Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 went on a trip to Elba Park where we looked at the maps to find our way around the park.
The children were able to identify where we were in the park by looking at the map. We stopped at the Miner’s Memorial to look at the history of where we live. Back at school we drew a map of our walk, remembering the route we took and what we saw on the way.
Stig of the Dump
In Year 3 we have been reading Stig of the Dump. We have drawn portraits of Stig and written a descriptive piece of writing about Stig’s cave. We have also made jewellery from clay to represent animal teeth.
In Year 3 we were set a homework project to make a cave painting for our Tribal Tales topic. We used our cave paintings to hold our very own art gallery in the school hall. We advertised our gallery by putting up posters, which we had made in our computing lessons, around the school. Our friends and teachers from around the school came to visit our art gallery. We have really enjoyed our Tribal Tales topic.
In year 3 we have been learning to make our own mini loaves of bread. We were able to use our measuring skills to weigh out our ingredients.
SAFC – Disability Awareness
Over the past couple of weeks Year 3 have been learning about different disabilities. We have been playing different sports/games with one of our senses taken away. This gave us an idea what it would be like to have an impairment. We have had so much fun! So far, we have learned about Autism, ADHD, visual impairments and hearing impairments. The children look forward to the sessions each week. We cover classroom based learning and physical activities in the hall.
We attended an annual skipping festival with other schools from our area. We were able show off some of our best skipping styles and perform a whole class skipping dance. We received a trophy for coming 3rd in the competition. We all had so much fun.
To start our new science topic about trees and plants, we went on a trip to Gibside National Trust. We were led by our activities leader Lucy to the campfire circle in the woods where our activity took place. We needed to climb lots of very steep hills to get there, it was very tiring, but we loved it! As an activity we were split into groups to build dens using lots of logs and branches from the trees. Our task was to build a den big enough to fit our whole team inside, we were all successful. Our activity leader Lucy said we were the best class she has worked with for den building, because our teamwork and communication skills were amazing.
World Book Day 2019
We all looked amazing dressed as our favourite book characters. Miss Watson even dressed up! In the morning she was The Very Hungry Caterpillar and by the afternoon she transformed into a beautiful butterfly!
National Marine Aquarium Visit
Year 3 were visited by the National Marine Aquarium to discuss food chains within the ocean. We discussed the different habitats of some animals and plants and made a food chain using this knowledge. We then worked in pairs to plan out and make our own food chains using card, drift wood and netting.
We were able to use our knowledge of food chains from our ‘Predators’
topic to plan and make these. We were very good at remembering which one was the producer, which one was the consumer and which one was the predator.
As part of our trees and plants topic, we investigated how trees get their water. We wrote up our experiment and predicted the outcome about which ‘trees’ would get the most water. We used the cups as a base to hold the water (the ground), we used straws to suck up the water (the trunk) and we used our bodies to act as the trees. We found taller trees (people) were able to get water from a further distance away.