Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 21
    Sep

    Art - Creating tints, shades and tones.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We started with our primary colour - yellow - and then added white, black and grey in small amounts to experiment with tints, shades and tones. Mixing colours is such an important skill. It involves scientific and mathematical thinking such as comparing, predicting, using more or less, problem solving and improves a range of fine motor skills.
  • 20
    Sep

    Art - Natural Paint

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We took to the woods today to try and find what the earliest artists would have used on their canvasses. We used a mixture of berries, fruit and spices to try and create our own paint. Great messy fun. We then turned the tables over to give the children the experience of painting upright.
  • 17
    Sep

    PSHE - Being Me In My World

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 were introduced to Jigsaw Jino today. He helped them to recognise their worth and to identify positive things about themselves and their achievements. Jino performed a little rap for us. We are looking forward to his next visit.
  • 17
    Sep

    Og is back.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Due to popular demand, Og paid us another visit today. We had to hunt fossils. He took us into the woods and tried to communicate where he had last seen his favourite stones. Once they were found, we came back into class to compare their characteristics and learn how fossils have been formed.
  • 16
    Sep

    Swimming

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Today was our last session in the pool until next summer. We recapped a few strokes and had a few relay races. Our leg and arm coordination has improved no end and we can't wait for next June.
  • 14
    Sep

    Literacy - Stone Age Boy

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are writing a setting description at the moment. We are using The Stone Age Boy as our starting point. Year 3 had great fun in the woods today, imagining we had travelled back in time. We then used our senses to help create a word bank to help us with our writing.
  • 13
    Sep

    History - Stone Age Timeline

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 were discussing timelines today. We developed our understanding of the terms era, chronology and time period. We discovered events of the Paleolithic Period, Mesolithic Period and Neolithic Period and had to order them. We were amazed at just how long ago this all happened.
  • 09
    Sep

    Science - Rock stars

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 have observed rocks closely and discovered that they have different qualities and features. They then had to group them in different ways according to their observable features. We then had to try and remember the name of 6 common rocks.
  • 07
    Sep

    Stone Age visitor.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 were surprised today when a visitor from The Stone Age came into class. "Og" helped the children learn some of the words (or grunts) that he used to communicate and the children taught him some of their vocabulary. Og also helped the children to build shelters, choose their lunch order and play a few games. It was great fun watching the children try and work out what Og was trying to say and everyone learnt a valuable lesson about listening and watching carefully.
  • 06
    Sep

    Welcome Back

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Hello and welcome to the year 3 blog page! We had such a brilliant day today. We played a few getting to know you games and discovered some facts about The Stone Age. We even had a go at painting using natural resources. Very muddy fun indeed! Keep checking this page to see the amazing things we get up to!