Warren Class really exceeded themselves earlier this month with two fabulous performances of 'A Big Green Adventure'. It's pretty clear from these fabulous photos - taken by Peter Johnson - that the children enjoyed themselves almost as much as their audiences.
With a topical environmental message about the damage we are causing to our planet, we combined learning with a lot of fun.
Thanks to Peter for the photos and to parents / grandparents for their help and support with some brilliant costumes.
With a little help from her big brother, Molly has put together an excellent topic related quiz, using the website Kahoot. The children all really enjoyed the opportunity to link their ipads to the main screen and answer a great range of multi-choice questions.
Lily and Reuben won, with 10 answers correct out of 11. "It was a brilliant quiz," said Reuben. "The questions were all related to our topic this term and we remembered Mr. Thomas teaching us most of the answers!"
Warren Class had a great last Wednesday of term, exploring all that Buckland Abbey has to offer. The Great Tithe Barn had been decorated in a Medieval / Tudor Christmas style and is well worth a visit.
Inside the Abbey itself, the children were taken on two excellent guided tours, which explained the history of the house, Sir Francis Drake and life on a ship.
The other part of the day was spent learning about Tudor clothing, with the opportunity to try some clothes on. All in all, a great day out.
As Warren Class move from Tag Rugby to Netball, Mr Thomas - whose Netball skills are perhaps not as magnificent as his rugby prowess - decided to move out of the way and let our Sports Leaders prove what excellent choices they were.
This they did with confidence, kindness and humour, as they taught Warren all about the finer points of netball. It was really great to see the older children leading the younger ones in a genuinely collaborative and constructive experience - a big thank you to Joel, Jack, Lana and Quincy.
Carswell Farm Autumn Visit
Our first trip of the academic year was a welcome return to the Sayers' Farm at Carswell. The children enjoyed a number of activities: harvesting apples (via the back of an old Landrover); creating labels for apple juice; collecting and identifying different seeds - and classifying them as to how they are carried; and the highlight of the day, charcoal making.
Expertly assisted by Mrs Jones and Mrs Nethercot, resident fire-starters, the children build their own charcoal makers from old tims and cooked them on a BBQ to create their own pencils for us to use in art this term.
Watch this space for their budding drawings!
The start of another academic year. I do hope everyone enjoyed the holidays - we've had an excellent first week back.
A huge well done to all the children, who didn't moan even when faced with a maths test, a spellings test, a big write and homework! Well, they do say, "Start as you mean to go on!" ;-)
Welcome back to another exciting and busy term.
Our learning focus is The Rainforest and we will be undertaking a range of activities across the curriculum linked to this subject.
We also have May Day, Carswell Farm, Sports Day and a Virtual visit to look forward to.
We had another fantastic visit to Carswell Farm where we held chicks, created textured rubbings and checked how well our plants were growing.
Explanations about the layers of the rainforest
We researched the conditions, plants and animals in different layers of the rainforest. We then used causal conjunctions to write explanations of each layer. These are being used in the flipbooks we are making.
We started our Literacy work by writing poems and descriptions about things that you might find in a rainforest. Our poems had to include descriptive language and similes.
We hope you enjoy reading them!
Wild Night Out!
Last week Class 3 had our Wild Night Out! We took part in moorland walking, preparing an alpine themed meal, decorating our rooms and sound hunts. We even had a night-time walk to discover nocturnal animals. We had a great time on our first adventure away from home and can't wait for next year!
Our trip to Carswell Farm to learn about Spring.
We visited Carswell Farm to learn all about farming during Spring time. First we went to the dairy where we saw new-born calves and learnt how cows are milked. Then we took part in a rotation of activities which included identifying trees and making bark rubbings, planting seeds, collecting eggs and investigating creatures in log piles. After lunch, we made soil into paints and used them to create pictures. We had a great time!
Spring Term 2017
Welcome back everyone! We hope you have had a fabulous Christmas holiday and are ready for a busy Spring term. Our topics are Our Wonderful World and in Science we will be learning about rocks. This term much of our learning will be linked to our Class production. More information about this will follow....
