As part of the International Week of Prayer, Year 3 had a quiet and meditative afternoon. We learned all about how Jesus wants us to value people, not things. We discussed how much we value our own possessions but how our friends and family are much more important. At lunchtime some of us went to pray the rosary with Mrs Dunne.
The whole school took part in creating a ‘Mile of Poetry’ for National Poetry Day. We all wrote a couple of lines about ‘Autumn’ – even the children at home on Google Classroom. Our poem wasn’t quite a mile long, but it did reach most of the way down the playground!
As part of National Poetry Day (and to tie in with our International School Award), Year 3 found out all about the poet, Benjamin Zephaniah, whose poetry is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica where his family originates. We looked at Jamaica on a map and some of us talked about holidays we have had there. One of our favourite Zephaniah poems was ‘Talking Turkeys.’
Some of us read our favourite poems to the rest of the class.
Year 3 have been reading The Wild Way Home. We made our own deer tooth necklaces ( with some sabre tooth tiger teeth thrown in for good measure).
Year 3 have had a great day today. We started the day by taking the register in Welsh and then we played a game where we had to use the iPads to find all the capital cities in order to uncover the photograph. We haven’t found out where the place in the photo is yet – neither have Year 5.
in the afternoon we learned a Welsh folk song called ‘Mi Welais Jac-y-do.’ If you look on the school Facebook page, you’ll see us singing it!
Year 3 have been reading about ‘Flat Stanley,’ a boy who is completely flat after he was squashed by a bulletin board. Stanley is able to post himself to different places in an envelope. We all designed a flat version of ourselves and we’re going to post them to friends in different places. We really hope our friends will send us a photo of ‘Flat Me’ in their country, or even send ’Flat Me’ back with a postcard or souvenir. When our ‘Flat Me’ has returned from holiday, we’re going to bring them back to school and show my class where they have travelled.
Today we welcomed Mr Richardson back into school for singing. We were able to practise some of our favourite hymns.
Year 3 have had a fabulous time today learning about Stone Age survival skills with Wilderness Outdoor Education. They learned about Stone Age tools and clothes; made fires upon which they cooked food they had prepared and ended the day by constructing their own shelters.
Following a great deal of deliberation, Mrs Dunne has selected the following extreme reading winners from each year group. Well done all who took part!
Year 3 have had a fun afternoon in Design and Technology. We have been investigating ways to strengthen paper, testing our ideas and drawing conclusions about which method makes the strongest paper and why. The conclusion of the majority was that twisting the paper produced the strongest results. Well done Year 3 for taking such a methodical approach to your investigations!