This afternoon Y3NH have taken some time to visit our fantastic new library. The children were so excited to read the new books and had a great time listening to each other read whilst relaxing on the beanbags.
This week Y3 have been on an exciting trip to Creswell Crags. This is a place where real life cavemen lived around 40000 years ago during the ice age. We got the chance to make cave art, go on a tour of an actual cave that people lived in all those years ago and tested our survival skills by trying to build a den that would keep us warm and practicing our spear throwing skills so we could hunt for food. During our survival skills it even started snowing so we got a good idea of what it would have really been like in the ice age!
This morning, Y3 were joined by Alan MacDonald, author of the Dirty Bertie books. We went down to the hall, where he taught us how to draw Bertie, then he set us the challenge of creating a new book for the series. We created the front cover and wrote the blurb in the hope that he might use one in his next book! We had Dirty Bertie: Halloween, Dirty Bertie: Holiday and even Dirty Bertie: Explosion
Later on, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield visited school. She spoke to us in assembly and two children from each class had the chance to see her cutting the ribbon to unveil our wonderful new library! Mr Smith worked extremely hard to select books to suit everyone so we hope you will enjoy and cherish them.
In art this half term we are making Stone Age necklaces out of clay. Here we are in our first lesson. Keep checking in to see our progress.
This week world famous rock climber Steve McClure AKA Rockman came to visit Y3 and talk to us about different types or rock linking to our Stone Age theme. We got to hold some of these rocks as well as test our finger strength to see if we would make good rock climbers.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!