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8th July 2019
This term we have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 11 moon landing. We have been exploring the life of Neil Armstrong who was the first man on the moon. On Monday 8th July we took a trip to intergalactic space as we took part in an interactive Planetarium experience in the atrium. We discovered facts about the different planets and were fortunate enough to experience 3D visuals!
4th July 2019
Year 3’s End of Year Visit to Stubbers!
On Thursday 4th July, Year 3 visited Stubbers adventure centre. We took part in orienteering, team building, rock climbing and raft building activities. The instructors at the facility were extremely helpful and briefed us on health and safety rules before starting each activity. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as the British sun shone brightly upon us. We were able to develop our team building skills further through taking part in these carefully planned out activities. It is a visit we won’t forget!
1st July 2019
This term we have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 11 moon landing. We have been exploring the life of Neil Armstrong who was the first man on the moon. On Monday 1st July we took a trip to intergalactic space as we took part in an interactive workshop in the atrium. We discovered facts that were out of this world and even had a go at some role play during the session. We can’t wait to delve deeper into space to see the adventures that are yet to be uncovered!
28th June 2019
Manor Park Library – Summer Reading Challenge
Year 3 visited Manor Park Library to find out more about the summer reading challenge, ‘Space chase’. Most of us collected our new library cards and also signed up to the summer reading challenge. We also got the opportunity to borrow some books of our choice. Our teachers then read to us and we explored some of the other books available at Manor Park Library.
16th May 2019
Year 3 Football Festival
This term we have been celebrating the Women’s World Cup. As part of this, we visited Little Ilford Park and took part in competitive tournaments in teams of girls and boys. Each team had a referee and two goal keepers. Everyone actively took part in the tournaments and there was a real team spirit.
During this mathematics lesson, pupils worked in groups to find out information and record the data that they found using a tally chart. Pupils came up with creative ideas such as, who is your favourite superhero? What is your favourite movie? What is your favourite season? Pupils had the freedom to choose the information that they wanted to explore in their groups.
Parents/carers and pupils from Year 3 participated in a creative PSHCE lesson, focusing on anti-bullying, on Wednesday 1st May. During the session, participants created a mirror image of how they would like to see themselves. They learnt about taking responsibility and speak out if they witness bullying of any kind, and developed skills in knowing what to do if they find themselves in the role of a bystander. The Hub was buzzing with excited pupils, as well as parents/carers!
When asked if parents/carers would recommend the session to other families, one parent said:
‘Yes, because it’s an important topic and everybody with a child will have knowledge on what bullying is.’
Geography Themed Term: Our Local Area
This term in geography, Year 3 have been looking at their local area (Manor Park) and comparing it to a different region of the UK (Cornwall). During this lesson, Year 3 re-created their local area using cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes and a range of different materials. These were used to create buildings and key features within Manor Park. We identified the different features of the local area and included these in our designs.
Spring Term Art Block-Famous Buildings
This term in topic, Year 3 have been exploring Famous buildings. As part of this, we have hosted a topic afternoon where we invited our friends and family to join and help us to construct our own buildings. We explored many different types of buildings from different parts of the world. We even had an opportunity to sketch and research the famous buildings into our books. Next, we designed and sketched our own building and constructed them with the support of our parents during our topic workshop. We used spaghetti and plasticine to construct our buildings. We thoroughly enjoyed this art block and look forward to the next one.
History Themed Term
During history themed term, Year 3 have been learning about the Romans. As part of their learning they had an educational visit to the Museum of London, where they explored a range of artefacts from the Roman era. When they were back at school, they used the educational visit as a follow up lesson to extend their learning in art and used clay to create their own Roman artefacts. They thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands dirty and loved showcasing their artefacts around the classroom.
Roman artefacts made from clay
In maths, we have been using Dienes to enhance our understanding about place value in three digit numbers. We know how 100, 10 and 1 are represented using manipulatives like Dienes. We can identify the value of each digit within a three digit number.
During our Active Maths session we took part in an activity which required us to place three digit numbers on a number line. We used our chronological skills to ensure the numbers were placed correctly and in order onto the number line.