Monthly Archives: May 2019

Business as usual in Year 3!

We might be about to break up for half term, but our busy schedule in Year 3 has continued into this final week! The glorious sunshine we’ve experienced all week has allowed us to continue with our investigations into light and shadows. This time, we’ve explored how the position of the sun affects the direction and length of a shadow. Even in our half hour intervals, the results were striking! 

As part of our English topic, we have written some explanation texts for cracking contraptions that we invented, using the Teacher-Pleaser as our guide. The children did a fantastic job explaining each feature of their machine, its purpose and its location. This morning, we even shared our texts with Year 4, who were able to read their narratives to us too! 

All this hard work and hot weather hasn’t depleted our energy levels too much either! We’ve been keeping fit and creating circuit rotations with a range of heart-racing activities; the children were particularly exhausted by the marching soldiers station!

Alongside all the fantastic learning going on in (and out!) of the classroom, there have been some brilliant examples of home learning this week. A mixture of activities to support mental well-being, as well as some incredible volcanic creations, have brought a smile to our faces! Over half term, make sure to send us some pictures of your exciting activities or cool creations- we’d love to display some more 3D volcanoes in our corridor!

Well done for another fantastic half term, Year 3- you deserve a break! Have a brilliant half term. 

Fairies and Unicorns

As RSD settle back into their old classroom and the nursery settle into their temporary one, our thoughts have turned to unicorns and fairies this week. We have read some delightful stories around this subject and have worked on many activities including: creating pictures and paintings of our interpretations of fairies and unicorns; had pony races; talking about the tooth fairy and teeth hygiene; and writing letters to the tooth fairy.

We have also been making the most of this lovely weather and exploring our Discovery Garden.

Let’s hope the weather stays fine for the half-term and we wish you all a great family time.

On returning to school, we would appreciate any:

  • Reclaimed materials – clean containers, boxes etc.
  • Bags of soil
  • Plants for our garden
  • Unwanted c.d’s/records – for use in our transient art area. Thank you.