The teachers in class 3 would like to thank all of the parents/carers and children who have sent in items for volcano making so far ready for next week.
We really appreciate it!
If you haven't yet sent anything in with your child, the following items are still needed in preparation for our exciting activities planned for next week:
Newspaper (lots needed!)
Small empty bottles (250ml or less)
Multipacks of Mentos mints
Bottles of coke
Empty box of Smarties (or similar)
If you have any questions regarding any of the above items or if you are having difficulty sending any of them in then please let us know.
CLASS 3 ANNOUNCEMENT - 10.10.18
Today we elected our school council representatives. After much consideration, Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold decided to give the very important and responsible roles to one boy and one girl from the class.
We are very pleased to announce that Thomas and Reese are now our class school council representatives. The children will attend monthly school council meetings during school time where they will discuss topics that have been raised by pupils and staff in school. It will be their job to take note of issues and raise them at the monthly meetings where their aim will be to resolve these issues by discussing and deciding on suitable resolutions as a school.
We would like to wish both children luck in their new roles. Well done to the both of you!
CLASS 3 ANNOUNCEMENT! - 2.10.18
Over the weekend Miss Satchwell got married and became Mrs Archbold. The children in class three are getting used to her new name, as is Miss Aullak.
Star of the week!
This week our star of the week in class 3 is...Izabel. Well done! She has been an absolute star this week and Miss Aullak and Miss Satchwell are so PROUD of her
She has shown perseverance with her spellings and writing and showing continued improvement week on week in her spelling test.
Keep up the hard work Izabel!
Play this game and practise your times tables!
Times table grid game.Play this game online and improve your times table knowledge! It's alot of fun and really helpful.
Times Table FUN and games!Click on this link to take you to a page full of different games designed to help your child with their times tables.
Play our Interactive Maths Game!
Hit the Button - Interactive Maths GameWe are encouraging the children to log onto Topmarks.co.uk and play this interactive maths game which will help them with their number bond/facts to 20. The children are familiar with this game as they have been playing this in class with Miss Aullak.
A huge welcome to all new year 3 children and their parents and carers! We have a sneaky feeling that this academic year is going to be one of the best so far.
The children in Class 3 have settled in fantastically and are already demonstrating the behaviour, effort and enthusiasm needed to become confident, expressive and keen learners. Miss Aullak and Miss Satchwell have been blown away by how hard the children have worked and how easily they have adjusted to their new routines and expectations.
Our first week back last week was fun, exciting and fast-paced and I am sure your child has come home and told you all about it!
The children have already enjoyed getting stuck into our new English and reading topic. Keep an eye out on our class page for sneaky peeks of what your child is doing in class.
We will aim to update our class page weekly and share lots of details, pictures and videos of what is happening and what your child is learning.
Class 3 goes all 'Scientific!' - 5.10.18
Today saw class three don their scientist glasses and overcoats to partake in a seriously super science lesson. The children set themselves a target of being able to distinguish between man-made and natural light sources.
As a class, the children, along with Miss Aullak, created a life size 'Venn diagram' using hoops to show different sources of light. By the end of the lesson, the class were able to successfully state whether each light source was created by humans or were natural.
Examples of some of the lights sources the children investigated were; the sun, a lampshade, the eye, a torch, stars, the moon and many more...
The photograph below shows the life-size Venn diagram that we created in class.
Class 3's Venn Diagram
Reading for pleasure in Class 3 - 4.10.18
This week in class 3 the children have enjoyed 'Reading for Pleasure' in class once again. Reading for pleasure is the schools new approach to reading aimed at helping and encouraging childrens' enthusiasm and excitement for reading.
This runs on a two-weekly basis in the classroom and sees the children given the opportunity to bring in their favourite reading books from home. Every two weeks the children will read for pleasure for half an hour on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold will walk around the classroom listening to the children enjoying their reading books, reminding them about their reading targets and asking them about what they are reading (this encourages them to practise their comprehension skills, a skill they need to master for each book in order to change it.)
Have a look at your child reading for pleasure in the photographs below!
Here we go everyone! The children have started their next story map and this time it's an explanation text about the life cycle of a pea. All children have been given a copy of this in their story map books to learn with you at home.
Take a look at it below !
The life-cycle of a pea.
After completing their hunt for clues, the children in class 3 worked together as a group with Miss Aullak to reorder the images of different parts of the life cycle of a pea. Have a look at the photograph below...do you think they have correctly ordered them?
WE THINK SO!
A pea's life cycle.
It's 'Hook' time again in Year 3!
Yesterday, the children in class 3 went on a hunt for clues around the school to find different pieces of a pea's life cycle. They followed each clue and searched for the next one and solved each one as they went along.
The children worked together to find them and then they put the life cycle pictures in the right order.
Miss Aullak and Mrs Archbold took photographs of the class as they completed their hunt around the school grounds. Have a look at how much fun was had by all...
Pea Life Cycle Treasure Hunt
It's time to start 'Innovating'! - 20.9.18
After a fun-packed week last week spent learning and 'imitating' the story of 'The Princess and the Pea', the children in class 3 have started to use their prior knowledge of the story to begin changing it in order to create their own story based on similar ideas. The 'Talk for Writing' process has well and truly begun!
The children have broken it down into the 5 important parts needed to create a story. These include; the opening, the build up, the problem, the resolution and the ending.
As a class, Miss Aullak and Miss Satchwell have worked with the children to help them create 'Toolkits'. These toolkits are created by breaking down the original story bit by bit, innovating it and then sharing these ideas as a class.
The children have had such fun discussing these ideas and have managed to almost complete a 'box-up plan' of their own version of the story.
This innovation process is key in helping the children to use their imagination and gives them the skill to be able to adapt and link different parts of a story independently.
Take a look at some of the images of the work that your children have created so far during the innovation process. We hope you are as proud of them as we are!
Talk for Writing - English
'The Princess and the Pea.'
This week the children in class 3 have been wowing us with their role-play and drama skills. They have worked together as a team in small groups to tell parts of this classic story as a 'freeze frame'.
Each and every child played their part to re-tell parts of the story and then performed it to the class.
I think we can safely say that we have some very keen and talented performers in class and we are very much looking forward to continuing our drama work throughout the rest of term.
CONGRATULATIONS go to Lily-Rose, Max, Erin, Lauren, Georgia and Hallie who have been voted as our House Captains for 2018-19. Congratulations also go to our Y2 Vice-Captains; Stefan, Amelia, Noah, Lucy, Theo and Jessica.