Welcome to Class 3!
Our Class 3 pupil team!
Summer Term 2018
Folk Song Recording Session
Canoeing Adventure Day
Crossing the River!
Owl Sanctuary visit
Investigating the life of plants!
We are Sailing!
Folk Song Project
Blue Sky, White Wing
Tales Told in Tents
Spring Term 2018
This Week in Science we continued our learning to do with forces and investigated the effect of friction upon a moving object. In this lively, hands-on lesson, we had to test different materials on the ramp to see which created the most friction and made it more difficult for the toy car to start moving. We followed the Scientific Method, making predictions, testing and evaluating our results.
Force of Friction!
Whilst revising how to write a list, including using commas to separate items, Class 3 got creative and explored a variety of list poems that ranged from serious to very silly! We started off by composing and sharing ideas using similies, alliteration and rhyme and put them all together to create this fantastic poem based upon an original by Gervase Phinn. We then chose our favourite poem and wrote our own versions and performed them to the class!
Class 3 List Poem!
Happy New Year!
After a lovely holiday break full of lots of treats, we decided to 'give back' to our local wildlife. To round off our work on 'Living Things and their Habitats' we spent some time investigating common garden birds. We decided to help them out during the winter weather and made some natural bird feeder using pine cones. We hung them on trees outside our class window and hope we will be able to spot any visitors that pop by for a snack!
Feed the Birds!
Autumn Term 2017
Amidst all the fun of preparing for Christmas, with our school disco, performances and rehearsals for the Christingle Service, Class 3 were delighted by a surprise visit from Father Christmas! We loved receiving our special gifts - our very own Santa hats and notebooks! We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ho Ho Ho!
Santa's Surprise Visit!
D.T. Week! We have been putting our Design and Technology skills to the test this week by designing, making and evaluating a variety of Christmas craft projects. We skilfully sewed and decorated Christmas baubles, designed and created our own Christmas cards, one of which was an effective pop-out tree! We also unleashed our creative choice by designing and building our favourite Christmas character as a 3-D figurine. There were lots of challenges along the way and we reflected upon what we had to change to make things work and also what we might do differently next time. All in all we were very pleased with our results!
Class 3 have been thinking about the winter weather and choosing different ways of expressing our responses to the change in seasons! With Mrs Galpin we have created textured tree pictures and as part of our English lessons we have each written a 'Winter Haiku'. We worked hard to include the correct number of syllables in our poems and also tried to include similies to create a wintery feeling for the reader.
Class 3's challenge for today was to design and build a web for Charlotte the spider using the craft materials they were provided with. The children had to ensure the web was strong enough to support itself and the letters that would spell out an exciting adjective to describe Wilbur the pig. They worked in pairs and had to discuss their ideas, how their design would work and how to make adjustments as they went along. They used their knowledge of spiders and how they spin webs to support their design ideas. It was a tricky but exciting challenge - we can't wait to see the results!!
Charlotte's Web Engineering Challenge!
Week 9: Charlotte's Web
Class 3 are really getting into their novel for this term - 'Charlotte's Web' by E.B. White. The children have been thinking about the different characters and the important events in the story so far. We enjoyed role playing one important scene which led us on to a great piece of writing. Well done Class 3!
Retelling a scene from Charlotte's Web
Week 8: Robert Delauney Paintings
In Art lessons, Class 3 have been studying Robert Delauney and have produced their own paintings inspired by his work. They enjoyed the challenge of balancing geometric shapes and contrasting hot and cold colours to create their pieces for this effective display!
Week 6: Fun with Fossils!
Class 3 absolutely loved learning about the life and work of Mary Anning and we looked in depth at how fossils are formed. We had so much fun making our own fossils by making impressions of natural materials into plasticine and turning them into plaster casts. We were so excited by the results!
Week 5: Sedimentary Rocks Demonstration
This week in Science Class 3 have been demonstrating how Sedimentary Rocks are formed over millions of years! Using slices of different breads to represent the different layers of sediment that builds up, the children buried 'artefacts' between the layers and used large books to weigh down upon them just as the sea does upon the layers that eventually become rock. We were excited to see the impression of our artefacts in the bread as it helped us to understand how fossils are formed. This demonstration was lots of fun!
How Sedimentary Rocks are Formed
Week 4: Rock Detectives!
Class 3 are learning all about Rocks this half term and have enjoyed observing, handling, comparing and testing different rock samples in our science lessons. We have learned that there are 3 types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic and have been discovering how each type is formed.
Week 3: 3D Paper Pillar Challenge!
As part of their maths investigation work, the Class 3 children this week had to test which 3D shape would hold the most weight. They were challenged to fold an A4 piece of paper into either a cylinder, cuboid or triangular prism. They then had to predict which would support the most number of reading books and test out their theories. It was an exciting challenge and the record was 21 books - can you guess which shape was the strongest?!
Paper Pillar Challenge!
Week 2: Marble Maze Challenge
To test our new-found teamwork and problem solving skills, Class 3 children worked in pairs to design and build their own Marble Maze using paper plates and craft materials. Each maze had to have a beginning, an obstacle and an end and the children could design their own system for scoring points. Once the mazes were built we tested each others and gave feedback on each of the designs.
Fun with Marbles Mazes
Class 3 have begun this year's learning journey by thinking carefully about what learning is, why we come to school to learn and the kinds of things that help us all to learn. We have been getting to know our new team and have been thinking about what makes a "Great Classmate". We have agreed to help each other as best we can as we continue with our learning this year!
Our Learning Environment
Class 3 Adventure Walk.
Spring Term 2017
Using our place value charts to multiply amounts of money by 10, 100 and 1000!
Class 3 - Components of a circuit PE/Science lesson.
Experimenting with our Switches.
In their latest Science lesson, Class 3 used their knowledge of conductors and insulators to create switches. We went on to test each switch in a circuit. Each child created a switch which could open and close a circuit. Well done Class 3.
Class 3 loving lacrosse... in all weathers!
Autumn Term 2016
2015 - 2016
Summer Term 2016
Class 3 Walk 2016 - Wansfell.
On Tuesday 12th July Class 3 went on our annual walk. This year we tackled Wansfell. We had a wonderful day and the children showed amazing energy and enthusiasm throughout. Below are the photos we managed to capture through the day.
Footprint - Bushcraft 2016
Science week 2016
Autumn Term 2015
Lacrosse 2015 - 2016
The Big Draw 2015.
During the Autumn term the children will be taking part in Football and Gymnastic lessons.
It is clear to see the children's love of PE and being part of a team.