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Supporting mental well-being in year 3

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, Year 3 have been taking part in activities that benefit our mental well-being. These include group games, Drop Everything and Read time, going through our ’10-a-day,’ work on friendships in PSHE and even some Pokemon yoga! We’d love to see some well-being activities that you’re doing at home- send them through to our year 3 email!

In Science, we are loving exploring light and shadow! This week, we discovered how shadows are formed and how the proximity of light impacts the size of the shadow created. In our darkened rooms, the children did a fantastic job ensuring that their investigations were fair and valid, by keeping certain variables the same and repeating their investigation to check the results! Using metre sticks to accurately measure the shadow sizes will be really helpful for our next Maths topic too!

Hooray for home learning!

It’s been another busy week in Year 3! We have been so impressed by all the effort put into the range of colourful and unique home-made clocks created and now on display in our corridor. The children have made so much progress with this tricky topic and we’ve been amazed at the speed the children can covert from minutes to seconds as well as tell the time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock. Keep practicing at home! 

We’ve started to notice lots more of the children completing a range of homework activities around our learning in class. We love going through all the pictures you send through to our homework email, so keep them coming!

The children are really enjoying our Science topic on light and shadows. This week, we have looked at identifying whether materials are transparent, translucent or opaque using LED torches in the darkened classroom. 3RH managed to investigate over 20 different materials and were surprised by some of their findings! What materials can you classify at home?

Family Art Workshop

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Art Workshop this week. The group got to experiment with different mark making  and printing techniques and got a bit messy too!

It was lovely to see the children really focused on their tasks and enjoying working with their adult to create a string of summer bunting. The end results were really striking so fingers crossed for some nice weather so they can be hung outside.

Kents Cavern

It’s seems a long time ago now but we had a great time on our trip.  We learnt lots about the Stone Age and how the cavern was formed.  We got to do a prehistoric hunt , to dig for fossils and explore the beautiful limestone caves.  The staff were impressed with how well the children behaved and  with their enthusiasm and good knowledge.