Welcome to 3M's class page.
Your teacher for the year is Miss Metcalfe.
The class will be supported by Mrs Harrison and Mrs Hunter.
On Wednesday morning the class will be taught by Senora Pitcher.
Please check the page for updates on activities we have been doing, pictures, newsletters and important information.
The Amazing Amazon Rainforest
Our topic this half term will focus on the incredible Amazon Rainforest. We will investigate what a rainforest is and where they are found around the world. We will identify the features of the Amazon Rainforest, including some of its amazing flora and fauna. We shall consider how indigenous people live in the Amazon Rainforest and make comparisons to our living styles and community. We will also consider the many threats to the survival of the rainforest, including deforestation.
Hands On Animals
Year 3 have had some very special visitors today. Kelly from Hands On Animals came with a vast amount of knowledge about the rainforest and the animals that live there. She also brought some special guests to help us to get hands on with wildlife. We got to look at and handle: an African rainforest snail, a Madagascan hissing cockroach, a stick insect, a tarantula, a desert leapord gecko, a crested rainforest gecko and a royal python. We had a fantastic time learning lots about the animals and their amazing habitats.
We read Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhyme Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. We had great fun creating freeze frames for the characters and objects in parts of the story . 3M were fantastic actors and everyone could say what their character or object was thinking and feeling.
Can you work out who or what we are?
We have been focusing on Roald Dahl's poetry collections during poetry week. We began reading and enjoying the 'Dirty Beasts' collection and then created our own dirty beasts and poems.
Have a read of some of our amazing poems:
The spider does a crafty trick,
On any person that he'll pick.
Now the spider is the boss,
He wraps them up in candy floss.
Now the spider is ready to eat,
Bit by bit he eats the meat.
Before the spider does a dance,
First he does a little prance.
Now the spider has revenge,
He's going to take over Stonehenge.
By Aimee G
The Spider thinks he's the boss,
Just because his teeth get a floss.
If it is a boy he can spy,
He'll make a human pie.
If it is a fly he's seen,
He starts to get really mean.
By Sam O
On the crocodile's birthday he turns into a snake,
And eats lots of birthday cake.
The crocodile drinks water,
Then goes to visit his daughter.
Year 3 become animators!
Over the past week we have been looking at Morph and how the animations are made. We then planned and made our own animations. Check out our fantastic pieces of work!
It's time to focus on time🕰
This week, in maths, we have been focusing on time. We have been learning to tell time to 5 minute intervals and to convert analogue to digital and vice versa.
We have all worked really hard this week but please help us to practise at home to help us become really confident at telling the time.
Year 3 drama work shop
Today, Miss Winters, a drama teacher at Heysham High School, kindly came to visit Year 3. She helped the children to act out different scenarios focusing on characterisation and projection of voice. The class really enjoyed it and hopefully it will make our acting in the Christmas performance even better!
This week, we have been focusing on working together as a team.
We have built our communications skills, shared ideas and worked together to solve a range of problems.
We have had lots of fun creating towers from art straws, making pyramids using a range of different resources, trying to connect pipes to fill the river and finally mummifying a team member using toilet roll.