Friday 19th October

We made it!  This always seems like a very long term for all concerned.  Everyone settling into a new class, new teacher and new rules.  All of this is exhausting.  Year 3 have had more than their fair share of coughs and colds, so hopefully, we’ll be back up to full attendance in the new term (fingers crossed).  As with every other week, the list of activities has not let up.  This week was our Week to Wow!  We have learned a lot about The Great Hammerhead Shark.  Our Maths and English were also focussed on this as well.  We have even made a soundscape to a video clip.  However, our greatest achievement, has to be the creation of (what began to feel like a life-size model) of The Great Hammerhead.  It ran as a military operation with children all disersed around the room sticking various bits of recycling together.  As you can see from the photo below it was an epic achievement!

In Science they were able to dissect a flower head, which was a highlight of the week.

Have a great half term everyone, don’t forget to practice your timestables – using the new Rock Stars website.  You can also continue to use Mathletics and, of course, please keep reading, it will make such as difference if the routine is kept up.  Above all, have fun!

 

 

Friday 12th October

Another busy week in Year 3!

We have spent lots of time practising our Harvet Poem and Song.  When we arrived in the church, after a blustery walk down, we listened to a story first about sharing.  We were the first to perform, and although there was a little stage fright, I was very proud of their determination to keep going – even without music!  We were definitely the bravest class.  Although, I did not get any photos of them singing (I was hiding in the corner, prompting when necessary), I have a lovely photo of them showing respect to the other classes by sitting attentively during their performances.

 

And, so, next week, our final week of the term.  I’m so very proud of how everyone has settled in and is getting to used to the pace and intensity of the work in Year 3.  As previously stated, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to me at either end of the day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Murphy.

Thursday 4th October

Is it just me, or are we hurtling towards the end of term at break-neck speed?

We had more visitors in to see us this week.  We began the week with a visit from Tim, who explained what a ‘Growth Mindset’ was. It’s about having the right attitude towards learning.  We won’t always find every lesson easy but if we want to learn then we will.  We listenened to him explaining the direct link between the amount of effort you put in and how this is related to the results you achieve.  These results may not come quickly, but they will come.

In Year 3, we have a phrase, where we don’t say ‘I can’t do it’, we say ‘I can’t do it…yet!’  This certainly applied to a cool trick with a pencil, which some of us mastered quicker than others, and as for juggling!  Well, that really did take effort.

 

Wednesday’s ‘Book and a Biscuit’ was very well attended, so again, thank you so much to those adults that were able to make time to join us.  I’ve now read the same three pages of a Horrid Henry book to three different groups…I’m dying to know what happens next!

 

And as if all that wasn’t enough, we spent Wednesday afternoon creating a mosaic based upon the theme ‘School Life’.  As a class we helped create the new school motto ‘Inspire, Aspire, Achieve’ whichwill soon be mounted outside for all to see.  In class we made our own mosaic representing how we, as Class 3, learn.  I hope that you like.

Thursday 27th September

What a crazy week we’ve had inYear 3!  We were out on Monday to compete in a tennis tournament and although everyone had lts of fun and definitely improved as the morning went on, as always there can only be one winner, one silver place and one bronze-placed person.  In this case there was one of each for the boys and the girls.

 

On Tuesday, Mrs Lymn appeared to bring her packed lunch into Class 3 inthe afternoon!  However, it turned out we were just investigating which parts of plants we actually eat.  Did you know we can eat some flowers?

 

And finally, on Wednesday, in preparation for learning how to write speech into a story, we use drama to explore the different ways the King, Princes, Princesses and the Cobbler would have spoken.  We listened to The Queen speaking and someone ho does not come from royalty to see if there was a difference.  It turned not only was their speech different but it had an impact on our body language as well.

Enjoy your training day!  I’ll see you all next week.

 

Friday 21st September

Wow!  We’ve all survived another week in Class 3.  It’s been another busy week, we’ve been continuing to learn our story of Smok the Dragon and Krak the Cobbler in Literacy.  In Maths, our place value knowledge is improving ready to move onto addition very shortly.

We also had a visit from Mark from Hotshots Basketball for a taster session.  I was as surprised as the rest of the class to discover that we have a world champion basketball spinning pupil in our class!  A photo is below of her in action!

I’m very excited to attend the scarecrow festival on Saturday 22nd September 12-4.  It will be my first scarecrow event so am not sure what to expect, but I’m sure it will be fun! – Hope to see you there.

 

Incredibly, we’re almost at the end of our first full week back to school – doesn’t time fly when we’re having fun!

 

This week, we have been learning about place value in Maths.  This shows us what value each digit represents within a number.  In Literacy we have been learning a story, where a monster is defeated!  I have had my drawing skills tested by all the children when drawing the story map.

 

Today (Thursday) we had a visitor, who gave us a taster session for a new yoga club starting soon.

I was very impressed when they learned how to breathe like a rabbit and then a lion.  Finally we tried a pose with our pair, which, was quite tricky to do.

 

Just a quick reminder, if you were unable to attend the parents evening and would like the welcome pack, please do not hesitate to speak with me and I will organise this for you.  The slides shown during that evening can be seen if you scroll down the page.

Mrs Murphy

 

 

Welcome Back!

Topic this afternoon was a ‘Stunning Start’ to our World of Water topic.  We investigated large ice-cubes, noticing what happened to them if salt or colour was added.  We also put some celery into coloured water, but will have to wait until next week to see what happens there!  And finally, we watched how water ‘walked’ from one cup to another through paper towels making the colours blend together to make new ones.

 

(Children – I have left one set of walking water to investigate next week as well!)

 

It was lovely to see so many parents last night.  I appreciate that not everyone could attend, therefore, the link below is for the slides I talked through.  I also made a pack of useful information.  If you would to like to collect a pack, please see me either in the morning or at the end of the day

Welcome to Class 3 – Parents Evening

We have had a great start to the 2018/2019 year.  On the first day we took part in some taster sessions for new sports clubs

As you can see, they all had a fantastic time.  The photograph I am most proud of, as their new teacher, is the one that shows them all sitting, listening to instructions and showing our visitor respect, which is the school value for this term.