D:Side Classroom Visit
Dave from D-Side visited Class 3 today to discuss the harmful effects of smoking. He discussed smoking and the law, the long term effects of smoking and peer pressure to smoke. Everyone listened attentively and asked Dave some very grown up questions about smoking.
Wendy from the Road Safety team came into Class 3 to talk to us today. We spoke about the green cross code and remembering to 'think, stop, look and listen' every time we cross a road. She also discussed the importance of wearing a seatbelt every time we travel in a car or a vehicle; no matter whether it is a short or long distance.
Class 3 have had a fantastic international day. We really enjoyed participating in a fun Sri Lankan dance today. We also learnt lots of interesting facts about Sri Lanka, including the population number, location of Sri Lanka, human and physical features of Sri Lanka, meaning of the flag and how to say 'hello,' as well as lots more. Ayubowan!
Local Area Walk
Class 3 have recently enjoyed their local area walk as part of their geography topic 'Local Area.' The children spotted human and physical features around the locality of St Peter's Cofe Primary School and looked at how the road system was set up. Whilst they were out, they sketched and labelled what they observed.
Class 3 had an archery session today. We learnt how to hold and fire a bow and arrow, thinking about how to do it safely and accurately. Next, we played some games trying to hit certain parts on the target to get high scores or different colours. It was great fun!
Year 3 enjoyed their chocolate workshop with David from 'Couer de Xocolat'. They learnt about the history of chocolate, how to taste it with our 5 senses, how it is made from bean to bar and also thought about whether it is always fair for the farmers and growers. In the afternoon they got to make their own chocolate creation!
Temple Newsam Farm
As part of their work on 'Charlotte's Web', Class 3 visited Temple Newsam Farm. We had a tour of the farm and learnt a lot about the different animals, saw lots of Spring babies and even had time for a play in the sun after our lunch. We will be writing about what we saw and using everything we learnt to help us understand more about the story over the next few weeks.
Class 3 have enjoyed creating their own clay tile using what we've learnt about Roman mosaics. We measured and rolled out a tile, imprinted the border and then decorated the tile with a mosaic patterned border and small tesserae stones with the initial of our name.
Learning today - Friday 10th March
Class 3 enjoyed their pancake races at Leeds Minster today. Everybody had great fun flipping their pancakes and there were lots of winners. Some children found it really tricky to choose from the favourite toppings of chocolate, strawberry and maple syrup to eat their pancakes with. They were yummy!
As part of their 'Romans' topic, Class 3 visited Murton Park and spent the day being Roman soldiers. We dressed in tunics, made a clay oil lamp, signed a contract to join the Roman army (using Roman script), practised spear throwing, sword fighting and the 'Testudo' formation. We had a great day and learnt a lot about life in Roman times!
Stone Age Masterpiece!To end our 'Stone Age Art' topic in art, we turned our classroom into a cave and created a collaborative piece of art. We dimmed the lights and used lamps, created a vertical surface by turning the tables on their sides and made a textured surface to work on. Once we had decorated our new cave, we sat around a pretend fire and listened to a story about how the Lascaux Caves were discovered.
Class 3 had a fantastic time at the Christmas Party. We played pass the parcel, enjoyed taking part in a dancing competition and loved musical statues! All of the children were ready for a drink and some delicious party food to finish.
Some pupils in Class 3 have been taking part in an after school gardening club. They have really enjoyed weeding, planting bulbs, looking at the plants and trees in our school environment and making bird feeders. We have a great time!
Spanish Salsa Lesson
Class 3 were joined by Pedro from Cuba and Mrs Wilkinson on Thursday. We all enjoyed a salsa session in the hall and asked Pedro lots of questions about himself.
Class 3 have had a lovely day showcasing their learning about Sri Lanka and performing their beautiful dance to the parents. What a fantastic end to International Week Class 3!
Local Area Walk
Today, as part of our Geography topic, Class 3 walked around the local area taking notice of all the human and physical features in our area. We also looked at how the roads are laid out and how everything fits together in the wider context. We drew the things that we observed and labelled them.
Year 3 have started looking at a new book in English called 'The Street Beneath My Feet'. We enjoyed looking at the detailed illustrations and folding out all of the pages to help us think about the different layers of the ground beneath us!
