Welcome to Year 3. I hope you all had a great summer and are refreshed and ready to start all the interesting things we will be doing in year 3. This year will be one of lots of opportunities both in and out the classroom, including the chance to be part of our sports teams.
We will not only be working on reaching your potential academically, we will be offering lots of opportunities to take key roles within the school, whilst also being offered and taught the skills to become independent learners, something which will benefit throughout this year and on into year 4.
In year 3 we have high standards and everyone is expected to try their best and work as hard as they can, giving them the best chance of improving and progressing though this academic year.
Mrs Bell and I are looking forward to be working with you and your parents throughout the year.
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We were delighted to welcome Sunita from ‘The Indian Experience’ recently. We learnt lots about the Hindu religion as well as the country of India and created some beautiful artwork based on ‘Rangoli’ patterns, traditionally made to welcome people. We also had the chance to dress in traditional Indian dress and take part in some Bollywood style dancing - it was great fun!
More photos can be found in the Gallery.
I was so proud of the class when they, along with the children in Year 4, led our Harvest celebration. We all had great fun learning the songs and the children worked wonderfully together to perform in front of their friends and family. Well done everyone!
More photos can be found in the Gallery.
Air Raid Shelters
The children are very proud of the air raid shelters they have made. I was very pleased by how they worked together to make their models a success.
World War II Day
I was really impressed by the outfits worn by the children on our World War II day. We had a fabulous time where the children role played being an evacuee; having to hide due to an air raid and then writing a letter home. During the day, they also made carrot cookies and had the opportunity to look at a real gas mask before making their own - quite tricky but they looked great! Thank you everyone at home for all of your support.
You can find more photos in the Gallery.
World War II Baking
For our topic on World War II the children made 'fake' flans using carrots as a filling!
In September, some year 3’s came together to make a tag rugby team for the first time. We went to Kesteven Rugby club and we had to learn some of the rules and how to play tag rugby.
We took part in lots of activities - playing games about catching, kicking, throwing and tagging people, which means pulling their tags off when they have the ball to stop them.
At the end we played a match against South Witham. We had to try and play to all the rules of tag rugby. If someone pulled your tag off you have 3 seconds to pass the ball until the opposition can get the ball. We had to try and pass the ball sideways or backwards and run forward with the ball and put it down on the ground to score a try. We played for 10 minutes and we scored 2 try’s and South Witham didn’t score any, so we won the match.
We enjoyed playing, running around with the ball and the best game was freeze tag where you had to run around with a partner with your tags on and when the girl said freeze you had to be close enough to your partner to pull off their tag. You had to run really fast to stay close to your partner.
Everyone coped brilliantly with the heat when we, along with our Sports Ambassadors, took part in the Mini Olympics at the Meres Stadium. The event is organised by Inspire+ and over 1000 children from primary schools all over the county took part. We were very proud to parade our banner, representing Portugal, that we had designed and created. As well as meeting the Inspire+ Ambassadors, the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports which they thoroughly enjoyed. It was a fantastic day and everyone did their very best. You can find more photos in the Gallery.
World Book Day
Everyone made a great effort to dress as their favourite book character on World Book Day! After a very busy morning, the children were excited when Miss Dyer came and read them a story during the afternoon. They then had the chance to read with other children from all different classes and they really enjoyed spending time sharing books. The atmosphere in the classroom was wonderful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
'Rock It!' Home Study
We have thoroughly enjoyed our science work this term and I am so pleased with the Home Studies brought in to school this week. As you can see the children have been working very hard creating models, drawing diagrams and writing super explanations. Thank you to everyone who helped at home! More photos can be found in the Gallery.