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Welcome to Year 3

On Thursday 7th July we held a Roman Activity Day. We got to listen to some really intersting stories and handle some amazing artefacts.  We had to pretend we were historians and try and work out what some of the artefacts were and draw what we could see.  In the afternoon we also had the chance to dress up like Romans! 

On Thursday 30th June a few children from Year 3 went to the Ak Hikmah Centre in Batley to join other schools from Kirklees in the Final Celebration of Carry My Story.  Saida (our link visitor who has just been given Refugee status!) also came and joined us for the day.  It was a really interesting day listening to other stories carried by the different schools.  We also enjoyed savouring some different foods as well as having a carpet picnic!  I was really proud of all of the children who took part.  

We felt really proud to be part of the School of Sanctuary Award presentation. This award recognises that Spring Grove is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all. We sang and performed with the ukuleles to entertain parents and other special visitors.  If you come into school, you can see the certificate inside the main entrance.

Year 3 enjoyed making Roman shields out of a variety of materials then decorating them with symbols used by the Romans. They were so excited to have a battle on the field and practise their Testudo (tortoise) formation as one of their battle tactics! 

Enjoying some time on the Trim Trail in the school field.  #happydays 

Well, the new outdoor classroom is a real success with Year 3.  How lucky are we?! Here's to many more hours of Outdoor Learning fun!

As part of Carry My Story, we met the lovely Saida who came with Kim Strickson from the Carry My Story Team and Andy Helliwell from Kirklees Communities Team. The children were really excited to meet Saida and ask her lots of questions about her interesting life growing up in Azerbaijan.  They were also really saddened to hear how her life changed when she had to leave her home and seek refuge in Huddersfield.  We discovered what a talented, caring and positive lady Saida is and hope she realises her dream of becoming a Nursery teacher.  We look forward to sharing her story at the end of June with children from other schools in Kirklees at the Final Celebration Event.  

As part of British Science Week, Year 3 became experimental archaeologists for the afternoon. The children had fun using different tools to create hand axes from soap. The classroom now smells rather lovely! 

In Art we are developing a textbook habit where we can try out new techniques and ideas.  Today we have been using a variety of media to create images from Willow Pattern pottery using mainly blue and white.

Despite the windy weather, we manged to create our names from natural materials as part of our learning on 'The Right to a Name' (RRS Article 7). We had to be resilient but we made it!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you have all enjoyed a healthy and happy holiday. I also hope you're enjoying using your calendars.  The children worked really hard to create our school building using complementary colours. (Something nice and bright to look at for the next year....  : )  )

We wanted to show you our beautiful buildings of Huddersfield Town.  Can you work out which buildings we have been looking at?  The children have really worked hard to put this art work together.  We hope you enjoy looking through the gallery.

Spring Term Learning

Should you find yourself at home, here are some links to keep you busy!

BBC Bitesize -

Interactive Maths games

Spelling Frame

Activities to support basic skills

English:

Reading:  Continue to complete your Home Reading challenges in your purple book.  Please remember to write the number of each challenge you complete in your email before sending a photo to me.  Click here to see all 19 challenges.

Free e-books to read from Oxford Owl.  Use the class username and password and remember to select 'Student'.

BBC bitesize - This site is HUGE! Lots of links to Grammar, Punctuation, Reading, Spelling and Writing.

Maths:

Times Tables Rockstars - Remember to use your login details to access this site.

Hit the botton  Use this site to improve your mental recall of number facts.

My Maths - Use your login details to complete the weekly task.  Remember you can have more than one try to improve your scores!

MoneyMultiplication and Division - Parent booklets to support your child at home from White Rose Maths.

BBC bitesize - Lots of helpful material here to develop maths understanding.

Lots of games to play on this site - https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

Computing:

Click Dance Mat Typing to further improve your typing skills. (This will hopefully support you when completing tasks on-line.)

Science:

BBC bitesize - This term we should be learning about Rocks and Soils.  Select 'Environment' to see what you can find out.  You could also revisit prior learning on 'Light',  'Forces' and 'Science Skills'.

History:

BBC bitesize - Find out more about 'The Shang dynasty' of Ancient China. Recap prior learning about 'The Ancient Egyptians'.

Geography:

BBC bitesize - Useful units to study include: 'Counties and Cities of the UK', 'Types of settlement' and 'Using Maps'.

Music:   Look at the Music Page and the Song Page for some fun activities! 

P.E.:

Click PE with Joe Wicks to keep fit during lockdown.

'Look after yourself'

Forest England have lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors and learning about nature. Click here for some family activities to enjoy together.

 

  

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