Autumn 2018

Katie Daley-McLean
 
Inspirational World Cup winning England captain Katie Daley-McLean visited school today and led Y3 in some amazing training sessions. We are so lucky to have a visitor that has represented her country 102 times and get the opportunity to have a training session with her! 
Science - Skeletons
 
We had our mate Marvin the skeleton in Year 3 to help us learn about the bones in the human body.
Mindfulness
 
Year 3 loved the mindfulness activities that they took part in on Friday!
Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians
 
Year 3 loved their trip to the Sunderland Empire Theatre today to see Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians! We even met the author of the Horrible Histories series, Terry Deary!
Serious Research!
 
Our school library is an amazing source of information when researching topics like the Ancient Egyptians! The best fact today was that The Egyptians build the World's first lighthouse over 2000 years ago!
 
 

Class Liturgy - Belonging

 

We considered our learning in our topic about belonging and promises and planned a liturgy in pairs. We walked to the chapel hand in hand to show how we support each other. We acted our scripture about Jesus’ Baptism and danced to a song about belonging called ‘This Is Me’. We had the chance to ask questions and share what we wondered about and our feelings of belonging.

 

Modern Egyptian Music
 

Year 3 listened to some contemporary Egyptian music. We listened to ‘Zombie’ by the band ‘Sharmoofers’, we analysed the English translation of the lyrics and created our own zombie-inspired dance moves!

 

Link to song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA0BXDOq7_M

Maths Challenges!
 
Take a look at some of the challenging work that some of us have been doing in maths. Including loads of mastery challenges and coverage of some objectives that are beyond Year 3's expected level.
Egyptian Art
 
As part of our topic on Modern Egypt, we have learned about the renowned Egyptian Artist, Fathi Hassan. Hassan makes images and photographs using ancient languages as his inspiration. We learned to write our name in Arabic, the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, then we created our design using black paint in Hassan's style.
Comparing Numbers
 
To practice comparing numbers, we did a height investigation. We measured our heights in centimeters and then sequenced ourselves in order of height. 
Yoga
 
Year 3 had the chance to take part in a Yoga session this afternoon. Check out the concentration in their faces!
Times Tables
 
To help os consolidate our knowledge of the times tables, Year 3 have been playing Times table dominoes!
Liturgy
 
This afternoon we celebrated our families and homes in a class liturgy in the Forest School area. We also considered the changing seasons and read from St. Paul's letter to the Colossians (Colossians 3:12-17), learning how to be holy people.
Arabic
 
As part of our Modern Egypt Topic and inspired by 'The Day of Ahmed's Secret' by Florence Parry Heide, we have learned to write our names in Arabic. It was interesting to write in using different characters. Our writing will go towards an upcoming art work.
Concrete Maths
 
In order to learn how to count up in multiples of different numbers, some groups went outside and physically counted concrete objects to support our understanding.
French
 
Year 3 loved meeting their French teacher Madame Dryden. Today welearned some basic greetings in French, learned and performed a song called 'Fifi & Blanche' and Madame Dryden taught us loads about France and Paris, its capital city.
Place Value
 
In Maths, Year 3 have been  playing the Place Value Game to help and challenge our understanding of Place Value.
Rugby Day
 
Year 3 had a fantastic time at the annual rugby day, led by Mr Thompson and two coaches from Newcastle Falcons. We learned many new skills and showed a lot of real talent.