On Monday 13th November Year 3 got to experience what life as a Viking might have been like. We went to Bishopswood and did a range of activities.
The children got to make a viking thumb bowl, hammer a copper broach and learn how to spin wool!
They then had a chance to go into a replica Viking longhouse and 'row' a viking longboat. What a fantastic (if slightly chilly!) day!
See above for photos of our adventure!
In class we had a go at designing and creating our own viking shields. We had to think about the colours that they would have used and the designs that they might have included. We then made them!
Welcome to a new Autumn Term
Another year has arrived! The children in Class 3 have a lot to do!
So far we have already had harvest festival and written some fantastic stories based on the Enormous Turnip!
We are also in the middle of learning about the Vikings...More to follow soon!
Ellen the artsist
Over the last term we have had Ellen come in and work with each class in school. In Class 3 we created picture frames using cardboard, tissue paper, clay and other resources. We then painted them in two colours, learning about the colour wheel and which colours work well together.
After that we used a range of black and white photos of our school from the 1960's right through to the current Class 3 children. We used bright colours to make different aspects of the pictures stand out. These were then framed and used as part of the overall design Ellen had created.
We can't believe that it is already the start of the summer term! Once again we are going to make sure Year 3 are kept busy.
This terms topic is 'Health and Fitness'. The children will be looking at how our bodies work and the best ways to look after them. We have already started looking at the eat well guide!
Shoe Box Theaters
Earlier this term we wrote play scripts based on fairy tales. Then as part of Arts week, we designed and created shoe box theaters in which to put on a mini production based on the scripts we wrote.
We are now looking forwards to being able to put on our performances for our classmates to see!
Class 3 have been very busy learning all about measuring. They have participated in lots of different activities that have ranged from measuring the lengths of dinosaurs (the actual length!) using trundle wheels on the playground, to having a capacity morning! We are now experts!
Chinese new Year
To celebrate Chinese New Year, all the children in school got given an opportunity to make kites! They then got to take them home and I have been told have had great fun flying them!
These are a few examples from Class 3
In Year 3 this year we have used the story of the Nativity to allow the children to develop their animation skills. The class all worked in pairs to create different parts of the Nativity story over a four week unit of work. They had to plan out their story using a story board, create the back drops and characters and then film, edit and save their own work. We then all worked together to move all files of animation into a final iMovie video for you all to see. This will soon be available on the website once we have upgraded the storage, I hope you all enjoy it!
ELF & Safety
This week Year 3 and 4 teamed up for some seasonal science. Mr Hayhoe and Miss Dobbs received a letter from Santa Claus asking for help from the children. Their goal was to design a way for an elf to travel down a zip line safely and quickly. Finding a safe way for the elves to deliver presents would certainly reduce Santa's workload.
Working in small groups, the children designed and built their creations for testing. They created some amazingly inventive designs, displaying superb scientific thinking and understanding of fair testing.
Welcome to Class 3 2016-2017
It's always exciting to start an new year in school and this year is no different!
Half term is nearly upon us and we've already squeezed a lot in!
The children in Class 3 have already learnt lots about our new topic - Vikings !
They have learnt about where they came from, where they lived, what they believed in and have even had a go at making shields on 'No pens Wednesday'
We've also had a whole school European day of languages where Class 3 celebrated all things Icelandic.
We have also been working really hard in Numeracy on our fractions. We even managed to squeeze some Smartie fractions problem solving in!
(We didn't eat any either!)
Summer term in Class 3
Sam from Worcester Warriors Education Team came out to teach the children lots of skills that could then be used within a game situations. It was great fun!
We even got to help out Tim Peake! We
were one of the lucky schools which applied for and received 2 packets of seeds from Tim. One pack had been into space and the other had traveled around the world. We didn't know which were which!
KS2 then split them up amongst the classes and we all got to grow some of the seeds. Lots of measuring and recording happened and our results were then sent to the UK Space Agency to be analysed. We will be sent the results at a later date. We do however now know that it was the Blue packet that went into space!
Christmas has once again come and gone and Class 3 have come back raring to go!
This term we will be looking at 'Vikings.' We have already done research on the iPads to find out facts and have learnt that they originally came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Within Literacy we are learning about Play scripts and have had a go at doing some acting already. This week we are looking forward to going on a whole school trip to see 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.' Photos to follow...
The Great Eggsperiment
Year 3 and 4 had great fun just before Christmas with the Great Eggsperiment.
The challenge that was set was to create in mixed groups a way of getting their unboiled egg to withstand being dropped out of the window in school house.
Here is how it went...
We love to learn outdoors and have spent time creating clay creatures and faces using the outdoors as a stimulus. These are some of our creations...
Welcome to Class 3's Autumn term page! What a lot we have already done and we have only been back for half a term! During the first half term we looked at the topic water. We learnt about the natural and the man made water cycle and even visited a sewage treatment plant, which was fascinating!
We have also celebrate many things through special events such as a friendship day at Elmley Castle where we took part in lots of activities. These included a village walk, a forest school session, artwork and sports
Once again Year 3 have been very busy!
We have visited Cheltenham Science festival and learnt all about slime! We also looked around their discovery area and learnt lots about glowing bacteria and how to make cars fly!
We attempted to watch the Solar eclipse. Mrs Millar even bought us all special special glasses to protect our vision. Sadly it was too cloudy to see much
Class 3 and 4 visited Upton Warren and spent the day doing outdoor and adventurous activities. It was fantastic!!
We were looking at Romans as our spring topic and went to visit the Corinium museum in Cirencester
Wow what a half term we have already had!
Over the last half term we have fitted so much in!
The children have been working with the i sing Pop team (and created their own CD which the children could then purchase).
We have also had European day of languages where we looked at Italy as our country. We even had a continental breakfast.
As well as all of that we have also been busy with our PE. This term we have participated in KS2 cross country running where we used the Bredon playing fields to run 1.5 kilometers.
We have also had the chance to use the new shuffle boards in the school hall (great for a rainy day PE session!)
Then in Computing we have had a chance to write and adapt programmes for the Bee-Bot app on the new ipads!
Don't worry there is still much to be done! Christmas play here we come!
The summer term has nearly come to an end.
Class 3 have worked really hard this term and had lots of fun!
Below are some of the things we have been up to this term.
This week has been sports week and the children have been able to participate in a wide range of activities from karate to golf! They have really enjoyed everything and had a fantastic sports day yesterday too!
Class 3 have had an amazing year, I wish them all the best in Year 4 where i'm sure the fun will continue!