We had an amazing day out at Mount Edgcumbe via the Cremyll ferry. The children enjoyed playing beach games, rock pooling, shell hunting and creating beach art. The picnic in the Orangery was fun too.
Spectacular Science Week
The children took part in a range of fun science activities in the school hall as part of our science fair. Thank you to our Year 3 helpers!
Our science topic this term is 'Plants' and we have been busy planting cress in a range of different environments to check the best conditions for growth.
We removed leaves off a plant to observe the effect it has and also watched bean seeds germinate.
We dissected a daffodil and used a microscope to look at the reproductive parts of the flower. This helped us to understand a plant's life cycle.
We're waiting for our own individual flower seedlings to grow stronger before taking them home to care for.
World Book Day!
The Year 3 class attended a creative music day at the Guildlhall. They had to compose music to play along to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The children took part in workshops playing on many percussion instruments and using their voices.
The children created a soundscape for Grandma's house, thinking about what objects could be inside the house and trying to recreate those noises using the instruments. Some of our children even got the opportunity to conduct the whole class! The children also loved trying to create noises to represent the characters within the story: Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf and Grandma. They learnt about dynamics and tempo to create different atmospheres. Year 3 most enjoyed our songwriting workshop. We had to write lyrics to compose a song about Red Riding Hood.
We all had a great day and cannot wait to compose music for different stories and characters back at school!
Global Internet Safety Awareness Day
Tuesday 7th February
We had a very enjoyable day celebrating all we can learn and enjoy on the internet, whilst remembering how to stay safe and happy online.
It was very exciting watching Mr. Stonebridge collect our award for 'Digital School 2017' in our special assembly. We loved singing our favourite 'Click click' song to remind everyone of the internet safety rules we follow at school and at home.
Our Spring Term Class Assembly
Congratulations to our talented Year 3 writers!
The Year 3 children took part in a creative writing competition. They had to write a short, descriptive story about a monster that was exactly 100 words long.
We are extremely proud of Max and Harry who have received certificates for their writing and will have their stories published in a Young Writers' Anthology.
A fabulous achievement!
The Year 3 and 4 class had an amazing ramble across Dartmoor today led by National Park guides. We learnt about the journey of a river from the moor to the sea, including the use of man-made leats. These channel water to Burrator Reservoir, where it is stored for later distribution to Plymouth and the surrounding area.
We have been looking at various habitats in our local environment. It was lovely to see some of the ponies and sheep wandering freely and to observe a variety of plant species present.
Spring Term - 'From the Moor to the Sea'
Welcome back to an exciting Spring Term. We hope that you've all had a fun-filled Christmas and New Year.
This term our topic is geography based and we will be looking at our local environment. We will begin with Dartmoor and follow the path of a river to our local seaside. A superb opportunity to visit the great outdoors and explore Burrator Reservoir and Mount Edgcumbe.
Lots to look forward to!
Ten chapter books read over the Christmas holiday! What an achievement!
Who will be the next 'Superstar reader' to gain a Headteacher's Award?
It is marvellous to see Year 3 pupils selecting books from home, the city library and our class library in addition to their school reading books. There are so many favourites being read and recorded in reading diaries and children passing books they've enjoyed to each other. Current popular authors enjoyed by our class are Roald Dahl and David Walliams. Please let us know if you have a book you'd like to recommend. Maybe you could write a book review for our webpage!
Exploring symmetry and asymmetry
The Year 3 Team would like to wish you all a very 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!'
These children have gained certificates for their regular practise on the Mathletics site.
Please make a note of your password which is in your homework book and aim to complete a section each day to keep those maths skills sharp.
What an incredible performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Year 3! You should be so proud of your teamwork, confidence, creativity, acting and dancing skills. Putting together our piece was so much fun and your energy was infectious!
Stone Age Raft Building
Stone Age Topic Day! 9.11.16
Our super fun 'Stone Age' themed day was kicked off by our class assembly. The children were amazing and so confident. Well done Year 3! Here are a few of the highlights.
We then continued our fun in the classroom by learning all about the types of food that Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age people would have eaten. We all helped to prepare and make a tasty stinging nettle stew, oatcakes and stewed fruit for pudding. It was a delicious 3 course feast that we enjoyed while sitting round a camp fire. Mr Lloyd and Miss O'Toole led our camp fire singing. Such an exciting day!
Internet Safety Day!
Our Year 3 Viruses and understanding how to stay safe on the internet by signing a class charter.
Kents Cavern, Torquay
22.9.16 - Our Stone Age Experience at Saltram Woods.
We all had a fabulous time in the woods acting like real caveman and women. The children foraged around the trees and along banks to find berries, leaves, nuts and much more. They then used them to make paint for their cave paintings.
Welcome back to the Autumn term and our very exciting new topic,
'Back to the Stone Age'
We have already been busy booking exciting trips to Saltram Woods and Kent's Cavern to enhance the Stone Age experience.
We kick start the term with a visit from the 'Science Explorer Dome' on Thursday 8th September. The children will watch a fabulous chemistry show based on 'States of Matter'. Photos to follow shortly!