Welcome to Year 3
Learning Through Adventure
Y3 are participating in a sports project called Learning Through Adventure. The sessions are run by Lee Myers, a specialist from Sports Trafford, and are designed to improve pupils' collaborative working skills, their levels of resilience, their awareness of their own comfort zones and the benefits of 'stepping outside' these zones and to reinforce the values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The children are really enjoying the experience and the lessons they have learnt during the Leading Through Adventure sessions are reaping benefits in all lessons, not just those that are particular to sport.
Tuesday 20th May 2014
Y3 had a wonderful afternoon participating in a Tri-Golf Festival at BTH. Most of the children had never experienced Tr-Golf before but all displayed a positive and resilient attitude to improve their skills during each activity. One of our teams received a bronze medal for their efforts and everyone had a really fun afternoon of sport.
Design and Technology - Making Sandwiches
Year 3 had great fun designing these sandwiches. They had to decide on a theme as part of their homework. We then made, tasted and evaluated the sandwiches in class. I was really impressed with how imaginative the pupils were with their designs and how fantastic their sandwiches looked and tasted.
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 6th March.
We all came dressed as our favourite characters and, as usual, we all made a huge effort and our costumes were superb!
Our topic for the second half term is Groovy Greeks.
We found out about daily life in ancient Greece. We especially enjoyed reading Greek myths and even had a go at writing our own.
We learnt about the Greek theatre and made our own theatre masks- showing emotions such as joy, fear or sadness.
Can you tell the emotion being shown on each mask?
On 5th November, as the finale to all our work about ancient Egypt, we visited Manchester Museum.
We spent the morning exploring all the galleries.
After lunch we took part in a workshop led by one of the museum's teachers who told us all about Asru- one of the museum's mummies.
Asru was a chantress, or singer, and would have been quite wealthy.
We learned about the goods that she might have had buried in her tomb with her.
We were then allowed to look at and even touch some very precious ancient Egyptian artefacts.