Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 16
    Oct

    Secret Student

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    This week, we have launched Secret Student! A name will be drawn each morning and if the secret agent manages to complete their mission, of having an excellent attitude to learning and models exemplary behaviour both inside and outside the classroom, then they will be awarded their certificate, have a dedicated shoutout and will be entered into the wheel of winners who have a chance of winning a secret prize! This week, Madison, Hugo and Mathilda have all achieved their double 0 status, successfully completing their missions. Well done all.
  • 12
    Oct

    PSHE - Being Me In My World

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have had an incredibly busy first term looking at self-worth and identifying the positive things about ourselves. Jigsaw Jino has helped us recognise what it is to feel angry, scared and sad and how to identify these emotions in others. Today, we understood why rules are needed and how they relate to rights and responsibilities by writing the learning charter for our class.
  • 09
    Oct

    Geography - Pin The Landmark

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We continued to develop our skills using atlases and online maps by naming and locating counties and cities of the United Kingdom. We looked at county lines, hills, mountains, cities and rivers. We played a hugely entertaining game of Pin The Landmark (think, pin the tail on the donkey, but instead of a pin it's Blackpool Tower or Buckingham Palace)
  • 08
    Oct

    New Class Reading Book - The Goldfish Boy

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour's toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy's disappearance - with the help of a brilliant cast of supporting characters.
  • 06
    Oct

    Music - Listen and appraise

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Our featured song this term is "Let Your Spirit Fly" by Joanna Mangona. We played lots of warm-up games to get our voices and our posture ready to perform. We then listened to the song and used our bodies to find the pulse. After listening, we talked about the song and answered questions together using correct musical language. We then sang parts of the song in tune, trying to keep an accurate pitch.
  • 02
    Oct

    History - Timeline

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We ventured out into the rain to get a better understanding of a timeline. We each had an important event and date in British history and had to find the correct position on a timeline we had drawn on the playground. We asked lots of historical questions and had brilliant discussions about why lots of the events occurred in fairly recent memory.
  • 01
    Oct

    Computing - Coding

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 continued to show off their wizardry coding skills as they set to work on the Tick Tock Challenge. They had to use specified screen coordinates to control movements and specify conditions to trigger events. If they were successful then they would have coded a clock to tick and sound a bell at different time intervals.
  • 29
    Sep

    D.T - Sewing

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are working with textiles this term. We started to design a cape for a superhero glove puppet last week. Today was the turn of threading our needle and sewing two pieces of fabric together. We became experts at stitching and tying knots (to ensure we didn't keep pulling the thread out of our needles!) Next week we will add further detail to our puppets and attach the capes.
  • 24
    Sep

    Settling into the term

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    It seems impossible to imagine that we were at the beginning of such a drastic change to our way of living six months ago. It's a little difficult to put into words how anxious and nervous (as well as exciting) it was to start a new academic year under the new normal. I just want to say how proud I am of how Year 3 have quickly settled into routines and adapting to new procedures. As well as trying to teach your children the curriculum, we are trying to teach them how to just be and be happy, to problem solve and take risks. I hope they are all enjoying the new term. Our classroom is full of laughter (and learning!) Thank you all for your continued support.
  • 21
    Sep

    New Class Reading Book

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Izzy and her friends are SO EXCITED about their school trip. They're going camping and there'll be marshmallows and no washing and everything. But then WEIRD things start happening! There are howling sounds at night, and some sausages have gone missing, and it's nearly a full moon...But it's when they see their new teacher's hairy legs that they know there's a werewolf on the school trip and they're all DOOMED!