Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 13
    May

    Arctic Workshop Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We were joined by Vicky and Gill from Wicked Weather Watch on Thursday, and took part in a range of hands-on learning activities to deepen our understanding of how human activity is impacting nature and the environment. We took part in a melting ice experiment to measure the impact that global warming is having on rising sea levels, and the associated consequences. We explored arctic food chains and also were inspired to create our own movement sequences inspired by the Arctic's treacherous weather conditions. In class, we are now thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint to protect our precious planet and reverse the effects of global warming. Thank you to Vicky and Gill for inspiring us throughout our topic day!
  • 03
    May

    Telling the Time

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week in Maths, we have been learning to tell the time using minutes to and past the hour on anologue clocks. It has been quite a challenge for us, so extra practice at home would really help us get to grips with this new concept. In class, we have been using hand held clocks to make different times. There is a great interactive clock resource available on 'Topmarks' online if you would like to practise further with your child. See the following link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock. Of course, My Maths homework will also help to consolidate alongside this. Please ensure your child completes this by next Tuesday. Any additional practise will help to reinforce the learning in class, as this is such an important skill. Many thanks for your continued support.
  • 05
    Apr

    Happy Easter Holidays!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    It's been a fantastic Spring Term in Year 3. The children have all worked so incredibly hard and are now in need of a good rest! We had a relaxing day making Easter baskets and filled them with tasty treats to enjoy over the holiday. Have a lovely break and I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks! Ms Tough.
  • 04
    Apr

    Why do penguins huddle?

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We have been learning about how penguins survive the harsh conditions of the Antarctic. We were fascinated to learn that penguins use each other's body heat to keep warm by huddling. We wanted to test this out for ourselves and carried out an experiment using test tubes. We had to record the temperature of water in a single test tube and compare it with a 'huddle' of test tubes. We used thermometers to record the temperatures of each every two minutes and made some interesting observations. It was a big challenge to work in our teams. We were assigned different roles and had to think about how we could come together to use our skills collaboratively.
  • 02
    Apr

    21 Acts of Kindness

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    We came together to share our 21 Acts of Kindness, which we have been collating over the month of March. We could share lots of different ways to make the world a brighter and happier place, by putting the needs of others before our own. We created a class poster as a visual reminder of the many ways we can be kind and caring.
  • 31
    Mar

    Happy Mother's Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Happy Mothers Day! Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful weekend. We hope your sunflower seeds start to grow and bloom soon! Love from Class 3.
  • 29
    Mar

    Shoe Box Appeal

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    After Easter, we will be doing some Design and Technology projects involving shoe boxes. If you have any spare shoeboxes at home which we could reuse and recycle, please bring them into school before Wednesday 24th April. The more we have, the better! All donations are gratefully received. Many thanks, Ms Tough.
  • 29
    Mar

    Money, money, money!

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    In Maths this week, we have been using coins and notes to calculate different amounts of money. We have been converting amounts between pounds and pence. Next week, we will look at different strategies to calculate change! If you are out and about this weekend, perhaps the children could help out with paying for items at the shop! I am sure they will be more than happy to help you spend...!
  • 27
    Mar

    Magnets Investigation

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    This week, Year 3 have been getting to grips with magnets! We have explored how magnets can attract some materials. We asked lots of questions about how magnets work, and decided to do an investigation about how and why magnets are different. We planned an experiment to test which magnet was the strongest. We could make an object move towards a magnet without even touching it!
  • 21
    Mar

    Downs Syndrome Awareness Day

    Posted by Ms S Tough
    Today, we were thinking about the many ways that we all are unique and special. We wore colourful odd socks to remind us that we are all different - this is what makes the world a wonderful and interesting place to live! As Downs Syndrome Awareness day takes place on 21st March, we took part in 21 different circuit activities to develop our fitness. We needed lots of stamina to keep going. Great fun was had by all!