Year 3 have worked hard at home to research animals so we can make a class book using our learning about information books. They have used their homework to plan their piece of writing today. Well done Year 3!
This week, we went on a walk around parts of the village to carry out some fieldwork related to our topic Fantastic Beasts. We were looking for different habitats, the animals that might live there, food sources and potential threats. The children made notes and took photographs of what they found.
Welcome back to a busy term!
On Thursday, we had an exciting treasure hunt and code breaker to work out what the new topic will be for Year 3 and Year 4. The children worked fantastically well together to decipher cryptic clues to find all the locations around our school grounds where we’d hidden symbols. When the children found the symbols they had to break the code and use our ‘treasure chest’ of clues to work out our topic title. They discovered that our new topic is called Fantastic Beasts! We can’t wait to get started and I’ll be planning with the children next week.
Christmas Tree Decorations
This week we’ve been very busy making Christmas tree decorations for our school Christmas tree. I’m sure you’ll agree that all the children’s hard work was worth it as the decorations look very festive! Our decorations are now on the big tree in the hall following our special tree decorating assembly.
Year 3 have been working hard all week on our gingerbread project ready for the Christmas Fair. They followed the recipe and instructions carefully, measured and mixed ingredients, rolled and cut the dough before decorating the baked gingerbread. All of the children learned about the strict hygiene rules needed for cooking! Finally, we had all of our gingerbread decorated and bagged ready for sale. 3 children helped on the stall at the fair (a special thanks to them) and sold all our gingerbread within the first hour! We made £114 profit! Our next step will be to decide what to spend the money on...
National Takeover Day
Today we’ve had teachers from Year 6 teaching us about 5 ways to wellbeing. The children have been active, learned about multiplication tables, connected with their learning partner, given to Children in Need and noticed things around them by meditating. What a lovely experience!
The children took part in our school Harvest service in St. Mary’s Church this morning. Year 3 performed ‘Hard Frost’, a poem we’ve been learning about in English which links to our topic Dŵr. The children were very clear and loud, and remembered all the words well. Thank you to all the parents for the kind donations to the charity Water Aid.
Tales of Wales
We’ve had a fantastic afternoon learning about traditional Welsh tales. Ask the children which tales they’ve heard!
We’re learning about the water cycle. We’re using a song to help us learn some new words: precipitation, accumulation, evaporation, transpiration and condensation!
Dŵr Cymru Visitor
We had an informative visit today from Arfona Evans from Dŵr Cymru. We learned about the water cycle and how water gets in our taps - one of the questions we had from the immersion day at the start of our topic. In the afternoon we had a workshop where we had to plan a water system. It was very interesting!
We’ve been thinking about where the water in our taps comes from and have used maps to find places in Wales where lakes and rivers are.
Croeso i Fflwyddyn 3!
We kicked off our topic with a splash today! As promised, the children got wet and had a lot of fun investigating, observing and exploring water. They thought of super questions to base our learning experiences around this term. A big thanks to all the parents who let us borrow equipment. As you can see from the pictures, we’re already having a great time learning!
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