On Monday afternoon Year 3 were visited by an artist an illustrator called Sophie. She shared some of her work with us and helped us to create artwork inspired by our topic work (Our Local Area). We drew local landmarks with fine liner pens and added watercolours to our skylines.
Year 3 have been thinking about 'Push', 'Pull' and 'Twist' forces in science. We investigated the question 'Do all toys need a force to make them move?' by predicting the type of force they might need, recording our results and then writing a conclusion.
St Peter's Day
The children really enjoyed their archery session today with Mr Rose. Everyone tried hard to shoot their arrow at the target board with lots of laughter and success.
Temple Newsam Farm
Class 3 visited Temple Newsam Farm as part of our work on the book Charlotte's Web. We enjoyed meeting the animals and learning all about life on a farm. We looked closely at the barns in preparation for our descriptive writing in class.
Class 3 have been attending a gardening after school club. Here they are watering and weeding the raised beds. They have grown leeks, garlic and strawberries so far! They have also had lots of fun.
Year 3 travelled to Murton Park in York to spend the day as Roman soldiers. We dressed up as soldiers, signed contracts using roman numerals, made clay pots, threw javelins and fought sandbags with wooden swords.
Class 3 had a lovely time when their parents came to visit; they watched the Christmas performance, did a lovely activity, had a look at their children's books and enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits.
Class 3 have spent the last 3 weeks investigating chocolate, where it comes from and how it is made. This week they have designed their own chocolate bars in their 'factory groups' and then made adverts to promote their invention! Good work everyone!
Click below for a special message from Ms Burrows...
Good morning Class 3,
Your teachers have planned lots of lovely learning for you all and written you a letter and included some helpful information. Click on the links below to find out what she would like you to do. Let them know how you are doing on the blog.
Remember - only do the activities you have been asked to do.
We miss you lots - stay safe!
Love Miss Parry xxx
This will be our last week of home learning and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 8th March.
3 more sleeps until school starts!!!
Monday 22nd February is a training day so teachers will not be on the blog as they will be busy doing other jobs today.
How to use Purple Mash
Click above for a short clip to show you how to use Purple Mash - thank you to Mrs Vickers for putting it together for us. Please help your child to send messages to their teachers in the blog and upload pictures of their work. We look forward to hearing from you!
Click below for a link to Purple Mash
Important Letter - Please see Tigrinya translation below
Class 3 have been learning about Sri Lanka. We learnt about the Perehera - a famous parade and then decorated an elephant to make our own Elephant Parade!
Hello Class 3!
Click on the links to read messages and information from your teacher.
There are activities on Wednesday from Mrs Burrows and Mrs Pollard so please have a look at both links below.
Romans for a Day
Class 3 went on a fantastic trip to Murton Park where we were Romans for the day. We made clay oil lamps, wrote our names in Latin and did weapons training. We even scared away as Celt who was trying to invade the fort!
Year 3 led our Harvest Festival celebration. This year the theme was Caring and Sharing. The children used the letters in the word Harvest to explore different ideas such as how some people do not have enough to eat and how important it is to share with others. The children made harvest sheaves of bread which were shared with each class. Mr Robertson and Mrs Brady took part in a special Ready, Steady, Cook challenge to teach everyone about things being unfair sometimes. It was a lovely occasion and we joined with our parents to give thanks to God for the wonderful harvest we all enjoy.
Today we did an activity to practice our multiplication and division called 'Mathopoloy'. Our eight winners were Yosan, Efron, Hermela, Peniel, Isabella, Seth, Ike and Senai - well done everybody!
Harlow Carr Trip
Class 3 had a great day den building in the woods at Harlow Carr. Everyone worked well in teams and enjoyed constructing the shelters using each other's ideas. Although it was a bit rainy, we also had fun walking around the gardens, exploring everything there is to see there.
Classes 2 & 3 had a visit from a local artist, Peter. He showed us lots of different works of art and we had to be picture detectives e.g. Finding a painting with a horse in, a painting with a storm. Then we worked together to create our own picture. It was lots of fun!
Harlow Carr Trip
C;ass 3 visited Harlow Carr to learn about the weather. We explored the gardens, looked at the weather station and learnt about the water cycle - and the sun shone all day!