End of term December 19, 2012
Year 3 continue to work hard right up to the end of term! This week we have been busy making Christmas boxes, decorations, pictures and baking Christmas biscuits.
All the fun of the fair! November 29, 2012
Year 3 were lucky enough to take part in a maths workshop session today, based on fun fair games. The children had great fun playing all the games, then practiced their maths skills when the scores were calculated. A great practical way to use all the maths they learn in class!
Year 3 homework November 22, 2012
The children in year 3 have been busy at home as well as at school recently, and have produced some exciting and creative homework based on the theme of weather around the world. Some children have made waterproof shelters to keep their teddy bears warm and dry. Others have made suitcases showing what they would take on holiday to hot or cold places. Some children have produced weather forecasts for various places around the world, some have drawn graphs of temperature and rainfall, some have invented animals that are adapted to different climates…. It has been very exciting for the whole class to look at all the different homeworks as they are brought into school! Thank you to all the parents at home who have been helping out!
Music in year 3 November 13, 2012
This term all of the children in year 3 have been learning to play the violin.
We have recently begun to use some other instruments in class and are going to be composing our own music. Have a look at some photos of us taken this week.
Poetry writing in year 3 November 12, 2012
This week we have started thinking about poetry and have been looking first at shape poems. We worked with partners to create descriptive poems about autumn leaves.
Art in year 3 October 20, 2012
This week we have been looking more closely at Rousseau’s Tiger in a tropical storm – this was one of the paintings we saw last week at the National Gallery. In class we made our own versions of jungle scenes by cutting out pieces of coloured paper. We showed our collages in assembly on Friday, along with our paintings and pastel drawings. If you are visiting the school, please come and have a look at our art work!
Year 3 trip to the national gallery October 13, 2012
This week year 3 visited the National Gallery in London. We had a lovely day, finding out all about a variety of landscape paintings, looking at the stories behind the pictures. Some of the highlights were when the children spotted the paintings we had been studying in school – for example Rousseau’s Tropical Storm with Tiger and Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Cypresses. Thanks must go to the parents who accompanied us on the trip – we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did! The following morning year 3 wrote some fabulous stories based on our trip – you can read these in your child’s Big Write folder when you next visit the school. (PS Apologies for the quality of the photos).
Art and science in year 3 October 4, 2012
This week we have been looking at the painting “Wheatfield with cypresses” by Vincent van Gogh, and we have created our own versions – I’m sure you’ll agree, they look spectacular! Next week we will be seeing the real version of the picture when we visit the National Gallery.
In Science we are continuing our study of the properties of materials and this week we have been testing different materials to find out which would be most suitable for packaging a meringue! We wrapped the meringues in different materials, put them into boxes and dropped the boxes! Please ask your child what the results were.
Year 3 September 2012 September 24, 2012
Please have a look at a few photos of year 3 working with their buddies. There are also three pictures showing work we have done this term – poems, posters about ourselves and holiday postcards.
As usual, Colney Heath School performed at the annual District Athletics Championships last week. We had the field events to begin with Y5 and Y6 children. Some fantastic performances took place and some very high standards achieved. Special mentions go to Rachel who came 4th in the girls throwing, Oli and Dan who came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the boys throwing, Ben achieved 3rd in the boys high jump and Katie who came 5th in the girls long jump!
Next came the track events with children from Y3 to Y6. Events ranged from a Y4 shuttle relay to Y6 600m races! Once again Colney Heath did us proud and showed amazing team spirit throughout the afternoons heats and finals, cheering the whole team on. Again some amazing results and performances with so many of our children making finals! Special mentions need to go to Katie and Maisie who achieved 2nd and 8th respectively in the Y6 girls 100m sprint, Ben who came 2nd in the boys Y6 100m sprint, Ellie and Ellen from Y5 ran their final and gained 4th and 7th, in the boy’s equivalent Oli came 7th! Anthony gave us another 2nd in the Y4 boys 80m sprint and Chris gained 8th place in the Y3 boys 70m sprint. Both of our Y5/Y6 4x100m relay teams made the final, with the boys and girls both coming a fantastic 3rd!
Overall we achieved 4th place, out of 14 primary schools! A fantastic achievement once again
In our D and T lessons this half term we are designing and making moving monsters using pneumatics….balloons, tubing and syringes, mainly.
This week we have been busy making the monsters – have a look at some of our creations…unfinished as yet.
Today year 3 and year 4 had a fabulous day out at the Cuffley Activity Centre.
Children in year 3 began with some environmental art, making Green Man masks by using bark and leaf rubbings. The next activity was making fires – hugely exciting! The children had to collect their own wood, lay and light their fire. After lunch came the up and under trail which involved lots of running around in the woods, crawling through tunnels and under nets, jumping and climbing over logs and generally getting very muddy! Last was shelter building where each team was given the challenge of building a waterproof shelter of logs, twigs and leaves. Great fun – though none of the shelters proved to be waterproof!
Thank you again very much to the parents who came along on the trip – your help, as always was invaluable – though it was noticeable that none of the adults seemed to be as muddy as the children!
Year 3 have had a lovely half term learning all about the Greeks. During our last week we have finished off our Greek pots (at last!) which now look fabulous!
We have acted out small plays based on Greek myths- we had fun rehearsing these in small groups, some of whom were able to perform their plays to year 4.
Today we were all dressed up as Ancient Greeks – the children looked wonderful, thank you so much to all of you at home who helped with costumes! We had a great day making a variety of Greek artefacts, tasting Greek food, acting our plays, and watching the film of Hercules.
Hope you all have a good half term.
This week year 3, along with the rest of the school, has been busy taking part in a variety of activities based around the Olympics.
We have been learning about the history of the Olympic Games and we are making information books about this.
Each class had to choose a country taking part in the Olympics to find out about, and we are learning a little about Kenya. Well done to all the children who found out some information at home; we have used this to make posters; we have also made some fabulous African pictures which will shortly go on display in the school hall.
Today, Wednesday, the children took part in a number of different workshops all based on the Olympic theme.
As part of our topic on Ancient Greece we have been reading some Greek myths. This week we have been learning about the Labors of Heracles; we worked in pairs or threes to make posters, each one depicting one of the 12 tasks that Heracles had to undertake. We showed our posters in assembly and they are now on display in the classroom.