Year 3

With Mr Davies and Mrs Brenson

Welcome to Class 3

 

This half term Year 3 will be learning all about chocolate. Delicious!

Our English learning will be based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – a book which the children are familiar with. They have begun looking at character descriptions of Charlie. Next, we will be writing our own tales of quest which have a chocolate theme.

 

As part of our chocolate topic, Year 3 have been studying Ghana. We looked at a typical school day for a Ghanaian child and how this compared to our daily lives. The children were amazed at the differences and all preferred their lifestyles. They definitely didn’t want to wake up at 4.00am and walk 2 miles to fetch water!

We have also begun learning some African drum rhythms using a range of percussion instruments. Children have learnt how to keep a steady beat, use both hands and begun to learn some simple rhythms. We are also going to begin composing and performing our own African based rhythms.

 

Every day, we are completing the Daily Mile on our new running track. The children have 15 minutes to run, jog or walk around the track. If they can complete 7 laps in this time, they will have completed a mile. We can already see their positivity and fitness improving! This compliments the activities the children are completing with Mr Jones on a Wednesday morning. Currently, they are practising their tag rugby skills!