Welcome to 3M’s blog. We will be using this blog to share what we have been doing in class, to improve our writing and ICT skills.
During this term we will be worked hard learning about Volcanoes. We have some visitors in school this week from Freshwater Theatre Company who will be helping us to learn about Volcanoes and empathise with those people who live near to one.
Our Class Author this term is Roald Dahl and we have already started to read George’s Marvellous Medicine. We are making our own different medicines in our role play area during Golden Time too.
Roald Dahl with some of the characters he created.
Last week we gave the children their reading book and we have started our Great Reading Race. Every time they read at home they will earn a merit and move along a place on the race track. The finishing line is once they have read 35 times. Who will win the race? Who will win the prize?
Help you child take part by reading with them as much as possible and recording it in their reading log.
Our PE lessons with Rachel will be on Tuesday and we are going to be going outside if the weather is not too bad! Make sure your PE kit is in school.
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On Thursday 23rd November we welcomed Alex Fisher to Cherry Tree.
As part of our Local History topic we have learnt that people use to wear clogs, as everyday footwear.
Alex came and showed us different types of clogs, explaining how they were made and what the different parts were called. Did you know that a local Farnworth man is the only clog repairer in the North West.
She played a Concertina, a type of accordion, and then demonstrated some dances.
We couldn’t wait to have a go. Our clogs were a bit different because the soles were only made from wood. They didn’t have any metal irons on the bottom.
Alex taught us a few different dances, one was called the Pink Panther and another was called Round the World.
On Tuesday 14th November the children in Year 3 didn’t come to school instead they came to Cherry Tree Mill.
They were dressed for the day in their mill clothes and when they arrived we put them straight to work.
They had to work in teams all day long to cut cloth, clean up, string the looms and weave, using a shoe box.
As well as enjoying it the children found it tiring because we didn’t let them sit down! We were making it as authentic as we could.
In the afternoon the children used the cotton strips to weave with. They found this difficult, but did not give up. They have created some fantastic weavings through all their hard work.
Well done 3M
This week we have been learning all about the history of Halloween and where our traditions come from.
We have been writing shape poetry too inspired by Halloween.
On Tuesday we came to school dressed up in our favourite Halloween costumes.
Can you work out who we are behind our disguises?
In PE this week we used the hall and found that a river of lava was flowing through the middle of it. The children had to work in groups and use loose parts play equipment in order to get across the river safely and collect some very important objects.
The children worked well together in their teams and used crates, ropes, hoops and stepping stones to get across safely. We all enjoyed it and had used plenty of our problem solving skills.
What an adventure we have had this week!
The children have loved exploring lots of non-fiction books all about Volcanoes. We have been finding out the answers to questions like ‘What is a Volcano?’, ‘Where are volcanoes found’? and ‘What is the Ring of Fire’?
On Thursday we had a special visitor.
Our Earth Explorer
An Earth Explore
r came to Year 3 and we travelled all over the world finding out about different volcanoes like Mount St Helens and Vesuvius
. We used special ropes to lower ourselves down into the Mount St Helens
…it was very cold in there because it is a glacier. We became archaeologists in Pomepii
and dug out the remains after Vesuvius
had erupted. Oliver and Kian
found a treasure chest. Brilliant! We arrived safely back at Cherry Tree by lunchtime, exhausted by our travels!
We learnt so much from our explorations, we are going to make sure we remember all the facts and us them in our writing next week.
Our ‘Star of the week’ is Summer
Our ‘’Behaviour of the week’ is Hira