Science Festival

Year 3 had a lovely afternoon at the Hive learning all about’Explosive Food’. We watched some amazing experiments and learnt lots about how our food gives us energy. Well done to the children- you were a credit to us as always!

Book Week

We had a great time during Book Week. We’ve been writing and publishing our own myths based on rainforest animals. We’ve also enjoyed taking part in all the different book week activities too! Well done to everyone for their hard work and for the amazing costumes!

Science

This half term in science we have been learning all about plants. It’s been a fun topic with lots of practical work and experiments! Next half term we will move on to learning about light.

Rainforest Dance

We’ve really enjoyed creating and practising a rainforest dance. We built it up from balances and paired sequences all based on the animals who live in the rainforest. The finished dance is fantastic!

 

Rainforest Dave

What a fantastic day we enjoyed with Rainforest Dave! He talked to us about the rainforests he had visited and what he had learnt and experienced when he was there. We saw different artefacts from the rainforest including a nose piercer and a Kapok tree seed! We heard lots of funny stories about Race’s time in the rainforest, including the time he met an orangutan in a toilet! 

Some of us had the opportunity to hold different animals (if we wanted to!) there was a millipede, a preying mantis and even a tame tarantula! In the afternoon we did sketching, jewellery making and tribal face painting. We had a wonderful time and learnt so much about this amazing part of the world. 

Young Voices 2020

What a fantastic day and evening the choir had at The Resorts World in Birmingham. 

We arrived there at lunch time and after eating our packed lunch were taken our seats in the arena. The rehearsals lasted all afternoon – it was great, we got to sing with Ruti, who won The Voice, The Shires and Tony Hadley as well as dancing with Urban Strides. After the rehearsals we ate our tea and it was time for our parents and the rest of the audience to arrive. 

The evening was even more magical; with lots of singing, cheering, screaming, clapping and dancing.

It was a long, but very exciting day. As always we were a credit to the school and made all the teachers so very proud!

 

Soup Kichen

What a fantastic end to our World War II topic! After spending the beginning of the week making three different kinds of soups, carrot cookies and practising our songs, we were ready for our parents to arrive. And so many parents came! We were overwhelmed!

The children, dressed as evacuees, loved serving their soup and showing all their hard work to their families. 

Than k you so much to everyone who came and for the lovely comments we received.

Inter house football competition

The children have really enjoyed their football coaching with Harry from Kidderminster Harriers, this half term.

In the final session, the children took part in an inter house football competition. There were some great skills being used, in attack and defence. 

Well done to  all the house teams who played with a great sporting attitude.

A busy November!

We’ve been extremely busy in Year 3 (as always!) over the last couple of weeks. We visited Mr Brett’s allotment and dig up some of his vegetables. We linked this to our Dig for Victory work and designed and made our own soup ready for the soup kitchen next week.

In science we have been learning all about forces and magnets.  Last week we made our own magnetic games. It was great fun! Have a look below for some photos of us!

 

 

Kenyan Teachers visit

What a wonderful few days we had with our visiting Kenyan teachers. They had travelled all the way from Nairobi to come to visit our school. 

Our visitors spent a busy weekend with Mrs Stanley and Mrs Osborn in Worcester looking around the Cathedral and going for a traditional afternoon tea, then Sunday at The Birmingham German Market.

On Monday morning they came to school and joined in straight away with our lessons – Money and instructions to make a cup and ball toy in year 2, soup tasting in year 3 and 4. At break time they joined in with skipping. They had a lovely time in Forest school with year 1 and joined in with singing and story telling in Pre-school and Reception. They also went swimming with year 3 and 4. We planted two special trees in our Sensory garden to commemorate their visit.

It was an amazing experience for all of us – the feedback they gave us about our school was so lovely. They were really impressed with the children’s behaviour and were inspired by way we teach and our school environment.  They  said they will go back to Nairobi with lots of new ideas for their school.

We hope to be able to send a parcel of ‘goodies’ for the children at Langata West Primary school where they teach to enable them to have a small gift in the New Year.

Art and DT

This half term in Year 3 we have really enjoyed learning lots of new skills in Art and DT. We have been observational drawing, learning how to finger knit (that was a challenge!), drawing traditional Kenyan art ready for our African visitors and next week we will be designing and making our own soup. Lots of important new skills have been learnt and lots of fun has been had too!