Welcome to Class 3A with Miss Aston
After a cultural and insiring day at the National Portrait Gallery in London, we have been getting arty in 3A! So far, we have experimented with sketching, used different types of media and different painting techniques. To build on this learning, we looked at Schatzi Brown's artwork and the style of printing. Firstly, we evaluated current designs to see what we liked and what we did not like. We then planned our own design. Finally, we created the prints using a polystyrene tile, tracing paper and printing paint.
We used rollers to help us spread the paint evenly onto our tile and prined this onto our paper. We repeated this process on top of our first print with a different colour.
To celebrate our creative artwork, we hosted our own art gallery in class!
In Maths, we have started our learning about fractions. To help us, we have been looking at lots of pictures and pictorial represenations to show fractions. We will also be using more equipment to help us build our understanding further. In order for us to become budding mathematians, we have been learning new words to build our maths vocabulary bank.
Our new words include: numerator, denominator, equivalent, equal, half, third, quarter and tenth.
Can you teach and show an adult the meanings of our new mathematical language?
On Wednesday 7th March, we belatedly celebrated World Book Day! The children all came in looking brilliant in their innovative and thoughtful costumes. This year we decided on a theme and the theme was to dress up as a character from a book written by a female author. We had a host of characters including: Anne Frank, George from the Famous Five, Charlotte from Charlotte's Web, the Worst Witch and many Harry Potters! It was so nice to see everybody (including parents) making such a wonderful effort.
In Class 3A, we continued this theme across our timetable. To begin, we had a World Book Day quiz which focused on popular children's book characters, book titles and book authors. It was lovely to see the class working together in teams to complete the quiz. We also designed and described a book character from the book we were from.
Within our English lessons we have started looking at myths and legends. We have read Romulus and Remus and the class used their drama abilities to act out paragraphs of the text. We really enjoyed this activity as we got to work in teams and use actions to help us learn the text.
Lots of us were very brave and performed in front of the class! We all really enjoyed watching our peers perform.
To begin this topic we have been getting creative and using our imaginations to create a mythical creature. We drew, labelled and described our animal. We were inspired by creatures such as griffins, unicorns, sea serpents, dragons and many more. Here are some examples of creatures we have created in class!
We have had such a busy start to the new year. We were inspired by some popular fables, such as the Dog and his Reflection and The Hare and the Tortoise. We looked at the importance of the moral and then created our own fables. In Computing, we have been presenters and have been recording our own version of Newsround, focusing on clubs we partake in and things we enjoy at school. We had to work in a team, prepare a script and operate the video camera. We really enjoyed recording these news reports and watching some of them back as a class.
What a busy yet successful term we have had! Class 3A explored their musical talents through our Production song 'There is a Stable'and also took part in singing carols at the church on our last day of term. Alongside this, we have been practising our sewing skills to create a festive stocking. The children did amazingly well and everybody used their Growth Mindset to persevere, even when it was challenging. After copious amounts of re-threading, the children managed to design and take home their very own handmade stocking. Here is what we produced...
I would like to say thank you to the children for a fantastic first term and thank you to parents for the continued support at home. Lastly, I would like to wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable break.
This term, the children have been developing their sketching technique and have been experimenting with different medias to create the best effect. We started our learning by looking at light and dark marks and the style of sketching. The children enjoyed creating a gradient showing dark to light. We also sketched different autumn leaves and twigs, continuing to look at shape, light and dark.
To develop our sketching skills further, the children then drew fruit and experimented with different types of media to create the best effect. The children explored pencil, charcoal, colouring pencils, chalk and pen.
We ended our exciting learning by sketching Stone Age animals to recreate the famous cave paintings. Both myself and the children were very impressed with their newly developed skills!
Welcome back to a new exciting half term of learning. This term, we will be applying our knowledge of the Stone Age to our English focus: a story called 'Stone Age Boy'. Within this focus, the children will be developing and using their prediction, description and writing skills based on a fiction text. During this term, the children will re-visit their Geography learning focused around the topic of 'The UK'. Here, Year 3 will learn about the different counties, rivers and places of importance. We will be using maps in Geography to extend the pupil's understanding and map-reading skills.
What is this map showing? What county do we live in? What town do we live in? Can you estimate where we are on this map?
What a start to the year we've had! Class 3A have written some brilliant contrasting poems about light and dark. Lots of astonishing alliteration and amazing adjectives were used. In History, the children have been learning lots about the Stone Age. We have learnt about the wonder that is the Stonehenge; the children even had a go at making their own verisons (not to scale of course)! We've also been discovering and investigating artefacts that may have been used during the Stone Age.
Last Thursday, Year 3 were very lucky to have their very own Stone Age day. Everybody looked brilliant in their costumes - I thought we really had been transported back to Stone Age time!
This day developed our understanding and encouraged our enthusiasm of the Stone Age. We were amazed by some of the facts. For example did you know humans evolved from monkey? Did you also know that a mammoth would have been as tall as our school hall? The children were able to handle lots of artefacts from Stone Age time, such as animal furs, rocks from Stonehenge and even mammoth hair! All of the artefacts were very interesting and some were also a bit disgusting!
Hello and welcome to 3A’s class page! I hope you all had a restful Summer.
The children have all settled in really well to life in Year 3. As part of our blocked curriculum approach, the children were been practising their computing skills on the school laptops. We will continue to develop our computing skills throughout the term. The children also enjoyed writing postcards about their Summer holidays in English lastweek.
Keep checking back for more updates and photos in the near future.