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This week we were lucky enough to have a Science Boffin workshop where we learned all about Space and our Solar System. There were some fantastic contributions and all the children worked very hard to win the Space quiz. Why not ask your child about the rhyme they learnt to remember all the planets in The Solar System?
And of course, the children looked fantastic dressed up as scientists! Thank you to all the families for their efforts towards costumes!
A huge well done to Ella and Sophie for their fantastic effort towards the March Mathletics challenge. Their scores were fantastic and they completed all their assigned activities. Super work, girls!
What a busy week we have had in Year 3. In maths we have been looking at length and measuring in centimeters, millimeters and meters. Everybody made sure they were very precise in their measuring skills and we even converted centimeters into millimeters.
In topic we explored different settlements and understood key words such as; urban, rural, hamlet, village, town and city. We discussed and described what the characteristics and features were of each settlement and identified such settlements in our local area and county.
As well as this, we also revisited local maps and even sketched our own local map whilst analysing the route we take to Crook Library and the route we take to go swimming each week. We plotted the route on our sketched maps of Crook. Super map skills, Year 3!
This week we are taking part in our yearly Mathletics challenge. Lots of tasks have been assigned to the children and the challenge is to see who can earn the most points! The winner will be announced next week. Who will be the Year 3 challenge winner?!
For World Book Day 2019 each year group looked at a particular author. The author we chose in Year 3 was Tom Fletcher. 3A focused on The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet and 3F focused on The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess. The children came in dressed up and looked amazing! We had characters from The Creakers, The Christmasaurus, There's a Dragon in Your Book and much, much more! Well done to all the children and their families for the wonderful effort towards World Book Day costumes so we could see Tom Fletcher's characters come alive and most importantly, thank you for the fantastic reading that happens at home.
This week was kicked off by the children bringing their favourite chocolate bar into school in order for it to inspire their own chocolate bar design. Everybody used play dough to create their own bar and used their imagination to think of scrumptious ingredients to include. They then designed their own packaging and thought of persuasive vocabulary to use for their own advert.
As part of our local study, this week we started looking at the local artist Norman Cornish, who was from Spennymoor. We looked at his mining paintings and tried to recreate and sketch one of his pieces of art.
For golden time this term 3A will be doing football and 3F will doing outdoor adventure. Please ensure sensible and appropriate outdoor clothing is brought into school every Friday. Thank you.
Well, the results are in and our Facebook experiment was very interesting! We shared a photo publicly and in 6 short days it got... over 3000 shares and nearly 700 comments! Within 22 hours it was seen by 48,000 people and therefore proving how easy it is for images to be seen and shared if you are not careful online. The children did a fantastic job presenting our findings in assembly.
This week has been storytelling week so Year 3 and 4 have been reading stories in class and telling stories to each other.
This was a great opportunity to meet with Year 3 to read together.
Everyone was so happy to visit the library again and choose a new book to take back to school. We had a range of different books chosen, including fiction and non-fiction. We then had chance to share them with each other when we got back to school. Look how excited we all are!
In preparation for Safer Internet day, Year 3 have learnt about our 'digital footprint' and wanted to see how far an image could travel and how many times it be could be seen and shared if posted publicly. We have posted a photo to our school Facebook page and the shares and comments have been rolling in. We've even had it shared as far as Australia, USA, Iraq, Canada, Cyprus, South Africa and many, many other places! And at the moment it has over 1000 shares in just 18 hours. Our experiment has shown the importance of being sensible with what we share and keeping our personal posts safe and private.
For our Free Write this month we chose to do a piece of writing about SNOW. All the children were very excited to see flurries of snow outside and we used it to inspire our writing. Some children wrote newspaper reports, poems, songs, stories and non-chronological reports.It was a lovely lesson seeing children excited to get pencil to paper.
Just a reminder about P.E kits:
Our P.E day is Thursday and all children need to have a full kit in school every week - white/blue t-shirt, shorts and plimsoles. Thank you.
Parents' Information meeting is 4pm Tuesday 22nd January. We look forward to seeing you there!
Just a reminder to please leave a comment in the back of the green reading logs so we know your child has read at home and they are ready to quiz at school.
We would massively appreciate any help any families can give with reading in school. We would love a volunteer to come in each week to read one to one with different children. If you think you would be able to help us with this, please let us know. We would be
so grateful. Thank you!
Our swimming lessons are on Tuesday and all children need a swimming cap, towel and costume/trunks. Swimming caps can be bought there for £2. Please can earrings be removed on these days as children can not take part with earrings in.