Farewell Year 3, Class of 2016!
Have a fabulous holiday, Year 3. You have all made fantastic progress and should be so proud of everything you have achieved. We look forward to seeing you in September as Year 3 and 4 go 'Back to the Stone Age!'
Welcome back to an exciting Summer term. We have lots of fabulous opportunities coming up throughout our new topic 'Valiant Vikings'.
Today we had a fantastic Viking themed day where the children dressed up and were able to use their helmets and shields that they made in school. Thank you so much to all parents for your support with costumes. The children look absolutely stunning as Viking warriors. They learnt all about life during the Viking times, listened to a range of stories and then created freeze frame pictures of some of the scenes.
During the afternoon we made apricot oatcakes, just like the Vikings used to. They were delicious!
We had great fun making our shields and helmets for our Viking day. We designed symmetrical shields and used similar ideas to the Vikings. We painted our designs on neatly and tried to make them look as authentic as possible.
Our helmets were made by doing paper mache over balloons. We had to add several layers to make them strong enough. We painted them in silver or grey paint, cut out shapes for the eyes and added studs for effect.
Happy Easter Year 3! It has been a fantastic Spring term and we are delighted with everyone's learning and progress. You have made 'Children of the World' a really enjoyable and memorable topic. We look forward to seeing you after the holiday for some adventures within our new topic 'The Valiant Vikings'.
Have a look at home for your Anglo Saxon costumes from the Autumn term; we will be making helmets and accessories to create characters for our next learning journey. We have some exciting trips and creative days planned!
This holiday, we would like you to polish your 'time' skills. We have some tasks for you to complete, but the best way to practise is keep telling the time whenever you are near a clock! You should also receive your letters in the post, so please write an interesting reply! To allow time to do these tasks thoroughly and enjoy a relaxing break, we will save our 'bumper spelling test' for the 2nd week of term. Have a wonderful time and we will look forward to hearing all your news when we return on Monday 11th April. (Please remember your PE kit!)
Our Easter egg hunt was lots of fun!
We had a fabulous trip down at the Brittany Ferries port. We learnt about all that is involved to make the journeys run smoothly. We had a tour of the ferry and even got the chance to sit in the captains chair!
'Ten Pieces' Finale at Central Methodist Hall
We will be performing our Mozart Horn Concerto Dance on Wednesday 27th April. All the other schools who have been working on their 'creative responses' to one of the Ten Pieces will also be taking part in the 'finale'. Unfortunately, there will not be space for parents to join us on this day, but we will arrange a time to perform in school.
You can see video clips of other pupils' responses on the BBC Ten Pieces website, where you can also listen to and download the music if you would like to practice. (Go to 'Primary' and the music is under 'Key Stage 2 lesson resources'). Click on this link to be taken to our music directly.
Some of this term's award winners! A special certificate for the children who wrote and shared thoughtful disciple's letters in church at our Easter service. They did such a great job reading so confidently in the pulpit.
A huge 'well done' to Alex, Nat, Zech and Harry who collected over 40 merit counters this half term.
Mad Science Day!
We all had great fun dressing up as 'Mad Scientists' for the day.
We investigated the effect of sugar on teeth by placing hard boiled eggs (representing our teeth) in milk, water, cola, blackcurrant, vinegar and orange juice. We will find out the results next week!
During the afternoon the children were involved in a range of fun and exciting science activities. A great day was had by all
We experimented with magnets, created electrical circuits, tested propellers, rockets and parachutes and made bubbles of varying shapes and sizes.