This afternoon year 3 travelled to St Catherine’s school to take part in a fun run. The children all showed great determination and sportsmanship. Congratulations to Lola who came 3rd in the girls race and to Freddie and Zac who came 1st and 2nd in the boys race, both across all three schools. Well done everyone!
This week Juniper class stepped back in time to Ancient Egypt! We discovered lots of facts about the process of mummification and listened to many stories told to us by famous Egyptian figures. Unfortunately, whilst in the tomb, we were cursed! However, by working hard and completing all of the activities we managed to lift the curse and be freed…we think!
In year 3 we have been completing a science experiment to observe how fertiliser affects how well plants grow. This week we have observed how the cress seeds have begun to grow! We’re excited to see what happens next.
Last week, both Larch and Juniper took part in a circuit challenge. Not only did we practise our sport skills (throwing, dribbling, javelin, etc) but we worked on our communication and ability to work as a team. Miss Reynolds and Miss Bennett were very impressed with the mature behaviour they witnessed. Well done Year 3!
As part of our home learning, we were set the challenge of designing a piece of artwork to represent one of the 6 main biomes. Miss Bennett was very impressed with our fantastic creations!
Today in Juniper class we completed a number of fun activities for anti-bullying day, based around the theme ‘change starts with us’. In one activity, we said unkind, hurtful things to an apple and then, kind, positive things to another apple. We discussed how saying these unkind things made us feel sad and sorry for the apple. When we cut the apples open, the apple that we had said unkind things to was broken and bruised whereas the other apple was healthy. We immediately understood the impact that our words can have on people. The bruises and broken bits showed us what happens inside each one of us when somebody mistreats us with their words and actions.
Well done to all the children that made bridges as part of their STEM week homework. They all look fantastic! Thank you for all your hard work. A special congratulations to Max whose bride won a prize!
Yesterday Year 3 travelled back to the Stone Age and spent the day at Celtic Harmony. We had the opportunity to take part in lots of activities – our favourites included practising our hunting skills and attempting to create stable shelters. We used our Stone Age knowledge to answer lots of questions and learnt even more facts about life in Prehistoric times!
This week as part of our home learning we created some beautiful cave art sculptures. These are currently being displayed in our classroom.
This afternoon in Juniper class we learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh who was known for drawing beautiful landscapes and portraits. We then painted his famous Starry Night painting. Look out for our new art display around school!