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This week we have been participating in Judo taster sessions. In the sessions we played some games and began to learn some signature moves. The sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by children.
A brand new Judo club will be operating in Willington Methodist church and will start at the end of the month. Children get their first session free to ensure they want to continue learning Judo, so it is definitely worth signing up for the freebie! If children then sign up they receive a free Adidas Judo uniform and white belt.
For more information and to book the free introductory session visit www.destinationbritishjudo.org.uk, call 0121 728 6987 or email email@example.com
This morning the Children's Leadership Team had the exciting task of opening the new Aldi store in Crook. They were joined by Olympic medal winning gymnast Amy Tinkler to cut the ribbon.
Amy followed this up with a whole school assembly where she talked about her journey to becoming a gymnast, tips on how the be the next top sports person and shared her bronze medal with the children.
It was fantastic to see such a big turn out for our parent afternoon this week. There was some lovely teamwork between children and families and as a result some detailed canopic jars were made - all ready to be painted after half term!
Following this, children and families also completed our Ancient Egypt vocabulary challenge - unscrambling topic words and finding the correct definition around the hall. Well done to everyone who completed it! The prize winner will soon be announced!
We were lucky enough this morning to have Olympic Gymnast Amy Tinkler in school. The children were very excited and asked some fantastic questions. Here we all are with her and her Olympic medal!
Today Year 3 were kindly invited to Crook Methodist Church by Reverand Ray for a celebration of Harvest Festival. Harvest Festival service is to celebrate the collection of food from the land, we sang songs and gave prayer. We brought food to contribute to our local food bank; it was lovely to see so many family members in church!
In recent years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets and planetary systems orbiting around nearby stars. Some are small and rocky like the Earth, whilst others are gas giants like Jupiter.
Children are invited to name an exoplanet and the star it orbits.
The proposed names should be of things, people, or places of long-standing cultural, historical, or geographical significance, worthy of being memorialized through naming of a celestial object.
Please return this entry by Wednesday 9th October where a class winner will be picked to enter the national competition. The names in the national competition will then be whittled down by a panel of astronomy experts, including judges from the RAS, to a final selection, with the public getting the chance to vote for their favourites in mid-November. The winning names will be announced in mid-December 2019 along with all other selected names from the countries participating in the competition.
Well done to all those in Year 3 who completed our exciting Muddy Mayhem afternoon on Friday. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm and resilience of all the children - even with the rain! Also, a big thank you to all the families who came along to show support.
Upcoming dates for the diary:
Friday 4th October - Church visit
Wednesday 23rd October - 1:30pm - Canopic Jar Parent Afternoon
Also please remember to ring our school office to book an appointment for our Parents' Evening (Tuesday 5th November) and Morning (Thursday 7th November) next half term. It would be lovely to meet with you to discuss how your child has settled into Year 3.
Just a polite reminder that reading books need to be in school everyday. Our Accelerated Reader time is 9am every morning where children are either reading or completing a quiz about their book once they have a parent/home comment.
P.E kits (including suitable outdoor trainers/plimsoles) need to be in school every Tuesday and Thursday. On these days earrings also need to be removed or plasters provided if they are unable to be taken out yet.
A big thank you to everyone who has started and completed the Mastermind Challenge set by Mrs Lupton! Remember you have until 11th October if you wish to take part. It can be presented in any way you wish - the most important part is the investigation, discussion and vocabulary used to complete it. Looks like there has been some wonderful, interesting discussions so far!
Welcome to Year 3! We would like to provide you with some timetable information you will find useful:
PE - Tuesdays & Thursdays (Swimming will be after Christmas)
Homework - set on Wednesdays
Reading book - daily
Topic - Ancient Egypt
Science - rocks, soils & fossils
Miss Bryson will teach in 3A on Fridays.
Over the summer holidays, we set the children the challenge of learning new vocabulary they see in the environment and having the readiness to present information about our topic in any form of their choosing. Some of the projects children had been working on were fantastic and their ability and confidence to present their information, to the year group, was remarkable. Well done to Ethan, Quinn, Savanna, Evie, Emily, Harriet, Seth, Brooke, Joseph, Leah, Jack and Tyler!
Find out about something that interests you and be able to talk about it using interesting words.
We have been super busy these past few weeks. We have started a new topic looking at light and plants! We planted our own plants which was very exciting!
We have also been busy recording our DVD for the DVD competition. We can't wait to share our production with parents!
Here are some pictures from our DVD to give you a little taster :)
Dates for diary;
Friday 5th July CFest
Tuesday 16th July pm KS2 Sports Day
Friday 19th July 11:15am Year 3 Prize giving
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.