I hope you're all doing well. This week, we had an exciting time exploring and learning in various subjects. Let's take a look at what we did:
In our RE classes, we looked into the interesting Creation Story and the beautiful Garden of Eden. We learned that in the beginning, God created the heavens, the earth, and all the living creatures. We talked about how God is often seen as the ultimate creator, carefully shaping the world. We also talked about the peaceful Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve lived in harmony with nature and each other. This story reminds us how important it is to take care of our environment and the animals we share it with.
In PE, we worked on our football skills, focusing on two main things: kicking the ball into the goal and defending our own goal. We practiced aiming and kicking accurately, as well as improving our defensive moves to protect our goal. We remembered that football is not just about scoring goals but also about working together as a team!
We were lucky to have an author visit this week. We spent an exciting hour learning about the book "The Extraordinary Adventures of Sir David Attenborough." It was a fantastic chance to learn from an expert about the amazing world of wildlife and conservation.
Sir David Attenborough's adventures inspire us to explore and protect our planet's incredible biodiversity.
In art, we got creative by drawing animals with charcoal. We took inspiration from ancient art and tried to draw animals the way early humans did. Charcoal helped us make bold and striking images like those found in ancient caves.
Our music class was full of singing as we practiced some harvest songs. We had a great time singing "Harvest Samba" and "Cauliflowers are Fluffy." It was a wonderful way to celebrate the harvest season and show gratitude for the gifts of the earth.
In maths, we kept exploring place value by working with numbers up to 1000. We learned how to show these numbers on a number line, which helps us understand their values and positions better. This skill will be important for more advanced maths concepts.
Great job, Willow Class! You're doing fantastic in your learning journey, and we're really proud of how hard you're working.
Keep exploring, learning, and growing until next week.
Best wishes, Year 3 team
We've had an exciting time in class, exploring a variety of subjects and engaging in some interesting activities.
In RE, we began our journey into beliefs and science by exploring the Christian creation story. It was fascinating to learn about the different beliefs the children hold about how the world was created. We discussed how science provides its own explanations, and it's important to respect and understand various perspectives.
In Music we played "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on the glockenspiels. We learned about rhythm, harmony, and teamwork. It's amazing how music can bring us all together.
But that wasn't all! We were introduced to Indian musical instruments. The vibrant sounds of instruments like the sitar and tabla transported us to a different world. Learning about music from different cultures broadened our horizons and made us appreciate the beauty of diversity.
In English, we read "The Fox and the Star," a heart-warming story about a lonely fox who had lost his friend. We were deeply moved by the fox's plight, and as a class project, we wrote letters to him, offering our advice and friendship. It was a touching exercise in empathy and kindness, and it reinforced the importance of being there for others when they're going through tough times.
In Maths, we learned about number lines, going all the way up to 100! Placing numbers on the number line helped us understand the place value.
That's it for now! We hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our Year 3 classroom. Stay tuned for more updates on our learning journey. We can't wait to see what the next weeks have in store for us, as we continue to explore, learn, and grow together.
Until next time, Year 3 Team
What a fantastic week we have had! The first week back after the summer can be daunting but the class have been brilliant. We have gotten started with our new art unit of Pre-historic Artwork. The children have drawn sketches of native animals such as, foxes, deer's and barn owl's focusing on shapes within them to build upon their work. This has been in the style of Cave drawings using earthy tones to add detail, similarly to that of Pre-historic artists.
The pupils have also been writing recounts of their summer holidays which have been accompanied by beautiful drawings. Today we have explored the exciting topic of Indian music and the different types of instruments they use. We will continue with this next week as they begin to create their own Indian style music pieces. The pupils have taken part in a nature walk finding different artefacts for a new exciting display outside Ms Penny's office! The diorama will be revealed on Wednesday when our mystery book is delivered to the class.
Have a brilliant weekend Willow Class!