Year 3 Term 1

Hello Year 3.
It's really great to meet you!
Both myself (Mrs Mitchell) and Mrs Smith have been overwhelmed by the fantastic return to school that you have made. We are both soooooooooo proud of you and your families for the amazing way that you have all settled in, been kind to each other and just got on. You are super WONDERFUL!
Notes for your diary:
  • P.E days - Wednesday (Monday for Term 1b) and Friday
  •  Reading bags should be in school EVERY day. (Reading books are chosen on a Monday and should be returned to school on a Friday for quarantine time. Additional reading can be accessed through Bug Club on our school website tool bar under 'Learning Zone' )
  • Homework- given on a Monday for the following Monday. This will alternate between a written home work and an online homework. Spelling Tests are on a Monday and Times Tables Tests are on a Friday.
  • Biscuit day- Tuesday
Christmas Crafts and Christmas Party Day  16.12.20
What a fantastic day today has been.
This morning we mixed magical reindeer dust, created Christmas biscuits, designed a door hanger and completed word searches and spot the difference.
After lunch we had our party afternoon and played two Pass the Parcels, Musical Chairs, Musical Statues, had an afternoon play out, ate our magnificent party plates of food and the biscuits we had made in the morning  and to top it all off Father Christmas wished us all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.
A Christmas Virtual Pantomime...Oh yes it is! (Oh no it isn't!)
It was really lovely to watch you all enjoying, laughing and joining in with the pantomime after school today.  We put the chairs out in rows like they would be in a proper theatre and had an interval to collect our nibbles and drink! Just being together with your friends made this such a happy occasion.
Christmas Hats. Claire House. Filming. 3.12.20
Everyone looked great in their Christmas hats today raising money for Claire House Children's Hospital. We also wore our hats for the filming of our Christmas carol, We Three Kings. It's made Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Smith feel very Christmassy!
Christmas Dinner in our Y3 Bubble!
It is a BIG thumbs up to Sheila and the kitchen staff for making us a delicious Christmas dinner. It was hot and tasty in the special boxes and we could have LOTS of gravy!
Our Pneumatic Monsters have arrived! 27.11.20
After fabulous weeks of generating designs, ordering our work, deciding which tools to use, making and evaluating our pneumatic monsters have arrived! Aren't they AMAZING and WONDERFUL?
Rugby Skills 23.11.20
We are getting really good at attacking and defending now in our Tag Rugby.
Oh...and Jack with his Lego helicopter!
Children in Need  13.11.20
Thinking about ALL children today.
Thank you rainbows for Arrowe Park Hospital   10.11.20
Today we have been thinking about the Key Workers at Arrowe Park Hospital. We have made them 2020 rainbow ornaments to hang up to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU and that we are thinking of them too,
You've Made It To October Half Term!
What a fantastic half term we have had. Take a look back over some of the things we have got up to here in Year 3 so far.
Over Half Term I would like you to-gets lots of fresh air, see your family, play with your toys, watch your favourite TV programmes, have lazy days, visit old and new place and RELAX. You and your families have definitely earned it!
THE     PROmISE      16.10.20
Have you ever had to make and keep a promise? The girl in our film premiere today kept a promise that would change the lives of many. It brightened up their lives with the colour of NATURE just by planting acorns. She passed on her promise to someone she knew would have a change of heart too. We made clay hearts, which is where a promise would be kept. We put a cross (which can also be the number 10 in Roman numerals) to mark the place. 
World Mental Health Day 9.10.20
There is NOTHING better in the world than having a BIG laugh with your friends. Hahahahahahahahahaha. Gigglegigglegiggle, Chucklechucklechuckle!
Rock Detectives 6.10.20
Hmmmm...are these rocks Igneous, Sedimentary or Metamorphic?
Year 3 have become rock detectives to look for clues! 
September 28th-Playtime
A chilly but happy playtime today. Lots of giggles, fresh air, chasing and smiles. The football match was a 3-3 draw so everyone was even happier!
September 2020-A HAPPY working Year 3 class!
What more could a teacher ask for?
September 2020-Fantastic Mr Fox book focus
Fun with inverted commas! Making them come alive!
"Yippee!"shouted Mrs Mitchell with a smile.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for all your kind words, cards and presents. We both wish you and your families a relaxing and fun filled time. See you in 2021!
Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Smith.
PS. Don't forget to log into NORAD each day to see if more games have been added. The EXTRA SPECIAL day to log in is 24th December as you can track Father Christmas on a map of the world as he begins to deliver his presents. This can be achieved because Rudolph has a tracker on his red nose!
Look out for places that we have looked at this term-Brazil (South America), Antarctica and Japan (Asia).
