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This week has been the start of our final half term in Year 3 and we started our brand new Geography topic; The Water Cycle. We started looking at key terminology of the features of mountains and rivers. Here we are creating our own river in the classroom and discussing the features.
Just a reminder that P.E days this term are Wednesday and Thursday. Please can we ask that children have a full P.E kit in school on those days, including suitable footwear (trainers/plimsoles) and earrings/jewellery are removed. Thank you.
Looking at homes from The Stone Age inspired us to design and create our own shelters! We designed a shelter in partners, looking at a variety of different materials, and discussed which would be useful for a strong structure that could stand up and withstand bad weather. We then discussed the meaning and use of 'diagonal struts' to strengthen our structures. Here we are having lots of fun making our shelters!
This week we've looked at both the camp from Stone Age Boy and the variety of different Stone Age shelters from the three different Stone Age periods; Paleolithic Period, Mesolithic Period and Neolithic Period. We worked in groups to recreate parts of a Stone Age camp, in our outdoor area. Children looked at shelter, preparing food and tools and camp fires. We then examined the different structures and homes back in the classroom and compared the different periods. An exciting part of our topic that the children thoroughly enjoyed!
A huge well done to Lydia and Eve for winning the Extreme Reading Challenge for years 3 and 4! Lydia has read with the pirates and in the deep blue sea with the sharks! Eve managed to read in the cockpit of an airplane! Amazing effort, girls.
This week we were lucky enough to have a Science Boffin workshop where we learned all about Space and our Solar System. There were some fantastic contributions and all the children worked very hard to win the Space quiz. Why not ask your child about the rhyme they learnt to remember all the planets in The Solar System?
And of course, the children looked fantastic dressed up as scientists! Thank you to all the families for their efforts towards costumes!
A huge well done to Ella and Sophie for their fantastic effort towards the March Mathletics challenge. Their scores were fantastic and they completed all their assigned activities. Super work, girls!
What a busy week we have had in Year 3. In maths we have been looking at length and measuring in centimeters, millimeters and meters. Everybody made sure they were very precise in their measuring skills and we even converted centimeters into millimeters.
In topic we explored different settlements and understood key words such as; urban, rural, hamlet, village, town and city. We discussed and described what the characteristics and features were of each settlement and identified such settlements in our local area and county.
As well as this, we also revisited local maps and even sketched our own local map whilst analysing the route we take to Crook Library and the route we take to go swimming each week. We plotted the route on our sketched maps of Crook. Super map skills, Year 3!
This week we are taking part in our yearly Mathletics challenge. Lots of tasks have been assigned to the children and the challenge is to see who can earn the most points! The winner will be announced next week. Who will be the Year 3 challenge winner?!
For World Book Day 2019 each year group looked at a particular author. The author we chose in Year 3 was Tom Fletcher. 3A focused on The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet and 3F focused on The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess. The children came in dressed up and looked amazing! We had characters from The Creakers, The Christmasaurus, There's a Dragon in Your Book and much, much more! Well done to all the children and their families for the wonderful effort towards World Book Day costumes so we could see Tom Fletcher's characters come alive and most importantly, thank you for the fantastic reading that happens at home.
This week was kicked off by the children bringing their favourite chocolate bar into school in order for it to inspire their own chocolate bar design. Everybody used play dough to create their own bar and used their imagination to think of scrumptious ingredients to include. They then designed their own packaging and thought of persuasive vocabulary to use for their own advert.
As part of our local study, this week we started looking at the local artist Norman Cornish, who was from Spennymoor. We looked at his mining paintings and tried to recreate and sketch one of his pieces of art.
For golden time this term 3A will be doing football and 3F will doing outdoor adventure. Please ensure sensible and appropriate outdoor clothing is brought into school every Friday. Thank you.
Well, the results are in and our Facebook experiment was very interesting! We shared a photo publicly and in 6 short days it got... over 3000 shares and nearly 700 comments! Within 22 hours it was seen by 48,000 people and therefore proving how easy it is for images to be seen and shared if you are not careful online. The children did a fantastic job presenting our findings in assembly.