Year 3 have enjoyed a really successful term and we are now able to celebrate some of the successes. Several children have already gained their 1st Silver Awards, as a result of their super behaviour in school and their efforts at home in completing reading to an adult at least 3 times, completing at least 30 minutes Maths Whizz and their homework. Now we have some children who have gained their Pen Licences as they have worked really hard to develop neat and increasingly joined handwriting. Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all of you parents and carers for your support too. If we do not see you, have a lovely restful Christmas, stay safe, take care and thank you for everything,
Miss West & Mrs McCaig
There was a volcanic eruption in Year 3 today! We have been learning about volcanoes as part of our work in Geography and so we simulated an eruption for the children to see.If you would like to have a go at home it is not very complicated and the instructions are part of our Year 3 Google Classroom. If you do have a go we would love to see any photos or videos. Good Luck!
On Monday Year 3 became Stone Age people for the day and took part in some activities to uncover how the Stone Age tribes used to live. The children enjoyed making shelters with some stone age and some modern equipment. We discussed why shelters and dens were so important and how these would have evolved through the Stone Age periods of time. The children ‘gathered and hunted’ pictures of stone age food and tried to make a menu for their tribe. I think the children were surprised by how much effort that took!!
Indoors the children made archeological poo and dissected it to find out what the Stone Age tribes might have eaten. We did some cave painting on paper on the walls ( some wonderful designs with our fingers as the paintbrush!) We took part in an archaeological dig and uncovered some arrowheads and made some close observational drawings of these. The children then were given their own circular loom to attempt some weaving.
The children loved their day and even though we have missed out on the Gressenhall trip this year it was great to bring the Stone Age to life for the children.
A wonderful day was had by all.
The children in Year 3 have today been preparing for Armistice Day tomorrow by making poppy wreaths which Mrs McCaig and Miss West proudly placed onto the Town War Memorial this evening. We wanted to mark the occasion in a special way this year as many of us would usually have taken part in the annual Remembrance Parade on Remembrance Sunday, as members of Guiding and Scouting, but were unable to do so this year. If you get a chance when taking a walk, please do go and have a look at them.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.
All of the fabulous harvest donations have today been delivered. The box In Tesco was pretty empty before all of your kind donations were added to it. Thank you again everyone, have a wonderful week and we will look forward to seeing all of the children again on 2nd November.
Miss West & Mrs McCaig
Year 3 have ended their successful half term by learning a little about harvest and thinking about how lucky we are to have such amazing farmers and fishermen as well as the factory workers and shop staff who help us get our food from ‘Farm to Fork’.
We had a virtual tour of a real farm thanks to Mrs McCaig doing some super videos on a farm near where she lives at the weekend and today we brought in some harvest gifts to share in our community.
In our PSHE lessons we have been learning about our wider community and people who help others, so we felt it would be lovely to make a contribution to help some of those who may need a little extra help especially in these challenging times that we are experiencing. The really kind donations of food will all go to the foodbank donation box in a Supermarket, hopefully in Sheringham in the next couple of days.
We will post a picture of it being delivered. In art today we had a wonderful time doing some observational watercolour paintings and pastel drawings of pumpkins, again linking to the harvest. We hope that you like this small sample of the work produced by some of 3W.
This year lots of things enjoyed by the children will be a little different and possibly may mean that the usual Halloween events cannot happen, so the children were extremely touched at the kindness of a 3M parent who very generously shared some Halloween sweets in a lovely package for every child in the Year Group. It is such a lovely gesture and the children were all very thankful.
Have a wonderful half term break, Take care
Miss West and Mrs McCaig
Mrs McCaig, Miss West and Miss Ash spent an enjoyable evening after school presenting a selection of the wonderful art and English work completed by the children this half term in the form of this lovely display. We are now well into our work connected to the story of ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister and will be writing our own versions next week, before embarking on an exciting Design Technology project connected to this story after half term!
|Day||Time||Club||Maximum numbers||Where||Who||Pick up from|
|Tuesday||3pm – 3.45pm||Book Club||12||3M/3W||Mrs McCaigMiss West||Top of the slope by Brightstars|
|Thursday||12.40 – 1.10pm||Ukulele||15||Music Room||Mr Cooper||n/a|
Well it is exciting in Year 3 today! Not only has the circus come to town, but our broad bean seeds have started to germinate and we now have some shoots with leaves on our plants that have appeared during the weekend. Even better though, our ‘grass heads’ have started to grow!We look forward to seeing them get even bigger and better 🙂