Our Class Rules
Be Ready
Be Respectful
Be Safe
Think of ways that you can show that you are OVER and ABOVE.
Behaviour. Kindness. Work. Friendships. Organisation. Independence. Resilience. Responsibility
***Recorder Lessons  beginning 12th January 2021***
Mrs Mitchell will be beginning recorder lessons in her Year 3 bubble classroom on the 12th January at 12pm. If you want to join her during lunchtime you will need-
  • A DESCANT recorder
  • The book Recorder From The Beginning Book 1 (Not Tune Book 1!) by John Pitts. It is £3.99 on Amazon at the moment. If you had an older brother or sister who learned the recorder then please use their book. I'm sure they won't mind! 
Learning an instrument and reading music is a wonderful thing BUT you have to be prepared to give up your lunchtime and practise each week.
Dodging the rain for the SANTA DASH! 14.12 20
We braved the rain and the BIG puddles to enjoy our Y3 Santa Dash this morning. We all completed at least 9 laps (1 mile). How many Santa hats/Christmas head wear can you see?
Letters!  9.12.20
A week of letters that began with us reading Dear Father Christmas by Alan Durant. We were delivered a letter by the elves this morning, just like Holly did in the story. We are busy writing a reply.  We have also sent off our first letter to a new penpal friend in the Isle of Man but we will have to wait a long time for a reply from them!
Lots of new Scientific vocabulary has been used today.
North Pole. South Pole. Attract. Repel.
We also found out, after a practical investigation, that not all metals are magnetic!
SHINE by Sarah Asuquo  23.11.20
We ALL shine at something. It was really lovely listening to Year 3 share what makes their friends SHINE after reading the book Shine by Sarah Asuquo. We have a lovely display outside our classroom showing what we each shine at. It also reminds people walking past to SHINE too!
Haven't we made a great start so far? 18.11.20
We just wanted to show you a few examples of how we have started our Christmas sewing...Oh no I've said the C word!
They need a lot of hard work and concentration!
Rugby Skills      9.11.20
Mrs Mitchell has been watching her class very carefully this morning. She is hoping that when her class are a little older they may decide to play rugby. In fact, she would be REALLY pleased if they were chosen to play for her team St Helens!
Pattern Problem Solving 22.10.20
It's a sunny October day so we went outside to do our maths. It needed us to draw a hopscotch game on the playground. We found out that the number three was an important pattern today. It helped us to predict patterns that were not on our hopscotch.
Remarkable Romans 20.10.20
In History we have learned that having a point of view can change how we learn about and view an historical event. We are going to try to get as many viewpoints as possible. We also learned how and why the Romans built incredibly straight roads. Mrs Mitchell got us a Roman Road Game so that we could learn about the Roman names for places in Britannia. She hopes that you have fun playing the game at home too!
Equality and Diversity     15.10.20
Ask Year 3 all about the amazing musician STEVIE WONDER. He is truly wonderful and inspirational. We listened to Sir Duke, For Once in my Life, Isn't She Lovely, Superstition, Signed Sealed Delivered and two songs from SING the movie-Faith and Don't you Worry Bout a Thing. We learned about him being born in 1950 in America, being blind from birth and being signed to Motown from the age of only 11!
Learning how to breathe like a hibernating BEAR! October 7th
Did you know that when a bear is hibernating it only takes a breath every 45 seconds?
We are trying to slow our breathing down for the times when we are feeling excited, worried, angry or upset. Take a long breath in for 3 seconds and breathe out slowly for 3 seconds. Try this for ten times until you feel calmer and happier.
Autumn Music Time! 30.9.20
We have been thinking about Autumn and have made word rhythms which we can play using body percussion and untuned percussion instruments. We could keep playing our own rhythm whilst others played different rhythms at the same time!
September 2020-
Here is one of our first Return to School Books that we have been talking about.
Only One You by Linda Kranz. 
Here are some ideas-
Slow down and notice details around you.
Anything is possible-all you have to do is try!
Be colourful-Laugh out loud!
A smile warms the heart.
Enjoy Every Day
Think positive thoughts.
Understand that everyone you meet is just trying to fit in too. Help them feel at ease. 
Take care of yourself
Thingwall Primary Book Club-September-October 4th
Our school Book Club is up and running. For every £1 you spend, school will receive 20p in book rewards to buy new books for school. There are LOADS of discounted books to buy. Follow this link and have a good browse. You've got until October 4th.
Books will be delivered to school AFTER this date. Copy this address and put it in your search.
September All about SEDIMENTARY rock!
In Science we have begun to think about rock. We have been looking at how sedimentary rock is formed and that fossils are only found in sedimentary rock  How AMAZING is that? Our class geologist, has brought in three ammonites for us to look at and hold. Thank you.