Class 3 Blog

Class 3 Blog

  • 15
    Oct

    Music - Three Little Birds

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Bob Marley's classic has been the focus this term. We have been listening carefully to try and identify how many singers and instruments we can hear. We've also been finding the pulse of the song and repeating sequences back to ensure we are playing close attention. We are also improving our ability to sing along without the use of the words.
  • 12
    Oct

    RE - Hinduism

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have looked at the word belonging and discussed what this means to us and how it links to religions. We have looked at the story of Rama and Sita and had a great discussion about how the importance of good vs evil is prevalent across many stories from across different religions.
  • 11
    Oct

    Art - Light and Shadow

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 have continued to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity and experimentation. Today, we used chalk pastels to create Stonehenge during midsummer. They had to use their blending to create tone by creating shadows.
  • 08
    Oct

    Spanish - Days of the week

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We are continuing to look at core vocabulary this term. This week - los días de la semana - the days of the week. We discussed how the days of the week are not capitalised like they are in English. We had great fun singing the days of the week song. Numerous times!!
  • 05
    Oct

    Literacy - Recount planning

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    To prepare for writing our Stonehenge recount, we re-enacted the main parts of our day by visiting our very own safari park on the field. We got ourselves ready, boarded the bus for the journey, checked in and received our wristbands and even took part in a conga shuttle bus trip. This has given the children a real sense of writing for a purpose.
  • 30
    Sep

    PSHE - Dream School/Nightmare School

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    What choices might you need to make each day in school? How do the choices you make in school affect you and other people? Do you know who to go to in school if you have any worries? These were the questions Jino asked of the children today, before they then decided on what makes a dream school and what makes a nightmare school. Thankfully, Berkeley proved to be a dream school. Phew!
  • 29
    Sep

    P.E - Team Games

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 have been working as a team and choosing appropriate tactics to cause problems for the opposition. Mr Thomas talked through the rules of rounders and the children were so excited to play. We witnessed lots of fair play, lots of teamwork and sportsmanship all round.
  • 28
    Sep

    Stonehenge Trip

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    We have been reading about Stonehenge during our whole class reading sessions and were lucky enough to visit the monument today. The children were excited from start to finish and squealed with delight as we saw the stones approaching from the shuttle bus. We were all taken aback by the actual size of the stones and it gave us a great insight to just how heavy they are.
  • 24
    Sep

    Music - Performing

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Year 3 improved their ability to sing from memory, controlling the pitch and tone of their voices. We listened to several pieces of harvest festival recordings before settling on Harvest Samba as the piece that we would like to perform.
  • 23
    Sep

    PSHE - Being Me In My World

    Posted by Mr N Kavanagh
    Jigsaw Jino helped us to recognise how it feels to be happy, sad or scared and to be able to identify if other people are feeling these emotions. By popular demand, he rapped again for us with a few of the children joining in.