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.
Mrs Bell and I are looking forward to be working with you and your parents throughout the year.
The @year3belmont Twitter Page!
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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.
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!
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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