Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 15
    Jun

    Art - Tessellation

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We looked at the work of MC Escher and his fascination with repeated patterns. We will be looking to create our own tessellations over the next few weeks. This particular pattern was our favourite today.
  • 14
    Jun

    English - Mirror

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are using Jeannie Baker's Mirror as a starting point for our writing this term. We have discussed the similarities and differences between the Australian and Moroccan family. We are focusing on adverbs and sentence starters to add a narrative to this brilliant picture book.
  • 10
    Jun

    Computing - Pen control

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We had to design a diversity flag using the 2draw function on Purple Mash. We could use shapes, lines of various thickness or free draw if needed as long as we showed that we could control the pens we were using.
  • 09
    Jun

    P.E - Swimming

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    A fabulous start to the term. We had fantastic weather and listened carefully to all the safety instructions for these sessions. We are going to have a lot of fun over the coming weeks and we're all confident and raring to go.
  • 07
    Jun

    Term 6

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Welcome to the second summer term. We will be looking at diversity and inclusion for the next 6 weeks. This will be through all aspects of our curriculum. We can't wait to get started and designed our theme book covers today. We used mixed media to convey a message of togetherness and love.
  • 25
    May

    D.T - Castle Structures

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Taking inspiration from our recent trip, year 3 had to construct a castle using cardboard. They had to find ways to strengthen their design and could use a variety of tape to do so. They were constantly evaluating their design and refining it as they went along. Bonus points to anyone who managed to attach a drawbridge!
  • 21
    May

    Geography - Orientation

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We looked at how compasses are an essential part of a hiker's backpack during our whole class reading this week. We familiarised ourselves with the arrows and spent some time holding them in the classroom. Then we took them to the field to give our partners directions to follow.
  • 18
    May

    Berkeley Castle Trip

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    As part of our history focus this term we have been looking at castles. What were they built from? Why were they often built on hilltops? Why were they often near water? Who lived there? We visited the castle to find out the answers to our many questions. A huge thank you to Edwina for the guided tour. We loved the trip steps, the dungeon and trying to find the hidden dragons around the grounds.
  • 12
    May

    P.E - Improving performance

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We've been given lots of individual and group challenges this term to try and improve our skills. We've used a range of equipment to play team games and learnt how to play fairly and how to win (and lose) respectfully.
  • 11
    May

    Art - Clay

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We've looked at what makes an effective dragon eye and then used a variety of pencils to sketch our design. This week, we grabbed ourselves some clay and experimented with its texture. We used various tools to add the finer details. Next week, we will paint them.