Autumn Term 2016
Welcome back everyone to an exciting Autumn term! We are a Year 3 Class and our teachers are Mrs Dixon and Mrs Mckinnon. Our learning enquiry this term is the Ancient Romans. Visit us later on in the term to find out more!
Today we had a visit from a Roman soldier. We were able to look at artefacts and learn about life in the Iron Age before the Romans came. We then re-enacted a Roman battle.
Our trip to Carswell Farm
During our trip, we learnt about the seasons and harvest. We took part in a scavenger hunt for Autumn colours, baked bread and completed various research and art activities based on hedgehogs. We also made hedgehog houses which we placed in different places around the farm and will check on them when we next visit.
It's the summer term and we have an exciting term ahead. We had to postpone our Jungle Book performance until the 21st April due to illness, but take a look at the photos below, the children did a fantastic performance that made all the teachers, parents and friends burst with pride!
This term our learning enquiry is based on Dinosaurs & Fossils, we will also be learning about plants in science and we are taking part in a national investigation to see whether 'rocket' seeds that have been into Space with Tim Peake will grow any differently to those that have not! We will be covering poetry, fiction and non-fiction in literacy and multiplicative reasoning and number sense in maths. In PE we will be learning tennis skills as well as dancing through Maypole dancing. In art we will be using stenciling to create fossils and modroc to make dinosaur footprints. In RE we will be learning about religion in the community.
We have just had our Wild Night Out in Dartmouth (year 3/4 residential), please take a look at the photos below.
We are back, and what an exciting term the Spring term 2016 is going to be! In science we will be learning all about space exploration, and keeping a close eye on the adventures of Tim Peake. Our topic for the term is The Indus Valley, we will be looking at where and when The Indus Valley civilisation thrived, make pinch and coil pots, clay figurines and investigate theories of why the civilisation came to end. In literacy we have been focusing on Myths and Legends and studying the text Beowulf. We will also be learning about list poems and kennings, completing a non-chronological report and a recount. In ICT we will be learning about programming through Kodu. Our maths focus to start the term is 'number sense', we will be looking at place value including decimals,comparing and ordering numbers, addition and subtraction and looking at the most efficient methods to use. We will end the Spring term with a class production of The Jungle Book, we will be studying the playscript, include a dance (this forms part of our PE), make props in art and sing (including solo's)!
Welcome to Class 3, Autumn Term 2015. In Class 3 this academic year we have 30 children. Our class teachers are Mrs Dixon and Mrs Naldrett, we also have Mrs Eason as our teaching assistant.
We have had such a busy start to the year, our topic this term is 'Mountains, Rivers and Coasts'. In literacy we have completed a 'recount' of our summer holiday, an 'explanation text' on the different types of mountains, a fable and we are currently completing a poetry block where we will write an image poem about a rivers journey. In maths we kick started the term with a week of 'Inspirational maths' and we have completed 'number sense' where we have linked our learning to the 'Rugby World Cup' and our topic work on rivers. In PE we have been learning about multi-skills and have covered football and we are currently learning about hockey. In science we have been learning about forces and magnets and in RE about 'Inspiration'. In art we have been looking at Monet's paintings of rivers and looking at different paint brush techniques. We also have a big DT project coming up in December where we will be making bridges! Watch this space!
Take a look at our classroom, it is a busy and stimulating environment which is lots of fun!
As part of our homework for the Autumn term, Class 3 were set the challenge of researching the differences between rich and poor Victorians. The children were allowed to be creative in how they presented their learning.
Take a look at William, Lois and Oscar's work.
Each class at Newton Ferrers takes part in leading a class assembly. It was Class 3 and 4's turn to do this for our Harvest Celebration. Class 3 completed a 'Harvest Shuffle' where some children held up cards for the word 'Harvest' and they shuffled around to spell words which were within the word 'Harvest' and are important at harvest time.