In RE we have been learning about the Fruits of The Holy Spirit.
In groups we chose one of the fruits and worked together to prepare a presentation to the class about that fruit.
Some of us were extremely creative while others created a role play to show what that fruit meant to them.
In Maths we have been learning about using inverse to check our calculations.
In pairs we created our own subtraction calculations and used the inverse to check our answers.
If it was not right we had to discuss where we went wrong and change it.
Year 3 attended the Sportathon in Sutcliffe Park on Friday.
Luckily for us the weather was a little cooler and there was a refreshing breeze.
We took part in all different kinds of activities and had a wonderful time.
The Mayor of Greenwich visited and presented some prizes to the winning schools.
Unfortunately, we didn't win but we all agreed that we had a fantastic day!
In RE we have been learning about The Holy Spirit. We learned about who sent Him and why he was sent.
We made headbands showing fire to help us understand about Pentecost and then wrote our own prayer to The Holy Spirit asking for courage and strength, especially when things become difficult for us.
As part of our topic on The Cutty Sark we visited the Queen's House in Greenwich for an art activity.
We looked at paintings of seas for inspiration and then chose one painting and using pencils we focused on one section and tried to recreate the scene.
We visited the Maritime Museum to look at one of William Turner's paintings as we have been learning about him in class.
After this day of being inspired, we will be using paint to create our own stormy sea paintings.
Year 3 visited the Cutty Sark as part of their History topic. They met the captain and performed some duties of the crew. They learned so much about the ship and why it was famous. But the children decided that they would not have enjoyed being part of the crew as the bunks wee too little and the food was not good enough!!!
They then had lunch outside the Maritime Museum and had a short play in Greenwich Park. The weather was extremely kind and a wonderful trip was had by all.
We spent a wonderful day at Wide Horizons Centre in Eltham being stone age people.
We passed through a timetable that took us back to that period.
We learned how to hunt, used flint and stone to create a fire and sat around listening to a story.
We had to work in groups to make a shelter to keep us safe from animals, to keep us warm and to provide a place for us to rest..
When it was completed Amy, our leader, tested to see if it was waterproof. We sat inside our shelters and she poured water over the top! Some of us got wet.
In the afternoon we created cave paintings using charcoal and dirt!
What a fantastic adventure!
Luckily we remembered to go back through the time tunnel to transport us back to the present.
This week we have been learning to tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks. Once we had mastered this we learned about am and pm and then ordered times throughout the day.
We then explained how we knew whether a time was morning or afternoon.
Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.
Year 3 got straight back into learning.
In Maths we began to learn about Tangrams. Tangrams are ancient Chinese puzzles based on shapes. There are 7 shapes within a tangram.
We cut out the 7 shapes and then tried to make up the square using all the 7 shapes. This was challenging!
We then tried to make different images using the 7 shapes.
Today year 3 visited the Church to learn more about our Parish. This is part of the RE curriculum in Year 3.
Father Arbo told us about the main parts of the church - the altar table, the lectern, the Tabernacle, the sanctuary light, the organ, the presiding chair and the statues.
We learned lots of interesting facts about our Church and will look out for these on our next visit.
During Science week we had a visit from The Wiggly Wild Show.
We were shown lots of different animals/insects and were allowed to touch them if we wanted to. We learned lots about the insects and were encouraged to ask questions. We learned about caterpillars, moths, snakes, cockroaches, stick insects, snails and many more.
This week we had a very special visitor come to our school. Her name was Clieo Stephenson and she is the fastest runner in Britain in the Under 23 age group.
She told us about her training and her diet. We had a lesson on performing some of her warm up activities. It was hard work!
At the end we were allowed to tough her running shoes and her gold medal!!!
We have been learning about St. Patrick in RE.
We role played his story in order to gain a greater understanding of why he is such a well known saint. We then acted out in front of the class and were recorded on the I-pad.
We then peer assessed our learning
Year 3 dressed up for World Book day. There were many different book characters and everyone made a great effort!
Which characters do you recognise?
As part of our Literacy Curriculum we visited Shrek's Adventure on the South Bank. On the way we saw the London Eye, the River Thames, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.
We had our lunch and then had a little play in the playground. We were so lucky with the weather!!!
As it was Pancake Day on Tuesday we made pancakes in class. We had a variety of different toppings to choose from- lemon and sugar, syrup, chocolate sauce or strawberry sauce.
We learned why Christians celebrate Pancake Day. It began years ago when the people used up all their rich food in their cupboards before the beginning of Lent
We visited Wide Horizons Centre in Eltham as part of our Science learning. We had a fabulous day!
