On Friday, Pelicans had an amazing time in Old Leigh. We used the beach, old Leigh and the library gardens as inspiration for our artwork submissions to the Leigh Art Trail. Thank you so much to our amazing parents who came along for a lovely morning!
The highlight of our week has to be the bean burger tasting on Monday. All the children did so well to try some of the bean burgers, even though some were surprisingly spicy!
This week in PE we have been focusing on athletics and specifically our long jumping skills. We counted each jump to see how few we could do to reach the marker 10m ahead of us.
This week has been STEM week at Leigh North Street. We have been lucky enough to participate in some exciting science and maths inspired puzzles and activities, as well as listen to a real engineer come in to talk about careers in science and engineering.
On Friday last week we had such a fun World Culture Day. We dressed in the colours of the Trinidad and Tobago flag and learnt so much. We particularly enjoyed learning about how limbo originated there and how important it is to their culture.
We have been working hard on sewing in Pelican class this week and last. We are gradually working towards creating our own juggling ball. So far we have completed tie dye, hemming the fabric and investigating which filling will be best (we looked at rice, beans, sand and red lentils).
This week the children have been creating some exciting experiments in Science to investigate which variables will impact on plant growth. We also got to unwrap our tie dye from last week and unveil the pretty patterns and colours!
The children were so excited to spend another session in our outdoor learning area on Friday. The were able to continue working on our Year 3 project of "Bugingham Palace", our giant Leigh North Street bug/bee hotel!
This week year three competed in their sports day alongside year four. It was lovely to welcome our parents back into the school ground and compete with our friends in the sunshine. There were some very impressive performances and great examples of our ASPIRE values being upheld through teamwork, perseverance and encouragement of others.
Last Friday, Year 3 had an amazing time visiting Belfairs woods and learning all about plants, insects and bees. We were able to look at real specimens of different bee species! This week we started our new Geography topic, looking at different climates and studying climate graphs of the UK.
On the first day back after the Easter break, the children were lucky enough to experience an outdoor learning session in the sun. We were designing a bug hotel, particularly thinking about what bees might need. We used saws and drills!
Friday 1st April 2022
Year 3 had a great time at the sleepover! We enjoyed some messy play, football and construction building and even a play in the snow before a nice warm dinner. Later into the evening, we got our bedroom areas set up all cosy and then went out for s’mores, hot chocolate and a sing song round the campfire!
This week we have continued working on our poster design, considering how we can utilise a lever/linkage mechanism to create a moving part.
Pelicans have been really enjoying our gymnastic lessons recently. This week we were learning and practising different rolls, including the barrel roll and forward roll.
This week Pelican class have been continuing with our length topic in Maths. We really enjoyed using straws and cutting them to length to create various shapes of different perimeters!
On Tuesday, Year 3 had a very busy and exciting Trojan themed day! As part of our Ancient Greek myths and legends topic, we experienced a special architectural workshop in which a special visitor guided us to create an amazing Trojan Horse sculpture using nothing but sticks and rubber bands!
The children have been studying various artists this half term and how they represent the same landscape but in different ways, for example according to season or during climate change. Today they were sketching out their “after” landscape, showing how one location can change over time.
Pelicans this week have been using the laptops to do some research about different animals, in particular animals with names that are compound words. We were inspired by the Hodgeheg story, where Max bumps his head and his words got muddled. He called himself a hodgeheg rather than a hedgehog! We found it funny to experiment with words such as “munkchip”, “beebumble” and “flybutter”.
Pelicans started their new Science topic this week, learning all about animals and humans. On Monday we spoke about the meaning of a healthy, balanced diet and studied an example food diary. We learnt about how much sugar is hidden in some foods and gave some advice of how we could improve the clients diet, as well as our own.
This week the children have been enjoying our new topic in Power Maths of multiplication, in particular looking at the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We have also been painting in the style of Van Gogh. Here is an overdue photo of our magnetic games which we played and showcased at our Year 3 science fair last week.
This week the children used oil pastels to recreate one of many paintings by the famous Claude Monet. Can you guess what famous landmark in the city of London we were drawing?
The children have been using their knowledge and understanding about magnetism to design and create their own game incorporating a magnetic mechanism. We are very excited to show these off to the rest of the year group next week!
Last week on Friday the children created lovely Christmas decorations across the whole of Year 3. You will have seen two of them already but the third is hanging up in our Pelican classroom… we made beautiful green Christmas wreaths! We also enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner this week.
Miss Ford here, great be back with my lovely Pelicans this week! The children were so excited to get started with creating their various buildings for their mega city sculpture this week. We will be working on this in our Art lessons over the next couple of weeks.
This week Pelican class continued their sculpture topic by looking at the work of Eva Rothschild. We each then created our own structures in the same style using marshmallows! We found that triangular shapes helped us make the most stable design.
This week the children have enjoyed learning about Brendan Jamison, a famous sculptor who creates amazing 3D art using various materials, including sugar cubes! Pelicans had a try at creating their own buildings using sugar cubes.
This half term we started our new Geography topic of megacities. The children enjoyed using the atlases to search for the largest 10 megacities and which country they are found in.
What a brilliant end to our very first half term as Year 3! The children had the best day when Rockman came to visit, bringing along real fossils for us to look at and hold, and realistic models of dinosaurs too. The children conducted a fact hunt, working in groups to investigate the models, rocks and fossils at each station, and reading information about each. Mary Anning even came to visit!
This week, the children have been creating their own Stone Age themed prints using paint, rollers and their choice of design scored onto polystyrene tiles. The results were really effective!
Friday 8th October 2021
Despite the disappointing news of Rock Man being poorly on Tuesday, we were able to have our own year 3 Rock Man experience day instead. We first completed a Now Press Play activity linked to Rocks. This was then followed by a fossil sketching lesson and finally our day concluded with making our very own fossils.
We are looking forward to painting and finishing our fossils over the next few weeks. We are also pleased that Rock Man has rescheduled and we look forward to his visit on Friday 22nd October.
Friday 1st October 2021
This week we have started reading a brilliant story called Stone Age boy. The children really enjoyed coming up with various questions that they’d like to ask the boy when he returned from his mysterious experience in the Stone Age. We still don’t know if it was a dream or not!
Friday 24th September 2021
We have been very lucky with the weather for our outdoor learning sessions so far this half term. The children have loved helping weed the vegetable patches in our garden, filling the compost bins and finding hidden minibeasts!
This week Pelican class enjoyed their PE lesson with Mr Bond. The children are learning about tennis and practising their tennis skills, improving their reaction time and control of the racket.
The children have settled into Year 3 so well this week and last. We had such great fun creating woolly mammoths, painting Stone Henge and enjoying a Stone Age themed Now Press Play story. In Science, the children loved looking at different types of rocks and making detailed sketches and observations of them. Well done Pelicans!