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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

 

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

 

 

Miss Durnin and Mrs McBride welcome you to our class page for 2020 - 2021. We are looking forward to the year ahead and will keep you updated with all we do!

Autumn Term

2020 - 2019

Dates for your Diary

Autumn 1

 

Wednesday 9th September – Polling Day

Friday 11th September – Mission Day

Thursday 17th September – SRB Feast Day

Wednesday 30th September – Play in a Day – Stone Age

Monday 19th October – Parents’ evening
Friday 23rd  October – Harvest Festival 

 

Autumn 2

Tuesday 3rd Novemberschool reopens.

Friday 20th November: Non-uniform day (Children in Need) 

Friday 4th December: ‘Trashion’ Show

Autumn Knowledge Organisers
Christmas Celebrations 

Merry Christmas Everyone from Year 3! 

 

Please click on the link below to watch our Christmas performance of Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens. 

 

 

Have a very merry Christmas. 

Christmas Party and Santa Visit
Santa Dash 2020
Christmas Jumper Day 

12 Books of Christmas

 

Year 3 have been getting involved with lots of fun activities this Christmas! We have been celebrating the 12 Books of Christmas and got to read a beautiful Christmas story every day. The children had a vote on what their favourite book was 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.'

Big Christmas Toy Drive 

 

Thank you to everyone in Year 3 for their generosity! We have received lots of donations to our toy collection - you have all shown the true meaning of Christmas! 

Science - Light Investigation 

 

Year 3 have been learning all about light and shadows this term. We put all our learning together to work out which material would be best to use to make a shadow puppet. We investigated a range of different materials including plain paper, washcloths, plastic bags and mirrors. We decided that the best material to use would be coloured card and made out fantastic puppets! 

Trashion Show DT Project

 

Year 3 made a HUGE effort with all of their Trashion Show pieces. They met the design criteria and have blown us away with their creativity. Lots of children even used their sewing skills to recycle their old clothes. They really enjoyed the fashion show too!

Trashion Show

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Watch Year 3 strut their stuff on the catwalk!

DT Week 

Textiles 

 

We have started our project to make a Christmas decoration to make someone smile this Christmas. We are going through each of the stages to make our piece match the design criteria. 

 

Evaluate other designs

We looked at four types of decorations and evaluated each. We talked about the strengths and weaknesses of each before completing a 'So What?' section to come up with how we would complete our own. 

 

 

Cutting Skills 

We worked on cutting out along a range of lines and patterns. This will help us cut out our chosen shape for our decoration.

Sewing Skills 

We used sheets of binca to practise a running stitch. We will use these new skills to join our two pieces of felt together. 

Design

We planned out our designs by sketching and labelling in our DT sketch books.

Making our Decoration

 

We have applied all of our learning and new skills to make a Christmas decoration for someone at home to make them smile. We joined the pieces of our decoration using a running stitch. We then stuffed each decoration ready for the detail to be added. Once the detail was added, we evaluated our designs. 

Advent 

Collective Worship 

 

We celebrated a Collective Worship to mark the beginning  of the Liturgical year, Advent. We talked about the importance of the Advent wreath and candles. Each child made four promises for this Advent period. They made a promise to enable them to give hope, find peace, show love and spread joy.  

Friendship Fortnight 

 

Year 3 have loved celebrating Friendship Fortnight this year! 

 

To begin, we all made birthday cards for a local woman called Muriel. Muriel celebrated her 100th birthday this month but due to Covid-19 she was going to be alone so we wanted her to know that she has at least 29 friends in Year 3. 

 

We then wore odd socks to stand united against bullying! We talked a lot about how it is never okay to be a bully and how we all stand up against bullies in real life and online! In PSHE, we also talked about the importance of the phrase 'Be Share Aware' when using the internet and social media. We only share kind comments and things with our friends when we use social media. 

 

To put all of our learning together we created our own presentations using Google Slides to help other children 'Be Share Aware'. 

Children in Need 

 

The children loved celebrating Children in Need by wearing their pyjamas and Pudsey related accessories to school. Our class raised over £70! We enjoyed a Collection Worship to pray for all the children around the UK. We are so happy to have been able to help them!

Give Racism the Red (or Blue) Card. 

 

Year 3 have gotten fully involved in giving racism the red card! We talked about why it is important to treat everyone fairly and to do what we can to stand up against injustice. We learned about what the 'Black Lives Matter' movement stands for and also read a story about Rosa Parks. The children were all so proud of Rosa and said they wanted to be like her in standing up for what is right! 

 

We also prayed together and decorated our own prayers to help all of those fighting against injustice. 

Harvest Festival and Collective Worship 

 

Year 3 asked everyone in our school community to donate any food that they could to help other people. We have been blown away by all the donations and are so grateful! Thank you so much to our school families for what you have given. We celebrated a Collective Worship to give thanks for the Harvest and thank God for what we have. 

Macmillan Coffee Morning 

 

We had a Macmillan Coffee morning with a bit of a twist in Year 3 this year. The children were so generous with their donations! We held a collective worship in the hall to think about all of those living with cancer and the people who support them. We then enjoyed some cakes to help raise money for such a worthy cause. 

Hello Yellow - World Mental Health Day 

 

Year 3 celebrated World Mental Health Day by wearing yellow. We had a lovely day! We talked about all the people they have in their lives who are there to support then and then talked about our Resilient Powers. 

History 

Play in a Day 

 

Year 3 had an amazing day learning lots about changes that took place from the Ice Age to the Iron Age. They learned about changes that took place in the Stone Age and can talk about differences between the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Ages. 

History and Art 

 

The children enjoyed the process of creating their Stone Age Cave Art. Over a series of lessons, they created a backwash for their drawing, experimented with sketching and shading using different materials and completed a final piece of work. They learned lots about the importance of Cave Art in teaching us about the past as well! 

School Council Elections 

 

Congratulations to Teigan and Louis on their election to the School Council this year. We are very lucky to have them representing our class! 

 

Well done to all the candidates who took part!

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