Welcome to Year 3 with Miss Pollitt and Mrs Perkin
Meet the new Year 3 class. We will keep you informed about all of the new things we are busy learning in our class, so be sure to check our page regularly to find out what we have been up to!
World Book Day
I was so impressed by all of the effort the children (and their parents!) had gone to for World Book Day. We even had two runners up from our class for the Year 3/4 competition - well done Abi and Owen!
Have a look at some of our amazing costumes...
The National Waterways Museum - Ellesmere Port
In History we have started a new topic called 'Terrific Timperley & Cool Canals'. We will be looking at the history of the Manchester Ship Canal and Timperley. In preparation of this, we went on a school trip to the National Waterways Museum. We spent the day recreating a map showing routes the boats would take in order to ship cargo around the world, going on a boat trip and learning what it was like to live and work on the docks. We had so much fun and learnt so many amazing facts which will help us throughout our topic!
Have a look at the pictures below to see our brilliant day!
We are very lucky this term to be able to work with some tag rugby coaches. We have been busy learning lots of new skills whilst having a lot of fun!
Recreating the work of Hokusai
In art this term we have focused on the work of the Japanese painter and printmaker, Hokusai. We looked closely at a specific painting, 'View on a Fine Breezy Day' (see below).
The children used their observational skills to pick out the important elements of the painting: red Mount Fuji, clouds, forestry and snow/lava. They then worked hard to include these in their work. The children did fantastically, as I'm sure you will agree. See for yourselves...
The children were thrilled to FINALLY have the chance to erupt their volcanoes. Using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, we managed to create a chemical reaction in the bottle which meant a foam-like substance burst through the bottle top, resembling lava. If you're trying it at home, do it outside - it absolutely stunk!
Making 3D Models
This week in maths we have been looking at 3D shapes and their properties. The children spent a lesson using their knowledge of faces, vertices and edges to make the shapes using matchsticks and Play-Doh. We had so much fun and the children were amazing!
Here are some pictures we took throughout the lesson...
In English this week we started our new topic 'Humorous Poems'. To begin our week the children got into groups and worked together to perform a poem to the whole class! Every group performed the poem in a different way, ensuring they had actions for each line and used lots of expression to engage their audience. They were absolutely brilliant to watch, so well done Year 3! I think we may have some future actors/actresses in our class!
In our science topic 'Animals, Including Humans' we have been learning all about the human body. This week we have been working on naming the bones. First we worked in groups to find the common bone names...
... then the children became Bone Detectives and had to search around the classroom to find the scientific names for the bones. It was so much fun!
Quick Sticks Hockey Festival
On the 14th of October we spent our afternoon taking part in the Quick Sticks Hockey Festival at Timperley Sports Club. The children were split into three groups and took part in many activities focusing on their ball control and aim. As you can see from the pictures, the children really enjoyed themselves!
Art - Antonio Gaudi
In our lessons this term we have been focusing on Antonio Gaudi. We started our topic by using the computers to create fact files on Gaudi in order to get a greater understanding of his style. We then worked hard re-creating the famous Gaudi Lizard from Parc Guell, Barcelona. We used small squares of sugar paper and card to create a mosaic effect. The children loved being able to get creative, and messy! Take a look at some of the pictures we took in the lesson...
In maths this week we are looking at properties of shape. We spent our first lesson looking at right angles. In pairs the children had to find all of the right angles in our classroom (using their very advanced right angle testers...NOT!), they found so many things!
We linked our D&T task of designing, making and evaluating sandwiches with our theme of Europe. The children designed their sandwiches with a European country in mind. This could have been via the ingredients they put on the sandwich, the shape of the sandwich or the decoration! The children absolutely loved being creative and having the opportunity to taste and evaluate each other's creations, we had a fabulous morning!
Paper Mache Volcanoes
In science we have been looking at rocks. The children have enjoyed learning all about the different types of rocks, but most of all... volcanoes! So, we made our very own! First, we took a plastic bottle and surrounded it with scrunched up newspaper to build the cone shape. Then we covered it with kitchen towels soaked in a PVA mixture.
Finally, we painted them to make them look as realistic as possible!
The Christmas Pudding Mystery
Today the children turned into Detective Chief Inspectors in order to find out which of Father Christmas' elves stole the Christmas pudding! The winning team were to be awarded 50 House Points each, so you can imagine how enthusiastic the children were.
They had to solve 5 different problems (maths problems of course!) in order to find the clues and solve the mystery! The children were fantastic at this and worked incredibly well in their teams.