Welcome to 3S!
Roald Dahl's 100th birthday
To celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday we got dressed up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters; from the Grand High Witch to Willy Wonka. The book we have chosen to study is George's Marvellous Medicine!
We have been creating our own potions and creating instructions on how to make them. We have also designed the bottles for our potions to decorate the outside of our classroom.
In music we have been have been learning to play the violin! So far we have learned how to hold the instrument in the rest position:
With our feet in the 3 o'clock position:
And the playing position. When playing the instrument, we hold the violin on our left shoulder with our left hand. We show our thumb up, then thumb down and place it on the side of the 'board'.
Today we learned how to play a G!
Can you remember what this part of the instrument was called?
Ivestigating pictures and information about the Shotton Coal Mine
We have been looking at all of the pictures in our reception to see what we can find out about our local mine. We found out that at least two children in our class are related to someone who died in the Shotton Pit. This have given us lots of ideas for questions for our visitor who used to work in Haswell Pit.
Visit from a man who used to work in the local mines
Today we had a visitor tell all of Year 3 about his experiences working the local mines. He showed us some of the equipment that he used and answered many of our questions. Unfortunately, he had an accident while he was working in the mines and showed us where he was hit on the nose! We learned a lot about the different roles in the mine and how tokens were used to check who was in the mine in case of a major accident.
Wear green for Macmillan!
Year 3 wear green and donate to Macmillan Cancer Support with help from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Visit to the Woodhorn Museum!
As part of our topic, Black Gold, we have been looking at the equipment and local history of the mining industry. At the Woodhorn Museum we had 3 workshops. One was a mining experience where we got to crawl through a tunnel, hold mining equipment and watch a video and display on mining methods. A second was looking at the Pitman Painters gallery where we looked at the old painting to pick our favourite, then we had a chance to draw as if we were a Pitman Painter. The final workshop was a tour of the old mining site where we got to see the huge machines which operated the lifts and extraction fan. We had a wonderful day!
Measuring in Maths!
We have been learning about different forms of measure. We have been measuring length in cm and m, mass in g and kg, and volume in ml and L. This week we have been using lots of different tools to help us measure all sorts of things from around the classroom.
World Book Day - Where's Wally?
Today we have been following instructions for a maths game to guide Wally to different objects in a maze and writing about a setting from a 'Where's Wally' scene. We have also been out on a hunt for letters which made up a name. We eventually worked out that it was Martin Handford, the author of 'Where's Wally'!