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We have had such an exciting week in year 3. We have been learning about money in maths. In literacy we have finally finished our story Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, which everyone loved.
Also we have started to look at our new topic! We are so excited that it is science, starting with plants!
We went outside with magnifying glasses to have a look at the different plants around us. Some of us started to investigate soil and rocks, talking about permeability and predicting what types of rock there might be.
Back inside we got to plant our very own beans.
Ava Bell said, " imagine if we grew our very own beanstalk like in the story, that would be so cool"
Eve Barker questioned, " what would happen if I threw these beans out of the window like in the story, would a magical beanstalk grow?"
This week in year 3 we have started our new book this half term Jack and The Baked Beanstalk. We are thoroughly enjoying it already. The pictures from the book are fantastic, we used them to make up our own version of the story!
In maths we have been working extremely hard on fractions. It has been a tricky week but we got there!
Look at our beautiful art ready to be displayed in Crook Primary School's art exhibition!
Year 3 had such an exciting time at the beach searching for and finding rocks.
As part of our topic we have been learning about different types of rock, sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous. Then we were lucky enough to go to the beach to search for these different types of rock. We brought them back to school to inspect and share with the rest of the class. Everyone had such a fantastic day out!
We have been so busy in Year 3! Last week we took part in the Science fair. Miss Vaughan and Mr Askew could not believe the amount of children who took part. It was fantastic to see so many of year 3 excited about science and what experiments they had been doing at home. All children could talk in great detail about their experiments which was brilliant to hear.
We are so proud of our winners from year 3 !! You all worked really hard well done.
We also had a science week in school. We looked at our teeth in great detail!
After that we got to make our own set of teeth and show them on display for all of the parents!
Yesterday, we kicked off our new topic by having a Stone Age to Iron age experience day with our experts.
We had a fantastic day experiencing different aspects of what life was like thousands of years ago. We discovered how our ancestors created fire and how this was key to their survival. All the children created their own fires using similar materials to the ones they used in the past.
We also tried some of the types of foods that people would have eaten in those days including mealworms and crickets. Surprisingly, a lot of the children enjoyed these and said they would have them again! Luckily, for the children who did not want to try these we were able to try Stine Age bread which was a lot harder that the bread we eat today.
Finally, we were able to handle similar clothing to the type that was worn in the past. These included, deer skin hats and boots and bear skin cloaks.
Last week we had an amazing day as part of our topic on Europe! Everyone was so excited for our Spanish day.
We had Lauren come in to teach us Spanish dancing. We really enjoyed and there were some excellent dances.
We also did the running of the bulls where children had to escape from the bulls. These were the children that were on (not a real life bull).
We even got to throw tomatoes at school like the tomato festival from Spain.
To finish the day we created our own Spanish dishes and also tasted some pre-made paella.
In maths we have been looking at capacity. Using measuring cylinders we were able to measure the amount of liquids in different containers. This helped us to move on and answer questions on the subject.
As part of our 'Exploring Europe' topic we have been studying the famous artist Pablo Picasso. We researched his work and then used this to influence our work. We created self-portraits using cubism. Our examples were much better than the attempts that Miss Vaughan and Mr Askew did!
On Thursday 9th February we are having a Spanish day as part of our topic. Children can get dressed up in traditional Spanish clothing or Spanish colours from the flag, which are red and yellow. Could you please provide your child with a tomato on the day as well.
Please could we remind parents that children must participate in swimming lessons unless your child has a medical note to say that they are unable to do so. If children do not have equipment this will be provided at the pool for them.
Welcome back to year 3! We have been very busy settling back into school this past week.
We started our new topic which is Exploring Europe. Everyone really enjoyed using an atlas to locate Europe.
We have also had lots of practical maths, collecting data and producing our own bar chart.
Just a little reminder - P.E is on a Monday with Mrs Thompson. Swimming is on a Tuesday. Homework and spellings will be handed out every Thursday. Children must bring reading books to school everyday.
Well ... what an amazing first term we have had in year 3! We have been so busy, visiting the Oriental Museum, learning about Ancient Egyptians, visiting Crook library, learning a poem off by heart, making canopic jars, extreme reading ... just to name a few!
The children have been working hard this week practising their performance! They are so excited to perform for parents on Friday!
We did however have a well-deserved break on Wednesday when we enjoyed playing board games with our friends.
A huge well done to everyone in year 3 for their hard work this term and thank you to parents for your continued support. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year!
Year 3 will start their swimming lessons after Christmas on Tuesday 10th January 2017. They will swim every Tuesday until Easter. They need to ensure they bring with them every week a swimming costume/shorts, a swimming cap and a towel. Swimming caps can be bought from the swimming pool for £2.
Our Christmas party is Thursday 8th December. The children can come to school dressed in party clothes. We would like to ask if you could kindly provide a small donation of food for the children to enjoy.
Our Christmas play will be on Friday 16th December at 10am. We will be sending a letter home with your child's part in the play including any lines they need to learn.