Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 5NG
|Class of 2016 - 17|
December has been a very exciting month! We wrote letters to Father Christmas, telling him how we have behaved this year and asking him for some Christmas presents. We also created winter pictures by mixing paints. To accompany this, we wrote winter poems. We had lots of creative fun making Christmas cards and calendars for our loved ones and thoroughly enjoyed watching the pantomime and nativity. We also went on a trip to church where we learnt all about advent and what this means. In class, we then learnt all about Christingle and what the different objects represent. We then used tangerines, candles, sweets and cocktail sticks to make our own Christingle candles. In year 3b, we have made lots of progress across our subjects this term, especially in writing, spelling and grammar! We look forward to learning lots of new, challenging and exciting things in the new year.
In English, we have learnt all about dragons! We EVEN saw a video clip of a real dragon flying over our school! In science, we have learnt all about rocks. We can classify three different types of rocks, metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. In history, we have learnt all about The Stone Age and where this period of time comes on time lines. We now know abut how they used tools and developed over time.
This month, year 3b have been learning about Diwali and we made our own Diwali cards with Rangoli patterns. Also, at the end of the half term, because we have been learning all about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we did an oompa loompa dance tutorial. In year 3b, we LOVE Halloween. We invited our parents and carers into school for a Halloween evening where we went on a Halloween hunt and found a prize of sweets! We also made Halloween cakes and spiders. In Geography, we have been exploring the Ivory Coast. When we found out lots of things about this place, we presented our facts to the rest of the class. We had to work as a team and make sure we were using good speaking and listening skills. In science, we learnt all about light and shadows. We learnt how shadows appear to move throughout the day as the Earth moves the sun. From, 3B
|Class of 2016 - 17|
This month we have had an Olympic Day in KS2. We were split into 5 different teams and decorated flags to represent our teams: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Our day started with an opening ceremony where we gathered in our teams and cheered as loud as we could! We discussed the values of the Olympic games and the importance of trying our best, working collaboratively and supporting our team members too.
We took part in four different activities throughout the day. The first was the long jump - we got points based on how far we could jump!
Then we sprinted as fast as we could along the running track. The winner got 5 points for their team. We then transferred our sprinting skills into a team relay race - the teams that won the relays were England and Wales.
After lunch we tried our hand at archery. This was new for most people in the class and took lots of concentration, listening and of course a perfect aim! We had to try and land our arrows in the centre of the target board and collected lots of points for our teams.
Finally our last activity was a game that was unfamiliar to everyone. It was called 'goal ball'. Player were blindfolded as it is usually played by those who are visually impaired. It was played with a special ball that had a bell inside of it. We had to listen carefully to where the ball was bowled by the other team and try to save it! It was very tricky but some people had exceptional hearing and other senses and managed to save lots of goals.
What a fun, exciting day we had! The children talked about how they had enjoyed trying out lots of new sports and that they enjoyed competing against each other too.
In May we have celebrated Eco Week in school. As part of Eco Week we discussed how we would feel if our classroom was filled with litter and rubbish. The children developed very insightful responses including “It would smell and be dirty. It might even make people poorly”, “It wouldn’t look very nice and might distract us from our work and learning” and “It could even be dangerous, you could trip over it and hurt yourself.”
We talked about what we needed to do with our rubbish to make our school more Eco-friendly. In our class floor book we explored recycling and how we should ensure that we throw rubbish away in the correct coloured bins so that it can be recycled and turned into a new product.
We soon realised that some things had to go in our black bin as they couldn’t be reused! We researched what happened to some of these things and were astonished to find out that often rubbish ends up in huge landfills! What an ugly mess they were! Year 3B then found out that some things can be ‘upcycled’. Upcycling is when something is made into another product. We used the laptops to research upcycling and found out that lots of different things could be upcycled e.g. crates into chairs, and even water bottles into bird feeders!
We designed our own upcycled products and collected some ‘rubbish’ together. We then made classroom equipment to store our pens, pencils and stationery using old tin cans and kitchen roll tubes. Look at our fantastic upcycled products… we are using them in our classroom too!
This week we have also been on a visit to Low Hall Woods – luckily the sun was shining throughout our walk! We discovered lots of different living things including swans, sparrows and even a heron camouflaged hunting for its prey at the side of the lake. We explored different plants and trees using a classification key – we managed to spot and identify oak trees, elm trees and bulrushes too.
April has seen Y3B begin their sessions with the School of Military. In our first session we met our instructor, Sam. He introduced himself and told us all about his life so far. We were fascinated to find out about his role in the Royal Air Force and the different countries he had visited when he was part of the Military. We were amazed at how brave he must have been in some situations he found himself in during his time in the military.
We then introduced ourselves to Sam. We presented our likes, dislikes and information about ourselves. Everyone explained what they'd like to be when they grow up and leave school. I am so pleased to have so many future doctors, teachers, footballers, bus drivers in my class amongst many other interesting careers!
Our next session with Sam found us learning all about the human body an how we need to keep it healthy so it can help us. We identified our five senses and how they are all linked to our central nervous system. We explored our reaction times by playing a simple catching game with our partners and were amazed that our reaction time increased with practise!
We then went outside and developed our agility, speed and strength by playing different team games, running relay races and even having a go at a wheel barrow race. Miss Hindley joined in too!
The children have had a very exciting week in Year 3B. To finish off their topic learning about Romans and Italy, they have been finding out all about traditional Italian food.
As a WOW launch to E Safety day we wanted to do something memorable for the children around keeping children safe on the Internet. With the help of One Day Creative, all the children in the school got to take part in a fun creative workshop and learn all about E Safety through Drama.
Reception to Y3 took part in the “Into the Screen Workshop” The children used well-known fairy tale characters to highlight the importance of keeping safe online, they worked in groups to navigate their way out of some tricky situations. Will the 3 Little Pigs tell the Big Bad Wolf where they live? Will Red Riding Hood notice that Granny looks a bit different today? And will anyone be able to stop the Ugly Sisters from being horrible to Cinderella? Through playful and fun storytelling, pupils learnt how to keep safe when playing on the internet and realise that the world inside the screen is perhaps not so different from the real world after all.
We have been getting into the festive spirit this week in Year 3B. We had fun decorating our tree in class and also had a fantastic time watching a pantomime. We screamed and shouted at the baddies and thought it was hilarious!
In Year 3b we have been reading The Worst Witch. We found a letter in class from one of the characters, Mildred Hubble, who told us she had ran away from Miss Cackle's Academy! We have been helping find her by writing our own lost posters and creating our own news reports. By interviewing her friends, we found out that she is terrible at spells, so we have been mixing our own potions and writing our own spell books to send to her. It was all going great until.... our potions bubbled up and exploded!
Welcome to Class 3B!
|Class of 2015 - 16|
Eco week began when we planted seeds, flowers and vegetables for our school allotment.
We also used the time to learn about recycling, road and water safety.
This week, year 3 got together to take advantage of the lovely weather and have an outdoor adventure learning day.
Grasping our hula hoops, skipping ropes, cones, crates and tents (everything except the kitchen sink) we travelled to “Adventure Island.”
Throughout the day, we took part in lots of fun activities and learned about friendship, respect and teamwork.
We took part in different activities including orienteering, crossing a maze, guiding sheep into a pen (blindfold game) and created an obstacle course for our teams to cross.
To protect us from the mid-day sun, we put up our own tents to act as sun shelters.
We had a wonderful day and, for once, it didn’t rain!