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Welcome to Class 3CM!

 

These are the key instant recall facts for the Year 3 mathematics curriculum.

It’s Thrive Time!
In our thrive time this week we discussed the importance of families.  We talked out different kinds of families and what makes them special. We shared the story ‘and Tango makes three,’ a lovely story about two male penguins that are desperate for a baby chick penguin to join their family and then become father’s.  The story is a true tale about penguins in New York Central Park Zoo and the children loved it!

The Story of Tutankhamun

This week we have started our new quality text, ‘The Story of Tutankhamun.’  It is a non-fiction text which links to our topic for the term, Ancient Egypt.  The children enjoyed exploring the mystery boxes to uncover some of the wonders of Egypt and discuss their ideas about what we could be learning about.  We then introduced the text and children were grouped to each explore an area of Egyptian lifestyle to create mind maps.  We will use our mind maps late this week to create some non-chronological reports.

Let’s get animated!
We have been learning about animation in our computing lessons. Today we created some stop frame animation using the iPads. It was so much fun! 🎬🎬🎬

Our Castles!

Happy Mother’s Day

We wrote personal messages for all of our fantastic mams to show them just how much we care for them. πŸ’

Red Nose Day fun!

Our castle designs

World Book Day 2022

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Today we took part in an online assembly all about raising the awareness of mental health in children.  We talked about emotions and our feelings.  We explored how, at certain times, we all feel different things and it’s perfectly normal to feel any emotion but we also need to think about how we deal with those emotions and who we can talk to.  We made stars to describe our own feelings and filled the stars with pictures of things that we loved.  We then got into pairs for our ‘Thrive time’ and worked together on our golden rule of being kind to each other.  We explored what it felt like when someone was kind or unkind to you and how it felt to be kind or unkind to someone else.  The children finished the activity by making a speech bubble for their friend with a kind message on it.  You can see from the pictures how it made them feel! ❀️

Safer Internet Day 2022

Today we explored the theme of staying safe online.  We talked about how we communicate with others and which are the safe ways to do this.  The children enjoyed designing their own level to a game including the safety rules that must be followed for online gaming.

Bonjour! Today in our French lesson we enjoyed learning the names of classroom objects. πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

Music Day! 🎢🎢🎢

What a fantastic day we have all had!  We have sang, we have danced, we have learned how to play a tune on a glockenspiel! We have listened to jazz, rock n’ roll! classical and disco music and discussed how they make us feel and our likes and dislikes.  The children have become the instruments, using their bodies and voices to explore pulse and rhythm as well as to make a piece of body percussion to represent a passing storm β›ˆ! Ask your children at home about their favourite music from today and how it made them feel, I would love to know what they think.  πŸ˜Š

Today the children carried out an experiment to discover if there is a link between grease stains and the nutritional values of food.  We had a lot of fun in the process of discovering the answer to our question and it gave us a lot to think about the types of food we eat.  πŸπŸ—πŸ₯¦πŸ•πŸ“πŸŸ

The Golden Rules

This term in our PHSCE lessons we are revisiting our golden rules and unpicking what they really mean and look like in our daily school life.  Each week we are exploring one rule in detail. This week we are working on ‘At Sea View Primary School we… listen to each other’.  The children were give a task to complete by working in partnership with each other.  We had a lot of fun and good discussion about this rule.  πŸ‘‚πŸ‘‚πŸ‘‚!

We love to read!

In Year 3, we love our after lunch reading sessions.  We have a variety of resources to support children’s reading at each stage. We use Read, Write Inc, Accelerated Reader and Reading Plus and all of the children enjoy developing their skills and challenging themselves. If you need any support for home reading, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Reading for pleasure is our goal for all children and we are happy to help in any way. 😊

Practicing our skills in P.E. and keeping ourselves fit and healthy.

Rainforest Research!

The children are really enjoying learning all about the rain forest and have been busy today researching different aspects to help them write a report on the subject later on in the week.  Ask your children at home about what they have found out so far! 🌳

Health, movement and nutrition

We had a lot of fun in science this week investigating our muscles and what we use them for.  The children designed their own investigations into how our muscles control our movements and we were all worn out by the end of the day!

The Great Kapok Tree