Hello and welcome to our Year 3 Reggae Class page!
Keep up to date with our learning here!
UPDATED CLASS Reminders:
Our class PE sessions are now on Monday and Friday mornings. We ask that children Come to school in their pe kits on Mondays and Fridays, and bring their uniform in a carrier bag/kit bag to change into after their session. Their kit will come home at the end of the day. Please see miss edwards if you have any queries.
Remembrance Day 2019
On Monday, we spent time thinking about all those men and women who have fought on our behalf in wars and conflict over the last hundred years or more. We learnt about what life was like in the trenches and how it would have felt to be a soldier during World War One. Using all of this knowledge and understanding, the children wrote acrostic poems. Here are some to share with you...
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
'Change starts with us'
As part of anti-bullying week, we took part in a workshop to learn about bullying, its definition, and how it affects others. Children now understand how to spot bullying, what to do and who to tell and why this is so important. If you would like any more information on this, please visit https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week
Green Team Election
We had a whopping 13 children put themselves forward for our Green Team Election in Reggae Class. They each presented why they thought they should be Reggae's representative and what they would do on our behalf. We were all very impressed by the effort and enthusiasm. A big well done to Ryan who earned the most votes; however, I was incredibly proud of them all!
Teeth and Bone Necklaces!
We have been learning about all the things dead animals were used for during the Stone Age. Nothing was wasted! Teeth and bones are thought to have been used to make ornaments and even jewellery. So on Wednesday we began preparing our own necklaces made out of animal teeth and bones - yuk! Luckily for us, our teeth and bones were made out of salt dough! We will wait for them to dry and then thread them onto a necklace. Take a look at our very own Stone Age beads below...
Wow! Look at our Stone Age necklaces. We threaded our beads onto some string. Aren't they amazing?!
Adding and Subtracting in Maths
In Maths this week we have been practising adding and subtracting using mental strategies. We worked out pairs of numbers that total 100 by using our knowledge of number facts to 10. For example,
96 + ____ = 100
If we know that 6 + 4 = 10
Then we also know that 96 + 4 = 100
We also practised adding and subtracting multiples of 10. Why not ask Reggae Class to show you at home!
We were lucky enough to get FREE tickets to see the new Dreamworks film, Abominable! We walked over to the Watershed and got settled in our seats. No popcorn though unfortunately! The film was brilliant. We all loved it and came back buzzing with ideas for our own story. So the next day we wrote our own version of Abominable, changing parts of the story if we wanted to. The finished stories were fantastic! We will try to show them to you on here soon.
We recommend you watching the film if you get the chance!
Stepping into the Stone Age at Cheddar Caves
To help kick-start our topic on the Stone Age, we took a trip Cheddar Caves! Here, we learnt all about life during this time with the help of our very own Stone Age man. He shared facts on the tools they used and the animals you would find. He explained how fire was made and how it was discovered! Ask us to share some of these facts with you - you will be amazed!
We met the Cheddar man, a skeleton found millions of years ago inside the cave. Fortunately for us, it was only a model one as the real skeleton is kept at the Natural History Museum in London. You can find out more information here: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/cheddar-man-mesolithic-britain-blue-eyed-boy.html. Perhaps you could even visit it in real life!
We visited Cox's Cave to learn how life changed during the Stone Age and even met some of the predators faced by humans during that time - eeeek, a bear!
Our other learning this week....
In Science, we're learning about nutrition and how to keep healthy. We explored the main food groups and created posters to show what a healthy plate looks like. Take a look below...
In English, we're reading the book, Stone Age Boy, which is about a boy who unexpectedly travels back in time to the Stone Age.
In Maths, we've been finding 1, 10 and 100 more or less than 2- and 3-digit numbers. We have been using the greater than, less than and equals symbols ( < > =) to compare numbers, and as always, we've been solving lots of problems!
The First Week of Year 3!
What a wonderful start to the year we have had! We have spent the first week getting to know each other and finding out about Year 3. The children have enjoyed all the new things we've explored, and are ready and raring to go!
To start our year, we have discussed what makes a dream classroom and a dream school. The children shared their ideas for us to use to make our own Class Charter (a set of responsibilities to follow). Take a look at their ideas below...
How to be a bucket filler
In English we have been reading 'How to be a bucket filler', a book that teaches us about kindness and making others feel good! The children have made it their mission to fill people's invisible buckets with kind words and actions. We made our own buckets and the children wrote lovely messages to each other. Ask them to tell you all about it!
We are unique! We are special!
As part of our start to Year 3, we explored what it means to be unique and how special it is that we are all different. After all, how boring would it be if we all looked and acted the same! As part of this, the children completed a self portrait, using a mirror to really look at themselves. The paintings are brilliant!
This week we launched our Travel Tracker scheme to encourage families to think about the way they come to school. We appreciate that it is not always possible to walk or cycle to school; however, parking 10 minutes from the school and walking, scooting or cycling from there could have a huge impact on the environment and our bodies! Here's a picture of our launch assembly...
Flintstones: Fact or Fiction?
We have thrown ourselves into our very first topic on the Stone Age! We launched the topic by watching a clip of the Flintstones and asking questions about life during the Stone Age. Did dinosaurs exist at this time? Did mammoths help with the washing up? Did they have stone money? By the end of this topic, we will know the answers!
This week we turned our classroom into a Stone Age cave! We explored some real-life cave paintings and had a go at creating our own using charcoal and pastels. We now understand that this is one of the sources that historians have used to learn about the Stone Age as no written records exist from this time. Have a look at some of our prehistoric designs below!