Year 3 had a fantastic time at Caldecotte last week and made some memories that will last a life time. Everyone had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities such as, high ropes, sailing and canoeing. The children even had the opportunity to sail their own boats out on the lake! One of the highlights of the trip had to be the opportunity for everyone to roll down the hill in a big group – it was so much fun! On Wednesday we will be having a special parent assembly to celebrate all of the children’s achievements and share photos with you. Until then I have attached a selection of photos from the trip to prepare us for the fantastic video presentation on Wednesday at 9:15am! See you then!
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
Year 3 have been learning about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and investigating the properties of different rock types. We had a fantastic afternoon classifying different types of rocks and then testing their different properties. As a class we made a prediction before the investigation and then spent time evaluating our scientific findings. Finally, we had the great opportunity to have a look at some fossils and have a discussion about the role of the dinosaurs in our history.
Year 3 have been taking part in their Stone Age ignite day! The children had the opportunity to come in dressed up as cave men and women. Then we took part in some fantastic activities! Firstly, we went on a scavenger hunt around the school to gather information cards about what cavemen used to eat. We found out lots about how they collected and foraged for berries and plants. Then we created our own origami mammoths and cavemen which was a real challenge that we overcame! We also had the opportunity to complete some cave art! We had the opportunity to create some clay houses and clay caves that the people would have lived in. What an exciting start to the project it has been!
On Thursday 15th March, some Year 2 and Year 3 children were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Stantonbury Theatre to watch a special performance. We left just after our lunch and walked across to the theatre, once we arrived we took our seats and had a fantastic view! The whole show was performed by just one lady, Danyah Miller, who had the audience captivated. We listened to several stories all from the perspective of a small boy called Thomas, who certainly had a few adventures during his life. We left to return just before the end of the day and as the time ticked on we had some very tired legs and some competitive walking from Miss Lovelock and Mrs Regan. All in all the children and adults had a brilliant time and definitely came away believing that unicorns exist!
Check out our first edition of the Roving Reporters news! It was really interesting coming round to interview you all. Keep watch for future editions published here!
Read Issue 1 Here
Year 3 have had the fantastic opportunity to work with a local artist and create some fantastic lanterns! We have had the opportunity to develop a number of artistic skills including wood turning. The children were given different pieces of willow which were provided by the Canals and Rivers Trust to create different animal sculptures that will be turned into lanterns. Some of the children then had the opportunity to work in pairs and create some smaller lanterns from the willow that will be put on display in Campbell Park on the second of December. After this, the children then decorated the lanterns with different tissue paper and placed lights inside. This created a beautiful light effect that makes the lanterns look amazing in the dark. Hopefully we will be able to keep some of the fantastic lanterns after the festival and put them on display in the hall.
Chestnut class have been learning the 'A' note on the recorders for the last couple of weeks. Here's a sneak peak of what we have been learning!
Year 3 have been finishing off our volcanoes topic with a bang! As part of a special sculptures project with Miss. Lovelock, the children created their own volcanoes. This afternoon, we went outside and explored chemical change by mixing bicarbonate of soda with vinegar and made our volcanoes erupt. The children loved it and are now looking forward to next half term's project of Antarctica!