A week in the life of Year 3
Last week was full of adventure for Year 3, from Ice World and Yeti-related themes, our poems have added an extra dimension to our literacy this week. The children started last Monday morning with a practice poetry recital to the school, in preparation for our performance to parents on Friday.
In Science, the children have begun to learn about forces and magnets. They explored friction, investigating how slippy or grippy different surfaces are.
Year 3 still went swimming, despite Wednesday's pouring rain. On the way to the pool, Eagle Owls considered swimming in the new Brookham outdoor pool, before changing their minds and heading for the heated comfort of the indoor pool.
Thursday afternoon saw many children heading off to matches. As for the rest of us, we took advantage of the much nicer weather to head up to Forest School for some outdoor maths, creating four digit numbers with natural resources.
Remembrance Day, on Friday, was a time for us all to think of the Armistice signed 100 years ago, bringing peace at the end of the First World War. We discussed the significance of the poppy and the people who fought for our freedom and thought about ways to solve problems which do not involve fighting. This is built on this week's theme in PSHE, where we have focussed on working well with others and managing conflict successfully.
We finished the week with a superb poetry performance to the Year 3 parents. It was impressive to see that everyone remembered their words, spoke in unison, used expression and remembered to look at the audience!