Welcome to Dahl CLASS
In Year 3, the children transition from key stage 1 to key stage 2. The topics are designed to ensure that the children are engaged and interested, whilst allowing them to explore and investigate. Learners' will be challenged to build upon their key stage one skills in order to prepare them for the rigorous teaching and learning throughout the second stage of primary school. Expectations are very high, in order for each child to achieve their best across every aspect of the curriculum. The children will be challenged in order to extend their knowledge and understanding, allowing the basic skills to be embedded and become the foundations for key stage two.
This half term the children chose their own disaster to research. This was driven by the question Disaster: Friend or Foe? and the children completed the research at home and in class. They then grouped relevant material into paragraphs and created their own disaster information texts, presenting them in their own style. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the disasters and were able to share some very interesting facts!
During Personal Development week, the children learned the story of Rama & Sita, were taught a Diwali dance and used clay to make their very own Diva lamps to celebrate Diwali. They also discussed different emotions and how to deal with them - creating word art and emojis to show this.
Year 3 designed and created their own Dragons and then used clay to make an individual Dragon Eye. The used a variety of tools to shape and mould the clay, spiralling it and creating different patterns. The metallic paint gave them a beautiful, textured finish.
The children created their very own Dragons. Using inspiration from 'Tell Me a Dragon' by Jackie Morris, the children drew and then painted their Dragon. They then wrote fact files about them using adjectives to describe.
What an exciting start we have had to year 3 this year! Dahl class were extremely lucky and had a trip to visit St Mary Magdalene Church to explore the legend of the Knucker Dragon. The wonderful people at the church allowed us to explore the history of the church and local area, and we were able to ask lots of questions. The beautiful windows showed us the story of the Knucker Dragon and then we got to see the Knucker Hole, where legend says the dragon lived in the bottomless pool. We had a brilliant time - although we got very wet - but that seemed to have kept the dragon in his pool...for now.
Look what we found!
Following our trip to the Knucker Hole, Mrs Rusbridge made a very exciting discovery in the den - A DRAGON EGG! We all decided that it must be a dragon because of the size of the egg and maybe it had been laid at our school because the dragon knew that we had visited his home. There were glittery dragon scales all over the bark and astro! We were so excited. But we realized that we must report the finding as it could be dangerous, so we wrote letters to some people that we thought should know.
We were very lucky to have some very special visitors who taught us how to do some Irish Dancing. Very few of us knew what it was at the beginning of the lesson but we soon got the hang of it - and most of us would love to try it again!
In art we created some beautiful Mother's day cards by using celery to print some flowers. They came out really well and our mum's loved them!
Edward's Dodgeball Game
Logan & Leighton's Race Game
Diana's Race Game
Louie's Race Game
Macie's Race Game
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - Christmas Decorations
For their DT project this half term, the children decided that they would like to make Christmas decorations for their families. They looked at a range of tree decorations, choosing ones that they liked and discussing why. From this they were given a design brief and planned their own decoration to make. Sewing skills were practiced and then the children made their very own products!
Dream Jars - in English year 3 were studying Roald Dahl. After reading extracts from the BFG, the children decided that they would like to write their own dreams. Here are a selection of our Phizzwizards and Trogglehumpers.
In Maths we have been looking at place value and started by creating groups of 10 using a variety of resources. We then worked with our friends to create groups of 100. We were surprised by how many things 100 actually is!
The children participated in an e-safety workshop, teaching them how to be safe online. They then created their own anti-bullying posters, which have been displayed in the classroom.
RE - Christingle and the Nativity
As part of our RE learning, year 3 attended a church service at All Saints Church, with Father Tom, to celebrate Christingle. The children made their own Christingle and we discussed the importance and symbolism of it. Leading up to Christmas, the children then started to learn the Nativity story - it's place within the Bible and the importance of it for Christians. They retold the story and created an acrostic Christmas poem, using the Nativity as their theme.
Soil and Fossil day - Year 3 had a wonderful day investigating soil and making their very own fossils. They made fossils from clay and plaster, bread and jelly sweets and tracking fossils in clay.