We have been designing and making our own Christmas Stockings. To make a Christmas Stocking we had to learn new skills such as making and using a pattern, threading a needle and sewing a running stitch. This was a Design and Technology Project we thoroughly enjoyed doing. We hope that Father Christmas will be impressed when he comes to visit on Christmas Eve.
Each Friday, Year 3 enjoy their French lessons. This term they have been learning how to greet people. They have learnt the letters of the alphabet and numbers to 10. They have also sang a variety of French songs. We thought we would share some photographs of us engaged in our lessons.
We have been extremely lucky to have John and Dorothy Cornish in school today sharing with us some facts and some art work of the famous artist Norman Cornish. The children in Year 3 learnt about his life, his art work and how times were very different during Norman's life than it is today. John Cornish, who is the grandad of Caitlin, and the son of Norman Cornish, showed us many pictures that his dad drew of him, his sister and his mother in their family home. It was an extremely interesting and engaging morning which the pupils in Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed. From the workshop we have discovered that we have some budding actors in Year 3 (Cass and Louie) and that we have many talented artists. Please have a look at the Art work produced which is based on the self portrait produced by Norman Cornish as a young man. Our thanks go to John and Dorothy for sharing the inspirational story of Norman's life with us and his fantastic and thoughtful pieces of art work.
We have been celebrating Mental Health at Cloverlea. We wore yellow and made some bunting giving messages, advice and inspirational quotes that would promote well being and happiness. In Year 3 we are happy and we wanted to share with everyone what makes us happy and how others can be happy too. Please have a look at our wonderful happiness bunting that we made.
Pupils in Year 3 have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes by making them with straws and modelling putty. They spent an enjoyable morning making the models and showing them off to the camera, as you will see. Well done, Year 3. You really impressed Mrs Dent and Mrs Chebaro with your efforts and final models.
Pupils in Year 3 have started their Dodgeball sessions which will run for this half term. After having some sessions last year they impressed Mrs Dent with their wonderful skills and techniques in the game. Have a look at some of the photographs taken from the lessons. You will see that they are practicing and improving their throwing and catching skills. Over the next few weeks they are going to be learning tactics to improve their team's performance.
Pupils in Year 3 have started participating in the Daily Mile. The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets the children out of the classroom for ten to fifteen minutes, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.