We have been swimming in and investigating the ocean this week, linking our work to the poetry book ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. The children have created an ocean by making many sea creatures using different craft techniques. We made snorkels on Wednesday which caused much amusement.
Alongside this work, we have eaten ‘fish in the sea’ (tinned fruit in jelly), been fishing in the water tray and created a boat from big bricks. We had a visitor on Tuesday who spoke to us about the different creatures that live in the sea. We enjoyed exploring what was in her sea shore bag; especially the coral.
As Sports Day is looming we have been practising our races and how to run in straight lines! Weather permitting on Tuesday; we should have a great time with the Nursery and Reception Sports Days. Reminders have been sent out with your child but if you did not receive one, then please ask your child’s teacher. Fingers crossed for the sun!
Home learning Word version – Home learning for Commotion in the Ocean part 2
Home learning PDF version – Home learning for Commotion in the Ocean part 2
Our Geography topic this term is hot and cold countries. We have been learning the names of the 7 continents and finding out about different climates. Our role play area has been transformed into a travel agents and airport. We have all made our own passports and have enjoyed taking lots of fun trips!
We have been continuing to use the outside area as part of the Wildlife Trust’s 30 days wild challenge. This week we made bookmarks from leaves and petals which we found in the foundation garden. We found so many different shapes and colours and the results were beautiful.
In Maths we have been learning about position, turns and co-ordinates. We created our own treasure maps and plotted features then wrote the co-ordinates.
Finally, in English we are looking at stories with fantasy settings. We have been watching stories about Mr Benn . We have loved finding out which costume he will choose and where his adventure will take him. Next week we are writing our own stories. Where will your story take you?
The children have been having fun at break times and lunchtimes learning tricks with their new yo-yos.
You can find photos of the Year 2-6 Sports Day by clicking here.
What a busy week we have had in Year 3!
We would like to start by thanking you for coming and supporting during Sports Day. The children performed brilliantly and we are all proud of them. We have had lots of positive feedback, thank you.
Also this week, we have been conducting Science investigations. We have been looking at Friction and Magnetism.
Photos will follow.
Next week, we are going to be looking at Rivers during Topic and this links to the homework that was set this week.
Mr. Prosser and the Year 3 Team.
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Years 2-5 were treated to a spectacular show on Monday containing magic tricks, yo-yo stunts and lots of laughs. The NED Show introduces some important themes through a cartoon character called NED. NED stands for: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. These themes were explored in fun and engaging ways and the children were able to participate throughout. They all left the hall with big smiles on their faces!
If you would like to find out more about the NED show or access tutorials on how to perform different yo-yo tricks then please visit their website by clicking here.
Our School Fete last week was a fantastic success. We welcomed children, parents, friends and carers on to the school site to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer. These included a raffle with some super prizes, ice cream to cool you down on a hot afternoon, bouncy castles, archery, bric-a-brac stalls, splat the teacher and many more games run by both staff and children. We would like to thank everyone for coming and for our amazing PTA who put so much work in to planning and running the event. We hope you enjoy the photos!