Welcome to 3M's class page.
This term our topic is 'On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!'
In literacy,we have already started dreaming about going on holiday to Cyprus, the destination we are 'running to', and have begun learning about the benefits of a balanced diet.
As the Commonwealth Games come to an end, we are moving on to the function of our skeleton and muscles.
Please check the page for updates on activities we have been doing, pictures, newsletters and important information.
First we learned how to stand en garde! Then we had to carefully put our protective vests and helmets on . It was so exciting! We practised touching our opponent with the tip of our sword.
Motor Museum Mania
Today was the day for our year 3 school trip. We had a great day at the Lakeland Motor Museum looking at lots of different vehicles from the first cars to the very special Bluebird water car. Then we had a fantastic journey across the lake from Lakeside pier to Bowness. It was great fun and we learned lots! 😃
We love science!
This week is science week and we are becoming scientists, carrying out lots of different experiments and scientific activities.
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!