Welcome to Beech Class
Year 3. I just wanted to say a huge well done for all of your hard work during lockdown. It has been a pleasure to see all of you keenly logging on for the live lessons and it has been a joy to see all of the hard work that you have been producing at home. Next week I am delighted to say that we are back together again as a class and I'm sure you will continue to work just as hard. In English we will be reading and writing our own shape poems. In maths we will be multiplying and dividing numbers. In ART we will be planning and creating some Egyptian themed collages. In RE we will continue to be learning about forgiveness and the importance of the Easter Story to Christians. As well as getting outside for PE and bringing music back, it is sure to be a good start to the end of the Spring Term! I will be sure to keep the website updated with photos of our curriculum and keep you and your parents regularly updated with what we are getting up to. I'm sure your parents will feel they've also been a part of our class for the last few weeks!
Once again, well done for all of your hard work and thank you also to your parents for their support.
Mr Hickerton, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Kerr
PE - NETBALL
This term Beech Class have been introduced to netball. After practising some passing and moving skills, year 3 had a go at playing some games. I was really impressed with their team work, how they encouraged their team mates as well as how they expertly demonstrated the passing skills we have been practising. It was a pleasure year 3! Watch this space for the class competition - coming soon!
OUT AND ABOUT DURING LOCKDOWN
It has been brilliant to hear about all the activities you have been doing during lockdown. Whether you’ve been out for a walk, jumping on a trampoline, playing football or dancing in your bedroom, it is great to see you keeping active!
In art this week we have made our own papyrus better and chosen an Egyptian theme to design it with. Check out the finished results below. They look great!
This week during lockdown we have written our own newspaper reports about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. We spent time researching the event and carefully planning the different parts of our reports. It was really interesting learning all about Howard Carter's discovery and we enjoyed being reporters and writing about it.
SCIENCE - PLANTS
In science we investigated the best conditions for growing plants. Some of them did pretty well. Some of them... didn't. We found out - as predicted - that plants need water, soil and roots to grow healthily. Although the ones in the dark did well too!
Stone Age Caves
For homework Beech class were tasked with making their own Stone Age home. What came back was quite incredible. It is clear that a lot of time and effort went in to making them. Some were incredibly heavy and some were even edible! Brilliant work Year 3s!
In English this term we have read 'The Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. We used drama to express how the Stone Age Boy would have felt when he first entered the magnificent cave, full of wondrous cave paintings. We used these pictures to help inspire us as we wrote our own diary entries. (Pictures coming soon!)
In PE this term we have been getting to grips with invasion games by playing games of robbing the nest and Aztecs. We have also introduced the year 3s to orienteering, combining both maths as well as map reading. (Pictures on their way!)
This week we have been thinking about our Christian Value of Thankfulness. We decorated our own 'Thankfulness Flowers' with words and images showing things that we are thankful for. They have really brightened up our class reflection area!
Year 3 had the opportunity to experience the Stone Age for the first of their six visits to Wild Woodcraft. We worked as a class to build a shelter, had a go at tanning a goat skin and handled lots of Stone Age tools, spears, clothes, animal skins, bones, bags and bowls etc. We can't wait to go back next week and see what Maria and Matthew have planned for us!
This week in English we have been planning our own Stone Age adventure stories. We started the week by acting out Stone Age scenes in groups before drawing story maps of our stories. The final part of the planning stage was talking our stories through with our classmates. Next week will begin to write them. We can’t wait to share them with you.
This week we combined maths and orienteering. Not only did we have to answer sums, we had to find the numbers first!
PE and Sport
This week we braved the rain to fine tune our passing skills in football, as part of our invasion games topic. Miss Ward also joined us as we took part in our first Carre’s Outreach event - tennis. It was windy, but a lot of fun.