Welcome to Year 3

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Summer Indigenous Interlude

What an amazing couple of concerts the  school put on this week! Our whole school concert was themed around the topics we have all been studying this term. We had songs, drumming and dances from Australia, Africa, The Rain forests, North and South America, Scandinavia  and Great Britain. The children all performed with the musical instruments they had and designed created themselves during DT Music week.

Everyone had really worked hard to put the show together and both events were wonderful. We even had a surprise performance from all the staff, who played steel drums and danced The Mac arena.

Thank you to everyone who came to support us and help on the afternoon and evening. The children were wonderful as always, making us very proud. Well Done!

Sports Day 2018

What a fantastic morning of sports it was! The weather was perfect and the children competed sportingly in their races.

The children competed for their houses in the flat race, egg and spoon race, sack race, dressing up race, beanbag race and finished with the house relay and Ombersley Marathon.

After our young visitor’s race and Mum’s and Dad’s sack race all the points were added up and the winners announced. Ruby house were the winners!

Afterwards all the children joined their parents for a picnic. It was the perfect end to a perfect morning.

Thank you to all the parents who came and supported and helped out doing the many jobs.

Cadbury World

What a fantastic day Years 3 and 4 at Cadbury World! We enjoyed a tour of the museum before visiting the Cadbury Experience, where we got to write our names with chocolate, sample a pot of melted chocolate with our choice of filling, and watch demonstrations of how chocolate used to be made 100 years ago. We had a long play on the playground after lunch, then watched a 4D movie. Finally, we had a talk about the journey of chocolate from the ‘bean to bar’. Colin was really impressed with how much we knew and our persuasive skills! Our teachers were really proud of us. Everyone had a wonderful day.

We are now developing our own chocolate bar ready for production.

DT Music Week

We had a great week designing and making our own musical instruments. We made banana shakers by papier macheing a banana, taking out the banana, then filling it with seeds or pulses to make a shaker. We then make our own rain sticks using a cardboard tube, cocktail sticks and seeds or rice. We painted them in our own original designs. They all turned out brilliantly. We are looking forward to using them in our Summer concert.

Cluster Sports 2018

On a gloriously hot, sunny, Friday morning Ombersley competed against Tibberton and Hindlip First schools in the annual Cluster Sports Day.

Gazebos were set up so we didn’t get too hot and with suncream applied, water bottles filled up and sun hats on the competition began. The children took part in the flat race, egg and spoon race, sack race and skipping race before the interval. The scores were announced after the break and Ombersley were narrowly ahead.

It was all to play for  after the break. The children then competed in the dressing up race, beanbag race and school relay with a grand finale of The Ombersley Marathon. The Ombersley children were very impressive in this event and won both the girls and boys races.

When the points were added up the final result was Ombersley 1st, Hindlip 2nd and Tibberton 3rd.

Well done to all the children who competed in events, the children who supported and cheered everyone on and all the helpers. Thank you. It was a wonderful event. 

Drumlove

As part of our DT Music week, we enjoyed a day with Drumlove. We had a fantastic day drumming with Pat and Steve.

They worked with every class in the school throughout the day, teaching us all a different drum beat. At the end of the day years 2, 3 and 4 performed what they had learnt to the rest of the school and parents.

 

Ombersley Court

As part of our History project, we have been lucky enough to visit Ombersley Court. We walked through Ombersley Churchyard and were amazed to find ourselves in the beautiful grounds of Ombersley Court! The gardens were magical and so peaceful, with some magnificent trees: A Wellingtonia tree that is the tallest in England and a Turkish Oak tree that is over 3 hundred years old. We also went inside the ice house, walked around the walled gardens and looked at the Hot Houses, where tropical plants would have been grown. 

The stables were very interesting; we learnt that there used to be 44 horses living there and that during World War Two the Queen’s carriage was hidden there (as not many people had heard of Ombersley!) 

We were even allowed to go inside the grand hall of the house to look at the beautiful memorabilia; including a bust of The Duke of Wellington and the drums from the battle of Waterloo. It was such an amazing place. 

The BIG Sing

The Choir had a lovely morning singing with other Worcestershire schools on Monday. We performed at The University of Worcester Arena, singing songs from the past. Some of us dressed up as Romans or WWII evacuees. We really enjoyed singing and dancing and learning new songs.

Ombersley Remembered

Year 3 have been working with Julia Letts on our history project. We are working with friends to find out about houses  Ombersley  during World War One. We studied a very large map of Ombersley to find the house we are studying. We also studied the Census from 1911 to see who lived in the house during World War One. We walked around Ombersley to find the houses, photograph them and sketch them. Our information booklet will then be displayed by the houses in July.

Tennis Tournament

Well done to the Year 3 children, Agatha and Evie, and the Year 4 children, Daniel and Matthew, who took part in the School Games Mini Red Tennis competition today. 

The children played matches against 5 other Worcester schools and really enjoyed their morning. They all tried really hard, showed all the School Games values and made me very proud. Well done children.

Synagogue visit

Year 2 and 3 had a lovely visit to the synagogue in Solihull. We have learnt about Judaism during our RE lessons and this was a lovely way to have a ‘real life’ experience of a synagogue.

When we arrived there, Marina showed us the children’s bibles which were written in Hebrew. We learnt that they were written from right to left, which seemed very strange to us. We got to look at the Torah Scrolls, a silver crown and bells; they were all very beautiful. There were lots of ‘hands on’ experiences; we got to try on a kippah and a tallit, which is a prayer shawl and we all had chance to hold a miniature Torah Scroll. We learnt that the Torah Scrolls were written on animal skin. 

It was a really interesting morning which helped us to understand more about the Jewish religion and way of life.