Year 3

Escape From Pompeii

The Owls re-enacted a scene from the story ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We thought about what we would see, hear, taste and feel. We also imagined what it would be like if a volcano started to erupt.
 
 

Maths Masters

The Owls have been using their STEM sentences to discuss equivalent fractions. We agreed and disagreed; we also changed our minds.
 

Our Kindness Box

On the first day back to school after the Christmas break, the Hedgehogs decided to create a kindness box. We wrote sentence strips telling our partner why we think they are kind. After reading the beautiful words, each member of the class placed their kindness strip into a special box. Finally, we thought of lots of different ways to use these in class. What a super start to PSHCE 2020! Will you take a ‘lucky dip’ a ‘change your day’ or a ‘find your kindness’?

A Visit to St. John’s Church

 
 
The Hedgehogs loved visiting St John’s Church, Cudworth, to learn more about the significance of Advent in the Christian calendar. Thank you Father David for your generosity of time and patience to teach us about this special time of the year. We hope that everyone enjoys celebrating Christmas, Jesus’ birthday!

Fractions

 
The Hedgehogs enjoyed learning about fractions in our maths lessons using objects and pictures. We even got on to comparisons! 

Children’s Voice 

This film is what happened when the Year 3 Hedgehogs were let loose with iPads on a mission to spread the word about the books they love.
The Hedgehogs loved speaking about their favourite books and authors. They articulated their opinions and gave reasons for their preferences. We loved acting out our favourite parts and hope that you will read some of our recommendations!

Hedgehogs Class Assembly – Our Mining Community

What a fantastic presentation and performance of work! The audience were most impressed by all our learning about coal mining. We shared our work about home life and mining in the Victorian period, the different jobs children did in the mines in the 1800s and how disasters such as The Huskar Pit flood led to the Children’s Act. The children’s dancing, acting and singing really brought our topic to life! 

Lest We Forget…

The Year 3/4 Owls have been working exceptionally hard to create the artwork for our Special Remembrance Assembly board. We have sewn poppies and created poppy wreaths using wax crayons. We signified ‘unity’ using our hands for the leaves of the wreath. 
We also read the story ‘Peace Lily’ by our friend Hilary Robinson and used this to think of questions in our philosophy lesson. Miss Spellman was really impressed with some of our deeper thinking questions. 

Fabulous Fireworks!

The Year 3/4 Owls looked at lots of different firework patterns and then recreated some of these using pastels. We blended the colours with our fingers. Have you spotted any of these patterns in the sky over the last few weeks?

The Gunpowder Plot

The children have been sorting sentences about The Gunpowder Plot into paragraphs using who, what, where, when and why. We are getting ready for our Big Write on Friday – a non chronological report. 

A Special Visitor

The Hedgehogs were lucky to have a special visitor, our Governor Mr White, who talked to the children about his experiences as a miner. We learned a lot about what it was like and enjoyed handling the coal. This was an also excellent opportunity for us to ask questions to help with our study of ‘an aspect of history that is significant in our locality’. 

Can Hedgehogs Sing? 

They most certainly can! 
These Year 3 musicians are making first class progress with their singing, playing and improvising!

Magic Musical Moments

 
Check out this Hedgehog’s concentration in her class music lesson. She’s learning to accompany Charanga’s ‘We lift our voices to sing’.

Boudicca’s Rebellion

 
The Year 3/4 Owls have had an amazing time learning about how Boudicca and her army rebelled against the Roman Empire in Britain. We used our Film It sessions to retell the story of how Boudicca’s land was stolen by the Romans, and how she fought bravely and won three battles. We can’t wait to create another film!

Music in the Hedgehogs

 
We have only had one music lesson so far and already the Hedgehogs are sounding very promising. Mrs. Sutton was impressed with our tunes and moves when she came to look through the door! 

Releasing GAS!

 
The Owls have been busy investigating states of matter. We investigated the weight of carbon dioxide and had a hoot doing this! Ask us about our results!

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