Year 3 Sharpen Their Sports Skills
Half of the Year 3 cohort got the chance to attend a Year 3/4 Sports Skills event on the 20th February. At the event, the children were challenged and tested in a range of different activities designed to improve their skills in the following sports: netball; hockey; basketball; football; rugby. We had a fantastic time and the children did the school proud – Well done to you all!
Spring Curriculum Map – Super Spennymoor and Divine Durham
Here is an overview of our learning this term:
Myths and Legends
This half term in English the children are exploring the North East folklore tale that is ‘The Lambton Worm’. We will be looking closely at this tale and its many forms – story, song and poem – allowing the children to create their own retelling of the story as well as a character study of the brave Sir John and a report on the horrible, hideous worm.
|Mathematics||Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division facts for 3, 4 & 8 times tables, Measure and Statistics.|
|Science||Light – To look at sources of light, explain how light appears to travel in straight lines and how this affects seeing and shadows, to notice that light is reflected from surfaces and associate shadows with a light source being blocked by something.|
|Art||A local artist study on Norman Cornish which is linked to our history topic as he is an artist from Spennymoor.|
|Design & Technology||Planning, creating and evaluating a picture frame.|
|Geography||Exploring the UK – To be able to name and locate counties and cities of the UK, geographical regions and human/physical features. We will also be developing our skills at using maps, atlases and globes.|
|History||Our Local Area – How things have changed over time, in particular the mining history of Spennymoor.|
|Computing||Programming, debugging and evaluating algorithms on the coding programme Scratch 2.|
|PSHCE||5 ways to wellbeing – connecting, be active, take notice, keep learning give back.|
|PE||Swimming (Wednesdays) and Dance (Fridays)|
As our topic on magnets came to a close this week the children explored how they can be used to create a compass. They were surprised to learn that the Earth itself is like one giant magnet with its North and South Poles.
The next topic we will be moving on to in science is light!
Locked Up Learning!
As part of our topic this Spring term on our local area, the children in Year 3 were lucky enough to go to Spennymoor Police Station. We were kindly escorted and shown around by our local PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) who explained to the children their role in the community and that of the other officers all around the country. After experiencing the inside of a cell, the children all had a go at having their fingerprints taken which they then got to take home. To finish off our trip, the children were able to have a look inside of a police car and van and they had great fun turning the sirens on!
Going Down the Mines!
As part of our local area topic this Spring term, all of the Year 3 children got to visit the local town hall mining museum. At the museum the children got to meet Wallace the Pit Pony, learn about Whitworth Colliery and experience what it would have been like down in the pit. Some children even found out that they live where the Colliery used to be!
World Mental Health Day
On the 10th of October Rosa Street went yellow for Word Mental Health Day and here in Year 3 we did a Relaxed Kids session to help the children begin to understand the importance of looking after their own mental health. Relaxed kids encourages children to share experiences, build self-esteem, confidence, build stronger relationships between children, families and the local community.
Through relaxation and self-esteem exercises, we encourage children to see their strengths, look after themselves, develop their confidence and positivity as well show respect to themselves and others.
Archived Class Work
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