linked to our Science topic
As part of Year 3's English we had the privilege of Paul Cookson working with us to support us in our performance poetry unit. The children took part in different poetry workshops where they thought of ideas for their poems before drafting them and finally presenting them to parents and the whole school in an assembly. The children worked extremely hard and they put together a fantastic performance which was enjoyed by all!
The children had a fantastic week during New Technologies week learning lots of new skills and they took part in many activities such as exploring the variety of Computing activities which had been set up in the hall, designing a new piece of technology as well as learning about the importance of Online Safety. A big thank you to Mr Benson for organising the week and here are some pictures of us taking part in the different activities!
In Music we have been exploring different playground songs and games and then we devised our own which we shared with the year 1 children.
We have been very lucky to have a sports coach providing us with orienteering sessions as part of our PE curriculum.
It was a challenging outdoor activity which required us to think carefully.
The aim of the sessions was to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a map.
Many different skills were required in these lessons such as teamwork, listening carefully to others and communicating well with our team.
As part of their DT topic year 3 have designed and made their own healthy sandwiches. They practised many important skills such as slicing the bread and then enjoyed eating their sandwiches in class!
Welcome to the year three blog!
The year three children have settled very well into their new class routines, we have had a busy first few weeks. Here are some of the activities we have been taking part in!
The children enjoyed learning new jujitsu moves as part of the taster session we had in school.
Paul Cookson, a talented poet, came in to work with year 3 on creating some exciting poetry!
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