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Year 3 have been invited to be part of a project based around sculptures created by Louise Plant. The 'Ps' sculptures are currently on display in Bishop Market Place; with a further exhibition in the Town Hall.
Once we had viewed the sculptures outside, we went inside to view smaller versions of the 'Ps' in all shapes, colours, textures and sizes. We discovered that each one seemed to have a personality of it's own! We then had the opportunity to draw some life-form pictures to use in order to form our own sculptures back at school.
Back at school we used wire to create our own sculptures, then covered them with foil, we finally purposefully bent our sculptures to make them more abstract in form. This project will also involve our children in three workshops; including dance, music and drama. The drama workshop will be led by a former Crook Primary School pupil!
We have been busy this week in Year 3 planning, drafting, writing, publishing and finally reading our stories.
We have been focusing on the book 'The Lost Happy Endings'. This inspired us to write our own version of the story. Year 3 used the pictures from the book to write their own story. We planned using notes and key words, which will help to write our final story.
Once we planned we started writing. It was fine to make mistakes or change our ideas as we went. When we were happy with our story we produced a final version.
Finally we were lucky enough to use the ICT suite to type up our stories and we made books, with a front cover and a blurb. After that we took our books down to Year 1 and read to the children.
This has inspired 3F to open their own library within class. Hopefully we will have it up and running after half term where children from KS1 can come and take books out to read!
We're all very excited that The Royal Shakespeare Company are visiting us again to give us a community performance of 'Julius Caesar,' by William Shakespeare. Following their huge success when they brought us, 'The Famous Victories of Henry V,' they've chosen the bloodthirsty tale of Caesar who was assassinated by his friends, starting a war between the generals of Rome. It promises to be even better than their last performance and is 90 minutes of pure entertainment.
This performance is packed with action, lots of sword fighting and daggers drawn. It's especially adapted for families and is suitable for children over the age of 7 years. If your children are not old enough to attend, come by yourselves and bring your friends.There'll be plenty of audience participation as you cheer for Caesar and Brutus. Which side will you be on?
Tickets are available from Mrs. Gentles or from the office at Crook Primary School, priced at £5 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There are a small number of tickets left so don't delay. Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 28th February in our main hall and meet the actors before the play starts. We guarantee you will be more entertained by than anything on TV that night!
Every Tuesday Year 3 now have a 'Maths Challenge Tuesday' where the children will use their previous learning from this year and last year to help them to do problem solving and reasoning tasks.
Yesterday, the children played Number Guess Who where they had to use a range of questions to solve which number their partner had chosen from the number board. These were focused around their understanding of place value. The children are really excited to challenge themselves and are really enjoying this maths!
The children are also really enjoying swimming and Miss Bryson and Mr Hutchinson are reporting back that they are making excellent progress.
Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a relaxing holiday and are ready for the year ahead.
On Monday 15th January we will be having an information meeting at 3.30pm for all Year 3 parents/carers in Mrs Ferguson's room. This will be to update you on any changes and any upcoming events and we look forward to seeing you.
Year 3 have been having an enjoyable last few weeks to the term. 3A were the dojo champions and were rewarded with a trip to Hall Hill Farm. The children got to meet Santa Clause, have a tractor ride and meet and feed many of the animals.
We also had a Christmas tree competition which the children made some amazing decorations for our Christmas trees.
On Thursday we had our Christmas party where children showed off their dance moves and ate a lot of party food!
On Friday the Crook factor winners were announced and Year 3 had a winner as part of the winning singing duet of Kaycie-Leigh and Kyrell.
This final week we are having our final dress-rehearsals and before our big performance on Friday.
Even though it is our last week until Christmas Year 3 are still working hard.
We have decorated our real Christmas tree with handmade robins, this ties in with the book with have been reading; Coming Home.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading this Christmas themed story. We even wrote our own versions of the story and took them along to Year 1 to read to the children.
We have been working hard practising our play. We are so excited to perform in front of parents, friends and family on Friday 22nd December at 10am!
Last month Mrs Gentles attended training with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. As usual, the RSC worked to the very highest standards with a group of teachers from across England. Mrs Gentles gave a presentation to teachers about the work of our cluster of Durham and Sunderland schools led by Crook Primary School.
The rest of the time was spent planning and organising for the second year of our Associate Schools Programme. This programme has followed on from our very successful involvement in the RSC's Learning Performance Network, which we joined in 2009. We have another exciting year of Shakespeare ahead of us.
Earlier this month the RSC's director, James Farrell, came to Crook Primary to train our cluster of teachers who are working hard with their children to produce some innovative performances of Macbeth for our Shakespeare Festival at King James 1 Academy next March. He was very inspirational and all teachers left school that day feeling they had learned a lot and excited and prepared to tackle this wonderful play with their pupils.
In February they RSC's actors will arrive in Crook Primary to perform a children's version of 'Julius Caesar' for us. Tickets will go on sale in the New Year, so look out for information about this exciting event which will take place on Wednesday 28th February 2018. The actors have visited us twice before and always produce an amazing performance for the whole family.
We have been very busy in year 3! We tested our soil that we collected! We have been to the cinema, which has inspired some fantastic writing and we have made some Canopic Jars with the help of parents.
Jayden Heslop "This soil has roots in it!"
Kelsey Beasley " It must mean that soil is good to grow plants in it!"
We have had such an exciting start to this half term. Dressing up for Halloween! Everyone made such a fantastic effort. Well done to 3F star Kelsey for winning best dressed!
3F worked so hard last half term they won the dojo champion treat. We enjoyed a morning bouncy on the inflatables. It was great fun.
In year 3 we have put on our science hats ready to start an investigation. We went out on to the school grounds to collect different types of soil!
We will be investigating the permeability of these soils later in the week ....