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Well done Year 3 and your families - we've made it to the Easter Holidays!

It's time for everyone to have a well deserved break and a rest from all of the hard work you've been doing over the past few weeks. We know that this holiday will probably be quite different to the ones we're all used to but I'm sure you will make the most of spending quality time with your family at home. Below is a list of '100 things to do indoors' in case you're needing some inspiration!

I tried making some Easter cards with my little boy yesterday and let's just say that painting a 10 month old's feet is a very messy job! I'm sure any of your attempts at Easter creations will be more successful and we hope that you have a great time celebrating Easter in your own special way.

We hope that you enjoy the next two weeks, have fun and, most importantly, stay safe :) . We'll be back in touch after the break and are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Mrs Booth and Mrs Turnbull :)
Hello Year 3 - We're half way through another week of learning at home and you're doing great!

I decided to do some sewing this week to make some gifts for people I can't see at the moment. Have you tried anything creative recently? Or had a go at something that you used to enjoy doing but didn't always have time to do around school and your other activities. We'd love to see any photos of anything you do try!

We hope you and your families are well - look out for another update next week.

Mrs Booth and Mrs Turnbull
Week beginning Monday 30th March

KS2 Guide for emailing my teacher using Purple Mash

Hi everybody,

Well done for all of your hard work last week. It's been very strange not seeing you all every day but we are enjoying seeing the photos that you are emailing us so do keep sending them.

I'm sure you haven't got through everything we gave you last week so we aren't going to set any more specific activities this week, but please make sure you are reading and practicing your tables every day. I've just finished my book today and as we aren't allowed to go to the library, I'm going to re-read one from my book shelf. Why don't you try the same? Maybe we could have a book recommendation section on this page?

We really hope that you are all keeping well, safe and happy. We are thinking about you all and look forward to seeing what you get up to this week!

Mrs Turnbull and Mrs Booth x
Hello Year 3 - we hope your first few days have gone well and that you’re adjusting to your new routine! Alongside your learning in English and Maths there are some great ways of building your skills and strengths in others areas. You may have already heard about some of the activities below, but if not then here are the links to discover more for yourself:

Joe Wicks – P.E with Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

A live P.E lesson available every day at 9am – if this time doesn’t suit your timetable, the videos can be accessed at any time on his channel.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation all specially designed for kids!

Go Noodle

https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames

Go Noodle is great for stretching, dancing, burning energy, deep breathing, wiggling and relaxing. It could be a great way of refreshing your mind and body in between other learning tasks!

Alternatively, using the Headspace App is a great way to unwind your mind, improve your focus and even help you sleep better.

Don’t forget to practice your recorders too – maybe you could record yourself playing your favourite song from our book or even one that you’ve composed yourself.


For the duration of the upcoming school closures, Gareth Metcalfe from I See Maths will challenge and inspire primary mathematicians of all ages. Why not have a look?

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

We will soon upload an example of a possible timetable you could follow if you haven’t already got one in place however if you have already got a plan that works for you then please stick to it – you’re all doing a great job!
Working from home gallery
Varjak Paw

We've been reading Varjak paw in class and lots of children have asked if I could post the name of the author and the ISBN number so that they can order it from the library to finish reading at home. The author is S.F Said and the ISBN number is 978-0-552-57229-3.
 
Light and Dark
Over the last few weeks we have been learning about Light and Dark. We have been thinking about where we get light from and why it is sometimes dark. We have been learning about nocturnal animals and how they have adapted to suit being out and about in the dark. We’ve also learnt about how daytime and night time occur and how shadows are made. We have learnt about the words opaque, translucent and transparent too and have made Easter stained glass windows to show which materials will let light through and which won’t. We’ve been reading Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett which is all about a boy called Orion who was afraid of the dark. When he met ‘Dark’ he decided he wasn’t that scary!
Primrose Lane Athenian Academy

Yesterday Year 3 went back in time to 450BC where they experienced what school may have been like in Ancient Greece. They dressed in Greek attire and took part in various activities such as pottery making, food tasting, Greek mathematics, Greek writing, Philosophy and Recitation.
In the afternoon the Year 3 and 4 classrooms were transformed into an Ancient Greek museum where the children showed off all of their learning about our topic by completing an Ancient Greek quiz with their visitors.
It was a delight to see the children talking so animatedly and enthusiastically about their learning. Well done Year 3!

Skeletons

In Science last half term Year 3 were learning about skeletons. We learnt the names of lots of our bones, found out what bones are made of and also why we need them.

Mrs Martin kindly offered to come and talk to us about the skeletons of different animals. We looked at some real animal bones and some model bones and compared them. We learnt about how some animals have their bones on the inside, some on the outside and that some don’t even have bones at all. We also talked about why different animals skeletons have evolved as they have.

It was a really interesting morning and we learnt lots. One of the best bits was handling the bones and looking at x-rays and scans.

Year 3 Christmas Crafternoon Project

Before Christmas Year 3 held a Christmas Crafternoon where they invited their parents in to help them decorate their Christmas Dragon Eggs that they had made out of papier mache as part of our learning about the Vikings.

In the run up to the afternoon the children had been working hard to design and stitch their own Christmas tree decorations.

They had also baked gingerbread biscuits with Mrs Proctor which they shared with their parents during the afternoon.

The afternoon was a great success. The children raised £43 which they decided they were going to use to buy some board games for wet play and choosing time in class.

The class voted on which games they wanted to buy and then Mrs Turnbull went shopping.

Here are some photos of the children playing with Headbandz and Snakes and Ladders!

We are enjoying our class story 'How to Train Your Dragon'. So far we have looked at some of the characters and have evaluated how successful the opening is. We've also created some of our own dragons!

In our Science lessons this half term we are learning to think scientifically. Our question for this week is 'Do people who have big hands have big feet?' We made our predictions and have started to investigate!

Year 3 enjoyed their African Drumming Workshop

As part of our Stone Age topic we designed and made our own clay jewelry. What do you think?

We have achieved our first 50 class points and as a treat we had a 'Wheelly fun' session in the school playground.

Welcome to our class page. We've had a very busy start to the year as you can see in these photographs. Our topic for this half term is The Stone Age. We are reading Stig of the Dump as our class story and have made dioramas of what we think Stig's cave looks like.

We've also been exploring cave paintings and had a go at our very own. We went into the school grounds and collected natural materials that we could use to paint with. We even found some berries which we crushed to make natural paint.

Today we've been out gathering more natural materials as we have designed our own tools and weapons that we think would have been useful in The Stone Age.

In Maths we've been learning about Place Value.

In Science we are learning what nutrients our bodies need to keep us fit and healthy. We worked in pairs to design our own nutritionally balanced plate of food.

This week we have thought about what a healthy lunch might look like. We decided to have a go at making our own nutritionally balanced wraps and pasta salads. We chose a filling that would provide us with protein and some salad ingredients to provide us with vitamins and minerals. We had great fun making them ... and even more fun eating them!

On Thursday afternoon Mr Simpson put Year 3 through their paces with an hour long Commando Fitness Session. The children (and Mrs Turnbull!) had great fun in the mud completing a range of exercises - burpees, sit ups, leg raises, commando crawling and jogging to name a few! They then did a stretcher drill, a wall climb and finished off with a tug of war. The children showed their true Primrose Lane Learner attributes demonstrating enthusiasm, collaborative learning and ambition.

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