What an explosive time we have had! I never knew that rocks and soils would inspire children to create live volcanoes in our playground but here's the proof!
It's been a busy week to start the Summer term. We started our week by making iron giants out of our scrap boxes and foil. On Monday, we began our volcano experiments making jelly for our volcanoes and on Tuesday, we squirted cream through syringes to make them explode! We learned how the lava finds fissures in the rocks which it also explodes through as well as shooting out of the top of the volcano. And afterwards, we were allow to eat our volcanoes!
On Wednesday, we represented our school at Rednock for a French lesson with Mr Carter. We loved the walk down and the staff at Rednock were impressed by our behaviour and our French accents. We were even able to show off our knowledge of adjectives and nouns! Phew. Have a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend everyone!
Wednesday fun at Rednock School
Here Comes Summer!
As we move into the Summer Term here are two documents you may find useful - the homework grid (one piece of homework every two weeks please) and an information sheet which outlines how the term is looking so far.
VE Day celebrations in Year 3 was celebrated in style today! We had champagne to toast the success of the Allies (and tea and coffee for those who preferred) and the children had prepared, measured, baked and decorated cakes and biscuits with their rations. A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to come and celebrate with us. I can see by the happy,smiley faces that you enjoyed it too. Thanks also for helping us sing!
Easter came to Year 3 on Wednesday when Martell came from Tescos to share her knowledge of Easter eggs, the history of chocolate (yum!) and the tradition of decorating eggs. We then designed and created our own Easter Eggs visions - some of us even tried to emulate the Faberge egg! How close did they get? Have a look and find out.
Easter in Year 3
On Monday Helen Hyde visited Year 3 to talk about Purple Day which raises awareness for epilepsy.
We asked lots of questions of Helen and Jimi to find out about epilepsy and how they had both been affected. We learnt a lot!
Our trip to the Steam Museum was very exciting! We all came dressed as evacuees and talked about how we were feeling:-
"I feel nervous about leaving my Mum."
"I'm worried that I might not like my new family."
"I don't know when I would see my Mum and Dad again."
"I hope I'm not sick on the train and embarrass myself."
We set off and put on a brave face - "Chin up, all!"
First we were able to go onto the steam train. We sat in the carriage, on the floor so that the adults could sit on the chairs, and we talked about being evacuated. When we reached the country, we got off the train and lined up, waiting to be chosen by the villagers who could give us room in their homes.
The Lady of the Manor was quite snooty! She had 21 bedrooms but would only take two children!
The Teacher demanded perfection in times tables and spelling before she would let anyone into her house!
The farmers wanted children who could work on the farm, so they tested the children's muscles and wanted to make sure the girls could cook and clean.
We were all quite scared but glad to be chosen by someone. Four children were left and had to be taken into the village to see if anyone would take them in. They felt very alone.
We talked to Ted, who was 4 when World War II broke out. When he was fifteen, he went to work on the steam trains and could tell us all about his experiences.
Then we discussed the Women's Movement. The men went to war and that meant that the women had to work on the farms, in the offices and doing some of the jobs the men had been doing. We were in a play which showed us the jobs that the women did and we really enjoyed watching the children act.
Finally, we learnt about the toys that children played with in World War II and how many of them used to make their own toys! We were allowed to play with the toys, which we thought was great!
Today, World War II came to Year 3! The air raid siren sounded during the blackout in our classroom and we hid for cover from the terrible bombs! We were quite scared until we heard the all clear. We learnt all about 1939 and the countries that were affected by the beginning of the war. We then ate some World War II carrot biscuits that were scrumptious!
World Book Day 2017!
What a great day. Firstly, we were allowed to come to school dressed in our pyjamas and then we were asked to bring our favourite book to read! We had a great time sharing our stories with each other.
Welcome to Year 3!
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Year 3 have been working on the topic of Light and Dark. Today we were experimenting with torches using light boxes and creating our very own shadow puppet shows, which we loved performing for each other.
Year 3 had a fabulous trip to Tescos to experience "Life in the Freezer". Their freezers were -25 degrees Celsius so no wonder one of our children decided he didn't want to live in a freezer as it was freezing!
Here is the Homework for this term. Please bring any completed work in on a Friday - we will share some of these on Friday afternoons. Thank you and enjoy!
Yesterday we had a very furry visitor who had left his mark on our classroom! We came in to find a mountain covered in snow, footprints and a very cold classroom. When we closed our eyes, we felt the fur of the animal. We talked about what the animal could be and decided it was probably a wolf due to the fur, the climate and the den. We then read a letter from Mr Wolf who tried to convince us that he was not scary after all! Did we believe him? Read our letters back to him to find out.
Our very special visitor to Year 3 today! In support of Health Week, Nurse Stephens taught us all about her previous job of nursing, her training and we learned how to take our own pulse and bandage each other during first aid.
We are really enjoying putting our garden back in order after the Summer holidays. The strawberries were scrumptious!
Codi's Home Learning was informative and extremely tasty! Thank you Codi!
Today we had an exciting visitor in Year 3!! He was an Irish mediaeval lord who fought for the Thomas Fitzgerald household. He amazed us with his knowledge of weaponry and the weight and heat of his armour! We all asked lots of interesting questions.
year 3 trip to Roman Caerleon was huge fun! We acted out Gladiator fighting in the Amphitheatre and were amazed by the excavation of the Roman Baths. Did you know that the Romans loved fitness?
Year three have been studying the story, Leon and the place between by Grahame Baker-Smith. It is about a little boy who goes to help a magician and to bring our work to a fantastic close I invited Magic Marie to join us. It was a wonderfully funny and amazing show, just ask anyone in Y3.
Y3 have just returned from a great day at Redwood learning to be story tellers. We even toasted marshmallows!
We have just finished a fantastic Health and Fitness week. We've done Zumba, smoothie making, Sports Day, Skipping challenge, A Question of Sport quiz, relaxation, class walk, rounders tournament, country dancing, sun safety, and many other activities.
Y3 and Y2 Buddie day at Slimbridge Wetland and Wildfowl Trust
Make do and mend activities and fantastic home learning
Year 3 in 1940!
Evacuation time! We had a fantastic day at the Steam Museum Swindon trying to imagine what it must have been like to have been an evacuee during the Second World War.
Newall Hunter visited our school today to share photos and stories from his last expedition to Antarctica. He brought along some of his equipment and clothing for us to try on. BBC radio Gloucestershire and Points West were there filming and recording the whole event.
From Wheat to Roll - Year 3 made bread rolls today as part of our Food Week. We grew the wheat during the summer then separated the seed from the chaff, milled the flour and then made our rolls- they were delicious. Thank you Tamsin, from Stroud Valleys Project for coming in to help us.
Year three had a fun filled day looking for the Big Bad Wolf at Redwood and then building a 'wolf' proof home for the three little pigs.