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Welcome to the Year 3 Page!

Welcome to 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. 

 

We are looking forward to be working with you and your parents throughout the year.

 

Mr Togher and Mrs Kemp

 

LATEST NEWS!

The @year3belmont Twitter Page!

Please follow us and find out what we have been doing in the classroom.

We currently have permission for photographs of all the children in year 3 to be published online. However, if you do not want your child to appear on the Twitter page please let us know.

 

If you have any worries or concerns about this please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

Please click on the Twitter link above to go to our page.

Rand Farm

We had a super fun time at Rand Farm; learning to look after the animals and exploring the countryside. You can find more photos in the Gallery.

Mini Olympics

We had a wonderful day representing Belmont at the Mini Olympics alongside our Young Sports Ambassadors! The three-day sporting event involved over 2000 school children and was themed on a 'Festival of Sport'; celebrating the Winter Olympics, the Hockey World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Football World Cup. Representing Canada, we proudly displayed our banner walking round the stadium at the opening ceremony.

 

Our very exciting day meant taking part in a range of sports - including badminton, wheelchair racing and hockey. We were also given the opportunity to meet the Inspire+ Ambassadors: Sam Ruddock, Jonathan Broom-Edwards, Sarah Outen MBE, Sophie Allen and Ben Smith along with Lincoln City FC player Ellis Chapman.

 

The children were outstanding representatives for Belmont and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

 

More photos can be found in the Gallery.

Cricket & Countryside Day

Children in Years 3 and 4 had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day out in the countryside on the Belvoir Castle Estate recently. Welcomed by their coaches: Darren, Rory, Neil and John, the children had a great morning improving their cricketing skills. After lunch in the pavilion the children took part in a range of activities. These included a bug hunt and having a go at orienteering.  A gamekeeper was also there to talk about the animals living in our local countryside and the children had the chance to see and touch some birds of prey.

 

Everyone would like to say thank you for letting us have a brilliant day!

 

More photos can be found in the Gallery.

Term 5 News

Year 3 have had a great term! We have completed some difficult Maths topics and written some amazing pieces of description and extremely factual non-chronological reports, along with learning through story-telling and writing some excellent poems at the start of the term.

 

We have been enjoying our work on Uganda, using maps to find out more about our world. We have also been lucky enough to have Mrs Deal come in to help us sing and learn how to play the recorder.

 

Next term the class are excited for the return of Mrs Kemp to the class for 3 days a week!

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Send A Cow

This term we are learning about life in Uganda and we were excited to welcome Phil from the charity 'Send a Cow' to talk about the aid that they provide. We learnt how the charity supports smallholder dairy farming, empowering Ugandan families to secure their own futures and helping them to lift themselves from poverty. We were very impressed with the children's insightful comments and questions and their empathy for those less fortunate than themselves.

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The Marrog by RC Scriven

We have been inspired by the poem The Marrog to write our own interpretation of the poem using the model text. I was so excited by the high standard of work independently produced. You can see and hear a brilliant example below.

The Lawnmower

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Fairtrade Afternoon

It was lovely to see so many parents/carers at our Fairtrade Afternoon. The children have put in a huge amount of effort into their Fairtrade projects and were extremely proud to show them off! You can see some super examples below.

Smoothies

This term we have been learning about Fairtrade and we decided to make some super Smoothies using some of the wonderful ingredients available. Working in teams the children decided upon their ingredients, calculated the cost of their recipes and then made some very tasty drinks Parents/carers had the opportunity to taste them at our  Fairtrade Afternoon.

The Bridge Building Challenge

During Science Week the children in Year 3 took part in the school Bridge Building Challenge. Our task was to build a bridge out of paper, paper clips and tape that could hold the weight of a car. Each team had a budget of only £100 so had to think very carefully before making a purchase! I was really impressed by everyone's teamwork as it was a very tricky task!

Fantastic Writing!

The children are fully enjoying learning through Talk for Writing this year and are producing some fabulous pieces of work. Lexie has followed the portal story 'The Garden' to write a great description.

The Garden

Art In The Style Of Guiseppe Arcimboldo

Guiseppe Arcimboldo (1526 - 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. The children first created heads using images of fruit and vegetables and then sketched their designs. 

The Frozen Man by Kit Wright

I was very impressed by how quickly the class were able to learn to retell 'The Frozen Man'.

The Frozen Man

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World War II Home Studies

The high quality of work and the effort shown by everyone for our World War II home study this term has been outstanding! You can see some fabulous examples below.

Diwali Day

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.

Celebrating Harvest

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.

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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.

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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!

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Tag Rugby

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.

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