A challenge was set out last week for you at home to send a picture of a blue flower to Miss. Lovelock. This could be achieved in any creative way desired - photography, painting, drawing, model, cake - the choices were endless. Every picture sent was so wonderful, we thought we would share them to spread the joy! Here are your creations!
Year 3 came in to a shocking discovery of a crime scene. Outlined on our classroom carpet was Tutankamun but the big question was... how did he die? Using a range of primary sources (from x-rays to artefacts) Year 3 became Egyptian detectives investigating the evidence available. Theories ranged from a chariot crash to murder by one of three suspects! We then created some Egyptian sunset art by mixing different shades of colours. Finally, we built a working model of a shaduf (which was used to lift a bucket of water from the Nile for farming) and chose to create 3D pyramids, 3D mummies and design our own death masks for a sarcophagus. The children looked fantastic in their Ancient Egyptian outfits!
Following the successful participation of all classes from Years 1 to 6 in the qualifying rounds of Great Linford's Great Big General Knowledge Quiz, the top three children from each class progressed into the finals. Again, questions ranged from English and Geography to History and Sport.
Years 1, 2 and 3 competed in the downstairs final which was hotly contested with the winning margin only 200 points and a score of 19,738. All children did a fantastic job and enjoyed themselves greatly which was fantastic to see. In third place was Jake, in second place was Stefan and the downstairs champion who lifted the trophy for his class was Nicholas.
Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the upstairs final. The lead continued to switch between year 4, 5 and 6 children throughout the final with all enjoying the roller-coaster this created! In third place was Eli, in second place was Mishael and in first place (by only 1 correct answer) lifting the trophy for his class was Jamie. Congratulations to all who took part!
We have been studying Ancient Egypt in Year 3 Project lessons and this week we tried to put our learning into good use. In groups, we decided to mummify each other. We talked about how they would have done this in Ancient Egyptian times and what positions they would have been put into. Although it looks easy, it was harder than we thought to cover up all of the legs, arms and body! If our dead pharaohs moved, it made it even more tricky for us! Did you know it took Ancient Egyptians 70 days to properly mummify a dead body? We sped this up and tried to do it in just 7 minutes... how do you think we did?
This week, Year 3 entered the virtual world through VR headsets as part of our volcano topic. We were able to visit volcanoes around the world, and find these exciting places on maps. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to explore volcanoes up close as well as seeing the insides of them to understand how they work. We even took a trip through space to visit a volcano on Mars!
We took a large squad to the athletics festival. All the children participated really well and did their best which was amazing!
Amazingly, 5 of our children came in the top 16 in Milton Keynes and they came to the MK Athletics finals last Saturday. The children showed determination, resilience, competitive spirit and great sportsman ship and we were very proud of them no matter how they did.
Our results in these finals were brilliant! Well done to:
- Jaime for coming 2nd in the whole of Milton Keynes in the Senior Boys Triple Jump.
- Joshua for qualifying for the finals of the Junior Boys 75m and coming 7th
- Geraldine for qualifying for the finals of the Junior Girls 150m sprint and coming joint 3rd!
- Tahera for competing in the Junior Girls Vortex throwing event and coming in the top 10.
- Sofia for competing in the Junior Girls Long Jump event and coming in the top 10.
Amazing! Thank you to all the staff and parents who came to support and gave up their Saturday!
A competition, which was run by the Parish Council for schools in our local area, was entered into by our Year 3 children this year. The competition was to design a poster to encourage people not to litter. A huge congratulations to Sofia who came 2nd out of all the children in all the schools that entered! Copies of all her poster will be produced on recycled plastic and put up in the local area.
After all the practicing, costume buying, prop making and acting, it was finally time for the Year 3 Performance on Rocking Through Pre-History! Year 3 gave a stunning performance taking the audience through the different ages in pre-history; the Stone Age, Iron age and Bronze Age. The children gave everything and sung their hearts out. We even had an encore of our favourite song.... Mammoth Hunters!
A huge thank you to the staff who stayed to help, the parents for continuing to support us with the costumes and by coming to watch and the biggest thank you to the children who were stunning!
Last night, Year 3 and 4 tennis team took part at the Year 3/4 Tennis Festival at Stony Stratford Tennis Centre.
The children played really well in their first festival and came 4th in their group. We are so proud of them! It was so lovely to see our young sports participants with such determination, resilience and amazing sportsmanship. Well done!
Year 3 had an amazing day today!
We have been out foraging, created a clay cave inscriptions, created (and made a huge mess!) a hand stencil out of flicking paint and then finished the day by learning a bit about woolly mammoths and creating our own out of paper!
We have had a brilliant day and so much fun to launch our new project. Have a look!