Year 3 have been on a verb hunt! They found 15 different verbs to use to complete sentences and then had to sort them into past tense verbs or present tense verbs.
Today, we’ve had a Welsh focus in our activities: we’ve practised the national anthem, played “mae Simon yn dweud and made a Welsh art attack style picture using fabric. Roedden hwyl iawn!
Walk Around Northop Hall Village
Today, all of Key Stage 2 went for a walk around the village to get to know our local area. The children were in groups and had to look for different buildings and other human geography. They also conducted a litter and bin survey. Lots of children went to places they had never been before, even those children who live in the village!
To finish off our War and Peace topic, Years 3, 4 and 5 have written letters to bury in a time capsule for future pupils of Northop Hall to discover, just like the one we found back in September. All the children took turns to either dig the hole or cover up the time capsule. I wonder when it will be found!
Today we’ve been practising estimating and measuring skills. The children have had to choose suitable measuring equipment too.
Monday 26th November - Making Gingerbread
We have started to make gingerbread this week to sell at the Christmas Fayre! All of the children are involved and are learning about following instructions, measuring and the importance of hygiene! We will be cutting out the shapes and baking this afternoon. The gingerbread should be ready to decorate on Tuesday and Wednesday before finishing touches on Thursday morning. Please come and support the Year 3 stall.
Toy Shop Maths
Today the children made their own toy shops to practise mental strategies. Our focus was working out change from £2. We had lots of role play buying and selling in the shops. The children all worked hard but we had a few forget to pay!
Techniquest Light Dome
We have had a fascinating experience in the light dome this morning! We learned about how light travels, colours of light, light sources and wore special glasses that let us see how light is split into colours by different gases.
This week we have been focusing on Welsh activities. We have designed our own dragons, dramatically retold the tale of the ‘afanc’, and played games in Welsh. As always, we have been improving our teamwork skills with Year 4!
Year 3 and 4 Project
While some children are away at Pentre, the rest of Year 3 and 4 are finding out about “learning powers”. We’re planning our own movies using iMovie to explain to everyone what these are. Watch out Steven Spielberg!
We’re starting a unit on story poems this week using ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’ by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey. We’ve started to learn the text and are doing really well! Ask your child to tell you what they’ve learned so far. Today the children worked with their learning partner to map out the text using pictures.
Welcome to Year 3!
The children are starting to settle in well and have been working hard. We've done some team building activities, pictures below.
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