We were able to touch a stuffed badger as well as a hedgehog. We fed the goats called Teddy and Millie. Millie was quite fierce. We loved the pigs and fed them fruit and vegetables. they were called Wallace and Darwin.
After that we did some pond dipping and used magnifying glasses to investigate what we had caught. Amy, our teacher was going to put the creatures back into the pond as that is their natural habitat.
Lunch was great!!!
To finish the day we made clay minibeasts.
Although it was windy we had a wonderful time and learned lots!!
Following on from learning about the different foods that animals eat, we worked in pairs to sort different foods into any categories. Some of us chose colours, some healthy/unhealthy and others, foods that we like/dislike and have never tried.
By the end of the lesson we learned that there are 5 main food groups. Our next task will be to sort the foods into these categories and learn about what each food group does for our bodies
In science we are learning about humans including animals.
This week we have been learning about why we need food - for energy.
We investigated different types of animal food and then sorted animals into carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.
If we were unsure we checked on the ipads.
The following day we sorted different foods and learned about the 5 different food types. We now understand how important it is to have a balanced diet.
We are learning about gymnastics in PE. We worked on the apparatus trying to move using stretched and curled shapes. We need to remember to keep our bodies tight.
In Science we have begun to learn about animals, including humans.
In groups we sorted animals into venn diagrams according to what they eat.
We learned, and then used, the correct scientific names for these animals - carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
We have begun reading our new book in Literacy. It is called Varjak Paw. We have read the first two chapters and then in groups we acted out the roles of the main characters. We included body language and facial expressions to support the emotions of the characters.
We found the information in the book about the character's feelings towards Varjak and how he felt within his family.
As part of our Literacy we visited the Computing suite and logged into http://www.spag.com.
We completed a Grammar test to help Mrs. Naylor to see where the gaps in our learning were.
It was quite challenging but the next test that we do, we have to improve on our score!
Mrs. Naylor also set up one that we could practise at home.
Happy New Year and Welcome back to school.
I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas.
Your children have returned to school ready to learn.....it's wonderful!
This week we played a game to support our learning in Maths using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
We had to work in pairs and using cards create multiplication calculations and then find the answer on a number board.
Year 3 love glue and glitter! We had great fun making our Christmas hats for our Christmas lunch. We listened to Christmas music and sang along with the songs.
This week we visited the Natural History Museum. We had a workshop based on volcanoes and earthquakes. We learned some new information.
We went though the earth's crust on an escalator and were caught up in an earthquake in Japan!!!!! A very frightening experience.
As you can see we had a wonderful day.
In maths we worked together to solve problems. We had to find a good starting point and work through in an organised manner.
We shared our methods with the class and decided which methods were most useful and why.
This week in RE we have been learning about the Visitation. Mary trusted in God and went to share her good news with her cousin Elizabeth.
We took on the roles of Mary and Elizabeth and acted out what was said between them.
We celebrated our our learning with a class assembly.
We presented all our learning to the school and many parents/carers came along to support and watch what we have achieved so far this year.
Mrs Naylor was so proud of us and the parents commented on how well we sang. We very much enjoyed sharing our learning, activities and trips with everyone!
This week we have been learning about Venn diagrams. This is a method of sorting and shows clearly how objects are sorted. As we have been learning about the properties of 2d shapes , we used the Venn diagram to sort shapes. We worked in pairs and had to decide how to sort our shapes using their properties. We then presented our Venn diagrams to the class.
Using peer assessment we discussed if all shapes were in the correct place and if not, where should they be
For remembrance day we created silhouette pictures based on WW1.
We painted the background of a sunset first and then cut out of black paper our silhouette.
We had a wonderful trip to the theatre to watch George's Marvellous Medicine.
We cried with laughter and it was the most amazing show.
We completed our Kente cloth patterns for Black History Month. We planned and designed our patterns very carefully choosing appropriate colours, as each colour signifies something - brave, rich, healthy etc.
As Part of our Black History celebrations we have been learning about the significance of the Kente Cloth. All the colours symbolise something different. We planned our cloth and then began to paint it onto paper.
This month is Black History Month. As part of the celebrations the children took part in a drumming workshop. By the end of the session they were able to keep in time and play a "call and response" with the teacher.
It was a fun session were all children participated and learned a new skill.
As part of our topic on Volcanoes we learned about the different layers of the earth. To help us understand, we created the layers of the earth using different coloured playdough. This gave us a better image of the layers - core, inner mantle, outer mantle and crust. It was such a good lesson!