Mystery present

On Friday morning Y3NH came in to class to find a mystery present had been delivered. We had a go at holding the present and guessing at what was inside. After slowly and carefully unwrapping the present we found out it was 6 new Argos catalogues. The children then spent some time looking through and reading them. Here we are in action.

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If…if…if

On Friday Y3 did some learning on how to use the conjunction if. We talked about how we can place if in different places of a sentence depending on which way round you place the cause and effect phrases. We practiced moving sentence strips to create different sentences with if at the beginning of a sentence then in the middle. Here are some photos of us in action.

Stained glass windows

This week in Y3 we have been mixing our learning about Christianity and Hinduism by creating a stained glass window of the Hindu God Ganesh. The children have learnt lots of facts about Christianity and Ganesh over the last few weeks so please ask us about them and we would love to share what we have learnt with you.

We are all different

Last week was anti bulling week. The theme was ‘all different all equal’. As part of this Y3 decided to look at the similarities and differences between themselves. First we played a game where we had to swap places with someone who had something the same as us e.g if they had a sister and we had to ask each other questions about them. Then we got into pairs and wrote about even though we are all different we have things that are the same too. Here’s what we came up with:

The Story of Dawali 

Last week linking to our topic of India Y3 learnt about the Hindu festival of Dawli which was on Thursday. We learnt about the story of Dawali and why it is called the festival of light. Here is Y3NH creating a storyboard of traditional Dawali story about how a great warrior called Rama saved his wife Sita from a terrifying demon with 10 heads and 20 arms!

What is one?

This week the whole school is having a focus on the number 1. In Y3 we have been doing some hard thinking about how 1 can sometimes represent more than 1 thing. For example one bag of apples actually contains six apples, each of which can be cut into eight slices. So one bag could represent 48 slices! We demonstrated this knowledge practically by looking at other fruit packages and discussing what each one bag could actually represent. We then investigated this by cutting up the fruit to create a yummy fruit salad we got to eat!

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Dictionary skills

This week Y3 have been working on building up their dictionary skills. First we discussed what a dictionary is and how to use it. We then had races to see who could find different words in the dictionary. Finally we used our skills to find adjectives starting with different letters of the alphabet. 

Self portraits

Today in Y3NH we draw some self portraits to go alongside our fantastic ‘All about me’ writing we have been working on over the last two weeks. Miss Hall was very impressed with some of the children’s  attention to detail and their shading work when thinking about the colour of their hair. 

Direction writing 

Today Y3 have been writing directions to instruct people how to get to different places in WCM like the sports hall, the cafe and the bottom muga. We then followed our instructions to check we were right and made and corrections on directions needed. The final test was when we read our instructions out to the rest of the class and using a map of the school they had to guess where we had directed them too. Luckily we are amazing and accurate direction writers and everyone knew where our instructions were suppose to be taking them. Here are some photos of us in action. 

Break dancing

Every Monday the Y3’s are lucky enough to have a dance teacher come in and teach us street dancing. This week we had Chris come in and teach us some break dancing moves. Watch this space for some more moves next week and a performance for parents at the end of term.