3D were enjoying some Christmas crafts when all of a sudden two elves appeared outside our window! Can you believe it?!
We enjoyed taking part in the Trafford Music Service 'ExTraffordWINTERganza' - check out our wonderful singing and moves!
Monday 7th December - Friday 11th December 2020
3D's class mascot Ozzy the Orangutan and his friend Sid the Worry Monster are getting in the Christmas spirit this week. We think they look great - don't you?! They both hope 3D will support our Mission Christmas appeal by bringing in a new and unwrapped gift on Monday 14th December when they can also wear something 'Christmassy'. Thank you for you continued support.
Continuing with our topic of 'rocks', this week we discussed Mary Anning and how important she was. We also looked at what a 'fossil' was and the different types then made our own.
Monday 30th November - 4th December 2020
Values, Attitudes and Well-Being
As part of our equality lessons, we looked at 'different families, same love'. We discussed all the different types of families people might have and what makes them special. We then drew our own family circle for our class book, which looks fantastic!
This week in science, we had lots of fun doing experiments with different types of rocks. We had to be geologists and test to see if they were permeable (allows liquid to pass through it), float, scratch or fizz when liquid was poured on it. We made scientific predictions and learnt lots of new scientific vocabulary - check us out!
Namaste! After a jam-packed week, we thought we would relax and unwind with some Christmas yoga. We are getting really good at some of the movements but might need to work on our balancing skills!
Monday 23rd November - Friday 27th November 2020
In French, we have been practising the days of the week. We decided to clap the syllables to help us remember the words. Check us out!
Monday 23rd November - Friday 27th November 2020
The past couple of weeks in DT we have been having a look at levers and linkages and different ways in which we can make things move. We learnt some new words to describe movement (oscillating, rotary, linear and reciprocal) complete with actions and have begun to put them into practise by making a 'snapping crocodile'.
In Religion, we have been looking at the religion of Hinduism. We have learnt all about the many Gods and Goddesses who are important, especially the Trimurti and the Tridevi. We also looked at other Gods and Goddesses and why Hindu's worship them.
Monday 16th November - Friday 20th November 2020
After playtime on Monday, 3D came back in to find something had happened to our classroom - a crime had taken place! There were some strange objects covered in an unusual green substance. Straight away were we determined to find out what happened and that is when we all became detectives! We had to carefully examine the evidence and ask questions about what could have happened. We also had to interview some witnesses to try and piece this puzzle together. We are busy working hard to produce our final police report and it should be ready for presenting to the Chief Inspector by early next week.
Values, Attitudes and Well-being
This week, we explored toys and advertisements that were directed and just boys and just girls. We discussed these as a class and how it was ok for boys and girls to play with whatever toys they wanted. That is when we became TOY DESIGNERS! We got our thinking caps on and each decided to create our own gender neutral toy. We had to come up with an eye-catching design and a name that would interest boys and girls. Everyone created an amazing toy that would fly off the shelves in any toy store! Here are a few of our designs:
This week we had to search for 3 nature items in the Well-being Wood. We then played a game of 'what am I?' and described the items to our partner who had to guess what it was - some interesting descriptions!
We were continuing to improve our basketball skills in P.E. this week and started to put all our skills together into a game situation. We focused on our passing and dribbling skills and tried to make sure these were done correctly with the added pressure of an opponent - tricky!
Monday 9th November - Friday 13th November 2020
This week at VPJS, we are celebrating Equality week. Each year group will be focusing on a different culture from around the world. Year 3 have chosen Malaysia, inspired by the book 'Kaya's Heart Song', which you can read below. We will be discovering lots about the Malaysian culture, including dance, food, language and art.
Kaya's Heart Song
On Monday, we retold the story of Kaya's Heart Song through a storyboard. Check out some of our wonderful work below.
Stories from Africa!
On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of listening to Jan, the Storyteller. She told us an amazing story from Africa and everyone really enjoyed it. Here is a short clip of Jan in action!
3D's Heart Song
In Music, we created our own heart song using onomatopoeia and also made our own instruments to accompany it. Mr Tebbutt thinks we did an amazing job!
Monday 2nd November - Friday 6th November 2020
This week in English, we have been working really hard with our spelling, punctuation and grammar. We discussed the different uses for apostrophes, in particular, apostrophes for possession. We had lots of fun making up silly sentences; 'the pencil's shoes' was a firm favourite! We then played an apostrophe game which really got our brains thinking - it was tricky!
On Thursday, we improved our dribbling skills in basketball. We practised dribbling with our dominant and non-dominant hand, which was tough! Then we had the added extra of some defenders trying to intercept our dribbling but we did really well to keep the ball under control.
Here's a short clip of us loving the song about continents in our Geography lesson!
This week in Geography, we were revising continents and oceans and everything we knew about them. We also looked at the northern and southern hemispheres and chose which one we would like to live in and why. We really loved listening and singing along to the videos - very catchy!