Well done year 3s for all of your excellent work so far during lockdown. I have really enjoyed being able to share your work and lockdown pictures on the website for everyone to see. As this week is half term, there are no set tasks, however keep reading regularly and keep practising those times tables. There are the ongoing Egyptian activities to be continuing and can I encourage you to have a go at the May-Hem challenge (link below) organised by Carre's Outreach, especially if the weather is nice Please keep me updated on what you are getting up to (firstname.lastname@example.org) and above all keep safe. Have a wonderful Half term.
Welcome to Beech Class
Welcome to Year 3. Although our curriculum has been put 'slightly' on hold for the time being, we have had a fantastic term learning all about the Romans. We have written newspaper reports focusing on Boudicca, written our own Roman myths, learnt all about Roman baths, soldiers and villas - amongst other things. In science we have really enjoyed learning about humans and animals. We introduced Skully to the class, who has helped us identify common and scientific names for bones, and have been looking at what muscles we have and how they work. In RE we have been learning all about forgiveness in Christianity and Judaism and have had lots of discussions about the importance of forgiveness, even when we find it difficult. In PE, we have played small sided games of netball and have introuduced the children to hockey. For our house competition we played some games of handball, which has quickly one of our favourite sports. Next term we will begin learning all about the Egyptians. Some of the learning will be assigned as home learning tasks, which can be found if you scroll to the bottom of the page. As you scroll down you will see some of the work we have been doing so far this year. Hopefully, we will be able to add to this soon.
Mr Hickerton, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Godley
Meet the stars of Year 3
At Navenby we see the benefits of active learning. Here are some pictures of the children enjoying our recent active maths lessons.
PE - Gymnastics
With the help of Miss Ward from Carre's Outreach, the children have been practicing and improving their gymnastics skills. Over the term they have been practicing their rolls, balances and jumps. I have been really impressed with the talent the children have displayed. There have certainly been some adventurous balances.
Stone Age Caves
For homework the children were set, what I thought, would be a relatively simple challenge. The challenge being to draw or design their own Stone Age caves. The class truly went above and beyond with their efforts. Some caves had real rocks, some caves had real mud, a couple of caves were far too heavy to lift and one was even edible. Year 3s and your parents, I commend you. Well done!
Stone Age Fires
To help with our instruction writing in English, Year 3s were set the task of making their own fires. We decided to leave the actual lighting of fires until our trip to Wild Wood Craft, but the children did a great job.
PE - House competitions
To celebrate all the hard work we have put in during our PE lessons this term, the children took part in gymnastics and handball house competitions. Ultimately it's a great opportunity for the children to display all the new skills they have learnt, but the standard in both events was particularly impressive. Well done everyone.
For all sporting events please visit peresults.co.uk.
This year each year group will be taking three school trips to Wildwood Craft. It is truly a fantastic opportunity for the children, made even more appropriate for the year 3s as the organisers - Maria and Matthew - planned our day out all around the Stone Age. The children got to handle a range of authentically made Stone Age tools and items, make and light real fires, build shelters and even gut and cook fish! It was a fantastic day and really gave us an insight in to what life might have been like all those thousands of years ago.
PE - New Age Kurling and Boccia
This term in PE we have been playing games of Boccia and Kurling. They are certainly not sports you see everyday but the Year 3s really enjoyed playing them, especially when they started thinking more tactically.
We have begun learning the Tortoise Song as part of our music lessons. We have begun by singing the song and have begun practicing musical accompaniment on the xylophone as well as by using garage band. Watch this space.
English - Poetry
In English we are preparing to write our own Stone Age animal poems. In this lesson we read and discussed lots of poems about cats. In groups we decided which was our favourite poem and had to write an explanation justifying our reason. We found lots of good examples of rhyme, adjectives, adverbs and similes that we will look to include when we write our own poems.
Science - What is soil made of?
In science this term we are learning all about plants and how they grow. We asked ourselves the question 'What is soil made of?', and to demonstrate this we made our own compost bins. We including some pebbles, soil, organic material, water, shredded paper and even some worms to get the process going. We look forward to seeing the results over the next couple of weeks.
Homework project - Roman shields
Science - Skeletons and bones
In science we have been learning the common and scientific names for the bones in the human body.
RE - Yom Kippur
In RE we have learnt about the Jewish celebration - Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the time when people ask for forgiveness and atone for things that they are sorry for. To represent this we privately wrote down things that we were sorry for and one at a time we ripped them up and put them in the bin.
In active maths we have been ordering tenths as part of our work on fractions.
Science - Constructing a skeleton
In science the year 3s were challenged with piecing together a human skeleton. There were some interesting looking skeletons at first, but we got there in the end! The next challenge was to see how many scientific bone names they could remember.
March 2020 Updated
With school closing next week, we will be regularly updating the website with activities to do at home. We will also be providing links to websites that both offer educational support as well as fun ideas to keep you busy until we can come back together again.
English (11th May)