Congratulations to our Year 3 class who have been collecting food donations to support those in need in our local community. Building on the success of our annual Harvest Collection, the children decided to make this an ongoing project, recognising that there are people in need throughout the year. Year 3 class have made posters and visited each class to encourage contributions. When their box was full up, a group of children took the food to St Mary's Church ready for distribution. The children will continue to welcome any donations of tinned or dried goods - please help if you can.
Well done to everyone who completed the home learning challenge to design and build a boat, using household materials. Year 3 enjoyed a lovely morning in the sunshine, testing out the boats to find out if they floated! The quality of the designs was excellent and the boats looked amazing. Several of the designs featured extra features such as propellers, sails and cabins.
Every half-term, we focus on a different Problem Solving skill in Maths and this term we learned about Logical Reasoning. In worship, we worked as a team to solve equations using symbols and crack a secret code, linked to our Communication topic. Back in class, we solved these Sudoku style Maths problems, developing our resilience and teamwork.
Science - This term in Science Year 3 have been exploring states of matter, we have been looking at solids, liquids and gases. We carried out an investigation, looking at different materials and identifying the properties which made them either a solid or liquid.
Destination Reader- This term Year 3 started destination reader. They have really been enjoying destination reader and have already read a range of texts and have learnt to use a range of reading strategies such as clarifying, predicting, asking questions and summarising. We created freeze frames of different parts of the story we were reading.
This month the school celebrated Black History month, this is an annual commemoration of the history, achievement and contributions of Black people in the UK. To kick off our celebrations, Year 3 participated in a drumming workshop, in which they learnt and played different rhythms on traditional drums from Guinea, West Africa.