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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.
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!