Year 3 - Peacock Class
Welcome to Peacock Class!
In Year 3 there are 22 children. Our class teacher is Mrs Seward and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Smith.
Year Three promises to be an exciting year when your child will have many varied opportunities to learn from a wide range of experiences, helping them to become independent and enthusiastic learners. Each term will have a new topic where the needs of the curriculum will be set in context to help give meaningful links across each subject. The first topic will be ‘Dahlicious’, followed in the Spring term by ‘Secrets In The Sand’, concluding with ‘Pathways Through The Past’.
The children will be encouraged to become enthusiastic and inquisitive learners, developing a wide range of skills and techniques through a range of classroom tasks and activities.
Please see the documents below which will help you support your child and understand what we are learning in class:
Monday 11th October was soup day in Year Three. Following their science work about heathy eating the children decided to try and help the farmers in Fantastic Mr Fox eat a healthier diet, they thought soup would make a good start.
All of the children bought in one ‘soup vegetable', and as the children washed and chopped the vegetables they found out about food hygiene and learnt some basic cookery skills and techniques. As the soup was cooking the children collected data about the vegetables used then collated and displayed this in a variety of ways. Eventually, the soup was ready! Most of us thought it was delicious and worth all the work.
The children hope that the farmers are feeling healthier and benefitting from all the advantages of a healthy diet!
To mark the start of the Year three topic 'Dahlicious' the children were invited to come dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. The costumes were as varied as they were wonderful.
During the day the children worked on a number of activities inspired by some of Dahl's stories. Holiday news writing was written backwards, to mimic the creativity of Dahl's made-up words and languages. The children's DT skills were needed to create 3D friendship peaches to echo the moral of working together with friends from 'James and the Giant Peach'; character wheels were created from the children's justifications of their favourite characters; brains were put to the test to count how many squares could be found in a chocolate bar (far more than you would initially think). Taste buds were employed to evaluate individually made 'whipple-scrumptious fudgemellow delights'.
An enthusiastic, creative and productive day was had by all; a perfect start to the topic and year.
...and here's some things we've
done in previous school years
The children came to school dressed as Mayans and spent the day learning about the Ancient Mayan culture. They found out about their use of cocoa beans to make the first chocolate drink - quite different to ours and not to everyone's taste! Cocoa beans were also used as currency, to trade for other goods, as gifts to the gods and as a medicine.
They made clay chocolate gods, masks representing a god for the day of the dead festival, built temples and had a go at Mayan numbers and writing.
A splendid day!
On Thursday 25th March, as part of their RE work, thinking about the resurrections of Christ, new life and signs of spring, Year Three enjoyed a lovely walk around the village. They spotted; buds, blossom, people working outside without coats, birds building nests, washing on the line, many different spring flowers and lots more.......
On their walk they collected a 'twiggy twig', on returning to the class they created 3D decorations showing signs of spring and symbols from the Easter story to hang on their twigs, they also created a puzzle all about signs of spring. A lovely morning was had by all.
Year Three's Howard Carter day.
Year Three spent the day expanding their Egypt knowledge and developing their archaeological skills in a bid to convince Howard Carter to take them with him on his next expedition to uncover more secrets of Ancient Egypt
Dear Year Three,
Thank you for showing so much interest in the above advertisement, I have written to Howard telling him all about it. He enjoyed hearing about the day I spent with you and how enthusiastically you worked on all the wonderful activities in an attempt to prepare yourselves for a visit to Egypt with him.
The map work you have completed about Ancient Egypt, where you had to locate all the places of interest will help you search in new areas for Tutankhamen's tomb, I do hope it is found soon, Howard has worked so hard for so many years and we are worried that Lord Carnarvon may soon run out of money to fund any more digs.
While Howard and his team have been searching, they have found relics in the sand, and like you needed to research and discover what they would have been used for and what this tells us of Ancient Egyptian life.
If you are lucky enough to end up helping Howard, your studying of hieroglyphic letters and numbers will come in useful as many of the tombs and monuments in Egypt have them scribed into them. Experts are always needing help in decoding what they say as it is such a complicated system of writing. Similarly, your interpretation of farming life from studying wall paintings showing the Nile will help you as you have learnt how to use evidence to tell you about the past.
It was quite brave of you to try Ancient Egyptian style bread; how did it taste? Did the sand make it very gritty? I do hope you didn’t find any preserved cats in the honey!
I hope you continue to enjoy finding out more about Ancient Egypt, I look forward to reading your application letters, make sure you tell Howard all the things you have been doing so that you can persuade him that you are the best people for the job.
Mr Howard Carter.
In Year Three we like to take our learning outside as much as we can, we go outside for; science, maths, English, art, PE, technology, French... if fact, we go outside for just about anything and everything!
At Christmas Father Christmas adopted a Donkey for us.
Our Donkey is called Cocoa, we think Father Christmas chose him for us because we had just been learning about chocolate.
We love hearing Cocoa's news through the regular letters and pictures we have from him.
Year Three walked to Ashwell,
As an end of term treat Year Three walked all the way to Ashwell, (this is a 7K round trip). The weather was kind, not too hot, too cold or wet, just right, so we enjoyed a gentle walk to the park where we played and had a mid-morning snack. We then transferred to the Springs and enjoyed a paddle, rather chilly, but refreshing. Then it was time for lunch, after lunch there was an extra surprise: ice cream and our favourite storyteller Andy Lawrence.
A wonderful day was had by all.
Dans la classe de CE1 nous apprenons le français.
Cette année, nous avons eu un pique-nique français et nous avons joué à la pétanque. Notre défi était de parler uniquement en français en n’utilisant que des mots que nous avions appris pendant l’année scolaire.
Nous nous sommes bien amusés !
In Year Three we learn French.
This year, we had a French picnic and played bowls. Our challenge was to speak only in French using the words we had learnt during the school year.
We had a lot of fun !