Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 15
    Jan

    Wellbeing

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are providing the children a daily exercise activity as well as a wellbeing task. These have involved reading to plants or pets, building dens in your bedroom and sitting somewhere comfortable to spend some completing mindfulness colouring. It is so important to look after our bodies and our minds during these times.
  • 15
    Jan

    PSHE - Dreams and Goals

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Today, we had to to look at a series of pictures and think about the challenges they would be facing. We could write these ideas down or discuss them with a family member. We then had to think about all the challenges we are facing right now and discuss possible strategies to help us cope.
  • 14
    Jan

    English - Identifying features of a text.

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We're continuing our setting description immersion week with a look at the features of a text. The children were shown What A Good One Looks Like (WAGOLL) and given a set of features to identify and highlight. We will be looking at these grammatical features next week to include in our own writing.
  • 14
    Jan

    Maths - Live Fractions lesson

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We had our first zoom lesson this morning. Looking at how to compare fractions that have the same numerator. There was a lot of discussion using the correct mathematical language and I have been so impressed at how many of you have loved this maths unit. Due to the amount of positive feedback, everyone loved the lesson. I'm a bit sick of eclairs now though!
  • 13
    Jan

    History - Ancient Egypt

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    The Ancient Egyptians used picture words to write called hieroglyphics. It is a very old form of writing that they starting using as early as 3000 B.C. Hieroglyphics was a very complicated way of writing involving 1000s of symbols. Year 3 had a go at writing their name using this style of writing. Brilliant work by all.
  • 13
    Jan

    PE

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 have had a choice of activities each day this week to master their balancing, throwing and catching skills. They have been given a certain amount of time to complete a challenge and then have to repeat the exercise, trying to beat their score.
  • 12
    Jan

    Art - Mixing Colours

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We watched an online lesson from The Oak Academy today about mixing paint to create the colours we find in nature. We pretended it was autumn and looked at ways to make orange and brown. Then we experimented with different shades and learnt how to make darker or lighter hues. We then took these skills to recreate a nature painting, using leaves found in our gardens.
  • 12
    Jan

    Maths - Fractions

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We continued our unit on fractions with a lesson on comparing unit and non-unit fractions. Breaking the lesson down into manageable chunks has worked wonders as everybody is completing work. More importantly, we are gaining confidence using fractions and knowing how to solve problems.
  • 11
    Jan

    Science - Is it living?

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We recapped that plants and animals are categorised as living things, that some things were once alive and others have never been alive. The children then made a double page of lift-up flaps, with one flap for each life process and then decorated their work with images of living things. I have been blown away by the effort you have put into these pieces of work. Gold stars all round.
  • 11
    Jan

    English - Setting Description

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    During remote learning, we are going to try and adhere to our writing journey as much as possible. We've started with a picture stimulus of Egypt for our writing task. We will look to build on this initial piece over the next couple of weeks.