Cross Country Competition

The children had an exhausting morning at Wychbold First School competing against some strong competition, in the Droitwich Schools’ Cross Country competition, at Wychbold First school. Fortunately the rain stayed away and the race could go ahead!

There were some great performances from Agatha 2nd, Daisy 9th and Holly 10th in the Girls’ race and Jaden 3rd, Matthew 8th and Toby 9th in the Boys’ race.

Well done to Sebastian, Daisy, Holly, Jaden, Matthew, Kara, Joseph, Rose, Sam, Agatha, Toby, Archie, Jogiya, Mia and Alfie. 

 

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

What a fantastic day we had finding out more about the Ancient Egyptians at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

First, we learnt about Ancient Egyptian artwork; we drew and painted our own pictures on papyrus using ink. After that, we acted out a mummification and a funeral ceremony; it wasn’t a real pharaoh, but we had fun taking part in a pretend mummification and dressing up.

In the afternoon, we visited the Egyptian gallery where we saw some real 3000 year old mummies, sarcophagus  and other artifacts. 

Finally we got to have a look at The Stafford shire Hoard, which is a collection of Saxon treasures that were found in a farmers field in Stafford shire.

First half term of 2019 in Year 3

The first few weeks of 2019 have been very busy in Year 3. 

We have created some amazing Ancient Egyptian Death masks in our Art and DT lessons:

You will be able to see all of the finished masks in our Ancient Egyptian Museum at the end of the term.

We have been learning symmetrical and asymmetrical balances in gymnastics. We have mastered these and can show our skills on the benches and the wall bars.

As part of our English lessons we have worked in groups to create instructions to mummify a Pharaoh; each member of the group had an important Egyptian role to play. We have also carried out our own mummification… of a Tomato! we will let you know how they turn out!

Our Ancient Egyptian dance is now complete; it is very complicated, but we have worked really hard to put it all together. Our dance teacher, Clare, was really impressed with us.

Digital Leaders to Westacre

We spent a fantastic afternoon at Westacre with our Digital Leaders. We talked all about what being a Digital Leader is and why it’s such an important role in school. We then got practical. We made a film explaining the role of a Digital Leader which we will show in assembly. We also took apart a computer to see what’s really inside and how it all works. Thank you Westacre for the wonderful afternoon.

Pyramids and Death masks.

As part of out Ancient Egyptian topic we are looking at pyramids. We learnt about Zozer’s Step pyramid and were challenged to build our own step pyramid out of Lego. Some of our pyramids turned out brilliantly; just like a step pyramid, others were a bit more ‘unusual’. We had great fun building them though!

We have also started work on out Egyptian Death masks. We followed our design to build up the base of the mask using cardboard and masking tape, then we started to cover it in ‘mod rock’; it was quite tricky and very messy. We will be working on them over the next couple of weeks. They will be beautiful when they are finished!

Young Voices

What an amazing day and night we had at Young Voices.

The coach took us to The Resorts World in Birmingham. After eating our lunch and finding our seats in the huge arena, we spent the afternoon practicing our songs and dances with nearly 7000 other school children.

We performed with some big stars including Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet and Charlene Hector from Basement Jaxx.

On the evening we performed in front of a big audience including our parents and families. It was a fantastic experience; we all enjoyed every minute of it!

Our teachers were so very proud of us!

Ancient Egyptians

We have started the new year with a fantastic new topic –  Ancient Egyptians.

We have already found out about the Ancient Egyptian Gods;  we researched our own God as a group and presented the information to the rest of the class.

A box of Ancient Egyptian artifacts arrived from the museum for us to study; we sketched them and discussed what they were and who they might have belonged to.

In our dance lessons, we are learning an Ancient Egyptian dance. 

We are all really enthusiastic about our topic and looking forward to finding out more.

Science in Year 3

We have been learning about magnets and magnetism in Science.

We have investigated which materials are magnetic and how the poles of a magnet attract and repel each other.

Christmas celebrations in Year 3

We had a lovely end to our first term with lots of Christmas festivities. 

There was a fantastic trip to the pantomime, the school Nativity and Carol service in church,  a visit from Father Christmas, a reindeer drive , a Christmas quiz, the Christmas party and a games morning.

After all that and all our hard work this term we were ready for the Christmas holidays!

Happy New Year and see you all on 7th January.

Carol Singing at Vax

Ombersley School Choir were invited to entertain The Vax employees at their Christmas party.

They all sang Christmas carols and songs beautifully. After they had finished singing, they were given a drink and cakes plus a Christmas present to say thank you. The school were also given  a new Vax vacuum cleaner as a thank you. 

We all had a lovely  morning and were very proud of our choir, as always!

Cluster Carols

Years 1, 2 , 3 and 4 had a lovely afternoon at Tibberton First School, taking part in our Annual Cluster Carols with Hindlip and Tibberton schools.

It was a lovely  start to our Christmas festivities.